Wednesday, 12 February 2014

LEGO Star Wars 75039: V-Wing Starfighter Review

Today we're having a look at one of the new Star Wars sets that's been released as part of the first half of 2014 releases. We're going to have a look at the new V-Wing Starfighter, which featured in Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith.

Set Number: 75039

Theme: Star Wars: Episode 3

Set Name: V-Wing Starfighter

Part Count: 201

Minifigures: 2

Australian RRP: $39.99

Featuring: V-Wing Starfighter, V-Wing Pilot, Astromech Droid, new spring-loaded shooter.
To be honest, when the line up for the first half release of 2014 Star Wars sets was revealed, I wasn't that impressed, and this was the only set that really appealed to me.

The V-Wing has been produced before by LEGO twice, with 7915 in 2011 and 6205 in 2006.

LEGO seems to be getting a bit lazy with the Star Wars sets at the moment, or they're running out of new content to create sets out of, as they are constantly re-doing sets, even as frequently as every 2 years.

With Star Wars Episode 7 coming out next year, we can only hope there is a brand new line up of models coming with it.

The front of the box shows an image of the V-Wing Star Fighter in attack mode, shooting missiles from the new spring-loaded shooter.

The rear of the box shows how the wings convert from flight mode to attack mode, and how the cockpit opens.

When we open the bags, we find 2 numbered bags, and instruction booklet, and, of course, a sticker sheet. 


This set comes with 2 new minifigures, a V-Wing Pilot, and an Astro-Mech Droid

Bag 1 creates the base and cockpit of the starfighter. The green missile is one of the new missiles which can be launched from the spring-loaded shooter. This starfighter has 2 of the new launcher, on the underside at the rear of the cockpit.

Bag 2 creates the remainder of the starfighter.

In flight mode:

Rear shot:

In attack mode: 

With pilot and droid. Our fearless droid loses his body in order to sit in the V-Wing

Overall, this was quite a simple build, and tends to follow the building styles of other starfighters that have been released the past couple of years. The finished Starfighter is very swooshable, and being able to change from flight mode to attack mode is quite cool.

The new spring-loaded shooter is a clever little design, but very careful around very young kids with it, as the missiles shoot out of it pretty quickly, and could cause some damage...

We also get 2 new mini figures with this set, both of which are excellent an another example of LEGO putting more and more detail into new minifigures.

Thanks for reading my review of the new Star Wars V-Wing Starfighter!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

This is Chris signing out, signing off with the alphabet song of the Star Wars alphabet Starfighters.

A-Wing, B-Wing, E-Wing, V-Wing, X-Wing, Y-Wing...

See you soon with a review of the much anticipated Simpsons House...

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