Friday, April 29, 2011

Lego Hero Factory Recon Team unboxing & review

My two Lego Hero Factory Hero Recon Team sets (boy that's a mouthful) arrived today at last.  I'm very impressed with the packaging and presentation, and especially with the custom instruction manual.  This is just great stuff.

For folks who didn't make an early order and were sad to hear that there would be a "special" piece included with early sets after Recon Team was delayed, you can relax.  The "special" piece is just a flame accessory from the 2.0-series villains.

Check out my unboxing and video review:


If you have trouble viewing it here, click over to the YouTube posting of the Hero Factory Recon Team review.

45 comments:

  1. If it was possible to come to where I live, I would buy something like... 4 of them! I just think that when making the hero, I felt a little... arrested. It's too much simple!

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  2. Dude, I got mine today, same stuff! It is the 29th of April. The new chest armor is nice.

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  3. Nice. I'm gonna order one now!

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  4. were they both the same or were they different?

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  5. I just saw something disappointing. I was not trying to steal, but out of curiosity, when you first opened the instruction booklet, I zoomed in, and saw that your Hero Code was the SAME as mine! I would say it, but that would give everyone else the code. It is not CUSTOM!

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  6. dude thats so weird wonder when myns gonna ship

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  7. Jang, I have some news. It appears that Alba 2.0 is on page 4 of the most voted creations, with my Thermal Dekar photo trailing a few pics behind it. These kids just get SO successful off of plagiarized stuff!

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  8. Cool hero I'm getting 2 maybe 3 on my bday I think yours is cool I have to chose fro me the five I will get maybe christmas and please make a vid on the other guy I think he will be just as cool if not better. I am making my heroes with fire lord guns and I call them by these names you can use them


    Jeff Goldthrust

    Laura Sharkbite

    Samuel IronOx

    Alex Maverick

    Rye ShockBlast

    Good luck with Recon team

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  9. Also if you want any deferent here they are

    Jason SuperShock

    Oliver ThornForce

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  10. Is this your other one?

    http://customization.lego.com/ProductPage/Model.svc/8d6bf9f2-b672-4354-b397-9997f6f64605/image

    Sorry I hope u don't count that as stealing I found it on your recon team is live thing

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  11. PLEASE TELL ME YOUR USERNAME IS THEJANG! I saw The Drone, I hope that is your username...

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  12. Hi agent Fist :) I have made one with paint named Dylan Forge best part I did not have to order one. And I will have the full team on my bday I'm getting Laura SharkBite and Alex Maverick you can still use the names though

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  13. Also Percy FireSealer

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  14. Hope you make another review on your recon team. By the way Percy FireSealer was me

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  15. I've been waiting almost 3 weeks for mine to arrive. Hopefully it'll be here today or Monday. If it does get delayed, I hope they do include an extra sorry piece. I don't care what kind of piece it is. But the least I hope my hero comes soon. When it does, I'll make a video about it.

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  16. Same here, Eli. My Recon set hasn't come for weeks.

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  17. Yo, Jang! My name is Rahkshi Party, leader of the biggest HF Group on MOCpages. We could use a good builder in our group and was wondering if you would like to join! If you want to look me up, got to MOCpages and look up Rahkshi Party, when you find my page, click on groups and scroll down you will see my group eventually. Please let me know you want to join by commenting on a creation (Easiest way to contact me)! BTW AWESOME JOB HERE!!! 5 stars!

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  18. Can you post your other guy on the blog as a MOC? Also, i was wondering if you could do a tip vid on recoloring your pieces.

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  19. Guys bit dissapointing but some bulgarian tool just posted up spekter but made it in lego design by me and made ajustments look at it and see


    http://herofactory.lego.com/en-gb/gallery/Default.aspx?parameters=2||81626031-e83a-48d0-ae2b-158cce3cdf6c

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  20. Xtreme: I don't see anything wrong with that. In fact I encourage it.

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  21. Can I use your idea of a HERO FACTORY MOCs blog?

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  22. Brigs, that is not copyrighted. YOu can show off your own MOCs on your own blog, and (if you want to) show that the blog was inspired by this one.

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  23. Dangit. I would LOVE to buy my own hero but I'm spending all my money on drilldozer so I can relax knowing that I have the whole collection so far. But after I buy dozer I'll be skint. Why did I spend my money on pepsi...WHY!!!!!!!

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  24. @Xtreme I totally know what u r talking about man. One time, I emptied my wallet on mtn dew

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  25. Is the hero in the other box the hero with the translucent orange-red pieces?

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  26. @Xtreme and Anonymous.
    FAIL!
    Soda isn't worth it. Occasional soda is good when your parents buy it for you at a restaurant.
    I save my money, until I went on this ebay, lego, and target spree. I AM LOW ON MONEY!

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  27. Are you buying anymore Hero recon team sets?

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  28. I took a look at the lego Hero recon team builder, and I found 1 piece missing. It is from small armor parts the "Dark pearl gery" piece that only Nitro blast uses. I guess lego forgot to add it?

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  29. Ya I just ordered mine ist pretty cool but im gonna rearange the pieces. Also I made a recon bot on desine by me and it had like 3 more pieces than a regular hero recon and it was freakn' 30 bucks. I mean what the %#$@!!!!!!!!

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  30. Jang, it's the second of June WHERE ARE YOU!! I'm starting to get worried. Please make another post to let me know you are ok.

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  31. At anonymous:
    Yeah, LDD heroes aren't worth it.

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  32. JANG HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED BY ZEYEK!

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  33. JANG, are you OK? Its June already, and the 3.0 were released in Europe.

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  34. Charlie MatthewsJuly 4, 2011 at 11:59 PM

    Check out Gary ice shadow p.s. I wonder when recon team will 3.0!!!!?????

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  35. i paid 36 bucks to get two guys XD im fine as long as they are good. i have like 9 designs right now so im done making new recon team members. now to purchase them!!! i also saw this 8 year old who kept copying me. i make rick firetorch and jason ironshadow (ironshadow i ordered along with his brother) then he makes rick irontorch who looks like a combo of the 2!!!! then i realized 8 year olds are the most unoriginal age group.

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  36. Chronos, Lord of TimeSeptember 12, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    Recon Team has been updated to 3.0; however some heroes are not able to be purchased for some reason.

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  37. My Hero Recon Team Creator isn't working for some reason. It takes forever to load! Do you know how to fix this! Plz answer! Anyone!

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  38. i have one and its awsome i was very happy with the new combineable elements

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  39. mine was late and they gave me a free stringer 3.0 and it was a day late!

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  40. @ Eli J. Brown: OMG! Are you LinkAndRutoFan?!? I love your Bionicle mocs. I bought Rick Max Fist too, but I made his left hand silver to match the right. He was bought June 6, 2011.
    I have seen your replicas of Jang's MOCs. I have a shelf of 20 or so replicas of Jang's mocs in my room. I'm currently saving up to complete The Others, Blanko 1.9, and Epic Witch Doctor.

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  41. my name is joe and i bought a hero recon modle with my christmas money. i found it was smart to ad parts with pick a brik(becuase the recon ap limits your parts) so you dont have to pay more shipping. ps: love blanko 1.9

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  42. ive gone to like fifty stores in the last few days and there all sold out of hf!

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