Review: 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter
Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:57 AM
This little beauty dropped in yesterday and was supposed to be part of my febuary Birthday present but as I have been unwell over christmas my wife said I could have it today!
So here is my review of the 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi StarFighter.
Price: RRP $100 £95 Reduced now (late dec 2010) $75 £66
The back of the box
The box contents including a large sticker sheet! Boooo, Hisss.
The instruction page for the bags.
The first bags are the main hull. This is the early stage cockpit.
A clever way of getting lots of studs on the under side here.
Here they are attached to the bottom of the hull.
Anybody who still thinks the droid head is not oversized is crazy! The head here is the same size as the pilot would be sitting down!
Here you can see how the SNOT part of the build is put together.
The cockpit has some very nice detailing. The tile here is printed.
The first set of bags and the main hull is finished.
The wings are pretty much mirrors of each other apart from where the droid goes.
The final bags are for the stand. It does not tilt in any way so the ship can only spin on a horizontal axis when on it which is a shame.
The plaque. The sign of a true UCS set!
The finshed set looks very good! the cockpit looks great on display
Wing detailing is ok and the engines look good.
I really like the way the back of the ship has been rounded off.
The underside of the ship also looks very neat and tidy. No sloppy unfinished look here.
There is know doubt that this set is worthy of the UCS badge!
It has the manacing look of a real fighter!
Final overall shot.
There you have it. The set that most people liked apart from the price.
Me I always loved the set and can even forgive the oversized droid head (It really is nice to look at) but the RRP was never going to work for me. It looks like even at the reduced sale price this thing is not going to be a sell out so I hope TLC learn from this. Give us great set but don't try to rip us off. These sets are amied at the more committed fans after all!
Great set! Now at a realistic price!
Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:17 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 11:37 AM
Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:02 PM
But for the £100 they were originally asking.. I'm not surprised we haven't had a review until now.
Posted 31 December 2010 - 01:47 PM
I just bought this one myself the other day - now to find a time (and place) to build it.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 02:18 PM
I love the look of this set. It looks to be really well designed. As you mentioned, the initial price tag put me off. But I think my wife might have gotten it on sale for my birthday. I know she asked me if I had it, and if the sale price was decent. I of course said no and yes.
Being able to use the pieces out of a UCS set isn't even an option for me. Once I build a UCS set, it stays built.
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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:39 PM
Overall its quite alright, but apart from the cockpit and droid it doesn't deserve its UCS number at all.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:19 AM
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