This is the fifth in my weekly series of reviews, and this one is good but skippable.
This set was released in 2011 and came with one drop pod painted to look like it was in mid-drop, one white ODST minifigure, and 3.5 accessories. It retailed for $11.99 US and came with 28 pieces.
The figure and the drop pod:
The back of the drop pod:
The drop pod with the door open:
Weapons and accessories include an arctic-themed sniper rifle with a removable bipod, a painted battle rifle, and a white removable backpack:
The front of the white ODST:
The back of the white ODST:
The figure's articulation (see my figure articulation review):
Each drop pod has an ODST that seems to correlate to one of the Alpha Nine Characters from Halo 3 ODST. This one may be voice actor Nathan Fillion's character Buck? (poor, poor Cayde-6):
Some photos showing the drop pod and the ODST in landing scenes.
In Kentucky, it's said that "if you don't like the weather, wait five minutes." That saying is true, for the most part. It can snow on Monday, be so hot it melts your shoes on Tuesday, and then rain on Wednesday (just for variety's sake). Unfortunately, it wasn't snowing when I took the pictures of the ODST drop pods, so I had to use a white towel/sheet for a back/foreground. These photos don't look very good:
If you can't find this set at or under MSRP, don't get it. It's really forgettable and your money would be better spent on a Destiny or COD set. This figure has the same problems as all the other ODSTs so see the following section of the Heavy Weapons Specialist review:
"The joints on the figures start to stick after several years in the box, these will easily snap when first trying to pose the figure. I recommend microwaving (for like 15-25 seconds), using a blowdryer, or putting the figure in a hot car parked in the sun in the middle of summer to heat the plastic and make the joints soft before attempting to move the joints around. Better safe than sorry. If you do have a figure break, however, Mega Construx will still help with [and send replacement parts for] older sets if the parts are still in a warehouse somewhere."
*above $11.99 US: Skip it, buy a Destiny or COD set
*At or below $11.99 US: only buy it if you want all the drop pods
*This set has the same plastic quality and fixes as the other drop pods, see the italic section of this review before posing or playing with the figure if you buy the set
Next week’s review:
I bought Destiny Mega Construx FNP30 Heavy Pike Patrol and I think it is one of the best sets in existence (of any brand including Lego). So that review is coming next week instead of the next drop pod in the series.
On my last custom figure, I asked if I should post customs using these guys (Figures from the COD line):
Nobody responded so I'm asking again.