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70162 Infearno Interception Review

Aanchir

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A little over a month ago, Tim Johnson (owner of one of my favorite LEGO blogs, The New Elementary) approached me asking if I'd like to review some sets for his site. I jumped at the opportunity, and today I can announce that my first review for TNE is now live! Click here to take a look at this amazing set and the many interesting LEGO elements it offers!

 

I am very proud of how this review turned out. I am already working on another review for the site, and will share it here when it is complete!

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Great review Scott!

 

I have a little feedback, though? You can obviously take it or leave it.

 

I enjoy that you spent time to detail the new parts, and the colours used in those parts (though all the documentation on what TLG calls a colour vs what BL calls it made the first few paragraphs difficult to read). I liked the play feature discussions, but I felt the review fell very short when discussing the building process, the mechanisms, the actual play factor involved. Like, I know it can move the wheels, and I know it has missiles, but those things are on the box. How does it feel? Any interesting techniques? Do you find the design aesthetically pleasing, and why? I know some of that is more subjective than objective, but those are the main reasons I read a review versus just looking at pictures.

 

I do plan on getting this one eventually (maybe the next AFOL shopping day, even), and the details on the parts included seal that for me. Those system plates with the technic pins? Yep. Need those!

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Great review Scott!

 

I have a little feedback, though? You can obviously take it or leave it.

 

I enjoy that you spent time to detail the new parts, and the colours used in those parts (though all the documentation on what TLG calls a colour vs what BL calls it made the first few paragraphs difficult to read). I liked the play feature discussions, but I felt the review fell very short when discussing the building process, the mechanisms, the actual play factor involved. Like, I know it can move the wheels, and I know it has missiles, but those things are on the box. How does it feel? Any interesting techniques? Do you find the design aesthetically pleasing, and why? I know some of that is more subjective than objective, but those are the main reasons I read a review versus just looking at pictures.

 

I do plan on getting this one eventually (maybe the next AFOL shopping day, even), and the details on the parts included seal that for me. Those system plates with the technic pins? Yep. Need those!

Thanks for the feedback! I mostly tried to model the review after other reviews on The New Elementary, which don't go into a whole lot of detail about the building and play experience unless it helps to showcase the uses of the new parts. New elements tend to be the blog's emphasis as a whole (hence its name), so that took up the majority of the review. Some of my older reviews for The Ninjago Wiki went into considerably more detail about the building process and the play experience.

 

I'll keep this in mind for future reviews, though! I have another one already in the works that goes into more detail about the play experience already, but I'll see if I can go into even more detail without the review becoming too long or bloated (you probably already know that keeping things concise is a particular challenge for me :P ).

 

I'm glad you liked the review!

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That makes a lot more sense. The New Elementary isn't a LEGO blog I'm overly familiar with (there are just so many random LEGO blogs and vlogs and whatever out there now). In that case, while I'd still enjoy a little more play-factor from the review (and you've already said you're doing that, so yay) it makes a lot more sense as to the function of the review. Regardless, it was a good review, and your photography was better than a lot of BZP reviews have been over the years.

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