“Fire the eagle dart and hit the targets with Equila the Eagle, 5 game cards and 3 targets in a rip cord Speedorz battle for 6 CHI!”
The price: £9.99 RRP (I got mine for £2 in the John Lewis sale)
Bricks in the box: 101 (9.9p per brick at RRP)
Time to build: 10- 15 minutes
Age: 7 – 12
What’s in the box: This set contains an Equila minifigure with 2 weapons. It also has 3 targets with eagles on top, an eagle dart, a Speedor, a rip cord, 6 CHI and 5 game cards. You also get an instruction manual which features some not particulary useful instructions on how to play the game.
Packaging: This is probably the first LEGO blister pack I have experienced – and I have to say, I don’t like it. For a set with lots of bits, it would have been great if it had a box you could re-use to store it in. (although then I guess LEGO wouldn’t sell as many of these…)
Once again I am impressed with the detail on the Chima mini-figures. This guy was worth my £2 alone, featuring some lovely light blue details and some great wings.
This thing flies if you can get the zip cord to work effectively. It may be better with smaller hands, but we found it very easy to accidentally stop the wheel going after pulling the cord.
The wheel base is made of metal and you kind of clip on some LEGO features which cover the metal, and attaches the mini-figure. Again, it features some wonderful detailing to make it look like an eagle.
The eagle dart:
This thing flies. I accidentally shot it across the room – thankfully it didn’t break the glass cabinet it hit – but do be careful with this.
For anyone wondering what ‘chi’ is…
The game cards:
I’ll admit, I have no interest in playing the game that the set is based around, and I couldn’t really work out how to do so from the instructions. However, these are the cards.
Overall: Whilst this set is quite fun, there’s not a lot of building involved, and at £10 rrp, I would have been disappointed. That said, the detail on the minifigure is wonderful, the speeder races very quickly, and the target shoots out like crazy so I am guessing kids would love it. For the price I paid, total bargain!