70000 Razcal's Glider is the smallest of the Legends Of Chima construction sets, weighing in at 109 pieces, £7.99 / US$11.99.
It contains one minifig, the Razcal of the set's title, and like all other LoC construction sets we've reviewed so far, is made to look like the species that flies it, in this case the ravens who, in the Chima universe, are allies of the crocodiles and wolves and thus are 'baddies'.
Box and contents
It's packed in a small square flimsy cardboard box which features a raven's head in the top-right corner.
The grey 'claw' is made of a flexible plastic and appears in many Chima sets and is used for claws, teeth, and in this case, a beak.
The single minifig is Razcal, a raven minion, who appears only in this set. He's constructed in the same way as other ravens.
The completed model
The model does, in my view, look very bird-like. There's space on the back to mount Razcal, and when he's up there, his weapon hilt can be clipped to the side and the purple blades attached to the back as shown, to represent feathers. The CHI crystal mounts on its back, I believe as a power source for the vehicle.
One thing that amused me is that there is some sort or weapon attached by a chain, which fires out its butt. I think it's purpose is to capture other tribe members or CHI.
As you can probably tell I am enjoying the Chima models more than I thought I would. This is a neat little model which would make a worthwhile 'impulse buy' either for yourself or as a gift and is a good introduction to the theme.
The minifig is, in common with all LoC figs, excellent, and even better, unique to this set.
The only criticism I have really, is the use of the Bush W/Connecting Piece for its feet, in blue. They look wrong, being the only blue pieces in the set. I thought it was because that was the only colour this part came in but as you can see from the linked page, a black one is used in other Chima sets.
- Building experience - 8, quick and easy, no interesting techniques.
- Parts - 8, plenty of the great new wing pieces and other interesting parts. No stickers.
- Playability - 7, fun to fly around the room, but could do with an opponent.
- Value for Money - 8, about the right price, and for once the £/$ ratio is spot on.
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