The other day my wife and I were in Dollar General looking for tissues or something when I came across this...
So, I bought it... for $12 bucks. I rarely buy Lego as I would rather eat and the gestapo at my university are cutting positions left and right so blowing money on toys may not be the greatest of ideas. Also, these aren't Lego, but it says Dungeons and Dragons on the box and KRE-O is somehow affiliated with Hasbro - so it must be halfway legit, right?
Wrong, it's all the way legit.
These blocks are fantastic. I had no problem getting them to stay together. They fit spectacularly and I would compare them with Lego in their quality and feel. The box has close to 300 pieces, most of which are tiny fiddly little pieces but you do get to build a little castle with a working drawbridge. You get a whopping 7 minifigs with tons of weapons, armor, helmets, bases. The minifigs are a bit different from Lego minifigs as they have more articulation. The arms and legs also detach (there is a little balljoint in the shoulders and hips) and I could see that wearing out fairly fast. Luckily, I'm not a five year old anymore so I know how to handle fragile things. There is also a working catapult with a spring mechanism so you can actually shoot the little red balls. That catapult is no joke by the way as it shot clear across the room at full power. Look at this...
Two soldiers came in the box. Poor guys are up against five enemies.
Yeah. That's what I'm talking about. This guy means business.
Here's the gang after killing the soldiers and taking the castle. Now they celebrate with a group photo. Well done fellas.
Finding this and putting it together and playing with it makes me want to bust out Brik Wars and lay waste to some scrub on the brickfield of battle. This little set is pretty awesome and worth every penny. Even if the suede denim secret police kick in my university office door, at least I can come home to some badass minifigs.
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