REVIEW : 9498 Saesee Tiin's Starfighter
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:20 PM
I was able to purchase this set today at my local TRU, unfortunately no other new Sets .
9498 Saesee Tiin's Starfighter
Subtheme : Clone Wars
Pieces : 255
Price : 39,99€
Figs : 3
The Box itself is kept very small, altough it could be a little smaller if you calculate that there are only 4 Bags!
You can see the features (like the cockpit can detach as a escape pod) on the background.
I was kinda confused as i saw that there are 2 Instructions for such a little Set ? I mean it has only 255 pcs. Why would i need 2 Instructions . On the last 2 Pages you can see the Fig inventory of the new Sets and the new Sets.
All 3 Figs are new to me and my collection.
Even Piell and R3-D5 are complete new Figs - R3-D5 looks like a green R2-D2 for me, nothing special
The Head of Even Piel is very detailed with a little bit track like Goblins have them. The Heads of both Figs are surpriseingly detailed - Saesee with his yelloy-red eyes and Even Piell with all his marks and his second closed eye ( i guess thats normal ? im not a CW specialist )
4) The Starfighter & Building
The Starfighter consits of 3 Main Parts :
- The Cockpit
- The middle of the Fighter
- and the Wings
All those things are packed in different Bags :
Bag 1 : Cockpit
Bag 2 : Middle
Bag 3 : left Wing
Bag 4 : right Wing and..........4 rockets ... yeah
I'll start with the Bags as said before, 4 Bags
Cockpit is a really clever design IMO.. i like the round built the window let itself close so gently
Now the main part of the JSF. Its almost the same construction as the Plo Koon Fighter BUT what i didnt thought is that this Fighter is bigger than Plo Koons !
The 2 Wings are kept very simple, so nothing special here.
And here's the finished Fighter I really like the design of this JSF, the green looks very good. Im also very happy that TLC didnt made it like the preliminary pic ( with 2 red wings on the side). Anyway here are the pics and a comparison shot between Plo Koons and this.
As written before here is the detach function of the cockpit :
5) Overall Rating
The SW Summer starts very good ( for me ) BUT, what is really a nerve is the price.
WTF ? 39,99€ That is veeeeery expensive for 255pcs and 3 Figs. You US Guys will definatley have a better deal with 29,99$..
Figs : 8/10 Figs are very detailed and looking good.
JSF : 7/10 The Fighter is built like Plo Koons expect the cockpit area.
Price : 4/10 That is something i cant live with ! 39,99€ for 255 Pieces and 3 Figs
Overall : 6/10 It would be a really great set for 24,99€ or max. 29,99€ but thats really too much!
Buy it only if you're really into this Fighter ( and Figs) otherwise i would spent the 39,99 somewhere else..
Posted 12 May 2012 - 03:28 PM
I wanted to pay my local TRU a visit next week anyway, perhaps they have some of the new sets , too!
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:08 PM
Wow, the packaging seems unusually wasteful, even for a LEGO set. I'm not sure if I like how bulky the fighter's become, but it is smoother.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 04:41 PM
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:49 PM
Good review though. You really showed the set and it's details pretty well. Good pictures, too. I like the JSFs, and I'll be buying this to add to the small fleet I already have. It'll also be nice to get another Jedi.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:29 PM
Pity they didn't included that beast ?
I might twist my arm later in the year when a sale is on to buy one of these....might remodel all my other CW JSF craft to this styling...not sure yet.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 11:59 PM
Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:11 AM
Could you maybe make a picture of the parts inventory for us parts junkies? Thanks :)
Any STAMP or just one sticker per piece? STAMP (Sticker across multiple parts) is the worst thing LEGO can do.
I like this set mainly for colors and for the fig but I'll wait for good deal first.
Nope. All stickers are on one part.
I live in AUSTRIA not AUSTRALIA I dont know why, but its ok for me
And yes, here are the Comics :
Out of curiosity is Even Piell's headpiece made of regular plastic (like Aayla), soft plastic (like Shaak Ti) or rubber (like Watto)?
I dont own Shaak Ti or Aayla But it feels very much like Watto's Hairpiece, so i think rubber !
Posted 13 May 2012 - 02:49 PM
Thanks for the review Aayla-Secura!
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:03 PM
There are some good Star Wars sets this year and I have a feeling this one might be sitting on the shelf. They must sell, otherwise Lego wouldn't keep making them but you do wonder if the Delta-7 hasn't run its race by now.
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