The Armadillo is an animal known for its tough exterior. Erector’s new Gears of War Armadillo Construction set certainly represents the animal well by offering up more than 80 pieces to build a small vehicle with a tough shell.
The set features a mixture of plastic and metal pieces, although, the vast majority of the model is plastic. The metal pieces mainly consist of the screws, nuts and bolts that hold the model together as well as the rear and front of the vehicle.
The body of the vehicle itself is relatively easy to put together as it only consists of two main pieces.The Armadillo construction set features two figures, each complete with their own weapons.
Putting together the vehicle is a straightforward process and the only problem that may arise for builders of all levels is the difficulty of tightening screws ,nuts and bolts that are located at odd angles. Plenty of decals are also included and can be somewhat troublesome to put on, especially the smaller ones, but, they do provide for a splash (albeit small) of color.
The Armadillo features a variety of moving parts, namely the wheels as well as the rotating weapons and cockpit of the vehicles. The parts move smoothly and without trouble and the wheels glide smoothly over most surfaces and feature rubber tires.
The main way figures can interact with the vehicle is in the cockpit, which provides seating for one. The figures are also very articulated and can pose and hold accessories with ease. The only problem is that the figures have the tendency to come apart, but fortunately they are easily put back together.
The Erector Gears Of War Armadillo Construction Set provides for a relatively quick and easy build. The vehicle itself is solid and compact and can handle quite a bit of play while also maintaining a good appearance for display.
The Erector Gears of War Armadillo construction set is priced at $21.99 and is available exclusively at Toys R Us.