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Episode · 5 months ago

LEGO Ben 10: Alien Force

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the latest episode of Brickology, LegoLee takes a different angle with a LEGO theme by roasting the infamous 2010 line of Ben 10: Alien Force sets while also explaining the history of property and why he might have some secret admiration for it. 

Good morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you're listening, thank you so much. Lookingme a part of your day. My name is Lee. Parm that noisy might have just heardis yo she my cat. He is not very cooperative when it comes to merecording podcast. I wanted him to be in the room with me. He was chillingthe floor being super cute and as soon as I started, recording he dead to jumpup and start biting my microphone like a little freak. So I had to lock himout, but I don't want lock him out too far because it can get to his litterbox, because I'm in my closet, I'm not going to explain all of this, but thatalways was Yoshi and you are listening to the brick Ology podcast, the studyof small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I Apologize For thatthirty minute little tenant. I went on about my cat, but he is a very cute andvery good cat, but sometimes can be a little bit irritating and not great forpodcast Ng. But thank you so much for joining me today. Back here again atbrick, Ology, this is the official first episode in the s after our teethepisode special last week. I am super excited. We are more than halfway toone hundred episodes of this show, and I am stoked for the future of thispodcast in season. Five, which we are currently in is bigger and better thanever, and you guys really seem to be enjoying the podcast that fifty episodespecial about Lego Bioni really did well. My streamers went up this pastweek, which was nice to see, and this week's episode kind of continues onwith a little bit of the story of Biana, and it relates back to it in a numberof different ways, so state tuned for how it will relate to last weeksepisode. But first, of course, go find me in line you can light me on Facebo.You can follow me on twitter. You can follow me on Instar. You can subscribeto my yuture channel, or maybe even consider becoming a patron supporterliterally like one dollar a month goes a long way for more awesome contentlike the one you are listening to now, and I also have another podcast. It iscalled. Are you not it's about entertainment and pop culture? I reviewTV shows movies and music. I'm really proud of this podcast. The instar Mhandle for that pod craft is a really bad voice crack there the integramhandle the instar handle for that podcast is at. Are you not podcast, andyou can also stream that podcast on apple podcast and Spoi, and speaking ofthose two platforms for on Spiti, maybe consider following my account, I have avery disproportionate low number of followers compared to the number ofstreams. Also, if you're listening on Apple podcast subscribe to my podcastand consider leaving a review a written review of a rating out of five stars, Iwould love to hear your feet back over there all right, shameless plugs forall of my other accounts. Out of the way we can now transition into talkingabout this week's topic. For bricole Y- and this is one of the most infamouslego themes- I think that has ever existed and I am ready to let loose andrank a little bit, and that is...

...something I truthfully have never doneon brick Ology, I just I'm not much of an angry person. I don't rant all thetime, but when the time calls for it, I can get hangry and I'm about to getangry because we're talking about Lego, Benton Alien Force. So what is BentonAlien Force? You may ask well that is a fantastic question and every time I doan episode of brick ology about a license product like Benton Alien Force.I usually like to give a brief history of that intellectual property. The IPand Bentin is a show from car to network. Now, like young cartoon now,work have had an interesting relationship. They made a couple ofadventure time things they've made obviously stuff on stars, the clan wars,because it's used to be where the clan wars aired, but for the most part Iwould say, cartoon network has not been a resource. Leko has tapped all thetime, but they do have some history and licensing with carton network andBenton, first premiered in the year two thousand and five, and I was the primeage to eat this show up. I was eight years old when this show firstpremiered in this show it's right up my alley: it's fantasy, it's sciencefiction. It has alien that has monsters that has cool creatures and fun superpowers. This show was definitely something that I should and I did enjoyback in the day and I was an og fan of Benten, so the premise of the showessentially is a guy. His name is Bin Tennyson. Yes, that is actually hisreal name, it's kind of on the nose, and he basically he's a ten year oldboy and obviously the number ten is just very important with the bin tenand he has this device. It's called the amatrix. It's basically like an alienwatch on his left wrist and he can scroll through ten different aliens.Each of these aliens have specific skill sets and powers, and he cantransform into those aliens for a given amount of time and then, of course,fight crime, fight monsters, other aliens and creatures and Save the world.It was a very fun and entertaining Showi, and I think the concept ishonestly pretty great. So that's been ten, it's a very, very abridgedabbreviated kind of description of the show itself and I love the show when Ioriginally aired now. Lego did not make anything for this original Benten showthat show ran from two thousand and five until two thousand and eight ojust a few years, but this is a lot of my favorite shows at the time this andSponge Bob, which I will do an episode about Sponge Bob. Let go here in thenear future. Those are like my favorite TV shows back in the day, and at thistime I was obviously a humongous leg of fan, and I was dreaming of Lego to makeset based off this show, but it did not happen, but then they decide to make abenten sequel show. The original show came to an end and they made a sequelshow known as Ben Ten Alien Force. I'm bent on Alien Fors, essentially verysimilar plot, but this time Ben Tin is no longer a ten year old. He is now ateenager and he has a different in of tricks with a new set of aliens, newpowers, new creatures, all that fun stuff and my fandom crossed over to theshow as well. I was still a pretty...

