Just like in the Halo games, you’ll run across a lot of Ghosts when you look back at the whole series of Mega Bloks Halo sets. At last count, we’ve made five differently-designed Ghosts that appear in seven different sets. And I’m here to unabashedly tell you that this one’s the best. Hands down.
Is that just my own personal opinion? You bet – this is the blog, so that’s kinda what I do here! The Rapid Attack Covenant Ghost comes in an all-new deeper purple colour – an immediately noticeable difference but not the only one.
All the design changes are minor, but they all work to evolve the 2014 Ghost into a really sleek machine. The most noticeable upgrade over the last version is the pair of dual-tone plasma cannons mounted on the front end. The translucent blue catches the light perfectly to give the impression of a glowing plasma charge.
Check out the tail end: three rounded, angled pieces offer up a smoother finish to the vehicle than the 2012 version and the rounded hoverbits on the bottom give it a much smoother gliding action. (yep, ‘hoverbits’ is definitely a word now)
Not only does it look sweeter, but it now works sweeter too. The seat area has been slightly tweaked to add a little more texture, including new handlebars and foot pedals. Handlebars don’t excite you? Try flying a Ghost without them and get back to me.
The eager Spartan Recruit in this set got a little over-confident in taking on the pearly white Elite flying the ghost. Being armed with a Spartan laser will do that to a fella. He didn’t take into account the Elite’s glowing pink plasma sword, and was quickly overwhelmed…
The newly-redesigned Rapid Attack Covenant Ghost is in-stores now and can be picked up for as little as $12. This fun little build is an awesome addition to any collection.