Mega Bloks UNSC Hangar Deck: Set #97133
Build Time: 3 minutes
Set Piece Count: 53
Minifig: Metallic Teal EVA Spartan
Weapons: All three are “smoky” translucent: Magnum, SMG, Shotgun
And on with the pics!
As I’ve commented on, I love the new white packaging design as it makes it stand out more from other dark toy packaging.
Here are the contents. As you can see, the directions (second from left) are used for part of the graphics for the box. The white “tray” holds it in place. The actual piece bag is small and only takes up roughly 25% of the inside of the box. So why is the box so tall then? Simple enough to answer.
In order to not only show the second set of three, the box had to be taller to show off the combination set of all three into the Booster Frame set.
The pieces are sorted out. It’s important to note the not including the minifig, there are actually 47 pieces. This confirms from the C&C console review that MEGA does indeed count the minifig as 6 pieces. I’d have to break those down into: Head, Left Arm, Right Arm, Left Leg, Right Leg, Body.
The set completed. This one reminds me more of a mini Factory, with it’s silos included. It isn’t really anything game related. Stlll, it’s a neat little set.
Here are the weapons included. As with the C&C console set. I’m still a little perplexed towards the decision to make the weapons translucent. Again though, it’s not really an issue with me.
Also, as with the C&C set, the Hangar set’s gem is it’s minifigure. The Teal metallic deco of the spartan literally makes it shine. We’ve rarely seen teal as a color of choice and it looks great here.
You who may not want to display this on the base provided. So, I’m showing you an alternate build. You can see by the graphic above how I attached each of the split off pieces. This still retains the look of the set as if it were on a base for the most part. Yet now you can place it anywhere without the need for the base. I’m saving up these base pieces to make a large battle diorama. That is in large part my motivation for doing the alternate builds.
Summary: This is the second of the three Booster Frame sets. It’s a neat little set on it’s own, though doesn’t really resemble anything in the game. The minifig’s metallic deco really helps to make this a good set!
Overall Rating: I give this set 8 out for 10 medals. Of the three individual Booster Frame sets, this is my least favorite. Mostly because the mini-set doesn’t resemble anything from the game and on it’s on looks out of place. However, the saving grace is that minifig!
That said, if you intend on building the Booster Frame, you’re going to need this set. Since it’s affordable at $10, I definitely recommend getting it.
I need to once again thank my wife for getting me this. Another early Birthday present. As I’ve been saying, she’s the best!