...young kid. I was like eleven when thisshow premier and I still followed the show at least for a bit at the time,and this is what Lego made their Ben ten sets based off of not the originalshow, Benton alien force and, honestly, I think the original Benten is a littlebit better than alien force but alien force. I also have some nostalgia forand actually had quite a few toys that weren't even Lego from the show Iactually bought like action figures from the show, because that's the howobsessed I was with Benton at the time now, I do have to admit my fandom ofBenton did end at a certain point in time. It is not something like starwars or Harry Potter that continued to me being an adult and growing up. Idefinitely lost interest in Benton over time and I have not revisited the showin like a decade now at this point- and there are a couple of different Bentinshows, one called like Omni versus a rebot called Bentin, where he lookskind of stupid. That are, I think, even still currently going on on car tonetwork. I have never watched those shows. I don't know anything aboutthose shows and frankly, those shows don't matter to today's episode. I wantto get some contact with the history of Benton, but Benton Alien Force is thespecific era of Benton that Lego made sets based off of so. Like I said, Iwas a huge fan of this Ip and I remember being just stoked when I firstsaw rumors a probably on, like Europe bricks at the time where it wasannounced that we're getting Lego sets based off Pentin. My twelve year oldbrain was like Oh, my gosh. Finally, we're getting Lego Benton stuff. Thisis going to be insane and a was one of my dream themes at the time, and thingsget weird from this point out. So here's kind of starting the history ofLego bent and because this is a little bit rocky and not really what you wouldexpect for this type of theme. So essentially it's late, two thousand andnine by Onale just had kind of a weird year. They kind of rebooted by anclesome with this year called he claterium. I will talk about that at some point inthe future of this podcast, but the bull that binacle theme was announcedby Lego to have its final wave. Bimal was getting canceled in the winter oftwo thousand and ten. The binacle stars was a wave of six bodice sets in winecur twenty ten. That was going to be it for my nice, a decade long run for thattheme was coming to an end and Lego also announced at the time they're likehey, we're going to replace by article with a similar theme, also making youknow, construction style figures with the same sort of ball, joint stylepieces and people didn't know what that was at the time now, if you're, a bigleg, O fan, I haven't, talked about this thing on brick Ology, but Iprobably will at some point in the future. If you're big Lego Fan, youwould know the thing that ultimately replaced by an acle is Lego. Herofactory, however, here factory had not been officially announced at this pointin time now I was twelve years old and I wasn't nearly as involved with thelike a community in leaks like I am now, and obviously instar M wasn't like asbig a thing this point in time, but to...

