Mega Bloks Metallic Series ODST (Green): Set #97270
Technical Specifications: Build Time: 5 minutes or less (includes sort time) Set Piece Count: 80 Minifigs: Silver Mark VI (Halo 4 style) Spartan Weapons: Incineration Canon Accessories: N/A Price: $14.99 Special Features: Micro-build Shade turret And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
All of the micro-fleet sets to date have this same style package design. It shows off the collectible helmet nicely as well as the figure, micro Mantis and micro shade turret.
A view from the side of the package to show how far the helmet juts out.
Here are the contents of the package. Note that the bags are not in the helmet, but rather are in the other portion of the box.
Here are all the pieces sorted out.
Such small piece, yet they make for an incredible Micro Build…
Above is the micro Shade turret. Given the scale size, Mega did an excellent job of design with this!
The “head” and chassis of the Mantis. At this point two points of articulation have been designed into this. One being a waist swivel and another to bend just under the head.
Legs are built, put on, then arms are built. Each leg has an amazing FOUR points of articulation to them. That’s fantastic for a micro build!! Each arm has THREE points of articulation!
The micro-Mantis is built and ready to wreak havoc on the battlefield!
Here is the Mantis in it’s crouching (undeployed) stance vs it’s fully deployed stance.
Orthogonal views of the Mantis. At full height it’s right around 3″ tall. That’s a full inch taller than the mini figures.
Here’s the Silver Mark VI in orthogonal views. Nicely painted mini fig. Love that Incineration canon! Tons of detail there.
The Shade turret in orthogonal views as well. I particularly like the wine color of the pieces. It matches the color of both the Revenant (which I review here) and Spectre (which I reviewed here) sets.
And here are all the component parts.
Here’s the video review:
Summary: This is a fantastic little micro build set. I had fun building it and seeing how the articulation came together for the Mantis. Without a doubt THIS is my all time favorite micro-build, not just of Mega Bloks, but ANY building block toy.
Overall Rating:I give this set 10 out for 10 medals.
You can see this set and more at Mega Bloks Halo product page HERE.
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