While I’m not a World of Warcraft player I am a long time Lego fan. So I was pretty excited to get a review copy of the Deathwing’s Stormwind Assault Mega Bloks set. As you can see in the picture it is a large set with over 800 pieces. It took my son and I about 2 hours total to put it together. Although, if you do not have a 5 year old helping it may go somewhat faster. The set features Stormwind Castle and Deathwing, but also has King Varian Wrynn, Barton, the Gnome Death Knight, and Mythrin, the Night Elf Priest and a working catapult. My son was especially excited about how large the dragon is. He has a few other toy dragons but this one is larger than all of them. It is longer than his arm and with fully moveable legs, head and wings so he can have it fly down and attack his army.
The castle is roughly the same width as the dragon is long. I’m not sure of this is proportional to how they are in World of Warcraft, but based on the size of the guys in the set I’m thinking the Stormwind castle should technically be larger to match the overall scale of the other items. Still, it is large enough to easily have all three guys and their catapult posed on it without crowding them in. Varian Wrynn, Barton and Mythrin are pretty nicely done. Their armor and weapons can be removed and their weapons can bu placed on their back for when they are not “in battle”. My one issue with them is that Barton has 2 left legs on him. I’m guessing that is not a universal issue with every set but that we just got one with the issue. I actually did not even notice because of how they are shaped but my son did when he was playing with him.
As a long time Lego builder my one frustration with the whole process was the large number of custom and unique pieces. While they do make the final product pretty impressive one it is built finding that 1 piece you need for a step can get old fast when there are 800+ to look through. The pieces do come sorted by size but that only helps so much. I did like that there were 2 sets if instructions included with the set. That allowed me to have one and give one to my son so he could look for the pieces we’d need for the next wet while I build the current part. The other minor frustration we ha is that we were missing one of the custom pieces for the dragon. It goes on his neck and you would not know it was missing unless you look at the instructions, but after spending a long time looking for it and then eventually giving up if cut into the fun we were having.
Now that it is finished and my son has been playing with it for 2 days strait the frustrations of building it were worth it. If you’re a World of Warcraft fan with kids this set should be a pretty fun afternoon project for you to put together. It is designed for kids who are little older than Lego sets generally are so you may have to do more of the building but once finished it is more detailed then Lego sets. If you are a Lego family one thing to keep in mind is that while Mega Bloks are fairly interchangeable they have a lot more custom and unique pieces so there is less tearing it apart to build other things with the parts.