Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Micro Fleet Hornet

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Mega Bloks Micro Fleet Hornet: Set #97224

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 5 minutes
Set Piece Count: 79
Minifigs: Spartan Mark VI Red (Halo 4 style)
Weapons: SAW
Accessories: Micro Covenant Sniper Tower
Price: $14-16
Special Features: N/A

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)

MB Micro Fleet Hornet BOX
As with the other Micro Fleet sets, the package shows off the collectible helmet and graphics for what the set includes, nicely.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet BOX side
Here’s the side of the box, just to show how far out the helmet juts from the package.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet BOX insideWhen you open up the box, this is what you see. The parts included are to the right (as viewed from the back) as opposed to being inside of the helmet.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet helmet removalWhen you remove the cardboard backing you find this. The helmet is attached via two strings. One at the top and one at the bottom. The one at the top can be a little tricky, so kids, get your parents to cut/remove that one for you.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet helmet tabThis set of pics shows how the backplate is removable by pushing down on a tab.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet helmet insideAnd here is the helmet with the back baseplate removed. It can be a good place to store the set or other parts/pieces.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet contentsSo here are the contents. An instruction sheet and one bag of parts.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet sortedAnd the parts all sorted out.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet skid stepsThe landing skid in just a couple steps.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet body stepsThe body of the Hornet takes shape…

MB Micro Fleet Hornet final stepsPut the two sections together and BAM, Hornet!

MB Micro Fleet Hornet orthoOrthogonal views of the Hornet.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet COMPA comparison shot of the recently released Electronic Hornet with the Micro Fleet version. I think Mega did an EXCELLENT job of design here. Plenty enough detail in the micro version!

MB Micro Fleet Hornet sniper towerThe Covenant sniper tower per instructions, built on the baseplate.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet sniper tower FIN
Here it is finished. Note the 2X1 grey plate that the closets ramp is connected to. There’s another one on the other side. These will be used for my custom redesign of the sniper tower.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet SAWA SAW is included with the set.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet minifig orthoEach of the Micro sets thus far have included a Mark VI (Halo 4 style) in the same color of the collectible helmet.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet SETHere’s the finished set. The pic to the right has the bottom transparent piece rotated 90° to allow the Hornet to bear down on the sniper tower more.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet sniper tower off-base
So I mentioned making a redesign of the tower. This is what the tower looks like when taken off the baseplate. As you can see many of the parts are free floating from each other. This won’t work as well if you’re trying to make a diorama and have to watch out for loose piece.

MB Micro Fleet Hornet tower custom stepsHere is my solution. I took the two 2×2 grey plates that were in the middle, along with those two 2×1 plates I mentioned earlier to make the base of the redesigned tower. Added the side curved pieces…

MB Micro Fleet Hornet tower custom steps 2Then simply put the top portion of the tower on it. Now this does leave you with the three bottom ramps that are free floating. Still, that’s much better than the whole base of the tower being free floating pieces. The last pic above shows how I temporarily store those ramp pieces when the tower is not in use.

Here’s the video review:

Summary: This is a quick to build set and is remarkable in it’s detail for being so small.

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.

Thanks for reading and let me know what you think of the review. If you have this set yourself, please give me your thoughts on it too!


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