|the best they are still selling them on ebay|
Reviewed by: artimist3000 Rating: Date Reviewed: 10Jul2013
|so awesome and so cool best set ever|
Reviewed by: Co Cody12 Rating: Date Reviewed: 01Mar2011
|The Star Wars Lego Star Destroyer set is such a great item i would recommend it to any Star Wars/Lego Fan.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 11May2009
|Im an experienced lego builder due to having a 7 year old obssessed with all things related to Star Wars! I have read a review on here where someone has claimed it only took them 2 hours to construct this toy. Believe me, if you are doing it properly, it will take you much longer than that! |
Everyone knows that when you build a lego toy of this size, its not designed to stay in one piece but conveniently falls apart once you have lifted the item up. Therefore, the only solution is to glue the bricks together where appropriate, which of course takes time but ultimately alot more satisfying once you watch your child actually play with it!
Of course, there will be the lego purists that will choke on their bricks reading that advice but at the end of the day, me and my son, dont get alot of pleasure watching the ship fall apart at the merest of touches. No matter how well the ship is built, it will come apart if you dont get the bostik out!
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 31Mar2009
|We gave this to my Star Wars and Lego-obsessed 8-yo son for Xmas, he absolutely loved the figures in it and loved building it, but ended up face down on the couch crying, saying `I wish Id never asked for this, I cant play with it!` because the completed spaceship kept falling apart every time he tried to lift it up - the bottom just fell off it. Hes a great Lego builder and tried all sorts of fixes to keep the bottom on but to no avail. Its still lying in bits on a chair in his room. |
Our children have loads of Lego and I always admire Legos clever functional designs, but Lego was asleep at the wheel on this one. A disappointment.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 16Jan2009
|Having now read the reviews I agree with most that this is not to be played with as a toy. For that reason it is difficult to review as a toy. It will also take you a lot longer than 2 hours to build! The numbered bag system is a joke and it is not long before you are halted and need to look through lots of other bags to find the missing pieces. The toy has a lot of features but there is no point as you cant lift it without it falling apart. The top of the ship also comes off but the release mechanism is so sticky that you cant remove the top without it falling to pieces in your hands. (It is worth noting that this is doubly difficult to re-build after it has collapsed).|
It is a shame as the finished article looks good and has obviously taken a lot of effort to design and create. It is not a toy, however, but a model to sit on a large shelf and not be touched (unless you want to superglue it together as you go along!).
I did get a good price on Amazon though at the time of purchase.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 06Jan2009
|This is the best set my son ever owned he broke it once and rebuild it in |
a hour because it was his life in his eyes it cost me a lot but he paid
for half of it
Reviewed by: Anon Rating: Date Reviewed: 24Jun2008
|My son enjoyed patiently building this model over 4 days at Christmas but found that every time he wanted to play with the model it fell apart as its base is not strong enough to support the model and the engines stick out below the base so they fall off every time it is put down. Finally after months of frustration we contacted Lego who supplied some extra bricks to try and stabilise the base (a known problem obviously) but that didnt work so we returned it. A great model for adults but simply not suitable for playing with - dont waste the money for kids.|
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 03Apr2008
|One piece of strong advice. You must have unlimited patience to build this. Its not a matter of skill, but the emotional skill - I spent 3 days making this, I pick it up and ... BANG! Base falls out, I spent hours rebuilding it, then give up later after reducing me to tears twice. |
There are loads of good points though; it comes with a Darth Vader figure [I have been looking for one for ages], an exclusive, no, two - Grand Moff Tarkin and the mouse droid - and 2 emperors royal guards. These are especially good - the force pikes, the capes, the AWESOME helmets.Theres also an Emperor hologram.
Overall, Id say buy this if youre not going to play with it. If you like getting stuff out, buy the Troop Transporter - you get a brilliant vehicle, one imperial pilot, 2 sandtroopers and 2 normal stormtroopers.
Patience is everything.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 28Jan2008
|I spent two nights building this for my 7 year old son only to find as soon as he picked it up all excited it fell apart. I had to keep putting it together again every 5 minutes, how annoying is that. My son is very careful with his toys so its not a matter of him being too boisterous. I know it says on the box 9-14 but that probably refers to the age which they should be able to build it by themselves.|
After two weeks of having this it lay in bits and still does as Ive lost patience with putting it together every few minutes as soon as my son plays with it.
I have given this 5 stars for educational value as it is entertaining building it but whats the point when it falls apart like this.
I would avoid this so-called toy like the plague if youre buying it for a child as I really believe it is more designed for grown up star wars buffins to build and then leave on a shelf to look at.
I have now given up buying star wars lego and have been buying star wars tranformers as these really are designed for children.
Reviewed by: Amazon Reviewer Rating: Date Reviewed: 02Jan2008