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Set Review: 6228 Thornraxx


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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 10:39 AM

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It is time yet again for another 2012 set review. Today Forum Assistant Sisen takes a look at Thornraxx, the oddly-named insectoid villain. To see what this bug brings to the table, read on!

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 01:53 PM

Matt? LOL, good review.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 02:24 PM

So those parts are, in fact, sky blue as opposed to old teal or a new shade?
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 02:27 PM

This set does seem like a Nui-Rama reboot. I would definetly like a compairison to othe villians or to breez. Maybe to see which is better to purchase.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 03:18 PM

Thornraxx is definitely going to be one of my next buys, as it was one of our favourite sets from this wave ever since we saw it. The concept is unique and the colour scheme is awesome. Also, we don´t have any Gorast wing pieces yet. :P Thanks for the review, Sisen! :)~Gata. ;)
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 03:22 PM

I'll be honest, I've never been sure about Thornraxx. His design has always seemed a bit too higgeldy-piggeldy to me, which is off-putting. That said, this review has made him look a lot more desirable, but it's still not the highest on my list. Thanks, Sisen.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 03:26 PM

I really want this set. Only problem, IMO, is that the grey beam sticks out.Also, Why aren't Breez and Thornraxx in the US?
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 03:37 PM

I really want this set. Only problem, IMO, is that the grey beam sticks out.Also, Why aren't Breez and Thornraxx in the US?

Nobody really knows that. Word is that the sets will become available at the end of the month, though.~Gata. ;)

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 03:52 PM

Ah, this is going to be a buy if it comes out soon. The orange and sky blue sealed the deel.

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 04:13 PM

YES! MORE WASPIX PART THINGS YES!!! (I need more of them to make a centipede MOC.) Also, I was hoping they would make a #4 technic beam instead of the #5, which juts out weird.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 04:14 PM

From what others who have the set have said, the color is in fact a new color introduced this year, and is NOT the traditional light blue as seen in sets like Kiina. Likely just a mistake.Set looks amazing.-Mesonak
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 04:21 PM

Darn, I really wanted Dark Teal this year. What a let-down. Meh, I might still buy a few anyway, I always need the parts.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 04:42 PM

Darn, I really wanted Dark Teal this year. What a let-down. Meh, I might still buy a few anyway, I always need the parts.

If you're referring to the teal used in the original BIONICLE sets, that color has been permanently discontinued for years anyways. No hope of ever seeing it again.-Mesonak

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 04:43 PM

Darn, I really wanted Dark Teal this year. What a let-down. Meh, I might still buy a few anyway, I always need the parts.

If you're referring to the teal used in the original BIONICLE sets, that color has been permanently discontinued for years anyways. No hope of ever seeing it again.-Mesonak

That is very disappointing.

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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 05:43 PM

SInce Thornraxx has the same head as black phantoms arachnix drone. You could possibly make an all silver and grey thrornraxx. I will try when i get him. but he may be white grey and silver
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 06:31 PM

I could get Thornraxx but that tube looks like it could limit the mobility.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 06:54 PM

I was hoping for teal, but the black-blue-orange combination looks nicer than I expected. For an insect, Matt's pretty heavily armored.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 07:27 PM

I thought that was teal, not some dumb sky blue. Maybe because that's what Lego made it look like on the packaging. Lego, you suck.Although this does open up some interesting new opportunities...Anyway, nice review. Liked the nickname you gave him.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 07:30 PM

The bluish-green parts are 322 Medium Azur, a new color. Bricklink calls it Medium Azure, and it is most common in the Friends theme.Most of us who understand LEGO's color palette knew classic teal (Bright Bluish Green) was never coming back, and no other bluish-green colors have appeared in Hero Factory sets, so there shouldn't be too much disappointment from buyers as far as I'm concerned.Anyway, decent review. I'm kind of surprised the review didn't make a bigger deal of the fact that this is the first small Hero Factory set to use a completely custom body design. I have also heard that Thornraxx can be posed so he's balancing purely on his front claws, with his stinger in the air, but I don't have the set so haven't tried it myself. I look forward to the release of this set and the new Breez in the United States, which I believe is supposed to be towards the end of this month.
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Posted Jan 08 2012 - 11:27 PM

Out of all the latest HF sets, 'Matt' looks like one of the coolest, IMO. I really like that it looks like a Nui-Rama. :)
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Posted Jan 09 2012 - 12:00 AM

I never thought light blue and orange could look good together...
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Posted Jan 09 2012 - 08:08 AM

The bluish-green parts are 322 Medium Azur, a new color. Bricklink calls it Medium Azure, and it is most common in the Friends theme. Most of us who understand LEGO's color palette knew classic teal (Bright Bluish Green) was never coming back, and no other bluish-green colors have appeared in Hero Factory sets, so there shouldn't be too much disappointment from buyers as far as I'm concerned.

Ah, thanks for clearing that up. I, for one, wish it was classic teal, but new colors are generally a good thing.

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Posted Jan 09 2012 - 09:32 AM

Wow, this one looks cool. I'm tempted to pick him up.
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Posted Jan 09 2012 - 02:04 PM

Great review.Thornraxx is one of the best sets of this theme for me. But I'm a bit iffy on that piece behind his head, it looks weird.
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Posted Jan 09 2012 - 04:18 PM

First time I saw the picture I expected it was teal, but no, it's the new color! same as friend's new color I think. pretty good set, nice review bro :D
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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 01:22 AM

I really want to army build with this set. It is one of the cheaper ones right?
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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 02:32 PM

I really want to army build with this set. It is one of the cheaper ones right?

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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 05:49 PM

He costs $8.99 USD, AKA, one of the smaller sets. Which makes me immensely happy.-Mesonak
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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 08:17 PM

If I could pick one set to buy out of this wave, this would be that one, mostly for size and customness. Thanks for the review.
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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 10:05 PM

i hope to get him soon!I especially like this one because of the resemblance to a nui rama.
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Posted Jan 10 2012 - 10:45 PM

I thought those light blue pieces were teal before.Oh well. Still on my to-get list.
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Posted Jan 11 2012 - 04:22 PM

I actually like some of these new sets, but this is my favorite. The shade of blue that is used is still a nice looking new color, even if it isn't a tealish color. I like the design of this set, expecially the resemblence to the Nui Rama (My favorite rahi) Dissapointing that it isn't currently available in the US though, I was really looking forward to getting this set as soon as the new ones were released.....
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Posted Jan 11 2012 - 09:26 PM

The design is interesting. I am not a fan of Hero Factory but this set seem like one of the better ones. It is slightly reminiscent of the nui-rama but I see it as a different design. It reminds me of a tripod with wings to be honest. Great review!
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Posted Jan 30 2012 - 10:01 AM

Thornaxx has an awesome insect look!
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Posted Feb 04 2012 - 06:48 PM

This is a good set!When I got this set the wings were sorta bent but I think I unbent them (i hope i haven't ruined them) :(
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Posted Feb 05 2012 - 08:20 AM

I might pick it up for the parts. I'm not going to actually build the set...or I will and then instantly disassemble it.
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Posted Feb 06 2012 - 04:51 PM

The body design is very insect base and the head is baser of black phantom's "pet's" body. I hope to get it soon very soon, although now would be better.
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Posted Feb 12 2012 - 06:26 PM

Thornax-Thornaxx.I just wish he came with a Thornax or something.Anyways,cool set,can't wait to get it in the Summer.-CDP
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