The Saint Strikes Back!!!
I made a hint at the fact that Amazon.co.uk had some deals on Lego, I put it forward that U was interested in this set and lo-and-behold the following day… ta-daaaa.
Yes my wife got me another set. This time it was Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter from The Clone Wars.
With an RRP of £25.99 we got it on amazon for around £18 (the price has now gone back up to £24).
The set features 247 pieces, an instruction booklet and a sheet of seven stickers.
Bag 1 gives us the Anakin mini-fig and the central core of the ship. It uses a nice mix of light and dark greys and yellow pieces which makes it a fun build with the extra colour. When built the core feels quite long (for a set of this size) which is good.
The Anakin figure is depicted in his Clone Wars outfit and he is wearing a comm-unit on his head which is featured on both sides. The hair piece looks accurate with the characters hair from the series. In the previous version of this set, the Anakin mini-fig looked more cartoony but Lego have decided to avoid that this time around so the mini-fig won’t look out of place in a larger collection.
Bag 2 builds the details for the core, including the slot for R2-D2, the cockpit as well as the rear fin and one of the wings. The details made from smaller bricks really give this set a realistic vibe and a huge improvement on the very first iteration of the Jedi Starfighter Lego from 2002’s Attack of the Clones line of sets.
One thing I was pleasantly surprised by was the printed console for the cockpit, which reminded me of the sets from 1999 which all had printed pieces rather than stickers.
Bag 3 completes the ship with the other wing, engines and R2-D2!!!
The completed set looks great, it’s swooshable, a good size for the price and very screen accurate. A much better looking set than the recent ‘Jedi Starfighter with Hyperspace Ring’ that just really rubs me up the wrong way, but I’ll stop talking about that now.
The engines are nicely detailed with green blocks made to look like the engines are working which I think works really well.
And I absolutely love the fact that the designer gave us somewhere to store the lightsaber.
And of course, R2-D2. The design had changed since first released in 1999 and the recent version (which also came with Yoda’s Starfighter) looks so much better, although now he is a staple on all Lego collectors displays, he’s such a lovable character I say the more the merrier… and the fact that if the Astromech Droids aren’t displayed in the ships they just look wrong.
Definitely a great set and even at the RRP of £25 well worth it, and seeing as ‘The Clone Wars’ is coming back to our screens, this is the herald for a few more TCW themed sets, anyone up for a new version of ‘The Twilight’?
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