Theme: Alien Conquest
Minifigures: 2 + 1 "Alien pet"
Alien Conquest is the first Lego theme that I've bought all the sets from since the initial star wars line, I had a slight passing interest when I saw the early pictures that began floating around on brickshelf which soon developed into a serious urge to get them all once I'd seen the finished designs, rather looking forward to the second wave in 2012 if it takes that long
Description (from lego.wikia)
The Alien Mothership has landed!
Breaking News! The Alien Mothership has appeared in the city skyline, right before the eyes of the intrepid reporter. As the massive UFO spins above his head with eerie alien noises, the reporter watches in horror as the abducting claw heads his way. Help the reporter avoid capture and live to tell his tale on the nightly news! his?
The mothership saucer is very similar to the Alien Abduction saucer but it is surrounded by eight train track pieces connected to a large technic swivel allowing the centre saucer to be held via the handle and the outer "track" section to be spun around, this activates the sound brick giving a pleasing alien sound
Built is pretty quick and apart from the repetitive assembly of the outer track section its very simple. Considering its pretty large size and general saucer-ishness, the mothership is remarkably swooshable too
The Alien Commander while similar the the pirate from the HQ set has a tentacle base instead of the peg leg arrangement and has two arms, head is the same set up but with a different paint scheme, the reporter is looking remarkably female considering the sets description on the Lego website, she has a nice clip board and comes with two microphones and has a double sided head.
Minifigs are again great, the reporter is a really good new minifigure and the Alien Commander is superb, would have been nice to get another figure but not sure what or who.
Some interesting parts, eight train track curves, lots of green transparent pieces, another 8x8 clear dome and the sound brick, so while the ship might have a lot of clear air in it, its also got some good parts too.
The main body of the Mothership is very similar to the Abduction set minus its grille and abduction light, the addition of the spinning outer ring and sound brick really work well and make the set far better than I was expecting.
Once you've spun the ship around via its handle and made the sound a couple of times its worked all its magic, nice looking ship but not brimming with play features.
At just under £50 this set is bordering on being over priced but I think the size of the finished set and the
A nice looking surprisingly swooshable set.
Hi-res pics and a video of the sound can be found here
Alien Conquest: Best new theme ever!Alien get together. (from all sets)
And the people of earth.