...my knowledge at this point in time,here a factory wasn't even rumor or anything. No one knew what the heck itwas but, like I said, they had announced that biotae was going to bereplaced by a similar theme and a similar theme to Biona was coming outand that was been ten so that count transitions were talking about Ben Tinas a theme, because Ben Tin is not a system theme. No, when I was hoping anddreaming of Lego Ventin sets, I wanted Lego sets. I want to Ligo system sets.I want the R V up in Tins GRANDPA built out of Lego bricks and wanted manyfigures of all the crazy and cooky alien characters, because that that wasso much potential there. That is not what we got. We got an action figuretheme now. Look I don't hate the idea of an action figure style themeentirely. Obviously, if you listen to last twigs episode of Brickley about byArticle I freaking love by Anice, that's one of my all time. Favorite legof themes and even crossing over into license produce. I collectedd prettymuch all of the construction figures for Lico Star Wars like I love thatstuff too, and it's still Lego to me and it's still super fun. Yes, I prefermany figures and brick base things, but I still enjoy this kind of stuff. It'snot my first choice, but I still think there is plenty of potential,especially for you know, crazy aliens like Ben Tin, to make some pretty coolaction figure style characters. However, there's a hum longes butt with thisline. These are hardly even Lego. I honestly don't feel like these looklike Leka. They don't feel like Leggo, like the texture, that pieces were kindof weird, not talk about how odd the parts are throughout today's episode ofthe show, and they were extremely easy to build with very few pieces more onthat later as well, and every piece in this line was new, like this is a verybizarre concept because, obviously, like a mixed new mold all the time,there were a lease tons and tons dozens of pieces every year, they've neverseen before, and that's fine, but normally they. You know kind ofincorporate. Those pieces in with their existing catalogue of parts that is notwhat happened with Ben Tin. They just went out there and made entirely newpieces for everything. Now they were from the same style as hero factory andbiotae. They still use the ball joint, which is you know, that's all good, butall these pieces were new and they were all moted, very specifically for BinTens. They didn't have a whole lot of cross over potential with other themesand because all the parts were new, it kind of made. The theme feel a littlebit detached from the rest of Lego and feel like maybe an imitation of Lego,biona or hero factory and less like something that's actually made by theexact same company, and this definitely just gives off vibe of gala dor. Now,if you don't know what Galatoe is again, I always say this in brick, Ology atsome point in time. I will cover this theme because it's going to be a blastto talk about like a gala dor, but a very brief description of Galdo.Essentially it's a theme from the early two sands. That's kind of a similarconcept to Ben ten, where they made...

...these action figure style sets withhighly specialized pieces that did not have much cross over potential now. Yes,you could still build the action figures and they technically couldconnect two normal lego pieces, but they did not feel like Lego and Galdois historically infamously one of the biggest bombs in legos history. Gal Dorwas an absolute failure across the board it bombed hard. So it wasshocking to see lego attempt anything in this vein again, but here we are notthat long at the Gallo door, less than a decade after Galdar came out, legosback doing another experimental action, figure theme and, to literally knowone's surprise, even though the intellectual property in the show wassuper popular at the time, Ben Tin bombed hard as well. The sets did notsell very well. They were absolutely pan and hated by fans and Lego criticsalike and it was cancelled after one brief wave and honestly it's such hugewasted potential because I think Benton sets with figures could have beensomething special, there's a lot of cool stuff that could have made in thatshow. I think I could have been a theme similar to like teenager turtles withcookie designs cartoon stuff going on. It could have been a really really cooltheme, but instead they completely dropped the ball with the sets and I'llexplain why here and just a second but first I ob need to tell you why I kindof have a soft spot for the benten theme. You probably weren't expectingto hear that, but Benton did a lot for me personally now. Obviously, I boughta number of these sets because I was a huge bitten fan at the time and I waskind of in the Nile about how bad these sets actually were. But I reviewedthese sets on my yote channel. I started my Yutu Channel in two thousandnight. I think I was wont October of two thousand, a d nine. Just a coupleof months before the Ben Ten sets were revealed- and I reviewed a number ofthese sets in these videos- pretty much lifted my channel to thee level. Theyhave tens of thousands of views and one of them has over one hundred thousandviews and my first Montie video ever on yout was a combination model video of acouple of the different Benton characters from this line, which hasover a hundred thirty thousand views to this day. That video was the first timeI ever earned any revenue off you tube, so bin Tin Actually did so much to mepersonally. So I actually owe a lot to this theme and I kind of love thistheme and had nostalgia for this theme because of it. But at the same time I'ma Lego critic- and I know when Lego sets are awful and I am ready tothoroughly roast these lego sets. So further, do let's talk about the Lego,Bentin Alien, four sets- and here we go all of these sets- are released in thewinter of two thousand and ten and, like I said, just onea single wave. So,let's begin here are the Ben ten sets...

