Review: Chicken Skater Pod

So, for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you already know that I hit the LEGO® Store this past weekend. I actually went shoe shopping… but the LEGO® Store was right there… Anyway, long story made short, I spent the necessary money required to get me the Chicken Skater Pod (set 853958), and now I have a new review for you this week!

Chicken Skater Pod packaging.

SET SUMMARY

NAME: Chicken Skater Pod
SET #: 853958
THEME: Seasonal Freebie
COST: FREE! (Advertised as $8.49 CAD value)
BRICK COUNT: 36
MINIFIGURES: 1
OF INTEREST: 1 rabbit
RELEASE DATE: April 5, 2019

Chicken Skater Pod

SUMMARY REVIEW: 98%

VALUE: 100% (Um… it’s free.)

BUILD: N/A (There isn’t much to build here, it’s more about the Minifig.)

MINIFIGURES: 94% (Cute character, but it has stumpy legs.)

ENTERTAINMENT: 100% (Lots of fun.)

Chicken Skater Pod contents

VALUE: 100%

You can’t beat a freebie. At $8.49, you would be paying and astronomical $0.24 per brick… so, let’s just leave it at free.

Overhead view of the Chicken Skater Pod.

BUILD: N/A

There isn’t much to build in this pod, just a little park-ish scene. It is cute, but this is more of a Minifigure polybag than a set, so I’ll just leave this section ungraded.

Front view of the Chick Minifigure.

MINIFIGURES: 94%

I have seen these Minifigure pods at the LEGO® Store before, but have never bought one. I did get one for free back in 2017 (the Batman Movie Battle Pod, click here to read about it). They are basically glorified Minifigure packaging (not that such a thing is bad). The Minifigure that comes in this one is a child-sized character dressed as a chick. I am not generally a fan of the stumpy legs on these child characters, but it kind of works in this case. I still find myself wishing the medium-sized Harry Potter legs had been used though. That way you could have actually posed this little guy into skating positions. This Minifig comes with a front and back printed torso, and two-toned legs. It has textured wings instead of arms. Sadly, there is no double sided face though. In terms of accessories, you get a trophy, a rabbit, and some roller skates. Overall, I would rate this at 13/15 (87%) for design and accessories. There is also an amazing brick-to-fig ratio, which earns 100%. Averaging those two scores gives and overall Minifigure rating of 94%.

Rear view of the Chick Minifigure.

ENTERTAINMENT: 100%

This chick is a lot of fun. It makes a great addition to the costumed characters already seen in the Minifigure series. I wish it had moveable legs… but I already took some marks off for that in the Minifigure section, so no point in hitting it twice for the same thing.

OVERALL: 98%

Okay, so this wasn’t a standard review. There wasn’t much to build, and the grade was automatically inflated because this was a freebie.  But, as far as freebies go, it is a good one! I love getting Minifigures. My only complaint is the stumpy legs. I wish this character had come with the new, medium sized legs that can bend. What are your thoughts? Feel free to leave them in the comments below. Also, if you like the content at True North Bricks, I would love it if you followed me here on WordPress (click the “follow” option at the bottom of the page), FacebookPinterest, or Twitter for regular updates.

Until next time,

-Tom

Want the Chicken Skater Pod?

Spending $35 or more at the LEGO® Store until April 22, 2019 will get you one for free! You can use the links below to see the official details and shop. These are affiliate links, so they earn me a small commission at no extra cost to you, and only if you choose to make a purchase. Thanks for your support!

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