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Adding this handy guide for small sets to build bases with
I used it because it looks like classic MOTUC, with Skeletor riding mechanical beasts surrounded by explosions. It's pretty cool.
I also try to use pics from anons in the threads, to encourage the posting of photos.
>The tower isn't even that great for base building imo
I added it because it gives floor pieces, columns and transparent windows, all good pieces for building firebases.
I also liked the rapell equipment a lot.
Thanks! It's an old steel oven, part of a large park. The steel company closed and the facilities for all the warehouses, ovens, chimneys, etc, were turned into a big ass park with restaurants, museums and a bunch of stuff. It's called "Parque Fundidora".
Those parts in the picture are the top of "Horno 3", which is pic related.
Oh shit New Battle pack coming out 'soon'
Ton's of reach armor in light blue and trans-green.
im desperate to get this wave
where can i get them for the cheapest way to europe? (im from the netherlands)
I just bought this set. It's actually pretty great for army building, lots of unique figures. Unfortunately, all the unique figures make so that it's only worth it to get it once.
It wasn't raining for a bit so I took some cozy pictures outside
God that box "art" is nice, can any other brands rival megas promo images?
It really is. I love the pictures inside the booklets.
Also nice pics.
Thanks anon, is the guy in the hat's lower leg clipping into his thigh in that picture?
pic related is one of my favorite recent box arts.
16 figures later and it's a great set. I bought it to keep a few of the figures and sell the rest, but I think I'll keep them all. Good weapons and great figures. I recommend it to anyone who wants to grow their troops and it's a better value than the troop packs.
Here's what I'm building this afternoon. I don't know jack shit about 'Destiny' but it seemed like a good deal, so I bought it. As far as I'm concerned it a spaceship. SPACESHIP! I'M GONNA BUILD A SPACESHIP!!!
New general, alright! We weekly now boyos.
Just picked this up. The section of terrain is good for adding to my base, the zombie looks stellar, especially the head/helmet piece (all 1 piece but designed well).
I have to say tho, this brick quality didnt match the other cod sets i have, and the zombie's legs are not articulated (neither are his elbows or wrists). Not sure if it is an older set and thats the reason why. This will be a great asset for pictures but i have to be honest and say that it was 11.99 and it wasnt worth it. If i got this set for half price or if the figure had been fully articulated like the cod human figures it would be a lot easier to recommend.
Also, a lot of the figure is made from the brittle plastic that the new xeno claws are made of, so if you pick it up be careful when taking it apart or moving stuff around. The ray gun was a good bonus to throw in, its a little big but maybe its meant to represent a different crystallized weapon
Nice dude, use the parts and build your own. I picked that up on clearance as well and it was a great time, cool color scheme for a custom ship
Worth mentioning that gamestop is clearancing the shit out of these sets and their Destiny overflow.
If you have a nearby gamestop check them out and these sets will be available for 3 or 6 dollars depending how desperate your gamestop is to get rid of em. Mine had recon outposts and a rocket base
The sets they come in are good, like the farm, the office desk and the restaurant. The lack of articulation sucks, but eh, there's really no other enemy for the cod figures.
Bored while the kid napped n the car earlier, so I made up the first ten Masters blind-bag waves.
Holy shit. Mega got the "Vikings" license, from the tv show.
This 2 pics are all available so far. Fucking Mega. Goddammit.
The news keep coming. We original space line now boys!!!!
Not necessarily, anon. I live in Mexico and I got that set from a guy in a mexican mega fb group, for retail price, even though that set was never sold in Mexico. If you have fb, check "mega bloks worldwide" or there may be some local canadian groups.
Well, this was the Beyonders display at nytf. I assume if the rover sells well, we may get the other structures, which would be absolutely fucking fantastic.
I thought so at first sight, but checking on the details the new version is better. For inastance, the new version has a cabin that can move, like a trailer and seems bigger. Also the windsheld looks cooler. The wheels are what makes the old one look better, the way they connect to the body is cooler.
Finally got a good base together. Messed around mainly using the smaller sets as modules but decided to break it down and start from scratch.
Actually that's what I realized after I posted. It's really the new wheels that don't look as good. The original ones feel more like "space vehicle wheels" and I'll definitely rework them when I pick up that's set.
