For our final review (sadface) of BrickWarriors’ accessories, we’re going to tackle their sci-fi items, which includes Resistance Trooper Helmet and Armor, Ground Dweller Battle Rifle, Impaler Assault Rifle, and Head Hunter Pistol.
Let’s start with the wearable items. The Resistance Trooper helmet and body armor compliment each other extremely well, and make for one badass looking figure. They also look great separated and mixed and matched with items like the assassin helmet and armor and the do rag. These items are probably inspired from somewhere else, but they remind me of the bad guys from The Chronicles of Riddick. While they’re sci-fi items, you could probably get away with using them in a fantasy setting as well. That’s one thing I really like about a lot of these items: they’re versatile.
The helmet and body armor have a bit of a circle motif on an otherwise geometric design, which I quite like. The helmet features detailing on all sides, and has a really cool respirator design around the figure’s mouth.The armor really bulks a figure up, especially the over-sized shoulder pads. It also features a stud on the back so you can attach even more weaponry.
Next up: guns. The word for BrickWarriors’ sci-fi guns is “big”, maybe even “huge”. Even the pistol is enormous. All the sci-fi guns feature loads of good detail work. Let’s start with the pistol.
I’m not as big a sci-fi fan as I am of other genres, so I couldn’t say with any certainty where this item comes from, but I can say that it’s really, really cool. It features an over/under double barrel (the bottom barrel might be a laser sight or something like that), over-sized forward mounted magazine, and a nicely sloped hammer at the back.
The Impaler Assault Rifle gets its name from a pretty obvious source: the giant bayonet mounted at the front of the gun. This thing looks evil, but a cold, corporate kind of evil. All the details here make the rifle look well engineered and machined. This thing was built for mass production by some sort of all powerful evil empire, and they’re here to kick ass. For some reason my favorite detail on this weapon is the ejection port. It’s just a beautiful detail that adds some nice depth to the design.
Finally, we have my favorite item of this batch: the Ground Dweller Battle Rifle. Where the Impaler looks cold and mass produced, the Ground Dweller looks stitched together from spare parts. The stock appears to be held on with tape or wire, the trigger is missing a guard, and most of the component parts looks like they were taken from other guns. This rifle really tells a story. You can almost picture the desperate rebels who are using it.
Well that does it for our BrickWarriors reviews, at least until they put out more stuff. I hope everyone enjoyed these, because I sure had fun putting them together. Don’t forget to check out BrickWarriors’ website and BrickLink Store, as well at their new forum.