"This was a great set to build with three stages and and two key parts, it meant you could spread the build out over a couple of days if you wanted to.
The minifigures are good, especially Iron Spiders extra arms which can be moved to hold onto things. Sandmans 'sand' colour was a little off at first, but when combined with the scenery, made perfect sense and blended in.
First Build - Rhino Suit; Building the Rhino exo-suit was straight forward but well thought out, keeping to the idea of it being to offer strength and intimidation rather than to be a full battle suit (like the Hulk Buster) Standing at about a 2/3 the size of hulk buster this suit was still a fair size, especially when stood next to an ordinary minifigure. the arms and legs are fully possible, and the addition of stud shooters on the hands was good, resembling the toes of actual rhino feet
Second Build - Battle ground Scenery: Split into two parts, and combined later, this was also good to build and surprisingly large when assembled. with a width of about 30cm and the crane height at about 15cm there is a lot of area to play with. Again, simple to build but interesting to see it all take shape. The way this set was designed to integrate Sandmans abilities of being able to manipulate the surrounding sand element was very well done, with two large hands grabbing out at Spiderman and Iron Spider, as well as Sandmans pile set high to give him a good vantage point for attacking, all making for a great play and display set.
> The only tricky part for this build was getting the stickers on just right, and there were quite a few!
Overall, well worth getting, especially if you are trying to build a Lego city or town. Lot's of fun to be had with this set"
"Onua was one of the six Master Toa that stood out to me the most, with his new huge torso and shoulders that demanded you recognise his strength, an enormously different message that was felt from his first generation appearance.
This was the most challenging Master Toa to build, owing to a complex torso to accomadate the bulky armor and the need to apply the decal on his chest by hand, unlike the others where it is already printed on.
Although appearing larger, Onua stands at a similar height to the other Masters but certainly stands out from the group. I felt that his legs could have done with a little bulking up to match the torso and help deliver the full extent of the powerful aura that is given out
Otherwise this character is great and his mask has distinct similaraties to that of his first generation self, though i do miss the claw hands!
Overall playability seems good, basically no restriction on the amount of body or head movement which is good, though the head seems as though it could have been made a fraction larger to match the torso."
"This was a pretty good set to build, the design required a bit more attention to the detail of the mechanism required to move all of the legs at once. As a result of the design, i would say it is slightly more complex than the other BIONICLE sets on this wave of characters so some younger builders may struggle a little
Overall i think this character is well designed, although maybe lacking in size to an extent, i can see that more limbs for height may have led to issues with keeping the character stood up properly. One-on-one combat with a horde of skull spiders attacking would certainly be a struggle for the Masters
The grab action of the legs is really well added and is just right for trapping an enemy Master, with a quick squeeze of the abdomen trigger the legs close in and hold well making for a good playability
the gold skull spider in this set doesn't come with any legs which seems a little odd, and also hasn't been given any way of attaching to the Lord Spider so is left out a bit, it does still look grwat, and fits in with all the other available gold masks that an be gained elsewhere in this wave of characters"
"Though I am not an avid DC fan, I saw this set and knew i couldn't leave it out from my collection of comic characters. The fact that you got three key characters (although Space Batman seems a random one to throw in) from the DC universe as well as the ship, and for very little cost, was great. Only downside for the characters was that while Sinestro had an axe construct, Green Lantern himself didn't have anything to show for his power. The addition of a Warhammer construct to match Sinestro's axe would have been good to see/have. though i expect this would be achievable through other spare parts for those who have a larger collection.
As is usual for this type of product, the packaging had great detail prints of the contents and the parts themselves are all to the usual high standard with a couple unique parts with Green Lantern related decals and the unique Space suit of Batman.
The build was straight forward for all of the parts in this set. I found the functionality of the chamber that conatined the Green Lantern was clever, by shooting the shield at the top, you can release the door to reclaim the Lantern from Sinestro
The ship was really well designed, with 2 different types of guns that fire with a good distance too. One set has the stud guns, while the underside has the larger missile launchers. The tail wings are also adjustable which adds to play experience when the ship is being 'flown'
Overall, a great product that is certainly worth the money and looks great as a display piece and could offer a lot of fun through play"
"As a MARVEL and LEGO fan, it was great to find this set had been made to reflect a key battle scene in the recent film.
The set comes in a usual box with high detail print showing off the contents of the box. Upon opening, you find the parts have been seperated into numbered bags which hints at a slightly more complicated build.
This was a fun set to build and was very well delivered in the instruction manual, breaking up the build into stages to save opening all of the bags that contain the parts at once. I think this would help greatly for those who are younger as it makes the build seem much more simpler, and saves losing any small parts whilst searching for the ones required as you are making each set.
The four characters are well detailed, with Hulk scaled up to better match his size in comparison to the other figures. The Iron Man character has a different print on the armour to that of other sets, reflecting the different suits Tony has. Ultron also has a different print and detail to his suit when compared to other sets as his suit has been improved from his initial physical creation
The Hulk Buster suit itself was the best part of this set, building it felt more advanced, and the use of the model is great because of the ability to place Iron Man inside the suit and then actually use it in the way you see it move in the film. The addition of the wrist cannon that actually fires barrel studs is great too, meaning less is needed to be left to the imagination when it comes to playing
One thing that let this set down a little bit was the scale of the container that is meant to hold Hulk back. The panels could have been a third of the size larger to better match the height of the Hulk figure. > This is a minor issue really, as the cage does what it is intended for with this set, and does make having it on display better because the Hulk is openly visible when the panels are still raised"
"The BIONICLE range was something i had as a child and found to be amzing because of the new complexity they offered, so when I was bought this figure a few months ago and hadn't realised that the BIONICLE series had been renewed, I was intrigued to see how they compared to the original sets
The artwork on the box (and the box itself) was noticeably different to how i remembered, instead of a canister the figure is inside a rectangular sleeve-box with a lot of detailed artwork and imagery of the character and what they represent.
the feel of the pieces has changed a lot too, with a distinct detail on certain armor plates and weapons as well new types of joints. some of the old parts can still be found in use, but usually with slight alterations such as the merging of parts to make a more solid piece when it comes to assembly.
the overall complexity of the build for this set of characters i would say has increased in comparison to the previous origin generations, however they are still very straight forward, with the detailed insturctions.
LEWA has a great overall design and certainly reflects the original set in some aspects whilst remaining a clear indication that he has moved forward from the early days.
Pros - > straight forward instructions with little to get confused > parts feel more durable > fully posable
Cons for this character - > the mask doesnt seem to be as secure as the original models meaning that it would likely come a few times during play > joints start off a little stiff to move, but do loosen up after a little play > movement of the Head is very restricted"