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To infinity and beyond!
on 31 January 2010
Having already bought the Woody and Buzz to the Rescue set, my expectations for this model were high. This model, overall is very good, but there are little niggling problems.
On the plus side, the model looks very impressive, standing at about 8-9 inches tall, and it has a lot of articulation. It has ball and socket joints on the ankles, hips, shoulders and wrists, as well as swivel joints on the waist and neck, and hinge joints on the wings. Therefore, a lot of movement can be had, and you can pose it in lots of positions.
For the collector, this model would be great due to some unique elements, such as the hands, and little alien minifigure.
However, as a play thing, it's not 100pc perfect as the wings fall off very easily. Conversely if you just wanted to stand it on your desk, its hard to get it to stand upright.
The age range of this toy is 7-14, but I feel it is too hard for any child under 10 unless they had parental help, or were very experienced. There are a lot of 'rotations' in the instructions, making it a bit complicated, unless your very attentive and patient. It took me 25-30mins to build and i've been making lego sets for almost 20 years. The average under 10 with at least some experience of lego would take about an hour or so. An older kid may be a bit faster. For younger builders, putting the ball and socket joints together may be tricky. I would not recommend this as a first lego set, something like the Army Men on Patrol is more suitable for beginners.
Still a fun and unusal set, with the head and visor particularly cool, as well as the little rocket that can be 'fired' from the left arm.
A bit tricky for younger kids, unless help is given, and not durable enough for rough play. As a learning peice of lego, if your child can build this in a hour, they've done well. It is tricky, but the final result is quite pleasing.
Not perfect, but still unusual and fun. I'd give the model 8/10.