Then my son saw it and decided he wanted it. So he got it for an early birthday present.
And then he decided he couldn't even progress to the sort parts stage without help every step of the way.
So good news, I got to help him build this over the past three days.
It is an impressive set. Even more considering the time frame and price point. It was a relatively good deal back at release, with much more brick for your buck than you would have got in a comparably priced LEGO brand set.
Though it did come with a banana squad yellow Reach trooper. That irks me because in the blind bag wave at around the same time, these guys were long packed, so I already have something like 8 of them.
But be that as it may, it's a great set.