Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Mammoth; Part 3 Removable Roof Panels

Well here we are at the third of a four part review for the Mega Bloks UNSC Mammoth. It came together nicely in part two with the body being built. Now we move on to the removable roof panels.

First up are a couple of pics showing the build for what will become the back flap of the rear roof. This enables a minifig sized warthog to fit into the rear of the model.MB Mammoth back flap
MB Mammoth back flap FINI love all of those little greeblies on the back. BTW, if you didn’t already know, “greeblies” are a term meant for those little extra bits and parts that add depth and character to a piece.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof sideThe above pic is of one of the side walls of the rear roof. The other side is the exact same but flipped. So as before, no need to show it as well until later, when it gets attached.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof back hingeHere is the start of the back hinge that will be attached to the rear roof panel.
MB Mammoth Rear Roof back hinge FIN
Here it is finished.

The next few pics are of the construction of the front wall of the rear roof panel.MB Mammoth Rear Roof front
MB Mammoth Rear Roof front 2
MB Mammoth Rear Roof front 3
MB Mammoth Rear Roof front 4

Next are all of the walls of the rear roof panel along with the base part of that roof itself.
MB Mammoth Rear Roof attachments
MB Mammoth Rear Roof attachments 2
MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly
MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 2
As you can see by the above pic, we now have the spot where the Mini-Mac is going to be placed.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 3 sidesOne of the sides of the rear roof starting construction.
MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 4 sides 2
MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 5 sides 3
Here are both sides ready to be attached.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 6

Now we’re ready for the rear flap to be attached!MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 7

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 8Above shows a close-up of the hinges clamped together. With exception to the very edges, they hide the gap nicely from the roof to the flap.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 9 attachmentThe above pic shows where the rear roof panel is connected to. It rests nicely upon two hollow square grey pieces that keep it in place. As well the sides of the body keep it snugly fit. This is similar to how the Forward Unto Dawn set was done, with regards to it’s removable panels as well.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 10 attachment 2Shown in position. There should be NO gaps underneath. If there are, you haven’t quite fit it in properly. Believe me, it fits tight and right.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 11 rear hatchA look at the rear flap and rear ramp opening into the body of the Mammoth itself.

MB Mammoth Rear Roof assembly 12 PROGRESSHere’s a full side view with the rear roof panel in place. Wow, is the Mammoth looking great or what?

The next eight pics show the construction of the mid roof removable panel.MB Mammoth Mid Roof
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 2
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 3
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 4
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 5
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 6 FIN
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 7 attachmentHere is the attachment point for the mid roof panel. Just as with the back, it too fits snugly onto a hollow grey square piece.
MB Mammoth Mid Roof 8 PROGRESS
And here it is attached. Apologies for the blurriness of the shot. At this point I was excited to get the front roof panel done that I didn’t go back and retake this shot as I should have.

The final roof panel now starts being built!
MB Mammoth Front Roof
Not much to start, but it QUICKLY comes together.
MB Mammoth Front Roof 2 Space Invaders
Heh, don’t you think this section looks like some kind of “Space Invader”? Oh, I should mention that in my excitement to get this done, I accidentally skipped a couple of steps and had to go back and rebuild things correctly.

Here is a helpful tip when building large models like these: Have a coin or some other small object to place over the numbered step on the directions to remind you of where you are in the build process. ONLY move it to the next step when you are ready to continue to build.

MB Mammoth Front Roof 3 CopperheadNow at this point in the build of the front roof panel, I think it looks like a snake head. Copperhead??? LOL
MB Mammoth Front Roof 4
Oh yeah! We’re getting to the “meat” of the roof panel’s build by adding in the green translucent part! (You all know I love transparent toys. That goes for parts too!)

MB Mammoth Front Roof 5Dang…it’s mostly hidden now. LOL. Ah well, the in-game vehicle calls for this as well.

MB Mammoth Front Roof 6 malformed partAt this point, I did come across a deformed part. The one circled did not fit properly. I did try to gently carve out some of the underside plastic to make it fit. After a bit I stopped. I figured it better to just call MEGA for a replacement part. (More on that in the fourth part of the review.)

MB Mammoth Front Roof 7 PROGRESSAnd here we are at the last pic for this part of the review.  The Mammoth is almost done! It’s looking VERY buff and built to last! 

I was so excited at being so close to being done with the build that I did complete it then. However, you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the Mammoth finished. Along with that, I’ll show the minifigs that come with the vehicle.

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-Sal

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4 thoughts on “Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks UNSC Mammoth; Part 3 Removable Roof Panels

  1. That really looks amazing! I always enjoy your reviews of the Mega Bloks items and I have lost track as to which ones I want. However, after seeing this I may have to go to my local Toys R’ Us and pick up the Mammoth for their buy one get the 2nd 50% off.

    Great work as always Sal!

    • Thanks. Will you get two of them??? WOW, that would be awesome. Actually, There’s a set I want. Perhaps we can work out a deal where we both save? Let’s talk on LIVE or by phone.

  2. LOL! My wife would kill me if I got two Mammoths! (there is a comment to be made there I think….) Anyway, I am sure we can work something out. I did check today and it went down to buy 1 and get 40% off the second. Still not bad.

    I should be on LIVE later tonight, so maybe we can talk then.

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