Ratings and Reviews for 21109-1: Exo Suit

21109-1: Exo Suit

Overall Score

9.00
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 7.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 8.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 10
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 9.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: Locutus001
Reviewed on: Oct 11, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

My first impression was: "Woah that looks awesome!"


The box is pretty neat and the design of the LEGO ideas sets has an unique touch since they more individual sets than part of a bigger theme.

Even the box art is pretty cool so concerning this set there really isn't anything that does not say "buy me".

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 7

Sorry I don't really know.

 

The both minifigures might be somewhat unique to this set and also I guess that some of the colours are rare (but I don't think they are unique to this set).

Maybe the one painted brick is unique but I cannot say for sure.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

I just did build it and it was an easy but exciting build.  The only thing that I did not like is that the exo suit is not as stable as I imagined it to be.

Otherwise it is really really great! I mean it doesn't only look cool but it also has lots of playability. Any of you remember the movie Alien? They also did have some kind of exo suit there and this one really did remind me of it. So if I ever want to reenact the Alien movies I'd probably use this exo suit! ;-)

 

Anyhow, if you have never before built an exo suit I'd suggest you get one! You will love it and I'm pretty sure your kids will love it even more.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

It's a LEGO exclusive ideas set and everything about the set is cool.

You get a really nicely designed box that comes with a nice "booklet"/manuel.


The set itself also is great, as it includes the exo suit itself as well as a small turtle robot, some cargo and the two minifigures.

All in all I'd say that the retail price is pretty fair.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

I would say that LEGO ideas is quite popular, though it always depends on the individual set.

The exo suit is one of the most populars yet if you ask me.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

Being part of LEGO ideas the exo suit has been rather exclusive.

I'm not sure how long this set will stay but it might be that it leaves the shelves sooner than people would think. Depending on this factor it could become pretty exclusive.

PACKAGING | Score: 10

I love it! One of the best box arts I've ever seen.

Even the quality of the box is just different (in a good way!).


Strongly reminds me of the architecture sets.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 9

The exo suit has already experiences a lot of growth since LEGO didn't produce as many of them as they probably should have so for a long time the only possibility has been to buy it form resellers.


If it were to disappear next year I'd say that this suit can be a winner!

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 9

I really like everything about this set and you can nicely display it all by itself or together with other LEGO sets of your choice.

The only minor downside is the instability of the exo suit but if you put it on display that's probably not a big deal.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

All in all this set really is awesome.

The build might not be difficult but it is interesting.

The minifigures are retro... so you either like them or you don't. The design of the minifigures really is nothing special (besides the fact that they redesigned the first ever space theme minifigs...).

For a fair price you'll get two minifigures, a small "cargo bay", a turtle robot and the exo suit itself. Can't go wrong with this set if you ask me!

It's really great for display but I bet your kids (or even you) will love it for play just as much (or probably even more ;-) ).

If you're taking your bets on this one for investing I'm also carefully optimistic.

I mean seriously, even the box and the box art are awesome!

Get at least one for yourself as long as you can!