Breaking from the norm here for a minute. I need to thank one of my fellow local Halo fans. He got this and another multipack set for me. I didn’t ask him, so it was a surprise. He said the store was having a sale, saw that I hadn’t reviewed these on the site yet and knows of the plumbing issues at my home that are causing havoc on our finances, so he picked them up for me. That I know of there isn’t any sales going on at the major stores, so I take it that he is just being very nice. If there is a sale (and he didn’t say what store he got these from), well, be on the lookout. Anyway, a HUGE thanks Dave. I’m holding his last name confidential as that’s his personal business. Bro, I owe you, TWO! THANKS!!!
Mega Bloks Sierra Squad: Set #CND01 <–Mega has gone with a new number system for their sets it appears.
Build Time: 2 minutes sorting, less than 5 minutes building
Set Piece Count: 155
Minifigs: All Halo 4 style UNSC Marines: 1 officer (w/hat), 1 standard w/light skin, 1 standard w/dark skin, 2X with green visor
Weapons: Rocket Launcher, Sniper, 2X Assault Rifle, Battle Rifle, Pistol, SAW, Shotgun, Grenade Launcher
Accessories: 4X Backpack; Radioman Backpack, Waeapons crate w/ lid. Flag w/stand
Special Features: Rotating/Pivoting turret
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The box art is always nice. On the front is a window to show the new paint scheme of one of the marines. I’ll get to this later.
On the back of the box, there are good descriptions of the marines as well as graphics showing the weapons inside.
Here you see the turret attached. The insert pic shows how the turret is attached. There is a 1X3 plate that has holes through the studs that allow for the pin on the turret base to attach to it. This allows the turret to pivot up and down, while the base part of the turret spins 360°. Pretty awesome! Those marines will have some protection from Covies!
Below are the 5 figures included with the set.
As I’ve already reviewed the standard marines (both at left), and the marine officer (middle) HERE (scroll down a ways), I’m only going to show the views of the newly painted marine with the green visor.
This particular marine isn’t actually in the campaign, though this is close. There is a grey helmeted marine, though he doesn’t have a green visor, but gold or no visor. If I have to nitpick, this is the only thing about this set. But really, I’m not nitpicking, it’s a cool figure!
There are plenty of accessories and weapons to go around. Each marine gets a backpack with one of them getting the radio backpack. With 9 weapons, every marine gets 2 guns, except one of them. I like that the weapon crate is that nice dark green.
Summary: The set is a quick build. The colors of the base and marines go well together. This is an army builders dream!!!
Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out for 10 medals. This set has an GREAT value at $15. Considering individual figs can cost between $3-3.50, that already is a $15-17.50 value. This doesn’t include the base, weapon crate, flag and half of the weapons.
I do not give out too many 10s anymore, but this set really deserves it! I expect this particular multifigure set to sell VERY well, so buy it when you see it if you even think you might be interested.
This is one set, if I could afford to, I’d buy everyone I see. But I’ll settle for what I have…for now.
Do I recommend it? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT!!!
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