Review: 70779 Protector of Stone
When a Protector is working for Pohatu, you know he's got to be tough. Does the Protector of Stone fit the bill? Let's find out!
"What's the most awkward way to hold this weapon? Let's try that." Granted, his is perhaps not the best anti-spider weapon, but compared to some of the other action shots we've gotten on the boxes, this one's a little lacklustre.
As a Protector with the most parts and the most complex weapon, it's no surprise that you get such a wide variety of pieces in this set, especially for something that's not even "canister-level" (to employ the anachronistic Gen 1 phrase I just made up). Of note are the transparent neon green flame pieces that are just like the ones Tahu and Kopaka have. Massive MOCing potential right there.
Check out that Elemental Sandstorm Blaster. Now THAT is a weapon worthy of a Protector! It's much easier to pose than most of the other Protectors' weapons, although I recommend limiting it to one hand to make use of the full range of motion. Bonus points for using both a friction pin and a plus-rod to attach it to his hands -- it makes it super easy to switch to one-handed.
Now with the transparent neon green, either you love it or you hate it. On his weapon, it looks amazing. I almost wish they had added Storm as an element just to see a character with lightning-based weaponry. The down side is that it does not really blend well on his mask -- the brown is all streaky and gross.
Interesting to note that the Protector of Stone has the same asymmetry as Pohatu, with one side having a brown arm and the other side having a silver arm.
The Brass Tacks
|Did we like this set?
| What We Liked:|
*Fantastically designed weapon
*Thematic consistency with Pohatu
| What We Didn't Like:|
*Colors don't blend very well
| Other Comments:|
Don't draw attention to the acronym... --
If you're going to get a Protector set, you might as well get this one. It's got it's downsides to be sure, but the Elemental Sandstorm Blaster is phenomenal. Seriously, I can think of a few Toa who might be better off trading their weapons for his.
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