Jump to content


7681: Spider Droid the review


43 replies to this topic

Poll: Rate the set (43 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote your opinion

  1. Poor (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Below Average (2 votes [4.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.65%

  3. Average (11 votes [25.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.58%

  4. Above Average (19 votes [44.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.19%

  5. Outstanding (11 votes [25.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.58%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 Wilhelm screamer

Wilhelm screamer

    Posts: 391
    Joined: 15-April 08
    Member: 3036

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:39 PM

Posted Image
HELLOOOOO!  Eurobricks!  Today I bring you a review of the homing spider droid.  The box may say limited edition, but availability is no problem here.  :classic:


1). Box
Simple clean and impressive, good job TLC.  :thumbup:
Posted Image
Posted Image

2). contents
3 bags and a small manual, NO STICKERS :sing: ! and little wasted space in the box :sweet:
Posted Image

3). Minifigs
*B1 battle droid
*OOM command battle droid
*B2 super battle droid
*Clone trooper in Phase I armor
*Commander Fox  (I :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: :wub: this fig!)
Posted Image

3a). Commander Fox
He deserves his own section. :thumbup:
Posted Image
Posted Image
Posted Image

4). Build: OG-9 homing spider droid

This build should take you at a maximum: 15 minutes.  It is that fast.

By the end of the the first two pages you get this:
Posted Image

You bulk it up next two pages
Posted Image

Then it looks like battle carnage.
Posted Image

And build a second pair of legs.
Posted Image

After that you build and attach this laser (now it looks like one)
Posted Image

The second to last part is building the legs: starting at the feet.
Posted Image

And then add the legs.
Posted Image

When added this thing becomes a real monstrosity.
Posted Image

You finally end with the lower laser cannon: starting with the attachment system.
Posted Image

And attaching it...
Posted Image

Then finish with building and attaching the lower laser.
Posted Image
Posted Image

5). Spares
lots of clone trooper gear. good to deck out the other one.  :classic:
Posted Image

6). Final thoughts.
As one can tell from here, this thing dwarfs minifigs.
Posted Image

Can Fox stand up to it's might?
Posted Image

*squish* Nope, gues not...
Posted Image

:tongue:


This set is well worth it and easy to get. Do it! Do it NOUGH!

Edited by KimT, 04 August 2008 - 11:56 AM.

Proud to abuse "AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGH!!" as my battlecry scince 4/19/08
My Brickshelf

#2 JimBee

JimBee

  • Bubbler


    Posts: 9713
    Joined: 07-January 08
    Member: 2436
    Country: USA

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:46 PM

A good review, is it your first? I really want to get this set, all of its aspects are great! Awesome figs, awesome set. The first pics are a little blurry, but I'm sure that's not a problem if you can fix it.  :sweet: I need a fast build after two big sets, so this is next on my list.  :wub:

Posted ImagePosted Image
Currently playing Hybros, 53-year-old male imp Chi Monk in the Heroica RPG

Currently playing Jerry Bergeron in Red Menace Mafia
Stats | Bio


#3 Dark Sword Ragnarok

Dark Sword Ragnarok

    Posts: 646
    Joined: 26-November 07
    Member: 2225
    Country: United States

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:47 PM

Aww, man! I was hoping I could find this in the next few days and review it.  :hmpf_bad:

Now I want it more, but probably won't do a review. Well, I might if I'm bored. :skull:

Anyway, thanks for the review!

DSR

Quote

"Don't waste your time, or time will waste you..."-Muse, "Knights of Cydonia"

My Flickr Account
My Latest MOC's:
Posted ImagePosted Image

#4 Wilhelm screamer

Wilhelm screamer

    Posts: 391
    Joined: 15-April 08
    Member: 3036

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:50 PM

View PostJimButcher, on Jul 29 2008, 03:46 PM, said:

A good review, is it your first? I really want to get this set, all of its aspects are great! Awesome figs, awesome set. The first pics are a little blurry, but I'm sure that's not a problem if you can fix it.  :sweet: I need a fast build after two big sets, so this is next on my list.  :wub:

This actually marks my third review (the others are in my Sig).

Edited by Wilhelm screamer, 29 July 2008 - 08:50 PM.

