Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Purity: 97116 UNSC Siege Bike

I bought this one at K-Mart on a Clearance sale as opposed to Marshall's like the last one.

Box.  MSRP is $11.99.  Price per piece is $0.17.

Instructions, Promo Material, and Data Card.

Minifigs.  The clear one is a hard plastic different from the regular one.  It only has eight points of articulation as opposed to 12 for the normal one.

Parts 1.  Those 1x2 wedge plates are neat, as are the 1x2
studded Cheese Slopes.  That "T" Bar is longer than the Lego
Pneuma-T.  I like the Trans-Blue Cone.  And that 1x2 double 
female connector on the left hand side is really interesting.

Parts 2.  Those Jumpers actually have a hole all the way through.  The tiny pieces of tubing for holding 3mm shafting, Pneuma-Ts, etc. are pretty interesting.  I like the different Cheese Slopes too.

Parts 3.  Okay, this is a smorgasbord of parts.  Just look at them all!

Parts 4.  Here we get to the reason the PpP is so high.  Complex pieces like this will drive up cost.

The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  The minifigs are good for 4P scale.  (+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?  No.  (-5)
Score: B- (-5).  This is another one that's a parts set.  It's got some good accent pieces but, beyond that, there really isn't any heft to this set.  The minifigs could make a couple 4P figures and there are instructions to build a structure that could make a decent station but, beyond that there's not much.

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