Saturday, 26 December 2015

Dargo #867 LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens Minifigures

Finally someone was able to convince me to buy this set. I've seen it on store shelves a few weeks ago, but I had ignored it because I was not interested with Dargo's release. However, when I tried to get it a few days ago, the shop no longer have any for sale. The shop owner told me that the product is in high demand. bla bla bla.. heheh.  it is a seller's nature to use whatever excuse to sell their products. lol. Anyway i manage to get one so let's see how good is this set.




My first impression? Wow. Two astromech droids in #867A; BB-8 and Imperial Astromech Droid. A bit disappointing because i wish they will include Rey in this set of 8s but Kylo Ren is highlight in this release. As a bonus, there's extra bricks in each box that you can collect and later build micro Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter. 

What's in the box:


Instructions for micro Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter:




Assembled minifigures:

Baseplate, weapons/accessories and extra parts for the micro build.


Front and rear view of the minifigures:

 Tie Fighter Pilot (Star Wars Rebels)

First Order TIE Fighter Pilot. [Pending updated pic]. I've just noticed that I forgot to install Respiratory Pipe to the helmet. I hope i didn't throw it away :(

First Order Stormtrooper Officer

First Order Crew Member

Kylo Ren

First Order Officer

Sabine Wren (Star Wars Rebels)

BB-8 and Imperial Astromech Droid (Star Wars Rebels)

It is clear that these characters are mixed from the latest Star Wars movie The Force Awakens and the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Even the title on the box is Space Wars, not Star Wars. Therefore they can include whatever characters they want in this set. Be thankful they do not include characters from Galaxy Squad or Marvel / DC superheroes in this set. ahaha

I admit it, the print is much better than before. All design (almost all) looks symmetrical and balanced. No loose parts either. 

Unfortunately my favorite characters here are the worst in this set :(. Prints on the standard minifigure is quite ok, but the prints on curved surfaces are tilted and distorted.

Oh one more thing, Dargo didn't get the right pauldron cloth for the Stormtrooper officer. They just use simple red cloth instead this one:


Not fair if I just hit Dargo's weaknesses in this set. I think their print is much more better this time and the fact that they can imitate this exact helmet (with Respiratory Pipe) is amazing.

They manage to get the right Kylo Ren's Lightsaber (Croseed 4L/2L Trans-Red Bar) and also been generous for giving extra piece of the hood for him.




Last but not least, the micro build:


18 comments:

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    1. ahhaa.. thanks for waiting. you got it buddy! please have a look at my next post :)

      http://mybrickstore.blogspot.my/2015/12/duo-le-pin-dlp9016-set-of-8s-world-war.html

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    2. Have you found a bootleg of the Avengers helicarrier?

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    3. @Rachel Campbell; I did not find any news that they will issue knock-off helicarrier to date :(

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    1. Yo. Several variants:
      1) Try to search for local stores that sell lego copies or bootleg.
      2) Aliexpress. If you have problem finding it I can advise you sellers I buy from.
      3) Ebay.

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  3. @ Legostore
    I guess you were just unlucky.
    Look at the pic from one of the shops:
    [img]http://g01.a.alicdn.com/kf/HTB13NhhKVXXXXbfXFXXq6xXFXXXT/Dargo-867-Star-Wars-7-Minifigures-The-Force-Awakens-Kylo-Ren-BB-8-8pcs-lot-Building.jpg[/img]
    Small one is still printed badly, but little bit better that yours, while imperial droid looks okay.
    Yeah, bootLego it's about luck sometimes.

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    1. (^_^)". still waiting if Sheng Yuan or Decool will release their SWTFA. set of 12's by OK don't have BB8 :(
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/7XQ9mr1.png[/img]

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  4. I just picked up this set and my BB8 print is level and fine. The astromech is very very slightly off.

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    1. ah you are lucky. I don't mind getting extra of this box to test my luck. I could use the extra leg of astromech for mocs :)

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  5. Just saw this
    http://m.aliexpress.com/item/32587703166.html

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    1. holy moly! another big set from Lepin? I saw their LEGO Ninjago Temple of Airjitzu (70751) imitation few weeks back and now this?

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/JIXNc4T.jpg[/img]

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  6. Hi there brickstore,

    I am asking you this question because I think you have a vast experience in this brands. What would be your recommendation if I were ask you to rank the quality of the different brands. would you be able to rank them as 1) will always buy 2) only buy if there are no alternatives 3) will never buy even they are the only ones. If you can make a post on this issue even better. With sample pictures. Addressing issues like mold errors, loose joints, print defects, missing parts or down right rubbish.

    Thanks

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  7. Just got mine and this set is definitely worth buying. Great review as always!

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    1. hey im glad you love it. i just got another SWTFA set by OK. it's set of 12. cannot wait to upload it for you guys

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  8. First Order Stormtrooper Officer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X95dpY9VF5U

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  9. Crew Member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz7y3sZ2Nm4

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  10. Kylo Ren: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nata-eZApUE

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