We know, Masters of the Universe is hardly on the same level of popularity as many pop culture franchises. Somehow, though, we gush over a lot of the He-Man, Skeletor, and Battle Cat toys we tend to come across. This world just feels cool. You know what else is cool? That fortress where much of the action in Masters of the Universe happens, which you can now add to your collection with the Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull.
Designed for older kids aged 14 and up, the construction toy lets you build your own version of Eternia’s mythical fortress, allowing you to host all the knowledge of the universe right on your tabletop. And this thing looks wild, recreating the structure with plenty of detail that makes it quite the sight to behold.
The Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull is an elaborate construction set that lets you put together a highly-detailed version of the fortress, recreating the façade from every angle. That iconic skull with fangs out in front? They got that here. That classic “Jawbridge,” where He-Man emerges whenever Skeletor, Hordak, and the franchise’s other villains are on their way to storm the castle with some nefarious plan in tow. Heck, the Jawbridge is supposed to even be activated by the Power Sword, making it really faithful to the series.
Even better, the castle is actually hinged on one corner, allowing it to split into halves, giving you full access to the interior, which hosts three levels and four separate areas that you can use to stage your Masters of the Universe battles. Sadly, the interior doesn’t appear to play host to any big secret of the universe, so you won’t be able to glean the necessary mythical knowledge that will allow you to conquer Eternia.
The Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull interior plays host to a lot of other details, including the iconic throne room (which you can press to activate and release the trap door), the sliding elevator, weapon racks with miniature weapons, secret passageways, working doors, and a whole lot more. Suffice to say, there’s a whole lot of things to mess with here. The whole thing is made up of 3,508 pieces, so this will make for quite an elaborate build that you can sink serious time into.
To those unfamiliar with Mega Construx, it’s apparently a sibling brand of Mega Blox that’s aimed at older kids, adults, and construction toy collectors. As such, the sets will be larger and more complex, requiring a lot more time than your typical construction toy set. It also uses more realistic articulated figures for characters in the set, which they call micro figures, giving them a wholly different feel compared to traditional mini figures. In this particular set, six of these characters are included, namely He-Man, Skeletor, Man-at-Arms, Teela, Beast Man, and Sorceress, giving you enough characters to set the castle ablaze with daring battles.
The Mega Construx Masters of the Universe Castle Grayskull is available now.