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#1 Vader

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:41 PM

So are you ready?

I'm guessing you are so here goes! Today i scored big and got the new Starfighter, below is alot of pics of it's construction.

I'll update it with new pics over the next few hours, so enjoy.

First the instruction booklet.
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So here is the new Anakin, pretty sweet fig if you ask me and the hair is just great.
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First shot of the fighters base.
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Under side.
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A bit more of the base.
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Base length of the fighter, as you can see it's a pretty easy build.
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I really like the yellow rounded plate, seems to fit nicely.
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The slopes really make this fighter sleeker.
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Underside of the ship, here you can see the landing feet.
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So what's this? well this is the first part of the device that allows R2-D2 to pop out of the ship.
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The device attached.
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A top view.
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First underside of wing shot.
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Built up shot, in this shot you can see the missiles. These are held in place and thankfully don't fall out when turned over.
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Other side of the wing.
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Starfighter underside with wings attached.
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And the top side.
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Reverse view.
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Final top view with the windscreen and R2.
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Final side view of completed fighter, at the back of the ship you will see a trans blue cone. This cone when pushed makes R2 pop out of the ship.
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Ok so that's the pics out of the way, so i'll add my thoughts. This set is great and i am glad that i bought it, when i first viewed the set pics i wasn't going to buy it but im glad i did.

The R2-D2 pop out device isn't great, but hey at least it adds a little something new to the set and i would rather have this then some damn stupid missile shooting device.

The ship itself is also very well put together and sturdy, unlike the older obi wan one. I can see alot of custom ships based on this design being made over the next few months.

Well that's the end for now, requests are welcome for other pics and i'm happy to answer questions.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 02:55 PM

WOW!
This is great!
Not envy at all.
Looking forward to the complete review.
Hurry up Vader!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:01 PM

View PostRas 74, on Nov 26 2007, 02:55 PM, said:

WOW!
This is great!
Not envy at all.
Looking forward to the complete review.
Hurry up Vader!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:05 PM

The Anakin is cool, but the eyes make him look to cartoony, which is probably what they ment to do, but I think he won't fit in with the other minifigs...

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:16 PM

Whoa. This set looks awesome! Even though I'm still having to get used to R2D2 sitting up in the front like that, this one looks like a real winner. The minifig resembles the Clone Wars Anakin dead on, especially the hair! I definitely can't wait to see the other sets that the Clone Wars series brings us! Thanks for the photos, Vader!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for that fine review, Vader.  *y*
Hmm, that thing looks better than I expected.... I don´t own its predecessor, but I guess
this one´s a little neater. And pop-out on!  :-P

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:21 PM

View PostVader, on Nov 26 2007, 04:01 PM, said:

I'm going as fast as i can mate X-D
Thank you  *vader*

So I don`t like the new mini-figs.
I think the design needs a bit of work... as always...
Like Obis JSF design better.
Will definatley wait and see what it will look like in the comming comic.
Anyone knows when it is supposed to air by the way?

But it is a must have set.

So is there any more (Indy, more SW) surprises you found today, or you are just holding it back my Lord?

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#8 Vader

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:28 PM

View PostRas 74, on Nov 26 2007, 03:21 PM, said:

So is there any more (Indy, more SW) surprises you found today, or you are just holding it back my Lord?

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No more new sets for now mate, if only everyday could be like today X-D

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:34 PM

Great score mr  *vader*!! And a nice review even though some members were rushing you on, cough Ras cough!

I for one like the cartoonish look of Anakin. Maybe because I love the Clone Wars series *wub* . And a new hairpiece is always welcome.
The ship itself looks ok, not up to our AFOL expectations of course. So it will be modded after I see the "real" one on the show.

