Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by nitevortex on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi all, this is one of my purchases from hong kong last year. Today I decided to open and do a review. Lets start off with why i bought this set.
I saw in lego.com this plane can actually change modes like the X-Wing, So i decided to lay my hands on it. After building it, I did not regret buying it.
Love the plane overall but my words wont be strong without the pictures. Take a look at the pieces and how the wings of the plane work.

Here goes nothing...

ARE YOU READY???

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 894732_10151641145757275_1480505048_o

Name: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter
Theme: The Old Republic
Year: 2012 - (unsure if it is still available as I did not see this around)
Minifigs: 3 (Satele Shan, Republic Trooper and T7-O1 Astromech Droid)
Pieces: 376
Price: US $44.99
Weight: 0.59Kg
Information taken from: Lego.com; Brickset.com

Description (taken from Lego.com)
Jedi Master Satele Shan streaks through space aboard the sleek Republic Striker-class Starfighter. With attack and cruise mode wing configurations, flick missiles, rear lightsaber storage and T7-O1 droid, this powerful starfighter has everything it needs to take on the evil Sith Empire!

Front of the box
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 893735_10151641144437275_1247289857_o

Back of the box
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 905561_10151641144507275_1685349351_o

Packs and instruction booklet
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 891611_10151641144587275_845181310_o

Minifigs (front and back)
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 891782_10151641144682275_1496169197_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 903583_10151641144757275_919790455_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 903217_10151641144822275_1871927832_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 894644_10151641144852275_654742039_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 894578_10151641144927275_1208413742_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 902061_10151641145847275_348376455_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 892028_10151641145892275_1339570604_o

Pack 1 - Parts
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 901863_10151641144982275_1201797014_o

Pack 2 - Parts
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 906693_10151641145082275_679607723_o

Parts 3 - Parts
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 892059_10151641145162275_2046624117_o

The locking system for the wings
When opened(one side is not locked)
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 891560_10151641145387275_1784531897_o

when closed(one side is not locked)
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 893066_10151641145472275_1715120444_o

Completed
Closed wings
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 901388_10151641145212275_671858427_o

Opened wings
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 891612_10151641145262275_1339316197_o
Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter 893693_10151641156197275_32312995_o

AND HERE I GO AGAIN!!!! Stopmotion just for those who liked my previous one..... Smile



------------------
Conclusions

Value: 9/10 - If you get this set form hong kong or during discount time.
Design: 10/10 - I love the way the wings are locked into place when you switch it.
Minifigs: 7/10 - Well I love the jedi with the dual saber but the other trooper not really and the droid is made up of pieces, would prefer the one piece solid ones.
Playability: 9/10 - yes it is, come on!! who can ask for more when u get a fighter jet that can transform into a A-Wing type jet.....
Parts: 5/10 - not many interesting ways of making this place as compared to the rest i made from star wars. I think the most interesting is the design of the wings.
Overall: 8/10 - Worth buying if you are like me collecting the planes in star wars. Else it is worth to start with this plane to your collection. You get two planes in one...what more can you ask ?
nitevortex
nitevortex
Post Level 5
Post Level 5

Posts : 625
Join date : 2012-07-03
Age : 37
Location : singapore CCK

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by stitchx0003 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:56 pm

Nice time lapse. I think another nice thing about this set is that it doesn't require any stickers. cheers
stitchx0003
stitchx0003
Post Level 2
Post Level 2

Posts : 30
Join date : 2013-02-24

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by blacklotus on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:01 pm

stitchx0003 wrote:Nice time lapse. I think another nice thing about this set is that it doesn't require any stickers. cheers

thanks. i didnt know this fact. this alone is worth a buy from me. time to camp amazon for clearance sales then. Very Happy
blacklotus
blacklotus
Post Level 8
Post Level 8

Posts : 2659
Join date : 2012-07-28

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by gene3S on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:51 pm

I'm attracted by the fighter plane. Can't recall any movie scene featuring this model, but it looks cool~
gene3S
gene3S
Post Level 5
Post Level 5

Posts : 867
Join date : 2012-11-28

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by nitevortex on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:52 pm

I think it's frm the game
nitevortex
nitevortex
Post Level 5
Post Level 5

Posts : 625
Join date : 2012-07-03
Age : 37
Location : singapore CCK

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by blooed on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:01 pm

blacklotus wrote:
stitchx0003 wrote:Nice time lapse. I think another nice thing about this set is that it doesn't require any stickers. cheers

thanks. i didnt know this fact. this alone is worth a buy from me. time to camp amazon for clearance sales then. Very Happy

Same. Will be camping for good offers too Wink
blooed
blooed
Post Level 1
Post Level 1

Posts : 20
Join date : 2013-01-16

Back to top Go down

Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter Empty Re: Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum