The FTC wants you to know that some links on this website are affiliate links. That means that I may get paid a small amount from the retailer if you click their link and make a purchase. In no way will it affect your purchase price. For example, as an Amazon Associate I may earn from qualifying purchases.

Set Review - Anakin's Jedi Interceptor 30244

There are surprises all over the place.  You just need to look.  Sometimes you don't need to look, they just happened.  Such was myself visiting Toys'mirrored consonant'Us twice in two weeks.  Unprecedented.  Second was scoring LEGO items at or below MSRP.  Last week's Spida Glida was essentially free, this week's poly was a low $3.99 (even though I swore the shelf tag said $4.99).


Quality of the build was another surprise.  The last many reviews have not been amazing in quality of build though they are adequate and perhaps even interesting.  But this mini Jedi Interceptor was tops.  The cat's meow, the bees knees, the, uh, Rancor's bite.  When reviewing these sets, there are several things I look for.

First, how does it compare to the source material (if there is source material).  Some things have no source material or use the source material as if it were a chemical induced haze in a foggy dream.  In this case, the source material had a little problem with the Gamma setting.  All the toys and screen caps showed a yellow craft, though there were a few dark green ones.  By and large though, the full size set was well done and this mini did a fair job as well.


Second is the build quality, techniques, etc.  This was a fun build.  There were no major breakthroughs in the build and quite a bit was accomplished without printed pieces.  Even minor bits such as the R2 head sticking out of the droid socket was paid attention too.  There is a click hinge connection that I thought would be wobbly but it is very firm and the set does not fall apart when it is fiddled with.

Finally, the more ethereal question.  How does it make me feel?  How does it appeal to the senses including the fun factor.  Is it swooshable?  Is it functional?  Does it look pretty?  Really, these are sort of factors of the first two points.  Nonetheless this is a more holistic approach at the set.  Regardless of its unquantifiable nature it still got high marks.  But how to score this?  On a scale of one to five internets it got 3 karmas?


On all points, this little set was very pleasing.  The craft was recognizable, the build was fantastic and the final product was very appealing.  The price point is certainly acceptable.  For 45 + 2 pieces the value actually lands around less than 9c per part (depending on your tax).  I give it 3 Jedis and a Wookiee.

* Edit

Thanks to reader Brad for leading me to discover that this is actually a slightly updated version of a 2005 set, Jedi Starfighter 6966.  Apparently I was completely oblivious to that fact.

3 comments:

  1. I designed the left two here based on the old yellow one, and included the two actual sets for the sake of completeness. I think they look pretty good: www.reddit.com/r/lego/comments/26wsos/the_eta2_actisclass_light_interceptors_of_obiwan/

    ReplyDelete
  2. I see you removed the baby bows on top and the 1x4 plate from the bottom of the wings. That certainly helps the wingtips to fold further flush with the wing. Very nice.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Obi-Wan's aren't based on the new design (green), they're based on the old one (yellow), which never had those things in the first place, the former because they weren't invented yet, and the latter just because. I built Anakin's green one exactly according to the instructions. I really want that one for real, since I have the yellow one, so it'd complete the set, but the closest TRU to me that has it is 13 miles away, and it's not available online. I'm also looking forward to getting the Batwing polybag set, as well as your review of it.

    ReplyDelete