Review by Shogundan
I know its been a while since I have done a review. However, after building Kotobukiya's Gurren Lagann (known in Japan as Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann) model I just had to let our readers know what a great kit it was to build.
Before I get into this review, I would like to comment on the box. The packaging is really tastefully done with a great illustration of Gurren Lagann done by Kaida Yuji. The illustration really captures the coolness factor of the character.
Moving along, you will see after opening the box, all parts are nicely bagged and molded on easily identified sprues.
Now I have a confession to make. I am not much of a model builder, so I was very grateful about this model being snap fit requiring no glue. Another relief was that most of the parts are pre-painted or already molded in the correct color.
Allow yourself about 3 hours time and some modelers snips. The snips really make getting the parts away from the sprues much easier.
When finished figure stands approximately 5" tall, very articulated and displays great.
Overall the build is not too bad, the instructions are very clear and easy to follow. I would say this kit is on the easy side to build, but still very fun.
Ok, I think you get the picture, on to the photo's of the finished model!
With wings attached.
With wings folded in.
Some action poses with included accessories.
Some of additional accessories not shown are:
Face with closed mouth. (you must decide between the variant face when building)
Giant paper craft drill.
I really enjoyed building this model and would recommend it to anyone that is a fan of the show. I would like to give a special thanks to Shingo Nakagawa at Kotobukiya for providing CollectionDX with this model kit.
|Posted 21 October, 2008 - 13:48 by Shogundan|