Monday, December 10, 2012
I'll Be Block: The Terminator Buildable Construction Playset
With Lego raking in the cash through licenses such as Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and superheroes from both DC and Marvel Comics, it's inevitable that Lego's competitors will follow suit. For example, Best-Lock Construction Toys has picked up the Terminator license and has released The Terminator Buildable Construction Playset.
According to the product's description, "Recreate your favorite scenes from the blockbuster The Terminator movies with this superb value building block set, The Terminator Buildable Construction Playset, from Best-Lock Construction Toys. Containing over 1,000 pieces, The Terminator comes to life in block form and features all the essential elements to role play your very own Judgement Day, including; three Aerial Hunter-Killer models and two Tank Hunter-Killer models plus an army of T-800 cyborg figures as well as the iconic Terminator figure and a number of other models and accessories. This block set provides hours of fun for children aged five years up and can build everything illustrated at the same time, following the full-color, step-by-step building instructions which are included." I don't know if this set will allow builders to make larger Skynet war machines, such as the Harvester or the HK Centurion, although I'd be surprised if you could not with over 1,000 pieces at your disposal.
Best-Lock Construction Toys has also picked up the Stargate license, and it has released a few kits based on the Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis series. (Both of these TV shows were cancelled years ago, but I suppose that this is better late than never.) For additional brick-based sci-fi fun, Best-Lock has a "War of the Outer Planets" line, which includes space ships that look suspiciously similar to ship designs from Battlestar Galactica.