So, the summer wave sets have been out for a few days, and like a lot of people, I’m not a fan of the Skull Scorpio set. I’ll applaud the designers for attempting to put a cool technic function into what is fundamentally a CCBS set, but while the function is cool, the set is just awful to look at static. Worse still, Skull Basher does a much better job at having a unique function without ruining the look. In fact, I’d argue that even Loss does a much better job at it, although he’s fundamentally technic with some CCBS thrown in around the edges.
So, being the sort of person who much prefers displaying their sets in cool poses over making them smash each other in real time, I decided to revamp Skull Scorpio. I wanted to keep the original look and feel of the set, minus the bulky tail contraption, but my take on Skull Scorpio would be far more posable.
From this angle, the body build becomes more apparent. The ball joints to which the legs attach are actually Metrutoran arms, stuck on an axle that has been rotated 45 degrees from standard. Thanks to a minifig staff piece running through the center of the torso, they don’t wobble at all. The legs are also not pushed out any further than they were on the standard set, and can articulate in all directions.
Showing the strength of the legs, Skull Scorpio can actually rear up now, bringing his head up to roughly the height of a protector set. This is probably my favorite pose because of it, since it makes Skull Scorpio look far more menacing.
Comments, questions, suggestions? How would you rebuild Skull Scorpio, or do you think the standard set isn’t that bad. Discuss!