There’s ugly, and then there’s today’s polybag set, 30564 Build your own Monster. It’s a 3-in-1 set where nothing you build is worth keeping built ’cause every model is ugly as sin.

This is the main model. I think it’s supposed to be a winged creature.

This is supposed to be a monster car?

And this is a… monster plane?

The big green leafy bits are doing all the heavy lifting. Acting not as green leafy bits at all in any of the models, but wings in one, doors in another, and wings again on the plane. I get that they are supposed to be monsters. The only positive I can say is that at least for the vehicle modes, there is room for a pilot or driver minifig. But no such minifig was included in the set so… yeah.

Honestly, I can’t fathom why this was put together as a set. My only guess was that it was testing the limits of the plant-based, non-ABS leafy elements. Assuming of course, this came out after that one promo box of plant-based plant elements. I don’t know, I can’t be bothered to look it up. Having to build this thing three times took the wind out of my sails. There’s nothing about this set that is appealing in any, not even as a parts pack. Unless, of course, you want a bunch of lime parts then this set is for you (but even then I highly doubt you’ll find anything in this set worthwhile).

Does It Suck or Does It Rock?


This set sucks! I can’t even.

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