8099 Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer
8099 In The News:
- Midi-Scale Star Destroyer Available Through Brickset & Chowren Toys
- “Our First Catch Of The Day.”
- …and Out with the Old.
- [USA] Deals Are Afoot at Toys R Us, Walmart
- 8099 MIDI-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer Rolls Back to $32
It’s 2009, I get a glimpse of the first Midi set, 7778 Midi-scale Millennium Falcon. I completely dismiss it. I decide I’m not going to bother with it. It’s too small. It’s too expensive. It’s too boring. What place does it have in my collection? I move on and forget about it. Several months pass and one day while I’m at Wal-mart (where both 7778 and 8099 are retailer exclusives) I stroll into the LEGO aisle and there sits the Midi Falcon with a red clearance sticker of $19 (MSRP was $39.99 US). What do I do? I buy it and guess what? It’s awesome. So you’d think if I ended up liking 7778 enough to call it awesome, I'd be eager to get my hands on the latest Midi-scale set, 8099 Midi-scale Imperial Star Destroyer. Not quite. I dismissed this set, but for a different reason. You see, when...(read more)
- CloneEmperor writes:
Pros: Captures the shape of the Star Destroyer perfectly. Nice display model, and very swooshable.
Cons: Some weak points and gaps, the engine panel comes off far too easily for a set that's intended for play.
Comments: I got this one a deep clearance and so feel that it was money very well spent.
- Drock writes:
Pros: Good parts pack, especially if you're into light gray plates and wedges plates. It looks good on display and captures the look and essence of the Star Destroyer.
Cons: Some colors look out of place. On the top, there are a few dark gray plates and tiles, which look kind of odd and random. Also, when seen from the side, there are some glaring white plates that look unrealistic.
Comments: Once again, LEGO has given us a midi scaled ship of an iconic vehicle that looks good on display. Though not meant for play, this set will not disappoint. Some advice is to replace the oddly and out-of-place colored pieces with light gray ones.
- buriedbybricks writes:
Pros: Nice parts pack, a fun look overall and a few great building techniques to get kids thinking!
Cons: Pricing, could be a little sturdier since it's sized to be so adorably swooshable.
Comments: At $50 CAD these sat on the shelves until last week when I managed to pick up 3 at $15 each. Two for me and one for my boy when he's older. At $50 the parts ratio is better than any other Star Wars model, but it's just not enough ship for that price. The build while a tad flimsy for my taste (I might not have thought that way before being a Dad) has some simple, yet interesting SNOT techniques that will help kids think in new directions. I would be willing to pay $25 for this model, but to my delight it skipped straight from $30 to $15 which meant I had to search to find the 3 I got.
Tip to LEGO for future MIDI Scalers: Stands.
- Morgan19 writes:
Pros: Captures the ISD's shape quite well and, if you're only looking for pieces, is a good source of light and dark bleys. It also swooshes nicely.
Cons: Without being on clearance, the original price "feels" way too high for the model, without actually considering piece count. An MSRP of $30 seems like it would've fit better. Others have bemoaned the seams running down the ship but they don't really bother me.
Comments: Along with the midi-Falcon, this is another model that will likely always be built and displayed on my desk. It's the perfect size for display, is easily moved if need be, and just looks really nice. I hope they continue with more ships of this scale.
- MrCRskater writes:
Pros: Fairly detailed for the scale, price is right ($40 = 400+ pieces)
Cons: A few goofy things disrupt the look of the model
Comments: A fair number of nice details, including both primary and secondary hangar bays, turbolaser batteries, and gravity well projector. However, a few features detract greatly from the look of the ship, such as the large seam down the middle of the ship, inconsistent construction of the large hangar bay, and anemic shield generators. The 7778 Midi-scale Falcon is a stronger model in this scale, but the ISD is nothing to scoff at. Overall, a generally good model.