Advent Day 14 - Star Wars

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Firstly, a huge thank you to rancorbait for standing in on my behalf for the past couple of days, he has done an excellent job in my absence.

Today we are presented with another mini model after the slight disappointment of yesterday. On day two of this year's Advent Calendar there was some confusion as to exactly what the model was. The Geonosian Nantex-class Starfighter today confirms that on day two we received Count Dooku's Solar Sailer, which will go nicely with this model.

The Geonosian Starfighter is an interesting vehicle, and one which is captured fairly well in LEGO here. The ship has previously appeared in two sets, 4478 and 7959, although not at this scale before. In my opinion, although the general shape of the ship is captured well, with the twin prongs and laser cannon at the front, cockpit on the top and thruster at the rear, the smooth curves of the vehicle are missing. This organic appearance is key to the vehicle and so the model suffers as a result.

Nevertheless, the main features are all here, and although there might be some aesthetic improvements which could be made, this is a nice representation of the Geonosian Starfighter.

Overall - 3.5 - A fair model, but too square for a Geonosian Starfighter, and it does not capture the organic design of the ship in the film (although the main features are present).

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By in Canada,

No problem @CapnRex101 a pleasure to do so!

I agree, the first thing I noticed about this model was the rather blocky shape.

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By in United Kingdom,

The blockiness is a real shame considering there's a new inverted slope piece that I imagine could be used quite well. Has anyone got the pieces in the right colour to try and make a better version?

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By in Netherlands,

The only con I can think of is that it's bigger than the solar sailer mini model, while in the movies it's the other way around.

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By in United Kingdom,

They Failed :)

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't like this at all :(

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By in United Kingdom,

^^^^ Those new slope pieces are only available in olive green and black at the moment, so not possible to use them to remake the craft.

Easily in my 'least favourite' of the advent calendar models. Not even that good for parts :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

^I thought that might be the case. It is pretty dreadful isn't it, it looks more like a very poor MOC than a proper vehicle to me.

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By in United States,

Ugh, this is hideous! There had to be something better than this they could have used.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I agree, yikes! They really could have done better.

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By in Sweden,

I got the hover sled-thing on the front. It was a bit confusing when I opened the bag. Now I´ll just have to wait and see if the fighter turns up.

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