Mega Construx UNSC Marine Defense
Build Time: 1 minute to sort, 4 minutes to build (includes building Drones and sandbag wall)
Set Piece Count: 94
Minifigures: UNSC Marine (Brown skin), UNSC Marine (Medium Peach skin), x2 Covenant Drones
Weapons: Assault Rifle, SMG, x2 Plasma Pistols
Accessories: Small figure stand X2, Medium figure stand X2, Missile Pod, Assault Rifle with flash attachment, SMG with small flash attachment, trip mine, buildable sandbag wall
Special Features: Transparent rods (x2) supplied to make Drones look like they are hovering in air.
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Amazon.
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Here are the contents of the set. The figure tray, a small bag of parts and a folded instruction sheet.
NOTE: The Drones wings are not attached. However, they are slotted into the tray plastic. Be extra careful when removing these as they do not easily slip out. You may need to cut the tray plastic to release the wings.
To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Mega Bloks/Construx having the Halo license, they have been including at least one gold color piece in each set. This set has a gold Trip Mine. I like it! We rarely get this accessory, so it’s nice to have, no matter the color.
And finally, the Drones attack the defending Marines! I love those little flash effects that you can attach to the guns. Adds a new level of realism! There is a hole on the bottom of each drone that you can insert the clear rod into, to make them look like they are flying/hovering.
Summary: The set has virtually no build as it’s just the sandbag wall and the figures you assemble. It contains 2 marines, one with brown skin the other a medium peach skin, as well as 2 Drones, a Missile Pod and a sandbag wall. This is a nice amount of army builders with a few little side pieces to build up your adventure.
Overall Rating: I give this set 9.75 out for 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 9.75 out of 10?
• There is only one minor thing with the set that I wish would have been better. That being the color of the Marine helmets to match the armor. Other than that, this is a STELLAR set!!!
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• Each figure with a weapon and stand is $3.50.
• The Missile Pod I feel is worth $2. This especially because it’s a rather rare weapon to be released.
• The sandbag wall is worth $1.50. Not because of piece count, but rather that sandbags in the Halo line aren’t often included. So they are worth slightly more, IMO.
TOTAL: $17.50 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $15 US before tax, I find the value good to very good.
Do I recommend it? Most definitely! Especially if you’re an army builder! 2 Marines and 2 Drones? What’s not to love about that!!
This set as of this writing is rare to find, so buy it when you see it. I’m hoping to get 4 sets of this.
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