Satya's blog - LEGO Star Wars Mini kits
I bought these two LEGO mini kits at a glorified flea market.
Then I found that one of them has extra parts that produce one-quarter of a Y-Wing model. So I went back to buy the other three that give parts for the rest of the Y-Wing. It turned out that these kits are out of stock at Amazon and at LEGO's web site, so I bought the other three available models as well. So, a total of 8 models at $2.99 each.
Here's a list of the kits:
These are nice, small, kits. Each one can be finished in about 15 minutes. They have mostly standard parts, plus a few non-standard ones like radar dishes painted to resemble the top of the Falcon, cockpit window parts, etc. And what's with the bristling guns on the AT-AT and the AT-TE?
LEGO kits these days seem to contain a lot of non-standard parts, so you can't build anything else useful from that kit. (At least from what I can see on the packaging.) But these do contain mostly standard parts.
If you look at the other picture of the Republic Gunship, you'll see a tail-like antenna on the back.
The Star Destroyer kept falling apart during construction because the back was only held on by 2 bumps till a later stage. Clever use of tilting pieces and triangles to give it that sloped look.
The Sith Infiltrator has a new shade of blue.
More pictures available in the image gallery, of course.
Last updated: Jan 22 2006 09:38