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Review: 4487 Jedi Starfighter And Slave One - Mini

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#1 Ricecracker


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Posted 16 August 2009 - 02:22 PM

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For my first review, I'll be reviewing set 4487, from the Mini Star Wars line. Come with me as I show you the wonders of this great set.

4487 Jedi Starfighter and Slave One
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Set Name: Jedi Starfighter and Slave One
Set Number: 4487
Theme: Star Wars
Sub-Theme: MINI
Released: 2003
Pieces: 53
Minifigs: 0
Price: USD: $4.00 EUR: Unkown CAD: $5.99
Price Obtained At: CAD: $4.00


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The Box
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Visible on the front of the box are two of the three components of the set, against a background of a foreign planet. Some nice touches are the laser shots and the MINI logo.

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Here we can see the other three MINI sets from this series, as well as the third component from each set, which make up a TIE Bomber.

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The side of the box, containing the standard multi-lingual warning.

Interior Cardboard:
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Since the box is made of plastic, they included an interior fold-out piece of cardboard.

Since many of you are probably wondering if you can actually build on the brick that is built into the box, I decided to take a few pictures for you guys.

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We can see that yes, you can build on the box, but.....

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....Only in the corner. If you try to build on the centre, the box falls in on itself.

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The image is the same as the box image, although I was expecting the fold out variety common in impulse sets.

Random Page:
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Here are steps five and six. The only problem I found was distinguishing Dark Grey from Black, but luckily none of the parts are in both colours in this set.

Of the box:
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All the pieces spread out....

Rare/Printed/Interesting Pieces:
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Some nice printed pieces, along with quite a few useful Dark Red/Dark Blue and Sand Green pieces. My favourite has to be the 1x1 Trans-Black tile, though :wub: .

Extra Pieces:
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Some great extras, including two rare coloured 1x1 tiles.

The Build:
Jedi Starfighter:
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The base is starting to take shape.

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The completed Starfighter. To the best of my knowledge, it looks quite accurate for this scale.

Slave One:
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The base. Loving those Dark Blue headlight bricks.

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The completed Slave One. Some very useful pieces in there.

TIE Bomber Section:
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The third piece of the set. A part of a TIE Bomber. Each of the four sets contains a piece of it, and when you have all of them, you can assemble a TIE Bomber.

Completed Set:
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The set in all it's glory. I think it was well worth the price.

Minfigs: N/A
Parts: 9.5/10 Four wonderful printed parts along with useful pieces in rare colours.
Price: 9/10 I think $5.99 is very reasonable for a set like this. Not only are the parts great, it's also licensed and the models themselves are great.
Playability: 7/10 For a set this size, I don't think you can expect that much playability, but even so, it is rather fun to swoosh.
Design: 9/10 The designs look spot on, especially with the printed pieces.

Overall: 34.5/40 A great set, if I found it again, I would definitely snag it.

Edited by KimT, 17 August 2009 - 07:37 PM.

#2 Rocky


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 01:09 AM

Thanks for the review RiceCracker. I own this set myself and love the printed pieces in it. You did a great review showing every detail and feature of the set.

#3 Inconspicuous


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 02:17 AM

Great review, Ricecracker! Those crystal clear pictures are just fantastic! Excellent review overall!

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#4 prateek


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Posted 17 August 2009 - 04:17 AM

Great review! I got the AT-ST and Snowspeeder MINI set instead of this. Iwas very impressed with this line, especially because it came with a cool sand blue (?) droid body. :classic:

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