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Set Review: Galaxy Squad 70701 Swarm Interceptor

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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Jan 10 2013 - 12:38 PM

Posted ImageWatch out, everyone! An evil swarm of alien bugs is attacking our homeworld! But fear not, for the Galaxy Squad is adequately equipped to fend them off, or so we hope. Today we take a look at the Space Interceptor, such a set from the newest from LEGO Space line, and see the surprise moves it has to zap the swarm member back to where they came. Read on for reporter ChocolateFrogs' full review.http://www.bzpower.com/story.php?ID=5915]View the full article[/url]
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#2 Offline Toa Smoke Monster

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Posted Jan 10 2013 - 03:41 PM

This looks like a really cool set. The minifigs look great, and the ship itself looks awesome too.


Thanks for the review!

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#3 Offline Based Goomy

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Posted Jan 10 2013 - 08:58 PM

[font="'trebuchet ms', helvetica, sans-serif;"][color=#ff0000;]Looks like a pretty decent set. I might buy it for the alien[/color][/font]  ^_^

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Posted Jan 10 2013 - 10:36 PM

That rotating cockpit is really neat!  One of the niftiest feature I've seen in a while.

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Posted Jan 11 2013 - 03:53 AM

Nice review ChocolateFrogs! Personally, I like the new blue colour, and the GS theme as a whole. Some sets, like in most themes, could be better, but this is one of my favourites. IMO I don't see what's wrong with stickers but your reason made sense. I'm not the biggest MOCer. Thanks CF! :)

Edited by Devorath, Jan 11 2013 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted Jan 11 2013 - 06:15 AM

ahhh i considered getting this set last time i was at tru but i didnt and now i realize i shouldve! seriously it looks amazing, even if it does have that odd shade of blue there


i bet it would look great paired with a space swarmer or two :wub:

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#7 Offline Mare Tranquillitatis

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Posted Jan 11 2013 - 01:09 PM

Nice set, and, actually, I do like this kind of blue. :P The rotating feature is very cool. And it's a space theme!

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Posted Jan 14 2013 - 08:15 AM

How is more Dark Azur a con? Typically when a rarer color gets featured prominently in a set, I'd place that firmly in the pro column. 

Also, a few of the functions went unmentioned or used incorrectly. The cockpit is meant to be not just rotatable but also detachable, and the folding wings are meant to be used to turn the other segment of the spaceship into a sort of gun turret when the cockpit is detached.


Otherwise a pretty good review.

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Posted Jan 14 2013 - 01:01 PM

[color=#990000;]This theme is fantastic and so are the sets. One of the best LEGO space themes of all time if you ask me. Could possibly leave a legacy. I'd love to own every single set of this theme. :P Thanks for the great review, CF! :)[color=#000080;]-Gata Posted Image[/color][/color]
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