...the first one. Listen on brick set isspider monkey this set retail for fifteen or as the price for all ofthese Ben Ten sets, and he had twenty one pieces. Yes, that is correct andit's time to elaborate on the peace counts of these afore mentioned bin.Ten sets about the pieces here now normally I mentioned is all the timeprice for peace. If you're a big leg, O fan, you probably know what this is for.Those of you who aren't as aware I'll kind of briefly explain what price topeace is. Essentially it's how many cents you're paying for each piece in aset. So if you have a ten dollar set, you'd want that set to have about onehundred pieces, so each piece there be kind of the golden ratio for Lego for anormal system based Lego set is ten cents her piece when you hit that tencents for piece ratio, you normally looking at a pretty good value to aLego set. Now some pieces are much bigger and more specialized than others.Lots of bioni pieces fall into that category, so norma for Binacle setsaround fifteen to twenty cents. Her piece is a more respectable ratio andsomething those sets would always try to strive for so monacle sets beingabout twenty cents for piece was a pretty good value in of itself. However,BIN ten does not fit into either of those categories. Now the Spider MonkeySara to talk about here is seventy one is cents per piece, and this is thesecond highest piece count of any set from this wave. There's one said thatwe're going to talk about here later in this episode that has one of the worstprice of piece ratios. I've ever seen in a Lego said ever to the point thatit's historically and hilariously awful, so horrible values for these. When itcomes to the number of pieces. Now I will say these figures were decentlysized when you built them, they were like about ten inches tall. They lookedlike something that might retail for fifteen dollars, but is having so fewpieces did not help anything when it comes to the value of these sets and ofcourse they had no many figures. It's just the build of the figures. So let'stalk about these spider monkey figure here now, spider monkey, the character,it's a pretty literal name. He is a monkey who is part, spider, shocker,therefor, spider monkey. He has four arms. He has two legs. He has a monkeyhead, but has spider, eyeballs very interesting and speaking of his head,the heads of these Benton sets were probably the best part about theseBenton sets. They had very specially moulded, heads, they're, actually duloe,different kinds of plastic and printing to boot and the details. He were greatlow, key, very high quality plastic actually had screws and then that's howhigh quality they were locate. The heads from these Benton sets are greatand if you could kind of transport those heads to better designs for thebodies and the arms and the legs, you can make really cool looking figure. Sothe heads aren't bad at all and they're...

...kind of like a precursor to the StarWars. billite figure heads that come out later in legos history that wereequally well detailed in the future, so the heads actually Loki kind of Nicenow for the rest of this build here, I want to kind of explain the Bentonstyle of build with this figure. I get it out of the way and just assume thatthe rest of the figures all pretty much, have the same kind of base build fortheir characters, so spider monkey. Here he is an exception. I, where hehas four arms, but the arms are made from a very specific set of new pieces.They have a fore arm piece, they have an upper arm piece and then they havehands and they actually use those pieces for the legs as well and he hasa weird hand piece. It's a rubbery hand piece with claws, doesn't look bad andwas actually used on some heriette sets in the future. However, when it comesto being practical, it makes no sense because there are no attachments, so hecannot hold on to anything. Now. All of these limbs were attached on to a newtorso piece in the body molded the exact same for all of these characters.Now this torso piece has four attachments for arms, specifically justfor the spider on Kate character, because none of the other ones have forarms. It also has two places for legs and, of course, a neck where his headcan go, and the body also had pin attachments where you could add someextra details to it as well. There is one big pin attachment in the middle ofthe chest where you can attach a chest piece which is a specialized piece forall of these characters, and the middle of this chest piece had the Ometrieslogo, which was a sticker. However, this sticker was actually pre appliedin the factory, but it's a circular sticker and it's kind of like indentedand a lot of times. The sticker wasn't printed well or it wasn't applied well,and it was often off center and it looked really really bad. The stickerdid have a cool feature where it could Glowa Dark, which was a nice littletouch, but the fact that it was off center, which is horrible, qualitycontrol on Legos part and for some reason, the torso piece here and kindof the upper arm piece they use as well. Had this really weird texture, some ofthe pieces for these lines had the normal Lego, texture and some of themhad kind of like this grainy sandpaper texture. I can't explain it. Obviouslythis is an audio podcast and you can't feel anything through me kind of justexplaining the way things feel, but it did not feel right at all was not avery lego feeling peace. Now all these figures, like I said, use the exactsame designs for them, and there were some interesting pieces. There alsowere some interesting new pieces for the feet. The feet, I remember, werekind of small and the figure was fairly top heavy, especially four arms. Sothis one of particular actually kind of struggle to stand, which is as anotherhuge complaint about this and one more new piece. This one and a couple othercharacters have is a tail which was a very soft rubbery kind of plastic piecethat attached on to the bottom of the...

