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Review: 30056 Mini Star Destroyer


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#1 mutley777

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:04 PM

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I managed to get a couple of the new 2012 mini's this week from Bricklink. I will start off with a review of the 30056 Mini Star Destroyer. :classic:

The bags have the new Darth Maul art like the boxes.

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Bag contents. Not sure why they have to fold the instuctions quite so small.

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The instructions. This is a very simple build.

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Parts are not to bad, can you ever have enough gray wedge plates!

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As I said the build is very simple.

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The finished set is not bad at all. The main shape is pretty good and even the engine area is not too bad. :classic:

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The engines have about all the detail you could expect at this scale. The shape is not quite right but again working at this scale you can not expect much more.

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I think the bridge could have been a bit bigger. Maybe add a 1x1 tile between the two shield genarators.

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The left over parts.

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The whole set.

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A nice mini (which I am a fan) with a good shape captured of the Star Destroyer. I hope these will end up in some kind of promo this year as I would like to grab a few more. :sweet:

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#2 Javert

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 12:10 PM

The nice thing about this one is that it looks to be more accurate than the mini one released way back 2004?

Plus some people probably already own most of the pieces so they could probably build one before getting it to see if it's worth it or not. I hope this is a freebie with the newspaper though, would be nice to grab a couple!

great review there!  :thumbup:
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 02:04 PM

Nice review, Mutley! You keep beating everyone to them!  :tongue:

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Excellent review, Mutley!  I'll have to look out for these, hopefully they'll be a Target promo at some point.  I just assembled one of the mini Venators and that was a decent little set.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm not usually a fan of the minis, but it looks pretty good to me.
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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:22 PM

nice mini review, Mutley :classic:

to me, these mini sets were always about parts. in that regard, i'd say this is quite good

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 08:53 PM

This looks like a neat little set! Thanks for the review! :D

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:52 PM

Thank you for the review!
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:20 AM

So many people berated this set when they first saw it I think it is great for parts selection, and even good for display purposes.

I have one repurposed, and two more waiting for small pieces. I can't wait to get an official copy.

Thanks for the 411 on what you think.
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:38 AM

Nice review, decent looking Mini Star Destroyer but will pass, figures or rare bits, as someone has said easy enough to build one from existing parts
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 01:00 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm not a huge fan of this mini SD, but it's okay. At least better than the previous one. However, for me this is just another parts pack.

#12 The_Box

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 01:57 AM

Looking at it again, this mini is quite better than the older one. It's done in a more "accurate" mini scale.
Could it be possible to have a comparison shot of the 2?
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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:06 AM

Doesn't look too bad... I woulda preferred they release the mini co-boxed with Executor as a standalone set, but I'll have to get one for the collection, and see which one scales out as a better companion for the big SSD.

As it is, I've been working between S@H and cannibalizing Mini Venators to get parts for four more of the "Executor companion mini"... If you have all three, a comparison between the 4420-series, the Executor escort and this would be really cool.

Let's see...
UCS Executor=50"
12"=1'
5280'=1.609km
"real" Executor=19km
19/1.609=11.809

Each stud = 5/16", so at about 160 studs OAL on Executor the best fit would be an ISD about 13-14 studs long. This ship's a little short, and I think the Executor escort (which I need to check length on) is a better match to ISD size proportions, but this is still a Gotta Have One for my Star Destroyer collection.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Come now, I'm sure I've stated before that a 'real' Executor (as opposed to a 'canon' Executor) would be 17.6km. :wink: 13-14 studs is still about right for a scaled Imperator, though.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:32 PM

Great review, I wonder when this will show up in America, Valentines Day, Easter, or another holiday so target can have them as an exclusive.

Oh well, on to looking for a boatload of them.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 04:56 PM

View PostDiamondback, on 17 January 2012 - 05:06 AM, said:

Doesn't look too bad... I woulda preferred they release the mini co-boxed with Executor as a standalone set, but I'll have to get one for the collection, and see which one scales out as a better companion for the big SSD.

As it is, I've been working between S@H and cannibalizing Mini Venators to get parts for four more of the "Executor companion mini"... If you have all three, a comparison between the 4420-series, the Executor escort and this would be really cool.

Let's see...
UCS Executor=50"
12"=1'
5280'=1.609km
"real" Executor=19km
19/1.609=11.809

Each stud = 5/16", so at about 160 studs OAL on Executor the best fit would be an ISD about 13-14 studs long. This ship's a little short, and I think the Executor escort (which I need to check length on) is a better match to ISD size proportions, but this is still a Gotta Have One for my Star Destroyer collection.

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View PostFallenangel, on 17 January 2012 - 08:37 AM, said:

Come now, I'm sure I've stated before that a 'real' Executor (as opposed to a 'canon' Executor) would be 17.6km. :wink: 13-14 studs is still about right for a scaled Imperator, though.

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#17 Darth of Soals

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:43 PM

Nice set, I hope that they will put those minis into some sort of newspapers
  e.g The Mirror or The Sun...

  Hope they will, look forward to getting one   :wub:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:09 AM

View Postmortesv, on 17 January 2012 - 04:56 PM, said:

To make a good ISD mini that goes with the SSD just look here: SSD Mod + mini ISD

And don't pay attention to Fallen...  :tongue:
Nice redesign, Mortesv--looks like I need to order some 3x8 and 2x3 angles. Any chance of more pix from below? As for size... well, I'm of the Go Big Or Go Home school, and a ship like Executor I'd be inclined to give the benefit of the doubt, being built as big as practical to suggest unstoppable power just from its presence alone.

#19 Sir_Basil_Ashton

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for the review. I'm not too thrilled with the actual size of this. Like the mini-Venator, I feel it should be a little bigger. Am I expecting too much?



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