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Review of 6211 Imperial Star Destroyer


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#1 hgrcdo

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 08:32 AM

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Hi everyone, this is my first review so please pardon me for mistakes.
I gotten this set at SGD$160 (abt USD$111) over the weekend as a xmas present for myself.
So far, I own a few LEGO sets with the main bulk being SW sets. When I saw the huge ship on display in a store, I told myself I am going to own it!!
The engine thrusters (butt) actually made me decide to buy this set.  :blush:
I find it weird that no one has review this awesome piece and it really makes my job more difficult when I am researching on it. So i hope this review can ease anyone whose interested or researching on LEGO 6211 ISD. :)

The whole ship took me abt 4.5hrs over 2 days to build.
After 2 hrs on the 1st night..
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The ship is built in 3 different parts where bags are numbered. So its pretty straight-forward and save the hassle to open all bags.
Final layout before they combine.
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Finally!!!
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Heres the thrusters which make me drool..:X
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Underneath the ship
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Now I will go into the interior of the ISD..
First the cockpit with the pilot n commander. The monitors and side panels are all stickers.
Back of the cockpit can be opened to adjust the pilot n commander. Sweet!
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Cockpit view from front. It can hold 2 figures.
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Inside the ship..
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The front part of the ship contains an escape pod which is guarded by the imperial guards.
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Escape pod (stickers not applied) is pretty cool but can be cooler if transparent bricks are used like the one in 7676.
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At the rear of the ship, one side is Darth Vadar's meditation chamber.
The mechanism for transporting the helmet is uselessss, but overall the entire chamber is nicely designed.
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The other side is probably a meeting room where Darth teleconferences with the Emperor. 2 Stormtroopers await for instructions.
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Left-over..I believe I have missed out some bricks...
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Displaying this piece is a headache as I usually display my collections in shelves to keep away dust.
Currently solution as this ship is too dam HUGE!!!
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Comparing to my other SW sets, ISD owns them!!
See what i mean
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Excuse my other hobbies.. :tongue:
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Build - Its fun building it as u will stop and play around inside the ship. Simple and little repetitive build too. 10/10
Value - As this item is near extinct in Singapore, its a worth just to own it. 9/10
Figures - Awesome figures though I am not a hard-core SW fan. First time owning DV!! 10/10
Overall - Amazingly HUGE. Its a must-own to any SW fan. I am into SW classic now!!! 9/10

Thanks for viewing.  :classic:

Edited by KimT, 26 December 2008 - 11:12 PM.
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#2 KimT

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:14 PM

Thanks for the review.
This one was missing in the Review Index.
A good review for a fine set.
Thanks  :classic:
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#3 CloneMe

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:24 AM

I got this set for christmas. I really liked it. The opening of the middle isnt the best but I love the design. Did your royal guards come with black hands? Its weird. Mine came with red and Ive never seen anyone elses come with red hands.

#4 TheBrickHitHouse

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:36 AM

It was a good idea for a set - but lousy execution

Empty interior and odd mini fig selection (Royal Guards?)

People always moan about the sturdyness of sets - most Lego sets are very well built (despite what people say)

...this set however, you cant hold it - the 'floor' falls to bits....
It's all part of the plan....

#5 CloneMe

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 12:42 AM

 TheBrickHitHouse, on Dec 26 2008, 04:36 PM, said:

It was a good idea for a set - but lousy execution

Empty interior and odd mini fig selection (Royal Guards?)

People always moan about the sturdyness of sets - most Lego sets are very well built (despite what people say)

...this set however, you cant hold it - the 'floor' falls to bits....
Mine hasnt had any troubles yet. Ive only got it for display though. I dont play with it. If there wasnt gonna be a venator id try making my own with the help of this sets design.

#6 MrBlack103

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 02:36 AM

My folks and I went to the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia a few weeks before my Birthday in 2006. My dad went shopping one of the days we were there, and he came back to our apartment with this huge baby. I have worshipped my father ever since. A wonderful set. It cost about AU$150, but the best part was - my parents paid for it! Hey, I would be happy to pay $200 myself. The roof removal mechanism's my favourite part. I'd take the roof on and off 200 times a day. It's just so pushy!

10/10

#7 iotacode

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 06:22 PM

Great work here! Though I don't have this set, it's on my watchlist. Thanks for the review  :thumbup:

#8 Zorro

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 06:39 PM

Very good review with much nice pictures and good understandable texts.
I always wanted this set as well but currently it isn't very high on my list (mostly due to its high price), I do want one some day though...

Thanks for reviewing this!

#9 Motti

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 07:47 PM

This was my favourite set of 2006. It may be my favourite of all time. What I love best is the extra room in this set. MANY SAY THIS IS BAD, BUT i THINK IT'S GREAT. iT ALLOWS MUCH PLAY IN THE SET. I'm sorry, I accidentally pressed Caps Lock. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. (I also can't wait for the Home One cruiser and the Venator-class destroyer)

#10 posades

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:12 PM

Got this set at Target during their Black Friday sale; I really love it, the sheer size of it is really amazing.  The construction was a little suspect here and there, but overall it was a great experience building it and displaying it (and it hasn't come apart for me either).

Great review by the way.

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#11 Darth Legolas

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Posted 27 December 2008 - 08:16 PM

You definitely missed a few. :tongue: More then a few maybe...

Good set, I dunno why everyone hates it. If everyone agrees to have a more realistic representation, then they can go out and spend 4 million dollars on a full scale set. This is fine by me!  :tongue:
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#12 voltio

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 12:20 AM

I really enjoyed this set, since it gives you comparable exterior realism to the 10030 UCS Star Destroyer, but  it also delivers interesting minifigures such as Tarkin and Vader.  I agree that the interior isn't the best styled of them all (does the ISD really need a giant escape pod and useless Vader helmet delivery system?), but customization is wonderfully easy.  Look at all the space available!  I modded my copy instantly, not because it was poorly designed, but because fixes are so easy and the space is so inspiring.  A few extra gray plates and display screens, and you're in business.  :vader:

#13 Inigo Montoya

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 10:59 PM

I got this set for myself a present for christmas...I, too, got it at the 'black friday' sale from Target for $60 (what a steal!).

Some things I noticed from assembling (which I did last night):

-getting the assembled sides that form the bottom edges are quite difficult to line up.
-I had the same complaint about the 'floor' being quite unstable and wanting to fall apart when you pick it up
-for such a huge ship there was very little repetitive building - quite nice
-unbelievable size...if you haven't seen this thing in person its difficult to comprehend its size.
-the amenities are quite strange...as was noted the helmet delivery system is just bizarre and seems hokey.

Overall though I love the set...massive size makes for an impressive display.

Thanks for the review!

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 11:23 PM

 Inigo Montoya, on Dec 31 2008, 04:59 PM, said:

I got this set for myself a present for christmas...I, too, got it at the 'black friday' sale from Target for $60 (what a steal!).

Some things I noticed from assembling (which I did last night):

-getting the assembled sides that form the bottom edges are quite difficult to line up.

Yeah that's what I had in mind when I said suspect building.  It never did quite line up perfectly, but I think that's more a fault of the design than me doing something wrong (and probably something unavoidable).

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#15 Darth Legolas

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:45 PM

I know a lot of people didn't liek this one, but I hope the Venator is at the same scale. It's definitely big enough for me, and it can at least FIT minifigs!
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