Name: Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring
Set Number: 7661
Theme: Star Wars
Price: $49.99 USD, 49.99 Euros
Year of Release: 2007
First off, let me apologize for my lack of reviews lately. I've been very busy, but I've finally found the time to take pictures of a couple of sets and post reviews. The Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring is a bit of a mouthful, so throughout this review it will be reffered to as "JSHBR". When I first viewed this set on Shop@Home, I was very impressed. Generally, every 100 pieces is about $10, so when I saw a near 600 pices set for $50, I recognized a slightly good deal. You certainly get a lot with the JSHBR, including the first and only Kit Firso minifigure. Another great feature of the set is the starfighter itself, which is cool and slick. Now, on to the review.
Box, Instructions, and Minfigure(s)
The front of the box.
The back of the box.
The front of the instructions.
The back of the instructions- whoa, what a collection!
A random instructions page- #51, I think.
The minfigure- Obi Wan Kenobi. Fleshie!
For some reason, when I purchased this set, one of the key features was missing- Kit Fisto! Even his lightsaber wasn't present. I gave LEGO a furious telephone call, and they're going to send one over. About Obi Wan, he's a good figure, with a gold band connected to the microphone-thing that is obscured by his hairpice.
This is a picture of Kit Fisto from the LEGO cache, taken via SnagIt.
Obi Wan's Jedi starfighter. Pretty awesome, isn't it?
The front and back- notice the rear engines and landing gear.
Interesting piece! I wonder what's under the flap...
It's an engine-thingy! That's three stickers, right there.
The open cockpit. I'm glad that a brown seat was included, not some black or white one.
Obi Wan's control's are a very nice design- the front of the cockpit and the lever are attached by a mere technic piece. But why is the control red?!
Obi Wan fits sungly in his seat.
A view of the closed cockpit.
Obi Wan, always ready to take out the big guns.
The landing gear, open and closed.
The Hyperdrive Booster Ring
The Hyperdrive Booster Ring.
This is an essential part of the JSHBR, and it's HUGE- so large, it's difficult to take a picture of the whole thing.
The ring's skeleton.
First of all, sorry for the dark picture. This is a very confusing build, and I messed it up quite a few times. Most of it is symetrical, but not all of it, so when you get to a part that isn't symetrical, you mess it up. I constantly wonder why there are orange and green trans studs on the bottom.
Atop the ring goes two blue and white plates, foriming the meat of the structure.
The engines. There are two symetrical ones, and another that is slightly smaller. All of them give off a "powerful" feel, and the effect is very nice.
The center portion, where the ship slides in.
Flick-fire missiles. Does TLC think that they have to incorporate them into every set?
The piece that will clamp down on the starfighter, holding it in place.
The ship in the Hyperdrive Booster.
The ship is held in place in this very yellowy picture.
Two pieces on the botom of the ship slide in two holes.
Playability: 4/5- This is a great set, and with a booster ring, ship, and supposed to be two minfigures, it's worth your while
Minfigures: 4/5- Obi Wan is great, and I hear Kit Fisto is very nice, too
Design: 4.5/5- The great looking starfighter, nice, powerful ring, and incredible overall effect deserves a good grade
Overall: 4.5/5- Near perfect, except for some minor quibble over colors and such
The JSHBR is an amazing set, both cheap and fun. It has a great level of playability, adding an extra minfigure where there would usually only be one (I didn't get him, though ), and the overall design is very nice. The starfighter is well built, with cool wings, effective landing gear, and a good looking cockpit. The ring itself is pretty good too, besides the fact that it's a skeleton of technic pieces with some cool plates on top and two flickfire missiles. In the end, this is a set that I'd recommend to fans of Star Wars and those who are not fans, as this is definately worth noting.
Brickshelf Gallery (when public)
Available at LEGO Shop@Home!
Thanks for reading!
Edited by KimT, 11 September 2008 - 07:01 PM.