LBX Hyper Ifreet has got to be the kit that I’ve had the most fun with in ages. It’s a lovely kit, well designed, great looking, not too small, good articulation and an amazingly fun build.And effects parts! The fists of fire look great, although they’re a touch tricky to install over the hands. Once they’re on they’re pretty sturdy though. And the tail, the tail that gave me so much bother with the masking! But its worthwhile when you see the end result. It’s a stable kit. The large feet make it stand well.And the details and colour separation are wonderful. The chest and head are made up of so many layers of plastic, and that’s the fun part of the build. Because of the layers, the chest colours came out great. It’s so nice how some small sections are on separate runners to aid with the painting, and how in the assembly you get some small grey parts just poking though. On the arms you can easily see the multi-layered armour approach to the build. I don’t quite know what to call the purple things coming out the back, but they’re a nice soft flexible plastic and securely snap into place. There are only a few small decal stickers with the kit. They go on the arm and leg armour and are a good guide to mark which way around the parts go should you remove the armour and wish to replace it. The other location for the stickers are for the effects parts on the shoulders and back. The stickers are similar to what you get on RG Gundam kits, go on easily and have relatively invisible edges. I’ve not written much about the paint finish yet, and it’s hard to see exactly how it looks in these pictures, but as it’s sitting here on my desk, it looks fantastic. I’m so happy with how the Createx iridescent crimson colour came out. It’s got a good finish, it stuck well to the undercoat, and the iridescent effect is not over the top, but adds a wonderful glow to the kit. Now time to take the effects parts off and look at the rest of the armour on the kit.The proportions are great. In the anime, the LBX Ifreet appears big, and perhaps it’s not quite as big as I’d expect, but it’s a good deal bigger than the other LBX kits we have.