A Look at the Latest Mega Construx ProBuilder Series.

For those of you who have been following my blog posts for quite some time now, you are probably aware that I rarely (or perhaps, never) featured anything here in our blogsite anything other than my love and passion for the LEGO brick. I always seek to feature anything that either builds up, or complements LEGO as THE iconic building set that there is ever will be. However, it should also be noted that other names are slowly leaving their mark in the brick building community that is worth looking into. One such name I believe is Mega Brand’s (formerly Mega Bloks) Mega Construx series. For one, Mega Construx is not a newbie in terms offering themed building sets, which they prefer to call as ‘Worlds’ instead. It has been around for several years already and has been an active partner and licensee of notable titles such as Pokemon, Halo, Destiny, Call of Duty, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to name some of them. Brick Show Brian also reviewed one particular Mega Construx World, particularly the Pokemon Mega Construx sets that the company released a few months ago. You may watch Brian’s review of these buildable Pokemon sets right here.

Just recently, Mega Construx has launched a new theme or world with the creation of their Mega Construx ProBuilder Series. For their initial offering, they have two sets, particularly geared towards advanced builders: the Space Rover Expedition (FPH87) and Viking Longship Raid (FPH88).


These two sets stand out among the rest of the Mega Construx Worlds for their particular appeal brought about by the suggestions and feedback of the Mega Construx community. In terms of their ‘collectability’, these sets features highly detailed designing and craftsmanship that is on a different scale as compared to what we see from standard LEGO sets. Check out what they have to offer based on their official product description as mentioned in their website.

 

Space Rover Expedition (FPH87)

No. of Pieces: 706; retails for $49.99

Explore the mysteries of Mars and beyond with an authentically detailed space rover!

Inspired by modern space exploration advancements, this rover explores our deepest curiosities, peering into the future to travel beyond the known. Push past your technical limits when you build this authentic space rover, complete with true-to-life detailing and features. Discover Mars’ mysteries when you ready your crew, manning each member at the rover’s robotic arm, comm system, and drone. This is one giant leap – and giant building experience – for mankind!

Ideal for ages 10 and up.

Features:

  • Buildable, authentic space rover
  • 6 rolling wheels
  • Opening cockpit and side door, robotic arm, and solar panel communication system
  • Buildable, independent front and rear suspension
  • Connectible trailer with retractable ramp
  • Buildable soil-extracting drone vehicle with rolling treads
  • 3 highly detailed, super-poseable astronaut micro action figures with display stands: Pilot, Commander, and Engineer
  • Figure accessories include shovel, pickaxe, tablet, and buildable storage crate that opens
  • 706-piece, advanced-level build to challenge Beyonders!
  • Combine with other Mega Construx™ construction sets and create your own custom builds
  • Build like a pro, and Build Beyond™!

 

Viking Longship Raid (FPH88)

No. of Pieces: 995; retails for $79.99

Lead a historic raid across the sea and beyond in an iconic Viking warship!

Created as a multi-purpose vessel for exploration, trade and commerce, the Vikings’ iconic ships were best known for riding them into glorious battle! Now you can set sail for the ultimate conquest when you build this authentic Viking longship, complete with historically accurate details and features. Man the crew at their posts, raise the retractable sail, and set off for your next great raid – and next massive building experience!

Ideal for ages 10 and up

Features:

  • Buildable, authentic Viking longship
  • Dragon head bow and dragon tail stern
  • Ship features ropes and pulleys, retractable cloth sail and tent cover, side rudder, storage compartments, 14 shields, and 14 moving oars
  • 6 highly detailed, super-poseable Viking warrior micro action figures with display stands: Holuman, Hand, Helmsman, Journeyman, and Skipper.
  • Figure accessories include a spear, helmets, swords, bow and arrows, and Viking axes
  • 995-piece, advanced-level build to challenge Beyonders!
  • Combine with other Mega Construx™ construction sets and create your own custom builds
  • Build like a pro, and Build Beyond™!

 

I have already seen a handful of reviews done on these sets, and I have to say that I am impressed about them in terms of the quality of their designs and pieces. For one, these sets have forgone the use of stickers and it’s for a pretty good reason. If you notice from the official images, these sets boast with so many colorful elements that they all come in printed parts. I believe that this is a very good move due to abundance of printed parts that comes with these sets. It will be a builder’s nightmare if all them comes with stickers instead. Plus, the printed parts look absolutely great, particularly on the Viking Longship Raid.

Another thing that is worthwhile to mention is the quality of the micro action figures that goes with these sets. If you’re already familiar with Mega Construx’s line of microfigures then you’re probably aware that their main selling point is the impressive articulation that they have, allowing you a ridiculous number of ways in which you can pose them. Couple it with the impressive craftsmanship and detailing on these and you have an excellent variety of micro-scaled action figures. Plus the sheer number of accessories that these microfigures have, stand out in comparison to any existing LEGO minifigure.

Now let me say again that I am not in anyway letting go of my love and fascination for LEGO. But seeing the level of detail and beauty that these latest Mega Construx ProBuilder sets have, and the unparalleled articulation that its microfigures features, then I wouldn’t mind giving them some airtime here in the blog.

So what do you think brick fans, will you pick these sets up? Let us know in the comments below.

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