"Just like the BB-8 Brick Sketches, this is another innovative and fun Lego set that appeals to a broader audience without a heavy price tag. Ahh price tag, yes the set is a little steep for my liking but I have to admit, its better than most of the other Star Wars wave releases for this year.
Looks great on display in the book shelf and would recommend to anyone from a beginner builder unsure of what they want to get into to the most experienced MOC builder."
"Well where do I start.. This set has surprisingly kept me interestsed throughout the entire build with the revamped building techinieq and overall assembly of the vehicle.
2 Major Negatives that stood out: 1) This set was released in the same wave as Obi-Wan's Hut, with a great opportunity to diversify the minifig selection contained in both sets. Alas, we get a duplicate Luke, A Jawa when it should of been a Tusken Raider. You would encourage collecting multiple sets to recreate the scene better by splitting up the minifigs and avoiding duplicating the Main Characters in similar location scenes. 2) To quote Joe Biden, "COME ON MAN!" Another Luke's Landspeeder, making this number 4, not including the 2 that are apart of the cantina play sets. There are so many other play set ideas that could of been thought of let alone remade in this price point which would not only keep the original fan base coming back for more but also attract a new fan base with your diverse assortment of Star Wars ideas recreated in Lego Form.
Overall I cannot give this set more than a 2-2.5/5 because of the "lazy" recreating of a set, and the stickers. I almost forgot about the sticker. I get that stickers help point out the details that small parts greebling cannot show, but man the difficulty of the stickers on this set with the lack of detail on application in the instructions really make me think this wasn't meant to be built by a younger audience. Let alone the lazy layout in Step 20 where the instructions do not show accurately how the stickers should be applied on two matching pieces. You need to look at the overall picture and ignore what the sticker application box is telling you as it is wrong. I hope more people will be able to catch on to that."
"Been building Star Wars Lego since 2005 and its what got me into the Star Wars franchise all together soo thank you Lego.
BUTTT.... We've had what 3 of ETA-2 Anakin's Interceptor iterations now and I do like that they accommodated for a full astro-mech droid in the wing but sacrificing the landing gear? The droid slots are more of a cop-out.. And 40$$, seriously!! 30 bucks understandable yet high but 40, really Lego!! Are your designers quality of life struggling that much?
I understand that the designers have a budget to fit within and with all the new assortment of pieces available to help with the accuracy of the vehicle you are disigning, the least you can do is offer up an additional minifig or build upon the design sacrafices from previous itterations.
Let alone what the heck is up with Anakins chest peice... is this supposed to be some sort of metaphor for the designers life, all cut up and can't afford proper accurate clothing? Yet more evidence of the laziness Lego has been putting out with these last few waves.