Jump to content


Review: 8097 Slave 1


106 replies to this topic

Poll: Rate this set! (160 member(s) have cast votes)

Vote your opinion!

  1. Poor (2 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  2. Below average (4 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  3. Average (18 votes [11.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.25%

  4. Above average (68 votes [42.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.50%

  5. Outstanding (68 votes [42.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.50%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#1 CopMike

CopMike

  • Staring at his Magic Runestone


    Posts: 5006
    Joined: 04-January 05
    Member: 148
    Country: Sweden

Posted 14 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

Posted Image


Here we have it, the latest Slave 1 set :classic:! Up til now we have seen three other sets:
Posted Image
7144 from 2000.
Posted Image
7153 from 2002.
Posted Image
6209 from 2006.

But now comes ..........
Posted Image
Set#: 8097
Name: Slave 1
Theme: Star Wars
Release: Aug 2010
Pieces: 573
Minifigs: 3; Hans Solo, Boba Fett, Bossk
MSP: US$79.99
Posted Image
Frontside of the box. Box size is 47.5 x 37.5 x 7 cm.
Posted Image
Backside of the box.

Posted Image Posted Image
Minifig pics on the box.

Posted Image
Boba Fett.

Posted Image
Bossk.

Posted Image
Han Solo.
For more pics of the minifigs go here!

Posted Image
The content. 4 big polybags of bricks, windscreen, sticker sheet and 2 books of instructions.

Posted Image
The sticker sheet.

Posted Image
The windscreen in two views. Part 41881, never before in trans-clear.

Now for all the parts, here we go sorted by color:
Posted Image
Dark Bluish Grey

Posted Image
Light Bluish Grey

Posted Image
Black

Posted Image
Tan & Reddish Brown

Posted Image
Dark Red

Posted Image
Dark Green

Posted Image
Sand Green

Posted Image
Dark Tan & Trans-Orange

Posted Image
Blue, Yellow, Red, Trans-Dark Blue and White


So let start building, this will be less pictures but you´ll get the picture :grin:!

Posted Image
Taking shape frontside.

Posted Image
And the backside.

Posted Image
The mecanism for the 4 missiles.

Posted Image
One stabilizer.

Posted Image
Moving fast!

Posted Image
And done :laugh:! Yeah, I haven´t put on the stickers but you have to suck that up :tongue:!

Posted Image
Second missile launcher thingy!

Posted Image
Loading doors in action.

Posted Image
Sideview.

Posted Image
Anyone seen a windscreen?

Posted Image
Ready for take off - see you later!

So that´s that. It was a fun build even if it feels a lot like the 7153 and 6209 build. New colored pieces and some new ones also Posted Image!
Hope you enjoyed it and you feel like getting it!


Posted Image

Got Questions? Need help? New member?

Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials


#2 Mr Meleca

Mr Meleca

    Posts: 106
    Joined: 17-August 08
    Member: 3732

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:14 PM

great review as always, thanks.
can you show the cockpit?
thanks

#3 Superkalle

Superkalle

    Posts: 5082
    Joined: 21-December 08
    Member: 4755
    Country: Sweden

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:15 PM

Thanks for the review CopMike!
Well, this set is a must-have buy for sure, specially since I don't have any of the earlier versions. Great parts, classic SW ship, cool minifigs. I'll probably get two  :classic:
Eurobricks Digital Design Forum - for all your LDD and Ldraw cravings

#4 Svelte

Svelte

  • We miss you Schmelt!


    Posts: 5208
    Joined: 11-July 07
    Member: 1768
    Country: Australia

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:16 PM

Wow! Thanks for the beautiful review! :wub:

The high points are the new figs and all the new dark green curved pieces  :thumbup:

I am unsure of the cherry red colour scheme, but the overall design does look sweet.

#5 MrTools

MrTools

    Posts: 510
    Joined: 02-December 08
    Member: 4572
    Country: United States

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:20 PM

Im still not too sure about this, it looks fantastic but i still think the previous one looks a bit better, i think its all the dark red. However you did a fantastic review, thanks for posting. :thumbup:

#6 The Eye

The Eye

    Posts: 232
    Joined: 01-February 10
    Member: 9386
    Country: Canada

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:21 PM

That's one cool review!

