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  • 4.4
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  • September 9, 2016
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  • December 28, 2016
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 Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack
Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack
Mr. Freeze™ Ice Attack
 
Posted:December 28, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Simple but fun
" I wasn't planning on getting this set until I got it for Christmas, even though I don't actually celebrate Christmas(pretty spoiled, huh?). It was a pleasant surprise but I wasn't expecting anything amazing, and, to be honest, this set exceeded my expectations. Let's look at the minifigures;
Batman
-Batman is the same as all the other versions from this line, but with a different head piece, which is new to this wave of sets. His belt piece is cool. One side has a confident grin and sloped eyes, the other has bared teeth and closed eyes, as if he's struggling to hold something. or if he's been frozen by Mr. Freeze. He comes with his standard batarang and also a flamethrower.
Security Guard
-The security guard is pretty standard, but still a good addition to the set. He has a pretty generic security-guard looking torso, with a tie, a collar, some pockets, a belt, and a badge. The belt continues onto the back, but this is mostly covered up by the yellow oxygen tank on his back. This connects to his face via some tube pieces. He also has a white firefighter hat. His head has two faces, complete with a mustache- a serious face and a scared face. He has a fairly generic grey double-barrel gun.
Mr. Freeze
-Mr Freeze is the titular villain of this set. It's somewhat based off of Arnold Schwarzenegger's performance of the character from the universally hated "Batman and Robin", which adds to the ridiculousness of the whole theme. He has a blue color scheme, with a light blue head and dark blue for most of the torso and legs. His waist is light bluish grey and his hands are black. His torso features some tubes on the front that lead to a metal chest piece with a light blue reactor-type thing in the center. There is some ice coming from this. His legs have some good armoring detail. His face bears a decent amount of resemblance to Arnold Schwarzenegger, and has some big red goggles. His light blue armor piece has some metal detailing on the front, again with a little reactor thingy. It can fit a large transparent "glass" dome over his head, which looks pretty funny. He comes with a comically oversized 20-piece freeze gun, which can be held without him falling over via a capsule sticking out downwards on the side. This is a funny and cool minifigure.
Onto the builds. First is a section of some sort of power plant. It features a wall with a desk for a computer and coffee mug, a lever and two colored buttons, a stickered dial on the wall, and a audio tape piece. There is a railing above, but no room for a minifig behind that. You'll just have to use your imaaaaagination....
This build also has some red pipes. One section of pipes has a large white tank attached, and the other has a large wheel that can be turned to transfer energy somewhere or something. It's not the best, but it's a good scene for play. Also, if you have The Joker Balloon Escape and Scarecrow Special Delivery(the latter of which will be released later in 2017), you can connect all 3 sets to make a bigger playset(Although Batman will have to fight 3 villains at once. I'm sure he can pull that off.).
Now for the other build; Mr. Freeze's mech. This is cool, because it introduces a new specialized mech piece that has a place for minifigures and also for other attachments, such as arms, legs, chest, etc. The arms are a bit too simple, but have good poseability, using ball joints. They have cool light blue hand pieces on the end that can hold Mr. Freeze's gun. There we go, that's a bit more proportionate! There are two translucent tubes with blue in the middle that loop around the arms and torso. The legs are a bit less simple than the arms, and feature nice brick-built light blue boots. They also are on ball joints. The waist can also be rotated a full 360 degrees. The chest has yet another sort of reactor in the middle, surrounded by grey detailing. The back features some transparent blue tanks on the back, which is on a hinge that can be folded back for easier access to the "cockpit", which holds a figure snugly. Inside there is a small console. This mech looks simple, but is great for play, display, animations, and more.
So overall, this is a very nice set. The minifigures are pretty good, and the builds are surprisingly fun. I think this would make for a great gift for anyone. Of course, if they're interested in LEGO. :) "
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
3of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Imperial Assault Hovertank™
Imperial Assault Hovertank™
Imperial Assault Hovertank™
 
