"I have no clue about this ships history, all I know is it looks cool. I'm guessing thats similar to how most of who buys it will feel as well.
Positives This has a better build than many TIE builds. I like how the wings are held together with technic pieces, which made for some interesting connections. The color scheme is what makes this set though. I like that red is the dominant color instead of black or grey like most Star Wars ships. I really pops more that way. Major Vonn looks good. I have no idea how accurate he is and dont really care.
Negatives Leia feels phoned in. She looks an awful lot like the Force awakens one. I'd have to check but it may even be a rerelease. Weak. No clue who the other guy is but I like his hair. The droid is not pleasant to look at in my opinion, but I dont think thats Lego's fault.
The biggest negative is the price. When this was first announced it was said to be $50. That got me excited because FINALLY a Lego Star Wars set that was at a reasonable price. Nope. I get to the store and what do I see? MSRP $70.00. Yeah thats going to be a no from me dawg. I feel like the Lego City line and Star Wars line have consistently been priced $10-20 dollars over what they should be. Everyone likes to blame Disney because we love Lego so much, but I'm starting to think its them.
Lego if you are listening, I am not going to pay a 20-30% mark up just because something is star wars or city. Keep it up with the other themes and you will push me out of the hobby entirely. There are other options."
Pros: What I liked about this set is the shape allows for multiple levels where you can visually see your characters "deeper" in the mine. This set does that well and I enjoy the modular aspect that you can move certain parts around, and fold it up for different looks.
Neutral: I'm pretty neutral on the new silverfish. They look wried to me with the stud on top of them. It honestly looks a bit distracting to me, and I would have preferred only studs on the bottom.
Cons: The figures are nothing special outside the silverfish. I understand Steve and the main characters are popular and going to be in many sets, but a person has limits. I would appreciate it if lego at least tried to put more variety into the figs. New updated printing for Steve and Alex? Feet print for the Creeper? Something. I have way too many of these guys and have been giving them away due to how redundant they are.
The price is terrible. Both in quantity of parts and in scale of what you get. This build did not take as long as most 90 dollar sets. Note that outside of the silverfish there are no new parts that can not be gotten elsewhere. This is a 60 maybe 70 dollar set max. I am pretty annoyed by this and foresee this set not selling well or going to deep discount.
I would recommend the Farm set, and the cave sets released earlier this year as a cheaper and better alternative. Far better value, you get more unique builds, and more newer characters and pieces for the price you pay."
"I got this as a gift because I had mentioned how excited for this set I was. I still am to an extent. However, upon closer inspection I have to agree with my reservations when I found out the price.
The figures are amazingly detailed. I love the arm printing and dual molds in any set. It really adds to the quality and accuracy. In addition, I appreciate that Lego decided to include Rinzler and Quorra as figures. Rinzler has to be one of the best sci-fi figs I have seen.
The builds are duplicated so there is a bit of repetition. However I don't hold that against lego because that is how the vehicles are in the movie. Anything else would have been inaccurate. The build itself is very complex and offers some techniques that used to be considered "illegal." These are fun and teach new ways common lego bricks can be used. Kudos for that.
The stand is just gravy. It really adds to the display ability and immersion into the world. Plus it gives the seeds for expanding the Grid.
I love the build, figures and stand. Yet I am still annoyed at this set. There is no reason that I know of besides the 'Disney tax' for this set to be $35 dollars. This is at least ten dollars over what it should be. I do not have that kind of income to flippantly drop an extra ten dollars on a $20-25 dollar set.
Amazing set, but please wait for it to go on sale to a more reasonable price. My gf knew I liked it and I appreciate that, but that price just sits bitterly in my mouth."
"The game is intended for children. With that said I have enjoyed many "kids" games in the past as an adult. However Dimensions did not hold up. I got this only a few months ago at deep clearance. The parts are nice colors. The figures are nothing special with Batman being an amalgamation of previously released parts.
The game play gets redundant quick with most of your time spent breaking everything in sight for an endless stream of coins. The puzzles are more time consuming than difficult where figuring out the mechanics of what you are supposed to be doing is the hardest challenge. Also I didn't see anywhere where these coins added to gameplay - such as upgrades.
I get that the game can be completed without all the packs, but so much of the game is locked behind needing X or Y character to do this section. I would have an annoying time playing this without all the packs. Luckily I had most of the packs because of them being available for a dollar last year.
There is a reason this game failed. Redundant kills fun fast, and that is terrible for a game that tries to offer an experience that is supposed to last. The cost, and out of date references likely made it difficult for kids to enjoy (how many ten year olds watch the A-Team?). I played maybe 15 hours (mainly of portal 2) before I got bored and quit."
