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Lego Ben 10 Alien Force Swampfire and Humungousaur

Submitted by on May 20, 2010 – 11:41 pmNo Comment

“The Lego Ben10 alien force range is – as my son identified immediately – a sort of Bionicle for the Ben10 set.”

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Lego Ben10 Alien StormInitial thoughts: The minute my son saw the two Lego Ben10 Alien Force sets we were sent to review (Swampfire and Humungousaur), he identified them as a ‘sort of Bionicle’. And they are pretty much that, but for the Ben 10 crowd.  There are six different characters to collect (as well as these two there is also Spidermonkey, Chromastone, Bill Chill and Jet Ray). Although Bionicles come in cooler boxes.

We liked: They’re really, really easy to make. In fact, Dan had both of these made before I’d had chance to make myself a cup of tea and settle down to help him. They’re also easily manoeuvrable and quite a decent size (23cm tall).

Not so keen on: They’re pitched at ages 5 to 12, but actually the Lego Ben10 sets might just be a bit TOO easy to build for ages 7 and over, and might not pose enough of a challenge. Certainly, my little boy made short work of the construction process.

Overall: The Lego Ben 10 Alien Force Swampfire or Humungousaur would both make a nice gift for younger fans of the series, and building them won’t require kids to ask for adult supervision. However, experienced builders might not be challenged enough with this set – you just don’t get that overriding sense of achievement you get from putting 132 Lego pieces together to build something!

[Tara Cain – Sticky Fingers]

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