In an alternate line of history, the Wadenbeißer
was/will have been the horror of the skies. At least if you found yourself and your own fighter plane at the
business end of it's massive, spring loaded jaw cannon and rotatable pair of gatling guns. Let the technician check the reinforced body, landing gear and
massive propeller engine with his toolbox, before the monocled gentleman pilot slides to a roaring take-off. Once airborn, there's no need to fear
powerful opponents! Even if an enemy lands a lucky hit, the rocket propelled escape pod will let your pilot land savely for a new adventure.
This set, including the two small accessories and minifigs weights exactly 258g. Thus, it technically matches the $14,99 category. However, as stated
earlier, the weight-pieces-price ratio seems a little off. Considering the size, the number of parts (233 pieces all in + minifigs) and the rather expensive
dragon head, spring cannon and troll arm pieces, the model seems appropriate for the $29,99 category.
The model is highly swooshable, sturdy and was built without using illegal connections. Apart from the obvious function (swooshing around) there are
three additional play features: A spring loaded cannon that is operated by opening the upper jaw, a fully retractable landing gear and a detachable
escape pod, that slips out of the main body when you pull out the engine cover at the back. Please see the other pictures for closer details.overview
, escape pod
, landing gear
, other details(BTW: I'm sorry for creating a 2nd account just for this entry. My old account doesn't seem to work any more and I couldn't reach an Admin in time.)Edit: fixed a couple of typos.