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Ratings and Reviews for 30242-1: Republic Frigate

30242-1: Republic Frigate

Overall Score

7.35
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  • First Impression Feelings after first look? 6.50
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 5.50
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 6.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 8.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 9.50
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 9.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 8.50
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 6.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.50

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Review from: MartinP
Reviewed on: Jun 19, 2013
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Join Date: 04/14/2013
# of Reviews: 65

Overall Personal Score

7.80

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

I went to my local Lego store about two months back and went to purchase a big Lego set, so I decided to purchase the 10225 Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series R2-D2. So it was about $179.99 USD, but I did not know about the promotions that were going on when I purchased the set. In the end, I got three Legos. The 10225 Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series R2-D2, the 30242 Star Wars Republic frigate, and the 850838 Splinter Key Chain.  Now the UCS is completly built. When I first got these sets, I decided to build the frigate first, because it was smaller. That took me about a minuete. This small set sits in my collection of other Star Wars mini sets.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 5

The Republic frigate does not come with any minifigures, but there are forty-five pieces. There is only one rare color in this set. It is New Dark Red. There are also some rare pieces.

  • New Dark Red Brick 1X1 W. 1 Knob

Since there is not that many rare pieces and no minifigures this may affect the desirability of this set.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

The build experince is very short. This build only took me about a minuete to build. The playability is very big. If you watch the Star Wars The Clone Wars Series, there is a sence where a frigate is connected to a huge cruiser. I was almost able to replicate this sence myself with this smaller version of the frigate. Also this is a great set to add to a Star Wars mini collection.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 10

There is no retail price for this set. This set is a promotional item. It came with every purchase of $50 USD and above. That make it free in my book. Forty-five pieces for free. Great deal!

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The Republic Frigate is from Star Wars. Enough said.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 10

The Republic Frigate is a very exclusive set. The set came with every purchase that is over $50 USD in the month of March. This means that there are only a handful of these sets avalable in the secondary market. There is limited production for this set, but the set is not from any Lego trade shows that I know of.

PACKAGING | Score: 7

The Republic Frigate comes in a polybag. There are not that many Star Wars sets that comes in polybags other than the mini series.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 8

There are various growth potentials for this set. If you got this in the primary market it is a 100% growth all the time, but if it was purchased in the secondary market, then the growth will differ.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 7

The Republic Frigate has some display attributes. It is small enough to fit in your pocket so you can take it to work to reming you of this Star Wars ship. It also make a nice little piece if you put it on your desk.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

I think that this set is a great set. Let's look at the pros and cons of this set.

Pros:

  • It's free with the promotion.
  • 100% profit! (If you got it for free)
  • Some rare pieces.

Overall, I think that this set is a great set to buy, build, play with, and invest in.


Review from: Darth Lego
Reviewed on: Mar 8, 2013
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Join Date: 01/24/2013
# of Reviews: 31

Overall Personal Score

6.90

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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 6

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 9

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

PACKAGING | Score: 7

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 9

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 5

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7