Posted:October 17, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Better than I expected
" When I got this set, I wasn't expecting anything grand or over-the-top. And to be honest, it isn't. But it was better(and bigger) than I expected. Let's take a look at the minifigures, shall we?
Chirrut Imwe:
This figure is very nice. He comes with a super confusing but good-looking papery-fabric waist cloak thingy. It has a red design on the black piece. The legs are plain black, but they're covered up anyways so it doesn't matter. He has some silver printing on his torso which looks nice. His eyes are white-ish blue like we've seen in the trailers, posters, etc. He has the slicked back hairpiece used on Draco Malfoy/Fenrir Greyback/Jek-14/Count Dooku/Chancellor Palpatine/General Zod.. I could go on for days. The hairpiece is appropriate though. He has a clip on his back to hold either his staff or blaster, which are both pretty cool. The staff is a bit long, but I can't come up with an equally accurate and shorter way to make it. Chirrut has a smiling face and a serious one. Overall a cool minifigure.
Imperial Hovertank Pilots:
Man, LEGO is nailing it with all these Rogue One-exclusive Imperial troopers. The Imperial Hovertank pilots have new helmet pieces with some really nice printing. The same helmet mold is used on the shore troopers in the TIE striker set. The torso design is good and continues into the legs. The legs on these minifigures are very nice. They have black printing down to the knees, which have those standard triangular plates on them. Underneath the helmets are- you guessed it- the ANGRY CLONE FACE. If LEGO uses that head one more time on a non-clone trooper, I will soon have that expression on my face. Use the black printed heads from 2012! Heck, use plain black heads! Those would look better as well. Anyways, my rant is over. Two Hovertank pilots are included. Yaaaaaaay!
Now for the actual hovertank itself. There is a decently sized cargo area on the back, and one large orange crate thingy is included. This is a quite large and nice crate, and it can be opened to store a pistol and a pair of macrobinoculars. There are these sort of vents on each corner of the tank, which are pretty cool. On each side of the tank there are double-barrel cannons, which can be swiveled around a full 360 degrees, if you're not resting the tank on the ground. There is also a double barrel cannon in the front center of the tank, and two spring-loaded shooters are integrated in very nicely. They can be activated remotely by turning a gear on each side. On top of the cockpit area is a turret, and the cockpit area has a small amount of greebling. The top and front of the cockpit area can be opened, where both of the Imperial Hovertank Pilots can be seated. Finally, the tank has transparent wheels on the bottom, so you can sort of make it look like it's floating. That is, on hard surfaces. It doesn't really roll on carpet.
So overall, this set is nicer and bigger than I expected. The tank is a good size and the minifigures are good too. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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4.5 out of 5(20)
 
 
 
Kryptonite Interception
4.6 out of 5(18)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
40 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
5of 6found this review helpful.
 
 Krennic's Imperial Shuttle
Krennic's Imperial Shuttle
Krennic's Imperial Shuttle
 
Posted:September 30, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
One of my favorite Star Wars sets, period
" Where do I start with this set? It looks sleek, the minifigure selection is great, and it's overall just awesome! Okay, okay, let's just get to the minifigures first.
Director Krennic is the main minifigure in the set. He has a dark tan Obi-Wan hairpiece, and his expression is pretty accurate. He has a white cape and officer torso, with a ranking on his chest. His legs are plain black, which is fine. Now we get to the Death troopers. These are some of the most detailed "generic" minifigures I've seen for a while. The helmet piece is phenomenal in terms of how detailed it is. They have shoulder pauldrons like in the movie and printed legs. Two are included in the set. However, if you are going to buy the set just for these troopers, don't, because they will be in a 10-12 dollar battle pack next winter. You're welcome. :) Next is K-2SO. This droid is very well detailed as well. The articulation is somewhat limited because he only has arm articulation. The head and body piece is very detailed, with lots of simulated wear marks on the head and very fine sculpting. There is also a small Imperial insignia on each shoulder, which is impressive... most impressive...
Bodhi Rook is a decent minifigure, but probably my least favorite in the set. His head looks too square for the actor. He has nice details and a brick-built backpack. Next we come to what is probably my favorite minifig in this set- Pao. He has a nice new helmet/headgear piece and a stickered backpack. His detail on the torso and legs are very good. To be honest though, the only thing I've paid attention to is his head. One side just has a long reptilian mouth and stern look. It's the alternate expression that I really love. It's almost cute how cartoony it is. His eyes are closed and he is screaming. His mouth is wide open and you can see his tongue, teeth, and throat. It's just so funny and cute I can't resist laughing at it.
Okay, now to the build itself. The whole ship is very sleek in its design and all the angles fit together very smoothly. The wings are almost as long as the weird-looking wings on the actual thing, but I think they look better on a LEGO model. The windshield piece is the same one that was used in General Grievous' starfighter from 2010. It has a nice print on it. The wings can be folded up and down and there is landing gear. There are also two spring-loaded missiles on the wings. The sides of the middle section can be folded down for easier access, and the inside has a lot of technic pieces showing but it doesn't look that bad. There is a seat for Krennic and two for the Death Troopers. The engine pods in the back are nice too.
Overall, this is one of my favorite Star Wars sets to date. The minifigures are great and so is the build. Overall a 5/5 stars.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
30 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
9of 13found this review helpful.
 
 Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
Vader's TIE Advanced vs. A-Wing Starfighter
 
Posted:September 12, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Why so expensive?
" I got this set for my birthday and man is it fun to play with. Both ships are iconic from the original trilogy, and they both have some fun mechanisms. First lets go through the minifigures:
A-wing Pilot:
The A-wing pilot is nicely detailed, with some gold paint on the helmet and a sand blue suit. It's also nice to get an anonymous female pilot for once.
Sabine Wren:
Now, I'm not familiar with the Star Wars Rebels TV show, so I don't really know who this character is. But her hairpiece pretty cool, so yeah. She has a decently detailed torso and two blasters.
Grand Moff Tarkin:
Tarkin is a pretty good minifigure. He has a tan officer suit and that nice little badge indicating his rank. He has the somewhat new Dr. Who hairpiece, and two pretty good expressions.
Darth Vader:
Vader comes with the same newer helmet mold(s) and head that were in the Death Star Final Duel, which is appropriate. He has different printing than that version(For the torso, at least). The torso features some robes hanging over the mechanical details on his body. I don't know how accurate this is to the show, but I personally like it better with just the mechanical "greebling". He also has a newer style of a softer cape, which keeps the cape from crinkling when you put him in his TIE advanced. Overall a nice minifig.
Now to the builds. The A-wing has a new design and color scheme of green, grey, tan and yellow. The fins are new pieces, and are stickered, like a lot of the details on the ship. There is a really cool action feature built into the starfighter. When you pull back the middle section of the whole thing, it fires two spring-loaded missiles, which is very fun. There are two rubber bands to keep the middle from sliding back and forth on it's own and also for tension. There is a stickered console, a nice engine, and two fun little cannon builds on the sides.
Darth Vader's TIE advanced is, in my opinion, the jewel of this set. There is a control stick in the cockpit, along with a nice seat for Vader. The cockpit can open from the top and the front. There are two buttons right behind the top hatch. When pushed down, they fire spring-loaded missiles. That is fun so you don't have to reach under the ship and push the missiles yourself. Each wing is identical and are nicely designed. There is an angled piece that keeps each wing from folding in too far. The back of the ship looks pretty awesome. It is a little bit shorter than the real thing. There are a couple of stickers for the engines, but not nearly as many as the A-wing. It is overall a big improvement on the last version of this from 2008.
Now we get to the one big con of this set- the price. Being a Star Wars set, it is expected to be expensive. But $90 USD for 704 pieces?? That's just wrong. That's saying the A-wing is $40 and the TIE advanced is $50... and that is definitely not right.
But other than the price, this set is awesome. Both ships are fun to play with, as are the minifigures. This is definitely one of my favorite new sets.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Series 16
4.2 out of 5(6)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Build Time:
30 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+4points
4of 4found this review helpful.
 
 Encounter on Jakku™
Encounter on Jakku™
Encounter on Jakku™
 
Posted:September 9, 2016
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Pretty good adaptation
" Encounter on Jakku is a pretty nice set. The minifigures are very good, the builds... We'll get to that.
Minifigures:
Rey-
Rey is the same version we got in the most recent Millenium Falcon and Rey's Speeder(but without the headwrap) but this makes sense. Also, I didn't get either of these sets, so it was nice to get this great minifigure.
BB-8-
The same one in the Force Awakens sets, and my second one, but a good addition to the set.
Teedo-
This is a very well-made figure and very accurate to the movie. Short legs would have been more accurate, but the normal legs are understandable because he can sit on the luggabeast, which I'll get to later. He has an excellent two-colored headpiece and nice printing on the torso and legs.
-Unkar Plutt
Plutt is arguably the best figure in the set. He has a very nice headpiece that fits over his torso, which is plain(Understandably). The print on the head is very nice, and it includes some nice yellow stripes that continue onto the legs. They really nailed that blobfish look to him.
Now, onto the builds:
-Luggabeast
The luggabeast is an excellent build, with 4 new molds for the legs. The inverted 4 by 4 round tiles have very nice prints for the eyes, and there is a lot of clever greebling around the whole thing, including two roller skate pieces on the front of the head. The medium azure color for the bluish-grey part is okay, but I personally would have gone for more of a sand blue. Overall the better build of the set.
-Unkar Plutt's shack
This building is kind of accurate to the movie. It includes a flexible plastic flap for part of the roof. There is a window where Plutt gives his patrons portions, like in the movie. Unfortunately, no actual portions are included in the set, but there is a safe with some gold coins. There is a somewhat pointless feature with a secret hiding spot for a blaster in the steps, which I feel like was thrown in because there weren't enough action features.
Overall, this was a pretty good set. The main build was a bit less than mediocre, but everything else was great. What would have been cool to see instead, however, would be a playset with a ship graveyard like in the movie, perhaps with a destroyed TIE fighter or X-wing, or a medium-sized fallen AT-AT that Rey lives in or possibly just part of it, which would include the luggabeast and Teedo, for the same price. Speaking of price, however, the price for this set was a bit steep, but that is expected with a Star Wars set. But overall it is a decent set with good minifigures and a good build. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Fun in the park - City People Pack
4.6 out of 5(30)
 
 
 
Super Hero Airport Battle
4.7 out of 5(23)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
State:  Ohio
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Intermediate LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
1 / 5
1 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
-1point
1of 3found this review helpful.