Review: 7877 Naboo Starfighter
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:19 PM
Hi @ all,
this is my first review and I do my best do satisfy all you crazy Star Wars Fans out there!
I hope you can enjoy it since my fotos are not the best yet.
I wasn't too impressed when I saw this set on the shelf at my local TRU, but as a collector and because of its yellow sign "special edition" I bought it.
It is another Special Edition this year, box size is the same like 7868 and 7869, BUT: you have to pay 10 EUR more!
But take a look at the set:
Name: Naboo Starfighter
Theme: Star Wars Episode I
Set Number: 7877
Year released: 2011
Minifigures: 6 (Young Anakin, Naboo Fighter Pilot, R2D2, 2x Security Droid & Destroyer Droid
Price: 49,99 EUR
Stop the invasion of Naboo™ with the Naboo Starfighter™!
Blast through the battle droids and droideka to clear the hangar! Then speed into battle against the Droid™ Control Ship in the Naboo Starfighter™! Stage a realistic space stand-off with opening cockpit, ejecting R2-D2™, flick missiles, access ladder and rotating stand. Includes Anakin Skywalker™, Naboo™ pilot, R2-D2 and 2 security battle droid minifigures. Service vehicle and droideka™ also included.
* Includes 5 minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Naboo pilot, R2-D2 and 2 security battle droids
* Features droideka and service vehicle
* Board your ship with the access ladder!
* Fire missiles at the opposition!
* Open the realistic cockpit!
* Eject R2-D2 with a special function!
* Naboo Starfighter™ measures 14” (35cm) long and 9” (22cm) wide
The box. It IS a beautiful design, comes with the yellow "special edition" sign:
Now going on with the figs.
It is a new Naboo Pilot, and it is the same young Anakin we already have in 7962 Podracer, nothing special here, but nearly common in this year's second batch of sets: double-sided printing of the heads. The printing of the security droids seem to be a little ...hmm... wrong, it seems like they forgot some colour:
This is something new for me: Lego spent one round trans-clear brick to give youn Anakin the chance to hold his helmet...
Random page of the instruction. It is one book (since there are only 318 parts it MUST only be one though)...
and a nice little sticker sheet:
Now we pay a little more attention to the destroyer droid. The building is fun and comes with lots of small parts, but I think in total the older ones look way better (7204 were the best). Still a nice try to give us a destroyer again, what do you think:
Lets take a look to this small fantastic vehicle. Don't remember if I ever saw this in the film, but it is something new comparing the older versions with this one:
Random picture of the naboo fighter while building it. In general the building is fun, but very easy. Because I already own 7141 and 7660 there is nothing too special and too new about this ship. Yes, it does have a new set number.....
The is a stand to hold the Naboo Fighter in the air:
And finally the complete Naboo Fighter! Enjoy:
It is a really good looking fighter and set. Because it is the third version of this set (I do not count 10026 cause it still is an UCS set) they still could have done it way better. It should have been more a playset to me, with a small hangar, some more Naboo Minifigs and of course more droids.
But they decided to renew the boring 7660, and they did a good job comparing these two.
Design: 4/5: The ship looks very good and swooshable! Still a lot of possibilities, please do a fourth try with CHROME!
Build: 3/5: Enjoyable but very very easy.
Playability: 5/5: There’s alot of fun to be had out of this set. With the jedi and sith minifigs and some of the ship features, children can create lots of different scenarios.
Minifigures: 4/5: The minifigs in the set are brilliant. If you cannot afford new Ani, this set is yours. If you still don't have a Naboo Pilot, take it. And you get another R2D2 and 3 "evil ones", two security droids (printed!) and a destroyer! All the minifigs in this set are really well done I honestly don’t have a bad thing to say about any of them apart from the head piece ofc.
Price: 2/5: We all know Lego charges ALOT for their sets and this one is no different. My querstion is why you have to spend full 10 EUR more than for the january release 7868 and 7869, both really new sets!
In total it is a set you can buy you it definetely isn't a "must have". Take it for the minifigs if you couldn't get one of the older versions otherwise I would say try to get some of the better second wave sets.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:25 PM
Edited by Blackknight112, 20 June 2011 - 10:26 PM.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 10:48 PM
As for the set, didn't get the previous one so looking forward to get this one instead, not sure what to make of that little cart though, it's nearly as strange as the little vehicle we got with the first N1 starfighter. The included stand for the ship is a very nice extra to me though.
Posted 20 June 2011 - 11:24 PM
The security droids printing is back again, but is that silver instead of 'sandcolour'.
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:09 AM
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:14 AM
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 04:21 AM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:27 AM
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Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:00 AM
I totally forgot about this set when i posted in the infiltator's thread.
This one will be a pass too.
The ship rendition is meh.
The minifigs are just ok but "just ok" is not good enough for that price.
the Naboo pilot looks good but i'm not a Naboo fan.
The droideka is a mess.
But they will sell tons of them.
Edit: Below Average
Edited by Petit-bleu, 21 June 2011 - 09:00 AM.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:47 PM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 02:37 PM
this box of minifigs are for my new project, of course, Star Wars based... so I cannot pass you my box, sorry...
Posted 21 June 2011 - 03:20 PM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 06:04 PM
This is the only set this year that I'll be certain to avoid
Posted 21 June 2011 - 07:42 PM
Why don't you shell out the extra bucks on Bricklink for chrome pieces and build it that way? If TLG ever gets around to making another N-1, which is unlikely, the price of a chromed ship would be much more expensive than what you could build it for now.
Posted 21 June 2011 - 08:39 PM
This is the only set this year that I'll be certain to avoid
I kind of agree about the Destroyer Droid being pretty bad. It's just way too tall compared to the ones in the movie. My twin brother has disagreed fervently with me on this-- he loves the new Destroyer Droid-- but in my opinion TLG still hasn't come up with a version that has the appearance, scale, and functionality all at acceptable levels. I wouldn't mind some specialized parts at this point-- they've created so many specialized droids and aliens by now, I see no reason the Destroyer Droid should continue to get the short end of the stick.
As for the set being nearly the same as the last version, though, I have to say I don't mind. I see a number of improvements from the last version, such as the lovely cockpit stickers. At the same time, I have to say I'm not remotely excited about this set compared to others from this year like the Sith Infiltrator or the podrace set-- after all, the reason I'm not upset about the lack of improvements in this one is because the last one did pretty well on its own IMO. I'm not a Star Wars buyer anyway, so I suppose my opinion doesn't count for much, but I just figured I'd share.
Good review. Some of the photos could stand to be improved a bit-- in particular, the cluttered backgrounds are a bit distracting, something I have trouble with in my own photos a lot of the time. And resizing/cropping some of the photos could make the topic easier to read. Still, I'm very grateful that you reviewed this set for us here at Eurobricks!
Posted 21 June 2011 - 09:22 PM
Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:39 PM
... Qui-gon isn't in this set...
Thanks for the review! This'll be a pass for me; it's nothing special and I already have the second version... and half of the first version
Posted 22 June 2011 - 12:02 AM
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