Pop n swapped a pair of bad guys. The leader is probably reminiscent of Bane
a few zombie pics. Definitely gonna get more of these dudes even though their lower qual than the humans
I highly recommend you the farm. It's a great set with a lot of playabilty.
These were at the toy fair, but not officially announced.
Ha, no, not at all. Its the guy from the set with the big brick-built enemy. Just enjoy the look of this guy and his flaming sword with a whole lot more fire around.
I DO have the Stormcaller Warlock (trans blue) con figure though. Never spent the money to get one of the sun.... Whatever titan figures.
It does include the flame effect. It seems like mega has a thing for flamethrowers this year.
It does look great. I can't wait for it to show around here. The flaming sword, the broken horned helmet, that sweet terrain and the giant dude. That set looks great.
The exclusive figure for this year was lord Saladdin on pic related (it came in a sweet ass box with a big buildable ghost).It's a stunning figure. The paint detail is amazing. The ghost is meh, though.
So, my DnD group uses these figures on the board.
The DM's main is a fighter named Captain Silver, so one night we started busting on him with
>Who's Captain Silver's rival?
Until one of us came up with
>Pierre Pyrite, the Pirate-Hunting Pyromancer
Also, all of those other ones eventually became characters in the campaign.
This is going to be excellent for army building.
The bags that come with both a regular fig and a gummy fig are really nice, I appreciate that Mega does that. I'm not a collector of chase figures, so I wouldn't want to get just the gummy figure for the most part, but when it comes in addition to the regular figure that's awesome.
Fuck, I love how they're releasing these big troop packs. The Arena Champions pack was nice for Spartan army building, shame I never got my hands on it. I did get the Outlands Skirmish though.
>Ton's of reach armor in light blue
Ah good, I was wondering why we were here...
>As far as I'm concerned it a spaceship. SPACESHIP! I'M GONNA BUILD A SPACESHIP!!!
Better, IT'S A SPACETANK!
>Holy shit. Mega got the "Vikings" license, from the tv show.
Noice, they've officially won the Lego Castlefags over with this.
>I missread, it looks like they're not from the tv show, just some history series or some shit.
The TV Show IS a History Channel series, my mom actually likes it because the story is historical.
>We original space line now boys!!!!
And now they've got the Classic Spacefags too!
Finally got all the past halo figs i want, built a little cod collection...and now these astronauts look better than anything so i know ill be making a lunar base.
If mega made it easier to find and buy their stuff theyd be raking it in. This mega bloks/construx renaissance is amazing. I hope they keep it up
>The TV Show IS a History Channel series, my mom actually likes it because the story is historical.
Yeah, I actually watch it. But it's not from the TV show, they're reviving the pro builders line, with the viking ship and the rover.
Hipefully these 2 sell well. I want more space stuff.
If fireteam shadow isn't black enough you could always use either Emile or Noble 6
I've got Osiris, but I'd rather not strip the silver wash from one of the figures.
Ordered the gungoose, Noble Six seems like a good fit.
Only need to find a purple spartan from the echo blind bags now.
The Arena Champions Battle Pack comes with 16 Spartans, four teams of four. Pic related is the black team. Set is discontinued now unfortunately, but I'm sure you can find some out there, as it was a fairly recent discontinuation.
Captain's log, stardate five seven one two point four. I have beamed down to the surface of Edmont One with Doctor McCoy in response to a distress signal received from the colony here. There is no sign, of the colonists... a large trench... appearstohavebeengougedacrossthecontinentbyunknownmeans. We are investigating... We must have answers... whoever or whatever did this, couldbeathreat, totheFederationandthegalaxy.
If you're into space stuff, soem stuff has been released. I got the odin base and the moon buggy. They're actually really good, but the odin is not as big as it seems on the box.
The buggy is excellent though. The see through faceplate looks fantastic.
Picked this set up today. It's definitely a little large, but in hand it doesn't bother me much.
I've never bought any Mega vehicles but I've watched a lot of video reviews on them and I absolutely love all the details: exhaust pipes, undercarriage parts, an engine. It really ups the value and this set is no different.