Proud to abuse "AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGH!!" as my battlecry scince 4/19/08
My Brickshelf

#5 Skipper 24

Skipper 24

  • I live in Engalnd


    Posts: 2134
    Joined: 03-August 07
    Member: 1851
    Country: England

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:50 PM

Nice review, Would be better without the blurries. The commander Fox minifigure has such a cool torso form looking at these pics also how poseable are those legs?
Posted Image <-- Thanks Hound Knight
Flickr Brickshelf

#6 Wilhelm screamer

Wilhelm screamer

    Posts: 391
    Joined: 15-April 08
    Member: 3036

Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:58 PM

View PostSkipper 24, on Jul 29 2008, 03:50 PM, said:

how poseable are those legs?

Enough. :wink:
Proud to abuse "AAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGH!!" as my battlecry scince 4/19/08
My Brickshelf

#7 Walter Kovacs

Walter Kovacs

  • Tooting his own horn


    Posts: 1846
    Joined: 05-May 08
    Member: 3106
    Country: USA

Posted 30 July 2008 - 05:06 PM

Nice review.  

I picked one of these up on Monday, so I have just a few thoughts to add.  

The entire droid was fairly wobbly, in my opinion.  I've already exchanged the 16 blay Technic Pins with 16 black Pins with Friction.  The legs end up MUCH more posable.  I highly suggest this mod for anyone that buys this set.  Black pins with friction are one of the most common extra pieces, so chances are most of you have enough spares lying around.  

The Clones are rather nice.  Commander Fox looks especially good.  I'm hoping a Phase I clone battle pack, or else Fox (and the other commanders) are going to have squads of one.  

Those four 1 x 2 Plates with Handle are not spares.  They go on the feet, opposite the other four 1 x 2 Plates with Handle.  Did you leave them off for aestheetics, or just miss the step? Just curious.

Edited by Walter Kovacs, 30 July 2008 - 05:06 PM.

Apes suck!
Missiles deployed!

Currently playing as Winnifred in Tamamono's Party Lines Mafia.

#8 Millacol88

Millacol88

  • Pokey


    Posts: 1869
    Joined: 11-February 08
    Member: 2723
    Country: Canada

Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:21 PM

Good review Wilhelm Screamer, and this set does look awesome. :thumbup:

#9 CloneMe

CloneMe

    Posts: 445
    Joined: 21-June 08
    Member: 3365
    Country: USA (Oregon)

Posted 30 July 2008 - 06:46 PM

Nice review. :thumbup:  I really loved this set. The only problem I found was that the spider droid seemed to be a bit wobbly, but other than that its a wonderful set, and a must get.

Edited by CloneMe, 30 July 2008 - 06:47 PM.


#10 Skipper 24

Skipper 24

  • I live in Engalnd


    Posts: 2134
    Joined: 03-August 07
    Member: 1851
    Country: England

Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:34 PM

What are pins with Friction? Could someone tell me please.
Posted Image <-- Thanks Hound Knight
Flickr Brickshelf

#11 Walter Kovacs

Walter Kovacs

  • Tooting his own horn


    Posts: 1846
    Joined: 05-May 08
    Member: 3106
    Country: USA

Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:47 PM

Pins with Frictionare pretty much the standard in LEGO sets nowadays.  If you have a black technic pin, and it has slots in it, it's a pin with friction.  I'm not sure when they started doing this, but I'd guess at least 8 years, give or take a few.  

Any Gray pins that you get in recent sets will be frictionless.  LEGO generally puts the black pins in sets unless there's a reason for having the frictionless pins.
Apes suck!
Missiles deployed!

Currently playing as Winnifred in Tamamono's Party Lines Mafia.

#12 Joebot

Joebot

  • Mayor of Fluxington


    Posts: 813
    Joined: 09-October 06
    Member: 1014

Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:53 PM

View PostDark Sword Ragnarok, on Jul 29 2008, 02:47 PM, said:

Aww, man! I was hoping I could find this in the next few days and review it.  :hmpf_bad:

Now I want it more, but probably won't do a review. Well, I might if I'm bored. :skull:

Not to derail the review (which was excellent, thanks!) ... but I've read comments like this lots of times on EB, and I don't get it. Why is only the first person to buy a set allowed to review it? There are now people putting "placeholder" threads up saying "I got the set and will review it soon so nobody else review it first!!" What a ridiculous thing to do! Is there room on EB for only one opinion on a set?? Does someone else putting their review up first somehow devalue everyone else's opinion??

