What is that??
Was my initial reaction when I saw preliminary photos of this set for the first time. I'm not a SW The Clone Wars fan, and I don't normally invest money in lesser known/non-OT sets...then along came this one. For those of you who are skeptical about 7930, wondering whether or not it's worth the money ($49.99 USD), perhaps this review will help.
-Three bags of parts labeled 1, 2, 3 to assemble cockpit, wings/tail, and engine nacelles respectively.-The Build: 7/10
for unique color scheme, not much repetition, sturdy, and high swoosh factor. Applying stickers to curved surfaces can be a pain, so when you're about to tackle the two angled cockpit stickers I can say that I had good luck by applying them from back to front, using the rectangular end for alignment and guiding the sticker along its inside edge. The pointed front edge falls in line quite well this way. One aspect of the construction that I appreciate is that its modular for easy storage, pics illustrate this feature. Straightforward build otherwise.-Functionality: 8/10
Plenty of neat features considering the size of the ship itself. The swinging side doors and opening cockpit are well conceived in my opinion, although when the side doors are closed there's little room for a minifig, but a prisoner hold isn't designed with comfort in mind anyway. There's a place to store two rifles or blasters up inside the cockpit hatch. And perhaps the best surprise is the pivot function for the engine pods. As you can see below, the entire dorsal tail section slides aft on top of tiles to swing the nacelles 90 degrees via a few technic parts inside. Again, quite clever for the size of the ship, and not something that was apparent by looking at preliminary photos. The minifigs speak for themselves, Aurra Sing being the star of the group.
Overall, this set has won me over. Definitely a candidate for a couple more copies for future endeavours
I hope this review helped!
Some decent spare parts...