Friday, 30 December 2011

#729 of Year 2 Lego 7067 Alien Conquest Jet-Copter Encounter

It's the penultimate day of the Alien Conquest week, and the penultimate day of the year.  Last time this year, I was in the UK, hitting up Toys R Us and The Entertainer.  Well, I'm more or less broke this year, so I just have to settle for Lego at home.  But that's not a bad thing in my book.

The box is huge and long and by huge I mean it's over two feet long.  It shows the chopper flying in the sky being escorted by the aliens on the front.  The back highlights the action features of the chopper in the main image and the alien spacecraft in the insets.

The box contains four baggies numbered 1, 2 and 3... and 2, an instructions book, and two decal sheets.  Wait, two decal sheets?

Baggie number 1 contains two alien heads in individualised bags.  Are they made in China?  Maybe...

They are used to build the two aliens though as well as the defender.  Baggie number 1 also builds the two identical space craft for the aliens.

Well, identical except for the technic connector pieces which are hidden under the wings of the craft.  Lift up the wings on the correct side - the side with the connector pieces and mate the male pegs to the female holes and voila!  The coitus spacecraft.  It's a neat feature on its own and this model (or is it models?) on their own is great, nevermind the rest of the set.  I wonder why Lego didn't make this a separate set.

The two baggies numbered 2 build the body of the copter... and again, this looks great as a set on its own - a sort of space looking jet.

Baggie number 3 turns the jet to a winged copter though and the overall look is a bit like... a frying pan, or at least that's how it seems to me.

There's a lever on each wing that when pushed, causes the missiles on the front to fire.  There's also a detachable pod underneath the tail of the copter, which can hold an Alien... or a human.

Overall, the set is great for playing with.  The build isn't too difficult and the models have all sorts of cool and interesting features.  I do wonder though, why didn't Lego separate these as two separate sets - they are both great enough to survive on their own, and as separate sets, the price points would have been lower and therefore more affordable than the price they can slap on this huge box.

Place with the rest of the subtheme-mates, it becomes easily apparent that there are actually two sub-themes here - a defenders subtheme and an aliens subtheme.  I'd really appreciate it if Lego goes back to the strategy of making subthemes instead of these insane versus sets.

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