Man, I'd love to see dozens of reviews for EVERY set. More pictures, more thoughts, more suggestions for improvement ... why limit it to just the first guy lucky enough to find it?? Doesn't make sense to me.

Anyway, sorry for the tangent. Thanks again for the review! Those new clonetrooper accessories are very slick.

#13 Big Pete

Big Pete

    Posts: 379
    Joined: 11-April 07
    Member: 1523

Posted 30 July 2008 - 08:10 PM

Those minifigs are great ... I'm really looking forward to getting this set.

Question though, on two reviews now (of this set and the Twilight) I see the box says "limited edition" ... how many of the Clone Wars sets are "limited" in this way?  And does it just mean that the sets are exclusive to certain stores ?

#14 Erdbeereis

Erdbeereis

  • Not short in real life


    Posts: 6881
    Joined: 31-January 08
    Member: 2630
    Country: U.S.A.

Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:16 PM

Right now there are 2 exclusives, The Twilight and this Spider Droid.

They can only be found at Toys R Us.

New Member? Read This | Questions? Need Help? Ask Here

Site Guidelines | Eurobricks FAQ | Visual User Guide | Tutorials


#15 CloneMe

CloneMe

    Posts: 445
    Joined: 21-June 08
    Member: 3365
    Country: USA (Oregon)

Posted 30 July 2008 - 09:20 PM

View PostErdbeereis1, on Jul 30 2008, 01:16 PM, said:

Right now there are 2 exclusives, The Twilight and this Spider Droid.

They can only be found at Toys R Us.
Isn't the Droid Gunship one too. I looked on ebay and there really isnt any there. Its strange cause I saw them at my local lego store.

#16 Walter Kovacs

Walter Kovacs

  • Tooting his own horn


    Posts: 1846
    Joined: 05-May 08
    Member: 3106
    Country: USA

Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:49 PM

View PostErdbeereis1, on Jul 30 2008, 04:16 PM, said:

They can only be found at Toys R Us.

And on S@H.  

The Droid Gunship is available anywhere.  I've seen it at TRU, Target and Wal-Mart.  

The Republic Tank that is due out in October is probably going to be a Target Exclusive.

The same thing happened last year with the Sith Infiltrator (Wal-Mart only?) and the Hoth Base and Republic Cruiser (TRU exclusives).
Apes suck!
Missiles deployed!

Currently playing as Winnifred in Tamamono's Party Lines Mafia.

#17 Dovchenko

Dovchenko

    Posts: 518
    Joined: 08-October 07
    Member: 2061
    Country: Ontario, Canada

Posted 01 August 2008 - 08:32 AM

Whichever one I find first... this or the Droid Gunship... I'm getting right there and then. 39.99 is a lot of money but if I've got it, I'm willing to spend it. The Homing Spider Droid looks very good, again thanks for the review! And the gunship will give air support. Plus, they'll have a hero... Asajj Ventress... to support them. That's 4 battle droids, 1 super battle droid and Asajj Ventress, plus the AAT and Droid BP for next year will add lots more troops. The clones will have the LAAT, the Republic Fighter Tank, and the Shuttle next year. Might skip the battle pack, depending. That's a lot of clones including 2 commanders, loads and loads of Jedi, and a fitting ending to my love for Lego.

Sorry bout that. I love Commander Fox though, he's pretty cool with the red armour. I think Cody's okay, as is Rex. But they both have bright colours, not the dark red Fox has.

You know how cool it would be to have a Female Clone Commander? Yeah, that cool.
"For the sake of Dovchenko I am translating that last paragraph into short and more friendly words so he can understand:"

I am protector of the Hoth Rebel Base and Soviet...

2008 Wishlist:
AT-ST
Hoth Rebel Base (done, ordered 08/02/08)
AT-AT

We want 1x3 tiles!!!
If you'd like 1x3 tiles as well, help me campagne and put it in your sig!