Also the two figures are really nice. I love the general guy.
thanks for the tip, ive actually had the ghost rider and spidey and hobgoblin set sitting on the other side of the room for a few months even
and for bonus points the booklets inventory states it only comes with one, but i got two in the bag \o/
That's a great starter vehicle. The details on the under carriage were surprising. And yeah, mega has that strange issue, either vehicles are over or undersized. I think the most accurate is the btr probably.
Any way to remove the paint from these guys with damaging them?
Man I love this scale. It's so easy to mix with other lines. An appreciate how most of vehicles have very few exposed pegs. It's makes them much cleaner and more "real".
Serious answer, I've read people removing the silver wash from the osiris and blue team using 90% alcohol, called isopropyl? I'm not sure about the name, but that seems to work for most people.
already have one odin and two of the older satellites that come with 5 guys rather than 4
are definitely my favorite mega sets, would love it if they did more space sets that take advantage of the 3d nature of space with handle bars everywhere like the odin
What do you guys think are some recent must-have sets? Personally I think Jungle Paratrooper is one of the coziest recent $10~20 sets
So, new drop pod. I got the green one and the only thing I don't like is the snug fit of the figure. Otherwise, they're great. I'll get this one too, the blue colors and that odst helmet look nice.
Hmm. That's a tough question. I recently got the Nightops Squad and it was surprising how good it is. The figures are great, the googles glow in the dark and the laser attachments work amazing.
The one you posted is definately a must, I only would have liked a bag with the parachute, something to pose him before jumping.
The gray container is good too. Recon Outpost is definately a must. I would recommend the jeep too, if you don't mind it being comically oversized. It's great for troop transport and can be used for any era really.
Not my pic man. I found it on fb and came to share it with mah /mcbg/ peeps.
>Dude, Operation Veritas isn't a listed pod on anything Where the fuck did you find that?
I don't know how long you've been buying mega but get used to it. Mega loves to just release shit unannounced. There's a lot of stuff released not on their website.
Is this what you meant about a bag? The parachute itself comes of pretty easily, its just a big 3mm bar and a wide c-clip. Also thanks for the info on the night ops stuff, didn't know they were GID
I just bought the COD shit today and I love how well it really brings the whole base together
I really need a proper place to set these guys up. no room for the COD guys anywhere.
i like it a lot more than competitors crayola colors. makes the bricks feel more natural when building walls and vehicles since thibgs are marbles/speckled/dirty irl. there are non swirl bricks too in adventure force sets
As many have said already, the marbling works great with what the sets are trying to achieve. It gives the builds texture and makes them look used. Jut compare the two in thr picture, they're similar but mega's marbling gives it the edge I think.
You're right! I built it and put it on the desk, but my cats kept fucking with the parachute so it went into a drawer. Forget my comments then, the paratrooper is one of my favorite new sets. Really inventive.
And yes the night ops sets is really good. When I saw the all black figures I thought they were going to be like seals bodies, but they're actually regular bodies all in black. Very usefull for part swapping too. Also, the 4 lenses head just look so nuts, I love them.
I agree with what others have said. For Lego's hyper-stylized aesthetic, the clean plastic works. For Mega's pseudo-realistic style, the little color inconsistencies really work.
Honestly, what it'll come down to is how you'll like it in person. Grab a Halo blindbag or one of the various Heroes figures (whether CoD, Halo or the new multi-line one with MOTU, Star Trek and Aliens) and see how you like them.
The only time I've felt the plastic color affects the quality, is with the new security Cyclops. Somehow the yellow plastic feels more flimsy, than the others. Hopefully it does not have gps or something like that.
it works out well sometimes like putting a slightly more gray tile near engine exhaust to indicate burn damage but yeah mega still has issues with clutch strength, parts being malformed or just missing
its usually just one piece in a very large set too since I've never had any problems with the small troop packs but it is happening far less now, thank fuck their customer service is great about replacing missing parts otherwise I would've stopped buying ages ago
I picked up the new ODST pods today and while they're neat-looking and come with nice figs they feel a little bit lacking compared to the original pods. There's only one weapon and in the case of the sniper rifle there's no way to secure it in the pod. The original pods came with at least two weapons and a backpack and were able to stow them all securely. I know they went for the impact shooting the hatch off gimmick which is cool I guess, still prefer the old design though.
