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REVIEW: 9491 Geonosian Cannon


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#1 Jammiedodger

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:55 PM

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Lucky me, I managed to score all the wave but the JSF and Y-Wing. Seeing as Mutley beat me to reviewing the smallest sets :tongue: , I'll review this in detail and the rest lightly. It takes too much time doing in depth reviews and I have other things more important going on. :sceptic: Anyway...


Overview:

Some nice new box art. It works better than I thought.
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The back shows possible storylines and the play functions of the set...
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Inside...
Just two numbered bags, and a new type of plastic and casing for the wings. Nice stuff, and the wings themselves are very well detailed.
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The instructions have a little comic at the back. Neat detail. :thumbup:
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The Figures:

All new, if you go by the Bricklink system.
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The Geonosians are beautiful, except for their heads. Those are just revolting. Not to mention those excuses for sonic weapons! The old megaphone with a stud on the end works better! :sick: :wall: :enough: :ugh: I hate those things with a passion. Why not recolour and add printing to the old design?! :facepalm: Ack. /rant
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Barriss and Gree are also nice. I prefer the non-CW Barriss head; this one looks like she's scared. Gree has some nice detailed printing, but sadly a normal Clone head. :sadnew:
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The Cannon:

A pretty solid build, and not repetitive. It's quick for a build with such a variety of bricks. It works well.
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The front, incomplete, in all its bulkiness!
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Spares:
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All in all I recommend this set for any army builder/fan of the Clone Wars. Not only are the figures lovely, but the set itself is really good. The only things are the ghastly Geonosian heads/guns and lack of printing detail on the cannon.
So I give it an 8/10.


If you have any queries about the other sets I have, I can post replies with pictures here when I can. :classic:

#2 prateek

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:03 PM

Nice review. I really like Gree and the Geonosians, but those bags look so empty!

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:05 PM

I would only buy this set to get Gree. Nice review!

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#4 mutley777

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for the great review! I also picked this set up and I hope to get time to build it tonight.

The figs are all very good but as I have been saying since the pictures first showed the Geonosian Zombie it's a fig I would have rather not had. Give me 2 warrior figs anyday! The cannon looks cool and a marked improvement over the one from the old Geonosian Fighter set. £20 ,not bad at all. When the 3 for 2 deals hit , I will be going mad for this one! :laugh:

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

Thanks for your take on this set ' Jammiedodger ', actually I like those sonic blasters that those Geonosians are carrying....gives it classic sci-fi cred ! :grin:
The figures is what the set is all about, though that cannon is a sweet sonic weapon eh ? (but again I'll say it, laser bolts don't come from a sonic cannon :wacko:  )
Thanks again ' Jammiedodger' for taking the time to do this review.....Brick On Review On ! :classic:

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:47 PM

It is interesting that it seems that LEGO has broken up the old Geonosian Starfighter into two sets, this and the new Starfighter. That being said, I think the new designs are a great improvement, as well as the seletion of the figures.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:42 AM

This is my favorite set from the new wave though the Jedi Starfighter is close too.  All the figs are great and the cannon model looks good too.  I can't wait to put my hands on this in the US.
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#8 Sir_Basil_Ashton

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:25 AM

Thank you for your review. I can't believe it's taken this long for LEGO to finally make Commander Gree. I'm glad he's finally here. I will pick this set up when I find it at the right price.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 07:08 AM

Thank you for the review!
I really like those plastic wings! :sweet:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 06:38 AM

SW AFOL have really been treated with plenty reviews this week, thx for another great review, still thinking about whether to stack this set for geos hmm  :sceptic:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:17 AM

The mini comic is absolutely cool. Baris Offee has really big eyes, I wonder if that is intentional or not. lol.
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#12 LEGO Train 12 Volts

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:24 AM

Quite nice set  :classic:
The sonic cannon is well done, and personally I find the new geonosian guns beautiful guns (but maybe too heavy for the character  :sceptic: )
Barris is ugly, she seems to have a mustachese  :devil:
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

View PostLEGO Train 12 Volts, on 30 December 2011 - 08:24 AM, said:

Barris is ugly, she seems to have a mustachese  :devil:

Was just about to post the same. :sick: Will definitely NOT be buying.

#14 Larrynautik

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

I really can't buy this set that is too expensive.
The cannon is like nothing on earth. I would have expected it could rotate. The geonosians are cool though, but not enough to justify the price.

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:02 PM

I think I will pick this up, I definitely need all of the figures (at least it builds up three factions.)
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:14 PM

Deifinite multiples of this for me. My nonexistent Geonosian army needs building for when CB: AotC comes around. Not in love with Bariss, but she'll match my Luminara, so I'm not complaining. Recolours of the hood piece are always welcome as well. Also, I would like to say Thanks a LOT to TLG, they released the first pictures of this set MINUTES after the paint dried on my custom Gree! :angry:
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