Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Countdown: Lego Vampyre Hearse

Let me just get this out of the way; it really bugs me that Lego decided to spell it "Vampyre", rather than the way everyone has spelled it ever, "vampire".



That's the only nitpick I can really come up with on this thing. Otherwise, I'd would be willing to call this the perfect themed set. I'm particularly fond of the drapes on the back windows, as well as the oil lamps on either side of the cabin. I love the exaggerated proportions on this thing. They really give it a hot rod look. I wish I had captured it in a photo, but the car is set up to be able to pop a wheelie. The Vampyre needs to be able to move quickly in his search for the moonstone. Speaking of moonstone..


That's no hood ornament, that's the red moonstone! I really have no idea what that is, but apparently the monsters are trying to get their hands on all of them. I guess Vampyre isn't too concerned with losing his, because he's fastened the moonstone prominently on the front of his car. While we're at the front, would you look at the size of that engine! This hearse is definitely meant to move. It looks like a six femur engine. I'm not sure how that compares to a regular engine, but it has to be better. I can only assume that it runs on blood. That might explain why it has fangs on the front at least. Drive over one cow, and the tank's full.


The Vampyre hearse has a neat little action feature. Twist one of the blades on the side, and Vampyre's casket will raise up, lifting the roof.


Inside the casket is the man himself, the Vampyre. He has the classic Dracula look; nice suit, ruffled shirt, and slicked back hair. He also comes with a big ass sword. If you take the top off his casket and twist the blades on the side with enough vigor, he will fly across the room. It's a neat feature, but one that's hard to capture with the camera. Plus, the hearse tends to want to start to fall apart if you do it too many times in a row. The Vampyre has another neat little feature, that I almost forgot about...


His head glows in the dark. I didn't realize it until just a little while ago, when I noticed he had a bit of a green tint to him. He actually glows rather brightly, though he's a little small to light up a room.


Geez, I almost forgot about this too. The decal on the roof of the car glows in the dark as well. I like the looks of this one, but that line above its fangs makes it look like it has a goatee.


Who's that driving the hearse? Well, it was a zombie when I first put the set together, but I switched his and the daredevil's heads to make the Stunt Zombie. I think this guy just works better with the frightened look on his face. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't be too enthusiastic about working for a guy that could decide to treat me like a cup of coffee at a moment's notice.





And who is this dapper gentleman with the bionic leg? Why, it's none other than Dr. Rodney Rathbone, and he's trying to get the moonstone back from Vampyre. He looks like he's ready for battle, with his jet powered motorcycle, sword, and dynamite. He's also wearing a stylish bowler hat, and has a smirk on his face that just dares anyone, living or undead, to try their luck. Dr. Rathbone may be a mere mortal, but I think Vampyre has met his match.


See what I mean? Vampyre is looking pretty stressed right now, as he should be. He's going up against a man that saw losing a leg as a chance to upgrade his body.

4 comments:

  1. I got this set last year for my birthday and love it! Besides my Harley Quinn themed mobiles, this is one I keep on permanent display.

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  2. Nice! This is one of the two Monsters Fighters set we dont own... yet.

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  3. This is the bestest Lego set so far. It has it all: the bad victorian vampire, the good victorian bionic hero, the scared non victorian dude and the extremely awesome vehicle. I'd wish they came all together like this in a box :D

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    1. Actually, they do:). I'm not sure if you use Amazon or eBay, but the set can usually be found on one of those sites.

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