Not sure if this is the place to do it but I figured I'd have better luck here than on the BST. I'm looking to buy this guy, so putting out a hit on the translucent purple Spartan from the Echo series.
Name your asking price, I'm getting desperate for this fucker. Just email me if you have one you're willing to cut loose. I could also potentially trade but I don't have much to trade/that I'm willing to part with.
I only have the red one but they're pretty cool
Well I just glued this bracket piece on, so it can still be modified, but I was just getting annoyed by it popping off.
I picked this up today and it's making me want to scream.
While the mixed colors are kinda cool when it's all built, trying to figure out which is which when building is impossible. If there's one thing Mega could pick up from Lego, it's bagging the pieces in a reasonable way. I feel like Mega instructions kinda suck too. Not sure why or how exactly, but I find myself staring at them way too long before figuring out what it wants me to do.
Are you the anon with the western customs and uses Mega figs for role playing? Can you post some breakdowns of your set pieces? Like the barrel holders and barriers and weapon racks. They always look neat.
I am. And of course!
The sword rack is super simple, you prop a 5x1 plate into one of the 6x2 wood pieces, then put two 6x2 woot pieces on each side, and drop swords in.
Yeah, mega is really bad with printing different colors on their instructions.
I read somewhere that lego has patented the whole "numbered bag pero instruction" thing, that's why mega has to mix all the pieces. It's a bitch on larger builds.
Axe rack has a similar principle, using 6x1s as the supports, and only going on the front and back with the wood planks.
Are you shitting me? How the fuck does Mattel just sit there thumbs up there asses letting something like that stand? That is fucking outrageous and incredibly hard to believe that something like that is possible.
I've spent like two hours on this so far and I'm on step goddamn 12.
Pike rack is the same as the axe rack, but with 1x8 supports.
The barrel shelves are pretty "shelf"- explanatory.
In all seriousness, they're just 8x2 plates, and the 1x2x2 blocks, with your choice of barrels or sandbags in them. You just repeat the pattern as you go up, 3 sandbags = 1 barrel, so that's why I used them, plus in all the different colors they come in, it makes them look like varied commodities.
I got a bunch of them from buying out 5belows of Adewles.
One can still hope..
I'd buy it without all that stuff desu, I'd prefer it but it's not a complete necessity. If you can't find that stuff and still wanna cut him loose just email me, will happily pay whatever.
Bruh if you're serious I'd give you at the very least like $15-20 and pay whatever shipping would cost.
Not a problem.
The main reason I did them up like that is because there's pretty much never a historic/fantasy era, that won't have wood shelves with stuff on them. Since they're so generic, they make sense in a ship's hull, a western alley and a dank dungeon.
And you really can't build if you're not comfy.
Speaking of marbles, is there a way get a couple thousand assorted marbled bricks? Is there something similat to bricklink, or some forum for selling/buying used stuff? I don't have anything Mega in my country, except Monster High, and I don't really want to order tons of sets to end up with handfull of needed parts and shitton of figures and other stuff.
No, unfortunately. I hope someday we'll be able to buy in bulk straight from Mega.
Also I'm super stoned right now and I just want to say I fucking love this weird little specialized community in this general. You mega construx anons are good people and I appreciate you. And I appreciate having somewhere on the internet to talk about this random hobby. I'll never know anything about any of you, but I still count you as friends.
I posted him a couple threads ago, it's a Brute head with green paint on a turtle body.
Same here friend. I love how everyone here is super friendly and welcoming. I have nowhere else to talk about mega with so many people, so these threads are priceless. I love you all anons.
Drunk out of my ass here.
I read ina forum that there was a kind of bricklink for mega many years ago, before cod and guess what, they were cease and desist by bricklink. Lego fans really have it against mega.
Autists, sir. I'm buying only Lego, but that's due to there is nothing else around, except some lowest quality chink bricks, and with shipping costs and wait time ordering something seems unreasonable to me now. I wish there was some alternatives to Lego on shelves.
I was surprised when I found out Mega has all those licenced themes, and even more surprised that never had at least cod here.
>you vs the guy she tells you not to worry about
Might want to try a smaller brush tip for those medics.
