Review: 9491: Geonosian Cannon
Posted 21 January 2012 - 09:55 PM
Some information about the set:
Theme: Star Wars
Year released: 2012
RRP: £19.99 (In russia costs over 44 dollars )
We see nice box art and list of new minifigures.
On the back side there are some scenes with Geonosians and their cannon.
On the some other side we can see LEGO club logo and little picture of the set, but there is russian price tag on it.
Next we see instruction with the copy of box's art on it.
Yeah, all-new 4 minifigures of this set. Barriss Offee, Commander Gree, Geonosian Warrior and Geonosian Zombie.(Boo!)
At first i would show you minifigure of commander Gree. Original non-lego character you can see on this link. Nice-painted, with print on his legs.
And how it looks without helmet:
Now you can see Barriss Offee, Jedi knight minifig. Minifig's body painted on only one side, because the other one is covered by short dark-blue cloak. That's how looks non-lego character.
Barriss has new face. Now she started to look a bit scared of something, I think. Her face's color a bit darker then standart star wars minifigs face's color.
Next are Geonosians, they both have wings unlike the 7959 set's geonosian minifigure.
They have some sonic blasters in their arms.
Сompared with the older Geonosians the new minifigs have extensive changes. Now they are much more detailed and similar to the original.
The new wings part on it's back:
Under the wings is something like shell.
Also we have a "zombie" - Gray Geonosian with empty eyes and broken wings.
They are identical in their structure. Heads looks a bit strange, I think I prefer the old heads.
The LR1K sonic cannon, also known as the Geonosian sonic cannon or the Geonosian defense platform, was a high-powered artillery emplacement.
It is bigger and more detalised than the old version from 4478.
It can shoot a pair of rockets hidden below.
With Geonosian warrior on it:
-Fire!(I know that shot is drawn incorrectly )
The battle begins!
And the defeated Geonosians trying to escape.
A good set with nice minifigures and great cannon. I recommend it for all SW fans. I think that I really love new Geonosians and Barriss minifigures.
That's all, I hope you enjoyed the review. Sorry for my bad English.
Posted 21 January 2012 - 10:09 PM
You've taken some of the best,clearest and sharpest images of a set I've yet to see and I appreciate that. It really shows the details of the set off very well. I think I'll be getting this set for sure, it'll go well with my pair of Geonosian Starfighters, and as a nice bonus the minifigures included are really nice too.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:31 AM
Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:45 AM
Edited by Darth Yogi, 22 January 2012 - 03:45 AM.
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Posted 23 January 2012 - 03:07 AM
I think that is really a matter of personal opinion - this Barris is a Clone Wars version, the older one is an Episode 3 version. The newer one has a more accurate cape and hood, but a more cartoonish face. I myself think the newer dark blue cape and hood on the older Baris would be the best combination. Really though it's just a matter of personal taste.
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:04 AM
Thanks for the review!
Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:38 PM
The cannon is cool, but I think most people think of this set as a battle pack, so without compelling minifigs I don't see a reason to buy. Just my opinion though.
Thanks for the great review!
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