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#26 iamded

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:00 AM

A fantastic and very thorough review, Lord *vader*! Can we have a comparison of the battle-damaged Vader to the normal one, please?
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:44 AM

Not to bad at all, and the set is pretty good too :-D .

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:32 AM

about the minifigs: are those the first with "blood-patterns", or did TLC that before?

Edited by BerndDasBrot, 15 December 2007 - 11:32 AM.

i dunno... erm- just watching.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 12:59 PM

Awesome my lord!

you lucky $"&()$/()$&/(?) X-D

But it looks not so good i thought .... looks weird :-D

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:01 PM

Nice review, Lord  *vader* ! It's a lot better, and a lot worse up close. So to speak. X-D  :-P  My only question is this: Why does it have two blasters? (Note: This is not a complaint, per se. ;-) )
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For gosh's sakes, people! THEY ARE PRELIMINARY!

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#31 Mr Spielbrick

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 02:50 PM

trooperdavinfelth: I think those blasters are Juno's, to defend herself against people who like minifig-boobs.  :-D
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:24 PM

Wow, it's even more impressive than I thought. X-O
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 03:36 PM

WOAH. Now that's a LOT of pictures. I think that's the most someone's ever put into one review on Eurobricks. How long did it take you to upload them all?  *wacko*

Moving along, this ship is looking better and better to me. I agree with everything you said, so there's not really anything else for ME to say. Tks for the review! ;-)

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 04:56 PM

Hm, I'm not sure I get the feel for this set, maybe if you took some more pictures... X-D   You spent 2 hours uploading though?  Was that with zipping the files?  What dedication! :-P

This looks like a really great set, I love how sturdy it looks with all that technic in there (is it sturdy?).  I still think that battle-damaged *vader* helm was a thing of brilliance, but I didn't know before about that gap!  Kinda takes away from it  :-/   As for Juno and the apprentice, I can see them being put to good use  >:-)  Which one does this ship belong to, though?

I'm definitely going to have to pick this up when it comes out, great review!

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 05:40 PM

View PostStarwars4J, on Dec 15 2007, 05:56 PM, said:

Which one does this ship belong to, though?
The apprentice  ;-)

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:00 PM

How much is this thing?
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Ew. This has got to be one of the worst sets I've ever seen. It's unsymmetrical and can only hold one fig. Vader is fine, but I do not like the (or any) skin colored figs. They're Lego guys, not action figures.

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Amazing. That Vader fig is awesome. You get a black Hydronaut visor, as well as the coolest (IMO) head in any LegoSW set. I like the colors and the destroyed look. The girl has nice pieces (akward), and I'll tear her apart (still weird) so I can have at least one girl fig.

This set is crawling with extremely nice and useful pieces. Just, used the wrong way. I can make a new robot with these bricks and some joint pieces.

4/10 for the set itself
7/10 for the minifigs
10/10 for the pieces

7/10 overall.

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 08:33 PM

I still have mixed feelings about it. I don't like the overall design of the ship but TLCs attempt is pretty good. I like the fact that it comes with plenty of gimmicks and other moveable parts. Not sure if I will get it - might BL for Juno. *wub* :-D

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Posted 15 December 2007 - 09:56 PM

View PostVader, on Dec 15 2007, 12:47 AM, said:

What pics did you want Will?

Well, some general "beauty" pics would be nice. You have a lot of pictures concerning the build, which is great, but some pics of the front, back, side, above, etc, etc., would be great. :-)


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Posted 15 December 2007 - 11:17 PM

Very nice and thorough review!  Love the minifigs and the strange ship design.  Just waiting for the new sets to be available out here in California...
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Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:46 PM

You're so lucky you can even get your hands on one of these.

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Posted 16 December 2007 - 07:01 PM

Do I see blood on Vader's Apprentice?!

Is Lego using blood now?

Anyways, looks pretty decent. Like the design.

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Posted 17 December 2007 - 10:24 PM

Beautiful design. Not at all "strange" to me. i do believe lego designers are incorporating techniques learned from MOC's in a large number of the newer sets, this Rogue Shadow is a good example of this, along with the mini robots in the 2008 Exo-Force sets. I really do enjoy the non traditional, heh......
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Posted 18 December 2007 - 12:14 AM

View PostZaktan of the Shadows, on Dec 16 2007, 07:01 PM, said:

Do I see blood on Vader's Apprentice?!

Is Lego using blood now?

Anyways, looks pretty decent. Like the design.

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Lego has been using blood for quite a while now, particularly in the SW line. Rememver the scene where Ani falls into the lava and is roasted until he looks like an overtoasted and zippered open marshmallow? Lego gave us a minifig of that, of course this ani just looked sad and had a few bloody scratches and cuts on his face. Also the  *vader*  fig from imperial inspection and  *vader*  transformation sets have a little blood on their gray wounds, if I recall correctly.

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:47 AM

How much is this going to cost in America?

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 01:47 AM

View PostDino_Bot, on Dec 19 2007, 09:47 PM, said:

How much is this going to cost in America?
I think around 49.99 USD.

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 08:29 PM

hm... saw this one in the shop for 65 euro. totally dislike the set though... it just misses the good looks and charisma. i don't understand Lego... wasn't there any better candidate to be a lego set than this?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 07:57 AM

i got my rouge shadow on sale to bad it was only marked only 2 dollars off.
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 07:04 AM

Trying to win won on Ebay, I could have owned one for a mere $30 USD! However I was outbid by a $1!! :-|
I was asleep when the auction ended, there goes a great chance to get a set super cheap!

I do wish this set had more space for the figs like a medical area for vader or at least somehting! Instead of shooty FF crap missiles  :-X

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 05:48 PM

Better luck next time!

I will not be buying one, unless I see it going cheaply, 50 is a lot for a single ship!
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:25 AM

Hey Vader, that's an excellent review, and I'm certainly glad that you especially did a review of this set (not that anyone elses attempt could have been bad... err... I mean... oh god, never mind). Is the ship "too" different, and is it almost "megablocksy" like some people have said bout the AT-AP? Or, is it way better? A fun, AFOL-enjoyable build?
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