When I first heard that there was going to be a new Geonosian starfighter, I was quite happy. I love the geonosians and there fighters. But when I saw the price, I thought I was never going to get it. But when I was in a toys store, I just couldn't resist. So without futher delay, let's go to the review:
On the desolate surface of Geonosis, Clone Commander Cody and Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi prepare the Clone Army for another assault on the Separatist droid factory. Suddenly, they spot a Geonosian Starfighter speeding towards them. Can they defend themselves against the Geonosian pilot, armed with a powerful turret-mounted cannon and proton torpedo launcher? You decide!
Set name:Geonosian Starfighter
Minifigures:Geonosian pilot, commander Cody and Ki-Adi-Mundi
Retail price:$29, 40E
reference pic and info
Nothing special just your regular Lego box, wich shows the features on the back.
the manual and parts:
Just your regular manuual, and the 2 pieces that weren't included in the plastic bags. My manual didn't came with a cardboard to protect it. But it wasn't damaged at all
It has a nice selection of parts, especially some dark brown and light brown parts that are really usefull in MOC's. Thought 155 parts doesn't really make you happy at this price range.
The brown parts are new to me, there are 2 of them in the set. The cockpit we've seen before. But it is new to me. And also a fimiliar printed pieces, with brings me to no stickers in this set. I'm very happy with this.
the minifigs and weapons:
Some of the ''special'' parts came in little bags.
This is the reason many people (not me) will buy this set, the minifigs. We have 3 in this set, which 2 are exclusive to this set. Commander Cody, is the same as in the gunship. And I must say, he still does look really nice. It is a nice figure to have. Next is jedi master Ki-Adi-Mundi, he looks very cartonisch, but it is from TCW so what doe you expect. He has a new pieces, which you can put on his head to make him look as he does. As the last one is the Geonosian, I will talk more about him, when I do a compare with his precessor.
the side, Here you can clearly see the edge between the head of Ki-Adi, and the other half of his head.
All the figures have backprinting
Cody just has a regular clone face. And Ki-Adi his head is just ugly, i know he kinda looks like TCW version. But I think he is even more ugly the the mandalorian from the battlepack.
Here is the compare between the new (left) and the old (right) geonosian.
The new geonosian, has nicer printing then the old one IMO, but his head mold is The neck just looks unnatural, and trust me it does look better in pictures then in real life. I'm not sure if this is suppose to be the zombie version. The box says that it is an regular geonosian pilot.
The colour of the new one does look more like the real geonosian, but I think the colour of the old one looks better in Lego.
Cody just has your regular grey arc gear.
nothing special here, just some pictures
Looks like there is going to be an actual place for the pilot to sit, in this version
The final ship just looks amazing, it looks very sleek.
nothin special with the spare parts.
The Complete set:
As you can see there are not much studs showing, it reall gives that sleek feel to it.
A nice place for the pilot to sit.
He actually fits in really nice.
From the side, the ship looks really amazing IMO, I just love the front gun
The back has nothing special, just the same ingine design the old version used.
Wow, the front gun can move sideways. this is amazing
nothing special on the back...
..wait... it has a special compartment.
It can actually drop a torpedo, when you lower the hatch.
Compared with the 4478:
For my full review on the 4478 Geonosian Fighter, you can click here
As you can see the new one uses the same basic design as the old one, but it's bigger, and it has some nice tweaks.
IMO the new one is a HUGE improvement over the old one. It just looks more sleek, and realistic. The cocpit is also a great improvement. And the overall size is just bigger.
Price:2/10 It is just a shame, 155 pieces for $29, it's a total rip-off.
Parts:7/10 It has some nice brown parts, but nothin really special.
Minifigs:6/10 For many people the reason to buy this set, but the only figure I like in this set is Cody, the other ones just won't do it for me.
Swoosh factor:9/10 You can easily grab it and fly it around.
Accurate:8/10 It just looks suprisingly good compared to the real ship.
Overall: 6,3/10 It is a nice set, if you like the ship like me, if you just want the figs you can better bricklink them. I strongly advise every one to buy this at the normall price, It's just not worth it. There are so many better sets for the same or lower price (sw an non-sw). You should nly pick this one up in a sale, because you just get to little for your money IMO.
Hope you enjoyed reading this review.
Edited by KielDaMan, 08 June 2011 - 06:18 AM.