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Posted: May 31 2011, 06:52 PM
Toa of destiny!
Member No.: 119
Joined: 10-September 10
As my prize for winning the infinite build category of the Legend of the Brickonicle contest I got to pick a LEGO set of around ten dollars. So I decided to try out the Hero Recon maker. As a favor Imatron asked me to review it when it got here. So here goes.
I'm going to go ahead and do a pros and cons type review 'cause thats the only kind I'm good at.
I get to design him myself. A pretty obvious plus.
He looks awesome.
Hes very flexible and easy to pose. The new Hero Factory body design gives him full Inika flexibility while still being half the size.
He is a pretty descent price ($13) especially for a custom model.
The joints actually go together better than Bionicle ones.
The fact that you can make your own character and buy them directly from Lego is just plain awesome.
His back is really ugly. Its almost as if they forgot about it entirely.
All of his armor pieces wiggle when posing him due to the new ball attachments for them. And his chest plate gets in the way of a lot of arm movements and keeps his head from turning all the way to either side.
His pieces don't have enough connections on them making him virtually un-MOC-able except for recolors of the already existing heroes.
The very limited color selection when designing a hero. I had to improvise by giving him light gray lower leg armor instead of white.
He is also very tiny, which isn't a bad thing.
The gray pieces I got aren't the same gray shown in the Hero Recon maker.
Thats about it. Overall I'd say hes a pretty good deal. Buying the normal Heroes from Lego gives you way more for your money but if you really want a custom character the Hero Recon maker is a good way to get one.
This post has been edited by Toa Yurikk on Jun 2 2011, 08:02 PM
Posted: Aug 31 2011, 01:44 AM
Member No.: 1
Joined: 21-June 09
I really ment to have this up ages ago, but I should have it on the news soon. Can you tell me anything about the Hero Factory recon game and how it's tied to the figure?
I finaly ordered mine, and his offical name, (for lack of ability to create a better one with the limited selection) is Jimmy The Stinger. I wont see him for another month though, apparently all Hero Recon guys take 20ish days before they even ship them.
Once he's here though, after I take pictures of him, Im going to give him the overhaul the offcial set builder couldnt.
Back on topic, since he also counts as a MOC, you picked a very good colorscheme. It makes me think I should have picked silver parts for mine, but I decided to go What?! the extra large white armor to compliment all the small white armor peices I got with my pickaprick.