So keep them reviews of new stuff coming *wub*!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:38 PM

Wow, it looks really great  *sweet*
Thnx for the review  ;-)
One question though.... it is the same size as Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter from AOTC, or smaller ?
It looks smaller to me....  :-/  (which I hope it is...)
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#11 Vader

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 03:48 PM

View PostCF WeaZZel, on Nov 26 2007, 03:38 PM, said:

One question though.... it is the same size as Obi Wan's Jedi Starfighter from AOTC, or smaller ?
It looks smaller to me....  :-/  (which I hope it is...)

It's slightly smaller in length, a mere 2 studs so not a lot at all.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:24 PM

Thanks for the (surprising) review! Where did you get it?

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:30 PM

Wow, that is a surprise!! A review already, wow! I did not expect that, and a very good review too!

Also, slightly off topic, but I found this lego model on Amazon:
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Does anyone know anything about it, all I know is that it is a Lego outrider model.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 04:46 PM

Lord of Pies,
That's the alternate of the Imperial Star Destroyer I think.

Good review Vader, I might actually get this one!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:10 PM

View Postsam89, on Nov 26 2007, 04:24 PM, said:

Where did you get it?

ditto this question

I shall wait for a sale for this set as I've never watched any of the Clone Wars stuff, so it's not that important to me as a set  :-)

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:22 PM

View Postsam89, on Nov 26 2007, 04:24 PM, said:

Thanks for the (surprising) review! Where did you get it?

I got it from ebay, the set price and shipping were both low and in the end i actually paid less overall than i would of if i had bought it from a shop.

Go figure, in todays must have lego market i actually got one hell of a bargin :-/

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:33 PM

Fantastic!  I loved this set from the moment I saw the prototype and never looked back  *wub*   Thanks for the great review  *sweet*

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:33 PM

Ah tks mate for this great review  8-°

I think that this set is better than I expected !! The design is really sweet and I love that new round plate used in the front  8-°

And it does look great without the use of those darn stickers !! Are you planning to add them mate  ;-)

Nw I want a red Obie one. Lets hope we won't have that USB set experience once again  X-D

I really can't wait to get that baby, thats for sure

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 05:35 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Nov 26 2007, 05:33 PM, said:

Ah tks mate for this great review  8-°

And it does look great without the use of those darn stickers !! Are you planning to add them mate  ;-)

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I'll add the stickers, at the time of building the set i was more concerned with getting the review up ;-)

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:16 PM

View PostVader, on Nov 26 2007, 06:35 PM, said:

I'll add the stickers, at the time of building the set i was more concerned with getting the review up ;-)
loool I know the feeling mate  :-D

Btw can you take more pics of Anie's head to see the hairpiece better please mate: 2/3 front, back...

And rewatching the pics I am so please I don't have to od tht set for once  :-P  No darn tan or blue parts in there  :-P

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:25 PM

I am so very sick of stickers.  *n*  >:-(  *n* That big yellow flag would have been great if it had been printed... with stickers, its just a big blank yellow flag to me... I might have picked up this set, for the figure and the flag, but not anymore...

Steve, who is very disappointed with all the $%*# stickers...

P.S. Great review! Thanks for doing it...

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:26 PM

Great review  *vader* . Did you get it from a UK seller? This is one hell of a sweet set and i can't wait to get it. I might even build it :-D .

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

A very nice review Vader you sure were lucky to get that set! looks fantastic and Anakin's new hair peice is
great!  :-D  I think it would go with the ep2 obi-one version!

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:34 PM

View Postmutley777, on Nov 26 2007, 07:26 PM, said:

I might even build it :-D .
8-°  shocking  X-D

And Athos, off course I am so in accordance with your anti sticker front  ;-)  When will they realize that we hate stickers  |-/  At least its minimal in that set  ;-)

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 06:35 PM

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Great pics. I wasn't horribly impressed with the initial LEGO images, but your pictures of the actual set make it look much much better. I love the original JSF set so its great to see the design sort of carry on here in 2007.

The new style with the Clone Wars minifigs looks as if it has potential. If nothing else it's something new.  *y*

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