Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review: Lego 70124 EAGLE LEGEND BEAST

So I had to take care of certain stuff that bought me near Hobbes and Landes on Greenbelt 5.  I knew I should not have passed by since I couldn't resist getting the Eagle Legend Beast from the World of Chima theme.

From the official Lego shop:

Fly high with the majestic Eagle Legend Beast!

Fly across the magical kingdom of Chima with Eris to the Outlands where the Legend Beasts have been captured. Use the CHIGlaxxor axe to keep Scorm, King of Scorpions, at bay and unleash the Eagle Legend Beast to help defeat him. Place Eris onto the flying Beast’s back and surge into the sky. Includes Eris minifigure with a weapon and accessory.

The Box

The bright and colorful box of the Legend Beasts just draws you in.

The back of the box shos you the other Legend Beasts so that you go back to the store and  buy them too! :)   Yep it costs 699 pesos in Hobbes and Landes and most other official Lego distributors in the PH.  I got an 8% discount because of my Team Hobbes card and a cash payment that brought the cost down to about 640 pesos.

The Contents of the Box

 The box had two polybags of parts, the instruction manual and a sticker sheet.

The manual is your standard Lego manual showing a step-by-step guide for constructing the Eagle.

The sticker sheet isn't too complex and shows feather highlights for the main Eagle model.

Here are the parts out of their polybags.  I look forward to using most of the parts for future mecha MOCs (My Own Creations - basically original Lego creations).  The wing/feather pieces provide a lot of possibilities for robot/angel wings in future builds.   The legs, limb pieces and hinges of the Eagle also provide for lots of future building options.

The Minifig - Eris

Eris is a member of the Eagle tribe in the world of Chima.

Here's her  official Lego write-up:

While many Eagle Tribe members can be a bit  "airheaded," Eris is always extremely focused and quick-witted, which is probably why she spends more time with the earth-bound creatures (like Laval) than those who live in the clouds. She loves adventures and puzzles, and can spin a yarn like no other creature. She is also an extremely strategic fighter. What she lacks in strength she makes up for with smarts. You have to fight Eris with both your body AND your mind because she always has a trick or two up her wings. She's never mean-spirited... unless provoked. Typically, she's the first to lend a hand, and the last to leave a friend in need. You can always count on Eris. Just don’t let her corner you and tell you jokes – a lot of them aren't as funny as she thinks they are.

Here's the minifig sans the accessories:

The head has dual printing but for the life of me I cannot discern the difference between the two face prints.  The torso section also has a nice backprint.

Here's Eris in full battle gear with her CHIGlaxxor axe and energy shield

Here's Eris seen from the back. I really like the construction of her wings and this makes it possible to make custom minifigs of angels and winged superheroes.

Building the Eagle

You start out with the core body frame for the Eagle.

Then the attachments for the wings and tail are done.

Here's a close up of the head.  I like the brick they use for making the beak as well as the eye bricks.

Here's the unfinished legs of the Eagle:

And here are the legs with the claws attached.

The extra pieces left over after building the kit.  I wish there was another eye piece though.

The finished bird.

Here's the finished kit without any stickers attached.  The Eagle is preparing for flight.

It's an awesome model, especially when the wings and claws are spread out.

A view from the back.

Profile of the eagle on top of Lego boxes.

Eris and her Eagle Legend Beast ready for action!

And here with the stickers applied.

 And one final look of Eris and her Eagle.

In conclusion
This is my second Legend Beast set.  The first one was the Wolf which was a gift from my girlfriend. I'll put up that review in a future post along with the still unposted review of Gorzan's Gorilla Striker.

It's taking all my willpower not to grab all the sets in this particular series.  The Legend Beast sets offer a satisfying build experience and the parts that you get are useful for future projects.

For more on Chima you can go here

Until next time everything is awesome!