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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego Star Wars Jabba's Palace (WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
This set is EPIC!!!!!!! and awesome!!!!!

Got this for Xmas from my wife and I love it, the best set for 2012 for def!!!!!

The detail of the set is great and the minifigures sell the set straight away as there are excellent. The detail on the palace it's self very neat and well done by Lego. The palace splits into two pieces one piece being the...
Published on 28 Dec. 2012 by East Hull Jedi

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2.0 out of 5 stars Jabba up to his usual tricks...
Oh Lego, it really has become a love-hate relationship. The company has had its fair share of flawed Star Wars products, but Jabba's Palace was, in many ways, something that I expected for quite some time. It merely proves that for all the wonderful values of the toy, the business heads are willing to squeeze every penny they can out of poor parents and adults who,...
Published on 22 Nov. 2012 by Picard


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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lego Star Wars Jabba's Palace (WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!), 28 Dec. 2012
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This set is EPIC!!!!!!! and awesome!!!!!

Got this for Xmas from my wife and I love it, the best set for 2012 for def!!!!!

The detail of the set is great and the minifigures sell the set straight away as there are excellent. The detail on the palace it's self very neat and well done by Lego. The palace splits into two pieces one piece being the palace and the other piece being the watch tower/palace entrance. You also get small accessories under Jabba's throne which is cool, in there is gold coins, a frog and blaster gun. The Jabba figure is really well and finely detailed he has a small tattoo on his right forearm which looks really good. Princess Leia in Boushh bounty hunter outfit is really well detailed just like in ROTJ film, she also comes equipped with her weapon and a thermal detonator (you get a spare in the set too). Oola the dancer fig really nice green colour and has a double sided face, the head piece is rubber. Han Solo in Carbonite is more a less the same as the one in the 2010 Bobba Fetts's Slave 1 set, however one side of his face is different. Bib Fortuna fig is excellent with alot of detail, better than the previous version of him. Chewbacca is more a less the same as other Chewbacca figs already in the Star Wars Lego sets. B'Omara Monk and Salacious Crumb are really nice as well. The best mini fig has the be the Gamorrean Guard as he looks awesome, his detail just like in the film and his mould is really well done.

Overall a pricey set however it is well worth the money due to all the excellent detail in this set, would recommend to any Lego Star Wars fan. Looking forward the the Rancor Pit to add to the set next month.
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20 of 26 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Jabba up to his usual tricks..., 22 Nov. 2012
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Oh Lego, it really has become a love-hate relationship. The company has had its fair share of flawed Star Wars products, but Jabba's Palace was, in many ways, something that I expected for quite some time. It merely proves that for all the wonderful values of the toy, the business heads are willing to squeeze every penny they can out of poor parents and adults who, realistically, have better things to spend their hard earned money on.

Unless you're entitled to discounts or lounge around in Starbucks, Jabba's Palace won't make it to the shopping list.

But let's first discuss just how wonderful this product is, because it would appear that The Lego Group have really hit a cornerstone with this release. The choice of detail in this palace is remarkable, and helps to recreate the dingy atmosphere within Jabba's home.

The 'lounge' area (if you can call it that) can actually be removed from the 'watch tower', as the two are separate models that may be connected via Technics pins. This means you can choose to either place the watch tower at a more convenient location, or keep it close to the lounge for tighter playability.

One aspect of the tower that's interesting is that Jabba's front door can be found on it, along with the one-eyed creature that greets C-3PO and R2-D2. In the original version of the movie, the door was not much bigger than what is seen in this set, yet in the latest Special Edition, the door is suddenly akin to an aircraft hanger. It's good to see the designers were faithful to the original design.

In the upper levels of the tower, the Gamorian Guard can watch over the vast desert and possibly defend the palace if need be. This is the least interesting aspect of the product since we don't witness it in the movie, but I'm guessing it's based on original production artwork.

The area that steals the show is of course this 'lounge' area, which boasts many interesting features. Jabba's deck can be pushed forwards and backwards via a lever on the other side of the wall, and this is designed to work with another discreet lever that opens and closes the trap door. So, it's nice and easy to place a victim in front of Jabba, and if he doesn't look them, down they go to pay the Rancor a visit. *Burp*

Han Solo in carbonite can be found on the opposite wall, although the actual fixture is very wobbly indeed. The Han Solo minifigure can be placed within the carbonite casing.

Other nice details include some food and drink utilities, a tasty frog (shall we call him Freddo?) and a fireplace/oven behind Jabba's deck. Can't quite see the need for the latter, but it may have just been a way to add more playability to the product.

I think the images speak themselves for the 9 minifigures, so I won't prattle on about them. All that needs to be said is that the quality of printing is outstanding, and the new moulds for the Gamorian Guard and Bib Fortuna are wonderful. I also love the way that Jabba's head can rotate, and not only this, but the diaphragm is concealed as a 'ripple' in his skin.

