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Hello Eurobricks Community, with my first post, I introduce you to my EBON HAWK, a ship that represents for all KOTOR fans, the same emotions as for the Millenium Falcon. A colleague of mine urged me to show you this creation, since I take my inspirations for this ship from the community. I hope it is also an inspiration to. EH07 by IRONDUCK, auf Flickr EH04 by IRONDUCK, auf Flickr EH03 by IRONDUCK, auf Flickr More pictures on Flickr. IRONDUCK
Darth Revan, probably one of the most (if not THE most) famous and beloved characters in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. For those of you who are not familiar with the EU, Revan first appeared in the hit role-playing video game Knights of the Old Republic (KotOR) released in 2003. Acclaimed by both the critics and the fans, KotOR is still to this day considered as one of the best Star Wars video games ever made. Unfortunately it is quite difficult to talk about this character without revealing too many spoilers, so let's just say Revan and his friend Alek were Jedi and war heroes during the Mandalorian Wars (between 3976 and 3964 before the Battle of Yavin). After the defeat of the Mandalorians during the Battle of Malachor V, Revan and Alek pursued the surviving enemy vessels into the unknown regions of the galaxy and disappeared. When they came back a year later, they were leading the forces of the Sith Empire as Darth Revan and Darth Malak... If you want to know more about this character, I suggest you watch this video (watch out, it contains spoilers) or simply play the game... Following the 2013 Hoth Han Solo minifig, this year's May the 4th promotional polybag is most definitely a great and surprising choice from LEGO. Basic Information • Set name: Darth Revan • Set number: 5002123 • Ages: 6+ • Number of pieces: 7 • Minifigs: 1 • Theme: Star Wars / Expanded Universe (EU) • Price: Free (offered as part of the "May the 4th" promotion with every LEGO Star Wars purchase of at least 55€/75$ between 28/04 and 04/05/14) • Year released: 2014 The Review The polybag Let's first take a look at the polybag itself. The front features the same logo design as the regular 2014 movie sets. If I'm not mistaken, the background in front of which Revan appears is based on the corridors of the Invisible Hand, the separatist command ship from Episode III. There isn't much to see on the back aside from some multilingual words of caution and a picture of the minifig's actual size. Unlike some of the older polybags, the back isn't translucent, which makes it impossible to see any of the pieces it contains. 1 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr Here it is now compared to an older polybag. As you can see, Revan's bag is slightly bigger although the difference is barely noticeable. However, due to the small amount of pieces it contains, the polybag does look quite large and feels a little empty. 2 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr The minifig The bag only contains 7 pieces. Unlike those found in bigger sets, the cape is not protected by the usual little cardboard box. As you also probably have noticed, the parts are made of Chinese plastic (which is pretty much the norm now for the polybags). The minifigs comes with one single accessory: a regular red lightsaber with a silver hilt. 3 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr There is no printing on the back of the head (which is normal since Revan never reveals his face) but there's also no backprinting on the minifigure's torso. Even though some details on the back would have been nice, I suppose it is not really a big deal considering he always wears a cape. 4 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr And here's a nice look at the complete minifigure in all its glory... Revan definitely looks better in person than on all the other pics I've seen. The details on his torso look fantastic. 5 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr 6 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr The fallen Jedi next to other Sith lords of the Old Republic era. Definitely a nice addition to any EU/KotOR/TOR fan's collection. 7 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr And errr... well this is for those of you who always wondered what's behind the mask... 8 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr 9 par Elrond Half-elven, sur Flickr Ratings Let's admit it, rating this polybag isn't easy. You can't really evaluate the quality of the build or its price. I also imagine your opinion on this minifigure will probably depend on whether or not you enjoy the EU, and more precisely the Old Republic era. If you don't, I can understand why you can't find anything exciting about this figure, unless you plan on using some of the parts for a MOC minifig... or unless you want to sell it. For those of us who do enjoy it however, this exclusive minifig appears as a unique opportunity to get a LEGO representation of a fan-favourite character. This is probably the only chance we'll have to get a Darth Revan minifigure (unless Disney decides to adapt KotOR at some point but for now this seems rather unlikely) and I believe those who like the character should seize that opportunity. The minifig is nothing special as far as parts are concerned. It doesn't have any special or new fancy armour piece like Malgus but it still looks great nonetheless. I'd give it a 8/10, the only real disappointment being the lack of backprinting.