Set Name: Hospital Doors
# of Pieces: 112
Figures Included: Rick Grimes
Non-Scalper Price: $10 to $14 dollars (but shop around and you'll find it even cheaper!)
* The set only comes with one figure, but it's a decent one: Rick Grimes in his hospital gown. It's a pretty nice figure, especially considering it's only around 2 1/4 inches tall. The arms, head, and waist can be moved to change up Rick's pose a bit (the legs are technically articulated, too, but you can really do anything with them) and he comes with a clear plastic base to help him stand.
"DONT OPEN DEAD INSIDE" are hastily scrawled on the doors, which look suitable beaten and battered. Oh, and the arms of a small herd of the undead are poking through. This setup consists of multiple non Lego-like pieces and is tricky to build but looks great. I really like this set and it's this detail that makes it far more interesting than most others.
* Along the top of the playset are some various pieces of bent rafters and the ceiling tiles they were holding up. The weathering and wear on these look incredible; they definitely give the set a very unhinged, nontraditional "building set" look to it. I love the effect here. If there's one thing that McFarlane consistently does well it's paint applications and washes on their product.
* Perhaps the only "play feature" on this set is that the lone non-barred door opens. It's a cool feature because you can pose Rick coming through the door or have the door ajar. You could also put some lighting (such as a battery operated tealight) behind the set and have it stream through the door.
* The floor itself is even rather impressive. Not only is each tile uniquely sculpted with various cracks and bits of debris but the paint work is rather unique. This just seems like a really grimy, nasty place, doesn't it?
* McFarlane's imitation Lego bricks stay together well. Really well. Really, really well, in fact. Honestly, once you put these floor tiles down you're probably not getting them back up without snapping off at least fingernails. And I'm not talking about long, fashionable fingernails. I'm talking about having your fingernail bent back from the base of your finger like a scene from Hostel.
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