I have never really been a “building block” enthusiast. I had plenty of friends growing up who had buckets and buckets of Lego bricks and who made these amazing constructs. But for myself, I just would have rather sit down and play with my toys then spend several hours building something.
I will admit, though, recent G.I. Joe Kre-O releases have ignited a spark in me, which is driving my desire for building block items. It’s ironic that now I’m an adult with a lot of grown up responsibilities (and much less time to enjoy toys than I could as a kid) that I’m just now starting to appreciate the serenity and focus that putting together a building block set can offer you.
I recently bought and assembled the Arashikage Dojo Battle G.I. Joe Kre-O set (review coming soon) and spent about 3 – 4 days putting it all together, which was a great exercise in late night relaxation, and in every case I was shocked at how late it was getting in the night before I realized I should go to bed.
So we see lots of G.I. Joe fans these days getting slowly drawn into the building block family, and someone who has been way ahead of the curve has been Geewunner, who has primarily been a Transformers fan, but has recently begun doing some spectacular G.I. Joe builds. Specializing in smaller vehicles, Geewunner uses mostly Lego parts to approximate vintage vehicles in style. I have been the lucky recipient of three of these sets and they are truly as advertised. I’m excited to announce as well, that in November, we should see the biggest set ever for Geewunner.
The CLAW was something that I was really interested in, simply because the one that came in the G.I. Joe Kre-O set was obviously just a toss in with no real passion behind it. Gewunner’s definitely is not. A terrifically accurate and fun model to build, which looks great with Storm Shadow hanging off of the control bars. It’s a nice size, very sturdy construction, and is immediately recognizable as the small Cobra vehicle we all know and love.
Secondly I received a G.I. Joe themed “Night Landing” set. We’re all familiar with the Night Landing at this point, and Geewunner takes the concept and does the Cobra version and a G.I. Joe version, both of which are great. It comes with a bunch of miniature accessories, and a really nicely sized raft for your troopers of either faction. The machine gun is spot on as well.
Last, but certainly not least, I also got a Cobra Ferret. This little guy is a blast. Pretty much the same exact size as the G.I. Joe Kre-O four-wheeler, but with a bunch more style and ingenuity, I’m still smiling at the clever build that copies the large red cannon and twin missiles onto the small Cobra themed ATV. Kre-O figures fit on amazingly well, and it blends in perfectly with my existing Cobra Kre-O squadron.
Geewunner sells these incredible creations on eBay
for very reasonable prices, and he lists items quite frequently, so make sure you bookmark that page and check it often. He recently unveiled his fantastic Cobra HISS, which was awesome to see alongside the Kre-O version, and the best part is, you don’t have to buy a $70 ninja dojo to get one. Check out his eBay auctions right here, and take a look at some images of the three sets I received below.