Hello there! I got these sets when TRU was giving them out for free with any Lego purchase, which equaled a BOGO-Free deal for me. So, just in time for the holidays, I bring you this little double review of these two TRU-exclusive Xmas Creator sets. Enjoy!
PART 1: 30008 Snowman
Price: 3.49 USD
Let's start with good ol' Frosty! He is bagged in the same kind of polybag as all previous Creator promotionals of this size.
Contents: The parts and an instructions paper. As has been mentioned in the General Discussion forum, this set comes with six of the new modified 1x1 bricks with a stud on the side in white.
Front of the instructions:
The back of the instructions features the final two steps of the build, a Legoland California coupon, and ads for Creator sets 6751-6754, and 6743
The finished build:
Back: This is the weak point of this set. The lines on the broom go the wrong way and everything looks very flat.
Left over pieces include one of each droid arm, stud, and cheese slope:
The top of the hat has a loop so that you can use it as a Christmas ornament! However, no string of any kind is included to hang it up with. But then again, normal Christmas ornaments don't usually come with any either.
This is how it looks like when hung on a Christmas tree:
Pretty neat, no?
Design: It looks a bit blocky for a snowman, but it's not too bad. I like the hat, bow tie, and broom, and the droid arms work surprisingly well as small branches. The back still bothers me a bit though. 3/5
Parts: Well, aside from the mod. 1x1s, nothing special, but since those are new and kinda rare, especially in that color, it's a pretty good way to get them cheap. And one can never have enough of those hinge pieces and cheese slopes. 3/5
Price: It's the same price as an impulse set but has about twice as many pieces, and considering this is a TRU exclusive, that's pretty good! 5/5
Playability: Uhm... It's a Christmas ornament. Not much you can do with that, and it's a bit too big to be incorporated into a City layout too. But you can pose the arms. That's at least something I suppose. 1/5
Overall: 4/5 It looks alright, especially on an Xmas tree, and it's a nice parts pack for a fair price. I guess there's not much one could want more from a Lego Christmas ornament.
Edited by WhiteFang, 21 December 2009 - 04:04 AM.