I bought this set at a Target with some leftover Christmas money, and I must say, it looks pretty good. It has a nice sleek apperence and has an interesting color scheme. This set comes with two minifigures- a pilot and a R2-Q2 driod.
Minifigures-I'll start with the pilot. He is very detailed, despite being in all black. he has some back printing with the back of his outfit, and on his front is the only color on him: some red and blue bottons thet control his helmet i'm guessing. His head has part of the helmet's printing, while the helment is the same kind used by the new clone pilots. he looks good even without the helmet on. He also has a short blaster.
R2-Q2 is basically a chrome silver R2-D2. Of course, this just makes the driod even cooler. I have nothing elso to say about him.
The Ship-This thing is cool. It does have some stickers, but i don't really care about them. Plus, there are only six, and they wern't that hard to apply. I like the cockpit, which isa drown color, so it adds to the ship, which is mainly Light grey and black. The pilot can fit inside the cockpit very easily, even when hes holding his gun. But now we reach my first complaint- you have to take R2-Q2's head off and only put that on the ship. My only other complaint is with the small blasters on the wings. They break off very easily. But other then that, the wings turn very easily. That's also the only action in this set, ther arn't even any flick missles.
Overall-This set works well if you have another ship to fly around with it. If your a star wars fan, this shouldn't be an issue. It also needs more action, but is still fun to swoop around. If your a collecter, this set looks good on display.
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Sometimes, there are updated versions of LEGO sets that aren't as good compared to the original. Not this one.
The pictures and quality on the box are great, but mine was beaten up when I bought it. The instructions were easy to follow and without errors.
Good parts, great for MOCs. I especially liked the black piece that helps make up the front of the ship. The helmet piece is also fairly new. But there were so many STICKERS...
Both figs are brand new. The pilot has amazing printing, but the legs could have been better. R2-Q2 is great for Imperial MOCS, but I thought he was a Rebel droid as seen on Tantive IV at the beginning of A New Hope. Overall, superb quality.
The building takes around 30 minutes and was mostly symmetrical, except for the mechanism used to turn the wings into 'V' formation.
The completed model
It's very fun to play with, but a little boring on its own because of the fact that there is no conflict. You can always make something up, though,
Overall, it is a pretty good set, and the only Imperial V-wing to date. This one is more for hardcore Star Wars fans, considering it is an EU set. Either way, get it if you can find it for cheap.
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This is the review of the 2011's 7915 Imperial V-wing Starfighter. This set includes 139 pieces to build 2 minifigures and a black and gray fighter for $19.99. The price-per-ratio might be high, but overall, it is worth it in every way.
The Build. (5/5)This was a very easy build with no mistakes in the instructions. I took my kids 15-20 minutes to construct this set.
The Parts. (5/5)Although the pieces were mostly black and gray colors, I do like the wing-shaped pieces which are great for MOC's on different spaceships. It was mostly bricks with a little bid of technic elements in there.
The Minifigures. (5/5)In this kit, you get two awesome minifigures. The first one is the V-wing Starfighter Pilot, with the small gun, who is very cool. He is in a black color for his uniform which is has great detail on it (includes back printing). His face looks wickedly brilliant which works with the helmet, it has great shape and detail with the Imperial logo on it and gray printing too, very well. He is similar to the pilot in the 8096 Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle. The difference between the two is the color. Last but least is the R2-Q2 who is very cool as well. It has great-looking silver chrome color on it with amazing detail on the top and the body. It has no printing on the back of the body. Overall, these minifigures are extremely awesome with great detail. My favorite is the pilot. The minifigure value is great because each one of them sell for $5-$15 each.
