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REVIEW: 7251 Darth Vader Transformation


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#1 Mischa07

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 06:42 PM

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7251: Darth Vader Transformation

Name: Darth Vader Transformation
Theme: Star Wars Episode III
Set Number: 7251
Pieces: 53
Year released: 2005
Minifigures: 2
Price: Can't remember, but $7.00 according to Peeron


This is a nice little set of a pivotal scene from "Star Wars episode III: Revenge of the Sith"

First there is the instruction manual.

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Back.

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The minifig page.

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And a random page.

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Here are the minifigs. Darth Vader and a very scarred and wounded Anakin Skywalker.

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Let's start with Darth Vader. He is a nice fig, but I already have a couple of him (four in total). Shame he comes without a cape or lightsaber.

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This is what he looks like when you remove his helmet.

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Anakin is a nice fig as well and his head is only available in this set.

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Here's the set without the minifigs.

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Here's how the transformation station looks like when it's empty.

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And here it is with Darth Vader in position

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And here's Anakin.

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View from the side of both figures.

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Darth Vader face up, Anakin face down.

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The other way around.

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You can move the medical droid around a bit because of this piece.

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A view from above.

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The medical droid without his tools.

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And with them.

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A close-up of the tools.

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Price: 8/10 - The price is alright for two neat figs and a nice transformation station with medical droid.
Parts: 7/10 -  Not really any special pieces, but the mechanical arms and tools are nice.
Playability: 8/10 - Fun way of transforming Anakin to Vader.
Minifigs: 8/10 - Only way to get the wounded Anakin figure and a cheap way to get Darth Vader.
Final: 8/10 - A solid set.

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#2 The Who

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:06 PM

Nice review.

This was a great parts pack, and easiest way I know of to get a Vader.
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#3 Natman8000

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 11:41 PM

Nice review! I  like this set since there are some exclusive figs for only seven dollars. Otherwise it is a bit boring, what do they expect us to do, spin it around?
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#4 darkrebellion

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 03:55 AM

Great review as usual  :thumbup: , it is great that you are trying to fill most of the gaps in the Review Index  :thumbup: . The more and more I remember sets like this, the more I want the TLC to stop giving us just BP and to get back in their roots to make cheap and great sets.

#5 ILikePi

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 05:42 AM

Yes, another great review.  :thumbup:
I also wish that LEGO would still make these cheap and affordable sets. All Star Wars sets (except for minis) are at least $10 USD nowadays, and they're always battle packs.

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#6 RileyC

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 06:04 AM

I like how their faces are exactly like each others. (well except for all the detail on their faces) I like the medic droid hes really well done. Vaders torso looks weird compared to the new one.

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#7 Zzz

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 01:02 PM

Thanks for the review! I found the medical droid very useful for Echo Base!
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