Lego review - 10215 Obi-Wans Jedi Starfighter collectable

Lego seems to be really good at surprising all it's fans. So when the Lego group announced that they were going to release a new range of Star Wars Lego sets, these fans straight away started wondering what they could actually be. They did not need to wait for very long though. The set for Star Wars Lego that was to be released around the end of 2010 (actually, it's just released in Australia) is going to be the Ultimate Collector Series version of Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter - called, naturally, 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter.

This ship is the one that was in the Attack Of The Clones movie and is a really smooth looking red and white starship. It is a ship that Jedi Knights have, super sleek and fast and officially known as a Delta-7 Aether-sprite class light interceptor. Although Jedi Knights only do peaceful missions, Obi-Wan found this starship to be very useful when he was pursuing Jango Fett with it's twin-barrelled cannon lasers. In the movie the starfighter used an external hyperdrive ring that was around the ship so it could travel in hyperspace, and although the smaller Lego Obi-Wan Starship sets had this ring the UCS set does not; its omission is one thing Lego could have improved on this model.

The set only has 676 Lego pieces, a lot but not many compared to other USC Lego sets such as the Imperial Shuttle - that has a huge 2500 pieces in the kit. It is a real big model, size wise. It measures 23 cm high (on the included stand), 47 cm long and 22 cm wide and it's retail price is around $99 ($174 in Australia) which I think is a bit much seeing it hasn't a lot of bricks nor Star Wars Lego minifigures - you could argue that the ship isn't minifig scale so should have a minifigure - but one would be nice.. The ship is really easy to build, nothing special of complicated during the build at all.This lego model has a really detailed cockpit and interior and outside has a droid minifigure - a R4-P17 - that rotates in the wing. This minifig will be quite a collectors item as it is bigger and looks different to other droids that are available in other sets.

As with all other USC models this one also comes with a plaque and a display stand to show the ship off properly - the ship can turn around 360 degress so you can pose it just how you like.. My major gripe would be the price point that this set is sold for. I know it is a USC kit but it is too dear, my opinion is wait to get it on sale before rushing out to buy it.

And just in case you need them, here are the complete building instructions for the Lego 10215 Obi-Wans Jedi Starfighter here .

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