Monday, October 24, 2016

Review: Nexo Knights Ultimate Aaron

I'm going to review this set a little differently.  Since it is designed for making a tricked out minifigure, I'm going to review it using both the regular set of questions and the non-Lego kit questions.

Box.  MSRP is $9.99 for a $012 Price per Piece.



Parts 1. First thing that catches my eye is the Ball Joint Bar pieces.  Second is the Trans-Orange Claw Bars.  Then the slew of Clip Tiles.

Parts 2.The Minifig Bananas are confusing but I like using them so it's a win for me.  I like using the A Frame Plates too.  The Octagonal Bar Plate and 2x1 Bar Plate (open ends) are both nice too.  As are the Minifig Stud Shooters and Exo Force Robot Arms.

Build 1.  It took me a day, but I managed to make something.

Build 2. You could use a Soldier loadout for this guy.

The Questions:
Can you build something -- a frame, station, or starship -- right away?  Yes.  (+5)
Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Below.  (-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+).  Not surprising the price/parts count ratio kills the score.

The Questions:
Is it below, at, or above $10 per Frame?  At.  (0)

Is it a good size to use in a game?  Yes.  It's in between a Classic and a Chub.  (+5)
How many parts does it have to represent systems?  Four.  (+5)
Does it have enough parts you can remove to represent White Dice damage?  Yes.  (+5)
Score: +15 (A).  As a model it gets a better review.

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