>Also I'm super stoned right now and I just want to say I fucking love this weird little specialized community in this general. You mega construx anons are good people and I appreciate you. And I appreciate having somewhere on the internet to talk about this random hobby
Man I've been burnin and building mega too and having a super comfy time. I love these threads, I pore over every fig pictured and its really a highlight of my day to check on the thread and look at pics. I always try to contribute when i have time. Thanks for being there guys this has made the hobby even more enjoyable and these threads have the chillest vibe on 4chan. I only hope us being on a slow board in a dark corner of 4chan doesnt make it hard for other mega fans to find and use the general. I love this weird little specialized community too
I guess I'll ask here since it seems like you guys are cool about it.
Anyone got one of these purple Spartans they would be willing to sell me? I'm not looking for the gummy version like the other guy, just the normal one.
Love these vehicles, anyone have the NMPD series to compare with this 'Hog?
Actually it was marked down to 30 here too. I guess after the other discount it would be about that. I never looked at the actual receipt just was the aisle scanner said. So yeah, you're right.
You other anons should go shopping.
Just figs, weapons, and a crate.
Pretty good. This was already clearanced to 13,so it was definitely worth that. It will make a nice little set piece for various small scale things. Plus, tiny iron throne. There's no exposed studs when done so it's basically like a model made of building blocks.
>"I miss Eternia. This place is way too serious."
Technodrome is on sale again at TRU. $105 with free shipping. If you've been waiting it's a good time I guess.
Glad I went to toys r us today and bought some foxtrot blind bags. Couldn't be happier with the result!
Made a pair of orc today too. I figure they'll be henchmen for Skeletor.
Also, thanks to the anon who suggested the green Destiny armory set. It let me finish Crocmaster and make a sweet Serpentor to add to my Cobra ranks.
Those look excellent!. The only things off about them is if you could take the clear mask off Serpentor and get some sort of breathing device on Croc's mask. Other than that they are fantastic.
I decided to just go with the mask on Serpentor for consistency with my other Cobras, plus I just painted the fangs on the mask which was an easy solution.
I plan to cut off one of the respirators from a SEAL eventually but didn't want to rush it before knowing exactly how I want to do it. Or maybe I won't, I'm cool with them being some other/new version of the character since he's also not exactly in a gator skin vest either. Ideally the respirator would go to a tank on back so I'd need to do some customization for that.
But yeah, I was pleased with Serpentor because I hadn't actually planned a use for that other coat but it worked out.
So, a guy on fb postes pics of his base. The base (and his pics are amazing) and in the spirit of sharing I'll post a few here. If you're here base guy, your base is fucking amazing.
And that's it. The guy published about 50 pictures, but I won't clog the thread.
Thanks man. Someday I hope to have the space for a large-scale Halo diorama with all the stuff I've collected over the years, nothing quite so built-up but maybe a lesser version of the Halo 3 monument heh.
The Falcon was my worst experience with Mega.
>propeller blade deformed
>request new propeller blade
>2 weeks later
>they sent me a bunch of pieces that aren't propeller blades
>mail pieces back with letter saying I needed the propeller blade
>2 weeks later
>get propeller blade
>falcon is complete
>put falcon on shelf
>two propellers break
I absolutely loathe Walmart and avoid them for reasons of ethics, but I worked up the nerve to go inside of one to look for Skeletor and He-Man. And wouldn't you know it, there's nothing but 15 Borgs and Picards.
These dang things NEED to hit other stores.
I'd settle for seeing that here, Canada is always getting stuff late even though Mega was born here. I found the CoD paratrooper and recon outpost sets only a couple days ago for the first time.
Working on seperating the parts now
I think it's time for a new thread fellas, and I'm too incompetent to make it
To get in to the con? About $40
For the pieces? Nothing
They have a couple large tubs of parts open to the public, and you can take anything you make with them, so I attempted to capitalize on that as much as possible.
Ill post what I got last year if I can find the pics.
Red Team Stronk, mostly because I have no Blues
Ambush! I recently got into Mega because if you faggots and I can't wait to get more sets. I never would of though I'd enjoy this as much as I do.
So if you are in TO hve you seen any of the new figures or hero figures (dat Hazmat guy) ANYWHERE?
Heading to the Wally Superstore on Keele right now but I don't have a lot of hope.