What It Is
What It Is
A few years ago, MEGA introduced a construction line based on the popular video game Halo. One of the new sets in the line, to celebrate the video game's 10th anniversary, is the Covenant Phantom. With this 906-piece set, kids—and adult collectors/fans—can build a Type-52 Troop Carrier/Phantom, a stunning replica right out of the game. This has three plasma turrets that rotate a full 360 degrees. The cockpit opens up to reveal a seat for one of the figures. The underbelly opens to reveal a troop holding bay. Four figures with weapons are included: Ultra Elite Pilot, two Ultra Grunts, and the new Silver Elite Arbiter. This is part of The Authentic Collector's Series, which includes other Halo sets to collect and build.
Why It’s Fun
There's a lot of great detail in this building set, which makes it great for Halo fans and collectors. The many moving pieces add to the play value for kids. While collectors will want to display this set, kids will want to send the Falcon out on battles and engage in imaginative play.
Who It’s For
The Covenant Phantom is for ages 8 and up. The Halo video games are rated Mature (17 and older) due to blood and gore and violence. While there is nothing of that nature in this building set, some parents may find a Halo building set inappropriate for their children.
What to Be Aware of
Because of the large piece count, it may take some time to build this. But building is part of the fun, so enjoy the process.