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REVIEW: 9491 Geonosian Cannon

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Lucky me, I managed to score all the wave but the JSF and Y-Wing. Seeing as Mutley beat me to reviewing the smallest sets :tongue: , I'll review this in detail and the rest lightly. It takes too much time doing in depth reviews and I have other things more important going on. :sceptic: Anyway...

Overview:

Some nice new box art. It works better than I thought.

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The back shows possible storylines and the play functions of the set...

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Inside...

Just two numbered bags, and a new type of plastic and casing for the wings. Nice stuff, and the wings themselves are very well detailed.

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The instructions have a little comic at the back. Neat detail. :thumbup:

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The Figures:

All new, if you go by the Bricklink system.

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The Geonosians are beautiful, except for their heads. Those are just revolting. Not to mention those excuses for sonic weapons! The old megaphone with a stud on the end works better! :sick::wall::enough::ugh: I hate those things with a passion. Why not recolour and add printing to the old design?! :facepalm: Ack. /rant

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Barriss and Gree are also nice. I prefer the non-CW Barriss head; this one looks like she's scared. Gree has some nice detailed printing, but sadly a normal Clone head. :sadnew:

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The Cannon:

A pretty solid build, and not repetitive. It's quick for a build with such a variety of bricks. It works well.

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The front, incomplete, in all its bulkiness!

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Spares:

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Fin!

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All in all I recommend this set for any army builder/fan of the Clone Wars. Not only are the figures lovely, but the set itself is really good. The only things are the ghastly Geonosian heads/guns and lack of printing detail on the cannon.

So I give it an 8/10.

If you have any queries about the other sets I have, I can post replies with pictures here when I can. :classic:

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Nice review. I really like Gree and the Geonosians, but those bags look so empty!

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Thanks for the great review! I also picked this set up and I hope to get time to build it tonight.

The figs are all very good but as I have been saying since the pictures first showed the Geonosian Zombie it's a fig I would have rather not had. Give me 2 warrior figs anyday! The cannon looks cool and a marked improvement over the one from the old Geonosian Fighter set. £20 ,not bad at all. When the 3 for 2 deals hit , I will be going mad for this one! :laugh:

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Thanks for your take on this set ' Jammiedodger ', actually I like those sonic blasters that those Geonosians are carrying....gives it classic sci-fi cred ! :grin:

The figures is what the set is all about, though that cannon is a sweet sonic weapon eh ? (but again I'll say it, laser bolts don't come from a sonic cannon :wacko: )

Thanks again ' Jammiedodger' for taking the time to do this review.....Brick On Review On ! :classic:

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It is interesting that it seems that LEGO has broken up the old Geonosian Starfighter into two sets, this and the new Starfighter. That being said, I think the new designs are a great improvement, as well as the seletion of the figures.

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This is my favorite set from the new wave though the Jedi Starfighter is close too. All the figs are great and the cannon model looks good too. I can't wait to put my hands on this in the US.

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Thank you for your review. I can't believe it's taken this long for LEGO to finally make Commander Gree. I'm glad he's finally here. I will pick this set up when I find it at the right price.

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Thank you for the review!

I really like those plastic wings! :sweet:

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SW AFOL have really been treated with plenty reviews this week, thx for another great review, still thinking about whether to stack this set for geos hmm :sceptic:

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The mini comic is absolutely cool. Baris Offee has really big eyes, I wonder if that is intentional or not. lol.

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Quite nice set :classic:

The sonic cannon is well done, and personally I find the new geonosian guns beautiful guns (but maybe too heavy for the character :sceptic: )

Barris is ugly, she seems to have a mustachese :devil:

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Barris is ugly, she seems to have a mustachese :devil:

Was just about to post the same. :sick: Will definitely NOT be buying.

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I really can't buy this set that is too expensive.

The cannon is like nothing on earth. I would have expected it could rotate. The geonosians are cool though, but not enough to justify the price.

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I think I will pick this up, I definitely need all of the figures (at least it builds up three factions.)

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Deifinite multiples of this for me. My nonexistent Geonosian army needs building for when CB: AotC comes around. Not in love with Bariss, but she'll match my Luminara, so I'm not complaining. Recolours of the hood piece are always welcome as well. Also, I would like to say Thanks a LOT to TLG, they released the first pictures of this set MINUTES after the paint dried on my custom Gree! :angry:

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