Speaking of which, this brings me to the first caveat of the product... Why on earth did The Lego Group decide to sell the Rancor Pit (and thus, more minifigures) in a separate product? R2-D2, C-3PO, Luke and the Rancor were all important characters in the prevailing scenes, and yet they are absent. It would have made far more sense to have included the Rancor Pit in this product, thereby allowing the user to re-enact each scene accurately. Selling it separately merely proves that The Lego Group are aware fans will need to shell out more money just to attain a simple feature.

And now of course we come to the price. Wow... this is completely outrageous. In fact it's not even outrageous, but borderline disgusting. Let's make some comparisons.

The Hoth Echo Base retails for ninety-two pounds, including 773 pieces and 8 minifigures. That product itself is already somewhat overpriced (taking into account 'Star Wars Tax'), so I'm at pains to understand how this company can sell a product that has over 60 pieces less and just one more minifigure for twenty-eight pounds more.

That's shocking, and isn't justified one bit. Yes, the product includes some large components (Don't City products too?) and it does include a large Jabba figure, but that does not equate to a 30% price hike. At eighty or eighty-five pounds, Jabba's Palace would be fairly priced for a Lego Star Wars product, but just think what else you could spend with a hundred and twenty pounds. Modular Pet Shop?

This isn't the first and it most certainly won't be the last Lego Star Wars product to be flawed. It goes to show that for all the care put into the design of the product (mostly), this company feels it can take advantage of customers who are already feeling the pinch, and it's not on at all. If 2013 has this kind of pricing and quality of product, I imagine many fans will be left feeling frustrated and short changed.

Pros

Outstanding choice and quality of minifigures
Beautiful coloured elements
An iconic design

Cons

Price
'Rancor Pit' was not included (It's now a 2013 product)
Playability is limited unless you purchase the 'Rancor Pit', which includes an extra Gamorian Guard and Luke Skywalker
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5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty Jabba, 29 Aug. 2014
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This set is perfect in every way, the minifigures fit perfectly inside the palace & you are able to make quite memorable scenes form Return of the Jedi. It's price is questionable, but as I got it when there was a deal, it was money well spent. This set is perfect when you attach the rancor's pit underneath it. Quite superb!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ohta su marvalic plesodoro, 13 Dec. 2013
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The above title translated from Huttese means "Let them marvel at our splendour!" - thanks to Wookiepedia.
The first Lego creation of Jabba's Palace was released in 2003 and it was a tidy building where you could add on a smaller pocket-money set on each side. This current set has increased in size and ambition and it also features a potential add-on.
Jabba is a vile gangster who exemplifies lust, greed and gluttony. So how do you portray that in a Lego set? Without difficulty in this case - the lardacious one is protected by an eyeball droid and a Gamorean guard at his gate so he feels at ease. His grossness can take his leisure eating frog things and being entertained by Oola, a dancing girl and Salacious Crumb, his hysterical monkey-lizard jester. When the mood takes him he can admire Han Solo frozen in carbonite adorning his palace wall. His obesity enjoys terrifying his friends and enemies and so he keeps everyone on their toes with a trapdoor in the floor.
This is where this set comes into its own because you can attach the Rancor Pit set below and the Palace scene will fit above it if you remove the tower. Neat!
Anyway, playability is still good without the Pit as the Palace wall pivots open and the roof is removable so you can get your hands in there. Another plus, for us, was no stickers. The minifigs are also really excellent, especially so if you compare them with the 2003 set. Although I don't suppose you could call his immensity a "mini" anything.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars This palace is great. It consists of the the throne room and ..., 7 Sept. 2014
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This palace is great. It consists of the the throne room and the entrance. This set also includes several figures but doesn't have the droids which was kind of a let down because they are quite important.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant but expensive, 12 Mar. 2013
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Other reviewers have gone into more detail than I will and don't get me wrong as this is a truly lovely set. It's fun to build (no repetitive steps) and the result is a brilliant play set. The detail is wonderful and the mouldings and printing on the mini-figures is gorgeous. Overall, however, I am a little disappointed in the size. I think Lego could have been a little more generous. For example, a 'stage' area with the Max Rebo band would have been a stunning addition while including the Rancor pit would have made this set complete. And so we come to the price: RRP is £119.99, which is, frankly, outrageous, even by Lego Star Wars standards. I paid £89 (a 25% discount) and I still feel somewhat ripped off. I would have happily paid £120 for Jabba's Palace IF it included the Rancor pit, but Lego want another £60 just for that!

In short, if you can get this set for £80 or less then it's a definite 'win'. Otherwise, and even though it really is a lovely set, you may feel ripped off (than usual).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love lego when I was little, 17 Aug. 2013
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Love lego when I was little, still do now, so I would recommend this to any age who like lego.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 4 Nov. 2014
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Brilliant this is going to make a little boy very happy
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good price!, 7 July 2013
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7 year old loves his birthday present! Much cheaper the Toys r Us as well! Challenge now is to keep it in one piece!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice but just OK, 30 Jun. 2013
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The finished article is good and there are quite a few extra bits and pieces with it. My son who is 7 completed it in about 2.5 hours. I had hoped it woudl keep him occupied for at least twice that! The roof is a bit fiddley and has come off twice and needed to be rebuilt both times. The rest of it is quite robust and stands up to action play.
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