Never thought I’d see the day that I’d actually hate an A-Wing.
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Okay, so hate may be a strong word to use but this thing is just terrible. To be fair, it’s got the right general shape. The cockpit canopy is off set thanks to some jumper tiles. There is no notch in the nose which to be honest automatically gave it a thumbs down.
The two tail fins are just right angles thanks to a couple of L-plates. I guess it had to be done that way to accommodate for the really large and wide engines
This thing has got a ton of junk in the trunk and it just feels comically large. There’s no outer ring on the exhaust ports which was a main feature of the A-wing’s engines. Not sure how they could have done it without a special print or something but maybe some toilet seat elements could have done the job.
OH, and the side canons are fixed in place and can’t rotate. With today’s selection of elements, I find it hard to believe that something couldn’t have been engineered to give the canons the articulation it’s supposed to have.
The bottom has a boat stud tile but unlike the Batman Jet Surfer set, this thing won’t wobble thanks to the two tail fins because three points determine a plane. Middle school geometry does pay off sometimes.
Does It Suck or Does It Rock?
This set sucks! Maybe I went in with high expectations, but this is a really bad A-wing. Bad fins, bad engines, bad laser canons, no notch. Not a single redeeming quality.
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