"Pros: This is a great set for grabbing some droids and a hard to find Sand Trooper. It is actually a very fun build with a few clever techniques. Probably worth it for the figures alone though. Probably my favorite mini build that has been done. It makes a cute display and is very playable for kids. Also there are no stickers!
So-So: Price is slightly high at $.11 per part but there is a good selection and hard to find bits in lesser used colors.
"Pros: The Force pull mechanic is pretty clever...and the figures are nice...and it does connect to the later figure pack set.
Cons: At $.15 per part this set is a rip off looking at what you get. By far the worst duel scene Lego has put out. It does not display well...the design is completely phoned in and the play features do not blend well into the scene. All 3 of the main figures are reuses and its the wrong Rey and Kylo for the actual scene...for such a price tag that is a major corner to cut. Then there is the sticker quality...Lego has had some bad stickers this year...this set really takes the cake. Stickers on curved parts ALWAYS peel...and the adhesive they used lately makes it worse. This set has a sticker inside the arc of a curved part on the elevator...it WILL NOT STAY ADHERED even after several replacements. It peels after seconds when applied. THAT IS TERRIBLE given Lego's normal QA standards. Lastly the build is flimsy...parts immediately fall off with the slightest use. Just a huge disappointment. If you must have it hit the clearance isle...I got it for $30."
"Pros: No stickers. The set is remarkable sturdy given the design and crams some impressive features in such a small set. The duel functions and break away trees work well while still displaying nicely. The figures are also nice and while there isn't a huge draw there they fit the scene and that is great. The earth split feature is actually very simple but still good. Lego may be putting out some serious misses this year but this little play set is a hit. Very welcome addition and one of the better duel scenes overall.
So-So: $.10 per part is a fair price...but it gets knocked a bit as the vast majority of the parts are smaller than an average brick.
"Pros: This set as an idea could be really fun...the explosion/game dynamic is neat. If they overcome the other issues in later sets it could be cool.
Cons: This set is charging $.15 per part and most of the parts are way less than standard brick size. ONE OF THE WORST PRICE GOUGES OF THE YEAR. This set is literally less plastic by weight than most of the $13 sets. At $30 it isn't even worth it to part out. The figures are reissues and it displays poorly. As a game the speeder falls off on its own and will not properly balance on the stand with the figure on board. Really bad design and really bad execution on what could be a clever idea. Lastly, both builds are just ugly. Have not seen this at a single store for more than $25...I got this at Target on clearance less than 6 months in...and this is a real pattern for Lego this year."
"Pros: Darn accurate to the source. This set is swooshable and well designed with play in mind. The main figure is also a good take on the source. As a parts set this is actually a fair set. Lots of small parts to add details for other models.
So-So: $.10 per part is reasonable. Not good and not bad.
Cons: Stickers. The other 2 figures are out of place. Neither flies this ship and neither are very interesting. This ship is a nice model when held to the source but man is it ugly...compared to other racers and characters this ship also gets little screen time. Not my first choice for the opening wave for the series. This is reflected by the retailers. Got it on a non-sale price at Fred Meyer for $35...and they have been sitting there for weeks at that price."
"Pros: No Stickers! Fantastic looking set and very swooshable. This set has a nice new wing mechanic for the TIE series and rather effectively portrays the source material. Overall a very well designed set. I very much like the new parts for the wings and the new angles on plates. Here is hoping we see Lego revisit the classic TIE series that they have left in limbo for so many years. Applying these new methods to the old school TIE Interceptor seems like a no brainner. I like the pilot figure.
Cons: OVERPRICED... Lego has really jumped the price tags this year and they did it good with this one. $.14 per part...nothing special here either to justify it. Honestly, for a series that at best has gotten a luke warm reception this seems like the wrong set to charge premiums on. As with most the sets this year no retailer is actually charging this. It is regularly $50-$55 and I had no problem getting mine for $45 on sale at Walmart. 3 of the 4 figures just don't fit this set...they should have been First Order figures...Leia!? Seriously...she has had like 2 lines in the entire series."
"Pros: Very nice model and fairly movie accurate. The plane was featured a lot in the movie and this was a good build overall. It is sturdy and swooshable. It doesn't come with any tacky add-ons and sticks to the source well. The figure selection was good. The jet features several little play features including bombs and an escape hatch.
So-So: The drone builds are good but they are the wrong color...they should be white. I feel like a major aspect of this vehicle was the VTOL feature...the rear engine could have easily folded down using any one of several hinge joints without upping the part count or destabilizing the model. Seems like an obvious oversight in the flagship set for the movie.
Cons: Stickers. The figures while a perfect selection in my book left a little to be desired. Happy looks generic, is missing the goatee and has the wrong hair. Easy stuff that got phoned in. We have had preview images of him for 2 years and he hasn't changed from End Game...it was just lazy. Mysterio could also have been a varient in this set...something that would have added a lot to him. Finally Spider-man. Probably should have given us his final suit. Again this was in the trailer from day one and seems like a lazy oversight. The one we got is good but again for the flagship set they shouldn't cut corners. Finally the price... at $.14 per part it is another of the over priced sets we are seeing this year. Good news Walmart, Target and Fred Meyer all have it on the shelf without a sale at $50 making it a much more reasonable $.10 per part."
"Pros: Great figures and very movie accurate. This set really impressed especially after the mediocre End Game sets. The Molton-Man build is fantastic. He is really stable and highly articulate. He was also super fun to build and displays very well. He manages to have the falling apart look too. Fantastic build here. I love the variant Spider-man and after so many part reuses for the EG figures it was a welcome sign of effort to see 4 different Spider-man figs in his various sets.
So-So: Price is not good but not bad...at $.10 per part it isn't unreasonable...and it features enough special parts its pretty forgivable.
Cons: Stickers. Not sure why the fire-man was included...he's a fine figure but this feels like we could have gotten an actual named figure instead...Ned or Betty would have been welcomed."
"Pros: This is a play set done right. $.08 per part makes this set a good value. This set has great part variety and does a good job putting together the scene from the movie. The figures are great too. Mysterio isn't totally movie accurate BUT he is close enough. Love the variation on Spider-man a lot because we get SO many of him its nice to have a unique version. I really like the build...it isn't too complex BUT it feels like the scene and is stable enough for kids to move and play with. The Hydro-man figure was also a clever and fun design making him a little bigger with some brick built additions.
So-So: Arguably the Hydro-man figure should have been much bigger and brick built like Molten-Man...but I like this set so much I have to call that a nit-pick and can't mark it down.