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[Review] 9496 Desert Skiff

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#26 Plissken


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:21 PM

Thank you all for the replies. Very appreciated.
After two days of looking and playing around with this set, I think it is the best from this summer wave. The original price may be a bit high, but the value you get is worth it. One of the best SW sets in a long time.
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#27 coolguy2323


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:44 PM

This looks cool compared to the old one. I might have to buy it now, nice review!

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:42 PM

Wow this set is out already, great review, all figs except Luke are spectacular
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#29 YavinBase


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 03:42 PM

This set is such a gem, which is exemplified by the review.  I had no doubt that I was getting this set prior to the review and the review is making harder to wait for it to come out in the USA.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

Thanks for the review Plissken! The skiff itself is quite nice, but the figs are really selling this set to me. Boba Fett and Lando are superb, but i also really like the new Luke. I'm not sure why they went for a grey tunic on him, but i must say it looks great and it gives us some nice variation!
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#31 Ki-Adi-Mundi


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 05:46 PM

Thanks for this very good review on an excellent set!  :thumbup:  
If i were not already planning to go for it - i would start to do so now.  :sweet:

Rarely do we (in Europe) get that much value at this price. Most often sets at this price tag contain some 50 less parts and sometimes have fewer/not as good minifigs. We get a well designed vehicle, pretty iconic and nicely printed minifigs, a beast/scenery and all is this about a very memorable scene! And best of all - NO stickers.
Everything is as it's supposed to be. IMHO this set is a must have for every SW fan, collector and those planning to become one. The set might also attract new fans to the SW universe of LEGO. I bow before the designers!
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#32 just2good


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Posted 20 May 2012 - 06:22 PM

Great review, 'Plissken'! :classic:
I don't really care for Star Wars, but this summer wave looks great! I love the minifigures, especially Lando and Boba Fett! :thumbup:

#33 Combee


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 05:28 PM

Great review! I'm not normally a huge Star Wars fan but for the price this set seems like a great deal! I'll definitely be getting this for the Boba Fett and Lando  :cry_happy:

#34 miles teg

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Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:20 PM

Shameless revive, but just a heads up for anyone who doesnt have this yet: amazon uk have this set for £16.47 at the moment

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