There's still a huge part of me that won't ever grow up. I'm quickly approach the second anniversary of turning 29, I'm married, and have kids, and every now and then I debate racing the kids for first dibs on the Xbox or buying them air-soft guns for my own fun. This is why today we're taking a look at one thing that's especially fun to every guy out there, we'll be taking a look at MegaBloks and their Halo, UNSC Quad Walker set.
Out of the Box
The UNSC Quad walker is a small part of Mega Bloks series of Halo sets. Coming in at 335 pieces, this set builds the primary quad walker and a smaller covenant turret. The difficulty is rated at 8+ years old, and if you can get your kids to take the time to read the instructions, then they shouldn't have a problem, even at a bit of a younger age.
The first-hand experience
The UNSC Quad Walker is a win all around. I love Mega Bloks and Halo, so this one is a win to me. Even as an adult, this make for a nice relaxed night in. I mentioned above, building this wasn't too difficult. I think overall, it took roughly a half hour to build the complete set. In all, probably 90% of the pieces go towards the Quad Walker. The turret is only a small component, but it's a fun addition.
One fun thing about the Quad Walker, and even the turret, is the amount of moveable parts. Each leg has two joints that can move. The hatch to the Quad Walker opens, the steering wheel, and even the gun turrets on the walker have multiple, moveable joints. On the turret, you can rotate the turret itself on its platform, the gun and the doors open as well. You're able to pose these units exactly how you'd like, in the end.
The complexity of the UNSC Quad Walker is at a comfortable level. You can work on it yourself as an adult or hand it over to your children. The fact that it's Halo focused adds to the cool factor for everyone who's spent hours in those games. This set can make for a nice relaxed activity for adults or great family time that keeps everyone focused. If you're like me, when you're finished, you'll want to put this on the mantle over the fireplace, and your son will want to tear it apart and rebuild it beyond recognition, either way, it's a lot of fun and easily worth the price!