Lego Creator – Prehistoric Hunters (6914) Review

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Lego Creator – Prehistoric Hunters (6914): Because this came from Pley I didn’t even know that it was actually a 3-in-1 set, and I just wanted to make a T-Rex. I’m not sure why it’s called Hunters considering it has a brachiosaurus. Either way though it’s an interesting set for the usage of colors and pose-ability.

 

Time to Knoll: 7 Minutes

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Time to Build: 14.5 Minutes for the T-Rex

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12.5 Minutes for the Brachiosaurus

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11 Minutes for the Pterodactyl

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Metrics:

  • Pieces: 191 and 99 Steps – Manual for Rex Build. 69 Steps for Pterodactyl, and 89 Step for Brachiosaurus – and their Manual. (41 and 60 Pages)
  • Price: Retired on Lego and $89.95 on Amazon
  • Weight: 127 grams
  • Combo Points: (5X11X2X3) = 330 points
  • Volume (Based on Blob length/width/height): 24mm x 48mm x 160mm or 184.3 cm³

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Scores:

  • Uniqueness: 3 out of 5 Stars
  • Aesthetics: 3 out of 5 Stars
  • Fun to Build: 4 out of 5 Stars
  • Hoarding: 3 out of 5 Stars

 

Spectrum:

 

What Else?

So I realize that this being a dinosaur model I could totally get into some obscure fact about dinosaurs, maybe even trying to see how much decayed dinosaurs become the oil in the plastic of Lego bricks – but that will have to wait for next time.

Apologies that this is a bit more standard, but when I saw this set I was disappointed it didn’t contain one of my favorite dinosaurs (A tie between Velociraptor, Pachycephalosaurus, and Triceratops) I felt I just had to use the same subset and turn this into a 4-in-1 and I made my own trikey.

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I did have to do a few tweaks to make it work (mostly that headpiece) but I was able to get the set up into Lego Digital Designer so that you folks could build this set as well.

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Remix: So for this weeks remix I wanted to use all the nice limb pieces to make a VTOL spaceship. So I’ve got 3 pictures (top, landing, and in flight). I’m rather pleased with the front end, and sort of hatch cabin, and the front-end bending down came out like I wanted – still it even looks kind of dinosaur-y still. (Guess I could call it a raptor)

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Final Thoughts: While there’s not a lot of pieces (others will notice a smaller piece count than many previous reviewed sets) – there’s a lot of good pieces. The amount of nice hinges in various forms is what makes this a nice adaptable set on it’s own, and combined with it’s 3 tone color scheme and you can get a lot of mileage out of it. (Of course the retired and Amazon price sort of detract from that)

Final Score: 4 out of 5 Stars