April 19, 2012 Leave a comment
It is no shock to anyone that I am a massive LEGO fan. We have a heck of a lot of it at our house (and no, we don’t have kids!) I’ve always loved the versatility of the stuff, but in recent years my appreciation has moved more towards the accuracy and cleverness of the licensed kits (Star Wars, POTC, etc…) But something was always missing for me…why no Japanese or Anime themed LEGO? There are tons of fan-built mechas on the internet, so why had LEGO not gone down this route?
So imagine my joy at discovering LEGO had gone down this route, just a few years ago, with their EXO-FORCE range! I never saw these sets released in the UK, but I may have just missed them. But wherever they DID come out, they are quite simple the VERY FINEST LEGO SETS EVER! Oh yes, they are incredible. Superbly designed, beautiful concepts, well-balanced with fantastic articulation and playability factor. The anime styled mini-figs are ace, but the mechas are the real deal. Some even come with light-up bricks that channel red light through to the cockpits and guns. So…fracking…cool.
But don’t take my word for it, here’s a few snappy snaps of the three new Exo-Force mechas we now own. They seemed quite at home in our Japanese themed garden 🙂