The Starfighter. (4/5)The Imperial V-wing Starfighter has a great look it with an excellent color scheme of black and gray. The ship is held up by a 2x2 transparent brick which makes it unstable sitting; but it's okay. It has a sticker in the front of the ship with good detailing. The cockpit, which is new, can move up, and you can sit the pilot one a 2x3 brick space with his blaster in his hands. The astromech can sit on a 2x2 brick space behind the cockpit (with the Imperial logo is which is on the center section of each wing too) if you take its dome off and put it on there. There is also movable parts near the astromech's head. The back has two neon green engines which is great. The wings can move if you turn the a wing from the sitting position to its flight mode by turn it to toward the ship and wing will move at the same time. On each wing, which are the same, but different location, have two smaller wings on side to move left or right. For the normal attack position, move them a little bit to the left (if you are facing the set) on the right big wing; do the same for the other except the opposite directions. The big wide section has two cone-cylinder pieces for the guns. I would like the fire-flick missiles instead as another play feature. It has great "swooshability" feature. I will note that the ship is sturdy, for one of children drop it and only a few pieces broke. I wish this set had more playability another than the wings and the swooshability.
The Value. (5/5)The price-per-ratio (14 cents per piece) is not good; however, this set is completely worth $20 because of the ship's great look, minifigures, and the probable army builder for the vessels.
The Summary.In summary, this set is a definite buy. It has a great price point, outstanding minifigures, and elegantly-looking starfighter. The set has a great army builder set for the Imperial at a cheaper price. However, I do wish that the fighter had more playability like flick-fire missiles. But overall, it is very good set. Overall rating: 24/25 (96% out of 100)
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I missed out on the 2006 version and was quite dissapointed but now I have this cooler new version. This is quite different to the standard spaceships of the empire, instead of tie fighters we have a v-wing. This is quite unusual as we have only had tie fighters and other tie-class spaceships so to have an imperial fighter that isn't a tie-class is very unusual but this is a good thing. Besides a new tie fighter is coming out next year (2012).
The box is way to big for the actual amount of pieces you get, it is full of air and is a bit dissapointing. Other than that the box art is pretty cool.
There are only two minifigures but the two minifigures are both very cool and very unique. The imperial pilot doesn't have the normal tie pilot mold but instead uses the mold for the arc-170 pilot and is very cool in black with imperial insignia. The pilot head also looks very cool but needs the helmet to look really good. The printing on the torso is cool but is very similar to other tie pilot torso's. R2-Q2 is a silver astromech droid. Nuff said.
The v-wing is a black, gray and slightly more detailed version of the 2006 model. It also has a few extra pieces. This is jet blackwith grey detailing and *sigh* stickers. The stickers in this set seem to be terrible and do not stick very well. Other than that it has some cool details such as the green engines at the back and imperial emblems on the wings. Overall it looks really cool but I do not like the stickers.
It is a good set and looks cool on a shelf but do not expect great things from the stickers. The minifigures are great and are a good reason to buy this set. It is a bit pricey for what you get but that does not matter. Buy it if you have some spare money lying around. I recommend it to fans of star wars and lego spaceships and fans of the colour black.
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I had originally picked this set up for a younger 2nd Cousin who's into LEGO for his birthday. Silly as it may seem, I was rather taken by the R2-Q2 minifigure and seriously considered getting this set for myself. Or at least just the minifigure alone. What sweetened the deal is a sale from Wal-Mart dropping it's price down to $15 for me to finally go ahead and pick this up. $19.99 would still be worth it, but a sale is very sweet.
Part of what made me hesitant for a while getting this up, is 1) focusing on other themes and their sets for my collection first. 2) While I love Star Wars, I'm very partial to the original classic trilogy of movies, not the newer movies, series, sets, toys, ect.
The build of this set is very straight forward and enjoyable for me. The black and gray coloring along with its sleek design make for a very solid ship. There's a technic build for the wings for the landing and flight mode. A simple rotation of the gear and the ship is ready to go.
I love Star Wars, I'm just very picky about what I'll pick up as I don't necessarily like very ship design that comes out. Or a ship set is way to expensive despite how much I love and want it. So it was very welcomed to have a small, affordable set of a ship I do like within my price range while I'm still looking at other larger, higher priced sets in other themes for my collection.
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