Another Star Destroyer, another boring, grey, blunt-nosed wedge. This time it’s the First Order flavor in today’s polybag, 30277 First Order Star Destroyer, that gets the review treatment.
One thing about the First Order version of the Star Destroyer is that it just looks unfinished. It mostly has the same shape except there’s no command bridge that’s built up above the wedge shape. It’s like the builders got lazy and called it a day after building the base and was like, “yeah, good enough.”
The bridge area is, I guess, asymmetrical. I never really gave the First Order Star Destroyer a good look to really know. But that’s the only part of this that break up the symmetry.
There’s more dark grey this time around but it doesn’t really do much. It’s a build consisting of layers of plates. There are some trans-yellow plates sprinkled in there to simulate twinkling lights is my guess. There are also some intentional gaps between layers to add some depth.
There are boat tiles underneath to make it look like it is slightly hovering. That may not have been the intent as they also provide some structural integrity binding some plates together at key points.
Just like the previous Star Destroyer mini we reviewed, the trans-blue plates in the back seem ridiculously small. All those layers of plates and they still couldn’t make room for a larger element. I still think a fez cone element would work better, it’s just a matter of squeezing it in. And also like the last Star Destroyer, the blunt-nose really does not work here. The added slope isn’t fooling anyone into thinking it terminates at a point.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! Star Destroyers, no matter the version, just don’t work as a mini. I’d argue that the scaled doesn’t even matter either, but that’s a topic for another day.
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