Ratings and Reviews for 10227-1: B-Wing Starfighter

10227-1: B-Wing Starfighter

Overall Score

7.30
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 9.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 8.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 7.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 6.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 7.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 4.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.00
Review from: MartinP
Reviewed on: Jul 3, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 9

The B-Wing starfighter is one of the lesser know ships in the Star Wars universe. The set has no minifigures and the set has one thousand four hundred eighty-seven pieces.  The set really wowed me whan I saw this set in display, and I think that the set will become an iconic set in the future. Here is what Lego.com said about this set:

10227 B-wing Starfighter™

Ages 16+. 1,486 pieces.

US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99£ DK 1699 DKK

Take on the Empire in the Ultimate Collector Series B-wing Starfighter! Now you can experience the ultimate B-wing Starfighter from the Star Wars galaxy like never before. This fantastic model features everything you would expect from our premium collector range, including rotating, self-levelling cockpit and realistic wing configurations for landing and flight. And when you’re finished battling in the skies above Endor or helping to restore freedom in the galaxy, place this highly detailed B-wing Starfighter on its own dedicated display stand and fact plaque. Measures 26” (66 cm) wide and 15” (38 cm) high in flight configuration, and 17” (43 cm) high on display stand.

• A highly detailed Ultimate Collector Series B-wing Starfighter model • Features rotating, self-levelling cockpit • Features realistic wing configurations for landing and flight • Includes display stand and fact plaque • Model can be detached from display stand • Measures 26” (66cm) wide and 15” (38cm) high in flight configuration, and 17” (43cm) high when mounted on display stand

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning October 1st, 2012 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:

US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346 European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

For this set, there are no minifigures. That is one of the sad features of the UCS. Only a few of the sets come with a minifigure. The set would have been better if they had added pilot or something along those lines, but that did not happen. Also the set is made up of normal pieces that are found in a lot of other set, so there are no rare pieces and colors. The only desirable feature about this set is that the set has a large amount of pieces, which is about fifteen hundred.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 7

Playability Experience

The set is not meant to be played with. It is a massive set that would wiegh a lot, which may make it hard to pick up and play with.

Build Experience

The B-Wing Starfighter has about fifteen hundred pieces in the set. That would take me about three to four hours to build the set completely. A huge set like this is always fun to build.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

The B-Wing Starfighter has a retail price of $199.99 USD. SInce there isone thousand four hundred eighty-seven pieces in the set, the PPP ratio is thirteen cents ($0.13 USD) per piece. I would consider that a bit high for me. I like PPP ratios that are at or below ten cents per piece. This set does not fit into that category. The set would be better if the set was on sale. The best sale was on May 4 and May 5, when the B-Wing Starfighter was 50% off. That means the retail price is $99.99USD. That means the PPP ratio would be seven cents per piece. That is a great deal. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

According to the chart, there is one set that has the same PPP ratio as the B-Wing Starfighter. That set is the 10221 Super Star Desroyer.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the UK, the set has a reatil price of 169.99. Since there is one thousand four hundred eighty-seven pieces, the PPP ratio for this set in the UK is seventeen (0.17) per piece. Let's compare this set to other sets in the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

According to the chart, there is one set that has the exact same PPP ratio. That set is the 10221 Super Star Destroyer.

AU

In Australia, the set has a retail price of 349.99. Since there is one thousand four hundred eighty-seven pieces in the set, the PPP ratio is twenty-three per piece. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A378.75 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

According to the chart, there is no set that has the same PPP ratio as the B-Wing Starfighter.

EU

In the European Union, the set has a retail price of 199.99. Since there is one thousand four hundred eighty-seven pieces in this set, the PPP ratio is seventeen cents per piece. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have the same PPP ratio as the B-Wing Starfighter.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

The B-Wing Starfighter set comes from the Star Wars theme. The set is under the Ultimate Collectors Series sub theme. These sets are the best sets, in my opinion, ever made by Lego. There are also some of the largest sets ever created. The Star wars theme is a very popular theme. Many of the set sell well in the primary market and there are often people scouring eBay to find a set at a better price or they are looking to get a set because it EOL before they could get it. Either way, Star wars sets sell very in both the primary market and the secondary market. Because of all the people who want these sets, the values for these sets will go up.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 7

