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Look Gungans! EP 1
on 5 January 2012
There are 3 Episode 1 Lego kits available at the moment - this one, the Naboo Starfighter & Darth Maul's sith ship.
This one is great as it is the only kit that is current that has Jar Jar Binks in it - Gungans very rare in Lego. Other than this you can only get Jar Jar as a key ring. The Gungans are a nice minifigure, solid plastic head and big floppy ears. One comes with a purple shield & Jar Jar has a tray of blue bombo's.
It also has 10 battle droids in it, for building up your droid army. You cant buy this many droids together at the moment in any current kit. This in itself gives it great playability, as you can act out any droid battle using this set. You also end up with quite a few spare droid arms. So good value for money at the rrp £25.99.
It is quite a fiddly build the recommended age is 7-12 on this, although there are not that many bricks (50 of the 200 or so bits are probably Droid parts). Once built it is not as robust as other models. Mostly the droids pop out of their storage compartments and the blasters get knocked off. There are a few other decorative bits that come off easy, so if your child is a bit robust with their lego and you dont like repairing the transporter - just let them have the mini-figs & then bombs away!