Mega Construx Breacher EXO Suit
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 10-12 minutes to build (Your time will vary from mine as I took pics along the way for this review)
Set Piece Count: 89
Minifigures: Banished Brute
Weapons: Mauler, Buildable Gravity Hammer, Buildable Shield
Accessories: figure stand
Special Features: Alternate build via APP.
Cost: $15 US Mass Retail. (Though this was not heavily distributed in the States.)
And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER)
The front of the package shows most of the armor bits and the included figure through a large window. The back of the package shows the completed EXO suits as well an alternate build. The other two EXO suits in this series are also shown in the bottom right corner.
Okay, let’s get into the build.
Here the armored arms are attached. Note how the arms are inserted into the shoulder armor of the EXO suit. As well, the elbows of the Brute line up with the shoulder joint of the armor. This makes it easy for the armored arms to move about and not be hindered by the figure.
I decided to make the alternate mode for this review as well. Here is that process.
Summary: The set’s build time is quick. With mostly repetitive builds for the limbs, it’s an easy build. As of this writing, this is considered a non-canon EXO suit. Meaning, it does not appear in any of the games or novels.
Overall Rating: I give this set 10 out of 10 medals.
Why did I give it a 10 out of 10?
• Though it isn’t canon to the Halo franchise, it’s a great looking set. It definitely fits well within the Banished theme.
• I REALLY like the buildable Shield.
Here’s my opinion on the break down of the value of this set. (In US dollars)
• The figure with it’s figure stand and Mauler I place at $3.50.
• I put the EXO suit and it’s weapons at $8.50.
TOTAL: $12 (before tax and in U.S. dollars)
Given that the set costs $15 US before tax, I find this set just slightly overpriced. Account does need to be taken for the packaging and printing thereof as well.
I do find that the set looks great next to other Banished sets and figures.
Do I recommend it? Absolutely!! While it’s not in Halo Wars 2, it would totally fit! The blood red, black and silver color pieces scream Banished! I even recommend getting TWO of this set so you can have the alternate version as well!
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