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Don "Solo" Reitz | May 1st, 2013 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Side By Side Review: 10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter and 7191 UCS X-wing Fighter

Back when Lego started making Star Wars sets I was still in my “dark age” so I missed out on a lot of the early releases. Even by 2000, when the original UCS X-wing came out, I still wasn’t ready to throw that kind of money at a single set. After a few years of re-embracing the hobby I wound up paying a good deal more for a used second hand kit, worrying that if I didn’t pick one up then I would only face higher prices down the line. I never got around to building it but I was satisfied to have it on standby. Fast forward to last February and the new Red Five announcement. Suddenly that old set I had for the most part forgotten about became relevant again. Like everyone else I was surprised to see Lego redesigning such a large model, and curious how they’d stack up against each other. With that in mind, Ace managed to procure a copy of the new set for me on the condition that I would review both at the same time. So. Here we are.


Don "Solo" Reitz | February 8th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, News, Reviews

Review: 7915 Imperial V-wing Starfighter

Review: 7915 Imperial V-wing Starfighter

Ah, the V-wing. Two seconds of screen time is more than enough to warrant a set, and then apparently a redesign with a different color scheme a few years later…

Ryan "chief" Wood | February 4th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 7676 Republic Attack Gunship

7676 Republic Attack Gunship

At long last, 7676 Republic Attack Gunship, we meet on the FBTB review battlefield. Nearly two years ago you came into my life, and I teased and flirted with this review. But no more! A gauntlet was thrown down by my benevolent taskmaster, and I must finally (finally!) step up. Are you awesome, or are you not awesome?

Don "Solo" Reitz | January 26th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 7913 Clone Trooper Battle Pack


I’ve never been a big fan of the Clone Wars style figures, so it’s hard to believe this is my favorite battle pack so far. Apart from one real gripe (and my typical hatred of the unbearably ugly clone face) this almost qualifies as “perfect”.

Don "Solo" Reitz | January 1st, 2011 | LEGO Toy Story, Reviews

Review: 7598 Pizza Planet Truck Rescue

I absolutely love this set. Allow me to show you all why…


Don "Solo" Reitz | December 31st, 2010 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 8091 Republic Swamp Speeder

“The Infantry Support Platform (ISP), also known as the swamp speeder, was a repulsorlift speeder first deployed by the Grand Army of the Republic for swamp combat during the late Clone Wars.” Thanks Wookipedia, without you I was going to assume this set was something a drunken set designer thought up to fill out the Star Wars lineup.

Don "Solo" Reitz | December 31st, 2010 | Reviews

Review: 8092 Luke’s Landspeeder

Ah, the iconic vehicles of Star Wars… Will you ever stop being redesigned?

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 9th, 2009 | Reviews

Review: 7673 MagnaGuard Starfighter

(The set is on sale at Amazon this week!)

Magma-wha? Manga guard? What does this have to do with anime? Oh, Magnaguard. Okay.

On to this review business.

Don "Solo" Reitz | April 1st, 2009 | LEGO Power Miners, Reviews

Review: 8707 Boulder Blaster

Blah blah blah, you know you’re just here for the pictures. And man are they good. Clickity clickity cloo!

Ryan "chief" Wood | April 1st, 2009 | LEGO Power Miners, Reviews

Review: 8958 Granite Grinder

When I first saw the Granite Grindericon on the shelf at Target, I thought “Dawww… how cute!” And I continued along my merry way, not giving it a second thought as I drooled over meatier offerings like the 8960 Thunder Driller and the 8961 Crystal Sweeper.

The next time I saw it was in the hands of a fellow member of the Los Angeles LUG, and I got to see it in action. When I saw what this puppy could do, I had to have one.

So does the set rock or is it fool’s gold?