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Set Review #2: Tc-14

Posted by Jedi Master J. , in Set Review May 13 2012 · 86 views

Set Review
Disclaimer: Be aware that what I say in these reviews are purely opinion based. Nothing written here is an undeniably fact and is the result of my own personal judgment. Do not, I repeat do not, shout insults at me, if I don't agree that such and such set is as awesome as you think. You may however write counterarguments to my points to try and change my opinion on the set.

Set Name: TC-14
Part Number: Unknown (Item # 6005192)
Amount of Pieces: 3 LEGO Elements
Age Recommendation: 6+
Price: Free (Shop at Home Promotion Item for May 4th)

Overview:
Hello, BZPers. Today's entry is going to be my set review on TC-14, which was the May 4th (Which is Star Wars Day) promo item for Star Wars purchases up to 75 dollars or more at LEGO Shop at Home. For those wondering, I got this minifigure for ordering R2-D2 (Item # 10225) and Sebulba's Podracer & Tatooine (Item # 9675).


Oh, and I guess I probably should not call this a set review since it is really just a minifigure that I am reviewing as if it were a set. Also the reason that I am reviewing the minifigure this way is because I want to get some feedback on my review format here and get some tips on taking photos for set reviews. No idea though if I actually going to get those tips here, but I thought it worth a shot.

Beside, even if I do not get tips, I'll simply just look back at this entry as being a learning experience and hopefully through many more reviews, I'll learn to do better. Practice makes perfect, after all. Oh, and lack of color text and sign off are intentionally since I want to make these reviews separate from my standard random personal entries by sticking to a different format for these. But anyway, on to the review itself...

The Bag:
There is not much to say about the bag since it is really nothing special and it is the standard fair for small Promo LEGO sets, especially the Star Wars type. If I have to say anything about the bag, it is kind of wasteful for something that just three pieces like this, especially considering there is pretty much no use for bag after you done building the set.


Unless you are using it to hold parts, but I would hardly call this a good container for holding LEGO since my bag will have a rip in it from which pieces could easily fall out. So yeah, the bag here is nowhere near as useful as BIONICLE canister. But hey, it was free thing, so I can't really complain.

The Building Experience:
THIS WAS HARDEST THING I EVER BUILT!


...

lol Nah, it is easiest building experience that LEGO has to offer and really if you had 75 dollars or more to blow on LEGO, you are more than enough experience with the standard minifigure build. Heck, even LEGO agrees with me since they did not even provided instructions with the promo item.

The Pieces:
Front View, Back View, Assembly View 1, Assembly View 2


There is really nothing new. Just the standard minifigure pieces that you get with Protocol Droids like C-3PO, so not much to say here.

Playing with the Set:
Again, it is the standard fair for minifigure, so she is only limited by the imagination of the child (or adult as the case maybe with me.). And yes, before anyone asks, TC-14 is female in the Star Wars canon.


She also from Episode I for those that did not know, which I imagine is most people since there is a lot of vocal hate of the new trilogy out in the internet. Which by the way, I am not part of that group since I personally enjoyed the new trilogy. For that matter, I even went to the late night release of episode III, so haters feel free to hate because I could careless as if you ask me, the new trilogy helped breath new life into the series.

lol Of course, she really was not that important of a character in the film, so it does make me wonder why she was the promo item considering no one would know who she is (She was the Protocol Droid from opening of the film that was serving Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon Jinn drinks as a distraction, while the Trade Federation fill the room up with gas to kill them.). *shrugs*

But anyway, a kid wouldn't need to know this stuff to play with her as sticking to the canon (I would hope) would be last thing on their minds. Here is example of something, they could do with her. Yup, go to Town Hall to visit the Mayor since we all know political leaders need help breaking the language barriers with their populace and she can do just that.


Summary:
Pro(s):
- FREE
- Since I don't have a Protocol Droid (Yeah, I am horrible Star Wars fan, aren't I? Next time I am buying LEGO sets, I needed to get Droid Escape set.), this means I now have one to use in Star Wars related stuff. Yay!


Con(s):
(Note: The con listed here should not be taken too seriously since I know she was free and all, so there is not much point in complaining about her. However I do feel the need to nitpick just a little.)

- She has only one appearance in the canon, so I kind can't understand why LEGO thought making her a promo item was worth since no one is really going to know who she is.


Final Thoughts/Recommendation:
Not much to say here. Beside that, she is a Protocol Droid minifigure and if you don't have one, it is nice add bonus when buying the R2-D2 set. I also can't recommend her to anyone since she is no longer available anymore. So in a way, making this review here for her is not exactly ideal as people can't go out and buy her. So uh...Sorry for those that might of wanted her.


And well, that's all I have to say on this minifigure. Next time I'll try to review an actual set. :P

Comments/Questions/Suggestions are welcome.

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