7663 Sith Infiltrator
Number of Pieces: 310
Number of Minifigs: 1
Price: 29.99 USD
Hello everyone, and welcome to my second review on Eurobricks, the Sith Infiltrator!
Lets start with a pic of the box, shall we?
As you can see, its a Limited Edition set, meaning the fig and set could be worth a lot in the future. This set takes about 20 minuets for the seasoned builder.
An overview of the Infiltrator (also know as the Scimitar):
As seen in the picture, this ship is very sleek, with very few studs on top (SNOT= Studs Not On Top). Basically, Its the cockpit with two wings (with two "fins" on each wing), attached to the hull.
Heres a side view of the Scimitar:
Very cool- looking! It lands on two "feet" in the front while the cockpit rests on the ground.
The back. The outer cockpit is beautiful, a printed piece on the back (no dreaded sticker sheet! (DSS)) and a large printed disc on top:
Heres a look at the middle:
There is a flick-fire missile (trans-red cone attach to Technic pin) on the inner wing, a trans-red lightsaber blade in the back of the hull, and a trans-red lightsaber blade in between the fins on either side. All of those lightsaber blades may come in handy...
Hey, look: the fins open from the wings!:
The fins open due to double hinges on each fin. Unfortunately, you have to hold the ship up in order for the bottom fins to open.
Now, lets have a look inside the cockpit:
To open, you lift the back printed part, which is attached to the printed disc on top, which is attached to a hinge. It opens pretty smoothly, but is somewhat loose, so sometimes it closes on its own. Also, the disc isnt secured well enough to the door, and often breaks off, even with the smallest movement to it. Inside, there is an elevated control panel and two sliding pieces near the floor.
This ship also comes with a small speeder bike:
Its very cleverly built, and is a really neat addition. See that clear disc on the bottom? It fits perfectly into the sliding pieces in the cockpit:
Hmm... whats this?:
A hidden compartment! Now this was a very cool idea by TLG, a secret compartment found by taking off the top slope of the hull contains Darth Maul's weapons and tools which include: A (CHROME!) lightsaber hilt, a pair of electrobinouculars, and three probe droids.
A closeup of a probe droid:
Just a plain, black minifig head with a black lever on top.
Finally, the fig:
Darth Maul in the
A comparison pic of the two Mauls:
The 2007 version is on the left, and the 1999 version on the right. Note a few key differences between the two: the new one has smaller red tattoos and a smoother torso. Also, the new one has bigger eyes and a more cartoony look.
Maul on the speeder bike:
Of course, he fits perfectly in the cockpit wile sitting on the bike, and he can reach the controls:
Well, thats about it, here is the...
Build: 8/10, easy and fun, breaks every once in a while.
Playability: 7/10, this set has many features, but is very fragile between the cockpit and hull and between the two cockpit pieces.
Swooshability: 1/10, too fragile to fly around, plus the flick fire missiles fall out.
Minifigs: 9/10, a great fig with a chrome hilt and a double sided blade. A little cartoony.
Design: 7/10, very clever techniques, very sleek, but very fragile.
Price: 8/10, fair enough, could be a few dollars cheaper.
Overall Score: 6.5/10, a very sleek ship with clever building and play techniques, but very, very fragile, and shouldnt be picked up off of the shelf too often.
And with that, my review is over, but all of yours are not: comments and thoughts very welcome!!
Edited by JimButcher, 15 September 2008 - 02:59 AM.