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[Review] 8039-Venator


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#76 General Armendariz

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:44 PM

Nice review, but I dont like these kind of sets, its a waste of money. its not minifig scale and it doesent have that much room.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 05:59 PM

Just crossed my mind - Senate Commandos werent clones in the show - darn u lego and ur inaccuracies! :tongue:
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#78 DoctorDude234

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:05 PM

View PostGeneral Armendariz, on Jun 10 2009, 11:44 AM, said:

Nice review, but I dont like these kind of sets, its a waste of money. its not minifig scale and it doesent have that much room.

Sorry to disagree with you General, but it would be impractical for lego to build a mini-fig scale model, because it would be HUGE!! I think Lego is doing fine with the large capital ships its got. they are merely trying to recreate the model, and then put in stuff. The only time these ships look awkward is when they are posed with other, smaller starships like Interceptors. And of course, the glory of Lego is that you can mod your sets to fit your tastes. If you want to change your ships into troop transports, remove the boardroom interior and replace it with a weapons holder. Its not that hard. I myself am building a model of a Venator, and I think the interior is quite roomy, meeting room removed.
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#79 Oky

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 04:40 AM

View PostDoctorDude234, on Jun 10 2009, 01:05 PM, said:

Sorry to disagree with you General, but it would be impractical for lego to build a mini-fig scale model, because it would be HUGE!!
:laugh: Haha, yeah, considering that the Tantive 4 is this big in true minifig scale, a Venator would be humongous! :grin:
But the General is making a point. What good is a "minifig-scale" Venator if it isn't big enough to have a decent interior and looks like crap from the outside? :sceptic: That's why this is a below average set at best. The only things that save it from being completely poor are the 2-3 new minifigs and the fact that it is a passable Venator. I'll still be getting it, though, even if only to get the parts to make my own Venator MOC.

And I'm sorry to agree with some people here, Bricks, but this review wasn't exactly impressive. :sceptic: You barely showed us anything we haven't seen before in Toy Fair pics and vids. You didn't even show us a picture of the exerted cockpit.
It's OK, though. Just try to be a little more in-depth next time. :wink:

#80 TheBrickHitHouse

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Posted 19 June 2009 - 06:59 PM

Finally got my Venator

Like everyone else when the set was first announched I was hoping for something the size of the 2006 ISD - but better built and with a detailed interior

Now I have the set though - alot of the disappointment has passed

This is surprisingly show accurate, very well designed and certainly an impresive display piece

Its £20 more than it should be - but the price is really all I have to complain about now
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#81 CaptainRex110

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 05:12 AM

I would have to agree.

#82 Mocha

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 06:30 AM

View PostTheBrickHitHouse, on Jun 19 2009, 11:59 AM, said:

Finally got my Venator

Like everyone else when the set was first announched I was hoping for something the size of the 2006 ISD - but better built and with a detailed interior

Now I have the set though - alot of the disappointment has passed

This is surprisingly show accurate, very well designed and certainly an impresive display piece

Its £20 more than it should be - but the price is really all I have to complain about now
once you see the set (or own it) your opinion really changes. like the rock monsters, i thought they were big until i bought a PM set.

View PostCaptainRex110, on Jun 21 2009, 10:12 PM, said:

I would have to agree.
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#83 Svelte

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 07:37 AM

View PostTheBrickHitHouse, on Jun 20 2009, 04:59 AM, said:

Like everyone else when the set was first announched I was hoping for something the size of the 2006 ISD - but better built and with a detailed interior

Now I have the set though - alot of the disappointment has passed

This is surprisingly show accurate, very well designed and certainly an impresive display piece

Its £20 more than it should be - but the price is really all I have to complain about now

I share those sentiments. The great thing about this set is that it's rock solid. The handle is a fantastic feature and unlike the ISD you don't have to worry about bits of the exoskeleton popping off. It really is swooshable. For that reason, I don't even mind that it's smaller. The overall shape is great and it looks impressive.

As has been pointed out, if you don't like the interior, there is plenty of capability for modding - take out the gun section and the bomber compartment (I find this the weakest element anyway as the bombs get stuck) and you can easily build your own interior - either into the ship itself or as removable modules.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

good review! :alien:
really clear pictures here. :classic:

#85 BlueDragonZ

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 05:44 AM

Just finished building this set and its awesome. Only complaint is that palpentine's room is so small and cramped and the high pricing.

#86 Strand

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Posted 25 November 2009 - 12:48 PM

This set was a disappointment for me. Could have been executed better, and I know TLG has all sorts of problems when turning capital ships into system scale. Some come out rather well (Republic Cruiser), but others like this just suffer. Not Lego's fault, just that the ship's design doesn't lend very well to minifig scale. The shape and size just don't work. There was no way they could have designed the distinctive pointed triangular shape and sitll made it fun. Hence, I REALLY hate the interior of this ship. It's cramped, ugly, has supporting structure all over the place, has large gaping holes etc.

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 05:55 AM

Great Review Bricks! :thumbup:
This was a nice set, just the only problem was that it was slightly out of scale. The design is accurate though. :thumbup:  :classic:
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#88 legomucsles

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 12:04 AM

You changed my mind i might get this set.Good review.
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#89 slimninj4

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 04:59 AM

I was really looking forward to this set but a big let down for me.  I was looking I guess for something more along the lines of UCS but the only way I will get this is if it goes on sale on a black friday for under 75$.  It just looks like a deformed space ship to me.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:57 AM

View PostOrion123, on 29 May 2009 - 05:42 PM, said:

Kids, don't do drugs or else you'll end up looking like Uncle Palpatine.  :grin:

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

View PostLord Of The Fries, on 13 March 2011 - 08:57 AM, said:

Hahahahahaha good one  :wink:
Not a Very worthwhile bump is it Lord Of The Fries.
I hate this ship its so short and blocky, yuck :sick:  Palps also :thumbdown:
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#92 adreva11

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:39 PM

I like the set love the minifigures but far too pricey!

#93 bockers

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Posted 15 March 2011 - 03:55 AM

Get it on discount then its worth it.

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 11:50 PM

A neat set, but Palpatine even beats Anakin for worst face for the Clone Wars.



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