Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hero Factory "Brain Attack" wave 2 sets at Nuremberg Toy Fair

The summer 2012 Brain Attack heroes and villains have been sighted at the Nuremberg Toy Fair. Only one picture was taken, courtesy of Eurobricks:
In this picture, you can see Jet Rocka with Stormer in the background.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Hero Factory web site updated for Brain Attack

The Hero Factory website has been updated for Brain Attack! Combiner model instructions are up, and so are some really cool product animations. Check it out!

Also check out the Legends of Chima and Galaxy Squad sites!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Stuff in the blogging queue

Hey guys! Just letting you know what's coming soon on the blog!

  • Battle For Kydea MOCs
  • A Faceless One MOC of my own
  • Some Brain Attack villain MOCs
  • A quite unique series of MOCs I created last year
All of these are from a Bricklink order that I'm going to make soon, and I will report on it when it comes. Some of these MOCs may or may not be published, but we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Brain Attack sets: My favorites

Hello everyone! I've managed to get all of the Brain Attack sets, and here are my favorites, listed from favorite to least favorite, and the reasons why.

HEROES: Furno XL, Bulk, Rocka, Breez
VILLAINS: Bruizer, Pyrox, Ogrum, Scarox.

Reasons why:

It was a really close one between Furno XL and Bulk. Bulk was very appealing to me because of the classic "spaceman" look while also incorporating neo-classic elements such as the robotic look and the drill. However,  Furno managed to take first. Although I don't like Furno as much (I understand that the kids love him, but really, he doesn't have to be in every wave,) he managed to make me like him. XL heroes are always cool, but there are other aesthetic elements that really made him stand out from the rest of the crowd. He has a large sword in the vein of Bionicle, and with the visor and cape, he really looks knightlike. That really gives Furno extra brownie points. Plus, he introduces new recolors and molds, such as 3M trans-flourescent reddish orange armor, A 6M joints in dark stone grey, and the new head mold in trans-flourescent green. Another close one between Rocka and Breez. Breez is cool, but Rocka had to take a higher position for introducing many new pieces like 4M armor pieces in trans bright green, gunmetal, AND gold, as well as having a spinning shield. I've actually been waiting for one of those to show up. But Breez had to unfortunately take last.

Bruizer and Pyrox were neck and neck in this one. Pyrox is the quintessential flame demon with hooves, ginormous horns, and a FLAMETHROWER. The new flame pieces are GORGEOUS, and he is one of the sets I'd definitely want to remember. But Bruizer was better in my opinion. Although the moving arm was a very nice touch, the build was very sloppy. And one more thing- his right arm cannot move. It's a TECHNIC LIFT ARM. Otherwise, Bruizer was awesome.  He introduced orange spikes AND a Savage Planet paw piece in dark stone grey, and managed to capture both the "tough guy" image as well as the mutated and deformed image. I mean, look at his arms. One is HUMONGOUS, and the other is super small. Plus, I'm sorta biased in favor of rock monsters. Moving on to Scarox. Scarox, despite being Hero Factory's first gold villain, did not meet my expectations. I understand that he is a bug and is supposed to be skinny, but the "unfinished" thing only worked once, and that was on XT4. Look at LEGOJANG's revamp of Scarox. That's how it should be. Ogrum definitely managed to beat Scarox because 1.) he's a total parts pack, and 2.) he is tougher-looking and way more BA.

Well, those are my opinions! Stay tuned for MOCs!


What's coming in 2013

Happy New Year everyone! Here's a sneak peek as to what's coming this year!

  • The "Ultralights" I mentioned may come in to play...
  • Remember Rangifer Reloaded?...
  • Brain Attack MOCs- I already have a few done!
  • Mission: Drones! Chapter 2 will begin soon...
  • Some old MOCs will be revealed
The first MOCs of 2013 will be uploaded in 2 or 3 weeks, and they may or may not be Brain Attack MOCs. Stay tuned!

P.S. Did you notice our new logo? :)