This year’s Signature Series: The UNSC Mammoth

As the manager of Mega Bloks’ social media, I spend a lot of my day chatting with and listening to fans. Questions, requests, and future set ideas abound among the Halo community. And I’ve seen countless lists of dream vehicles – vehicles from the Halo universe that fans want to see in Mega Bloks form. There is one mainstay on those lists – the UNSC Mammoth.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 2

Playing the game myself, and then spending the days talking with super-fans of the Halo universe, I know how much of a dream vehicle the UNSC Mammoth is. I still remember my excitement at getting to finally officially confirm to the community that yes, it will be released as our fall 2013 Signature Series set.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 3

In-game, the M510 Mammoth is one of the most powerful ground assets ever designed. At roughly 70 meters in length and carrying numerous mounted support weapons and materiel caches, the mammoth’s most significant attribute is its topside MAC, designed to target and eliminate hostile vessels in terrestrial or even suborbital positions.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 8

It was incredible to work in such close proximity to the team that designed this war machine. I’d occasionally get glimpses of the Mammoth evolving through the various design stages from concept drawings to prototype models to the final build. I think fans will love the final design of such an epic vehicle.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 4

If we had translated the Mammoth in the same vehicle:human scale as in the games, the finished set would be over four feet long. While that would be an incredible build experience, we created a set that is epic in size but still reasonable for fans to play with and display. The buildable vehicle is about half a meter long and 22 cm high. At over 2000 pieces, it is the second largest build Mega has ever done and is a fitting addition to the Signature Series collection.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth

Putting together a set with over 2,000 pieces is a challenging proposition. Ask anyone who has assembled the Forward Unto Dawn. But it’s an extremely rewarding one once the final vehicle starts coming together. You can see the command centre coming together, note the details as you build the walls of the hangar, create the beast of a MAC entirely out of blocks. This set comes with a huge collection of blocks in a rusted desrt camo effect plus unique parts – both will be awesome additions to customizers’ workshops.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 9

The Mammoth has full interior and exterior play potential. On the exterior is the previously mentioned MAC, which rotates 360 degrees and tilts up and down. A pair of rotating missile launchers can each hold a Spartan in place. In addition, it features catwalks, access ramps and dozens of other potential play spots for your figures.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 6

Of course it’s so much more than just a shell. The interior of the vehicle is fully accessible and just as detailed as the exterior. Remove the front section of the roof to access a detailed command center behind the green-glassed windshield.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth render

Remove the rear section of roof and reveal a full hangar deck. The back ramp lowers to load and transport small vehicles like a Mongoose or fully loaded Night Ops Gausshog and the side access ramps allow for infantry troop deployment.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 13

Included in this set are two brand new official characters. We are proud to finally bring Commander Lasky to the collection and give a light-up AI Roland a home on board the Mammoth. They’re joined by three all-new figures – a marine plus two Spartans in gunmetal armour and fiery red visors.

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth 5

A set that was requested by many is hitting shelves at Toys R Us in North America right now! I’m looking forward to seeing the very first reviews of the UNSC Mammoth. It’s an epic set and you guys are going to have an awesome time putting it together.

Let us know what you think once you pick one up!

Mega Bloks Halo Mammoth packaging

48 thoughts on “This year’s Signature Series: The UNSC Mammoth

  1. gofast117

    That mammoth looks epic. I’ll definitely be addin it to the collection. I know there’s a ton of people that wanna see the scarab as a set and I’m not disagreeing. But I would personally love to see the vulture from halo wars turned into a set! Mega barrage away!!

  2. ironpatriot

    THAT IS SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I REALLY WANT IT. I WANT IT FOR MY BIRTHDAY. I JUST SAW THE WEBSITE THE OTHER DAY. I’M IN THE SIXTH GRADE AND I’M 11YEARS OLD.

  3. jordantoby2002

    You should make the scene were master chief is about to set of the nuke, but then the Didact stops him and then Cortanas are coming out of the floor and attacking him. If you do make this thanks.

  4. Benforthewin007

    Why not a scarab? It only makes sense if you think about it, the old things been around since halo 2 it only makes sense to me that they’d make one

  5. zionepix

    And getting this set in 2 days and getting forward unto dawn in 2 days as well . But some sets i would like to see are the covenants scarab. there is quite a few people that i would like to see in halo mega blocks line. Female marines( a black female marine to resemble “the robot”) . the didac. the librarian. and dr halsey. I think the scarab should be the same price as the unsc mammoth.

  6. Yoyomasterninja

    Suggestion: Bring back the old marine models. The new ones break really easy. The one i had had his right arm snap off randomly. Besides that, the new sets look great and i can’t wait to buy them.

  7. haloslayer875

    The Mammoth is amazing! I got the set and built it in 7 hours. I had so much fun. Thanks Mega Bloks! Next year could the team make a scarab to go with the mammoth?

  8. jash15

    I definently want the mamoth it would be epic although I do think I would screw it up cause I had a short sword and I built it wrong and it fell to peices

  9. I_buy_them_all

    I buy them all. As long as Mega Bloks keeps spewing out awesome products such as the Mammoth, I can’t stop buying them. I’m obsessed.
    Forward Unto Dawn was expensive, but I bought it and I’m glad I did. The Mammoth is one of my favorite vehicles, so there’s no question I’ll have it soon. Like people have been saying, a Covenant Scarab would be exciting to see next in the signature series. Just please try and keep the price around or below the $250 mark…. I still need to be able to afford the other sets.

  10. Cptkutter619

    Got this a week ago and it took me 8 hours to build I love it how it can’t old a warthog and can also fit to Cyclopeses which is cool but the figures are awsome to and the space inside really allows storage for weapon crates and or troops best set EVER p.s mega bloks: gotta make a scarab accurate as possible like the mammoth is

  11. coldblood63

    Wow when is it coming to New zealand ? if it isn’t well damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it 4 feet version would be a cool thing to have on the shelf.

  12. AEverett73

    HAHAH ya SUCKERS!!! I got the Mammoth and love it but best of all it comes with x4 men INCLUDING Cmdr. Thomas Lasky!!! The Forward Until Dawn was DEFINITELY WAY TOO PRICY in which i can see why very little of us has it (I’m one of them) but yes the Mammoth definitely worth it now all i want is something from the Covenant AND there needs to have more female figures AND the DIDACT.

  13. Arbiter_227

    The Mammoth looks awesome!!! I was hoping two warthogs would fit inside but other then that it looks like the best set ever. MEGA BLOKS has done a really good job :)

  14. rhinoslayer

    They really need a place where fans can say what they want in the sets.
    For example they need a jackal battle unit, a grunt battle unit, a cheap GOOD scarab. and more ghosts to name a few. I love this set though. They should make it not as costly as the forward unto dawn.

  15. tschlichte

    SWEET!!!! Finally its coming I’ve been waiting so long. This is definitely the best set mega has ever made. Getting it as soon as my local toys r us gets it in stock.

  16. ikrboy

    if i am even able to get this set… because i know this will cost a lot… I WILL PRACTICALLY HAVE GOTTEN THE BEST SET THEY HAVE EVER MADE AND I WILL HAVE ENOUGH PIECES TO BUILD ALMOST WHATEVER I WANT!!!!!!… but i still wish they had made the four foot version… it would have been cooler.

  17. targonthedragon

    I kinda wonder if this will be equally pricey or less (or more, LOL) compared to the Forward Unto Dawn…

    looks amazing Mega! i cant wait to get this!

  18. RagingHayabusa

    Ermagerd, I just fainted and vomited at the same time! I cannot wait to get my hands on one of these! I will call my local toysrus every day until they have it in stock.

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