7656 General Greivous's Starfighter
Number of Pieces: 232
Welcome! This is my first review, so contstructive critisism is very much appreciated!
On to the review:
First, we start out with the box:
The box art is the same as always since 2006. nothing special.
Then we start the build. The build is fairly easy, and will take the seasoned builder about 15-20 min to complete.
Here is the finished model:
and bird's eye view:
As you can see, this ship is very sleek. The fins or "wings" each have an outer slope and an inner one, with the guns in between. There are also cones on the front of the fins, which give the ship an even more sleek look. In the middle of the wings there is the main body, with a big slope and stripes decorating it.
This set has a very good playability factor, as I'm about to show you now.
The guns on the ship are pretty cool looking to begin with; a bley slope attaching a lightsaber hilt and a trans-neon green stud to the fin on each side. But theres more than what meets the eye:
Yes, the guns flip up!
...and they can flip all the way back to hide them, for whatever case they need hiding.
Lets have a look at the back, there is a tail fin used as landing gear and some lightspeed boosters:
The tail fin can flip up for flight thanks to a hinge attached to the back of the cockpit.
Heres another playability factor:
The cockpit can slide open very smoothly and easily.
Heres how this is possible:
A clever system under the hood allows the cockpit to open. See those two bley pieces on the black ones?
Those bley ones attach to the tan plates under the hood, and the hood and windsheild attach to the black peices. The black and bley pieces work together as a sliding system, so the cockpit opens. Viola! And then the cockpit snaps in place thanks to the red hook and clip. Its a very accurate system, and works very well. You'll want to open and close it over and over again!
Now, finnaly to the fig:
The General himself. A very impressive fig, with a new head and torso mold. In this set, (which is one of only two with Greivous in it) he comes with 2 green and two blue lightsabers, all with bley hilts ( ). I was hoping for chrome hilts, but its a minor fault. Grievous also comes with a new mold pistol blaster (not pictured).
Heres the General in the cockpit (sadly a weak cockpit, no details):
He just half lays down on a small slope. In this set, he doesnt come with a cape beacuse with it on, the cockpit doesnt close.
Thats about it, heres the...
Build: 7/10 Fairly easy but fun. A little bit weak.
Playability: 8/10 Many playability factors, but some are boring or pointless.
Swooshability: 8/10 very fun to fly around, sometimes pieces break off.
Minifigs: 10/10 one amazing fig with 4 lightsabers and a new blaster. what more could you ask for?
Design: 9/10 very sleek, but hardly any real texture. i like it, but others might want greebling.
Overall Score: 9/10 A very cool ship with a very cool minifig and accessories. One of the best SW sets I have ever seen for its small price I highly recommend it to any kind of SW, LEGO, or SW LEGO fan.
Hope you enjoyed my review, please leave feedback!
Edited by JimButcher, 15 September 2008 - 03:01 AM.