Manufacturer: Mega Construx
Franchise: Halo / Halo Infinite
Product Review by JANGBRiCKS:
Bring a piece of the battlefield home with your very own Energy Sword. This collectors’ building set replicates this Covenant weapon with authentic detail, twin scythes, curved hilt, and light-piercing transparent blue bricks to mimic its plasma glow. The close quarters weapon is intended to show off its wielder’s skill – but you can show it off in your display case by affixing it to the included buildable stand.
Ideal for Probuilders, ages 8+.
What’s in the box?
- 567 pieces
Halo Energy Blade Lore / Franchise Information:
- “A noble and ancient weapon, wielded by the strongest of Sangheili, requires great skill and bravery to use, and inspires fear in those who face its elegant plasma blade.”
The Type-1 Energy Weapon/Sword, commonly known as the Energy Sword, is a close quarters weapon of the Twilight Covenant exclusively used by the Sangheili.
The Type-1 Energy Weapon/Sword consists of a curved hilt, which houses an energy storage and generation device, as well as the blade projector; that forms a blade of superheated plasma, stabilized by two small magnetic field generators built into the handle of the weapon — this forms and contains the oval shaped, ionized blades for which the weapon is recognized. The weapon is powered by a small battery that supplies power to the plasma generation device and magnetic field generators which generate and contain the plasma needed to form the blade. The battery’s energy is reduced for each successful strike. Each strike from the sword will drain the battery by 10% of its maximum energy output. Once the battery power is fully depleted, the sword will deactivate unless recharged.
The Type-1 Energy Weapon contains a failsafe mechanism that can permanently disable the weapon if the Sangheili wielding it drops it. When dropped, the failsafe engages by deactivating the magnetic field before dispersing the plasma. The plasma then consumes the handle and thus destroys the weapon. The failsafe is included to prevent enemy infantry from acquiring the weapon and using it, and is yet another insight to Sangheili tactics.
The energy sword is the signature weapon of the Sangheili, and has been their weapon of nobility since its creation during one of their Ages of Discovery. Viewed as a holy weapon the Sangheili pride themselves on their skills with this weapon and believe that it is better for a Sangheili to fall on his sword as an act to redeem his honor or to die by it. The Sangheili are also very strict on who can be trained in the art of swordsmanship – only aristocrats are permitted to wield energy swords and sword wielders are no longer eligible for marriage, although it is not known how strictly this was enforced if at all. Fal ‘Chavamee was a skilled swordsman and instructor, despite being married. Breeding with any female they choose is permitted, married or otherwise, to ensure successful transmission of “swordsman” genes. In service to the Covenant, Sangheili of a high or important rank are permitted to wield this weapon – lower ranks are not permitted to wield the
sword because of its high status. In the Covenant, Sangheili Zealots, special operations units, and stealth troops, as well as Sangheili Honor Guardsman, are permitted to use energy swords.