"Pros: - Surprisingly fun build! - Great minifigures, especially the Jawas (which were previously only available in the Sandcrawler) - Good use of stickers, including the one printed with "Destination Tattooine" in Aurebesh - Opens and closes easily
"X-Wings are the second coolest and most iconic spaceships in the Star Wars universe – after the Millennium Falcon, obviously. I personally wanted this set because both Poe Dameron and his X-Wing are really cool, and I was not disappointed. The finished ship looks great and I love the colour scheme – makes for a nice change from the usual 50 Shades of Grey!
The minifigures that come with this set are fantastic! You get Poe Dameron, another Resistance X-Wing pilot, a Resistance ground crew member called Goss Toowers, and of course BB-8, Poe Dameron's loyal AstroMech droid. The minifigures all have great detailing and look fantastic. I especially love the new helmet visors.
In addition to the ship itself and the minifigures, this set comes with a loader with seating, steering mechanisms and a box with extra ammunition, and a ladder to climb up to the cockpit. I am going to hang my X-Wing from the ceiling, but for display on a table or for play purposes, these accessories are great and really add to the set.
I personally think the ship is accurate enough compared to the film, but I mainly just enjoy building LEGO and I'm not too fussed about the details.
The rubber bands that control the wings are blue because that's the colour these Technic bands are at exactly this tension. I personally don't mind, and I wouldn't want to pay more for LEGO to manufacture bands at this tension in black just for this set.
Pros: - The finished ship looks fantastic! - Great minifigures, both the selection you get and their individual detailing - The loader and ladder - Fun play features
Cons: - The four engines on the back aren't secured 100% - I wish the landing gear was higher, so that the model could be displayed on a table with the S-foils locked in attack position and fully open
"I bought this set because I wanted the Yoda and R2-D2 minifigures and here they appear together in an affordable set. I didn't even realise until after I'd bought the set that I couldn't quite remember seeing Yoda ever piloting a ship? I thought it might have been in the prequel trilogy and I don't know those films as well. Turns out this ship is from season 6 of the animated series The Clone Wars, and that Yoda's Astromech droid on that journey is indeed R2-D2.
The build was relatively challenging for such a small set, and the only repetitive bit was building the four wings. Only a few stickers, and the ones that are included add nicely to the design. The ship is quite an unusual colour for Star Wars, which I like. The finished ship feels sturdy and comes with a liftable cockpit roof, a cockpit glass you can lower, bendable wings and two spring-loaded shooters.
The minifigures in this little set are fantastic! Yoda is exactly the right colour and has detailed eyes, slightly bendy rubber ears, short legs (non-bendable) and nice printing. R2-D2 looks very film accurate.
Pros: - The minifigures are fantastic! - Fun and quite challenging build - The finished Starfighter looks great
Cons: - Should have come with someplace to store Yoda's lightsaber
"This was such a fun set to build! It only took about 40 minutes, but it was quite a challenging build comparatively, due to the many play features this set includes: the main mechanism for lowering and twirling Han Solo when he is put in carbonite, the lift on the right hand side, and the "jail cell" with the Murphy style bed on the left hand side.
The finished set looks great, and manages to be both a good display piece, and a set you can play with.
Pros: - Boba Fett is a fantastic minifigure! - Han Solo in carbonite looks great - The Ugnaught minifigure looks great, and as far as I know, this is the only set where you can get it - Really fun play features - Good display piece - Good value
Cons: - Would have been better as a larger and more expensive set, with the full platform and including Princess Leia, Chewbacca with C-3PO on his back, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, Vader etc.
My husband noticed that Kylo Ren was on the box, which is confusing, but I see that Lego has explained this in a response to a review further down. Turns out all the new sets have the same band across the top and that's why Kylo Ren appears on an Empire Strikes Back set.
One suggestion to Lego regarding the manual: Use the Lego figure you use to explain why building Lego using the numbered bags is a good idea (the guy looking very happy as he empties one bag at a time) to explain that the tiny plastic bag containing eight pieces (!) is actually only needed for the one single piece you attach to Boba Fett's helmet. You get three spare parts of this, which is very nice of Lego, but you also get four random bits that I have no idea what they're for.
All in all, I would definitely recommend this set to Star Wars Lego fans!"
"I personally love Lego location sets and Battle on Scarif did not disappoint! It was a fun build and makes for a great display set.
Pros: - The Jyn Erso minifigure looks really cool - You also get Cassian Andor and two shoretroopers - Good play features, including a falling tower, exploding landing area and hidden gun cache - The finished set looks great
Cons: - Should have included K-2SO - Either Jyn should have been in her regular clothes, or Cassian should have been in his disguise
"Lego has managed to design a film accurate Resistance X-wing fighter using only 87 pieces, which is very impressive!
The build itself is quick and fun, and the model is cleverly put together. This is a Force Awakens set and comes with a minifigure that others have identified as Temmin 'Snap' Wexley. The minifigure features incredibly detailed printing and comes with a great helmet and a gun.
