Saturday, March 26th, 2016 at 6:50pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today we're sharing another set review with you all, checking out one of the new Star Wars Microfighters, namely 75127 The Ghost. Based on the hit show Star Wars Rebels, this mini-model is a shrunken version of the main ship in the series. Is it worth rebelling against the Empire to add this set to your collection? Or is running the blockade to grab this model not worth it? You'll have to read on to watch our video and check out the review!
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
The box is pretty standard, considering this is the third series of Microfighters. It has all the normal information you'd expect, plus the Microfighters and Series 3 logos. I'm becoming more and more used to seeing that Disney mark there, especially as they continue to churn out quality products. The Ghost is front and center, with Hera popping out of the top. The background is suitably Star Wars, with explosions and a TIE Fighter giving it that far far away vibe. Flipping it over, the CG TIE is replaced by the TIE Advanced Microfighter, which is firing at the Ghost but is also exploding? We have a callout for the one action feature - a stud launcher on the front. Along the bottom they advertise that you can collect all six Microfighters in Series 3.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
The Ghost has 104 pieces, which isn't a huge amount, meaning the build won't take you too long. It's a pretty basic model, with a lot of studs-up building. There is some SNOT on the front, back, and sides, as well as some angled pieces using hinge clips and bars. It helps mix things up a little, but it won't challenge most builders. It's also perfectly symmetric, which further simplifies it. It wasn't a boring build, but that's mainly because it'll be done before you know it.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
There's a good variety of pieces in this set, but nothing too uncommon or rare. The ones that jumped out to me the most are:
- Flame Yellowish Orange Plate 1X2 W/Holder, Vertical - Available in 4 sets
- Flame Yellowish Orange Plate W. Bow 1X2X2/3 - Available in 7 sets
- Medium Stone Grey 2X2 Round, Slope Brick W. Knob - Available in 25 sets
Aside from those, there's a nice selection of slopes and wedges and more, in white and grey and black, with some highlights in sand green and keetorange. I wouldn't say there's anything here that makes the set desirable from the parts perspective, but there's certainly some useful parts.
The set contains one minifigure - Hera Syndulla is one of the main character in Star Wars Rebels and the figure here is the same as the one in the larger version of the Ghost from last year. I think they capture her look very well and don't make her look too cartoony like many of the Clone Wars sets did. She has great printing on the front and back as well as a double-sided head. The helmet is the coolest part though, with her lekku (head-tails) coming out of the back with some awesome printing on them. The goggles are also a nice touch. All-in-all it's a great fig and it's nice to be able to pick her up in an inexpensive set.
Of course the main thing here is the Ghost itself, scaled down to a nice small micro-size. The designers did a great job capturing the essence of the set in a smaller form, with all of the shapes and even the colors matching quite well. Of course there's a big hole in the middle for Hera to sit in, but that's the whole point. Some Microfighters twist the proportions way out of scale in order to achieve their micro-ness, but I feel with the Ghost it shrinks well without being deformed. It's a really solid model that you can swoosh around or display and have it look great regardless.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
As I mentioned above, the model is quite swooshable - it's sturdy enough that it won't fall apart as you play with it, which is always appreciated. The only real play feature is the stud launcher on the top, which works just as well as you'd expect. Of course, if you have more Microfighters (namely the TIE Advanced which is also from Rebels) you open up a whole new realm of roleplaying fun. This is pretty par for the course for these types of sets, but I would always love more play features if they could have been included.
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
- Captures the ship from the show well
- Cheap way of getting Hera
- Good selection of parts
- Fun and swooshable
- Looks very cute on display
What's not to like?
- More play features would be nice?
For only $10, 75127 Ghost is a great little model that should appeal to most Star Wars fans. If you're looking for a cheap way to get Hera or a set to display on your desk, this is a great option. From a parts perspective, I think it's a solid value, but certainly not a must-buy for the pieces alone. I'm very pleased with this set and am glad to have added it to my collection!
Thank you all as always for reading and watching our review - we hope it helped you out while planning your upcoming purchases! We love hearing your thoughts as well, so make sure you head to the Talkback or leave your comments on YouTube. And of course, keep checking back on BZPower for more LEGO set reviews and news!
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