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  • July 16, 2011
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 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid™
Corporate Alliance Tank Droid™
Corporate Alliance Tank Droid™
 
Posted:July 31, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Enforcing new standards
" Embracing a set of remade figures, 75015 is the third set to include a NR-N99 Persuader-class droid enforcer. From the first look, the public can see that 75015 is more visually appealing than its predecessors. Owing to 75015’s low price, most customers can afford the set. Furthermore, 75015 exemplifies what a $25 CAD set should be like. Because of its new design, low price, and excellent minifigure selection, 75015 is a worthwhile purchase which every collector should get.
75015 has a design that is different than both 7748 and 7258 and the structure is far more robust as well. Although it is barely noticeable in the Battle of Geonosis, the tank droid is instantly recognizable during the Battle of Kashyyyk. 7748 is more accurate to the tank droid seen in The Clone Wars while 75015 is more accurate to the films. Aside from the accuracy, 75015 serves as a better toy than 7748 and this is largely due to the elimination of 7748’s shortcomings: the cannons easily fell off, the traction was rougher, and the circular plates vacillated easily. Although there are no printed pieces on 75015, the pipelines make up for this. Furthermore, 75015 is larger than its predecessors. The design is an overall improvement.
Jango Fett is the exclusive minifigure here and most customers will buy this set just for him; this is no surprise since the original Jango Fett held such a high price on the aftermarket. Resellers will have a hard time now to sell their depreciated Jango Fett and fans will rejoice. The figure itself is amazingly detailed and perfectly delineates the one we say in film. With the elaborate silver printing, Jango Fett is one of the most detailed minifigures to date. The clone and the droid make good army builders as well.
Since 7748 costs $30 CAD, the price has surprisingly dropped. Most sets in the $30 price range have a terrible vehicle that lacks in either size or accuracy; this does not apply to 75015. Even the most fastidious of fans would be impressed by the tank droid’s design and the $25 CAD price tag will make it easy for army builders to collect multiples. 75015 is by far a better pick than 75002 which is a set of the same price.
Thus, there are very flaws to 75015 and no other set should come as a deterrent to purchasing 75015. Besides, Jango Fett is too difficult to pass up and the public needs some droid vehicles to even the battlefield against the republic.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+9points
12of 15found this review helpful.
 
 Millennium Falcon™
Millennium Falcon™
Millennium Falcon™
 
Posted:July 13, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Overall: 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Printing is off
" Having unfavorably compared the Falcon with the other microfighters, most reviewers made a pretentious claim: the falcon is the best of the series. Modern fans have such a high esteem towards The Falcon; they are unwilling to admit to the Falcon's shortcomings: the figure is too common, the functions are unusable, and the design is insipid.
Han Solo is a figure far too specific and far too common. At this moment, the majority of LEGO Star Wars fans have several variations of him. Since the pool of minifigures are the most desirable part of the set, customers will purchase this for Han Solo. Being only a minor upgrade after 2013, Han will be included in the highly anticipated Mos Eisley Cantina; the purchase of the set will devalue ones appreciation for the cantina. Nevertheless, Han’s frequent appearances do not detract from the figure’s quality; the printing detracts from the figure’s quality. Owing to discrepancy of holster’s silver printing, Han’s appearance is unsightly. I have included a photo of Han's legs for proof.
Likewise to the other microfighters, the Falcon is supposed to have at least one accessible play function its design defeats the play function’s purpose. For instance, the flick missiles are inaccessible to the fingers. Since the missiles are forced into a tight position between the circular plate and the sloped tile, people cannot flick the missile far.
Having fewer pieces than the X-Wing and Star Destroyer, it feels smaller than the Star Destroyer. Owing to its alignment with the flick missiles, the radar dish is misplaced; the grilled tiles should have been aligned with the flick missiles instead.
Owing to all its shortcomings, the Falcon is an unfavorable purchase among the microfighters. If you are seeking to get a Han Solo, get the A-Wing. If you are seeking to get a microfighter, get the Star Destroyer. Don't forget to take into account that many Han Solos have been misprinted. Nevertheless, the cockpit piece is unique. Because of its low price, this microfighter will be considerably favourable to the 2011 release.
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From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
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2 / 5
2 / 5
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2 / 5
2 / 5
-1point
4of 9found this review helpful.
 
