Hey, anyone else remember that LBX existed?
I can't believe it's been this many years since LBX came out, was subsequently forgotten, and now we're getting the model kits in the US. I've always wanted to build one of these, and Destroyer didn't really disappoint.
Compared to Gunpla, it's pretty clear that LBX kits are aimed at a younger, less experienced crowd, with runners separable and organizable (With icons for the head, body, legs, etc.), and touch-gated pieces that can easily be removed without nippers. I think the runner organization deserves to be used in more models, but your mileage may vary with the touch gates. The joints can also sorta shift themselves for more articulation, but not only is articulation still limited, but I find that it makes the model feel a looser and less stable as a result. They're also *really dang difficult* to snap into place, so that might be tough for younger builders. While Destroyer has very few panel-line details, it also requires a ton of stickers, so you may be inclined to paint it.
Overall, if you think HG Gunpla are too complicated for you, the LBX kits are a good easy entry-point into plastic model robots. Gunpla fans might enjoy the simple break this short build provides, but it also might not feel like this kit brings much to the table. If you're one of the LBX fans out there, you'll definitely enjoy this kit. Either way, it's a very great kit for its price, and shouldn't disappoint.
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