Pros: - Fantastic minifigure - Fun and clever build - The wings can be put into two positions, open and closed - Impressively created from only 87 pieces - Good price point
Cons: - Does not come with an Astromech droid
I wasn't tempted by the microfighter range until I got this one as a gift. Now I think I might want to collect them all!"
"I was given this little set as a gift and was very pleased to see that it included Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO, a Tusken Raider – and a womp rat!
The build itself was fun and quick, and the finished landspeeder looks great. It has an open cockpit with two seats, three engines (the left one has the covering missing, just like in the film) and a storage compartment where you can place Luke's electrobinoculars.
Pros: - Excellent minifigures - Good value - Fun build - Finished model looks great
Cons: - Has a few stickers (I don't mind them, but include it as a con since some people dislike them) - Would have loved to have had R2-D2, too, but can't really complain at this price point!
"Ever since I started building Star Wars Lego I have wanted to get and build the Millennium Falcon. I am so pleased I finally decided to buy it, because this was a very enjoyable build, and the finished ship looks fantastic!
This is by far the largest Lego set I have ever built. There are nine numbered bags inside, plus a couple of those have small add-on bags with the same number. There is also an extra bag with oversize parts. The instructions were on the whole clear, but there were a few pages where it would have been helpful to have a red circle showing where the new pieces were to be added. I also forgot that some of the numbered bags had an additional, small bag and wondered why a piece seemed to be missing, until I remembered. In total it took me four hours to build the Falcon, over two days.
There are six minifigures in this set, plus BB-8, which I think is plenty. All the minifigures are excellent in their design and attention to detail. They all come with a weapon of choice, and there were some additional weapons in the bags, too. I already had Rey (two!), Finn and BB-8, but I was really pleased to get Han Solo and Chewbacca.
The Falcon itself has a very detailed interior, with sofas and the holochess table, beds, control panels, the hyperdrive, smuggler's boxes and more. There are two spring-loaded shooters at the front, and rotating laser turrets at the top and bottom of the ship. There is a small landing ramp and a secret compartment, where you can store items to be smuggled, or a minifigure.
The only flaw with my set is that I am unable to attach the round disc at the front of the cockpit, no matter how hard I try. :(
Pros: - Really fun to build - The finished ship looks fantastic - Great minifigures - Plenty of play features - Detailed interior
Cons: - Instructions could be clearer in a few places - My cockpit front piece doesn't attach
All in all I would definitely recommend this set to any Star Wars Lego fan!"
"This is a really fun build if you like Star Wars location sets, which I do. Unkar Plutt's market stall was fun to build and manages to look dilapidated and like it was built using whatever materials were available at Niima Outpost. I enjoy that it has a little safe for portions/gold coins (whatever they are meant to be), a gun in a hidden drawer, pieces of droid lying around, tools in a box beneath the awning and a little entrance arch. I don't find that the finished set is too small – I don't play with my sets anyway, so as a display piece it's a perfect size.
I enjoyed building the Luggabeast even more than the market stall, and Lego Star Wars creatures is definitely something I'd like to see more of. The four leg pieces are specially moulded for this set, I think, but otherwise I believe the Luggabeast has been created using existing pieces, which is very creative! I don't mind the azure, I actually quite like it. So much in the Lego Star Wars range is grey or desert coloured, it's lovely to have some bright colour for a change, and this is probably the way the armour looked when it was new.
The minifigures are great! You get Rey (with her hairpiece), Unkat Plutt, Teedo and BB-8.
Pros: - Lovely Star Wars location set - Fun to build - Great minifigures - Excellent display value
Cons: - A bit expensive - I wish the rations were blue (if the cold "coins" are meant to be rations)
Recommended for any Star Wars Lego fans, especially if you like location sets or alien beasts!"
"This is my third Star Wars Lego set, after Rey's Speeder and the Resistance Troop Transporter. I really enjoyed building my first set piece (as opposed to vehicles), and I love the minifigures! This set is worth getting just to have Maz Kanata, in my opinion.
The pieces are divided into three bags, which take about 20–25 minutes each to assemble. The instructions were, on the most part, very clear. The stickers did not come in bag 1 this time, but had been placed inside the instruction manual instead. They didn't appear until well after I was meant to have attached them, so I assumed they were missing.
The minifigures that come with this set are excellent. Maz Kanata is very detailed and film accurate. I think the set is a bit more expensive because making her mould must have been tricky. The set also comes with Finn, Kylo Ren and two Stormtroopers, including FN-2199 (aka TR-8R, aka Nines).
This set has quite a few playability features: a falling tree, collapsing walls, a hidden treasure box (where you can place Luke's lightsaber, which comes with this set – just the handle, mind!), sliding front doors and an exploding front porch. These were really fun to build, and all work well. The falling tree and sliding doors are my favourites.
This set had two cloth items, which came in a tiny cardboard box: the banner for Maz' castle, and Kylo Ren's cape. These work really well against the plastic Lego, and I much prefer these to stickers (if we're comparing items that aren't pure Lego).
Pros: - Great minifigures - Good playability features - Really fun to build - Looks great as a set
Cons: - Stickers were hidden inside the instruction manual, towards the end
All in all I would definitely recommend this set to any Lego Star Wars fan!"