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# Wednesday, 03 February 2010

After I shared my review on Lego Ben 10 8409 (Spider Monkey) at a few forums, I got far many responses than I expected, it seems to me that a lot of people were looking forward to this new theme, but most of the feedback were not really favorable to this new Lego theme, to be fair and trying to take a second look, I opened the second box of Ben 10 set I purchased, and that, is 8519 Big Chill.

Among the Lego Ben 10 sets I saw, Spider Monkey and Big Chill look more interesting because the monkey has six limbs, and Big Chill has a pair of wings, the other sets looks simple and feel like containing only a subset of the two I chosen.

The parts inventory of 8519 looks familiar after building 8409


The head is actually made up of two parts, the screw can be removed to re-position the joint.

Honestly these characters looks scary, I don't know them and they can be good guys, but the look scared my young daughter quite a bit. The building process is really simple, so I spent time in playing with it by making a few wierd postures.


High kicks can be as good as Kung Fu masters like Bruce Lee


Kung Fu training postures, the second one is a legendary style called 如來神掌

After playing with Big Chill, I must say again that the flexibility this design provides is really impressive, the joints must be a design work of careful thinking, and if we just treat it as just another Lego product line, and as long as Lego would not "contaminate" other existing theme with this design, can we say that this Ben 10 theme does have some value as a toy? Even if it does not feel that Lego to us? Another question is, with this type of design, aren't there any existing better options than Lego?

And the responses I got from polls in Eurobricks as well as a Greater China forum is also very interesting, that would be very helpful in driving thoughts on this theme from different angles. I am waiting for more responses.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010 21:34:00 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
Today I get my Bigchill and I think Its great thing for Lego and Ben 10 fans (like me :P ).
I am just sad this set is not show acurate... Antenas missing, no pattern on wings, he have 4 fingers not three...

But even with those flaws it gives you something that you can't do with normal Ben10 toys- Mix them with other Lego and bionicles making Mega Alien!
Even I am 20 now I spend almost whole day Playing with him xD
Lordofdragonss
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 22:42:58 (China Standard Time, UTC+08:00)
Understand, and I have also seen a smart use of a Big Chill part in this Lego creation (http://www.flickr.com/photos/apocalust/4360797531/), so more examples like this may change people's perception on the Lego Ben 10 series. I think the wings from Big Chill are useful too.
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