LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Drone Explorer review! 31071

LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Drone Explorer review! 31071


hello everyone this is the Lego creator
three and one drone Explorer set I’m showing you here the three official
builds you can make one at a time only from the parts included in a single set
so I’m going to show you each of these yeah I’m going to start with the main
one the feature to build that actually uses all of the parts included in the
set now you may notice that this thing is minifig compatible so I’m going to go
ahead and get one of my own figures no figures are included with this set but
you can open up that canopy and definitely put a figure in there has a
control stick even which really helps to highlight just how wrong the word drone
is and how misused the word drone is these days I mean this whole thing is
based on real concepts for personal transport pods that’s been designed that
are actually possible that may actually be created on a commercial basis it’s
kind of an extension of the whole long term dream of mankind to have flying
cars at some point in the future everyone will have a flying car and
it’ll leave alleviates all problems of traffic and such and you know people
when dreaming about that getting features in Popular Mechanics popular
science magazine since I don’t know what 30s 40s something like that this is just
kind of the latest version of that dream this is what adventures are actually
considering and trying to make real so Lego has done a very nice thing here
combining kind of that that spirit of innovation that desire for freedom of
mobility humans and desire to fix problems with technological advances all
that is just kind of wrapped up into this one little set and probably a lot
of people won’t be able to appreciate that won’t understand that I think
that’s okay I just like that they’ve actually made a set of this of course
having a person the seats controlling it means it is not
a drone just like most of the things that we call drones or not drones
because there’s somebody actually controlling it it’s just remotely
controlled in this case is not even remotely controlled but that’s okay
that’s another another top he called together the build went together nicely
has some nice building techniques especially for these rotor pods that
build in several different directions they look good
I appreciate the placement of the three bladed rotor actually above the thing
that the propeller above the thing so that it can kind of overlap just
slightly because if you tried to make the opening large enough to fit that and
they would look too wide the edges would look too thick this is just a really
nice I think a really nice compromise and all those things I’m go ahead and
take this figure out since it’s not included with said I thinks it looks
just fine without a figure and it’s great that the creator line does have an
increasing number of minifig compatible things even they’re not perfectly scaled
what I don’t like about this is what they’ve done for the the landing skid
thing assembly it’s just each of these can rotate forward and back which is
kind of cool for posing the whole thing on the ground if you want to I don’t
know what this camera is for but it’s there but you know if you want to have
it angled forward a little bit you know give it some rake while it’s on the
ground almost makes it look like it’s it’s in motion or like it’s gonna be
able to to take off like this but each of these EXO force drone
haha yeah they actually recall drawings because those were actually drones in
that but a completely different thing these his arm pieces is able to rotate
as well so when you put it down on the ground you just try to get it flat then
these types of things start to happen and that’s really awkward so that
doesn’t work so well but you know just try to get it roughly right and then
don’t push down too hard when you place it on the ground
I prefer you know multi legged systems that allow you to just push down and get
it nice and flat the way you want it each of the struts is the
same length and just did a little bit of offsetting here that works really well
just a nice build a nice looking thing this will look great in Lego cities I
think you look nice just on display just by itself you know just on on a shelf on
the edge of a cubicle I think this appeals to kids and adults
alike and it’s good it has a certain amount of realism a certain amount of
near-future kind of wonder I don’t know what that clip on the back is for put a
minifig accessory there if you want but I really like this especially for the
price for the number of pieces it’s very nice
here’s an airboat which uses kind of the same sort of arrangement for a single
prop housing shroud around the back similar proportions similar building
techniques back there but just one which works just fine I think has the big
light up on top you can angle up and down you can spin the prop and it still
has a compartment a driver’s compartment that is compatible with many things you
can put a figure in there just have to be careful with the hair I have to have
them you know leaning forward a bit and I think you know longer hair pieces
won’t work but within reasonable limits you can make it work with a figure which
is another really good thing I think that the you know obviously with so few
pieces in a set you’re really limited in what you can do in total that can look
nice I think that given those limitations this is a worthy alternate
build it looks like something the building techniques are good uses a fair
number of the pieces and it just kind of makes sense to me you know that’s good
detailing in there and this looks like it’s horizontally opposed to cylinder
aircraft engine here almost you know a little bit detailing here and stuff so I
respect this you know it’s small and simple but I think it’s not bad
and then last up is this aeroplane which is even smaller and simpler still
obviously is not going to hold on to a minifig but you could probably adapt it
to work with one sitting Mack comically smaller simpler nothing
too fancy in the building techniques department here but still nice I think
you know this looks more like a five-dollar kind of set but I think it’s
okay as a as an alternate build a very different alternate build from a ten
dollar set you know I think that this looks decent it makes sense to me the
color scheme is nice and unified the shapes are nice looks kind of
recognizable like some actual planes that have been made long in the past and
some are still available and are still flying so I think pretty good stuff here
overall I also want oh yeah it’s kind of angled back thanks to that inverted
round tile that’s under there see it as a seaplane potentially if if you want
the tail is able to rotate up and down not the greatest thing just leave it in
one spot but I didn’t want to call out one interesting piece that’s included in
this set I’ll just pick one of the spares it’s that it’s one stud wide
compared to the previous two stud wide design that we had so this may be useful
for simplifying some things bringing in some structural stability in a very
small space where previously you couldn’t get that much shines it’s nice
I think it’s much more useful for that exterior shape than a pair of the 1 by 2
inverted slope pieces would be because those don’t have this nice little dip in
there they can be used for other things and yeah they still need to be connected
so this could be useful draw an explorer I feel like this is right in many ways
obviously the main build I personally like of course it’s the best-looking one
but then the alternate builds again given this very small part count I think
look very nice I appreciate the ability to use minifigs
with two of these builds and I like the themes and you know it definitely has
some very teachable moments for kids who might think this is just made up
no spaceship or something from a different world but it actually has very
deep ties to reality of the past present and future that’s it for this video
thanks for watching and I’ll talk to you in soon

