Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Purity: CNC78 Mega Bloks Despicable Me Jelly Lab Review

I'd been eyeing this set ever since it hit the shelf.  I finally got a coupon that lowered the Price per Piece to an acceptable level.  I thought it had some interesting pieces, let's find out.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99,which yields a $0.12 Price per Piece.


Minion.  The arms and legs end in ball joints.

Parts 1.  We have an oddly layered and
angled Plate, two translucent Hoses, a
number of translucent Disks, Round Bricks,
Round Plates, and a Cone, plus a number 
of other pieces designed to plug into those 
Hoses.  And let's not forget the Antenna.

Parts 2.  A number of translucent Half-Spheres in different sizes, a bunch of Double Female-sided 1x2 Plates, some 1x2 Slope Bricks w/Internal Bar, more translucent Disks and 1x1 Round Bricks, a  translucent Connector of some sort, and a bunch of Bar Connectors.

Build. It's a Station. I didn't use all of
the half-spheres, just the red ones. It may
be a little tall but it doesn't go much outside
the 4 stud x 4 stud limitations.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+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?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +5 (B+).  As long as you get this on sale, it can be a good set for fun, greebly parts.

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