Set Review: 70207 CHI Cragger
Posted May 25 2014 - 12:57 PM
Next on our list of Chima constraction sets to review is 70207 CHI Cragger, the crocodile prince. Although it won't be available in North America, you still have a chance to win this set by checking out the review and watching the video. Is this crazy croc worth it to add to your collection, or will he make you cry crocodile tears? You'll have to read on to find out!
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Posted May 26 2014 - 09:36 AM
My other beef with Cragger is that his design, while well done, still seems very similar to last year's CHI model, with the whole hunched back thing, making this feel too much like a recolor. The gold armor does look fancy, and contrasts with the green well. And I think he pulls off utilizing the new armor and weapon design better than Laval. It's not a bad set, but since I already got Cragger last year, this one doesn't seem as necessary.
Posted May 26 2014 - 04:17 PM
I quite enjoy this iteration of Cragger. I think the armored look works very well for him, although I do agree with others that him and Laval feel like mostly retreads of their prior forms.
Posted May 26 2014 - 04:33 PM
Those new Warm Gold armor pieces, the 4M shells appearing for the first time in Earth Green, and the various Tr. Fluore. Reddish Orange parts also make this guy quite impressive as a parts pack. The one design decision I can't quite wrap my head around is why he has spikes on his left forearm but not his right — I suppose that perhaps the designers did that to balance with the axe in his other hand, since he doesn't boast a shield like CHI Laval. It doesn't hurt him really, it's just a bit peculiar since the rest of the build is basically symmetrical (and they could have easily given him one spike per arm instead of two on one arm and none on the other).
On the whole, CHI Laval and CHI Cragger are probably my favorite of the new sets. Hope maybe I might win one of them in the contest! If not, I can always hope a vendor at Brickfair might have them at a good price. Otherwise, I don't expect to go out of my way to get these sets. I already have plenty of other sets on my wish list for the year, including various Hero Factory sets which boast far more pieces and far more diverse builds.
Posted May 26 2014 - 05:14 PM
If I pay some unholy sum to import one of these, it will likely be Cragger.
I can get my hand on some trans. blue HF elements in Crystal Beast from HF, but this fellow comes with an even amount of trans. orange HF elements, as well as some of those beautiful new armor parts, also in a hue not provided in HF sets.
Get out of my dreams, Freud!
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