[REVIEW] The LEGO Movie: 70801 Melting Room

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How would you rate this set?

Excellent
6
50%
Average
5
42%
Poor
1
8%
 
Total votes: 12

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[REVIEW] The LEGO Movie: 70801 Melting Room

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:30 pm

I would like to give special thanks to LEGO and the CEE team for donating the sets to us to make these reviews possible.


Set#: 70801
Name: Melting Room
Theme: The LEGO Movie
Year: 2014
Pieces: 122
Minifigs: 3
Price: US $12.99 / CAN $15.99 / UK £11.99


The Box:

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Not much to say about the box, the background art looks like the setting for this scene is deep in an evil lair.


The Pieces:

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Dump everything out of the box and you'll find three bags of parts, a base plate and the instruction booklet.

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All the parts spread out except for the minifigures.

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Some of the newer pieces in this set

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These small curved slopes started appearing is sets summer 2013 but only recently became available in light gray


The Minifigures:

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The three minifigs are Wyldstyle, Robo SWAT and Emmet.

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Wyldstyle and Emmet have alternate faces.

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Emmet's hair doesn't completely cover his scared expression from the back.

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Wyldstyle also has printing on her arm and hood.


The Build:


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Starting the model.

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Holding device tilts back and the turntable allows it to swivel.

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Melting machine completed.

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The finished model with Emmet chained down, the robot at the controls and Wyldstyle sabotaging the machine with an ax.

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Extra pieces


Conclusion:


DESIGN 9/10 - this set looks cool and fairly decent for a small set.

BUILD 9/10 - very simple and easy to put together, but sturdy enough to be picked up with one hand.

MINIFIGURES 9/10 - A lot of detailed printing, my only minor complaint is emmets scared face being partially visible from the back

PLAYABILITY 10/10 - with 3 minifigs and multiple moving parts this set has a significant play value for the size.

PARTS 10/10 - A good selection of parts, I wouldn't mind getting a second set just for the pieces.

PRICE 10/10 - At 122 pieces this set comes out to 10.6 cents a piece ( If you count the extra pieces it's 9.8 Cents a piece) which is actually really good for a small set

OVERALL 9.5/10

Thanks for reading and don't forget to answer the poll.

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Re: [REVIEW] The LEGO Movie: 70801 Melting Room

Post by davedude » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:59 pm

nice review!!!
darn id love some free lego to review!!!

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