My wife, being the lovely lady she is, got this for me.
UNSC Combat Orange Unit: Set # 97083
Build Time: 1 minute
Set Piece Count: 37
Minifigs: Orange Spartan Mark IV, Orange Spartan EOD, Orange Spartan Scout, Active Camo Spartan CQB
Weapons: Rocket Launcher, SMG, Shotgun, Active Camo Shotgun
Special Features: None
Price: $12-15 depending on where you buy it from.
And on with the pics!
A nice set. I’m glad Mega went back to the 4 minifigure set instead of the 3-3/12 minifig sets from last year.
This is what you get in the set. Considering single blind packed minifigures are usually $3 each, what you get here for $12 isn’t bad at all. You essentially get another 2X4 blok, 2 4X10 plates, the orange tile with the UNSC symbol and the angle plate as extra for free.
Here’s the unit on display. I almost always choose to make the display stand different from what is in the instructions.
Now for close-ups of the minifigs:
The Spartan Mark IV included has been done before so this isn’t really new. However, for those who missed it, it’s a great chance to get him.
Personally, I think Mega captured the sculpt of the EOD Spartan very well. It’s one of my favorite Mega Bloks Spartans.
I have to check, but I think the torso for the Scout seen here isn’t correct. I think that’s an ODST torso. Regardless, it’s a cool figure and I’m not unhappy about it.
And here we have what I consider to be the gem of the set. An Active Camo CQB. Long time readers of the blog will know that I LOVE translucent toys. I always love to see how things are put together. So being able to see through to the joints of figures is always cool and amusing to me.
Summary: No build time really as the display stand takes less than a minute. This is a good set for the money, especially given the active camo CQB Spartan.
Overall Rating: I give this set 8.5. It would have scored higher for me had there been a different spartan instead of the Mark IV. Still, the other three figures really make this worth it. As a side bonus, if you were looking to have a grifball colored spartan than this set is a MUST pick up for you!