100 thoughts on “LEGO Creator 3-in-1 Drone Explorer review! 31071”

  1. Really surprised the rotors on the main build aren't able to pivot forward and back. Also the two alternate builds look super tiny compared to the main one.

  2. Some potential sources of inspiration for this thing: http://www.impactlab.net/2008/10/23/the-personal-tilt-rotor/
    https://www.wired.com/2017/03/airbus-swears-podcardrone-serious-idea-definitely/
    https://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/07/drone-maker-unveils-human-carrying-drone.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AgustaWestland_Project_Zero

  3. This reminds me of that one marvel set they had, with carnage. I've been looking for a build similar to that one for a while. My lego "city"(really only a few small buildings) needs some small aircraft for policing it.

  4. JANG , first off I didn't want the full video YET , BUT the main build looks like the mars mission recon drop ship ( in a way ) look at both side by side and you might see some similarities.. I love you videos keep it up , I build to but I don't consider myself any good , I normally build small transformer mocs

  5. Flying cars will probably never happen though, the government just would never trust that many people with the responsibility of flight.(Drunk drivers, terrorists, idiots who talk on their cell phones… All the problems of a regular car, none of the restriction provided by roads.)

  6. I think the "drone" is based on pilotless taxis that are being trialled in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Probably better without the control stick though.

  7. I was looking forward to this review, a very nice set, reminds me a little of my MOCs, by the way, Jangbricks, isnt this compatible with your railway lines?

  8. The dream of having a flying car is nothing new, but everyone thought we would get these by 2015 (you can blame Back To The Future part II for that! LOL) If I could modify a car for flight, it would be the Camaro! Anyways, it's a cool set, very nice.

  9. I hope they will continue minifig compatibile sets in other themes – this helps the kids mixing them and noticing you don't have to stick to one theme.

  10. I think this is a great little set. Definite must buy on my list. Like you said, for so few parts, nice looks and shaping on all three models.

  11. Hey Jang, i have a lot of work on my plate and i want time to watch a bit of youtube and hang out and stuff too, but i really love lego too, how do i find time to make stuff with it?

  12. The main build seems to be based on the bubble ship from the film “Oblivion”. That ship had a drone mode and Tom Cruise used it to find and repair…drones. The camera could double for the laser cannons and the clip in the back could grab on to a Lego built collapsible motorcycle seen in the film.

  13. The only problem with flying cars is that accidents will probably cause more damage when aircraft crash into buildings and I can imagine a 100% death rate in said accidents as well.

  14. I think that creator is getting closer and closer to city, using so much specialized pieces and making so many minifig-scale builds… I've been upset with the most recent creator waves

  15. Drones…. A term that is becoming wrongfully synonymous for anything that is remote controlled. We were having a scale/crawler get-together and onlookers kept calling our trucks "drones"…  This set looks like it would be great for parts, that first build reminds me of the flying pods from the movie Oblivion. Thanks for sharing!

  16. I think if they let the pods move side to side it would add more playability to it and it would be cooler. You could probably fix that with some extra parts

  17. The connection point for wings and fusilage amazes and confuses me. Why didnt Lego use (2) 1X4 technic bricks? And the stubborn blue axle/pin combo to have rotating wings? Instead they go for a sturdy, questionable but not half bad looking static technique. I want to buy another drone, one to customize and one to showcase alone. That would be how I decide to display innovation and technological development of humankind. Maybe even a different color scheme. I have plenty of trans blue cockpits. I'm glad to have one in a new tint

  18. The underside hull of the boat is definitely acceptable, and forget the limit of the pieces the single prop race boat is genius it looks legit from a high perspective, anything below the "water line" can be flat for all i care

  19. Such a neat little build. It does have that Tomorrowland feel to it. It reminds me of those one man vehicles from He-Man and Thundercats.

  20. Main build doesn't use the small technic gear piece for the nose of the aeroplane. Ford patented a flying car way back in the 50's but safety issues prevent the dream of everyday folk having flying cars…

  21. When I got this I was into fallout. It looks like a vertibird on faygo orange. I called it a vertibird. facepalm

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