From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
Evo doesn’t really come in a box as much as he comes in a bag. A re-sealable bag nonetheless, but still just a bag. I miss the canisters. Also, it looks like he’s trying to catch up with the Savage Planet heroes. It’s a little late for that, but we’ll let Evo be and he’ll be happy just the same. I actually think that, compared to some of the other bags this time around (like Jawblade), Evo’s is a little bland.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
Evo is built just like the 2.0 and Savage Planet heroes, with a touch of 2010 thrown in for good measure. Although the build is one I’ve done several times before, I did find building the weapon arm (seconds long as it was) to be enjoyable.
Considering Evo is one of the small sets, one cannot expect much of a difference from the past. In this case that is okay, though.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
The set contains plenty of cool pieces.
The pieces I found to be of interest, or are otherwise new. I love the gunmetal feet (as well as all the gunmetal on Evo) except for that this probably means we might not get a gunmetal hero as I want. The gunmetal feet are sweet anyway. The new helmet I really like. Lego has made a helmet that looks like his 2.0 helmet but manages to add some personality, making it more like the 2010 helmets. And that’s a good thing. The new core I wish came in a color other than white, but it is okay as it is, I guess. The new body armour I think still would’ve worked with the 2.0 chest plate over top, and I’m not sure I like the new Thornax launcher. Without the pin hole it’s not as flexible, and must be re-adjusted every time I fire it. Sigh. The new round add-on armour piece is far better looking than I expected, however. That’s a plus.
Overall Evo looks very nice. The all gunmetal tank arm looks very good, as do the legs. To my surprise, the smaller body piece actually works fairly well for Evo; for the first time, I don’t feel like replacing it with a larger one. That’s automatically plus five points there.
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?
Playability wise, Evo’s like a 2.0 version of 2010 Bulk, Stringer, or Stormer. His tank arm can’t bend past certain points and can be a little hard to pose well, but if you can get him in the right pose Evo looks very good.
I don’t really like the handcuffs, however. I think they would have been better as one big, rubbery piece like the spikes that came with Evo 2.0 myself.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
- 2010 style helmet is win
- Gunmetal feet!
- Tank arm
- Flows nicely
What's not to like?
- Is tiny compared to Furno, Breez, and Rocka
- No purple?
- Orange head instead of blue or purple?
- Lack of 2.0 chest plate
- Seriously where’s the purple
- Handcuffs don’t really work
Final Score: 9/10