As previously stated in our review of 44018 Furno Jet Machine, HERO Factory has taken an interesting direction this year with the inclusion of minifig-sized versions of the heroes in the new 'Invasion From Below' sets.
In addition to the normal retail selection, LEGO has also produced a polybag, 40116, which it calls 'HF Hero minimodel' that features a small mecha being piloted by Breez.
It's currently very rare: it's not even listed at BrickLink yet and I can't find any on eBay. However, you can get hold of it for free from Toy Hub Direct when you spend over £15 on HERO Factory sets and use the code HEROFACTORYOFFER at the checkout.
Breez's mecha is not much more than a seat with legs and arms but it looks pretty cool and well proportioned. Those blades are sure to strike fear into the hearts of the underground invaders.
I was impressed to see that the back hadn't been left bare, as is often the case with constraction models: a couple of pieces bulk it out and make it look finished.
All the HERO Factory hero-figs are, I believe, much the same, they just differ in colour. Breez here is certainly the same as Furno in the other set I reviewed. The head is, as you can see, red.
It's a neat model that will appeal to HERO Factory and polybag collectors and would also make a cool model for kids in the target age range to carry around, what with it being smaller and not having so many pieces to lose :)
To get hold of one, head on over to Toy Hub Direct, an independent toy shop in Scotland, and spend £15 on HERO Factory sets. I've purchased from them before and found their service and shipping to be excellent.
Thanks to Gerald from Toy Hub for sending me the set to review. Brickset will not make a commission from links in this article.