Theme: Alien Conquest
When I picked up my first Alien Conquest set I was torn as to whether I should also get this set, in the end I didn't bother and just got the HQ, luckily for me fate conspired to bring me back to toys are us here is the review. (light was against me, so the photos aren't as well lit as the last ones)
The Alien Defence Unit soldier is preparing the city defences. But wait! An alien UFO is trying to abduct the farmer with its tractor beam and grabbing abduction function! Launch the flick missile before it’s too late and send the galactic human snatcher spinning home!
Box front and back
The set comes with three minifigures, exactly the same moustached double sided head ADU trooper from the Earth Defence HQ set, a different alien and a really cool single sided head farmer.
its just a single instruction booklet with this set, nothing too difficult and its built pretty quickly without and fiddly bits at all, rather odd placement of three green "Plate 1X2 W. 1 Knob" (as Lego describe them) in the cockpit could indicate something else was to be included in the set but was removed maybe?, nothing is shown on them on the box or in the instructions so it will remain a mystery
The light is activated by pressing the green ball forward at the back of the cockpit as you can see in the pics.
Underside of the UFO showing the rubber claw pieces, the light grey ends are rubber going to regular plastic as it goes dark grey.
"abduction effect" is more impressive in the dark
Minifigs are great, the farmer is the pick for me, he looks fantastic. the alien is good too, with different printing and a different head to the ones in the HQ set. the ADU trooper though is a direct copy of the HQ trooper, must have requested a transfer
Not a great pile of parts but some nice pieces all the same, including a light brick giving the "abduction effect" a really nice clear dome on the saucer and some nice rubbery fangs on the under side of the saucer, for picking up unsuspecting abductees.
Its a classic saucer in the style of the 1950s B movies, the grille on the front is a little confusing though its a little too high in the sides for my liking but if it wasn't there'd be no room for the abductees, so its the price you pay, there is a nice "Area 51" sign on the front of the saucers stickers.
The playability is pretty good, although its not very swooshable but the "abduction effect" is pretty cool so it makes up for that.
If the HQ seemed steep this one is a little steeper regards size Vs price, but it does have a light up brick (technological costs?) or maybe theres a worldwide plastic shortage going on
Nice but no classic.
Hi Res pics are here
Edited by Final Exit, 07 May 2011 - 03:37 PM.