Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by Frolaire Literally a Shadow Hunter
First off I'm surprised I didn't write a review for this glorious set already. It's a really great set and is one of the best villains design wise for The reboot so far, excluding Umarak the Destroyer as that came out after this. The overall design is great as Umarak is basically a spooky tree-deer-hunter creature and the colors all flow together nicely. The "hunter mask" (which is the mask of shadows) looks nice and so does the Mask of Control which comes in the set with him. The additional gimmick of being able to make a Shadow Trap out of parts that are on him already is great, and adds more to the set. The bow works and looks nice as well. My only complaint is that getting him to hold the blade he has attached to his thigh is near impossible without adding an extra part or two, and returning it to the thigh mount is equally annoying. Overall it's a wonderful set and I quite like it on display along with my other Bionicles.
10 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toaguy Umarak: Lego's best bionicle g2 set yet!
Umarak was an interesting character to me to begin with. He was a worthy antagonist of the Netflix series, and I have to admit, it was hard to watch him (or his silhouette) go in the final episode. I wont spoil any more.
Lego has taken a cool villain from the story-line, and made him exceptional. The build is very imposing, and his torso reminds me of the skeleton warriors from last year. Unlike the previous hero factory 2.0, this set is not skinny on the back.I also love the Achilles tendons! The skeletal frame is nicely concealed, and the unity piece is a good touch. the animals on his back all look amazing, but I still think he looks best with either uxar or ketar.
As for the weapons, the bow is the perfect balance. not overly complicated, like titan mata nui's weapon, but not to simple either, like Gali's. It even has extra ammo on the knee. As for the sword/mask remover, It is, well, not the most exceptional. I had to ad a peg just for umarak to hold it! Anyway, the skull spider Is easy to build, and when you take off his armor for it, Umarak still looks imposing.
I love both masks, but I am a big fan of the mask of control. they both fit perfectly, and best of all, I can attach the mask of control to my earth protector to make makuta!
*WARNING UMARAK'S ANTLERS ALSO GO UP WHEN YOU POP OFF HIS MASK!
10 June 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SLS1 Best G2 Villain so far
from the moment I saw this guy I hoped he would be a good set, everything was pointing towards him being one, and while his lower legs are kind of restricted, overall he is a fantastic set. Umarak does reuse some aspects from the skull villains, such as the ribcage, bow and sword, but they honestly really help his motif.
He reminds me of a windigo or something like that from folk lore, his antlers that are clearly not his give the vibe that he stole these from ancient prey that he's killed, the same goes for the pelt across his chest printing. His color scheme is so fantastic and his mask looks like a mix of poisoned/burnt tree bark. He can even unite with the other creatures, though he looks best with Uxar, he does look pretty good with any of them, just Uxar gives him the best silhouette.
Overall, Umarak has a great color scheme, two weapons, a great build, and makes an excellent villain for any of the toa.
22 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mias Umarak is closing in
You have done it again LEGO. Good job. My trust into BIONICLE has been lifted up.
I bought Umarak only because it looked cool in the picture. Color schemes were just about right and it looked complete. Antlers were simple but majestic.
I built it in roughly 20 minutes.
Umarak's built seems very sturdy. Joints have good friction in them and legs work very nicely. You can make awesome stances with it. Moving waist is usefull feature.
Only downside are those shadowtrap pieces presenting shoulder armor. They interfere a bit with unity connection so i must adjust them into weird position.
Overall this is one of the best looking BIONICLE sets of the wave.
22 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daruncci First Bionicle purchase in nearly 15 years
When I first saw images of the early 2016 sets, Umarak the Hunter immediately stood out to me. Probably because he reminds me of Herne the Hunter or Cernunnos from mythology. He's far more detailed than any of my old bionicle sets, and I love the play features, especially the bow. The "trap" monster that can be made from his shoulders is awesome, and I'm really a fan of the new technic chain pieces.
I suppose my only complaint is that the bow is more of a gattling gun, would be cool to have something mechanically more authentic.
Additionally, I purchased the little winged green beastie the box shows connected to his back. overall the color scheme compliments well and I'll probably leave them connected.