#18 pr0visorak

pr0visorak

  • Silvery Provo


    Posts: 912
    Joined: 24-July 08
    Member: 3570
    Country: Singapore

Posted 02 August 2008 - 09:48 AM

That really is cool.I like commander fox's armour!THe spider droid also looks like it can really cause some damage!I agree that it would be cool if there was a female clone commander.It would be fun thinking of the color.I think that Lego can use pink!They can't use purple though because it is for the clone knight unit.The lego clone wars sets are all already here in singapore!I did not think that it would all be so expensive though...
2nd Singaporean in Eurobricks and first few to enter the Singapore F1 Night Race on the 1st day!

Today is the Star wars Clone wars Ryloth the trilogy!
Posted Image

#19 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 02 August 2008 - 07:01 PM

Thanks for the review.
It has been indexed - keep up the good work.

KimT
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image


#20 hollisbrick

hollisbrick

    Posts: 2775
    Joined: 14-August 14
    Member: 126882

Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:06 AM

View PostErdbeereis1, on Jul 31 2008, 07:16 AM, said:

Right now there are 2 exclusives, The Twilight and this Spider Droid.

They can only be found at Toys R Us.
:cry_sad: Are you sure? That means I'll never get it :hmpf_bad:
Anyway great review :thumbup: Do you think you could take some overall shots please :classic:

#21 Oky

Oky

  • I am O-ky, English-German relations


    Posts: 8981
    Joined: 02-October 07
    Member: 2028
    Country: USA

Posted 03 August 2008 - 07:56 AM

Hehe. Nice review! :thumbup: I liked that last part. :laugh:

I got this set too, and I am quite happy with it, even though I still think it's overpriced.

What I like least about this set: The HSD is kinda unstable on it's feet and is not as posable as I would like it to be, but at least it doesn't fall over.

What I like best about this set: The fact that you get two spare new blasters and twisted droid arms with it (if you don't give one of the blasters to the droid commander that is, who shouldn't have one IMO)! This way, you can exchange the normal arms with megaphones on them of two of the BDs from your Droid BP with them! :thumbup:

I can recommend this set - it's definately one of the best this year!

Edited by Oky Wan Kenobi, 03 August 2008 - 08:01 AM.


#22 pedro

pedro

  • Crazy Junction Master


    Posts: 1345
    Joined: 13-February 07
    Member: 1364
    Country: England.

Posted 03 August 2008 - 01:22 PM

Great review Wilhelm!

I bought this set last week and had some photos ready for a review too, but you beat me to it :wink:

Here's my shot of the complete set:

Posted Image

This is a wicked set, a bit overpriced, but still too cheap to miss and a limited edition too! The Homing Spider Droid model is really cool but similar to what many have said, it's a bit like a spider on rollerskates when you try to pose it! It felt like a bit of a learning curve trying to get him in the right position.

The massive bonus comes in the form of Commander Fox and the clonetrooper. Fox is an awesome minifig, the designs on his armour are extremely detailed and look fantastic. The clonetrooper accessories are excellent too, with enought to share between several troopers (I used the additional acessories to turn the other clonetrooper into Commande Flux!). I think it's a dead cert they'll release these as a battlepack and I can't wait 'til they do.

I took several close-up photos of Commander Fox with the various different combinations of the clone accessories. If anyone wants me to post the pictures let me know. I can post them here or in another thread.

#23 SWMAN

SWMAN

    Posts: 1348
    Joined: 20-July 06
    Member: 859
    Country: United States

Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

I think your review is very helpful I am thinking about grabbing this set and the AT-TE today while I am at Toys-R-Us.
Chuck Norris doesn't hate the world. He just hates everyone in it.

#24 theestampede

theestampede

    Posts: 22
    Joined: 05-March 08
    Member: 2846

Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:41 PM

hey Pedro, Id like to see what all the clone accesories look like if you don't mind putting the pics up

#25 KimT

KimT

  • Retired Backdoor Sneaky Sith


    Posts: 14078
    Joined: 11-November 04
    Member: 101
    Country: Denmark

Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:43 PM

View Posttheestampede, on Aug 4 2008, 01:41 PM, said:

hey Pedro, Id like to see what all the clone accesories look like if you don't mind putting the pics up
Check the first post of the review. There's a few fine pics of the clones there. Acc. belt and guns!
KimT
When in doubt on how to do things - Check the Tutorial Index
Star Wars Forum Pool on flickr

"Onwards Men! Victory IS at hand" - Famous last words
"How can this possibly go wrong?" -Also Famous last words


Posted Image




Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users