Saturday, May 21, 2011

LEGO City #3367 Space Shuttle Review

Theme: City
Name: Space Shuttle
S/N: #3367
Year: 2011
Pieces: 231
Minifig: 1
Price: RM169.90, SGD65.90, USD29.99, GBP26.99

I guess the space theme for City has been discontinued for quite some time ago before they bring it back again this year. The front of the box art shows the whole set with a nice background while the side shows the actual scale of the astronauts. The back of the box show the playability of this shuttle, a little information about the space shuttle, and ads for another set.

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There are two numbered bags of bricks, an instruction book, a loose piece of base plate and a sticker sheet to add some detail onto the plain white shuttle.

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To download the instruction, please visit HERE.

We do get some extra headgear for the astronaut, especially when he wanted to out of the shuttle in the outer space.


We get only one minifig from this set, and he got both side of his torso printed. The print on the body looks good.

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Space Shuttle
The front of the space shuttle are printed parts and the design of this shuttle are good as well although it is not that accurate since we cannot demand more customized parts to build a nice shuttle.

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The cockpit comes with a two printed slope piece, a monitor and a controller. There is a seat and a mug place inside the cockpit as well. In order to place your minifig, you have to remove the whole piece in front.

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The pair of wheel below the space shuttle can rotate 360 degree and it very loose therefore it keeps on rotate by itself. Guess the space shuttle going to crash itself.

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The back of the wings are adjustable, for landing I suppose.

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Now the payload bay where it keeps the satellite (??), an extendable bar where you attach the satellite to it and the extra helmet for the astronaut. The payload bay can be open.

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This yellow bar are adjustable and rotatable. However, when compare with the big shuttle, this is nothing.

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And lastly, the helmet that provide life support to the astronaut.


Here's a view of the back of the ship, main engine or thruster.


Extra pieces
Here are the leftover pieces after the assembly process.


Completed model
This is just a small shuttle with an improved design if we were to compare to those that are released in the early days.


I got no idea why I can't get a nice shot out of this set.

Playability: 6/10 There seems to be quite a few functions included in the shuttle.
Building experience: 4/10 It's quite easy to build, recommended for children.
Parts: 4/10 Don't think there is any nice part that comes with this shuttle.
Value for money: 5/10 The price is at the average range.
Overall: 5/10 Recommended for starter and kids, but the price is quite heavy for a kid to afford.

Friday, May 20, 2011

LEGO Star Wars #7869 Battle for Geonosis Review

My set just arrive yesterday and here is the review.

Theme: Star Wars
Name: Battle for Geonosis
S/N: #7869
Year: 2011
Pieces: 331
Minifig: 5
Price: RM219.90, SGD-, USD39.99, GBP35.99

It seems to be a special edition set like the others with exclusive minifigs especially. Moving to the front of the box, there is the name of the set and also picture of the minifigs together with their name and box art of them exchanging fire. The side of the box shows all the minifigs in actual scale while the back shows the playability and and ads for other LEGO Star Wars set.

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The content inside the big box are three numbered bags of bricks and an instruction book. Quite normal I suppose.

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To download the instruction, please click HERE.

The set include us a separately pack ARF kit for Captain Rex, two blasters and a lightsaber. Since the rest of the ARF kit are not use, I do not snap the picture.


What's new and rare here is Luminara Unduli and Captain Rex, the other three which consists of droids are not that rare.

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Captain Rex got both side of his torso printed, since he have the same torso with plain Clone Trooper just different hand. His face is somehow different from other clone as well.

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Luminara Unduli got her torso and leg printed, also she have two expression printed on her face which one of them is with goggle on.

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BARC Speeder
The BARC speeder have the same design with the one in Clone Trooper Battle Pack but with slightly different color, which they change the green color to dark red.

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Separatist Proton Cannon
The Separatist proton cannon have not much of a functions and is quite easy to build as there are many repeated steps especially the leg part and the body part.

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One of the side have a seat for the Battle Droid to control this proton cannon and the seat are adjustable since it is attach to the body of the proton cannon.

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The range of the cannon can be adjust by turning a button in front and it can be adjust higher or horizontal.

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This cannon have a firing mechanism where you pull the red technic bar that is place beneath of the body at the back of the proton cannon.

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The width of the leg can be adjust so do the height of this proton cannon.

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Extra pieces
There are quite a number of extras left for us since there are quite a lot of small part in this set.


Completed model
The set is not bad, as minifigs collector get to kill two birds with one stone, which they get two rare minifigs from this set. The Separatist proton cannon are not bad just that it is a little pricey here.


Playability: 5/10 Firing mechanism with a little adjustment of leg and cannon.
Building experience: 5/10 The process is quite bored, or maybe I'm not in the mood.
Parts: 6/10 Not much of a rare parts over here except the one that link the leg.
Value for money: 4/10 A quite pricey set although the price has been adjusted here.
Overall: 5/10 Nice minifigs, but the whole set are just not worth the penny.