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Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Battlegrinder » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:44 pm

a few weeks ago, I discovered that everyone's least favorite lego clone, Best-Lock, had somehow gotten their hands on the license to Stargate. Those sets have finally reached my area, and I decided to pick one up and see exactly how badly Best-Lock had screw up. Here are the results.

The set I found was called "Jack on Abydos", and it included Colonel O'Neill, a MALP, a DHD and a Stargate.


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Amazingly, Best-lock minifigs have actually gotten worse over the years. This is supposed to be Colonel O'Neill, and the resemblance is striking accurate....provided you look at it with a severe concussion, be completely drunk, and then take several pounds of hallucinogenic drugs.
BL weapons have also gotten worse over time, and the one Colonel O'Neill comes with was clearly given just enough detail to make it clear that it was a gun, and no more. The weird thing is, BL used to make a minifig scale MP5, which is what O'Neill was using when on Abydos, at least in the movie and first few seasons. So BL could have used a more accurate accessory, and decided not to.

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The MALP (misidentified by the set as a MALF, only one misprint away from comedy gold), is pretty much completely awful. It looks nothing like either MALP used on the show, and they couldn't even get the color scheme right (which they really have no excuse for, because the rest of the set does have parts in the right color). The instructions are actually wrong, as the camera part of the front (which is almost identical to its lego version), doesn't properly attach to the front of the MALP.

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The DHD is not as bad as the MALP, likely because there are fewer parts in it, and thus fewer places for the BL designers to screw up. The little red dot in the center is supposed to attach to another one underneath it, but because the designers have evidentally used a CAD system (with the CAD version of noclip engaged) rather than physical parts, there's a gap between the two parts, so they won't connect, and the top one is constantly falling off. This is as good a time as any to mention that BL has reworked their bricks at some point (read: gotten better at aping Lego), so while their sets aren't as prone to falling apart, new BL parts are not compatible with older ones.

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The Stargate, however, is not entirely awful. While it has a paper cutout of the wormhole (which was a bitch to get installed, thanks to how the gate is built), and only 7 chevrons rather than nine (because when designing a toy line that will be in part targeted to fans of the show, half-assing the details is a great idea), it holds together well enough, and the inner dial does actually spin. It's definitely the best part of the set, but that doesn't say much given how awful the rest of the stuff is. All in all, it wasn't the worst thing I've gotten for $5, but it's still pretty bad.
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:24 pm

Imagine waking up one day and all your legos turned into best lock
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby The Shadowscythe » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:09 pm

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby stubby » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:25 pm

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby The Shadowscythe » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:31 pm

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Is that Nicholas Cage?


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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby DeltaV » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:34 am

So, let me get this straight.

6.O'Neill is completely yellow. Despite the fact that none of the uniforms are yellow, and Stargate is not a Sci-Fi pr0n flick to justify nudity.
7.Malf, as in malfunction, is black and grey instead of grey, and does not have a robotic arm. I refuse to accept that robo-dick as an arm. Or that the radar dish is actually placed in the right position.
8.Best-Lock can actually make a profit out of this. Despite the fact that it looks shitty on the box, it looks shitty out of the box, an putting it in the box doesn't make it look any better unless you hide the box inside a woodchipper. And that, from what I can assume, Stargate is more oriented towards adults rather than children.

How the fuck does Best-Lock still exist?
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Maverick » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:51 am

DeltaV wrote:So, let me get this straight.

6.O'Neill is completely yellow. Despite the fact that none of the uniforms are yellow, and Stargate is not a Sci-Fi pr0n flick to justify nudity.
7.Malf, as in malfunction, is black and grey instead of grey, and does not have a robotic arm. I refuse to accept that robo-dick as an arm. Or that the radar dish is actually placed in the right position.
8.Best-Lock can actually make a profit out of this. Despite the fact that it looks shitty on the box, it looks shitty out of the box, an putting it in the box doesn't make it look any better unless you hide the box inside a woodchipper. And that, from what I can assume, Stargate is more oriented towards adults rather than children.

How the fuck does Best-Lock still exist?

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Apollyon » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:03 am

DeltaV wrote:How the fuck does Best-Lock still exist?


I guess people who have no idea nor interest in toys (=most adults) keep buying this crap for their kids/grandchildren etc because
it's cheaper than Lego.

To get an idea how clueless they are just hang around a place that sells Lego in the weeks before Saturnalia. You will see elderly
people in droves being overwhelmed by the sheer amount of colourfull boxes. And that's all they see. Boxes and boxes of toys, some
with hefty price tags. The inevitable outcome is that they will call relatives and ask which of the boxes to buy.
Here is a true story from a few days ago. Two women, probably grandmother and mother, were checking out Lego sets to buy
for Saturnalia. They were actually considering to shell out the money for that Legends of Chima Lion Temple and while examining
the box, counting the number of minifigs it included the mother added knowingly "Oh, they put more things on the front of the
box than are actually in there". I thought about being nice and telling them that every minifig, vehicle and building depicted really
is in there. But Lego does not pay me so i didn't. One happy child less because naturally they decided to reconsider and will probably
buy something smaller or if they're really cheap get some KRE-O (hardly any Best Lock or Mega Blocks available in Germany).

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby motorhead fan » Tue Dec 17, 2013 8:54 am

so basically, what your saying is that all these rubbish clone brands only exist because of lego fans relatives ignorance
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Maverick » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:51 am

motorhead fan wrote:so basically, what your saying is that all these rubbish clone brands only exist because of lego fans relatives ignorance

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby motorhead fan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:03 am

thought so
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Maverick » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:34 am

motorhead fan wrote:thought so

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby Overwatch_Elite » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:31 pm

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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby sjosten » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:00 am

I never realized how blessed I was to have an aunt that had already bought Lego for her own kids.
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Re: Best-Lock Stargate SG-1: A review

Postby morganm » Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:47 pm

That has to be the ugliest, dumbest, set I've ever seen. .At least Mega Blows gets cool franchises and tries hard. This is just trash!
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