LEGO Bionicle Protector of Fire Reveiw

Hey, everyone! Today, I have a look at the LEGO Bionicle Protector of Fire.

This is my first Bionicle set. (I have quite a few more now.) I wasn't into the original Bionicle sets, which I now deeply regret. I saw the reboot Bionicle sets and instantly fell in love with the theme.

I'll start off with the mask. This has to be one of my favorite parts of the set.

Note that the mask is two colors of plastic, so each mask will come out somewhat differently. The masks attach with two bumps that fit onto indentations on the head. The small hole that looks like an ear is the indentation. They hold the mask very loosely, but it allows the mask pop-off function to work.

The mask pop-off feature occurs when you press down on the back of the brain stalk. The  front part pops off and the mask comes off.
The body armor makes him look pretty beefed up. He looks like he is ready to take on anything.
The one thing I don't like is that the bone piece in the arms restricts movement. I think LEGO should have used a different part and not an upper arm/elbow piece.
The figure looks okay from the back, I wish it was more covered.

The Protector's weapons include two fire swords, and a rapid fire stud blaster.

The six shot blaster is a sort of shoulder cannon. It is activated by turning the gear on the back.

Though it may be very satisfactory to shoot off six studs at a time, you will lose a bunch of studs. LEGO, fortunately, provided six extra studs in the set. You can either use them as reloads, or as spares.

The set also comes with a "Skull Spider". It is really small and serves no purpose. I guess you could see it  as something to step on, but they seem like something that you just brush aside.

The spider also functions as a mask. In the story, you can lose your mask and it can be replaced by a Skull Spider. If that happens, you lose control to the Spider.

The one thing I like the most is the ability to pose the figure. The ball joints allow for more lifelike poses. The only place that doesn't happen at is the hands.

Overall, I really like this set. The building method was hard to get used to, though. (I like the pop sound the joints make when the connect.) The Protector is a cool figure, and I like the weapons a lot. The Skull Spider is a pretty weak villain. The only thing I don't like is the lack of hand articulation.

Well, that sums up my review of this set. Thanks for reading!