"I bought this with the specific intention of using the parts to make a brickheadz version of my girlfriend. The build was pleasant and fairly lengthy for a ten buck set. In terms of quantity, this set noticeably contains more pieces than other brickheadz and is a good parts pack. The best part was it came with all the needed parts for my own creation of my girlfriend. The face is highly universal and it is not challenging to make your own, using this set as a start.
Nice build, and good quantity of parts for price is normally what I want from a set. This set goes above and beyond that in providing plenty of inspiration for more."
Buy power functions separately, and build your own
"I was fortunate enough to find this set 86% off the US MSRP price. Hence why I bought it.
The build is basic enough, and is not too hard compared to most technic sets. You are really building the tracks and chassis, then sitting the frame on top for aesthetics.
This sets value mostly comes from the play and it is a blast to drive around the house. It moves well enough and does not get stuck easily. However there is a limited distance it can travel away from the controller and that I found was the most restricting.
My main concern with this set is the retail price. There is not 100 bucks worth of lego in this set. Lego sells the power functions that are included in this set for $46.49. That means the rest of the set costs $53.51, which is extremely high for 365 parts (not including power functions) . There are a lot of small parts in this set including 74 tracked parts, and personally I do not think the value is there.
Plus do not forget about the batteries! Any RC vehicle will drain AA batteries fast, I do not knock lego for that. But it is something to consider when buying this set that you will have to spend close to $20 bucks more just to get it running (even more depending how long it takes you to get bored with it).
My advice is to buy the power functions and make your own RC if you can. Alternatively, if you want this specific set then wait for it to go on sale. At least enough of a sale that it covers the cost of the batteries."
"When I was given this set for Christmas, I was excited to get it. I had not thought of purchasing it myself because I was more dazzled by sets like the Jungle, the Golem, or the Farm. However, after building it I realized this was exactly what my minecraft collection needed. I have plenty of sets that focus on the surface, so having one that delved a bit deeper was a bit of fresh air.
The library section features a great selection of nougat colored bricks and plates that are great for imitating oak wood. While oak wood in the game is a bit lighter and more like the tan bricks, I am fine with this color being used because it differentiates it from sand. Plus the solution for the iron bars is simple, but genius.
The play feature works terrifically in multiple ways. Either he can jump into the lava and simulate Steve disappearing, or he can be transported to a area where the end set could go.
My mild criticism of the set would be the addition to snow made little sense to me considering the end portal is underground, but I did not mind as I could use a bit more 2x2 white jumper parts.
The major issue for me is how minecraft sets are getting lower and lower part to price counts in each new wave. I understand that there are many bigger parts here. However, considering how common many basic bricks are in this set, I think the price should have been a bit lower. This makes me have to resort to waiting to receive these sets as gifts or until they are on sale to get them at an appropriate price.
Pros are it is a great play set, great selection of parts, and unique setting. Cons are repetitive figure selection (getting old lego), a little high on price for lego, and snow does not make sense here."
"This seasons holiday themed parts pack (aka Pilgrim Feast) lacks behind the rest in quality of what is offered currently. Usually these little themed sets seem to hide away a nifty part or two that will inspire me to build. The gold 1x1 plates are nice, but not enough to make up for the set. Lego does do a nice job keeping the price to piece low on these set, which is something.
Previous holidays Lego has released little vignettes featuring mini figures that I feel have been far superior in quality of build, display ability, and parts involved. These build able figures with the goofy eyes do not please me at all. Their style, along with the Mixels, seem to gear towards the younger audience. I understand for younger children there may be some desire for this style, but I feel these seasons sets are aimed at older children and adult audiences. In 160 pieces I feel there is so much potential for holiday themed sets and just feel disappointed every time I see these goofy eyed characters.
If you love this style great, please do not let my dislike for them sway you. If you are a new collecter, this is a great piece count on basic bricks. Older builders may want to wait for more interesting pieced builds. If you are like me, this may be a set to pass over to the next holiday."
"Lego has been introducing these exclusive figure packs for a few years now varying from theme to theme. They usually would include figures that came in other sets or offer only slight modifications in print. Now however, I feel they are finally becoming worth their cost.
Considering there is little to no actual build to this set, the value of these packs depends entirely on the figures. Before these packs, I would give little to no thought to these figure packs because they used to be generic figures easily obtainable in other sets at better values. This set however changes that by offering four completely new and exclusive figures that revamp my love for Minecraft lego. I have about five of the same Steve figures laying around, and to finally be able to spruce up my Minecraft display with these guys is refreshing. These figures add a bit more believability to my display, since I am used to playing Minecraft with others who have unique skins like these.
Unlike many of their predecessors, this figure pack I feel has the value to be a solid purchase for any Minecraft fan. Hopefully Lego will continue this trend of offering unique and exclusive figures or prints in these packs."