 Batman ™: The Riddler Chase
Batman ™: The Riddler Chase
Batman ™: The Riddler Chase
 
Posted:July 9, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Riddled with flaws
" The riddler chase is better than many sets at its price point but it is certainly not the greatest. If you are scrupulous enough to notice box sizes, the box is less than half a centimetre deeper than the box sizes of other $40 CAD sets. However, the amount of pieces is distributed towards 2 vehicles that need much improvement.
The dragster is riddled with design flaws that makes it frustrating to play with; no pun intended. All the money bags will fly out as even from the smallest motion. Do not get me started on the concept of open money bags in a car chase. The spoiler rotates too easily making it more like a radar dish. A bomb that easily falls off is not a good play feature - it is a flaw that will result in lost pieces.
The batmobile should not have a removable canopy. What batmobile in history has an unhinged canopy. There are not even many studs to hold it in place. Batman looks ridiculous in lying back when driving the batmobile. There is nothing to prevent the back from being shifted beyond a 90 degrees angle.
The minifigures make up for what the vehicles lack; after all, who isn't excited to see Flash in LEGO form. Flash's headpiece should have been done for batman because we're all tired of the headband for Bruce. Batman is in a suit that many people grown up seeing so he is a nice addition. The detailing on the Riddler's suit is amazing.
There isn't much more to say other than it is one of the better $40 releases.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
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3 / 5
3 / 5
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4 / 5
4 / 5
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
12of 18found this review helpful.
 
 Jabba’s Sail Barge™
Jabba’s Sail Barge™
Jabba’s Sail Barge™
 
Posted:July 8, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
bound to be a classic
" The original sail barge is one of the best lego star wars sets and this set continues from its footsteps. When completed, the sail barge is incredibly attractive; the brown colour scheme absolutely commands attention. Because of its sturdy build and small size, the sail barge can be carried and played without many pieces falling off. The best feature of the set would be the accessible interior. Because of their new molds, the minifigures will be highly sought out for despite being relatively minor characters in the original trilogy .
A major complaint is the price; why would a set have hundreds of fewer pieces than the Republic Gunship yet have the same price? Sets that have figures with special molds cost more to make; these special molds account for the deficiency of pieces and the increased price point. Jabba the Hutt is obviously the macrofigure here but the sail barge arguably provides better value than Jabba's Palace. That set had over a hundred less pieces with roughly the same amount of special minifigures. I do agree that many people want a reasonable price in order to feel satisfied. However, if you are a hard core original trilogy fan, it is trifling to make decisions solely on the price, especially when the sets hike up in value once they go off the shelves. Besides, the Star Wars theme is leagues ahead of any other lego theme in existence. Since it is a remake, the designers have improved on a previously formidable model. Rest assured, the model does not disappoint.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+11points
11of 11found this review helpful.
 
 Droid™ Escape
Droid™ Escape
Droid™ Escape
 
Posted:August 21, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"We're doomed"
" Great little set, fun to play with and needed in your collection.
Aside from artoo, all of the figures here are upgraded to give a look more accurate to the films. The sandtroopers now have the markings to show their dirty armor and I like how there pauldrons help differentiate the rank. C-3P0 has been given a great upgrade as well. The figures are must haves for original trilogy fans.
Unlike all the other attempts Lego have made in the past regarding escape pods, finally we get the definitive version of the escape pod. This set marks a major leap in design. It's larger than the ones in the past and is able to accompany a greater passenger load. This escape pod alone makes this set worth the purchase. I also enjoy the speeder bike as well
Verdict:
It's been 11 years since we gotten the last droid escape. You can some iconic figures and a fun escape pod. The price is very fair for what you get. Go ahead, buy it.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Very Easy
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0points
0of 0found this review helpful.
 