04 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShatterSoldier Bionicle G2 Given LIFE
As a serious fan of the original Bionicle line, I'm looking for this reboot of the same series to start delivering some really great sets and stories pretty soon. In short, Umarak did not disappoint one bit. Lego took the Hero Factory CCBS, and used it the "right" way: The arms and legs are stable, pose-able and have good detailing. The back is not skeletal or exposed. I don't even need to mention the brilliance of the mask, and those awesome antlers he has. This guy is the first real villain of Bionicle G2, I feel, and he absolutely did the theme justice. He's menacing, mysterious and has a nice assortment of traps and weapons on him. Great GREAT job, Bionicle Group; Umarak has earned a place among my other Bionicle villains worthy of display.
21 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToaVirid Far superior to LoSS
Just at first glance Umarak appears as an intimidating and formidable opponent, a being who would pose a serious threat to the Toa and looks far superior to Lord of Skull Spiders, last year's winter villain. Though still a CCBS set, the level of complexity and technic used give Umarak a more 'grown up' look than the 2015 sets, by which I mean he looks more like the old sets and looks a lot less childish than previous, generally smoother, CCBS sets (the same goes for all the 2016 sets).
His colour scheme is good, the black giving him a shadowy appearance and the trans green appearing as something toxic. I really like the antlers and they, along with the lower legs, give him a slightly animalistic feel, which is interesting considering he is a hunter. The bow is basically the same as previous stud shooter bows, but still pretty cool and lacking in any out of place yellow parts, which is a step up from last year. The same goes for his waist function, which does not have any unneeded yellow parts marking it out, however the function is a little stiff, though I imagine this will lessen with use and stops him from swinging around wildly.
The ammo clip is a nice touch, though it does mean if you lose more than one stud then yours set will look incomplete, and it does not have to remain attached to the his blade, as shown in some images. As a MOC maker I can also strongly appreciate the added detail of the chain attached to his shoulder, something placed their solely for appearance and a technique I have played around with several times. Although, while I say it is solely for appearance it does also make up part of the shadow trap which can be built from parts both on and included with Umarak. This is a cool function but leaves Umarak looking a bit bare and is not something I intend to do often. Umarak also has the ability to unite with all the creatures, which is another cool addition, and due to the way that function is designed (as with all the 2016 unity modes), no pins or armor will be pulled of with or from the creature when disconnecting the two, which is great. The Mask of Control looks great too, though it is far small and less impressive than the Mask of Creation and it does not look great on Umarak.
15 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToaLarich Bigger, Badder, Better. The Best Set Yet.
Out of all the villains to come out of the Bionicle line, Umarak the Hunter is by *far* my absolute favorite. Aesthetically this is the villain I've wanted to see the entire time, Umarak really feels like he belongs to Bionicle, his mask glows with a eerie translucent green and shadowy black. Behind it a pair of glowing red eyes pierce through. He stands an impressive full head than the Toa of the new line and Skull Grinder and the Skull Villains of the Summer wave of 2015. This guy is just outright impressive, build-wise Umarak was a blast, the legs were my favorite part. This figure has a very wide range of poses and stances he can be put in. His new swivel torso increases this, as well as the new way the arms are built compared to the Summer and Winter waves of 2015. Umarak comes with two weapons, a sword and a bow. The Bow comes standard with the sword being for show, unfortunately while you can take the sword off and use it there is no place to put the bow. Umarak also comes with a really cool transportable Shadow Trap, However disappointingly this requires some disassembly of Umaraks claw on his feet and shoulder pads. While this feature is cool and enjoyable, a part me would've like to have just seen two extra Shadow Trap pieces and claw pieces to build an the shadow trap. It's not a big deal, so much as a nitpick. Umarak also comes with the Mask of Control, this looks surprisingly good on him and more importantly is another Mask of Power with amazing intricacy. It may not be as decent as the Mask of Creation but it is still easily one of my favorites. The final feature is Umaraks ability to combine, like the Toa, with the Creatures. This is really cool and some look better than others, the Toa of Jungle is really good looking as is the Creature of Fire. Overall Umarak is a great addition to the Bionicle line and an excellent way to start out with the 2016 Wave. Umarak earns a solid 5/5 for aesthetics, build and overall coolness.
04 January 2016