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.
Cons: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.
Other notes: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