LEGO DinoAttack: T-1 Typhoon vs. T-Rex (7477)
By Lando Da Pimp
Always developing new original toy lines, LEGO has developed a story of Dinosaurs vs. man in the new Dino Attack line. I loved this idea when I read about it earlier in the year and now the sets are showing up in stores. LEGO sent the largest DinoAttack set T-1 Typhoon vs. T-Rex (7477) for MPb to review check it out.
The tag line for the set is: "The ultimate dinosaur can only be stopped by the ultimate machine!" The ultimate machine is the T-1 Typhoon copter. This battle helicopter is 25 inches long and 6 inches high with a large rotor that spins around on top. A smaller directional rotor is on the back of the copter.
The T-1 Typhoon is equipped with dual cockpits up front with another cockpit located in the back of the copter. Underneath the front of the vessel is a missile launcher that fires with a push of a button. On the side of the copter is a working boom crane that is controlled by a workstation for the remaining mini-figure. On the bottom of the Typhoon are retractable landing wheels that function very well.
The set comes with four mini-figures Viper, Digger, Specs, and shadow. Each figure is equipped with a helmet and blast shield.
Each DinoAttack set also comes with Dinosaurs to battle. This set is packaged with a T-Rex and the Pteranodon. These Dinosaurs are not made up of LEGO blocks. They are hard cast plastic Dinosaurs with light up eyes on the T-Rex.
I enjoyed the Dino Attack sets but I have a few problems with this set. The cockpits are difficult to open. I would have preferred to have the cockpit raise and lower instead of lifting it off of flat LEGO bricks. I also would love to see the Dinosaurs to be larger. The scale is not accurate. [Ed note: Maybe they're baby dinosaurs?]
I was pleased however with the functional equipment on the Typhoon as well as the gigantic weapons on either side of the copter. It is really bad ass. The story of man vs. Dinosaurs is just an awesome idea that I find more intriguing than Bionicle and Knights Kingdom.
Check out the rest of our LEGO coverage. And swing by LEGO's Dino Attack section to see the rest of the sets in this line.
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