Breaking from the norm here for a minute. I need to thank one of my fellow local Halo fans. He got this and the Sierra Squad sets for me. 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. 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 #CND00 <–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: 140
Minifigs: All Halo 4 style Spartans: Aviator, Scout, Enforcer, Oceanic, Soldier
Weapons: Scattershot, Light Rifle, Incineration Cannon, Boltshot, 4X Pulse Grenade,
Accessories: Jetpack, Light shield
Special Features: N/A
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
A neat action scene is shown on the box front, while the back gives details of the individual figures as well as what weapons are included.
The contents of the box.
Here’s everything sorted out. Uh-OH…one of the figures (top left) has two of the same leg! Well, I’ll have to call up Mega to get a replacement for that. I do have the gift receipt from Dave, so hopefully, that with this toy review should be enough to get a replacement without any issues.
I really like these blue translucent pieces. For one, well, the are translucent. As well though, they are decent sized flat pieces that cover a small area. When put together as they are, they make a neat little light bridge.
Here are all five figures again. (That Soldier Spartan on the right end really needs a leg replacement…)
Two of the fire team shown below are then Scout and Enforcer. I really like the Enforcer helmet. The only thing about the helmets with this set for me that I didn’t like was the color of the visor. I understand white goes with the theme of a bald eagle have a white head, but really, I’d rather have had those visors be black or the standard gold color.The white seems to throw them off a little to me. What do you think?
And finally the team with the base. The Aviator is suspended in midair via the clear clip peg , attached at an angle to the tall clear rod. The clip at the other end has been inserted into the bottom of the jet pack, thus giving the figure the look of being in forward flight.
Summary: The set is a quick build. Normally I’m not a fan of certain colors with the Spartans, however, since I’m a Pittsburgh native sand fan of all the sports teams here, and they wear this color yellow with black, well…this was a no brainer set for me. The light bridge parts as nice to have again. We saw them last in the Snowbound playset.
Overall Rating: I give this set 9 out for 10 medals. This set has good value. 5 figures areayd is t the $15 price point or better. Adding in the pieces of land, the light bridge, light shield and flag just add that much more to it.
So why did I give this a 9 instead of a 10?
• The error figure leg aside, I’m not a fan of the visor color. This is of course a personal matter of taste. If you like it, then you’ll enjoy it even more than I already do. Other than that, then figure selection is good, the amount of weapons and accessories is very good and again, I like the light bridge pieces.
Do I recommend it? Yes. Be it for the Spartans, or the added set pieces. This is a good set. As well, the color of the armor closely matched that of Spartan Davis that came in an earlier battle pack.
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