Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: 30301 Batwing Polybag

Here's a review of the second Lego polybag from the Hallowe'en seasonal section in Target for this year.

Bag.  Purchased for $3.99.  That gives us a Price per Piece of $0.09.


Parts.  Lots of plates in this one, mostly of the wedge variety.  We have some slopes w/no studs of the 2x2 and 1x4 variety, along with some Cheese Slopes in opaque and translucent.  Some axle  holders, technic bits, a cone, a mudguard plate, a modified bracket, and a flame piece round out the selection.  The only piece out of this set that I can never have enough of is the translucent 2x2 studless slope.  They make great cockpit pieces.

Creation.  A Frigate for MFZ:IO, for the Nth time.  I call it the
Bat-Frigate, which has the following stats, 2Ra+d8/1G/2W.
The Questions:
Can you build a frame, or frames, 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?  No.  (-5)
Score: A- (+10).  No minifig is a good starting point but beyond that I'm not seeing a lot to recommend this set.


  1. I'm confused when polybags get high scores but then you don't recommend it...

    1. It's just my opinion. While it may fulfill the requirements for a good set I put down on paper, I don't feel like it does so in real life.