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 18.89% scored sets on Brick Insights. We know this set was released in 2015, and it is categorised in Bionicle.
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Have yet to meet a lego set my boys didn't like.
This set was on sale so I got it. Fun action feature plus interesting lego build and pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.