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I'm more of a SW enthusiast than a LEGO enthusiast (and am not good at MOCing), so I don't get too excited about parts. There isn't anything too special in the parts. A lot of brown, long sloped parts. Quite a few stickers too. The build was very straightforward and quick. I mistakenly received two dark gray 1x2 "male hinge" pieces instead of two light gray ones. Luckily, they went on the bottom and don't really show.
Surprisingly good. The pilot droid is nothing special. Just standard-shaped white droid legs, torso, and arms, with a skeleton leg as a head. Still, he (it) serves the trick. Getting two Magnaguards is great, since the only other set they're in is the Magnaguard starfighter which isn't that great looking IMO. The first fleshie Dooku! He doesn't look all that bad, and actually looks better in person than in pictures. The hairpiece is kind of stupid, but I've just kept his hood on him. Makes him more myserious and Sith-like. Curved chrome 'saber hilt.
Obviously this was modeled after the Clone Wars cartoon, not AoTC. It looks pretty close to what's in the cartoon. No sail like we saw in AoTC, but, again, we haven't seen a sail in the CW. The interior basically has nothing in it, except for a small "steering bar" in the front. Most of the space is used to store Dooku's speeder though.
Also, the pictures are misleading when the front "points" are spread out. I expected them to fold both up/down and out/in. The only fold up/down. This doesn't much matter to me, since I just display LEGO sets; I don't really play with them. Just wanted to point this out though.
Good sized, but still very swooshable. As you know, the "points" can be folded in or somewhat (see above) spread out. Dooku can ride his little speeder, which has a clip for his lightsaber. Also, he can wear either his hair or his brown hood. Magnaguards a a nice addition.
The missles fire nicely. When I had finished building it, I tested them out by shooting my wife while she read a book.
Price to parts: 2/10
15.5 cents (US) per piece. Nothing else to say.
But, everyone can clearly see the price and piece count before buying.
Only available at TRU and lego.com. They seem to be easy enough to find at TRU though, and listed as in-stock on lego.com
This was our first chance to get a fleshie Dooku, and I actually like his head better than just using the same Obi-Wan face. The set is an adequate as both a display piece and a toy. If the price:parts turns you off that much, then don't get this set. Overall, a nice set, but not one of the best LEGO has made.
OVERALL RATING: 6/10