 The Mines of Moria™
The Mines of Moria™
The Mines of Moria™
 
Posted:February 23, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Would you risk more dangerous road
" The Mines of Moria has the goods that are essential to any Lord of the Rings fan. You get 9 minifigures(2 skeletons included), dozens of weapons and accesories, a complete battle scene, and, of course, you get a cave troll. If you ever find this set on sale or looking for a Lord of the Rings set that has lots of cool minifigures, I'd highly recomment this one.
This set has excellent minifigures. Boromir, Pipin and the moria orcs are exclusive while Gimli and Legolas are difficult to obtain. The distribution of good guys to bad guys is relatively even and all the figures are amazingly detailed. The Cave Troll is very impressive for he's big,ugly, and authentic to the movies. I did find that he would constantly tip over due the its horrible balance.
This Mines of Moria is composed of four sections and a great deal of detail was added. When finished, I can honestly say that it looks quite impressive. Sections of the Mines can be detached from one another and if you are looking to create mocs involving medieval structure, the pillars and pieces in this set would prove quite useful. And yes, there are a LOT of stickers in this set. There are many other featurse in this set and I can go on and on but I'll leave that for you to discover.
This is a classic battle scene and if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings, the Mines of Moria does not disappoint. $100 dollars may be much but remember that you are getting lots of minifgures as well as an awesome cave troll. Normally a figure like that will cause the set to skyrocket in price so in my honest opinion, the value is good. Nevertheless, a sale wouldn't hurt to remove a couple extra bucks off the shelf price.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Desert Skiff™
Desert Skiff™
Desert Skiff™
 
Posted:January 4, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
A great escape made into a great set
" I had a lot of fun with this set and it's definitely worth the price. There's just so much to the set that it's difficult to pass up.
The minifigures are all new and all highly desirable, especially Luke, Lando, and Boba who were only made availabe previously in extremely expensive sets such as the Slave 1, and sail barge. With amazing new redesigns, I was astounded by everyone of these.
The rest of the set composes of the skiff, the sarlacc, and a few accesories. The sarlacc is really fun to play with and I certainly enjoying sending in unfortunate figures into its beaked mouth. A simply design with which works so well, the sarlacc is a great highlight. Furthermore, they have made great improvements on the skiff which separates it from it's predecessors. It's now bigger and comes with enough platform space for several minifigures to stand on. The moulded elements construct the skiff at the right angles making for a realistic and nicely done out recreation.
Another strong point in the set, is the addition of mainly useful parts so even if you don't like the skiff, which I doubt you won't, the brown and tan pieces will certainly be useful.
Thus, if you are a Star Wars fan, I can't see a better option at a similiar price point. Otherwise, this is probably one of the best sets you can get for $30. The figures alone make it a good purchase.
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From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Jabba's Palace™
Jabba's Palace™
Jabba's Palace™
 
Posted:January 2, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Behold, the magnificent Jabba's palace
" Out of all the sets based on the desert planet, this is by far the central and most beautifully designed gem to have ever derived from it. The architecture is incredible and well represents the inside and outside of Jabba's palace. In short vastly superior to 4480. If it weren't for the inflated $150 price tag, this will be a sure winner.
Once again, Excellent work on the figures and I love the new moulds + printings. Incase you missed 8097, here's another chance to get Han and him carbonited. We also get new versions of Bib Fortuna, Jabba,and the Gamorrean Guard,all of which are incredibly detailed. Oola, Salacious B. Crumb, and the much desired and long awaited Boushh figure finally make their appearance and I must say, not a single bit disappointed.
The building itself is divided into two parts: the tower and the throne room. The tower has three floors and a functions which nicely slides opens and gets held open. The top half is easily detachable and it looks incredible with the tanish colour scheme. Nice design on the door despite being small when you compare it to the movie. For the throne room, the roof nicely comes off giving you space to play inside. However there isn't much space to actually play inside so all the figures I have for the deset skiff will pretty much crowd the room. Jabba's seat could've been attached better. On the outside though, it does look incredible.
I chose to get this set with the deset skiff to further add to my Tatooine collection. Alone this set stands well but similarily to combiner sets like Helm's Deep, it works much better when you have other sets to combine it with. The trap door would have worked much better with the Rancor pit. Appearance wise, pretty much complete unless you want to construct a few other towers on your own. My only complaint is that the $150 price tag is a bit too extreme. I did get it on sale, but if I had to pick again, I may have chosen something different. If you are a Star Wars fan, this set is the set for you. This set recreates such an iconic location and those minifigures will make a great addition to your collection. if you just want to buy a Lego set, I'd strongly consider this one nevertheless . Overall not bad, not bad at all.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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5 / 5
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3 / 5
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Level of Difficulty:
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+6points
6of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Hulk's™ Helicarrier Breakout
Hulk's™ Helicarrier Breakout
Hulk's™ Helicarrier Breakout
 
