Advent Day 4 - Star Wars

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Our second mini model of this year's Advent Calendar is another Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones vehicle, Zam Wesell's Koro-2 Exodrive Airspeeder which has only appeared before in the 2002 set 7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit, albeit it at Minifigure scale. This speeder appeared early in the film, during a chase sequence on Coruscant, and the LEGO model does not vary too far from its source, particularly given the flowing design of the ship which seems unsuited to a LEGO model.

The Airspeeder is certainly recognisable, although the shape of the curved prongs towards the front of the model has not quite been achieved in my opinion using the lime green 1x4 curved slopes that are included. As I can think of no better solution, this arrangement is satisfactory for me. The cockpit windscreen runs all the way from the roof to the floor, as it should, and I like the orange accents which add a bit more colour to this already garish design. Lastly, the tail finial is not bad, but there really ought to be only a single 4L bar used here as the current design looks to be a little too wide compared with its appearance in the film. This is forgivable however for the following reason.

Perhaps the most exciting thing about this model though comes with the tail, as a pair of green 4L bars are included. This element has appeared in only one set previously, 7189 Mill Village Raid, and even there, only one was featured. These will be very useful for MOCs no doubt, and hopefully the current price of these pieces online will be driven down by their inclusion here, even if you cannot pick up the entire Advent Calendar.

Overall - 4 - A swooshable little model, although the aesthetics are a little disappointing in my opinion.

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I'm always impressed by how recognizable these little mini models are. Especially given how minor this one is...

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By in United Kingdom,

I quite liked the build, but even considering myself quite a big star wars fan I had to look up what it was supposed to be, which for me drops it to a 3.

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If you have set #7133 it's instantly recognizable by the colors alone.

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Thanks for doing the classic Advent calendar reviews - these are awesome! :)

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Love that prequel trilogy nostalgia! I remember #7133, and the movie scene it represented, quite well. Honestly, one of the things I love about Star Wars as a franchise is that it got to toy around with so many staples of different genres, but "IN SPACE!"

*The space battles in Episode IV were clearly WWII dogfights
*Luke's training with Yoda echoed a lot of martial arts flicks
*The start of RotJ shared a lot of elements with swashbuckling pirate movies
*The podrace in Episode I was an obvious Ben Hur sendup
*The scene this model is from was a car chase in an urban setting

I can't think of any examples from "Revenge of the Sith"... perhaps that lack of "genre play" was a big part of why it's so much less memorable for me than the others were. Alternatively, maybe some of the scenes were simply a sendup of some genre of film I'm less familiar with.

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By in United States,

Thanks for the very thorough reviews CapnRex101! I enjoy reading and finding out things I didn't know previously about the daily models. :)

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By in United States,

Spot-on Rex! I like the garish colors though; everything can't be grays or browns.

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By in United States,

^I like it!

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