[REVIEW] 7965 Millennium Falcon
Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:49 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 06:53 PM
I'm not sure I agree that
is a bit improvement over
but each to his own!
I think this set improves some aspects of 4504, but unfortunately at the expense of others. This view just about sums up what I don't like about this incarnation:
Those exposed technic beams on the underside are hideous. I can understand why they are needed, but for a set that is likely to be displayed like this, I think they should have paid more attention to the underside. It also seems to sit a little low.
I'll probably get this set anyway (I always give in ) but it'll be a project for the future to combine this and 4504 to create a System-scale Falcon I'm happy with...
Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:05 PM
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 07:24 PM
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:33 PM
-It is true, it is an improvement from 2004. that is for sure
-The droids not in the list, bad thing
-Colour, i'd prefer the old one, but, nevermind
-Stickers... suck :(
-The papers didnt come (since it has more than 1000 pieces) in an envelope or so?
Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:39 PM
Thank you so very much for the detailed review, If I wasn't already gonna get this set, you convinced me to get it
Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:54 PM
minifigs are a good selection, even if I would have personally swapped Darth Vader for the two droids who match better in this set. the great addition of the lower cannon is imho the most interesting feature of this set and all those stickers are the most awful part... come on!!! even the 2x2 round tiles with grill are not printed !!! with a little effort, tlc could have made retractable landing gears and with a better interior, like separated rooms, this set could have been easily in my
I have the same opinion for the slave-I and the AT-AT of this year, but I see only the fact that today, many people can put their hands on slightly better sets that haven't been on production for a long while.
I consider this (and the other mentioned sets) like a "legend" edition.
have a nice lego day
Posted 15 June 2011 - 08:59 PM
For everyone who missed out on the previous version this is a must-buy. Dont expect TLC to bring it (or in any other size) out again anytime soon.
Your review is excellent with very clear photo shots of the set and minifigs. I especially love your small scenes and funny dialogues.
Your extra picture requests are noted. I will see to it.
As for your other questions:
I recognised the top flaps to have differing gap sizes.
- This is design.
The back of the ship (side view) looks a little squeezed from behind. Is it just me or would you agree on this reception?
- Not really noticed. If so, it’s not very disturbing.
The main sublight thrusters are somewhat broader in the original film model. What could be the reason for this design?
– I think this is a designers choice I cant relate to. Maybe it’s to much effort in a detail only we (fans) notice.
The front landing gear seem to be hinged on different stud lines. Was this your build or is it intentionally designed that way?
– Definitly design. I put them exactly where the manual said they should be.
Might it be possible to mod in an escepe pod without a major overhaul of the ship?
– Difficult. The design is well done and for putting in an escape pod you really need to work the rest. But not impossible.
@Aanchir: your picture request of Leia’s hair is noted too. As for Luke’s hair; I forgot to mention but in my opinion the new hair mold is way better.
The old one made him look a bit like a girl. I shall make comparison pictures of these too.
@P4trickvH: love to do those scene in between to keep the review fun to read. Glad you enjoyed it.
@Masked Builder: the bottom could do some work, but I can understand why TLC didnt.
It would steer the price up even more, and that’s something we dont want.
@ZO6: I think the space between the gaps could be reduced by one stud-line, but I‘m not sure.
@Flail: Putting the canopy back is extremely difficult as for this the size of the MF is the problem.
I also agree with ZO6: a smaller size of the cockpit would severely compromise the ability to seat more than 1 minifigure.
@Rufus: thanks for quoting 4504 review. I agree the new hyperdrive is improved, but anyone can judge for themselves.
The new MF seems low compared to the old one, but this is not true is optical – because of the extra stud-line (where the landing gear is attached to) on the bottom. The landing gear should have had a little more attention.
Edited by Future74, 15 June 2011 - 09:01 PM.
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Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:08 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:10 PM
Edited by jamzee, 15 June 2011 - 09:11 PM.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 09:50 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:25 PM
I love how you organised the pictures per bag and build progress.
Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:29 PM
Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:44 PM
I am in complete agreement with Rufus here. The set is good but falls down in to many areas to be called better in opinion. The under side is truly shocking for the price-point TLC is asking! I will be looking to get this on some kind of sale, maybe a 3 for 2 deal with 2 republic frigates.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 12:10 AM
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Posted 16 June 2011 - 01:49 AM
Also, I think you messed up on the front landing gear. One of the feat s backwards and it looks like the pegs were positioned wrong.
I can't wait to get this and modify the hell out of it! :
Posted 16 June 2011 - 04:29 AM
I have the 4504, and still think this is a minor improvement (over an already excellent set), but will def be picking this one up too.
Posted 16 June 2011 - 05:25 AM
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