The Forward Unto Dawn set is a culmination of our four years of work on our Halo collection. It’s a tribute to all of the fans who have been supporting us and requesting a build as big as this. And of course, it’s a celebration for the launch of the latest instalment in the Halo series, Halo 4.
This set is the first release in our new Mega Bloks Signature Series. At over 2800 pieces, it’s the biggest set we have ever done and offers advanced builders the challenge of building our first capital ship from the Halo universe. And significantly, it’s the 117th set in our Halo collection.
The set contains four collectible figures: a UNSC technician, a UNSC officer, a blue-armored Covenant Elite Zealot, and … oh.
This is it. After four years of hearing the question, “When will you make the Chief?” we can answer. He’s here.
Clad in metallic green armour, our first Master Chief figure is designed with an unprecedented level of detail that only the Signature Series can deliver.
But the Chief doesn’t travel alone. Also included is a miniature Cortana with an exclusive light-up base. And yes, batteries are included. (We can’t imagine anything worse than spending several days building this only to realize there were no batteries!)
The outer shell of the ship is immensely detailed with an assortment of pieces being used to recreate the ship’s functional and decorative details. But that isn’t all.
The Forward Unto Dawn is not a hollow shell; the detail continues on the inside. Removing the top layers reveals three fully detailed compartments: a fully-stocked armory, a control corridor, and the Cryo Bay.
As iconic as the ship itself is, the Cryo Bay just might match it. After peace was achieved with the Covenant, the Chief put himself into a cryogenic slumber for 4 years, 7 months, and 10 days, up until he was awakened by a call for help from Cortana.
All in all, the completed ship is roughly 3 feet (1 meter) long. This means that before you start building, you better make sure you have a place staked out to put it.
Here’s a feature we just had to have — the ship splits down the middle just like in the opening of Halo 4, with a place for Master Chief to stand and look cool.
A set this monumental deserves some special packaging. The lid of the box flips open to reveal artwork of the Chief and Cortana inside the deteriorating Forward Unto Dawn. The blocks themselves are divided into four compartments with a UNSC-themed design emblazoned on each.
This is the biggest set we have ever released, and we can’t thank our fans enough for their support, without which this simply wouldn’t have been possible. We hope you’ll have as much fun building it as we did creating it.
Halo is truly a cultural force, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that universe. A big congratulations and special thanks to our friends at 343 Industries.