Friday, January 17, 2014

Purity: Mega Bloks 95408 Sky Turret Defense Review

I wasn't planning on doing a review this week but I stumbled on the Mega Bloks Sky Turret Defense set on clearance at K-Mart for $2.25 the other day.  That comes out to $0.03 per piece so I bought it as I was interested in several parts.

The box.  As you can see this was originally on clearance for $9.00


The minifig.  The articulation on this is interesting as the feet are articulated along with the head, arms, and legs.  The wrists rotate.  The micro-Double Tip Spear in the left hand might make for an interesting SSR.

Parts 1.  You can see the base and cannon that form the centerpiece of the set.  There's also a large coin that may have some applications.
Parts 2.  I like the textured hoses and the 2x2 roundels.  Not sure what I'm going to do with that treasure chest.

There are a bunch of sloped pieces with studs on the slope face.  Also some 1x2 Cheese Slope-like pieces with a slightly different angle than Lego ones.  Those 1x1 plates w/Bars and 1x1 Round Plates w/Bars plug into the textured hoses in the picture to the left.

You can make somewhat of a frame from the pieces in this set.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, frames, or terrain right away?  Yes. (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio? At the regular price, $11.99, it's above -- $0.16 per piece.  (-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?  No.  (-5)

Score: -5 (B-).  It's a fun set that has possibilities but get it on Clearance.

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