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Top 5 Lego Star Wars sets

Posted by Taipu1 , Oct 20 2012 · 166 views

I've decided to start posting top fives of totally random things. I wanted to start off by saying these are my personal thoughts, you are welcome to disagree, and I would be more than happy to see your own rankings of things. Also, some of these may not even be based off experience, but stuff I've seen on the internet, or magazines or whatever. First hand experience may affect the order of things, but who knows,

Anyway, First off, I decided to go Lego Star Wars. I wanted to start familiar ground (Lego) but not overly familiar (Bionicle).

Taipu1's Top 5 Lego Star Wars sets

#5 - 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon
I remember the first time I saw this, it came up in the news on BZP. I think when it came out (correct me if I'm wrong) it was the biggest and most expensive lego set ever, and my jaw dropped. The detail is stunning, the size is incredible and the price is extortionate. Unfortunately I've never had the finances to own a set such as this. I envy those who do.

#4 - 7256 Jedi Starfighter & Vulture Droid
You're probably thinking that this is not a particularly stand out set, but as one of only 6 lego star wars sets I own, it gains a lot in rank. The fact it had two ships appealed a lot to me back when I was 12, and as a result I accidently threw it across the room when playing, attempting to simulate the jump to lightspeed. My favourite of the two within was always the Jedi Star fighter, I think it was good details for its size, and I loved the fact the wings were adjustable. Up in my top five, because it offers a lot of fun.

#3 - 9492 TIE Fighter
I own 7263 TIE fighter, and looking at this thing, it is such an improvement. The change of blue to the actual colour is a big step in visual accuracy, and it looks so much more chunky and smooth. It looks like a replica, not a lego model.

#2 - 10030 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
This seemed to appear in every Lego catalogue I ever owned, and I would lust after it. It's massive, complex, and the kind of thing I would love to build. Its most deserving of a UCS model, and most suits it. The non UCS version I think looks pathetic, and I was disappointed that this, as my #2 Lego Star Wars set, never got an appearance in the Lego Star Wars video game, instead being replaced by the smaller version, and the mini version. Criminal frankly, although I can see it could be difficult to fit this thing in a video game.

#1 - 6209 Slave I (2nd edition)
Possibly unfairly at number 1 because I own the set, but outside of Bionicle, it is the best Lego set I own, hands down. I loved all the little storage holes and hidden guns, and the fact it came with a Boba Fett minifig. Sure, the 3rd edition might be more accurate, but I own this, and prefer everything about it. I don't like the look of the new Fett minifig, it's become too true to detail. This set is the perfect bridge between Lego and Star Wars. Brilliant.

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You didnt like the Death Star?
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I've always had issues with scale in Lego Star Wars, and the death star sets never fitted remotely with the scale of anything. I particularly disliked the one with all the little scenes inside, because that was just completely out of scale. I don't like sets where the minifigs are out of scale with the set.
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The UCS Death Star II was only meant to be in scale with itself. It even included a tiny Star Destroyer for reference.

The other one wasn't meant to be in scale with anything. It was a diorama of Death Star scenes.

But still, good list.
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I liked the one with the scenes, for the simple reason that almost none of those scenes would work as standalone sets. The trash compactor, for instance.

I just wish Lego could repeat that with other complex setpieces, like Cloud City (which could desperately use an update) or Naboo Palace (which has never been represented in any form besides some props which came with one of the Naboo Starfighter sets).

Also, I'm a little disappointed that this list omits the excellent Anakin and Sebulba's Podracers from last year. It's been on my wishlist for a while now, since it so perfectly updated a classic set I owned.
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I've always had issues with scale in Lego Star Wars, and the death star sets never fitted remotely with the scale of anything. I particularly disliked the one with all the little scenes inside, because that was just completely out of scale. I don't like sets where the minifigs are out of scale with the set.

Im like that a little with Bionicle.
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Im like that a little with Bionicle.


You mean the play sets? Other than those, scale has been very good in Bionicle, although there is a lot of storyline scale stuff, which his been painted over a bit...
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