Posted:December 29, 2012
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
underwhelming
" This is perhaps one of the most overpriced and most overrated set simply due to the fact that it's the only set with the hulk figure. For just $25 CAD more, you can get the Quinjet which is a far superior set. In the end, I felt sort of cheated by this set which is surprisingly small and particularly unimaginative.
The figures:
With the exception of the hulk, nothing special here at all. Thor, Loki, and Hawkeye are all readily available in other sets + the cheap polybags. If you are in need of those figures, do youself a favour and save yourself the money.
Now the hulk on the other hand is a really nice and a detailed figure. He's definitely a small fellow and but cannot compare to the cave troll in terms of size.
The rest of the set:
Believe me, this set had a lot of potential but in the end, it just seem all wasted. In the Avengers, the helicarrier had countless rooms, platforms, and crewmembers. Barely of which appear. Perhaps they could've have included the room where Widow and Hawkeye fought or add several crew members. The prison featurehas nice clear bricks but it seems quite claustrophobic for Loki. There's barely any platform space for a good fight.
The SHIELD jet is nice I can tell you that.
After finishing the set, I was surprised on how small and plain the set is. Yes, I like the Hulk and the jet but they were like the only good parts of the set. My recommendations, save your money. "
From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+3points
13of 23found this review helpful.
 
 Millennium Falcon ™
Millennium Falcon ™
Millennium Falcon ™
 
Posted:December 28, 2011
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Definitely got it where it counts
" I may have said that a few of the other original trilogy sets are the greatest but the falcon really deserves every honour out there. With whole lot to play with, excellent minifigures, surprising realism, and general importance to its namesake, the Falcon is my favourite and will probably be your favourite LEGO you will ever have.
With the exception of Chewbacca, all these figures are difficult to obtain so the figures here are worthwhile. The new blue pants Han is a great return and those legs house more detail than the standard brown pants. Leia has a better face now and her hairpiece is much more detailed and less wobbly than the one from the X-wing. Luke is perhaps my favourite of the bunch due to his nice hairpiece and double-sided face. Obi-Wan and Vader come in really expensive sets so they're worthwhile as well.
One look and you can instantly tell it’s the Millenium Falcon. Although the scale is off, the set has sufficient details to show what it is. The stickers show holes, engines, or windows that can’t be built through bricks due to sizing purposes of this set. The interior has great looking and well scaled rooms for minifigures. But what stands out is the size. With huge dimensions, the Falcon dwarfs many of my other ships and it’s only beaten slightly by the Tantive IV.
Playability is very good in here for not only is the ship sturdy, plenty of fun features and minifigure-scaled rooms brings a whole lot of fun. The ship can be picked up and nearly no parts will fall off. The roof of the falcon opens up like a flower and will still stay together with the ship. For the play features, we get the blaster cannons, rotating sensor dish, flick missiles, and a whole lot more. They stay together and are generally fun and easy to access not including the boarding ramp and flick missiles. The rooms have a lot of space-enough space to hold many figures. With this in mind, people can have plenty of add-ons inside and can still reinact many scenes due to the ease of access. I don’t want to spoil the surprises.
With a whole lot of features, just imagine the possibilities. You can reinact scenes from the entire original trilogy because the Falcon alone has a whole lot of screen time. The parts are useful as well in case you don’t find the Falcon to meet your expectations – this shouldn’t be the case.
We have to remember that this is the Milllenium Falcon, the much desired ship of every fanboy. The ones in the past may have been more accurate or more detailed but they lost out due to the difficulty of being played with – it’s not the case for this set. The only set that will probably surpass this one is the UCS Millenium Falcon. That one blows me away.
Although some may be hesitant to buy this due to the high price, trust me, it’s well worth the money. No where else do I believe that you will get a set so well-made, so easy to play with, so big, so open to possibilities, and so loved. With a fantastic ship and worthwhile minifigure set, this is probably the greatest set I have ever owned and has exceeded every bit of my expectations. The falcon definitely got it where it counts as Han Solo has said. An A+ and beyond set. "
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From: Toronto, ON
From:  Canada
Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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+14points
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