Review: 75111 Darth Vader

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I typically have little interest in Constraction sets but the Star Wars Battle Figures range has piqued my curiosity. I was particularly excited to take a look at 75111 Darth Vader, the second largest of the six figures and arguably the most appealing given the character's status as an icon in the world of cinema.

The CCBS (character and creature building system) lends itself well to recreating armoured figures like that of this menacing Sith Lord, who consists of 160 pieces in this set and is priced at $29.99 or £24.99. For a licensed Constraction set that seems like good value to me, at least in comparison with similarly sized Bionicle and Hero Factory sets.

My expectations for this figure are high, so let's see if it can match up to them.

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It's Force Friday!

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The day is here at last! It's Force Friday and the seven sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens have all been officially revealed, including 75101 First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter which was not officially unveiled yesterday with the rest of the range. Those and the first wave of the much-anticipated Star Wars Battle Figures are available now at LEGO Shop@Home and just about everywhere else.

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Reviews of the new sets will commence in exactly six hours, so stay tuned!

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens set reviews - SPOILER ALERT

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Tomorrow is Force Friday when the first wave of sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released. We will be bringing you reviews of the entire range over the next few days, as well as the Star Wars Battle Figures which have been somewhat overshadowed by the System sets.

Since some of you will be trying to avoid spoilers for the film as much as possible I thought it best to state now that our reviews may contain spoilers. We have obviously not seen the film but it is quite possible that conjecture based on the trailers could hit upon an important plot point, so be aware of that when visiting Brickset over the coming week. We will do our best to ensure that any potentially significant spoilers are kept after the break in each review, so hopefully you won't encounter any if you are trying to avoid them.

I will be down at the Brighton LEGO Store when it opens and I am sure many of you will be rushing out too if you aren't already heading to an event at midnight. Hopefully you can find everything you want!

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75105 Millennium Falcon officially revealed

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Millennium Falcon

75105 Millennium Falcon has now been revealed from Times Square in New York. This is the largest of the first seven Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets containing 1332 pieces, but also the most expensive at £129.99, $149.99 or €164.99. There are six minifigures in the set, including Han Solo and Chewbacca who is armed with a new Bowcaster.

You can stay up to date with the revealing of all kinds of toys based on The Force Awakens today by following it on the Star Wars YouTube channel. I wonder which set will be next?

Box images can be found after the break...

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75104 Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle officially revealed

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Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle

Another Star Wars: the Force Awakens set has been revealed: 75104 Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle, this time from Berlin, Germany. The set contains 1004 pieces and is priced at £99.99, $119.99 or €129.99, with six minifigures including Kylo Ren himself.

The set designer, Niels Fredriksen, is in attendance at this reveal. When interviewed earlier he mentioned that only a few members of staff were permitted to see the source material for the sets when they visited Pinewood Studios in Spring of 2014 and that they were not allowed to take photos of what they saw. Instead, some of the graphic designers returned to Denmark with sketches on which the initial set designs were based.

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75103 First Order Transporter officially revealed

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First Order Transporter

I can already tell this is going to be a tiring day. 75103 First Order Transporter has now been revealed from Cape Town, South Africa in addition to 75102 Poe's X-Wing Fighter from a few hours ago. You can keep updated with merchandise based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens being revealed throughout the day at the Star Wars YouTube channel.

This set is priced at £79.99, $89.99 or €114.99 and contains 792 pieces along with seven minifigures. It will be available for sale tomorrow on Force Friday.

Box images are available after the break...

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75102 Poe's X-Wing Fighter officially revealed

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Poe's X-Wing Fighter

The global merchandise event for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is taking place today and the first LEGO set has been officially unveiled. 75102 Poe's X-Wing Fighter is priced at £69.99, $79.99 or €99.99 and contains 717 pieces as well as four minifigures.

This reveal took place in Seoul, South Korea and there are more taking place throughout the day, so we will wait and see whether any more LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets are revealed before their release tomorrow. If you want to keep up live with this global event you can do so on the Star Wars YouTube channel.

You can read the set description and find box images after the break...

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