Star wars Revenge of the Sith ended with the Ultimate Lightsaber Duel between Obi-wan kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
Lego obviously wanted to cash in on the huge cinamatic moment, so came up the 7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel set.
Ok, that may have sounded a little harsh so lets have a look the set.
Probably one of the most talked about thing TLC has ever done was Light-up-Lightsaber minifigs.
Love them or hate them, it was a crazy idea to put something with a small battery life on the front of the box, so any little fingers could press them over and over!
The back, showing some play features.
Top. More play features and the minifigs.
These are quite a bit tatty, as I am reviewing a second hand set not the MISB boxed one pictured.
A random page
The page showing all the play features
This page shows some pretty interesting alternative models.
The 2 light-up minifigs. The battery is located in the torso with a small wire inside the molded arm to the lightsaber.
The torso and legs are glued and the molded arm and ligthsaber is all one part. This is also non-removeable.
Here you can see the figs with the Lightsabers lit up. My Obi-wan is starting to lose his battery power and the batteries can not be replaced .
The build of the set is quite straight forward but if you have seen the film you will know what part they are trying to recreate.
The platform is quite good comes with some good trans orange parts.
The back part of the platform is quite simple with a collapsible part to spill the trans orange round bricks on someone.
The floating platform
The full set looks quite impressive considering this was a £25-$30 price tag when it came out!
The minifig slidy-arm-things work ok, as long as you have them flat on the platform surfaces. If you lift them up to high the figs are top heavy and end up upside-down.
The set is very good for recreating some cool jedi fight scenes.
The full set overview.
When this set came out it was widely slammed as a rubbish. I think over time, it has grown on me and now looks like a very good value set.
Second hand prices for this set are still not to bad on ebay but the MISB ones don't look like such a bargin.
Edited by KielDaMan, 07 June 2011 - 02:10 AM.