The Defense Point Showdown set appears to be mostly a Banished version of an Anti-Air turret. As you can see by the box, the set contains 782 pieces.
It also includes a Marine, Master Chief, a Brute (Possibly Hyperius) and a Grunt. TBH, I do not know where the name Hyperius comes from. If that info is stated on the back of the box, I can not confirm it, yet.
This new Brute “Hyperius” seems to be a Spartan killer. That is, if you believe what’s on his armor. It looks like he may be wearing a Spartan helmet. That of the Scout variety. The very same that Spartan Palmer wears. Also, heavily noted in social media thus far, is his use of Spartan Locke’s helmet as shoulder armor. It’s unmistakeable that it’s the same version. The only thing missing is the yellow arrow decal. That however could have been worn off in battle.
So this leads me to wonder, what or whom else has this Brute possibly killed? In the trailer, the pilot Brohammer says “we lost”. Does this mean Infinity has been lost or at least heavily damaged? Did the Banished do that? If we go to the audio message that Halo released earlier in the week, a Brute is heard saying “Humanity will burn, their brazen defiance will be all but a memory.” Is THIS the brute saying that message? Hmm…
As we can also see, this set comes with a Mongoose. The legs of the turret look somewhat positionable. It also seems there is an action feature that allows for parts of the legs to pop off, as if bale damaged.
As with the other Halo Summer 2020 sets, this too has an alternate build.
Looks like some kind of cool Brute fighter and a small support ship that the Grunt pilots.
Here is the official text blurb from Mega’s site about this set:
DEFENSE POINT SHOWDOWN™
• Large Halo Infinite inspired Banished AA turret building set with 4 poseable legs under its platform, a mounted, spinning cannon and dual-missile launcher, and push-button canister launchers
• 2-in-1 building toy: Choose to build the turret or a large fighter plane and utility craft
• 4 highly collectible micro action figures, Master Chief, a UNSC Marine, Hyperius and a Grunt Assault, with authentic detail, 12 points of articulation, display stands and interchangeable weapon accessories
• Ideal for ages 8 and up, this building set features detailed authenticity to strengthen creative thinking skills
• 782 bricks and pieces combine with all Mega Construx building sets and are compatible with other name brands
Infiltrate a Banished defense point. Modeled after its appearance in Halo Infinite, this large anti-aircraft turret features poseable legs and a spinning cannon that fires 2 missiles at once. Hit the canisters to launch them from the turret’s base and create an explosive counterattack. Or choose to build a large fighter plane and utility craft. This construction set also includes 4 micro action figures that can be placed inside your vehicle of choice. Fight the decisive battle.
Ideal for Probuilders, ages 8+
What’s in the box
782 bricks and pieces
4 micro action figures
Set number: GNB27
With this set having 782 pieces, I see this being $75-80 U.S. retail price.