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70794-1

Skull Scorpio

Skull Scorpio is LEGO set 70794-1. It has a score of 89. This is average compared to all other sets. The set is recommended by 1 reviews, based on 3 scored reviews and 10 reviews total. It is ranked in the top 19.16% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2015, and it is categorised in Bionicle.

70794-1 Skull Scorpio

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Recommendations

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Price Per Part (PPP)

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Average PPP for Constraction in 2015 is 0.18. PPP for this set is 0.15, which is better.

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We do not currently know how the average price per minifig for this set compares to other sets.

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Review breakdown

Scored reviews

Brickset Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 → 100 / 100

amazon.com Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 → 94 / 100

LEGO Recommendation: no 3.65 / 5 → 73 / 100

Unscored reviews

New Elementary

JANGBRiCKS

BZPower

BS01

BS01

Brickset News

Eurobricks

Set information

Set ID: 70794-1
Name: Skull Scorpio
Parts: 107

Retail price (USD):
Original: 14.99
Inflation adjusted: 15.88

Price Per Part (USD):
Original: 0.14
Inflation adjusted: 0.15

2015 Bionicle

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Brickset

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Recommendation: yes 5 / 5 from 1 review

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Recommendation: meh 4.7 / 5 from 41 reviews

Bought it for my nephew and he thinks it's cool

This score from amazon.com is an aggregate of 41 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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Recommendation: no 3.65 / 5 from 17 reviews

The Skull Scorpio seems to be criticized a lot due to it's lack of movable legs. I don't find this to be a big problem, however, because I don't think that the model overall would look as good with built legs, and these one-piece-each legs make it look more insect-like. The model overall, in my opinion, looks good. It might look better if it had a new mask, instead of using the same "Bull Mask" that the Skull Basher uses, but the mask it comes with doesn't look bad on it. As with all of this wave's other villians, Skull Scorpio has transparent red/orange in a few random places (on the tail and the claws). I find this a bit odd, but it looks better than I expected. The arms can be a bit difficult to articulate, due to the peices that connect them to the body, and have snapped off a few times. The tail function works well, and can be used to grab masks off of other characters. I find that it works better with this one than with some of the others. The build was unique, unlike the other new Bionicle sets (which are mostly humanoid, so far). Overall, the set looks good and has great play value, but a new mask could have made it look better.

This score from LEGO is an aggregate of 17 reviewers. The snippet above represent only one of them.
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New Elementary

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by caperberry

Skull Scorpio is one of the most divisive sets in the current range. Unlike the other humanoid Skull enemies, Skull Scorpio features a more Technic-based build that trades articulation (his six legs are mostly rigid) for a unique look and function. Skull Scorpio's tail features a trigger that can be pulled to swing his tail forward and snap the two axe pieces shut in one quick motion. This function is perhaps the best of all the new sets at stealing masks, but your mileage may vary as to whether that justifies the cobbled-together look of the model as a whole. Personally, while I acknowledge the set's flaws, I'm happy with its Kafka-esque aesthetic as well as the satisfying effectiveness of its function.

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by Jang

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BZPower

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by Andrew

I find 70794 to be a decent set. It's not great - the design has some flaws and inconsistencies, the color scheme is uninspired (albeit functional), and the Technic tail doesn't quite fit with the rest of the model - but I applaud the designers for trying both a body shape and a play feature that haven't been explored by Gen. 2 BIONICLE. I'd recommend the other summer 2015 sets ahead of 70794, but if you're a completionist, I think it's a fairly valued set with some interesting points.

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BS01

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by Dorek

Good or bad? Different, is the answer. Scorpio diverges wildly from the other Skull Creatures, but also brings the "creature" aspect to the fore, which is very much worth it. His functionality might be his only asset, but it's a heck of an asset; you can't help but love snapping the tail at people. By virtue alone of doing something unique, Skull Scorpio earns a place in my recommendations, even if he's far from being perfect.

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by Cholie

Ultimately, I feel that Skull Scorpio's strengths outweigh its faults. If you're looking for something different to add to your collection, Skull Scorpio is my recommendation.

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Brickset News

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by Huw

Unlike the other villains Skull Scorpio is a 6-legged insect-like creature armed with fierce pincers and a sting in its tail. Its legs, Leg 8M With Cross Axle/Ø3.2 Shaft have, until now, only been available in trans light blue.

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Eurobricks

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by VBBN

Skull Scorpio has his issues. His poseability suffers a lot, and as a result this figure has the same issue as Lord of the Skull Spiders did- he feels more like he was a figure that was made solely for the function, and the rest of the set suffers as a result. Also, like LoSS, his function is a "snapping' function, which is unfortunate because I think the tail looks far better when closed than sitting there open. I like him better than LoSS though, he is more visually interesting and the arms doe give him some character that LoSS lacked, and thus I would rate him above LoSS, but the worst figure of this wave and the second worst of the year.

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