...torso piece, using a pin attachment,and actually this piece has made its rounds through a lot of different legostuff throughout the years it was Loki a pretty useful piece that has somepractical use as a lego piece. So this is probably the best piece that Ben tenproduced and I won't explain these bills for the rest of these sets. Iwill kind of point out the differences, but I won't go through all these piecesagain and, if I'm being real with you guys- yes, it's not very lego like,however, it didn't look awful like when you just glanced at the figure,especially if you weren't a big Lego, purest fan like me, if just a been tinfan, you saw this, he be like, Oh, that spider monkey, it's a decent, lookingaction figure of spider monkey, it resembles the character, it has goodcolors and it has very good articulation. All the joints can movearound, which is very cool, although the hands being rubber made the detachfairly easily from the arms, so it's kind of a mix bag because it looksdecent, but it's a horrible value and it's very unlegal like so as a toy.It's not the worst thing in the world, but as a Lego set, it is one of theworst Lego sets in the world, and this is actually the first one of these setsthat I purchased, I believe, back at toises in the winter of two thousandand nine a little bit early. So I did own this set the next set. I did notown, that is the fifteen twenty two pieces to the highest peace count ofany Lego Ben Ten set, and that is swamp fire. Now the SWATI character is a fireand swamp mix. He's got kind of like these weird swampy vines goingthroughout his body and Lego recreated that with using mostly sand greenpieces, a great color choice and then also his head is kind of red black andhas a little bit of accents of yellow kind of giving up a fire revive. Ipersonally never really liked son fire in the show he was on my least heardaliens that he look kind of stupid. So I passed on this set and the buildminus the extra arms is very, very similar to spider monkey. However, likeI said most of these figures, kind of somewhere, like the original bitias,had one small detail that kind of set them. Apart from the rest and the onesmall detail for swamp fire here is he has these leaf pieces that connect toholes on the limb, so they actually have many figure size. Peg Holes on thelimbs of these characters that you can attach little added details to andswamp fire had, so these weird leaf pieces that never appear in a Lego setever again to my knowledge, at least than they're in a couple differentcolors somewhere in dark, green and some were in red, and they definitelyadded some interesting texture in detail to this figure. There also waslike ten of them in this set, which is, of course, why this set end it up witha high piece account of twenty two pieces here, which obviously is aterrible piece count, and one thing about these figures: they are so simple,you can look at the box and you could build these characters by looking atthe picture on the box. That is how simple the builds are. I think mostpeople like most kids fiver up would...

...not need an instruction Maia. They didcome with instruction manuals and they're very long and drawn out for howdumb and simple these builds are, but you definitely did not need them, butthe added detail did boost the price of this character. Also, his feet are adifferent mold than the feet we talked about with spider monkey spider monkeyhad this kind of thin very, like alien looking feet. The feet they used forswap fire were a lot wider, which would have better for standing up, which isgood and they have kind of like a rocky sort of vibe, and those are only usedfor two of the figures in this wave. The other foot mode is used for four ofthe figures in this way. Didn't get this figure, not my particular favorite,looking one, but that is swamp fire. The next figure here is the othercharacter from this line. I did not get I'm not sure why I did not get this one,because I actually like this character in the show, and that is chroma stone,got to love the name, Chromis Stone so popon on chromazone. There kind of aweird thing to pun in a children's show, but Croma stone here was fifteen dolars.Yet again, with twenty one pieces and to build his character is in dark, blueblack, with accents of hot pink, great color scheme. This is seriously a greatcolor scheme and even though this is a terrible theme, this color scheme isdope and I think they should use this color scheme on something in the future,because it looks very, very cool and he has a very geode like appearance, rockyand crystal line in a very similar, build once again to swamp firedifferent foot piece, but everything else is pretty much the same, however,kind of like how swamp fire had those added leaf details. Chromos tone herehas kind of like the shards of crystal details, another piece that has neverappeared in Lego again, it kind of reminds me of the lipstick piece. Itlooks very similar to the lipstick piece which it did not exist at thispoint in time, and these shards are molded yet again in hot pink and hishead. Mold is very good too, and also has one of those shards on the top, sogreat color scheme definitely a pretty good looking character, one of the coldlooking characters in the show my opinion and for some reason I have noidea. I did not get this figure. I probably should have because I likedthis character back in the day, I remember actually having an actualaction figure of this character. Back in the day, he was one of my personalfavorites. I just get on him for some reason at this point in time. However,mentioning that the rest of the figures from this wave, I did own back in theday and the next character on that list. Here is probably the most iconic onefrom the show, and that is humous. I love saying that guy's name I just havethe way he says that name in the show embedded in my mind this yet again wasa fifteen dollar set with a wopping fourteen pieces. Literally, this set isa rare Lego said: that's not a DU plose sat du Plus, like the Kitty thing, withthe pie, Sir humongous and Pasur pieces not mad or for DU plot, but this is arare non du PLO lego set that is...

