• Space Insectoid

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    Nice Addition to the Galaxy Squad Theme

    Written by (TFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in United States,

    This is a nice polybag and is a great addition to Galaxy Squad theme. The bug has some nice details like beaming red eyes, four black legs, and dark green fangs. The stinger on the back bends up and down and the wings made a 1 x 4 transparent green plates rotate slightly back and forth. The build was simple (it is only a 27 piece set), but did include some sideways building and jumper brick. The parts in this set aren't bad, having some sideways building elements, some green and black fangs/claws, and two transparent green plates. The minifigure (Chuck Stonebreaker) is great, following in the footsteps of all the minifigures in this theme. His green legs detailed with knee padding which continues up to his double-sided torso decorated with space armor printing and a black belt, which all looks amazing. His double-sided head has a bearded face with scars and a confident smile on one side and a breathing device on the other and is cover with a green space helmet with a clear visor. Chuck Stonebreaker comes with a space gun to defend himself from this alien threat.

    Pros:

    Great minifigure

    Cool alien bug

    Comes with some nice parts (including lots of extra pieces)

    Includes space gun

    Cons:

    None

    This a solid small set. Since it includes both a hero and an enemy, this set offers great playability that can grow with the addition of more Galaxy Squad sets. I recommend this set to the Galaxy Squad fan or someone looking for some good parts and can get this set cheaply. Overall, I give it a 9/10.

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  • Space Insectoid

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    Yay for more Galaxy Squaddies!

    Written by (AFOL) in Canada,

    LEGO polybag sets are getting better, and here is one set that demonstrates that.

    The Insectoid that comes with the set is pretty cool for the limited number of pieces used to build it. It has a tail and wings that move. It's also big enough to be threatening to the solo Squaddie going up against it, Chuck Stonebreaker, but not so overwhelming as to mop the floor with him either.

    If you want a cheap source of Green Squad members - for army building, or just to flush out your ranks - here you go. They even come armed. Change out Chuck's head, and you're ready to squish the Bugs with an ensemble cast of stomping soldiers. The same can be said for flushing out the Insectoid ranks with cannon fodder bugs.

    As well, the bug is built with 22 pieces, and you're left with five extras. That's not a bad ratio, in my book. The extra lime green barb is so going to become a jalapeno in my Mexican restaurant MOC.

    If Chuck sticks his gun to my head, and forces me to give a con, I'd have to stretch to say "colour." There are two poly bag sets with extra Galaxy Squad soldiers, covering Orange and Green. I'd love to see the other colours, and even the Insectoids, available in polybags. But I just love polybags. I'd be happy with a battle pack, too.

    Pros

    • Nice model with a lot of action for it's small piece count.
    • Minifigures and Insectoids to flush out your armies with.
    • Five extra pieces.

    Cons

    • 1/2 con, really. More colours and some bug polybag sets, please.

    Buy it. You won't regret it.

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  • Space Insectoid

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    A polybag with a little buzz

    Written by (AFOL) in United States,

    Box/Instructions

    polybag with 8 step instructions

    Parts

    Trans. neon green 1x4 tile in this set

    Minifigures

    A cheap way to get Chuck Stonebreaker

    The build

    8 simple steps

    The completed model

    A neat little fly with a moveable stinger tail and a minifig

    Summary

    neat little addition to galaxy squad

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  • Space Insectoid

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    Insectoids of Outer Space

    Written by (AFOL , gold-rated reviewer) in Canada,

    Set #30231 Space Insectoid: Polybags are all up to interpretation at times for collectors, what makes one good or bad, and which levels of interest the Theme has for them. That being said, not all Polybags are created equal.

    The Space Insectoid is a weaker offering from LEGO's Polybags this year, the Galaxy Squad polybags aren't bad honestly, they fit into the Theme quite nicely and offer up some cheap alternatives to the named character Mini-Figures if that's all you're interested in. Unfortunately the models leave much to be desired when it comes to the piece counts.

    The model in this Polybag is a Galaxy Squad version of a common house fly, made with dark maroon, black, gray, transparent green, lime green and dark green parts. There is also what I would call a dark beige toned 1x2 tile on the bottom. All of the parts aren't really unique, some of the colors are, but the pieces themselves are all fairly common. It's a nice little model, but it doesn't offer up much for parts or alternative builds.

    Chuck Stonebreaker is the Mini-Figure in this set, the Galaxy Squad Mini-Figures are all really well detailed with a lot of great color choices. Chuck is a member of the green team, found in the medium to expensive price ranges for the boxed sets. He has a double sided print on his torso for his space suit with some great muscle/armor detailing, a belt the Green Squad's logo and what I'm guessing is rank insignia. He has printing on the upper portion of his legs, knee pads and such, and a dual sided head. One with a breathing apparatus, the other with a knowing smile showing off the teeth and beard.

    Accessory wise he comes with the now standard Alien Conquest weapon in medium stone gray and the matching helmet in green. Overall I'd have to say this Polybag is almost in the perfect range, but that piece count and the overall lack of usefulness for the parts in the model to make other things brings down the rating some. I still reccomend this, in fact buying multiples might make for a better deal if you can, especially on sale, as is it's an ok set that could have used a little bit more to it for the play factor for younger kids. Perhaps if it had included enough parts to build two of the same model, or a small weapon of some type that could be used to better defend Chuck from the air. Who knows.

    It's still ok, just not wow go out and grab it immediately, it's more of a compliment for the larger Galaxy Squad sets.

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