Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Review: 21008 Burj Khalifa

Here we go with another Architecture set review.  This retails for $24.99, which means the price per piece is $0.12.

Like my review earlier this week, the instruction booklet is longer than the one for a regular set.

Parts 1.  A bunch of plates and tiles, including the name plate, and those funky tri-lobed plates which can make fun mecha feet.

Parts 2.  Another bunch of plates and tiles, along with two Technic Half Bushings, a bunch of Antenna 1x4, and two Bar 6.6L w/Stop Ring.

Parts 3.  That is a count of 112 Round Bricks, 1x1.  This is the main reason I bought this set.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  No, but you should be able to make some okay terrain right out of the gate.  (+0)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  At retail price, 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? No, not really.  (-5)
Score: -10 (C+).  It's not that great a set.  It's expensive for what you get.  You could make a building for use as terrain in your game if you're going for a Giant Robot scale game.

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