Friday, January 24, 2020

Review: 4738 Hagrid’s Hut

  Hagrid’s Hut has now received the LEGO treatment 3 times, along with Hogwarts Express (3) and Hogwarts Castle (4+).  And why not?  They each...

Review: 7868 Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter

7868 set overview
Since 2002, we’ve gotten a slew of Jedi Starfighters in all shapes and sizes. We’ve gotten seven unique starfighters in System scale alone! Somehow I’ve managed to skip all of them except the very first: 7143 Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter. It is still one of my favorite sets and one of my favorite Star Wars vehicles. The ship has recently been appearing frequently in the Clone Wars Animated series, and naturally LEGO has been producing sets based on the animated variants. Right now there are three LEGO Jedi Starfighters available- 7868 Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter, 8093 Plo Koon’s Jedi Starfighter, and the largely-hated 10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter. 7868 is a Walmart/ LEGO Store exclusive and is priced at $39.99 for 309 pieces. Not great if you still go by the $.10/part golden ratio, but that was before the dark times… before inflation! Plus, you get four vehicles and five minfigs, so there’s a lot of playability here.

Review: Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi

As a lead up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, FBTB is going to do something crazy (and likely something that a whole bunch...

Review: 76036 Carnage’s SHIELD Sky Attack

If you are a fan of Marvel comics, there are few things more capable of arguments than the Ultimate universe and few characters (in any...

Review: Guardians Of The Galaxy

Many saw this film as a crazy Avengers in space Star Wars ripoff, that was too obscure to appeal to a wide audience...

Review: 75091 Flash Speeder

One of the strange paradoxes of Star Wars, and LEGO Star Wars along with it, is that some of the best sets have come...

Review: 76021 The Milano Spaceship Rescue

Every generation has that one girl that guys (and some girls) identify with in popular culture... that girl that we watched grow up right...

Review: 76007 Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack

The Iron Man Malibu Mansion Attack set (otherwise known as the one that doesn't look like junk at first glance) stands out in the...

Review: 75083 AT-DP

In all of the years I've been writing for FBTB, a few things about me have been well established. My humor is sarcastic, occasionally...

Review: 79001 Escape from Mirkwood Spiders

Have I made a joke lately about my proud history of timely reviews? Probably, given the sheer numbers of reviews that I have done...