(Written by benny)
One of the most interesting recent LEGO themes has been LEGO Galaxy Squad. It is LEGO’s own in-house space-theme – instead of another licensed product line – which allows LEGO designers to work freely and give us the best of their designs. The LEGO Galaxy Squad sets are based on the conflict between alien space-bugs who threaten human existence, and the good-guys who try to terminate them. We have reviewed many of the first and second wave of LEGO Galaxy Squad sets before, and today I would like to show you one of the recently released #70707 LEGO Galaxy Squad CLS-89 Eradicator Mech set in more detail. 🙂
Here is the official description of this LEGO Galaxy Squad set: Get back into battle with the bugs with the split-function CLS-89 Eradicator Mech with rapid-fire missiles! Help orange team leader Jack Fireblade and his robot sidekick raise the mech’s powerful arms, load the rapid-fire flick missiles and aim the laser cannon to stop the alien abductoids! When the battle heats up, activate the Eradicator Mech’s split function, lower the wings and take flight in the super-agile galaxy jet with hidden bay door and deployable bomb. Stop the bugs from trapping the Galaxy Squad in cocoon prisons! Includes 2 minifigures with weapons: orange team leader Jack Fireblade and his robot sidekick. 440 pieces. Price: $39.99
Now let’s look at the LEGO Galaxy Squad minifigures in this set. The Eradicator Mech belongs to the Orange Team of bug-terminators, so they all wear orange uniforms. The team-leader is Jack Fireblade with his torso printed both front and back, printed legs, and a dual-sided head. He has two of the new guns with a binocular piece attached at the end to make them longer. The orange robot-sidekick also has dual printed torso, printed legs, and an orange armor with attached wings. The wings kind of look like the ones on the Orange Team’s logo. The robot comes with a giant sonic-cannon, that has a sight like most robot guns do, and it’s pretty fun to build. Please note that both Jack Fireblade and his robot-sidekick are the same as in the other Orange Team set, the #70705 LEGO Galaxy Squad Bug Obliterator.
Now let’s check out the bugs in the LEGO Galaxy Squad Eradicator Mech set. The two bugs are quite similar; both have a cocoon on their back that you can open up and fit a captured minifigure inside. One of the bugs comes with wings, while the other is a creepy-crawly type with no wings. Their heads and legs are similar and designed with very interesting building techniques. They were quite fun to build.
Now the part we have all been waiting for; the LEGO Galaxy Squad Eradicator Mech itself! The mech has two different weapon-functions; a missile-launcher and a mini-gun. The missile-launcher has 5 missiles that are a bit more advanced than regular flick-fire missiles; you need to push on pieces at the back to release them. The mini-gun has a part at the back you can spin and imagine bullets firing out. The surprise feature of the Mech is a transformation system that lets the robot-sidekick take control of the mech, and allow Jack to fly away in a small jet to launch a dual attack on the bugs (see video to see how the mech transforms). Jack’s pod comes with two flick-missiles. The 3 handguns can be neatly stored on the mech. On the legs of the mech you will probably notice those two things sticking out; they help to stabilize the mech so it doesn’t fall over.
Personally I really like this set. In fact it is my favorite in the LEGO Galaxy Squad line; it is really well designed, comes with lots of play-features and very nice minifigures for a reasonable price. If you would like to check out the Eradicator Mech and all the other LEGO Galaxy Squad sets you can visit the Online LEGO Shop.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Galaxy Squad sets? Do you own any of them? Which one is your favorite? And how do you like the Eradicator Mech? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! Also, I’m a TFOL (Teen-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my first article here at theBrickBlogger. I hope you liked it and your feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading! 😀
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Awesome! Nice Review!
Awesome Sauce review Benny! That set looks cool might get that somtime ❓
Nice review and great first post. The mech does look rather cool and I might consider it. 😀
thanks chi-bacca! 🙂 yeah the set is cool,but cooler than u think. also if my avatar works do u like it
I really like this set myself. The Orange Team is my favorite and I like both the Mech and the Bug Obliterator. Oh, and the robot-sidekick is awesome! 😀
orange team is my favorite too!
very nice set and review! I am a fan of galaxy squad because first of all I like space ships and most importantly they can do some pretty awesome things. for example, the bug obviator that I have is awesome! lots of awesome details!
