I highly doubt there are any gamers around that have not hear of this cash-hound machine that is the Halo franchise! It is of no surprise to me to see the game evolve into a world of toys and collectibles. Thankfully the great people at Mega Bloks sent us the UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra for a review! Now, I am sure most of you do not know what game that this particular set is from do you? Well that is because it goes by a different name in the last great hurrah from the great Ensemble Studios called the SP42 Main Battle Tank in the game called Halo Wars.
Now, this is the biggest set they sent us, so of course it would be the last one! It does come with more than your average set, including 460 total pieces of awesomeness, 3 characters (Spartan, Elite and a Brute) along with the UNSC Anti-Armor Cobra and a Covenant Plasma Turret. Each character is better looking than what you would expect, and are VERY detailed in how they look. The only one I was not impressed with was the Brute, only because there is no fixing such ugly looking things (Halo 2 anyone?) in the first place. There was one thing that impressed me the most: the Covenant Turret. Honestly, it looked the coolest with the Elite sitting on it, it kind of made me go into a nerd-gasm.
Again as I have said in the previous review, do not get discouraged when viewing the piece count, as you will have too much fun building it to even notice. With the VERY detailed instructions you should not have a single problem, except maybe the same one that I did. After a total of 2 ½ hours of build time I ran into a problem, and that is the instructions where not clear enough about where to put the back bracers (to prop up the Cobra). I guess I should not say “where” but it was not specific enough as to HOW to place it. That is okay though, as it was just a simple 2 pieces that I was not going to make use of anyways.
As with every single Mega Bloks review that I have done, the quality and durability of them is phenomenal. I am very impressed with this company and how they have made such quality products for such quality name brands. I cannot stress enough just how happy I am with these sets, and this one just puts the icing onto the cake (which is not a lie).