Friday, November 16, 2018

Review: 41601 Brick Headz Cyborg

Let's finish up the week by going back to the Justice League.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99.  This yields a $0.09 Price per Piece.


Instructions.










Parts 1.  This was loose inside the box.



Parts 2.  Bricks, Round Bricks,
Mod. Bricks, Plates, Mod. Plates,
Tiles, and a Round Plate.







Parts 3.  Seventeen Headlight
bricks in Dark Bley.  Nuff said!

Build.  I used C6 techniques to attach the legs.


The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (+5)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  This one is a massive parts pack.  I've been grabbing them whenever I found them marked down.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Sales Alert

BrickForge is running an inventory reduction sale.  50% off all loose items.  No end date is given.

Target has previewed their Black Friday sale.  They list four sets at $41.99 in a "door buster" deal.  I think you can currently get three of them at that price plus the "$10 for spending $50 on Lego" sale that's running up until Thanksgiving.

Dollar General has a three day sale -- starting today -- on clone bricks, 50% off.  They're apparently going to start carrying Lego sets.

Good hunting.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Review: 41586 Brick Headz Batgirl

Midway through another Brick Headz week and let's change up the color scheme.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99.  This yields a $0.10 Price per Piece.


Instructions.









Parts 1.  This was loose inside
the box.  Odd that it's 4x6 instead
of 6x6 like the others.

Parts 2.  Puuurple.  Mod. Bricks,
 Round Bricks, Bricks, Plates, Mod.
Plates, Tiles, Brackets, a Wedge
Plate, and an Inverted Slope.



Parts 3.  More Puuurple.  Slopes, Tiles, Printed Tiles, Mod. Tiles, Plates, Mod. Plates, a Wedge Plate, and Yellow Minifig Batarangs.



Build.  An IO Cruiser with plenty
of room for Attachments.



The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  At.  (0)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +15 (A).  Great color selection in this set.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: 41599 Brick Headz Wonder Woman

Let's start another theme week.  Beginning with the character that ended the previous week is a nice bit of continuity.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99.  This yields a $0.07 Price per Piece.


Instructions.











Parts 1.  This was loose inside the box.


Parts 2.  Printed Tiles, Slopes, Bricks, Round Bricks, Mod. Bricks, Plates, Mod. Plates, a Bracket, a Printed Brick, and a Minifig Shield.






Parts 3.  Plates, Round Plates,
Tiles, Printed Tiles, Slopes,
Mod. Plates, and Minifig Swords.



Build.  I really wanted to use
the Shield but there are only
two Clip Plates in the set.


The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (+5)  (The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +20 (A+).  While it earned a good score, I'm generally "meh" about the Brick Headz sets.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Review: 76070 Mighty Micros: Wonder Woman vs. Doomsday

Finishing up the DC Mighty Micros week.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99 for a $0.12 Price per Piece

Instructions and parts list.












Minifigs.

Parts 1.  Trans-Clear
Tails and 2x2 Dome.







Parts 2.  Trans-Clear Headlight Bricks!

Build.  I modified the WW build
for this one.  2Rh+d8/1B/1Y.
  
The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)  
(The Golden Ratio is $0.10 per part.)
If you can't build a frame right away, or choose not to, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  While this set has the highest parts count and most interesting pieces of the three this week, it's still kinda disappointing like the rest of the Mighty Micros.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

PAX East 2019

Tickets for PAX East 2019 have gone on sale.  As with last year the con is four days and the Saturday tickets have already sold out.  The dates are March 28th to March 31st.  I've started a topic on the Hangar for those who will be attending.

Survey Questions 2018

It's been three years since I last surveyed the demographics of the MFZ community and since we've had some influx of new blood I felt it time to do it again.  I'd appreciate it if you participated.

Survey Question 1 is about how much you get to play MFZ.

Survey Question 2 is about the length of time you've been a member of the community.
Survey Question 3 is about how old you are.

I'll be posting another question today (11/8) and another on Friday (11/9).  Once I feel the questions have had enough time to run their course I will publish the results here on my blog.

These questions are all completely anonymous.  No names are attached to any of the votes.