Review: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter

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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???



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


Back of the box


Packs and instruction booklet


Minifigs (front and back)








Pack 1 - Parts


Pack 2 - Parts


Parts 3 - Parts


The locking system for the wings
When opened(one side is not locked)


when closed(one side is not locked)


Completed
Closed wings


Opened wings



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



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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 ?
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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
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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
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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~
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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
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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
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