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3838-1

Lava Dragon

Lava Dragon is LEGO set 3838-1. It has a score of 75. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 4 scored reviews and 4 reviews total. It is ranked in the bottom 27.06% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2009, and it is categorised in Games.

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3838-1 Lava Dragon

Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brickset 4.75 / 5 → 95 / 100

amazon.com 3.6 / 5 → 72 / 100

Eurobricks 7 / 10 → 70 / 100

Lugnet 63 / 100 → 63 / 100

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Compared to other 2009 sets

Rating

Average score for 2009 is 78.8. This set has 75, which is worse.

Price per part (PPP)

Average PPP for 2009 is 0.39. PPP for this set is 0.11, which is better.

Set information

Set ID: 3838-1
Name: Lava Dragon
Parts: 131
Retail price (USD): 14.99
PPP (USD): 0.11

2009 Games

Brickset

Brickset

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Recommendation: yes average 4.75 / 5 from 4 reviews

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amazon.com

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Recommendation: no bad 3.6 / 5 from 17 reviews

We love Legos in our house, but didn't have any of the games. My 8-year-old son is always making up games about avoiding lava, so that's why I picked this one. First, you build the game board. Then, you need to play it a couple of times to get the rules down. To begin, you have only a partially built die to roll. As you roll, you build on the die and play on the board at the same time. If you roll a certain color on the die, you can block another player with lava. Ultimately, you are trying to get to the top of the hill. We started playing with only 2 players. Then we added a third person. Much more strategy and fun with more players. Games weren't too short or too long. I really hesitated to buy this because many of the reviews said other Lego games were much better. I'm glad I bought it because it is fun. Can't wait to now try other Lego games.

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 17 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Eurobricks

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Recommendation: no bad 7 / 10 by mostlytechnic

This is a pretty simple game - the play is as basic as the build. In a nutshell, when your color comes up on the die, you get to move towards the top of the pyramid. Rolls showing the orange tile let the roller move the "lava" cone to block opponents. First to the top wins. That makes it easy enough for kids, but a little dull for adults. Also, the parts are pretty small for adults to handle. There's a big improvement they should have made. A baseplate would have helped a ton - in playing, we kept knocking off the bottom bricks when we took off figs or cones. That would also have made a nice compartment in the bottom of the pyramid for storing the pieces.

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Lugnet

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Recommendation: meh average 63 / 100 from 2 reviews

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