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Hero Factory Brain Attack Review #9: Surge
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After much delay and weeks of waiting, I finally re-ignite my Brain Attack set reviews with set #44008, which gives you 66 pieces of the Hero named Surge!
About this creation

I'm just showing you my loot :P Just so you know what's currently in my posession. I hope to get more by the time I run out of these lot, but hey, on to the parts :P

So we have a Narrow torso piece. BOOORING! XD
Two grey regular upper limb pieces. BOOORING! XD
Two black slightly longer upper limb pieces. BOOORING! XD
Two black lower limb pieces in regular size. BOOORING! XD
Two grey slightly longer lower limb pieces. BOOOR... well, I'm pretty low in those. So this it's nice to bulk up on those...
Two silver feet. BOOORING! XD
Two blue hands. BOOORING! XD
One trans yellowish green skull thing. Like the grey lower limbs, this piece has only been found in this colour in Furno XL. So it's nice to bulk up.

Armour consists of a silver Brain Attack torso armour piece.
We also get four size 5 armour pieces. Two in blue, two in silver.
There are four size 3 armour pieces; two in trans yellowish green (BOOORING! XD) and two in TRANS DARK BLUE?! ERMAHGEEERD! Awesome, what brilliant parts! Stock up on Surge, Aquagon and the Laval and Eris Chima Ultrabuild sets to get more of these! (I think that's it, does Gorzan have some? I can't remember) anyway, moving on!
We get our first trans yellowish green vizor (it's a shame it's printed) and Surge's new Mask for the Brain Attack!

Extra parts include the two Furno XL shield halfs (which were before hand exclusive to Furno XL, like the grey lower limb pieces with the single axel and the yellowish green skull)
A silver Multitool Ice Shield
A silver Stormer XL drone piece
Two Pyrox/Furno XL flame pieces with a different colour; a beautiful mix of blue, yellow and green! Great for MOCcing!
There are a bunch of little Technic pieces here too, including bright blue Exo Force Robot arms, which I've never seen before, I don't know if they've appeared before and I doubt that they have.

Anyway, let's see 66 turn into one, as...

...I present the newest version of Surge! A very interesting little thing, ain't he? He definately is one of the prettier looking sets of the bunch. He has his flaws, as most things do, as I'll show you. For example;

These wings look very nice folded out. However, I personally am not a fan of the way they look folded up. They droop down very low, and don't really look like a part of his body. However, I can't see any way that could have been done better, so It seems a little unfair to make a big deal out of that.

And it looks decent from the front, so I can't really complain.

By the way, love these wings. They look really futuristic, and although the pieces were designed to be a shield, it looks proper in both uses. The texture being different on both sides makes it look a bit weird, because on this set, the wings have a different texture between them. One big gripe with the pieces themselves are the colour. Furno XL, Surge and Stormer all have more plain silver than gunmetal grey, so why are the pieces in gunmetal grey? If it was in silver, the only set it wouldn't work in is Jet Rocka, but I don't see why it needs to be right on one set but wrong on three, instead of the other way round. But heck, this is me nit-picking and being cynical :P Best use of the flick fire missiles that I've seen, so I'm happy with that! :D

Liking the weapon. But, doesn't this look familiar? Yes, this is basically a recolour of Pyrox's weapon, with minor ajustments. This is okay in toy terms, but in story line terms, that doesn't make any sense; Why would a state-of-the-art high-tech new weapon be exactly the same as some ugly nasty weapon improvised by some monster on some fire planet? Confuses me a bit, but I'd rather have the electricity pieces than anything else really, so y'know. And it spins, too, so PLAY VALUE LEVEL UP!!!! XD

Hrm... not a big fan of this vizor-mask combination. The Vizor and the mask is decent, but I don't really like the look of the two together like this...

You can tell Surge's face (like, back in 1.0) and his long eyes was never designed for something to go over his face. Look, the eyes aren't even covered up properly by the vizor. Maybe I'm being fussy, but that looks like it would hinder Surge's eyesight rather than improve it.

I've mixed feelings about the mask. I prefer the 1.0 version, but this still looks decent. It kinda looks like he has a bit of a derpy smile, maybe bringing the nose guard straight down to join with the mouth guard would have helped, but it's okay if you assume that thing to be a mouth guard, and not his lower jaw or something.

It's obvious that the designers dropped the shield that attaches to their back idea, but this looks interesting. Is it meant to be a shield, or some deployable Drone, like the ones Stormer XL had? It's up to the player! As far as MOCcists are concerned, we finally have an even amount of drones! Unless you bricklink'd or baught a lot of Stormer Xl's and had an even number in the first place. In that case, BUY MOAR SURGE OR BRICKLINK MOAR!!!!! :P

It's good to be back in the reviewing business! I'm going to rate this set in three different catogories; Toy value (how good it is to play with and pose ect.), Design Value (The design, including the colour scheme and how it was built) and Moccist Value (The amount of good pieces).
Here are Surge's results;

Toy Value: 3/5 (Average, nothing really exiting, but decent.)

Design Value: 4/5 (Nice use of colours, and I'm quite happy with the wings and such.)

Moccist Value: 4/5 (We get a lot of pieces we may be short on, and a few EPIC new pieces, so yeah!)

