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REVIEW: WhiteFang's BrickArms Chrome Pack (Blade v3)

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發表於 2011-5-28 02:15 AM | 只看該作者 | 倒序看帖 | 打印
Hello everyone,

BrickArms Limited Edition Chrome Pack (Blade v3)
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Earlier ago, I have covered the BrickArms Mystery Pack Volume 1 review and now I am back to bring you another exciting new product that was designed and developed by one of the leading Minifigures Customisation Manufacturer, BrickArms. This time, I am reviewing the new release of the BrickArms Limited Edition Chrome Pack (Blade v3) content that was part of the May 2011 (Pack-a-Palooza!) products launch.  


Contents of the BrickArms Limited Edition Chrome Pack (Blade v3)


The BrickArms Limited Edition Chrome Pack (Blade v3) comes with these detailed amazing chromed pointed pokey blades as followed. The Claymore, Plasma Blade, Gunblade, Glaive, Bayonet, Chainblade and silver U-Clip. These are the standard content which is made available in this packet.

By touching and feeling with the content, I must really admit that the workmanship for the chrome finishing is more than just amazing. Seriously, I had never seen such excellent chrome finishing and it is unlike any other typical chrome finishing that will eventually see the chrome fell off or chipped off. In this case, to ensure that the quality is maintain at a high standard, the electroplating process was used to enhance the durability and creates that beautiful shiny finishing. Of course, this is not an affordable process that will ultimately achieve low cost.

In the past, I had done some research and understanding the process of vacuum metallisation and it is a very expensive approach to achieve excellent chroming for such similar items. To place such small tiny delicate items in the chamber, the investment outlay which you have to put aside to build the fixtures and obtaining the infrastructure made it even dearer than you can ever imagine. I am not sure how Will achieve his, but for sure, he must have faced quite a lot of challenges.  


Bringing a special presentation together with Batman and the notorious villains


Now, after some basic introduction which was done above, I will bring together with my LEGO Batman and his arch enemies in this presentation. I am sure these villains need a serious upgrade on their weapons arsenal and sometimes, close combat with the caped crusader, Batman is not just pulling the muscles. You ought to equip yourself with some sharp blades to make Batman to break his sweat. Oh well, Batman is not alone in this fight.

This package is one of mine preferred pack as I am a big fan of blades especially since I love to equip them to my medieval minifigures. However, at the same time, this is also the only BrickArms blade pack available and some of the weapons are not suitable for the medieval era. The main attraction for this pack for myself, is to obtain certain exciting delicious chromed weapons which will be explained further in this review. Of course, another fatal attraction is the influence of "chrome disease". I supposed we humans are all attracted with those shiny stuff and that sort of stuff gave us the perception that it is precious. Indeed it is, like a magpie. Furthermore, you can't purchase any of these chromed weapons individually. You got to buy them as a pack.  


Claymore (chromed)


My favourite all-time weapon and the only main motivation to get this, is the chromed Claymore! Yes, this is likely to be my official weapon which will accompanied my sigfig. Just note the details craved right from the handle all the way to the tip. It is very fitting for a medieval knight.


Plasma Blade (chromed)


The Riddler chooses the Plasma Blade which is a hi-tech weapon that has long twin blades by the handle. A very sophisticated sci-fiction weapon which is a nice addition to your collection.


Gunblade (chromed)


As for Batman, he chosen the Gunblade, like the famous Final Fantasy 8 lead character, Squall Leonhart choice of weapon. This is one of mine favourite weapons too, as I finally able to own it in chromed. A wonderful combination of gun and blade fuse together.


Glaive (chromed)


Not sure why this is called a Glaive as the Glaive is normally considered as a polearm weapon, consisting of a single-edged blade on the end of a pole. For Two-Face, he used that to carve out the skins of his opponent to satisfy his evil half. To me, this is a decent looking "kitchen knife". I do not know why I had that idea, but it struck me this is much suitable for a chef.


Bayonet and Chainblade(chromed) plus U-Clip (silver)


The Penguin, coincidentally also our Eurobricks member nickname too. He holds both the bayonet and the chainblade which he will be demonstrating together with the silver U-Clip. To me, I considered all 3 accessories to be a form of added damage supplement for firing weapons. A very good way to inflict damage upon close encounters.


Precision Sniper Rifle combined with Chainblade


The Penguin chosen the Precision Sniper Rifle and combined it together with the Chainblade. Note how the silver U-Clip holds the weapon together. You can choose to customise and orientate this accessory anyway you like to give the best appeal.


Combat LMG combined with Bayonet


While, the goon chosen the Combat LMG (Light Machine Gun) combined with the Bayonet. A fine weapon to charge at the enemies even if the weapon runs out of ammo. I really prefer the bayonet and it can be used together with those assault rifles.

To conclude, this is a decent weapons pack. Even though it is a little costly for the amount of blades which you obtained but it still gives the optimum best and enjoyment for you to equip them. However, for myself, I will really prefer to see the Rapier and Dadao in this pack too. I can't really recall what are the other 2 earlier versions that was released based on the assumption that (v3) is known as "Version 3". Overall, it is definitely worth to buy a pack to try out these nice blades in chrome flavour. Lastly, I really enjoys the "poking" and "sharp pointed feeling" of these blades.   


Pictures can be found in My Flickr and Brickshelf folder (when moderated).

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ArzLan

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發表於 2011-5-28 04:56 AM | 只看該作者
I like it.

Specially the Claymore.

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