Jump to content


8033 General Grievous Starfighter Mini Model review


11 replies to this topic

#1 Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

    Posts: 309
    Joined: 12-August 09
    Member: 7007
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:25 PM

Posted Image
I got two sets today, due to some of the rarer parts.

Range: Star Wars: TCW
Pieces: 50 (i think); 5 are spare
Cost: Free with paper: 45p if you buy the paper just for the set
Release Date: 2009

A fairly normal image on the cover - no shooting, just a flypast of a moon:

Posted Image

Quite a few abnormal pieces - at least to me:

Posted Image

Posted Image

Instructions:

Posted Image

Posted Image

After step four, most of the main lengthy body is built:

Posted Image

The Spares:

Posted Image

The finished Product:

Posted Image

Side:

Posted Image

Underneath:

Posted Image

End:

Posted Image

Conclusion: A nice set for 45p. A few rarer parts that you might not find in normal sets - a good buy if you need some of the parts but can't get enough of an order for Bricklink or PAB.

Edited by KimT, 16 September 2009 - 10:01 PM.

Posted Image
Want to see more photos? See my Flikr!
Posted Image

#2 ben506

ben506

    Posts: 46
    Joined: 18-April 09
    Member: 5837

Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:43 PM

Nice review.  :thumbup:  It's a shame that I haven't actually been able to get near a Smiths or Toys R Us this week, but have been getting the Mirror anyway (then recycling it without doing more than removing the vouchers). Shame I can't try and get multiples, as the £5.99 for sending it in would add up rather quickly.

#3 Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

    Posts: 309
    Joined: 12-August 09
    Member: 7007
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:01 PM

I only got the last two sets in multiples as some of the parts are quite nice.  :classic: I thought the bit at the end was a 2x2 plate with the 4x1 dropdown on one side (known as a Bracket 1 x 2 - 1 x 4 - Bricklink part listing but was instead a "Minifig, Neck Bracket with Back Stud" (see Bricklink list here

The  way i did it was to buy 2 daily Mirrors from sainsburys, walk to toys r us (during which I'd stop and remove both vouchers) then bin one just before entering TRU. I'd collect one from the customer service kiosk, then walk around, then go back to the kiosk afterwards. And they didn't even refuse in the slightest  :cry_happy:

Now to start modding my City vehicles.

Edited by Matt Dawson, 10 September 2009 - 01:04 PM.

Posted Image
Want to see more photos? See my Flikr!
Posted Image

#4 mikey

mikey

    Posts: 576
    Joined: 28-April 09
    Member: 5926

Posted 10 September 2009 - 06:17 PM

Another excellent little model, with some great parts (2 X Minifig, Neck Bracket with Back Stud).  A brilliant end to an amazing promotion, which has created a Star Wars Lego customer...
my flickr

#5 Dunjohn

Dunjohn

  • EB Boardgames Reviewer


    Posts: 780
    Joined: 08-September 09
    Member: 7364
    Country: Ireland for now

Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:07 PM

View Postmikey, on Sep 10 2009, 07:17 PM, said:

Another excellent little model, with some great parts (2 X Minifig, Neck Bracket with Back Stud).  A brilliant end to an amazing promotion, which has created a Star Wars Lego customer...

This was the most disappointing set for me, not that many interesting parts and a rather drab end result. Yesterday's V19 Torrent was the highlight of the run. Nice review!

Tomorrow, we get a box to hold them in. Anybody wanna review that...?
On the stalls on market day,
You might hear little voices say....

Collectable Minifigures Trading List

#6 Big Cam

Big Cam

  • A good mood, too.


    Posts: 13999
    Joined: 02-April 09
    Member: 5701
    Country: USA

Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:21 PM

Great mini model.

I have the regular scae one and I must say LEGO did a great job modeling this.  Only thing missing is a working cockpit.  I like how they even thew in the tan and broen single stud pieces to give it some color like the originals checkerboard feel.

#7 Skipper 24

Skipper 24

  • I live in Engalnd


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

Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:27 PM

I got this set too today. I wouldn't say I found it dissapointing as you did however.

I did like the brown and tan plates used to add extra colour though. Also I think they pulled off the shape very well for a mini.

The review could use a little more juice to go with the pics but apart from that great.
Posted Image <-- Thanks Hound Knight
Flickr Brickshelf

#8 prateek

prateek

  • Study hard!


    Posts: 10397
    Joined: 09-July 05
    Member: 426
    Country: Canada

Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:08 PM

Woah, that is pretty big for a promo :thumbup:  Great review BTW, this set is good for parts.

#9 CommanderFox

CommanderFox

  • Can't remember his own name


    Posts: 3368
    Joined: 26-February 09
    Member: 5406
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 11 September 2009 - 07:29 AM

Nice review! :sweet:  :thumbup:
The pics show the fighter really clearly and I like that! :thumbup:
It's nice to see the instructions aswell :thumbup:
overall very nice review :sweet:

CommanderFox
My Brickshelf!. The Brick Hope.
Anime and Manga fan, feel free to discuss anything anime on my profile :)
                                          CommanderFox playing as Ollivander Dippet for Gryffindor in Harry Potter Wizards Duel!
Posted ImagePosted Image - Kiwi Bricks

#10 Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson

    Posts: 309
    Joined: 12-August 09
    Member: 7007
    Country: United Kingdom

Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:13 AM

I've built an alternative model from my spare set before it gets dismantled...

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image
Posted Image
Want to see more photos? See my Flikr!
Posted Image

#11 CommanderFox

CommanderFox

  • Can't remember his own name


    Posts: 3368
    Joined: 26-February 09
    Member: 5406
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 11 September 2009 - 11:39 AM

View PostMatt Dawson, on Sep 11 2009, 11:13 PM, said:

I've built an alternative model from my spare set before it gets dismantled...

Cool :wub:
Its like a mini speeder :wub:  :thumbup:
well done!

CommanderFox
My Brickshelf!. The Brick Hope.
Anime and Manga fan, feel free to discuss anything anime on my profile :)
                                          CommanderFox playing as Ollivander Dippet for Gryffindor in Harry Potter Wizards Duel!
Posted ImagePosted Image - Kiwi Bricks

#12 Lord_Bloodwort

Lord_Bloodwort

    Posts: 60
    Joined: 11-September 09
    Member: 7391

Posted 13 September 2009 - 01:55 AM

View PostCommanderFox, on Sep 11 2009, 05:39 AM, said:

Cool :wub:
Its like a mini speeder :wub:  :thumbup:
well done!

CommanderFox


I almost like the alternate one better than the original! Great job!

I just realized it reminds me of the Cobra Gunship from the GI Joe Rise of Cobra movie. Great job! :)

Edited by Lord_Bloodwort, 13 September 2009 - 02:00 AM.

I find your lack of pants disturbing...



Reply to this topic



  


1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users