Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Toybox of FAIL: Engineering

First time here? Please take a moment and read the Toybox of FAIL Disclaimer. Thanks!

Back to the LEGO bootleg grind today with a return to the sadness of the "almost nice enough to be legit" sets from Little White Dragon. So far we've seen City in Space, Civil War amongst the Pirates and Terror in the Wheat. What horrors do you think we'll see in a set simply called....Engineering?

Turns out, not much horror at all. Just the usual bit of confusion.

So...this is an engineering set? Is that really the right word? I mean, wouldn't construction fit just the teeniest bit better?

And just who is this begoggled gentleman in the set teaser? He's not in the box.

Instead we get...this. A pretty decent micro-scale shovel.

The only real gripes about this set are the usual - cheap, poorly molded pieces make the actual building of the model a dicey proposition at best. I'd be tempted to build a version of this using real LEGO bricks, but a few of the parts are Best Lock clones and thus not in my part bins.

Eh. Okay. Not a lot of FAIL today. I'll see if I can find a more interesting set for tomorrow.

As always, many thanks to Joe from The Undiscovered Playthings for sending me this set to review.


Ben said...

so... did best-lock come first?

sounds like audacity. (to me...)

Great escaper said...

That looks very nice, I wish lego would buy out some of these companies models, so the cool models like this are reproduced by LEGO instead of best-lock or other LEGO clones.

Anonymous said...

Terror in the Wheat should be Terror at the Farm.

Christopher Doyle said...

Nope, I meant "terror in the wheat". That it happened in the farm set is incidental. :P

Cat said...

@ Great Escaper:

If LEGO could get ahold of any of these companies, buying their models would be the LAST thing on their minds.

Crazy Ray said...

that head on the worker looked like a rip of a scout trooper head from the star wars series