Based on the concepts that have made traditional Lego bricks a hit with generations of kids, BIONICLES use a special ball-joint design to create an equally satisfying construction experience. Elaborate figures, like the special-edition Antroz included here, and vehicles like the Jetrax T6, populate the BIONICLE universe with fast-paced battles, and this set is inspired by its own storyline: the Makuta Antroz has captured the Jetrax T6 from the Tua Nova and is flying it against them.
Building the Jetrax T6
With eight bags containing 422 pieces, the Jetrax T6 took our eight-year-old tester about three hours to assemble. Even though the instructions suggest that this product is for children nine and up, the three colorful instruction booklets were easy enough for him to follow. He found this BIONICLE simpler than many Lego brick sets he has built, but just as much fun. And when the Jetrax T6 was completed, he found it to be one of the sturdiest BIONICLES he has ever played with.
The turbine wings that fold and unfold were a huge hit, and a convenient button makes it easy to release them at the perfect moment during battle. Our tester also appreciated the way a handle underneath the craft makes it incredibly easy to fly the Jetrax T6. Three blasters on the front of the craft add thrills. And dependable BIONICLE ball-joint construction elements make this model sturdy, so you won't have to worry about it falling apart in the middle of a battle and disrupting the action.
Even though the Jetrax T6 is one of the bigger, more complex sets in the BIONICLES series, it's sure to be more fun if you have some of the other elements of the series, too. Like any battle-ready space ship, the Jetrax T6 is always on the lookout for an opponent. Once the ship was assembled, our tester quickly invited a friend over so that they could use it as part of an imagination-filled game.
What's in the Box
422 Lego BIONICLE pieces and three instruction booklets.