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Slicker
01-23-2007, 02:44 PM
I finally put this together on Sunday night. It took me a bit longer than I had predicted (I took just a hair over 2 hours).

The set it self is very sturdy and was a fun build. There are a couple of repetitive steps but they are small and quick to get over with. It's got alot of fun details in it such as the jail cell, the kitchen, and the Sarlaac.

I'm impressed by it's size (clocking in at 18" long) and it's a very good looking representation of the crime lords whip. It comes with 8 minifigs (that's including R2 and Jabba the latter of which isn't really MINI) including 2 new ones (to the best of my knowledge) those being Slave Leia and Lando Skiff. The human characters come in the new skin tone (which I'm not happy with).

The set itself doesn't have many "action features". The only 2 that could be considered "action" are the launching ramp for Fett and the plank that Luke walks on, it simply swings out.

All in all this set was worth the $70 or so and I'm happy with it. If you happen to have the extra money (like anyone just has an EXTRA $70) I'd definitely recommend getting this as it's a very good display piece.

Pictures:

Length (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00567.jpg?t=1169581043)

Into the Sarlaac (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00579.jpg?t=1169581282)

Into the Sarlaac 2 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00580.jpg?t=1169581308)

Into the Sarlaac 3 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00582.jpg?t=1169581338)

Interior Shot (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00585.jpg?t=1169581368)

Interior Shot 2 (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00588.jpg?t=1169581397)

How Did Boba Fett Really Died? (http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/slicker1138/Hosted%20pics/Star%20Wars%20LEGO/DSC00584.jpg?t=1169581427)

JediTricks
01-24-2007, 06:57 PM
Nice review. Hopefully more folks will dig this set, like you said, it's worth getting. Keen job on the setting in the photos, I like that you indented the sand-like blanket for the sarlacc, very clever.

Lando Skiff is the only new figure in the set, Leia Slave was done prior in yellow with the underwhelming "Jabba's Palace" set.

This is an awesome set, I got it for my birthday and took down a bunch of stuff at the top of my entertainment center so I could properly display it, it makes for a great scene. I'd say that the only really annoying repetition was working with all those windows and the way they connect, hated that! I love the upside-down boat hulls for the front though, that's awesome, I plan on putting a floor into the bottom of it.

I consider the opening windows, fold-down walls, rotating and elevating main gun, positionable sails, and opening sarlacc beak to be noteworthy features as well.

On my set, I've taken my other Gamorrean guard from the Jabba's Prize set and put him on the deck of the sail barge, took the droids and monk from the Jabba's Palace sets and put them inside the barge, and posed Chewie & Han with their arms just behind their back.

LusiferSam
01-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Well Slicker, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who fells that mini-figures should be yellow and only yellow. I went ahead and corrected Han, Luke and Leia, so that those guys are yellow. I'm not sure what I'm going to do about Lando.

Lego seems to be having some constancy problems with their colors. My sail barge had two different colors of brown flaps in it.

picture 1 (http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/LusiferSam/misc/color_problem1.jpg)

picture 2 (http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/LusiferSam/misc/color_problem2.jpg)

Now what I find odd is I've only noticed inconstancy of colors with the new colors, light bley, dark bley and reddish brown.

JediTricks
01-27-2007, 10:26 PM
Mine has that too, it didn't take me long to forget about it though. I noticed inconsistancies in the dark blay 2x1 plates on the AT-ST I picked up last night from the rest of the dark blay. I fear it's the parts made on the Czech Republic.

Mandalorian Candidat
02-05-2007, 09:54 AM
I really like this set...it's my fav for 2006 hands down. My wife, on my insistance, bought it for me for Xmas. It just looks great. Having the skiff and the sarlaac mouth/pit was a nice touch as is having most of the major characters from the movie to go with it. Lego trips me out sometimes with the goofy little things they throw in like having a jail cell, the snake in the barrel, the electric spider, the frog fridge, and the hanging drumsticks. It was a nice throwback to the radar dish from the OG snowspeeder or the battle droid zamboni from the naboo fighter.

Again, I wish for a return of the yellow minifigs and tamp-o-graphed tiles instead of stickers (especially those crappy ones that cover two separate tiles), but it still is a great set.

SirSteve
02-05-2007, 10:27 AM
Have you considered using our dedicated Review System (http://reviews.sirstevesguide.com)?

Slicker
02-05-2007, 01:04 PM
Have you considered using our dedicated Review System (http://reviews.sirstevesguide.com)?As you could probably tell, I never realized it was there.

I uploaded this though and I'll do the AT-ST and B-Wing when I get time.

JediTricks
02-06-2007, 10:10 PM
I really like this set...it's my fav for 2006 hands down. My wife, on my insistance, bought it for me for Xmas. It just looks great. Having the skiff and the sarlaac mouth/pit was a nice touch as is having most of the major characters from the movie to go with it. Lego trips me out sometimes with the goofy little things they throw in like having a jail cell, the snake in the barrel, the electric spider, the frog fridge, and the hanging drumsticks. It was a nice throwback to the radar dish from the OG snowspeeder or the battle droid zamboni from the naboo fighter.

Again, I wish for a return of the yellow minifigs and tamp-o-graphed tiles instead of stickers (especially those crappy ones that cover two separate tiles), but it still is a great set.I agree, the sail barge is the top '06 LEGO set in my book as well, even over the fairly nifty Slave I. I think the Jail Cell is almost a must-have on this set, it just feels so "right" and yet it can also be used as a regular section. The other extra stuff is all good too, but the jail cell is the one that sticks in my mind the most.

I've started slipping on my thing about yellow/peach minifigs, I used to be very anti-peach but it really does convey that these are representing real people. Plus, it fits with the unavoidable transition to blay. I totally agree about the tampo'ed tiles though, especially the STAMPs (sticker across multiple parts), LEGO is really bumming me out with that noise and the stickers always peel after a while.

Mandalorian Candidat
02-07-2007, 07:21 PM
I totally agree about the tampo'ed tiles though, especially the STAMPs (sticker across multiple parts), LEGO is really bumming me out with that noise and the stickers always peel after a while.

Amen to that.