admin is it Wednesday I thought it was Tuesday LOL! now I just need an avatar lol
ps. I changed my name to just benny is so simpler and less typing
Benny, hm… it is Tuesday here… 😕
no you said when I asked last week u said it will be on Wednesday or Thursday. Also I spelt my email wrong now my avatar should work lol
Benny, when I publish a post depends on a lot of things. Sometimes there are posts that need to be published on a specific date so I work the other posts around them. And I like to keep posts from day to day address a different topics. Also, there are time when I just feel inspired to work on a particular post. 😉
Nice Avi! I love the republic commando series I’m on true colors right now! 😀
D.B. bricks im on the last book imperial commando 501st. true colours is one of my fave of the series, actually battling with order 66 at the top. and everyone admin said my post will be on either Wednesday or Thursday when I asked, and now its Tuesday. also chi-bacca yeah I like the yeti 2 you should keep it
Nice gravatar. I might change mine….. Maybe the yeti (my new fave minifig) or some sort of epic picture thingy 😀
epic thingy sounds cool! 😀 (its sad that I only know how to make three faces on here 🙁
http://thebrickblogger.com/welcome/how-to-comment/ scroll down and you’ll see all the secret language of the emoticons :Lol:
Chi-bacca, please contact me about the missing pictures from your post. I have been trying to reach you, but the email addresses you gave me don’t work. 😕
hmm I don’t know why it didn’t work but I’ve sent you an email using my Hotmail account with the pictures attached to a SkyDrive file so there is no limitations. there may have been a typo in my school email but ive double checked the one ive sent you now and its completely fine. thanks for telling me 😀
yep its Tuesday 🙂
Same………. Are you in an ulternate universe benny? 😀
Admin, I emailed you another post but it sort of messed up so I apologise if anything is missing or there is duplicates or 5 thousand emails just from me. 😳 I’ll do part two Thursday probably 😀
I got three emails from you. Is that correct?
LOL! Just noticed your new avatar! Too funny! 😆
3 should be right 🙂
And yes my avatar is EPIC 😀
Galaxy squad is good and I like the concepts and models, but I feel like it has no story. My favorite space theme was the 2009-2010 space police theme. It had good models, a great concept, and an ongoing storyline presented through YouTube videos. That is the one theme that I wish didn’t end. (Well that and ninjago, but ninjago didn’t end it was put on hiatus)
Anon, yes, Space Police did have an interesting story. I like the Galaxy Squad sets more though. 🙂
I’m really sorry that i haven’t been commenting lately but that set looks really cool but now i want to get gorzans gorela striker (i probably spelld that wron 😉 ) but i love reading reviews on here it helps a lot 😀
A very awesome set indeed, and I might just buy it to pose next to my bug obliterator. I find the unlicensed space themes very interesting, and I can definetly see LEGO’s spaceships are getting better and more complex. Also, it’s nice to see that LEGO is experimenting with a lot of ideas for their own themes. I absolutely love the fact that each of the Galaxy Squad vehicles can split, and the eradicator’s transforming feature is a good example of a vehicle splitting in two solid good-lookin’ smaller vehicles.
Cross, yes, the split function of the vehicles is awesome! I also like LEGO’s own themes because they are not limited by licenses designs and can really give us the best of what LEGO designers can do. The mech is a great addition to the Obliterator!. 🙂
But licensed themes allow people to get their favourite starfighters or depict scenes from a movie or even add a couple of twists to the story you’ve altered in your head. They also add new pieces we would overwise not get.That is why I am a fan of both licensed and LEGOs own themes.
Those are very thoughtful points. I totally agree. I like both licensed and non-licensed sets as well. When I was growing up me and my brother always wanted to build scenes from Star Wars, but there were no SW sets at that time. So we are both totally excited about the sets! And I’m also a huge Lord of the Rings fan, and the sets were a dream come true. Especially the minifigs! So yeah, both licensed and non-licensed sets have their benefits. 🙂
Congratulations Benny on your first post. I hope you would continue to write awesome posts like this.
Btw admin, has Fikko emailed you about the Build Your World trip part 3 yet?
HP, Fikko said he has been quite busy, so no new posts from him as of yet.
Reasons why I have not written:
1. Living in the 30th floor grants you little to no connection.
2.My Preciousss laptop is still broken.
3. Yes, I’ve been quite busy and failing in my studies. Proof: I woke up at 2.30 A.M today to study Biology, and ate dinner at Seven-Eleven at 3.30 A.M. Incredibly bleak experience. Don’t imitate it. Seriously.
Besides, David, you could just give your view on the subject…
Fikko, take care of yourself! I have done stuff like that (3.) when I was in school, and I agree, don’t do that. I can’t imagine living on the 30th floor! I think the tallest floor I ever lived in was the third. Okay, I visited the Sears Tower, but otherwise I’m a ground person. The view must be nice though! 🙂