I have to admit this is one of the better sets, as I don't like the Turbo Tank or Shuttle, although I do love Grievous' ship.
Star Wars Wishlist: Battle of Naboo (bought December 31st, 2010), Imperial V-Wing, Sith Infiltrator, Millennium Falcon

It all begins with a single brick...

#7 VMLN8R

VMLN8R

    Posts: 445
    Joined: 13-August 09
    Member: 7017

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:25 PM

Thanks so much for your excellent review Copmike :thumbup: You've got this so early!

I like the parts and minifigs, just unsure about the colour. I think I prefer the preliminary version where some of the dark/cherry red slopes were reddish-brown. Perhaps I'll get this Slave 1 and Bricklink the brown parts.

#8 Capt. Thomas Foolery

Capt. Thomas Foolery

    Posts: 62
    Joined: 24-March 10
    Member: 10022
    Country: USoA

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:26 PM

Definitely agree.  The prior color scheme was better.  This one looks like someone was playing with the contrast on my monitor and kicked it up to "crazy bright."

Fantastic review though!  Thanks for sharing.

A big MEH on the stickers.  Looks like way too many.  This makes me curl up into a ball and cry copious tears of high salinity.

The minifigs will easily be the reason this set sells out quickly and often.  I just want that cool Han Solo in Carbonite piece!
"Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature."
— Tom Robbins

#9 Corvus

Corvus

  • ¡ʎpuɐɯ ɹǝʌǝɹoɟ


    Posts: 3134
    Joined: 29-March 07
    Member: 1483
    Country: USA

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:26 PM

While the colors are a definite improvement in my opinion, there is little to no actual improvement of the design itself. I would have liked to see an improvement in the wing design- the swing-down wings are inaccurate, they rotate- but this is a play feature, so I suppose I'll mod it.
Once again, no real interior. This time, it's taken up by an even bigger firing mechanism. :sceptic:

Quote

Posted Image
The Mando skull is interesting. Where is it supposed to go on the ship?
True happiness: looking inside the box to see a perfectly flat instruction manual.

Posted Image

#10 RileyC

RileyC

  • >-- Stupid Cupid --> <3


    Posts: 2999
    Joined: 10-February 09
    Member: 5251
    Country: New Zealand

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:36 PM

Im just blown away at how awesome this set is! :cry_happy: The amount of pieces and range of pieces is spectacular, the minifigs are perfect and the ship is incredible! I really really really want this set now.
Thanks a lot CopMike for this great review!

EDIT: I have just noticed, whats with the clone commander kama, pauldron and head gear doing in there? :wacko:

Edited by Roncanator, 14 April 2010 - 11:47 PM.

Formerly gone by the name of "Roncanator"

Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted Image Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image Posted Image Posted Image

Playing as Yasuko a Model in Yakusa Family Mafia
Played as Rickety Cannon a Town Nerd in Dr. Bloodbrick's Asylum II: Fraulein Bloodbrick Mafia
Played as Ruxana a Town Pilot in Baritones 3 Mafia
Played as Roweena Karnata a Town Guard General turned Dark One in The Coming Darkness Mafystery
Played as Cookie Custer an Insane from Spider Ward in Dr. Bloodbrick's Asylum Mafia
Played as Ron Canter a Town Folk turned Noodles Family in Eurodina Mafia
Played as Todd "Bulltoad" Bulstrode an Innocent from Slytherin in Hogwarts Mafia
Played as Ron Callister a Sane Pilot in Dystopia Mafia
Played as Ron Toreil an Honoured soldier in Imperial Soldier's Mafia


#11 The Crazy One

The Crazy One

    Posts: 1913
    Joined: 24-August 08
    Member: 3823
    Country: England

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:40 PM

Thanks fo the review. You just doubled your selling power on me. :laugh:

#12 Delta 38

Delta 38

    Posts: 1352
    Joined: 03-January 10
    Member: 8890
    Country: Australia.

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:52 PM

Wow, that was quick...
I've pretty much established that I will get this set, no matter the price. It's too bad about the stickers... I really need this set, as I haven't got any of the previous ones, and I don't want to put the stickers on incorrectly...

EDIT:

View PostRoncanator, on Apr 15 2010, 09:36 AM, said:

EDIT: I have just noticed, whats with the clone commander kama, pauldron and head gear doing in there? :wacko:

I just noticed that, too! I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure the clone stuff was all in the same bag. I guess they just threw them in because the rangefinder was used on Boba.
It's a bit too bad that they're grey, though. I prefer the black versions.

