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REVIEW: 8957 Mine Mech

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  1. 1. How do you rate this set?

    • 1 - Poor
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    • 2 - Below Average
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    • 3 - Average
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    • 4 - Above Average
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    • 5 - Outstanding
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OK, here's my first review! Enjoy it, please. that's an order. ^____^

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Information

Name: 8957 Mine Mech

Theme: Power Miners

Price: $ 7.99

Minifigures: 2

Pieces: 67

Year: 2009

And the description from Shop@Home: :laugh:

"Explore the underground with the Mine Mech!

The one-of-a-kind Mine Mech is an experimental mining walker built to go where the other Power Miners vehicles can⦣8364;™t. Its enhanced movement and armor make it perfect for exploration and emergency rescues, and its spinning plasma cutter and crushing claw make it more than a match for any rock ⦣8364;“ or rock monster!"

Hmm. Witty. Parts, debagged. well, they were debagged for over a day so far ;D

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The minifigures! Boulderax is too cute and Brains is cool and a nice break from the typical heroic gorillas. I really wish we had a female miner. :/

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"In-build shots" . . . . well . . . . not really . . . . The build is very fun, and the building time is about 10 minutes. I stretch it out, y'see. :D

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The pic of the Mine Mech itself finished, as finished by instructions. It's kinda ugly this way.

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Leftover parts. Pleh. :p

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The instructions and god-awful box. ;p

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Random instruction page, or so I hear one has to have one of these in a eurobricks review, right?

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Now it's time for the summary!

Playability: 9/10 - awesome! great posability, I'm good . . . .

Price: 9/10 - Great! really good parts for price. :)

Design: 8/10 - The box art makes it look awful, but the finished model is super cute, especially with bent legs.

Parts: 9/10 - Like I said, excellent parts. Saw? Claws? Helmet? Warning light? Rock monster? Ball joints? >:D

Minifigures: 7/10 - pretty good, Boulderax is sweet, and so is Brains to some extent, but Snake from SP III was way cooler.

Thanks for readin', y'all! this is a great set and it was a pleasure to share it with you, and thank you for flying United, all electronic devices and must be turned off and . . . .

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Heh heh. :grin: Right.

Edited by WhiteFang
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Very nice review, Raphy! :sweet:

The pictures are great, and the review is short, but sweet.

This your first review, correct?

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A great first review of an excellent little set, Power Miners are not really my cup of tea, but who doesn't need a Rock Monster?

It's a soothing little build, and you are left with some great parts, all the Power Miner Minifig's are great little characters, the printed Legs being a most essential part.

Parts: 9/10 - Like I said, excellent parts. Saw? Claws? Helmet? Warning light? Rock monster? Ball joints? >:D

I totally agree, I would even go as far as a 10/10, but with each set you buy you are left with three horrible orange bionicle parts, but I don't mind those when the interesting Lime Green pieces far out number them. I bought two of these and a Granite Grinder, and was very pleased. I hope we see some more smaller sets from this theme.

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I love the Power Miners, they're easily my favourite of the current cycles. This model is probably the one I liked least, mainly because it was a lot more squat than I thought from looking at the box image. I'd been expecting something bigger, somehow, but I still like the set. Some very nice little green bits, and it looks good going up against the Diamond King... "Get away from her, you B***!"

I think Brains looks... creepy with the moustache, though.

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This seemed like a popular Power Miner sets for reviews. This is our 4th review, inside our index.

I have added a poll to allow members to choose their preference level. Thanks for sharing.

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