Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 1:18pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today we've got another set review for you all - from the LEGO Legends of Chima line comes 30265 Worriz' Fire Bike. It's a tiny set that was offered for free at LEGO Stores when you spent over a certain amount, so let's see how it stacks up. Will it leave you howling at the moon? Or will it be left to prowl the discount bin? Read on to find out!
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
This set comes in a polybag that matches the branding of the other second-half 2014 Legends of Chima sets. In addition to the fire and ice motifs, we see the fire bike blazing along as well as a callout showing the Worriz is in fact included. The back is mostly legal text, but, interestingly enough, there's also a coupon to get a free ticket to LEGOLand for a child with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
With only 31 pieces, the build goes together in a snap. There are some Technic elements and a little SNOT building, but it's nothing really advanced. This isn't something you're getting for the building experience.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
Since there were so few pieces, I just took a picture of all of them. Standing out for me are the fire CHI and the 1x2 orange curved slopes. There's a surprising amount of Technic pieces here for such a small set too. Everything else is pretty basic.
Here we've got the finished bike. I like the way the curved slopes fit perfectly on the spoiler piece and the hubcap on the rear wheel is a nice touch. I think my favorite design element is the asymmetry though, with one side sporting the Technic beam to hold the wheels and the other brandishing a flamethrower. It makes the wheels a little unsteady but looks cool. For such a small set, it's got a really nice design!
Worriz is the same minifig we've seen in the other fire and ice sets. The printing on the torso and legs has some great fire and phoenix motifs. The head is double-sided with a growling face and a more neutral (but still fangy) face. It definitely meets the expected quality bar for a minifig, even if it's not unique.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
There's not a lot of play features in the Fire Bike. It rolls back and forth pretty well, but there's no launchers or anything silly like that. There's also no hunters for Worriz to fight, but for a polybag that's usually the norm.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
- Nice asymmetrical design
- Technic pieces in a polybag
- Cool minifig
What's not to like?
- Limited playability
- Simple build
This is a polybag set, so your expectations should be tempered going in. For the price of free with a purchase I think it's a great value and believe it's a cool little set. If you're a completionist or just a fan of Legends of Chima, it certainly wouldn't hurt to add it to your collection. Otherwise you're not going to miss out on much and shouldn't feel too bad if you missed it.
Thanks everyone for reading and watching; I hope you enjoyed this review! If you have any questions or comments, they can of course go in the Talkback topic in the forums. We've got plenty more reviews in the pipeline along with all the latest Bionicle and LEGO news, so keep checking back, right here on BZPower!
« Return to News