Edited by Delta 38, 14 April 2010 - 11:57 PM.

Hi.

#13 The Nightwing Reborn

The Nightwing Reborn

    Posts: 187
    Joined: 22-May 08
    Member: 3173

Posted 14 April 2010 - 11:59 PM

The only non-hoth must buy set! Thank you for the review, this actually seems to be better than the '06 version.  If not only for the figures, I find all the light and dark blueish gray pieces well worth this purchase. Probably switching out the red for the brown from the '06 unless it looks better in person. Thanks again.
Posted Image

#14 CopMike

CopMike

  • Staring at his Magic Runestone


    Posts: 5006
    Joined: 04-January 05
    Member: 148
    Country: Sweden

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:09 AM

View PostDelta 38, on Apr 14 2010, 11:52 PM, said:

I just noticed that, too! I can't remember exactly, but I'm pretty sure the clone stuff was all in the same bag. I guess they just threw them in because the rangefinder was used on Boba.
It's a bit too bad that they're grey, though. I prefer the black versions.
You´re right, came in a small bag and only used the rangefinder.

Posted Image

Got Questions? Need help? New member?

Read the site guidelines
Index of helpful tutorials


#15 gunm

gunm

    Posts: 263
    Joined: 03-March 10
    Member: 9791

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:24 AM

I'm very excited for this set!  It'll be my first Slave 1.  Thanks for the great review!

#16 ZO6

ZO6

  • EB Adventurers Reviewer and now a Teacher


    Posts: 764
    Joined: 16-April 07
    Member: 1532
    Country: Canada

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:28 AM

Thanks for the review.

There are definitely some aspects that I prefer in the 2006 incarnation and others that I prefer in this newest one.  Ah, but the joy of customization in LEGO to make things how you want them.  

I do look forward to picking this set up when it becomes available.

#17 sok117

sok117

  • Grammer and Speling Professorr


    Posts: 2223
    Joined: 21-July 09
    Member: 6766
    Country: canada

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:31 AM

Thank you thank you thank you copmike, you just made my day.  I cannot wait to get this set.  Where does the mandalorian sticker go? I've looked over the box art and I don't know where it goes? mind telling us lego fans?  And will you be getting any of the other summer release sets soon?
~Sok117

#18 Spyder

Spyder

  • Minifig Identikit


    Posts: 877
    Joined: 28-February 09
    Member: 5419
    Country: USA

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:37 AM

First off, great review CopMike, and thanks. About the set itself, well, I'll probably get it, but it's nothing spectacular. Although I would really like getting my hands on those dark red and green pieces, I feel it's not the right color scheme for the Slave I. My favorite Slave I would have to be the 2006 version. I feel it has a perfect color scheme, and was a good price at $50. I do like the minifigures alot in this set, however, it uses basically the same design as the previous one. Not that it's a bad thing, but it could get repetitive. (Good thing the license is ending.  :tongue: )I do like Boba's new helmet, very sleek, but a bit too detailed. His old one was more generic and more "usable" for other mandalorians. (Also love his cape) I really don't like the new Han Solo in carbonite, waaaaay too detailed, and there's just something about it that makes it look megablocky. One other complaint is that it still has no interior, just another one of those ginormous missile launcher in the middle, and this time with flick-fires.  :sick: Oh well, guess I'll just have to buy it anyways. Darn you TLG.  :tongue:
"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." -Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

Long Live The Nizam!

Quoting Charlieboy:

Quote

Be carefull playing lego in the nude,those small parts can get everywhere!!!

#19 sok117

sok117

  • Grammer and Speling Professorr


    Posts: 2223
    Joined: 21-July 09
    Member: 6766
    Country: canada

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:54 AM

View PostSpyder, on Apr 14 2010, 08:37 PM, said:

(Good thing the license is ending.  :tongue: )

Oh no you didn't, I'd watch my back If I were you  :devil:

Edited by sok117, 15 April 2010 - 12:55 AM.

