Review: 7049 Alien Striker
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:36 PM
Name: 7049 Alien Striker
Theme: Alien Conquest
This is my first review on Eurobricks, so any constructuive criticism and feedback would be welcomed, so that my future review can be better and of a higher level.
This morning I went to my local TRU, and they had all of the new Alien Conquest sets available, so I purchased 7049 and 7050.
Stop the alien invader with the LEGO Alien Conquest Alien Striker (7049) set! The alien defense unit soldier is on the look out for an alien invader speeding around the city. Stop the outer space bully from capturing anything he can get his suckers on! Dodge the striker's laser guns and send the bug eyed invader back to where he came from!
Now to the review!
Box and contents
The box uses bright colours with Lime strips across two of the corners.
Box front and back:
When you open the box, there is just a instruction booklet and one bag of parts, no sticker sheet and no big parts that aren't in the single parts bag.
They have the same image on the cover of them that is on the box.
Random instructions page:
As you can see, the colours of the parts are easy to see and the page is Lime and has darker green patterns on it that are just noticeable.
Both of the minifigs that come in this set are great, and they pratically make the set, with the spaceship being as small as it is.
The Alien Defence Unit (ADU) soldier has his helmet, torso and legs in the new Azure blue colour. There is printing on both sides of the minifig's head as well as its torso. This set has the long-awaited Trans-Clear visor in it. One side of the minifig's head shows the soldier with a grin/smirk on his face, but when you turn it round, he has a sort of shocked/confused face.
Here is a comparison of the ADU soldier and the Spaceman minifig from Series 1:
The Alien Trooper (as he's referred to on the TRU site) has a printed head, that is made from normal ABS instead of silicon, like the Atlantis molded heads are. His head is Lime green with a printed brain-like pattern on top and comes in a little bag within the parts bag. The Alien Trooper only has printing on the front of his torso and legs. His arms are either Dark Pink or Magenta (I can't tell which).
His head piece in its bag:
Here is a comparison of the Alien Trooper and the Alien minifig from Series 3:
The spaceship is a quick build, and it has a nice shape to it. Here are some pictures of the build and the new/interesting pieces:
There is the new gun piece and the visor in Trans-Clear, as well as 1 x 1 round plate sin Dark Purple and a light blue colour (I'm not sure what colour it is).
After step 4:
After step 8:
After step 12:
After step 14:
The Complete Set
The minifigs are great and detailed, with the soldier being in a new colour and havin the visor in Trans-Clear and the Alien have an excellent molded head piece. To make the minifigs 10/10, I would say that the Alien could have back printing and the Soldier could have had a new helmet, but that is just nitpicking at these great minifigs.
The parts in this set are good, with some great new ones such as the gun and Trans-Clear visor. It would ahve been nice if there were some printed tiles in this set.
The design is good, but to improve, the space ship could have a bit more height/depth to it.
The playability is good, children can swoosh the spceship nicely but the Soldier has nothing to chase him on and can only 'shoot' at the spaceship.
Price: 9/10 Great value for money, but I wouldn't mind 50p off the RRP.
Overall: 41/50 A great Little set!
Thanks for reading.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 12:45 PM
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:01 PM
Also, I never noticed it before other alien, could pass for Ree-Yees from Jabbas Palace!
Thanks for the review! You my the reason I buy this set, but, if I do it will be to do the above.
Thank again, Jamie
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:02 PM
(As requested criticism ;the photos. I'm not sure how you're lighting them, but if you modify your "white-balance" you can fix that easily. Other than that it's a great first review.)
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:06 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 01:42 PM
I love the alien. I think its oversize grumpy big lime green face is perfect. I like the way that you could use the collectible series alien as some sort of commander race, and these fat faced lime bulldog hulks as the stupid foot soldiers! But, best of all for an impulse set that alien speeder is looking very nice straight out of the box. Normally impulse sets are just about the minifigs, and whilst this is sure to be an alien army builder, the vehicle looks desirable as it is.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 02:32 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:30 PM
I think this is more of a bonus theme for the space police line.
The set looks great though. Especially the new ADU soldier.
The gun looks quite cool also. It might be able to fit with some Star Wars sets also.
Nice review Buddy!
Posted 30 April 2011 - 03:47 PM
Even without it, it is a great set. But I sometimes don't get TLG.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:03 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:02 PM
And can we see the figures with a uniform swap?
Edited by SpiderSpaceman, 30 April 2011 - 06:03 PM.
Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:44 PM
And can we see the figures with a uniform swap?
Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:49 PM
Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:08 PM
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:45 PM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:36 AM
Oh, and by the way great first review buddy
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:45 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 05:54 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 09:05 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:34 PM
I will be buying these for the aliens they are just cool
Posted 01 May 2011 - 02:43 PM
Anyway, great review, even though the pics seem awfully discolored. Love the ADU officer's expressions!
Posted 01 May 2011 - 04:31 PM
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