The conquest is here! No, not the conquest on the Planet of the Apes, but the LEGO Alien Conquest series has finally overrun your local LEGO shop and other toy stores (and Target). The first set I’ve picked up at my local LEGO store is set #7049 Alien Striker. It’s available at the online LEGO Store as well as Amazon.com.
I had a bunch of LEGO VIP points (become a VIP member if you haven’t), and spent some of them on this nice $4.99 set. Like all sets in this price range, the Alien Striker leaves a lot to be desired with it’s 42 piece count, but I believe this is more than made up for with the inclusion of a new alien soldier figure and blue ADU (Alien Defense Unit) trooper.
By the Numbers:
Set: LEGO 7049 Alien Striker from Alien Conquest Series
Year of Release: 2011
Type: Small set/Impulse
# of Pieces: 42
# of Minifigs and what kind: 2, including alien
Price: MSRP $4.99 USD
Time to Complete: Less than 10 minutes
Available for Purchase: (Prices maybe higher than MSRP)
If you are a major fan of minifigs like I am, then you will most likely want this set. At about five dollars, this set is a good buy for the figures alone. Compared to the $2.99 bagged minifigs that LEGO has been cranking out of the past year, an alien and an ADU trooper is worth buying, more so than a series 4 minifig that can be a double of something you already have (since you never know what’s in the bag).
This set is a great way to build your army for the alien conquest of LEGO Earth.
Also included is a nice looking, double-barreled laser pistol, and a laser armed attack craft for the alien to strafe the blue ADU trooper. This is more of an impulse buy item, but at the price point for the number of figures included, this set is worth it for beginner LEGO builder, up to the LEGO veterans who need something cool to put on their desk.
Double-sided head on the ADU: