Friday, October 11, 2013

Review: 30243 Umbaran MHC Polybag

This is it, the one you've been waiting for.  Carpemortis has already done a review on the Hangar.  Ever since the community found out about this set we've been talking about it.  Before we even get to the questions you can see that it's essentially an Ijad frame in a bag.  $4 gets you a frame, $20 gets you a squad.  Darksyntax has also started a topic to show off different builds using this set.  As you can see -- if you click through -- a lot can be done with this set.

The bag and instruction booklet.

The parts.  Twelve 1x2 Modified Plate w/Horizontal Clip, six 1x2 Modified Plate w/Bar (closed ends), and much more.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (+5)
If you can't build a frame right away, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  I'd say yes.  (+5)
Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes. (+5)
Score: 20 (A+). Our first Lego set with a top rating.  Run out and grab this one before it disappears.


  1. lol And a well-deserved A+. This is such a great set!

  2. It saddens me that i cant find that set in denmark:(

  3. What stores are people finding this in? I haven't seen them around at all.

  4. I bought five to get started in MFZ, Should I get more?

    1. It's up to you. How many frames do you want on your squad? Do you want more than one squad?