This is the first of four sets my wife bought me for Father’s Day. I’m not a dad in the sense of having a human child. But we treat our dog as our “daughter.” So my wife took a little liberty there with calling these Father’s Day presents…
Covenant Drop Pod-Elite General: Set # 97106
Build Time: 2 minutes
Set Piece Count: 20
Minifig: Elite General (Reach style)
Weapons: Plasma Launcher, Needler, Plasma Rifle
Special Features: Flip down door
Price: $11-13 depending on where you buy it from.
And on with the pics!
Mega Bloks certainly has the packaging down for the Drop Pods. A nice tall and slim box, it shows off the drop pod, minifig and some of the weapons nicely. You KNOW what you’re getting!
Here are the contents of the box. Pretty straight forward.
The minifig is nice. All white with some detailing in gold. I like the sculpt and hope Mega offers it in some other colors in the future.
The weapons are molds that have been used before. However, it’s the fantastic paint job on these that really makes these the gem in this set. That “Blueberry” gun (Plasma Launcher) is awesome. Not to mention a game accurate needler and Plasma Rifle!
The completed set.
Summary: The set is quick to build and can be displayed nearly anywhere. It’s compact, and stores the minifig and weapons nicely. The paint deco of this whole set is fantastic. I wish ALL Halo Mega Bloks had this level of paint application to them.
Overall Rating: I give this set 9.5 out of 10 medals. I definitely recommend getting it.