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REVIEW : Boba Fett Maquette


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#1 drdavewatford

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:34 PM

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So, Christmas is coming, and you're on the lookout for presents. It's a difficult question - just what do you buy the Lego Star Wars fanatic who already has all the Lego Star Wars sets ?

Answer : a Gentle Giant maquette of a Lego Star Wars minifig !

I suspect many of you will already have seen these limited edition figures, made of metal and modelled on iconic Lego Star Wars figures. There are reviews of almost all of them in the Eurobricks Star Wars review section, but someone is missing..... Boba Fett. But have no fear - the Boba Fett maquette was under my tree on Christmas day, so I thought I'd share my good fortune with you !

Name: Boba Fett Maquette
Made By : Gentle Giant, Burbank, California
Theme: Star Wars
Number: 764 (out of 1500)
Year: 2007 I believe
Pieces: 3
Minifigs: n/a
Price: No idea - it was a gift. Prices on Bricklink range from $159 to $949 (!)

Here's the box from the front :

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And here it is from the back - you can zoom in for more information :

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Gentle Giant apparently only made 1500 of these which is I guess why they're pricey. Mine is number 764 :

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On opening the box you'll find 2 halves of a polystyrene shell, and stuck onto the side of the shell is your "certificate of authenticity" :

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Here's a close up of the certificate :

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On opening the polystyrene shell you can see Boba nicely protected in 3 parts :

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Here's the parts out of their bags and on display :

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If you tip the figure over you can once again find your limited edition number :

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And here he is - assembled and ready to catch Han Solo..... The head attaches with a magnet, so it can be swivelled around if you wish :

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If you've got a bounty on your head, this isn't a sight you'd like to see :

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And nor is this...... Note the blaster is beautifully modelled on a 'real' Lego blaster. Wonderful !

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Here's the plaque, which also attaches with magnets :

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And here he is from behind :

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Conclusion :

Awesome ! I just love these maquettes, and since Boba is perhaps my all-time favourite Star Wars character, this was a truly fantastic Christmas present ! He's solidly built, wonderfully posed, and worth whatever my wife paid for him ! I also have the Luke Skywalker maquette, so the two of them are going to have to learn to get along as they'll be displayed together.....

I hope you like the review, and have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

I've never seen these maquettes.
How big are they?
They look kinda nice, but i would never buy one. Far to expensive!
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:02 PM

Yeah, I'm wondering that too, do you have a regular Fett fig for scale? I've never seen these guys.

The legs look strange. Very strange. I know I've seen legoman legs go like that in CG animations and computer games, but in an actual model, I'm not so sure it looks good. Congrats on what is obviously a great collectable, but I probably wouldn't want one myself. Though the helmet and gun do look excellent.
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:19 PM

I never really liked these maquettes. The idea behind it is great, but the quality of the mold doesn't look that good.
The proportions are wrong (for example the arms are to long) and the plaque looks like somekind of knockoff. I think these could have been mush better if Lego produced them thereself, like one of these big store display minifigs.
But from the whole gang, the Boba Fett maquette looks the best.

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#5 drdavewatford

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 01:23 PM

View PostDunjohn, on Dec 27 2009, 01:02 PM, said:

Yeah, I'm wondering that too, do you have a regular Fett fig for scale? I've never seen these guys.

Luckily I have one of my Boba Fett minifigs to hand, so your wish is my command :

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I can definitely see why some might not like these, but I love the way that the 'pure' original angular minifigs are brought to life by bending the arms and the legs slightly as would be the case in 'real life'.

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#6 Commander_Rob

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 02:08 PM

Congratulations on getting Boba for Christmas, I guess from all the LSW maquettes there are, he`s best.
With that pose and how the arms and legs slightly are turned he looks a lot like he does in the Lego Star Wars video game.
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 03:22 PM

Nice review drdavewatford, you filled the gap in the index :thumbup:!

View PostJunkstyleGio, on Dec 27 2009, 12:50 PM, said:

I've never seen these maquettes.
How big are they?
They look kinda nice, but i would never buy one. Far to expensive!

View PostDunjohn, on Dec 27 2009, 01:02 PM, said:

Yeah, I'm wondering that too, do you have a regular Fett fig for scale? I've never seen these guys.

The legs look strange. Very strange. I know I've seen legoman legs go like that in CG animations and computer games, but in an actual model, I'm not so sure it looks good. Congrats on what is obviously a great collectable, but I probably wouldn't want one myself. Though the helmet and gun do look excellent.
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#8 Anio

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 06:29 PM

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

Nice you got one of these. I bought one when they were released, you're right they were released in 2007 and they were $64.99 (at least that's what I paid).
I missed the Stormtrooper and Darth Vader ones, I'd really love both of them, but they are way too pricey now.

I too like the way they did these, like the SW LEGO video characters.
And nice you're wife got it for Christmas, she did well to know about these and get one from eBay for you.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:38 PM

Nice detailed eview, these were never really my cup of tea, but they are kind of cool.

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:01 PM

A very nice Review Dr D! :thumbup:
Congrats on getting Boba for christmas!
Ive always loved these Maquettes. :wub:  And I would have to say boba is probably one of the best ones alongside the black trooper and the stormtrooper. :wub:
I just wish they would do some more, eg: Clone trooper (ROTS and AOTC versions) and a scout trooper. :wub:
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Posted 27 December 2009 - 11:07 PM

Like Bigcam i've never really been a huge fan of these, but looking at your review I actually kind of like him.


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Posted 01 January 2010 - 12:00 AM

I have to say it, since no one has yet, but "Impressive, most impressive... but you are not a Jedi yet." Nice review, and a cool piece.
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 02:07 AM

Gee even Cad`Bane would be scared of him at that scale ! :grin:
AWESOME !  :sweet:  
Must have cost a pretty dollar or three !
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:15 PM

Congratulations on getting Boba for Christmas ... I did too!
My wife surprised me with this Maquette, though mine was #926 / 1500 I believe.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 09:54 PM

Congrats on receiving the Boba. I would buy them but the price is to steep for me.
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