Budget Brick Review - Enlighten 807 Cornets
For today's review I'm looking at one of Enlighten's many, many military sets they do as part of their 'CombatZones' series. The one I have here is just a little impulse sized set named Cornets.
Cornets is kind of a stupid name for the set really, but it looks like a nice little set and it only cost me 66p including postage.
The back of the box show a couple of different examples of what you can do with the set. Being such a tiny set, there aren't really that many options.
Not a whole lot of interest here, just the same picture as on the front of the box.
There was a great horrible sticker stuck on the top of the box when I got it and I cannot for the life of me get it off of there.
Apparently this set has been hanging around since the 29th of April 2008? Is that what that date means on there? I dunno, but it seems a long time to have something sat in storage gathering dust if it does mean that box is that old.
These are some very simple instructions. To be honest though, you could just show one image of the whole set completed and you'd already know how to build it. Really, this is just a minifigure and some accessories.
Everything's there, all the pieces are the right colour and nothing looks malformed. So far, so good.
The minifigure looks good. He has a very well defined torso print, a nifty helmet with a star printed on and a suitably disgruntled looking expression for a soldier figure destined to point weapons at other minifigures before getting an unrequested head transplant. I only have one issue and it's a nitpicking one.
That arm has some excess plastic. With some sets I'd be inclined to ignore it. I'm only pointing it out here though, because there is literally nothing else to point out about this figure. Otherwise he's perfect.
He doesn't even have the odd sized hand pins some other Enlighten figures have. The head was a little loose on the Lego figure and the Lego head was a little tight on the Enlighten figure, but nothing too bad.
Oh. There's something to criticise. The flag looks rubbish. The colour looks off, like it was supposed to be a brighter, bolder red that went wrong somewhere, and the printing appears to be off centre.
The thing is though, I would never bother using a flag with a company's logo on anyway, so it doesn't really make any difference anyway.
The sword feels a little cheap, but it's still a neat thing to have. The next items though are very cool.
Sandbags! These turn up in a whole bunch of Enlighten military sets and a similar (but simpler) version appears in some Best Lock sets apparently. I can think of a whole bunch of uses for these.
The slot on the bottom allows you to attach the bags in a variety of ways, so you can have them stacked neatly or just heaped haphazardly at odd angles. Personally, at the low prices this set can go for sometimes on eBay I think those alone could be enough to make it worthwhile.
I have no idea why they decided to make that red. Either grey or some metallic shade would make far more sense in my opinion. In red, I really have no idea what I'd do with that thing.
It's almost the same red as Lego use but not quite. It's close though.
The 1x1 grey bricks on the other hand are a perfect match for one of the Lego greys, which is nice as I'm sure a couple of extra grey 1x1 bricks will come in useful at some point.
The grass is my biggest disappointment with the set.
On the left is the Lego original and on the right is the rather sad looking Enlighten take on it. It's looks less defined and slightly more radioactive than the original part, though it still can hold flowers if you want it to.
That red flower is a Best Lock one in case you're wondering.
So there's the completed set. The flag and the grass don't quite live up to the picture on the box, but other than that it's nice, well made little set.
So, the question: Would I buy this set again?
I already have. Another two are on their way to me right now and I was willing to pay as much as 99p each this time. Yeah, I'm a big spender. :P