Rogue One was quite a box office success, its Lego-sets not so much. While that’s not so good for TLG’s profit projections, it is a nice opportunity for us customers to get a set or two, that would be otherwise prohibitively costly. Like this lovely Y-Wing. When assembling it, which went just as expected without… Read More Review: Y-Wing Starfighter (75172)
I ordered this set last week, when it was 45% off for Amazon prime customers in the UK. It was quite an unforseen surprise to get some of the most popular Minifigures (and Han Solo’s new hair!) for less than £20! The set itself depicts the scene in Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi, where… Read More Review: Desert Skiff Escape (75174)
Now this is a weird little critter. No, not Yoda. I mean his starfighter of course! According to Star-Wars-lore, it is based on the ETA-2 Actis Class Interceptor, flown by Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi in Episode III, but smaller in size. Just like its pilot. Assisted by an astromech droid (in this case good… Read More Review: Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (75168)
For quite a while I wasn’t really interested in the Star Wars Microfighters. The Minifigs were usually unremarkable and the builds didn’t really appeal to me either. This changed with the Ghost Microfighter from the series Rebels with Hera Syndulla. Just too cute to give it a pass! For this year my awwww-synapses have been… Read More Review: Series 4 Y-Wing Microfighter (75162)
Since the prices for certain Lego Star Wars sets are borderlining silly (or way beyond that), I am quite happy doing my own interpretations of them. Like this one: a small, medium-range transport ship, which has been largely adapted by smugglers and such scum! I happily admit that I strayed quite away from the look of… Read More A Workhorse in Space
While I was redecorating my Lego display (replacing the Star Wars scene I had for over a year with some ocean explorers), I took a closer look at the Dewback from the 2014 Cantina-set. It is really a splendid model which is sadly quite underused. And to be honest: what should the imperials do with such… Read More Sword (or Axe) and Sorcery!
The landing gear on my dieselpunk-inspired X-Wing was a last minute addition and I was never really happy with it and went back and forth over the last couple of months, looking for the right balance between looks and stability: The first variant was, while super-sturdy, way too chunky for that little ship and looked not… Read More X-Wing Landing Gear Fix