This is actually (somehow) my first Lego Snowspeeder and I love it! The build has nice size and is sturdy. The sticker selection is good, however I wish that this had the orange color scheme. The interior is well detailed and is functional enough. I don't have any issues with the main build. The secondary build is a nice and appropriate addition. I like the turret's look and ability to spin around and angle up and down. I personally leave off the stud shooter though, as it looks more realistic without it in my opinion.
The minifigs are excellent as well. Luke and Dak both have the older helmet designs, which is fine. (especially since they couldn't fit into the speeder with the newer ones) The hoth rebel trooper is proper and I love the throwback blaster! The Lando is the biggest highlight! He looks great and the two- colored cape is sweet! (and covers up the 20th Aniversary print on the back of the torso) He is the best and most desirable of the exclusive figs to me.
I know many people are fustrated with the fact that the snowspeeder build hasn't really changed in multiple years, but I think it's a pretty perfect design. Of course, that is coming from someone who just now owns one. All in all, I love everything about this set!"
"This isn't a bad set, especially considering the target audience, but sadly I still can't pull myself to recommend it. (the only reason why it gets a "good" overall rating is because of the fact that this is aimed at young kids)
This is a rare instance where I think the secondary build is better in it's execution than the main one. The ground build had nice coloring, detail, and playability, with the turret head being able to spin around and even fire projectiles via the disk shooter. You can also angle the guns on the turret up and down. The ability to take off canisters from it as well helps with playability.
The X-Wing however, is where the set suffers. The only main problem in my opinion is the cockpit piece, which looks quite horrible and is very jarring. If they could have designed the Starfighter to be able to use the proper piece, it would have made such a big difference. The fact that this X-Wing can't house R2 even though he is included is also a minor issue. The printed pieces are great though, and the wings look good for the scale.
The minifigures are great in this set. Luke looks very proper and has the older helmet design and his lightsaber. You also get R2, and a regular stormtrooper for ground battles.
In conclusion, this is a mixed bag of a set. It isn't bad, or by any means a waste of money, but some poor execution in the X-Wing design keeps this set from reaching it's potential. For kids, this should be fine though, as they probably won't take as much of an issue with the problems."
"This set is not perfect, but is pretty good nonetheless.
This isn't officially a Juniors set, but it basically is one with the large specialized pieces, printed parts, and the "easy start" build design. The main build is the A-Wing, and while I think it captures the overall design pretty well, there should be more detailing as it feels a little incomplete to me. The prints on the model are great though. The second build is very simple but looks cool and is actually rather playable. It not only establishes that this set takes place on Yavin-4, but also gives C3PO something to do, which is great.
The minifigures are good as well. As I just mentioned, C3PO is included which is nice, especially for kids who want to get him in a cheap set, but in the context of the set it doesn't make a ton of sense to include him over another rebel figure in my opinion. The A-Wing pilot is very nice and appropriate.
This set has a few minor issues, but it is still the cheapest way to get an A-Wing (that isn't a microfighter) since 2006. I would rather pay $15 for this set than the previous A-Wing set which was $40, even though it was a better model. I recommend this set at this price point, and if you have pieces from your own collection to make this build better, it makes this deal ever sweeter."
"This set is really nice and I think it will be one of the most underrated sets from this wave.
It isn't officially a Juniors set, but it basically is one with the large specialized pieces, printed parts, and "easy start" build design. The main build is the Tie Fighter and for it's size and scale, it looks very nice and is really playable. It is great to get a nice representation of this iconic ship without having to pay a lot. The smaller build is a cool complementary build and has 2 great printed pieces and playability for the rebel trooper.
The minifigures are also great. You get an updated Rebel Fleet Trooper, which has nice simple prints on the torso and a double sided head with 2 expressions. (He is currently exclusive to this set) The other is the Tie Fighter Pilot, which is obviously appropriate for the vehicle itself. Both minifigs also get guns, which can both be stored behind a panel on the back of the Tie Fighter itself.
I honestly love this set and think that everything about it is pretty well executed, especially for the $20 (US) price. It reminds me of the 2001-2005 Tie Fighter design. My only complaint is the lack of a computer console for the fighter. All in all, I recommend this set for anyone!"
The build is fantastic in pretty much every way. The color scheme is very realistic, there's a lot of great detailing, and the scale is good. I like the action feature to open and close the wings, as it is relatively smooth. The ability to put the droids in properly (horizontally) is great as well.
The minifigures are very nice as well. I like how they give you 2 pairs of figures, Luke and R2, and Biggs and his droid. I'm not a huge fan of the new helmets though, as they seem awkwardly large.
All in all, this is probably the best X-Wing set ever made, minus the UCS version of course. I recommend this set!"
"This is a fine representation of the iconic Mos Eisley Cantina! The biggest complaint that I hear about this set is that it is just a smaller, worse version of the 2014 Mos Eisley Cantina, which is true. However, that doesn't make this a bad version in my opinion, especially since this set is almost half the retail price.
To begin with, the builds are nice. The cantina has 3 different areas: the bar, the booth, and the entrance. Each area is small, but look good and have nice detailing. The vehicle is canon, and is briefly seen outside of the cantina in A New Hope. It isn't an iconic or well known craft, but it is great to get something different and exclusive.
The minifigures are all very good and are the clear highlights of the set. You get Han with his nice new hairpiece, the slightly updated Greedo (who only appears in Cantina sets), a fully decorated sandtrooper complete with the shoulder pauldron and a backpack, and the brand new bartender figure!
Another quick point I would like to make is that this set combines well with the 2014 Cantina set. You can arrange the cantina pieces to make a larger, more complete cantina, and the vehicle in this set combines nicely with the landspeeder and dewback from the other set.
All things considered this is a good set, especially if you missed out on the 2014 version."
The highlight of this set is the Pteranodon! It is the same one from the 2015 JW line, so if you missed out on that set, you can get it here!
The minifigs are both generic Jurassic World workers. They are nice to get, but it would have been nice to get a named character for one of them.
The builds are small but pretty effective. The helicopter is comically scaled, but for a juniors set that is aimed for young kids, it does it's job. The 2 small terrain builds are also very small, but they look good and they add enough to help set up different play scenarios. The printed pieces are great, and the lava rocks are a nice touch.
All in all, this isn't a bad set, but it isn't overly interesting relative to the other Jurassic World sets."
"I needed a baseplate for my Jurassic World MOC, and I'm very happy with this! I understand why many people haven't liked the color change to bright green, but this is fine for me, though I would have preferred the older green as well."
There is a nice color variety which I really needed in my part collection. I've already used some of them for MOCs! I also appreciate some of the specialized pieces like the wheels, the door and window, the flowers, etc.
I would also like to mention the nice hard-cardboard box with the plastic lid that this set comes in. I use it to store extra parts. So even the box has some value here!
This is a great cheap way to get nice a variety of pieces and a good storage box!"