Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 16
Rated 3 out of 5 by TheStarWarsFan Weakest of the 2015 Bionicle Skull Characters
This set is considered by a large amount of people to be one of the worst Bionicle sets to date. Although for me this is an exaggeration, it cannot be denied that this is one of the weaker Bionicle sets. Nonetheless, this set still has some positive aspects.
Firstly, I think that younger Bionicle fans will absolutely adore this set. The tail play feature (which I will talk about later in this review) would be extremely fun for kids and I think they will have fun bashing the model against Toa.
Starting from the front, I do love the mold for the mask on this set (same one as the Skull Basher). They look menacing and dangerous and just look so cool on these models. The head is on the shortest of ball-and-socket pieces to make an elongated neck, which does look a bit weird but without which the head could not face forward and would constantly look at the ground. Now the pincers - they are just awkward. A bit too long for my taste, and, especially, they have TWO appendages that clamp along with the long claw piece!? It's a pincer, not fingers! They are neon orange, which clash a bit with the neon green-yellow pieces on the model.
Continuing with the body, it does look very threadbare. Although it is supposed to be a skeletal creature, it does look a bit unfinished. The neon yellow-green ribcage and side pauldron pieces look fine. And now the part that so many people hate: the NON-POSABLE legs. Why!? This vastly limits the posability of the model, making always in a standing pose (as a result I can't really display this set well like I did with my other Bionicle sets) . Posable legs would mean lunging poses, running poses, attacking poses... Why, LEGO, why!?
Finally, the tail. Uhh... The action feature is pretty neat, with a nice and fluid motion, but the tail just looks SO unfinished! There are visible red and blue Technic elements and a blue rubber band that clash so much with the black Technic pieces. It is very bulky and, when the action feature is used, the two large tail pincers come together right over the model's head! So the only way for a Toa to get caught in the tail would be if they were standing on the body... Also, the tail is composed of two pieces that come clashing together, while a real scorpion's tail just has a stinger. This looks very awkward on the model.
A corrupted golden Pohatu mask comes with the set, which is just wickedly amazing. I absolutely love the mask (the main reason I got the set was actually to get the mask to put on my 2015 Pohatu figure -love that set by the way!)
Overall this is an OK set that had some potential, which is just wasted by the clashing colors, the non-posable legs and the awkward tail. Unless you want Pohatu's corrupted mask like I did, I suggest you get a biped Bionicle figure. Biped Bionicle models just look so much better than multi-legged ones like this one and like the Lord of Skull spiders.
09 June 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by dragologer GREAT bipedal creature
first i would like to address some thing....if you are a consumer DO NOT buy a set that LOOKED cool to YOU just because of the packaging and then complain about how much you hated it later.it has to look good on the packaging or it would not sell. there are many fine you tubers who provide good helpful reviews out there. watch a review of it before you buy it to make sure it is something you will be happy with and not wast your money.
with that out of the way....i think this set is great. i have always loved bionicles scorpion characters and this one is no exception.his colors are great he look like he is part of the villain team. the tail is one of the best technic functions i have seen in a long time. it CAN strike in front of his face with no problem just pose it correctly. the legs are great and look very skeletal. they do not pose for stability reasons.the designers were brilliant in doing this because if they had not every time you put him on the ground he would be on his stomach and thats no fun.
i loved this set and would highly recommend this to a child because it is meant to be played with and enjoyed...not complained about.
this set is perfect just the way it is. :)
28 February 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Darter Mighty Villain!
This is a great skull Villain set. I am going to list out a few key points people complain about:
The legs that cannot move, I like this fact as the legs cannot crumple underneath like with the skull spider lord. It makes a strong base.
The tail: it is really cool and can hit a figure well in front of it if you lean the tail foreward. Overall the mask are really cool and the hands can grab things like Pohatu's Boomerangs.
This set was a great gift to me.
You should get this set if you like Bionicle.
10 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by R4PRO Think Positive- Who Cares About Non-Posable Legs?
Although the legs aren't movable/posable, there are lots of cool things about this set. The articulated arms are a nice detail, and add alot of play value. The action feature is also a delight, but the "pincer" things are quite loose and can't really hold anything.Th mechanism for the feature is quite interesting, and could be used in a variety of ways. I feel like they could've added some more armor plating to this set, because the whole model looks quite thin, like the Toa could crush it by steppng on it. It looks quite weak, all in all. But overall the model is quite detailed and strong, and is ready to be played with quite intensely!
26 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CrosshairsLittles339 Good Value for the Money
This is my first skull villains set and I am very pleased. When reading the other reviews, I thought that this set would be terrible. But since Pohatu is my favorite Toa, I had to get "his" villain. I am very glad that I did. When I built him, it reminded me a lot of the old BIONICLE builds. The value for money, in my opinion, is great. Think about it, Tahu is 89 pieces and he's $20, while Skull Scorpio is 107 pieces and $15. His size is also very good. He is surprisingly wide, and also fairly long. I think his tail looks good, and the function works pretty well. The legs really don't bother me, because I just display him. Again, since this is the first villain I bought, the Bull Skull mask being used twice doesn't bother me.
Legs, tail, and function
Size and piece count
Legs don't move
Overall, I really like Skull Scorpio, and I definitely recommend him. He looks great with Pohatu. Thanks for reading!
16 November 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by ToaLarich An Improvement from the Lord of Skulls....sort of.
This is sort of a BitterSweet figure. There are some aspects I like but others I do not. Firstly I like the Technic build for the figures grabbing action and the fact the tail is mobile. It's sort of like an improved take on the old Rahi models from the original series. Unfortunately there are some issues, firstly once again the legs can't move BUT at least unlike the Lord Of Skull Spiders the Skull Scorpion can at least move it's forearms (that's nice so thank you LEGO Development for that add on). I would like to see more mobility in future Rahi-style without losing the Technic function. I can understand if that's difficult but it's just a wish of mine (to be fair it looks like you guys are getting there). The color scheme is also a complaint on a personal level, to be brutally honest I'm not a fan it sort of clashes especially the Yellow and the Orange. Overall this isn't a bad piece but it does leave more to be desired in the future. 3/5 for me.
23 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Narmoto Watch out Toa!
Lego Skull Scorpio is a set that is considered to be the worst set in the summer 2015 Bionicle set wave. However, I disagree. Even though the legs aren't posable they look more realistic than they would have if they had been made out of CCBS parts. One of the better parts of the model is the tail mask grabber. Despite the fact that a Toa would have to be at very close range to have his/her mask taken, it still is a fantastic Technic function that works well. The scorpio's pincers are rather strange looking because they have three opposable claw bits. The mask is very nice looking and looks skeletal, but it is a shame it is the same as the one on Skull Basher. All in all I think this is a great set and a formidable foe for any Toa
21 September 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by FPSGamingPro Average Purchase
Skull Scorpio was the fourth set I bought from the new Bionicle 2015 releases from August. Honestly, this one was the only one I felt disappointed with. The mask does not suit the scorpion theme the character takes and should have a unique mask of its own, which is a problem shared by all the new sets. His legs do not articulate at all, which is very disappointing, especially for kids. The arms are fine, I find it appropriate for the set. The rib cage is in a great spot for the character. He does has some black, which I do not like. Finally, the tail is the greatest feature that saves it from being worse. The feature is excellent, and I was absolutely impressed by how Lego pulled that off. Unfortunately, the normal position taken by the tail looks awkward. The overall set is poor, but the reason I gave it a four star is because of its piece count for the price and also the great feature. I would recommend it for ONLY the kids because of the play feature. Thanks for reading my review, and I will talk to you next time.
26 August 2015