...joining the elusive club of being morethan one dollar per piece. It's not since for piece this is literallydollars per piece, but in center piece it's one hundred and seven cents peace.What what on Earth that that is just insane to me? I can't think of anythingelse from let go with that peace count. That is one of the worst peace countsever. That is literally ridiculous. If you ask me now the build of this set,let's give from the binet of the doubt. The build of this set is interesting.He is in the show a humanoid looking dinosaur thing and he is Brown and Tan,and the show I mean his name is humanas is a combination of humongous and Tanisand he's a humongous he's huge he's very, very large. He is noticeably muchmuch bigger than the rest of the aliens that Benton can turn into. However, theLego figure here is not much bigger he's slightly wider because of hisshoulder piece, and maybe his neck is a little bit taller, but they do not doanything to make him look significantly bigger than the other figures in thisline, which is distracting. I think this set, if they're, going to kind ofgo, this route could have been maybe like a twenty dollar set and has longerlimbs and been a bigger character, but unfortunately they did not do that. Now.Let's talk about this figure because there's some really weird stuff goingon here. The build here is probably the most unique of all these bentencharacters. Now he does not actually use the same hand piece as the restentire wave. Five out of six of these characters, use that sameaforementioned rubbery hand piece. He does not use that. He has these kind offist pieces that looked pretty cool but they're, actually just molded from theelbow, and there is no risk attachments, that's kind of why he has less piecesbecause he does not have risks, but they look pretty cool, but they're alsocompletely hollow. So when you flip them around, it looked really dumb. Sounless you get this guy from the perfect angle, it looked pretty bad andkind of felt low quality in cheap, so definitely a mixed bag with his armsthere but easily. The weirdest thing here has to do with his neck and, ofcourse, we're talking about his neck. Let's talk about his head. His head,mull looks pretty good. It's very good, very consistent with the rest of thesecharacters, some good texture and like the mouth they had on hand a head isperfectly fine, but you also had this additional neck piece, which was togive him shoulders broad shoulders to make him look like a bigger characterand his piece is beat of rubber and it slips over the neck attachment on thetorso piece and over kind of like the rest of the torso and this pieceliterally. If I showed you this piece out of context and you couldn't see theLego logo on it in one little tiny place, you would be like what on planetearth. Am I looking at nothing about it literally, nothing about it says it'sLego like you would I have no clue.

This was a lego piece. It worked outpretty well for the figure did his job decently well and actually didn'treally hinder the articulation as much as you might think it would have. Butit's very very strange: it's a very, very strange concept and it's a reallyweird leko piece. That's going to go down the history of like I was one ofthe least lego wheat pieces ever produced now this is a pretty weirdfigure. There's. Definitely some flaws of figure like I pointed out, but myreview of this guy's combination model, like I said, has one hundred thirtyseven thousand bus on you tube. I owe a lot to humongous or because my reviewof him has over, like forty send views by itself. For some reason, peopleloved my humongous content. So yes, does this set suck absolutely, but didit do a lot for me back in the day. Also, absolutely our pen ultimatecharacter here is A. I remember j raised voice, reminding me a lot ofstar screen from transformers just kind of like that, weird, like kind of voice,interesting little thing, and I'm just kind of having a rush of memories aboutthis show, while I'm recording today's episode up brick Ology know jet righthere was fifteen dollars and had sixteen pieces, so he is slightly abetter deal than humanise ninety three cents or piece. So he is clearing lessthan one dollar per piece, which is, I guess, our bar for Ben ten sets now thebuild here. Jet Right here is red and dark red with yellow wings. The armsand the body are the exact same as spider monkey minus the extra arms,literally nothing to talk about. Besides, obviously a different color.He had a pretty nice looking head mold, but really there was only one uniquething about this figure in particular, and that was his winged piece. An Moswing piece was a very large piece, probably the largest piece from thisentire Bantin wave, and it was molded in a very malue rubber and had threedifferent pin attachments. So the pin actually attached to the bottom of thetorso where the tail might attach, but then it also attached on to the insidesof the arms. So these arms you could flip over and there are pin attachmentson the inside of the arms. That's where you attached the pins and gave him thiswing span honestly. It was kind of an interesting piece. I remember actuallyusing this piece in some box to make kind of weird things, and I love to seepeople use this very creatively. It's a very interesting lego piece and itlooked pretty good and actually gave him articulation still while havingthese big wing pieces. So I commend legos designers who mould pieces fordoing an interesting job and bolding some pretty cool new pieces. While itstill doesn't feel like Lego to me, I don't love the whole benten system. Ido have to give credit work. Credit is due. Not Everything here is an absolutedisaster and finally Fort Benton. The last set of this wave is big chill.This was a fifteen oar set yet again with twenty pieces and the build here.He is made it in Blue Baby, blue and...

