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Difficult to put together (For the colour blind) and missing pieces.
on 11 January 2015
My kid was very patient whilst Dad with his faulty colour vision failed to get to grips with the poorly coloured pieces in the instructions and also the poorly coloured pieces themselves. Even the wife, who has perfect colour vision, struggled and in the end we used a strong spotlight to distinguish between them and make the instructions almost readable. The children gave up very quickly, as it's sometimes quite unclear where pieces go, and they also struggled with the colours. Arguments over which was purple, grey or green ensued followed by a running battle where we lobbed pieces at each other from behind barricades to relieve the tedium and eyestrain caused by this set. Bearing in mind that the kids are quite able to do technical Lego themselves, it seems strange that they struggle with Megabloks, which IMHO indicates that the company needs to improve its manuals.
Once put together an ungrateful son was off and this was added to his armoury of other halo toys (Including the Mammoth, which took about year, but slightly easier than this.) I was unimpressed with the design of these - the engines on the Hornet didn't really seem to sit in properly and the 'vampire' just looks like a rejected design from Battlestar Galactica. Not much detail.
Of course, there were pieces missing, which seems common with this brand. So off I trot to the website to make yet another order. Pathetic, really. We have box upon box of Lego sets and there's never been a missing piece. Please, Lego, license this stuff so we can have some quality sets.
I'm hoping he doesn't ask for any more of this Halo stuff. I'm not impressed with the quality and the manuals are terrible. And this is not cheap, as well.