Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Review: 75043 AT-AP

When we first started to divvy up the review schedule for this year, I volunteered for the AT-AP on a whim. I owned the...

Review: 75016 Homing Spider Droid

My love of walkers does have its limits, and the Spider Droid is one of those things I just never really understood. I mean,...

Review: 40288 BB-8

A small padded envelope came in the mail the other day and inside were my samples of the next Shop@Home Gift with Purchase set:...

Review: 70801 Melting Room

First impressions can be important. It's why you should never lead with the offensive joke (save that for the hook), why everyone wanted to...

Review: 75037 Battle on Saleucami

When is a battle pack not a battle pack? The obvious joke answer is "whenever it's one of the crazy minifigure assortments in all...

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: 75089 Geonosis Troopers

After some wildly impractical camouflage in the Commando Troopers battle pack, there's something oddly refreshing to see Geonosis troopers in what seemingly makes a...

Review: 21050 Architecture Studio

This set seemingly came out of nowhere. Either that or I haven't been paying that much attention. Soon after I posted about the LEGO...

Review: 21314 Tron Legacy Light Cycles

Tron: Legacy is an okay movie. But since 2010, the look and the sounds of the movie have called up a huge fan following....

Review: 75017 Duel on Geonosis

I have a bit of a history of tearing into Episode I, something which it still richly deserves. Recently, I decided to give all...