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Worth the extra cost
on 19 February 2013
This jedi star fighter is nearly a tenner more than the Plo Koon set, or the Mace Windu set from a few years ago, but having built it, it is actually BIGGER and more sophisticated than these earlier models, so that explains the price. I guess as Saesee Tinn is an ace jedi pilot, he naturally gets a bigger ship.
It comes with 2 instruction books, as there are enough pieces to split the build into 2 parts. Our 7 year old has built the first instruction books worth with very few errors on his own - so not such a tricky build for this age group, but tricky enough to still remain a challenge. The cockpit detaches as an escape pod, so that also explains the 2 part build.
Compared to the other star fighters, it looks really cool. It has several moving parts, landing gear, cockpit cover and flick missiles. It is still smaller than the super dooper size models and as such has great swooshing potential, without too much risk of falling apart. I really like the size of these star fighter models, as they will fit easily into a plastic storage box or onto a shelf for display.
Comes with 3 collectable mini guys (most star fighters include just the pilot & droid). There are 2 great jedi from the clone wars plus the green astromech R5 D5. Even Piell - the one with the big floppy ears and eye patch, is unique to this set and Saesee Tinn - the one with horns, is only available in 2 other expensive sets. (Saesee Tinn also features in Star wars episode 3). So all in all worth the little extra cost.