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#1 ybeline

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 05:30 PM

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Hi everybody!

I tried to follow tips pr0visorak gave me...

So, here is another old Star Wars set review!

Set Name: Imperial Shuttle
Set Number: 7166
Year of release: 2001
Price: unknown ('cause it is no longer sold by Lego and 'cause I don't know the original price)
Parts: 234
Minifigures:
Emperor Palpatine,
2 Imperial Royal Guards
& an Imperial Shuttle Pilot
Stickers: none



Instruction Book (48 pages):


Front:

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Back:

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First page:

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Last pages:

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Figurines:

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Box:


Front:

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Back:

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Building:

Base:

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Cockpit:

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Wings:

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Upper part:

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Spaceship:

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And after some painting:

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Main Colors: white and light grey.
Accurancy: not bad.

Build: 8/10 (easy, fun, 20 mn)
Playability: 10/10 (Very funny to play with it / moreover, it is sturdy)
Set functions: 9/10 (wings can flap, hold, figurines, ...)
Design: 9/10 (very good, central part a bit too much massive...)

Overall: 9/10
Good set, even huge when wings are spread ^^

Thanks for reading,
Bye!

Edited by KimT, 12 February 2009 - 11:40 PM.


#2 legopiotre

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:34 PM

Thank you for reviewing it  :thumbup:
it is a good set with great minifigs. The imperial guards are part of my top list minifigs.  :tongue:

Nevertheless, I always though this set was too small and a little bit inaccurate because the ramp for the emperor must come under the cockpit (which lacks of details in the set).

I think TLC is able to make a better imperial shuttle, but it needs to be far bigger. I hope we will get one day a UCS Imperial shuttle which would be scaled to the minifigs (like the UCS Millenium Falcon).

#3 jifel

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:37 PM

Nice review, this is definitely a good old set.
I would just suggest covering up the backround, the wood is fine for a white set, but the random stuff poking in distracts you a little bit.
Still nice review, and welcome to eurobrick!!

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#4 Patriot720

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

Nice review :thumbup:
This is actually one of my favorite sets, even though I don't own it :tongue:
But I still have one question, Is that design right above the cockpit a sticker? Just wondering. :wink:

#5 Future74

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 10:10 PM

Nice review of an old set... shame that it's way before the time I started collecting  :sadnew:
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#6 L-space

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 11:02 PM

View PostPatriot720, on Feb 7 2009, 10:30 PM, said:

Nice review :thumbup:
This is actually one of my favorite sets, even though I don't own it :tongue:
But I still have one question, Is that design right above the cockpit a sticker? Just wondering. :wink:

No it isn't. this set is from the good ol' days when print was still an ecomic possibility.

And thanks for the review ybeline  :thumbup:

Personally I think this is a set that could be updated by TLG. I know we also had the imperial inspection but that ship is the same besides two or three parts.
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#7 KimT

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 11:41 PM

Indexed and poll added.
Great review with some super pics.
Thanks for reviewing this one for us. :thumbup:
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#8 iH Master 13uilder17

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 12:49 AM

very good set and review. one of the better old sets from IV to VI.
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#9 drdavewatford

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 01:24 PM

Nice step by step building pics.

Coincidentally, I dug this set out and built it a couple of weeks ago. For some reason it's one of my favourites - I think I just like the shape of it and the way the wings fold. Plus the transparent turquoise tiles on the underside of the ramp !

I don't think there were any stickers - everything was printed.

I also vote for a minifig-scale UCS version !

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#10 CommanderCody77

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:07 PM

I voted Above Average because well it wasn't the best review in the world but quite a good one :thumbup:
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#11 KimT

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 05:14 PM

View PostCommanderCody77, on Feb 13 2009, 06:07 PM, said:

I voted Above Average because well it wasn't the best review in the world but quite a good one :thumbup:
:hmpf: And "Rate the set" means "Rate the Review" in your mind?
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#12 Bricklanta

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 08:43 PM

Nice review. Did you just buy it or have you had it for a long time?

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:29 PM

I got the Imperial Inspection set that came out a few years later, but not this.'

It was a great set, and it's probably the same shuttle, but the new one featured some other things, like the little platform with a station. Anyway, Palpatine went down in his shuttle awhile ago, when it fell from a very large height...He escaped though, only to be killed by Darth Vader on the Death Star 2.

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#14 Ratshot

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Posted 13 February 2009 - 09:30 PM

Its alright, but I wouldn't buy it. Good review!

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