Monday, August 19, 2013

Review: Set Number 850486 Rock Band Minifigure Accessory Set


So I've been swamped with work and life.  Hence no posts since August 5.

Dad is in the hospital needing a bypass.  The term is ending in CSB, the school were I'm a part time professor, so finals preparation is needed. And then tropical depression Maring hit the country, cancelling school and work and what ever else was needed to get done.

Well time to partly take my mind of real world concerns and post something here.

This is a review for Lego set 850486  Rock Band Minifigure Accessory Set.


I bought this set almost a year ago I think.  I play bass guitar for an alternative band called Blue With Envy (https://www.facebook.com/BlueWithEnvy) so this minifigure set was an instant purchase when I saw it in Hobbes and Landes

Nice a 3 piece band with a female guitarist!  Sweet!
Sweet 3 piece band!

62 pieces.  I just told myself I was buying 3 minifigures and not an actual building set

Yeah female shredder in the house!

Yo!  Collaborate and Listen!

If they didn't say rock band I would think this guy was a rapper


Yep set 850486!

The band when built.
The price is a bit stiff at 1,499 pesos.  That comes out to about 500 per minifig.  The normal minifigs series cost about 350 pesos as of Series 10.  I guess the additional band instruments played a part in the pricing.
This costs about 30-35 USD online so overall the conversion wasn't so bad at 43 PhPeso per USD.

Unboxing!

Unboxing the band!  The drummer is in the forefront! :)

Here they are in their plastic box.


The pieces were actually assembled way before I had a Lego blog so this was in storage with the instruments built already.  We see the drums mostly here.




The short instructions manual!  Nice!

And here are the minifigs:

The names are my idea haha!

Rocker Girl Guitarist!

This is a good partner to the rocker girl from series 7 (see below) in my minifigs collection!  Although this rocker has a guitar that was actually assembled and not the normal lego guitar accessory.

image from minifigs.lego.com


 Upon closer inspection the two figures look like they came from the same template with only the colors and guitar separating them.

Next is the drummer with a mohawk and he also looks familiar.  Like the punk rocker from Series 4

Metal Mohawk Drummer!


images from minifigs.lego.com

So the punk rocker exchanges his guitar and pink mohawk for a green mohawk and drum sticks eh!

 And last is the vocalist/rapper guy.

Vanilla Ice! 
He also has a similar character from Series 3 of lego's minifigs collection:


Just some subtle color changes, lost the beard and a new pair of shades.  I didn't complete series 3 so I was happy to add this one.

I don't know why...it doesn't even matter how hard i try!!!!!!

The band is complete!

SSSHHHHHRREEEEEDDDD!

Kill those drums!

In the end it doesn't really matter!!!

Yeah!




I give this set two thumbs up and a good way to complete your Lego towns if you ever need a complete band in it.  The price is decent enough and the built up kit is awesome!

Until the next gig!