Overall Value: 11/15


Is that all folks? No, that's not all folks! Look what I got!!! :3

Okay, get the boring bit out of the way first. The sword is... well, pretty basic really, but heck, it's a freebee! Who doesn't love more parts! :D

Now, here's the reason why anyone wanted the freebee anyway! The Black Brain Parasite! It's a nice thing to stare at, great if you want to make any flashy new BA MOCs, and great if you want to brag to your friends, make your lego-loving friends jealous, and make your non-lego-loving friends laugh at you for playing with toys and not wasting your life away down a dark alley taking illegal substances like they do :P So yeah, thats it really :)

The spare parts in this is FREAKING HUGE! It's like half of the set anyway! You could make a sword without a blade with those parts, which would be kinda useless! :D

You can recreate that gripping scene in the Brain Attack TV episode with these two sets without dissassembling any of your baddies! And it looks just as silly as it did in the programme, too! :D

That's all folks! ;)



Comments

 I made it 
  August 27, 2013
Quoting SEDRIC (The Editor) Awesome comedy and great pictures! May have to pic this guy up.
Thanks dude!
 I like it 
  August 26, 2013
Awesome comedy and great pictures! May have to pic this guy up.
 I made it 
  August 19, 2013
Quoting Oblivion Doomknight How did you get the black Brain? In England I've never heard about or seen it, nor the free sword. :S
Hrrm... The Lego Website told all of us about it... I'm from England as well... There was an accessory pack that we would get if we bought any HF set in a lego store or on the website... I think the offer ended a while ago.. sorry. You might be able to get one on Ebay, Amazon, Bricklink ect.
 I made it 
  August 19, 2013
Quoting Stormjay Rider So, I'm contemplating... I'm hoping to get, say, 3 black brains. So far, I'm thinking of getting Breez, to use her head for FeMOCing, and Surge, because I always liked that guy. Your opinion?
Basically what X said :P
 I like it 
  August 14, 2013
How did you get the black Brain? In England I've never heard about or seen it, nor the free sword. :S
  August 7, 2013
@Stormjay You really can't go wrong with Breez, the mask is perfect for femocing and it's a pretty good parts pack. Surge Is better than Breez in the sense you get more, especially Dat mask. Really you can't go wrong with either of them, pick em' up! :)
  August 7, 2013
So, I'm contemplating... I'm hoping to get, say, 3 black brains. So far, I'm thinking of getting Breez, to use her head for FeMOCing, and Surge, because I always liked that guy. Your opinion?
 I made it 
  August 5, 2013
Quoting Toa Infernum Speaking of bragging, I have four black brains! Boom! :P. Nice review! I personally love the mask. Lots of MOCing possibilities. :)
ULTRA JELLEH!!!! Well, I'm just happy to have one, so :P Yeah, Surge's mask has always been cool, I just prefer the original meself :P
 I made it 
  August 5, 2013
Quoting Ben Cossy Nice review, very helpful to read :D I personally dislike the flick-fire missiles, but I dislike them in general so :P Anyway thanks for the helpful info, I'll pick this one up for sure :D Also I need that mask for a new Cossy form!
Yeah, I never really liked flick-fire missiles either, it's just I like how they look here :P Oooh, new Cossy form? sounds exiting! :D
 I made it 
  August 5, 2013
Quoting Legobob 29 Good to see you back in reviewing Wert :D Being of a similar age to you, I relate to the illegal substances-selling here in England :P I don't think I'll be picking up this set, I want Stormer. Can't wait to see your review of that bro ;)
Yeah, there are like 5 people in our school who don't do it, and that's pretty much it :P Teh Stormah review is coming soon! :D
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
@X: I was going to do that first! @Infernum: I'll have to order them all separately, won't I.
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Speaking of bragging, I have four black brains! Boom! :P. Nice review! I personally love the mask. Lots of MOCing possibilities. :)
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Nice review, very helpful to read :D I personally dislike the flick-fire missiles, but I dislike them in general so :P Anyway thanks for the helpful info, I'll pick this one up for sure :D Also I need that mask for a new Cossy form!
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Good to see you back in reviewing Wert :D Being of a similar age to you, I relate to the illegal substances-selling here in England :P I don't think I'll be picking up this set, I want Stormer. Can't wait to see your review of that bro ;)
 I made it 
  August 4, 2013
Quoting X ~ The Black Brains will be in stock until August 31, so yah.
Well, that is a long way away, I thought it ended last week, but I couldn't bring meself to tell Stormjay, but that's good that it lasts a little longer! :)
  August 4, 2013
The Black Brains will be in stock until August 31, so yah.
 I made it 
  August 4, 2013
Quoting juan calle Lol great review keep them coming :D
Thanks! I will :D
 I made it 
  August 4, 2013
Quoting Reaper the Ultimate . Nice review. Shame about Surge's mask, especially since I need it for Ciaros. Might have to stick some Blue Tack in there...
Yeah, but, I think it'll still look like Ciaros anyway :)
 I made it 
  August 4, 2013
Quoting Stormjay Rider Great review! Still might wait to see what you make of the others, before I decide what set I'll get with that brain and blade...
Hrrm... I would just go ahead and order it, I'm not sure if they'll be in stock much longer (the freebee, that is)
 I made it 
  August 4, 2013
Quoting X ~ Very well done review Wert! Dat Black Brain Looks Amazing...still haven't got mine yet B| Is Dat Surge mask going to a certain blue and silver guy I love to hate? :P
Danke, It may do, but for now it's staying on Surge :P
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Lol great review keep them coming :D
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Nice review. Shame about Surge's mask, especially since I need it for Ciaros. Might have to stick some Blue Tack in there...
  August 4, 2013
Great review! Still might wait to see what you make of the others, before I decide what set I'll get with that brain and blade...
 I like it 
  August 4, 2013
Very well done review Wert! Dat Black Brain Looks Amazing...still haven't got mine yet B| Is Dat Surge mask going to a certain blue and silver guy I love to hate? :P
 
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