Wednesday, 28 December 2011

#727 of Year 2 Lego 7052 Alien Conquest UFO Abduction

Another day of Alien Conquest, and it's a proper space saucer today.  These sets really tap into the retro Space Invaders look and although it's not bad, I still do miss my non-movie-inspired sci-fi space base Space theme.

The box is typical for Alien Conquest - picture in front, features in insets in the back.  I didn't even notice the "light" feature until I started building the set, but it's there on the box with "Batteries Included" on the front.  That's a nice disclaimer, but since both images on the front and the back shows lights being fired from the gun, well, it's like false advertising.

There are two numbered baggies, a decal sheet, a cockpit cover and the instructions booklet.  The baggies are numbered.

Baggie number 1 builds the figures including a farmer in coveralls, a missile launcher thing, two barricades and the bottom discus of the flying saucer.

Baggie number 2 completes the flying saucer.  The build wasn't too difficult and thanks to the symmetry, a bit easy due to the repetition.


There is a button on the saucer which when pressed shines the X-men symbol from underneath the spacecraft.  Don't ask me why there is an X-men tie in.  Otherwise, the saucer doesn't have much from a play point of view.  The defender and the farmer are just window dressing and wouldn't be missed much if they were omitted or replaced with more aliens.

Both parts of the set fit in with their respective factions - I like how the saucer bulks up the aliens, but the defenders still look a bit underimpressive at the moment.  Maybe over the coming days that would change.

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