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7674 V-19 Torrent Review

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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby BlueDragonZ » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:18 pm

Just wondering would anybody had this problem with this set?

When V-19 torrent is in landing mode... did the V-19 leans a bit forward? I built it 2 times and it still leans a little forward. But on the box art and pictures, it shows that the V-19 lands parallel to the surface. Did i built it wrong or is the set suppose to be like this?
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby Solo » Sun Nov 01, 2009 11:37 pm

If you read my review above, that was one of my main complaints.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby thepatient » Mon Nov 02, 2009 1:18 am

The tilt has never really bothered me. It gives it the appearance like its ready to go at a moments notice. Though I can still understand someone else's aesthetic that it should be at the flatter angle.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby Draykov » Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:59 pm

I just built this recently. I like the ship, but wasn't so crazy about LEGO's execution of the model. I'm happy to say, I got this thing on sale at Amazon prior to last Christmas (25% off MSRP). I've taken a pass on a lot of Clone Wars sets, but this one had enough potential to warrant a purchase, especially on sale.

The forward tilt didn't bother me so much. I can logically explain that away as a design feature to accommodate crew trying to board the thing in its landed configuration. The rest of negative points I agree with though.

-Swooshabilty takes a hit from the large, flimsy construction.
-Lots of gaps with exposed Technic bits
-Wing folding mechanism, while inspired, doesn't hold up very well and the hydraulics offer a somewhat staggered S-foil maneuver
-Breezy interior for those that want to know the cold vacuum of space first hand.
-Lonely, lonely little fig
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Re: 7674 - V-19 Torrent Review

Postby bigkid24 » Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:26 pm

Thanks for the review. I'm not a big fan of the non OT sets but I have to admit the wing gimmick was interesting to me. Also I managed to find some for $30 before tax at Target a few weeks back but it was only at one Target in my area. I think at $30 it seems like a pretty good deal despite some of the "flaws."
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby thepatient » Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:17 am

The other thing that I can appreciate from the forward tilt is that it can go on one of my higher shelves. That angle makes the top still visible. Some sets don't work on higher shelves , because all you can see is the bottom really.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby irmasturcheeflol » Mon Nov 16, 2009 6:05 pm

I thought this set was great, so was the fig as long as you never, ever, EVER!, take his helmet off. And to you people who wont buy CW sets because of the ugly figs you're missing out on a good set.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby ImperialShadowTroop » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:03 pm

Alright i got this set for christmas 08 and its a waste of money but its a good set and a nice challenging set by lego for once, here are the pros and cons

:) Pros:
The design is very good,
Clone Pilot!!!,

:( Cons
Not enough minifigs,
To small,
Stickers
My pilots head was messed up and blurry :'(

Overall i would only reccomend it to collecters or people that make battles or stop-motion,

2.5/5 or 4/10
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby meeotch » Tue Nov 17, 2009 10:31 am

ImperialShadowTroop wrote:and its a waste of money but its a good set and a nice challenging set by lego for once,


:S

2.5/5 or 4/10


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Not to try to be too discouraging, but this is generally the quality of review I expect from the LEGO website, not here.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby irmasturcheeflol » Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:00 pm

To small

WTF, this thing is frikin HUGE.
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Re: 7674 V-19 Torrent Review

Postby slicer87 » Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:26 pm

If anything, it's too big and out of scale with the other Republic ships.
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V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby CitySlicker2009 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:38 pm

How do you stop the V-19 Torrent from leaning?
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Re: V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby Teekay » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:45 pm

It leans. I don't know I way to keep it from leaning. Maybe try fidling with the gears on either side? That could work, although it might also mess up the wings. Otherwise, I just try to live with it. That was a major complaint with the set, and I wish TLG had taken more time to prevent that.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

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Re: V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby BlueDragonZ » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:12 pm

At first when i built it i thought i build it wrong cause it was leaning and the box art shows that it stand parellel. After reading the reviews here, i found out its not only me but the set was designed like that. Tried putting the technic pieces in different places but no luck.
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Re: V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby Jabba the Taff » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:06 am

I like it. It feels a bit different, and something that could be an engineering solution in the SW universe.
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Re: V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby Bulls_Eye » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:59 pm

I think it's just one of those designs that's cool as a play feature, but doesn't really work on display.
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Re: V-19 Torrent how to stop the lean?

Postby Mofo Jones » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:14 pm

CitySlicker2009 wrote:How do you stop the V-19 Torrent from leaning?


Don't build it.
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