...black. It is baby blue. I checked it'snot the normal light blue. It's like the light light blue, which I normallycall baby, blue and big. Chill himself is a bug, looking creature with icepowers, it goes in my binocular side now that I always had a SAUC spot forthe ice power characters and big chill was one of the original binton. Iremember buying back in the day, and yet again, the exact same style buildreally not much to talk about here, but he actually had a couple of exclusivepieces. So he had these texture pieces that went on his upper arm and upperleg pieces. That added just kind of like a Scaly bug like detail. I'm notreally sure how to explain it, but it looked pretty cool and that connectedinto those pieces with the mini figure style, whole connection piece whichworked out pretty well, but obviously he's a bug: creature, the most notablething about this character in particular, or his big old wings. Hehad these wing pieces moulded in dark blue. I also remember using these wingpieces on some like Batman mocks at the time, because they kind of have like abat style, look to them or bug wings, but they also kind of look like thatand they are dark blue, so they fit into an extent with some Lego, Batmanstuff as well, and there are two wings on each piece. So one piece has atechnic pin connection point that goes on the back and the two wings spin offfrom that, and he got two of those in the set there's four total wings. Nowthe wings have no articulation, which is definitely a little bitdisappointing because they do move around a lot in this show it would havebeen cool for them to be in a Baljon or something so they can actually kind ofmove around. Unfortunately, obviously this is a very weird theme and they didnot include things like that, but they do look pretty cool and the wings hereare so big on his back. It actually technically makes him the tallest ofall these Ben Tin figures, which it's kind of silly when you think about it,because Imanga Sare you had again just going back to that, should have beenthe tallest of all these Benson characterss, but unfortunately he wasnot and were left here with big chill, and that is it for the Lego Ben tensets like I said. I got canceled to one wave and I have no idea it. A secondwave was in LEGOS development plans. I kind of had to imagine that theythought about it, because there are ten aliens and there's four aliens. Theydid not design. Those four aliens are Goop, which is a pretty ridiculous name,he's kind of like a lime, green slime. Looking dude, I don't really think hewould have translated super well to this style, but we also have brainstorm who would easily have been the hardest one to a debt to this style. Heis like this Weird Scorpion, looking creature with a very strange bug, likebody with a giant head, I honestly have no clue how Lego could have ever madehim into anything. Besides, like a special mini figure mold. We also haveEcho Echo, who I think would have fit into this style. Pretty well he's avery simple design. He just wouldn't need to be shorters or the opposite ofHumanas. This character needs to be very short and finally, there's alien xand this one would have fit in...

...perfectly. He would have really fit inwith the style and been a very, very simple figure for like a to make. Iguess we'll never know really what their plans were for the future of LegoBentang, because it was such a massive failure that it was cancelled after onewave entirely, and that is all for Lego Ben Tin. This was a fun weirdnessdounter trip for me, and it was fun to kind of roast some stuff but, like Isaid, because obviously I praised this company all the time, but it was funtoday to kind of sit back and look at something that Lego did. That wasactually not all of that great. So concluding today's episode. Thank youso much for listening. Hopefully next week is not as painful and actually cantalk to talking about good Loko sets, but I hope you have a fantastic rest ofyour day. Pe God, blessed by bye, T T.

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