Whereas we now finish our assessment of the Microfighters’ 2015 season. Stay tuned subsequent yr for spherical three of Chibi goodness from a galaxy far, far-off. Or, if we’re fortunate, possibly this August.
Much just like the advent calendars, there’s a lot extra floor to explored with these cute widdle crafts. Hopefully they do not kill them after spherical three.5 like they did the planet units. You know what can be actually cool? An outsized chibified R2-D2 being ridden by Kenny Baker. Now that might rock my socks.
In a world of superior technological warfare, we get a droid using a spindly droid. I consider it was one of many Brothers Brick who referred to as this out as insanity. Sure, you get an excellent vantage level however you are additionally a sitting duck. Perhaps the droid is not a lot controlling the droid as he’s hitching a journey so as to add firepower. To that I say, “Why not just add more firepower to the spider? Or a web?” It’s a bummer to finish this streak of evaluations on a downer, but it surely actually is.
Then there’s the query of mobility. This set may nearly be labeled as Technic because it’s chock filled with these fiddly components. And regardless of the technical nature the legs, technically, suck. They do not transfer up and down. They simply rock forwards and backwards. It’s nearly prefer it’s counting on the facility of a cephalopod as an alternative of an arachnid.
But the shaping of the hull is sweet. You get eight 45° 2×2 three-facted nook slopes to assist construct the spherical form. The design is a little bit gappy however properly affected. Another fascinating bonus is the one flick-hearth missile the place the pod’s cannon can be anyway. Not solely is it a single flick-hearth however it’s extra properly-constructed out than only a cone on a stick. It’s a cone on a dish on a dot on a cone on a stick! Oh and a darkish orange droid with none dots. Does darkish orange imply he is rusted?