6209 Slave I Review
Admiral Piett: "Bounty Hunters! We don't need that scum."
Darth Vader: "There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the Millenium Falcon, you are free to use any methods necessary, but I want them alive. That means no disintegrations!"
Boba Fett: "As you wish."
.�..and so begins the race to capture the Millenium Falcon!
Set Name: Slave I
Year of release: 2006
Set Number: #6209
Minifigures: 4 and a ½ (Han Solo doesn't really do much)
Price: 49.99 US
Here is a picture of the instruction booklet.
This is the exact picture shown on the front of the box as well.
A picture detailing the inside of the instruction manual.
Next up we have a picture of the minifigures.
This was a major reason behind purchasing this set off eBay. I love all the bounty hunters from Empire Strikes Back, and this set comes with three of them. Boba Fett, IG88 and Dengar comprise the bounty hunter contingent, with a Bespin Guard and Han Solo frozen in Carbonite rounding out the 4 and a ½ figures.
This set came with plenty of nifty pieces like sand green tiles, lots of various hinges and cool slopes. Besides being a great build, as well as no dreaded sticker sheet!
Boba shown in the upright flight position.
Rt side detailing.
From the left we have the Laser cannons on the tail. Next is a small compartment that opens forward on both sides to reveal some hand held weapons. The upward opening hatches reveal some heat seeking missiles on both sides. Just behing the cockpit is the spring-loaded missile launcher (avoid aiming this at the eyes). Below all of these you can see a cabinet that opens up and the lever to fire the missile.
Lt side detailing.
On this side you can see the corresponding compartments as well as a lever to open the back entrance of the Slave I to allow storage of Han Solo for the flight to Jabba's Palace!
One mean sucker!
This is one ship you don�'t want to mess with! Loaded to the hilt with missiles rockets, bombs, lasers etc Boba Fett can shoot his way out of any nasty situations. The Slave I also has some mines that deploy from the section below the back ramp by lifting the rear of the sloping grey pieces. (this was incredibly hard to demonstrate and photograph at the same time, so sorry no pic)
Beside all the in built compartments, the unique design of the Slave I has been copied from the movie perfectly. Upon lift off the Slave I�'s wings roll 90 degrees to stay horizontal, though this switches Boba Fetts position so he can now see the direction he is flying in.
Underside of the Slave I.
Here you can see the multiple engines used to propel the Slave I.
All of the gang!
Boba Fett: "Load Captain Solo up"
This is one of only two sets I have kept built since purchasing, so that should tell you how impressed I am with the design of the Slave I!
I have never been disappointed by any facet of this set and have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone!
Bounty Hunters: "Hey Darth you're crowding the shot! The fans want to see us, we only get a short time on screen!"
Thanks you all for looking, there are some more pics of this at my Photobucket
Edited by KimT, 23 September 2008 - 03:40 PM.