Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by thebestLEGObuilder the best $20-$30 set EVER!!!!!!!! :D
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13 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by epicninja1 Certainly interesting....
As the title says, I think this is a very interesting set. I'll start by looking over the minifigures...
Eris: uses the fairly standard (but still highly detailed) fire suit, with the feminine variant of the torso. The red kinda clashes with the white and blue... :/ The head is pretty much the same as before. The weapon is well-designed, but in my opinion, too big! She can't stand on a plain flat surface, even with her wings extended.... All things considered, probably my least favorite minifig in the set, but that doesn't mean it's bad. 8/10
Lagravis: also uses the fire suit, though with the welcome inclusion of a dark red cape (I love capes...!). Same head as before; new fire rod for his fire Valious. 8/10
Strainor: This is a cool figure! (pun intended... :P) He has one transparent leg, and a very interesting, ancient-looking print on his torso. I like how you can sort of see the print, even with the armor on (because it's transparent). His head-piece is very nicely printed, with long fangs, missing skin (ew! :P), and a chain running from his ear to his jaw. Underneath the head-piece, while he does have two expressions, they look almost identical. His weapon looks like a paw, with only two claws coming out of it (but if you want three, there's an extra piece). Definitely my favorite figure in the set. 9/10
On to the set!
The ice cage: Eh, just a random texture piece. Not much to it. For what it is? 7/10
The actual flyer: very nice design; with all the technic, I half-expected the build to be slightly tricky, but it was much easier than I expected. When you're setting up the frame in bag 1 though, it can be fairly easy to misplace technic pins on the beams. Watch what you're doing carefully! The finished model was bigger than I expected, even after seeing it in the store display. The transforming function works beautifully: you push the cockpit section forward, and the wings spread, the flames come out like blades, the spring-loaded shooters are moved forward a little, and the claws come forward, as if to grab something. However when it's in its high-speed or landing mode, it won't sit flat on a surface. You'll have to spread the wings a little to get it to perch flat on its feet. For those of you who don't like stickers, the ones on the sides of the head are a bit difficult to place, but the rest were straightforward. The color scheme was kind of odd: you have white, dark blue, and yellow for the eagle, then...dark red. Hm. Not the most elegant color scheme, but it gets the whole fire thing across, I guess. The spring-loaded shooters work really well, much better than flick-missiles (though those do have their place). I thought it would come with an extra bolt, like some sets do, but just two for this one. Oh well, it's an amazing set even without them. Overall build: 9/10
So, to sum it all up:
Good points: Beautifully detailed minifigures, interesting (if simple) build, great transforming function, good parts, and, spring-loaded shooters.
Bad points: Slightly off color scheme for the main build, Eris can't stand while holding her weapon unless she's on a baseplate, main build can't perch flat on its feet unless the wings are spread slightly.
I think that's everything; I was probably a bit scatterbrained, but I hope this was helpful all the same!
16 October 2014