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#1 Der_Wanderer


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hi everybody! Today I present to you review of one of the 2012 sets. It's not so big, but very interesting.

Some information about the set:

Theme: Star Wars
Year released: 2012
Pieces: 132
Minifigs: 4
RRP: £19.99 (In russia costs over 44 dollars  :oh3: )

Set's box

We see nice box art and list of new minifigures.

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On the back side there are some scenes with Geonosians and their cannon.

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On the some other side we can see LEGO club logo and little picture of the set, but there is russian price tag on it.

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Next we see instruction with the copy of box's art on it.

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The Figures:

Yeah, all-new 4 minifigures of this set. Barriss Offee, Commander Gree, Geonosian Warrior and Geonosian Zombie.(Boo!)

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At first i would show you minifigure of commander Gree. Original non-lego character you can see on this link. Nice-painted, with print on his legs.

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And how it looks without helmet:

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Now you can see Barriss Offee, Jedi knight minifig. Minifig's body painted on only one side, because the other one is covered by short dark-blue cloak. That's how looks non-lego character.

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Barriss has new face. Now she started to look a bit scared of something, I think. Her face's color a bit darker then standart star wars minifigs face's color.

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Next are Geonosians, they both have wings unlike the 7959 set's geonosian minifigure.

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They have some sonic blasters in their arms.

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Сompared with the older Geonosians the new minifigs have extensive changes. Now they are much more detailed and similar to the original.

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The new wings part on it's back:

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Under the wings is something like shell.

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Also we have a "zombie" - Gray Geonosian with empty eyes and broken wings.

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They are identical in their structure. Heads looks a bit strange, I think I prefer the old heads.

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The cannon

The LR1K sonic cannon, also known as the Geonosian sonic cannon or the Geonosian defense platform, was a high-powered artillery emplacement.

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It is bigger and more detalised than the old version from 4478.

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It can shoot a pair of rockets hidden below.

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With Geonosian warrior on it:

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-Fire!(I know that shot is drawn incorrectly  :look: )

The battle begins!

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And the defeated Geonosians trying to escape.

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A good set with nice minifigures and great cannon. I recommend it for all SW fans. I think that I really love new Geonosians and Barriss minifigures.

That's all, I hope you enjoyed the review. Sorry for my bad English.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:09 PM

Thanks for the awesome review!
You've taken some of the best,clearest and sharpest images of a set I've yet to see and I appreciate that. It really shows the details of the set off very well. I think I'll be getting this set for sure, it'll go well with my pair of Geonosian Starfighters, and as a nice bonus the minifigures included are really nice too.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:13 PM

Fantastic review of an nice set.

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

Very nice review! You take fantastic pictures!

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:59 PM

Nice review ,but $44 is insane. *oh2*
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:13 PM

Nice pictures! It would be better if you take pictures of the building process. That would give people a better idea of the set.
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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:25 PM

View Postlego envy, on 21 January 2012 - 10:59 PM, said:

Nice review ,but $44 is insane. *oh2*
'Coz I am in Russia. I think we have normal prices for license series only on sales...

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

Very nice review! I really like this set, the cannon is good the figs are great and the price (well in the UK) is good too.

Really nice sharp pictures D.W!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:31 AM

Excellent review. I appreciate the many "comparison pics" with the original subject matter from the Star Wars franchise. It definitely makes it clear how accurate this model is in some ways and inaccurate in a few others (but none that to me seem extremely important).

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:30 AM

The details on Gree look really good. Nice Review!



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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:22 AM

Great review, this set looks pretty sweet. I cannot wait to get my hands on one. I also think this is the introduction of the Blue hood if I am not mistaken.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:45 AM

This is an awesome review.  I love when someone puts so much effort into a review.  That Gree picture makes me want him even more.

Great job :thumbup:

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

Beautifully presented review, nice looking set nothing ground breaking, will pick up at least one as I don't have Barris yet
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 01:48 PM

Is old Barris better?
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:24 PM

Nice review. I like this set. Especially for new minifigs...
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:07 AM

View PostCaptainCRO, on 22 January 2012 - 01:48 PM, said:

Is old Barris better?

I think that is really a matter of personal opinion - this Barris is a Clone Wars version, the older one is an Episode 3 version. The newer one has a more accurate cape and hood, but a more cartoonish face. I myself think the newer dark blue cape and hood on the older Baris would be the best combination. Really though it's just a matter of personal taste.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:04 AM

Looks like a nice set.  I had already planned on picking it up for the Baris and the Gree, but it looks like there is a significant number of pieces in the less common reds and browns, that I will need to pick up (not that reddish brown is uncommon, but I need more of it.)

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 01:14 PM

I especially like commander gree and the geonosians. My clone troopers need another leader to fight more geonosians.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:12 PM

Thanks for the thorough review and the excellent pictures. My son and I want to army build the Geonosians. I know not too many people are crazy about them but my son wants our clones to fight something other than battle droids.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:30 PM

Great review, thanks.  I think this set has a lot to offer.  I like the Geonosian minifgures mainly due to the pretty cool wings.  The rest of the set is pretty nice as well.

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:38 PM

I'm not big on the new Geonosians. Although they are more detailed, they seem to more closely resemble the Clone Wars interpretations, and look almost robotic to me. I have the old Geonosians from the old version of the Geonosian fighter, and I think I prefer them.

The cannon is cool, but I think most people think of this set as a battle pack, so without compelling minifigs I don't see a reason to buy.  :sceptic: Just my opinion though.

Thanks for the great review!  :thumbup:

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