Release Year: 2014
Pieces: 321 with 2 minifigures
There was so much hype with this set, it was hard not to get caught up in it. To me though, the hype was justified. The original designer of this set, Peter Reid, is well known for his space builds, so it’s pretty exciting to see!
Parts & Minifigs
Normally I wouldn’t mention the packaging, but in this case I will. The Exo-Suit comes in a really nice hinge-topped box with images on the front and back depicting the Exo-Suit, the M364 Turtle, and Yve, with Pete driving the Exo-Suit. Inside the box are 4 small bags of parts, an 8×8 Grid Plate, a Flex Hose, and a very nicely bound instruction booklet. The booklet is a little deceptive. It’s quite thick, but most of it is a story about the project, repeated in different languages.
As I mentioned before, the build for this was a little fiddly, but still thoroughly enjoyable. I’ve been after this set for a while, so I was super excited to start building it. It’s interesting to note the changes from the original design. LEGO Senior Designer Mark Stafford redesigned it, at the request of Peter. By the looks of this image, the set has been bulked up a bit, and the different colours are a definite boost. It adds a lot more texture to the model. I’m still not sure what to think about the barrels in the arms, but the rest is awesome. The hub caps in the back, with the flex tube make it look really cool, and just the fact that it’s taller makes it look much more imposing. A couple of times a few of the smaller parts have fallen off while moving it, but it’s a very small issue.
Overall, I am super impressed with this model. It’s everything I thought it would be, and more. It’s one I will be keeping built for a very long time! 9.5 green spacemen out of 10!
Next review: it’s a big one – 10241: Maersk Line Triple-E. Container ship time!