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#1 RepublicForces

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 05:59 PM

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Hello EB

This ia my first review commets and critisisem is welcome!

Set Number: 7163
Name: Republic Gunship
Theme: Star Wars, Episodes II
Released: 2002
Pieces: 686
Minifigs: 8
MSRP: $89.99 €???,??

Box:
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I got this set some days ago with the old at-at for just €265,-! (with free at-rt)

Lego "Shop @ Home" Description

Republic Gunship to the rescue!

Just when it seems like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Padmé Amidala are doomed — here comes the Republic Gunship to save the day! Manned by clone troopers, this mighty vessel is powerful enough to defeat any foe. Open the front hatches to reveal the secret compartments inside! Includes 2 Super Battle Droids, 1 Destroyer Droid, 4 Clone Troopers and 1 Jedi Knight. Ages 8-12. 688 pieces.

Anyway HERE IT IS!

overview:
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the masterfull clones!
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The front
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The side
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The (ugly) back
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The engine or hyperdrive thingie.
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The front can open! :oh3:
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The box in the front.
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Weapon holders and an control panel.
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Troop bay opened and closed
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MANUAL:
Front
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back
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random inside shot
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Build: ?/10 The set was already builted when i bought it.
design: 6.5/10 a averige/good design with, only bad this is all those random colored parts.
parts: 7/10 to much random colored parts.
Swooshability: 9/10 just make sure you don't drop it!
Price: 10/10 The original MSRP is a very good price for this thing.

Total: 8/10 It's a good set, BUT only get this set when you really want it!
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#2 Jonas O.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 06:07 PM

Nice review of a nice set.
The old Gunship is my favourite PT set, and I think it looks better than the new one.
After reading your review I want rebuild my old Gunship.

#3 Rocky

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:12 PM

Thank you for the review repubilcFORCES. We only have a few sets left until the index will be complete.

Your pictures are very clear and it looks like you covered almost everything. A close up of the other figures would be nice. "Jedi Jim" and the two super battle droids (blue) and the destroyer droid are all very interesting figures. It looks like one of the super battle droid legs are broken though.

This set retired right when I got into collecting lego star wars so I missed out on it. I have the clone wars one but it isn't nearly as good as the original. The original has a hefty price now.

The only downfall to this set is the back. You have shown a very good picture and example on how the lego company loves to put random colors in their star wars sets.  :grin:

Good job   :thumbup:

#4 Big Cam

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:38 PM

I had no idea the old one was so different from the newer one.  I have a new one and thinkit is lacking the hyperdrive for sure.

The way the old one opens up seems to be more LEGO's style, letting you get inside and play, the new one is almost too fragile for swooshing or playability.

Great review, thank you for reviewing this set!

#5 RepublicForces

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 07:45 PM

I am glad you guys liked my review!

View PostRocky, on Sep 9 2009, 07:12 PM, said:

It looks like one of the super battle droid legs are broken though.

Yes,that happend when i was transporting the set to my home
I try to repear the legs with super gleu
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#6 HumanPackMule

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:35 PM

I always loved this set. Unfortunately my Super Battle droid's arms are fragmented into impossible-to-glue-together pieces :cry_sad:
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#7 Jedi Master Fangorn

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:40 PM

Good review, the old Republic Gunship has been and still is one of my favorite sets, even though all the stickers are peeling off.  A picture of the unidentified Jedi would be nice, and a closer-up picture of the inside of the front when it is folded out.  Since that part is the major difference between the old one and the new one, people would probably like to see that closer, and also be able to see what kind of green control panel is there.

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Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:50 PM

Great review, although the pics could be a bit bigger. I like that mech alternate model on the back. :classic:

#9 Destroydacre

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:47 AM

View PostJedi Master Fangorn, on Sep 9 2009, 03:40 PM, said:

Good review, the old Republic Gunship has been and still is one of my favorite sets, even though all the stickers are peeling off.  A picture of the unidentified Jedi would be nice, and a closer-up picture of the inside of the front when it is folded out.  Since that part is the major difference between the old one and the new one, people would probably like to see that closer, and also be able to see what kind of green control panel is there.



The same thing happened with mine too. It's the only set I've ever had where the stickers have started to peel off. Just not a good batch I guess.

This set used to go for over $200 misb on ebay, but it might not be as pricey now that the new one came out. Still it is a pretty classic set, even if it does a horrible job of concealing the blues and greens. The AOTC clone troopers are still my favorite version of all the clones Lego has produced.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 04:51 AM

Thanks for the flashback!  I remember when these things came out.  Of course, I also remember that the Discovery Store carried Star Wars LEGO that year.  They had these things clearanced at half off.  Yup, half off.  I remember making a few trips that week.

As has been suggested, by showing us some more pics of the minifigs and a few more of the ship from different angles, you would give us a fairly complete view of this ship.

Nice job on your first review!

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#11 RepublicForces

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Posted 14 September 2009 - 04:27 PM

I am glad you guys liked this review.
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Posted 14 September 2009 - 07:50 PM

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:14 AM

Great Review for a first. :thumbup:  
Now it makes me angry that I didn't get this set :sad:  :cry_sad:
Good pics :thumbup:
I don't get it why Lego made the inside with lots of colours? :sceptic:
Anyways Great set and Great Review!

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:14 AM

The connection between the troop compartment and the

View PostBig Cam, on 09 September 2009 - 07:38 PM, said:

I had no idea the old one was so different from the newer one.  I have a new one and thinkit is lacking the hyperdrive for sure.

The way the old one opens up seems to be more LEGO's style, letting you get inside and play, the new one is almost too fragile for swooshing or playability.

Great review, thank you for reviewing this set!

Unfortunately, this set is also very fragile. Perhaps even more so than the newer set. The connection between the upper half (cockpit and where the wings attach) and the lower half (troop compartment and nose) is primarily by a couple of bricks with Technic pins on top, reinforced only by a couple of small, weak stud connections. If you don't grip it from under that black "ceiling" in the troop compartment -which is very difficult when the doors are closed and/or or the troop compartment is occupied- the bottom half is highly likely to fall out and shatter.
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