Posted 14 May 2012 - 10:36 AM
First of all, thank you for the review!
In my opinion, this set really is below average, even scratiching the below border to poor. The fighter may be very nice in its new design, but the rest is just unimaginative, and the pricing is ridiculous.
I really, really liked Mace Windu's Starfighter and the added play-value of the command-droid and the two STAP's, and back then I thought they did a step in the right direction. I'm always willing to pay more, when I've got the feeling that I'm getting something for my moneys worth.
This in comparison is just laughing stock in my opinion. They didn't even go through the process of thinking something up for the additional figure, an Speeder or whatever.
This set feels to me like: "Ok, we can't go with 25 buck-sets anymore, cause we already have two of them this year (droid escape and geonosian cannon), so what can we do to get this set up to 40 bucks?"
Answer: "Well, since everybody at TLC who ever thought about pricing, price-per-piece-ratio and play-value seems to be on vacation we throw in a new minifig and call it a deal."
I really hope that this will turn out as one of the worst selling LEGO Star Wars Sets ever, just to stop the Company from having any more funny ideas like this one.