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Nick Martin | May 7th, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 9494 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor

I’m not sure which ship can really claim the crown of most rehashes, but one just sort of assumes it’s either the Jedi Starfighter or the Jedi Interceptor (Eta-2, something I know thanks to the now deceased Star Wars Galaxies). Yes, I know a few seconds on Brickset could tell me that the JSF has had six (really, six?) and the JSI has only had four-ish (the Yellow Anakin’s Starfighter was released twice), but that’s not really as much fun.

This is the first of the Eta-2 ships we’ve seen since 2007, when the Blue version was released with the Hyperdrive ring. Before that, in 2005, we had the Anakin’s yellow ship (torn apart by buzzer droids at the start of RotS), which was also available in 7283 – Ultimate Space Battle, the only set to feature Obi-Wans version in red. And while I’d love to do a comparison… I never purchased 7283, and the rest of mine are all packed up in the midst of the baby-prep, so we’re handling this one alone.

I’ve got a soft-spot for simple starfighter sets like these, because I think starfighters (OT and PT) are the best sort of “toy” that gets released in the Star Wars line. They’re a simple little ship that’s always a semi-challenging build, and usually look pretty nice sitting on a shelf, or better getting swooshed around. So how does this one stack up to the plethora of JSFs we’ve seen lately, and even the older interceptors?

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Ace Kim | January 1st, 2012 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

LEGO Star Wars January 2012 Now Up for Preorder, Free Poster

Happy New Year, folks!

LEGO Shop@Home put up the January 2012 assortment of LEGO Star Wars for preorder. Delivery is to be expected on or around January 30. It should be noted that 9494 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor and 9495 Gold Leader’s Y-Wing Starfighter are marked as “Hard to Find” meaning they are retailer exclusives. No word yet as to which retailer they will be exclusive to yet. All preorders will come with an exclusive LEGO Star Wars poster. No minimum order indicated and no image of what the poster looks like but if I had to guess, it’s going to be a poster showcasing all the LEGO Star Wars minifigs for 2012.

Is it sad that I’m no longer fazed by the high prices and low piece counts? Such as the TIE Fighter set, priced at $54.99 but has less pieces than Gold Leader’s Y-wing? Eh.

More 2012 Set Images: Star Wars, Cars, DC, Spongebob

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Courtesy of German toy website SpielwarenHegmann.de, we now have pictures of some of the 2012 assortment of LEGO Star Wars, Cars, Super Heroes Ultrabuild figures, and Spongebob Squarepants. Keep in mind these are just a few pictures of the 2012 assortment. There are more headed our way but that weren’t uploaded by the site. We’ve seen some of the Star Wars sets, but now we get some nice clear pictures. The Cars and Spongebob sets, to my understanding, have never been seen before. Hit the jump for the complete thumbnail gallery.

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