I just found this neat little set at my local Toys-R-Us today for US $9.99.
(Please excuse the quality of this review, I have never done one before. Also, there's no pictures of the pieces in the bags or of the sicker sheet (there were only four tiny stickers anyway) because I took the pictures after I built it. Please leave comments below so I know what to do differently next time. )
Name: Fire Blaster
Item #: 8188
Theme: Power Miners
More pictures can be found at Flickr.
The front of the box shows off the set along with the new miner and Lava Monster.
The back shows the basic functions including the usual flick-fire missile....with dynamite and the miner's new visor.
And the instruction booklet.
A random building step.
The pieces inventory.
The page showing off all of the new Lava Monsters. I'm really liking the new monsters and the new head molds, but I am really looking forward to Eruptorr and all the new fire pieces.
The ad for 8189.
And for the new Lego movie.
Although this is not really important, I figured that I would show it because they finally changed the ad on the back for the survey after I don't even know how many years. I like the old design for it better.
Here are the minifigures included. I really like the new silver miner (Rex) and the way the theme has been evolving. However, obviously, my favorite part is Combustix. He is just awesome! But, LEGO really cheaped-out with the crystal. I mean really? Would it have been that hard to make it match him???
With visor down.
Combustix (which he does have black printing on the sides of his head as well as the eyes.)
Finally, on to the set. Here we have to completed set from every angle.
Design: 9/10 I really like the design of this vehicle. It really uses the small amount of parts well.
Parts: 8/10 Pretty good for all parts, and you get the new water tank piece and the always welcome dynamite.
Build: 8/10 It's a built. It's short and to the point.
Minifigures: 10/10 Maybe it's just me - I love the new minifigures. I think that they are just amazing.
Price: 8/10 Not very many pieces for the price, but still not that bad.
Playability: 8/10 I think it fits well with the other PM sets and adds a new level of play it the theme.
Total: 51/60 A nice little set. I tend to really like Power Miners sets, especially the new ones, but I think that all in all, it's a pretty neat little set and had great minifigures. It's also only $10. I recommend picking one up when they are more widely available.
Thanks for reading!
Edited by WhiteFang, 22 November 2009 - 08:14 AM.
Indexed and poll added