After doing the review of 8190 yesterday I decided to post a review of 8191 as well, so here it is:
First some general bits of information: The price on s@h was 80 CHF, which is about 50 € (estimated US- Price: 40 $). The set contains 381 pieces, which is not bad, especially in comparison with other sets (like the new ARC-Fighter ).
Nothing too special back here
Wow, Doc seems to be pretty gutsy (or pretty dumb ).
Next, the contents: two instruction booklets, 6 bags, 4 numbered and 2 unnumbered ones and the sticker sheet.
Two pics of the inventory:
Next onto the minifigs:
Here we have Eruptorr...
...and Firax trapped inside their bags:
Some pics of Eruptorr:
The fig consists of one huge body part, two arms, three (new) flame pieces and 6 orange horns. The flame pieces are slightly bendable and I see many uses for them Overall it's a great "minifig", it has a nice color scheme and some cool new parts.
Now some pics of Firax and the two miners (Doc and Duke):
There aren't as many accessories as in 8190, but we get at least two crystals. Another letdown: the miners don't have that new armour piece (unlike 8190)...
Let's move to the next topic, shall we?
Here we have a pic of the parts that come with this set:
And some special parts:
The claws seem to be Bionicle parts again as well as those blue balls (Zamor spheres?). Overall, I think it's a great heap of parts, we get lots of lime, blue and red ones as well as some black, brown and dark brown ones.
At first, you build the turret...
.... which is followed by the small vehicle:
In my opinion, both are nice looking models and include some useful parts. The shooting mechanism works well compared to those flick-fire missiles and the lifting function is not bad either.
Then you build the cage:
Again, it's a neat looking model and it's functions work pretty well. The colour scheme might be a little disturbing, but you get used to it
The last part to build, including a vending machine:
The best thing here is the vending machine, it's simple but effective
Now here's the completed set without....
... and with minifigs:
The "leftover" parts:
Nothing too special here, the most interesting or rare piece seems to be that orange horn (which can be found in two other sets, but still).
Now some action shots, featuring all rock monsters we've seen so far:
Clone 1: "Blast off!!!"
Clone 2: "Are you sure you don't want to use our catapult instead?
Final thoughts: I think 8191 is a great set, both part- and minifig-wise. The funktions are awesome as well and it looks really fine on the shelf. So get it if you aren't irritated by the colour scheme
Edited by WhiteFang, 10 January 2010 - 06:52 AM.
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