Review:70780 by Swert

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70780 Protector of Water

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Review: Protector of Water

Protector of Water is probably the best looking Protector set. With a color palette of dark azure, metallic dark silver, transparent dark blue, and transparent light blue parts, this set has almost everything right. Almost.

The Box

Full Disclosure: None of the sets I review are mint from the box. I built them with the intention of owning them first, reviewing them second. Also, none of my reviews will feature a critique of the Skull Spiders, as I have nothing further to add to the many reviews already posted. Thank you for understanding.

The Bits

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Kivoda clocks in at 71 parts, not counting the extra ammunition (aka round 1x1 plate). Notable parts include the Protector mask in dark azure and transparent dark blue, transparent light blue propeller blades, yellow cowlings, and transparent light blue CCBS limb parts.

The Build

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As with all of the CCBS sets, PoW is a simple construction. One interesting note is the placement of the connector for the front armor is much higher than the under-frame.

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The first thing you’ll notice is the twin cowlings in yellow. A rather unique choice of color (Yellow? Srsly?) but at least they have a purpose of even being there. Armor-wise, the balance is fine for me, though rather limited. Perhaps it was a designers’ choice, given Gali was also lightweight on the armor.

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This is legitimately my favorite of the Protector weapons. It seems to have the feeling of a speargun with a dash of awesome. It’s such a simple design, but it’s so effective in its approach. You can’t hear enough out of me for it.

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The Brass Tacks

Did we like this set?


  What We Liked:

*Awesome Gatling gun ideas
*More useful dark azure parts
  What We Didn't Like:

*Questionable color choices (YELLOW?!)
*Lacking in armor parts for CCBS
  Other Comments:

This is one of my first two BIONICLE 2015 sets (Protector of Earth is my second) so it’s nice to be asked to review it. --Swert
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