Happy New Year, everyone!
I went to my local Wal-mart looking for an exclusive Bionicle set yesterday, but was amazed to find everything there- SW, Bionicle, EF, Indie, the works. I nabbed the JSF and the Rogue Shadow and scampered home to take pics with my new camera. *wub*
The same as the other '07 boxes. Nothing new.
The back shows the various features, with "pop out R2." :-|
Luckily, the intruction booklet and the DSS were intact- not folded like the last MM set I got. |-/
Not too bad, but printed parts would have been great.
The figs. Anakin is amazing, IMO. *wub* Fits the CW Anie great. I noticed on the S@H reviews the kiddies were saying how ugly he looked. |-/ They need to see the CW cartoon. For the sake of my health, I should probably stop reading those. :-D
The build. I won't go too in-depth on the build, since *vader* posted a very in-depth review here.
The start of the build:
The body of the fighter starts out long and skinny.
The JSF's landing gear allows it to sit comfortably without getting in the way while swooshing.
R2-D2's launching device.
R2 in position. When launched...
...He often gets stuck if you don't press the button hard enough. :-/ Looks like R2 needs to lay off... whatever it is robots eat.
The flag stickered. It's a big
Completed. I forgot to add the nose stickers before I took the pic. Warning- the nose cone sticker is actually two stickers. I thought it was one, peeled of one of the stickers, and put it on the middle of the two 1x8 plates, and didn't notice the other sticker. *wacko*
Various completed shots:
I think this was a beautiful little set. R2's launching unit and the flick missiles are annoying, but easily fixed. I plan to add proper cannons in place of the flick missiles. Anakin is a great minifig, but he doesn't look so well standing next to my other figs.
The Brickshelf Gallery (when public)