So, not only Eurobricks is back online, there are also finally first pics of the new HF toyline. Today is a good day for LEGO. ^^
First of all, the name of the new theme (Brain Attacks) sounds quite gruesome.
But it reminds me of the Bohrok and the Rahkshi, and it's a nice twist to give the bad guys the items with the game points now.
Another thing I really like about this wave is how colourful it is. The current wave was mostly silver, black and a few bits orange here and there (the only sets who really stand out colour-wise were Speeda Demon and Stringer), but this wave got a nice mix of bright, dark and vibrant colours. It even makes me forgive the lack of a blue set in this wave (I can live with not having a white set in this wave since we got Stormer XL in the current).
But now to the sets itself:
Breez looks fantastic. I know, if someone complains about "too much lime green" here, it's me, but I can't help it. Her design is just too cool.
Bruizer looks also very cool. I already liked the rock theme of other sets (like Stronius back then), and he kinda reminds me of the rock guys in Rayman Origins
, which is also a plus point.
Bulk however is underwhelming. His armour looks somewhat generic too me, and his drill tool would need some sort of engine to look good.
Furno XL looks really, really cool. He comes with nice new parts, an overall good design and he also apparently solves a few of the problems Stormer XL suffered from (like short arms). Most likely a must buy for me.
Ogrum looked first a bit weird to me, but after looking at him again, he really starts growing on me. His mask/helmet/face looks like some sort of japanese demon (in other words, he reminds me of some monsters from Okami
) crossbreeded with an orc, and he also comes with dark green parts, which makes me really happy. Oh, he also comes with brown pieces, which is also nice, but not overwhelming for me.
Pyrox' head looks weird too me, but he's apparently dark red and it seems like he's using XT4's short torso. I might buy him when he goes on sales.
Rocka looks really dull. Perhaps he got some cool stuff under his shield, but if not, the only interesting thing about him is his green sword.
Scarox' alienbug-head looks cool, but I'm not too keen on his colours.
As far as I can tell from the pictures, the new wave looks good. It got a few cool sets and a healthy dose of new parts and appealing recolours. I'm looking forward to their release.