Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Lego Hero Factory Recon Team is live!
That's right, the Lego Hero Factory Recon Team site is up & running and Hero Factory enthusiasts around the world are filling up the gallery with new virtual creations. Above is Noah Iron Shadow, my first attempt, for what it's worth. I won't bore you with a long "review" of this Design By Me-powered setup. Just go play with it yourself!
The basic principle is that you design your own Hero from existing parts, give him a name (yes "him," there are no female names, argh!), and then can actually order that hero to be delivered directly to you by mail (well, the pieces to make it at least). The cost is $12.99 USD in America, plus $4.95 shipping. Pretty steep price for a single normal-sized figure. For folks who were hoping to find tons of new colors for much-loved parts, sorry, no dice. There is only one new Recon Team-exclusive piece, the two-tone chest plate seen above. All other pieces are existing items in already-available colors. What's funny is that for extra variety, they let you add some System parts, including a couple different sizes of small claws, and tiny undersized tools.
Anyhow, it's fun to mess around with. I'm actually going to order one particularly peculiar-looking hero, just to complete the process and see how it goes. I spec'd my guy up with parts that I want more of for MOC making, especially the translucent red/orange armor pieces! I'll post up when it arrives.