~Sok117

#20 TheBrickDaddy

TheBrickDaddy

  • Hallucinating Rex


    Posts: 261
    Joined: 04-December 08
    Member: 4590
    Country: USA

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:54 AM

Fantastic review! Thanks!  :classic:

For those of you who are trashing the color scheme, A. It's really not that bad, and B. Would you rather have the EXACT SAME color scheme as the last one? That would be a bit boring, now wouldn't it?  :hmpf_bad:

Those flick-fire missles and stickers are a big meh, but the minifigs and extra ARC Trooper gear are fantastic. I wonder where the mandalorian sticker goes?...  :oh3:

#21 Just Imagine

Just Imagine

    Posts: 71
    Joined: 12-April 10
    Member: 10241

Posted 15 April 2010 - 12:59 AM

Ehhh, I was pretty excited for this set, but after seeing the review...  :thumbdown: Don't get me wrong, it was a great review, but seeing the set itself it is 99% the same as 6209 from 2006. All they changed were a few minor details, the color scheme (which I personally think looks worse) and added a few flick missiles. The only reason I would get this set would be for the figs, although I doubt it. The 2006 one cost 50 USD for 537 pieces, a steal in my opinion. This one should have about the same, or less from what I estimate, but for at least 20 USD more.   :hmpf_bad:

In my opinion, the 2006 one is still king. But still, thanks for the review, CopMike.  :classic:
Posted Image Posted Image

#22 Spyder

Spyder

  • Minifig Identikit


    Posts: 877
    Joined: 28-February 09
    Member: 5419
    Country: USA

Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:00 AM

View PostTheBrickDaddy, on Apr 14 2010, 08:54 PM, said:

For those of you who are trashing the color scheme, A. It's really not that bad, and B. Would you rather have the EXACT SAME color scheme as the last one? That would be a bit boring, now wouldn't it?  :hmpf_bad:

In this picture, the green looks much darker and deeper:
Posted Image
(not my image)

However, Sand green just seems so much more attractive in Lego form. Believe me, I'm super glad that I'm able to add more dark green to my collection, it's just that along with the dark red, it seems to bold, as if it wasn't the beat up, rugged Slave I. Perhaps they should've used dark green and brown, not dark red, that would make things alot better.

EDIT

Also not my image:
Posted Image

In this picture, it is sand green, which I feel signifies a dirtier, grittier ship, building from my point earlier: the Slave I is supposed to be rugged, not shiny, deep, dark colors.

Edited by Spyder, 15 April 2010 - 01:04 AM.

"You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." -Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

Long Live The Nizam!

Quoting Charlieboy:

Quote

Be carefull playing lego in the nude,those small parts can get everywhere!!!

#23 indianajones

indianajones

  • He's an actor, I swear!


    Posts: 599
    Joined: 17-December 09
    Member: 8612
    Country: USA

Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:26 AM

I knew you had this when you had the figs. Awesome set, I love the Dark Green, but I would prefer Sand Green. All the Slave 1's are getting sorta boring, with all the hidden missiles, but the figs make up for it. :wub: Bossk, Boba, Jango, IG-88, and Dengar, now all we need is 4-LOM and Zuckuss.

Edited by indianajones, 15 April 2010 - 01:41 AM.

^I am Angry Fish, and I do not approve of this message.^Posted Image
I've come back after a while, now that Summers over I need something to do.

#24 ILikePi

ILikePi

    Posts: 2105
    Joined: 29-January 09
    Member: 5159
    Country: USA

Posted 15 April 2010 - 01:49 AM

Thanks for the review CopMike! Looks like a very cool set - the dark green and dark red color scheme work very well together, and there's a huge amount of each color! :wub:
Also, when compared to the 2006 Slave I, I have to say that the dark red is much better than the reddish brown.  :thumbup:
It's not enough to justify $80 for me, but I bet that many others will definitely purchase this set.  :classic:

Find out more about me on my WIP About Me page!
Latest LDD model: 7263 Temple Escape - Flickr - Brickshelf - My Collection (Brickset)


#25 Delta 38

Delta 38

    Posts: 1352
    Joined: 03-January 10
    Member: 8890
    Country: Australia.

Posted 15 April 2010 - 02:35 AM

View PostCopMike, on Apr 15 2010, 10:09 AM, said:

You´re right, came in a small bag and only used the rangefinder.

Yay, I'm right! :classic:
It does sort of seem like a waste, but it's nice to have extra stuff. Especially two extra clone commander pistols!
Hi.



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users