Monday, July 10, 2017

LEGO 70910: Scarecrow Special Delivery - REVIEW

The LEGO 70910:  Scarecrow Special Delivery set contains 204 pieces and three minifigures.  You get Batman (no surprise there) as well as a security guard and a Scarecrow (in disguise) figure.  The bulk of the set is a small pizza delivery bike and an extremely small guard station.

The set comes with two numbered bags, a sheet of stickers, and a single instruction booklet.

Unfortunately, the sticker sheet is fairly large for such a small set.  In total, there are nine stickers for the tiny set which seems a bit excessive.  Even worse, the stickers are almost entirely necessary or else you end up with a very boring delivery vehicle or what would basically be a shack instead of a security checkpoint.

Quite frankly, the biggest reason to get most of the small Batman sets is for the included minifigures.  This set features Batman, complete with a pair of batarangs and Scarecrow (in Luigi's pizza disguise).  You also get a security guard...and in an unusual turn, he comes with two different heads rather than a double-sided head (likely because of the fact that his hat won't "hide" the back face).

The pizza delivery bike is basically a trailer attached to the bike's chassis.  The top of the trailer has a pizza icon that spins (which is part of the "action feature" of the set).  Basically, you can turn the top pizzas and knock out the two white panels to reveal...

...glowing ice cream?  Soap bubbles?  Who knows.  I think it's supposed to be noxious gas but it's not very convincing.

The other part of the set is the security guard's sentry post.  The build is extremely small, and again, not overly impressive.

The gate pieces are actually printed, but the rest of the labels on the building are all stickers.

All told, the Scarecrow Special Delivery set is underwhelming, especially at full price.  I didn't find the Scarecrow figure to be all that interesting (his disguise makes for a poor display piece).  The security guard is actually quite nice (and Batman is well, Batman).  However, the build isn't anything special.  For me, this is nothing more than a piece pack...and at a suggested retail price of $19.99, it's not a good deal for pieces.

The Bottom Line (out of 10):
Fun:  6
Play Value:  6
Kid Value:  6
Adult Value:  2
Overall:  3

The set does offer a bit of play value in that you get a vehicle, a (small) building (but with a gate to crash through), and a pair of good guys to chase the bad guy.  For kids, that's probably good enough to mask the fact that the vehicle is pretty lame.  For adults, there isn't much here worth talking about (you can get a better version of the Scarecrow in the Scarecrow Fearful Faceoff set).  In fact, I'll be taking my set apart and using the pieces for my own creations...which probably means that my "overall" score of 3 might even be too generous!

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