The B-Wing Starfighter set is very exclusive. Because the set is a UCS, only a limited amount of stores sold these other than the Lego stores or online. The set was no in limited production. The set is not from any Lego trade shows that I know of. The set is  sold in the primary market anymore, so you can  get this set in the primary and secondary market.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

There is no unique packaging or special markings on this set that would differentiate this set from other Lego sets.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 4

The B-Wing Starfighter has a retail price of $199.99 USD. Since the cuurent value of the set is $182.82 USD, the CAGR for the set is -8.58%. That is a really bad CAGR. The set would have a better CAGR of the you bought the set on sale on May 4 or May 5 for $99.99 USD. That is 50% off the retail price. That would be one of the best investment moves I would have made. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The values and data are from May 2013 and they are in USD

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (USD)  Pieces Price Per Piece (USD) Current Value (USD)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000 $149.99 1,300 $0.12 $776.80 13.49%
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000 $99.99  703 $0.14 $432.67 11.93%
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001 $199.99 1,747 $0.11 $761.07 11.78%
 10018 Darth Maul 2001 $149.99 1,868 $0.08 $727.33 14.06%
 7194 Yoda 2002 $99.99 1,075 $0.09 $334.40  11.06%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002 $298.99  3,096 $0.10 $1,065.73 12.25%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002 $39.99 187 $0.21 $279.40 19.33%
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003 $129.99 1,455 $0.09 $896.60  21.30%
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 $119.99 1,473 $0.08 $574.53 19.01%
 10143 Death Star II 2005 $298.99 3,441 $0.09 $1,006.12 16.38%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006 $99.99 1,212 $0.08 $345.27 19.37%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006 $79.99 1,068 $0.07 $215.38 15.20%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007 $499.99 5,195 $0.10 $2736.44 32.75%
 10188  Death Star 2008 $399.99 3,803 $0.11 $390.02 -0.50%
 10186 General Grievous 2008 $89.99 1,085 $0.08 $147.59 10.40%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010 $99.99 676 $0.15 $98.44 -0.52%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010 $259.99 2,503 $0.10 $343.88 9.77%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011 $399.99 3,152 $0.13 $401.68 0.21%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012 $199.99 1,487 $0.13 $182.82 -8.58%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 $179.99 2,127 $0.08 $189.50 5.28%

According to the chart, the B-Wing Star fighter has the worst CAGR out of all the UCS sets. The closest set in terms of CAGR in the 10215 Obi-Wan's Starfighter which has a CAGR of -0.52%. This is not one of the best investment choices at this time. Maybe in the future, but not now.

Now, the data in other currencies.

UK

In the UK, the set has a retail price of 169.99. Since the current value of the set is 150.93, the CAGR for the set is -11.21%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (UK Pound)  Pieces Price Per Piece (UK Pound) Current Value (UK Pound)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 495.77 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 157.99 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 486.85 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 435.62 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  79.99 1,075 0.11 191.37 8.25%
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  249.99  3,096 0.12 725.31 10.17%
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 285.56 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 501.39 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  109.99 1,473 0.11 N/A  N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  249.99 3,441 0.11 651.94 12.73%
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  79.99 1,212 0.10 215.49 15.21%
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  58.69 1,068 0.08 128.85 11.89%
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  342.49 5,195 0.10 1694.12 30.53%
 10188  Death Star 2008  274.99 3,803 0.11 253.66 -1.60%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  63.59 1,085 0.09 103.01 10.13%
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  94.99 676  0.21 61.74 -13.38%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  245.99 2,503 0.15 275.18 3.81%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  349.99  3,152 0.17 307.54 -6.26%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  169.99 1,487 0.17 150.93 -11.21%
 10225  R2-D2 2012 149.99 2,127 0.11 130.13 -13.24%

There are no sets that have a similar CAGR or value.

AU

In Australia, the set has a retail price of 349.99. Since the current value of the set is 378.75, the CAGR for the set is 8.22%. That is a good CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 and are in the Australian Dollar. Some data values are not available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (Australian Dollar)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (Australian Dollar) Current Value (Australian Dollar)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 1,315.75 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 289.51 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 1,474.51 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 705.61 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A N/A N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A 3,096 N/A 1706.43 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A  500.15 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 1138.31 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004  N/A 1,473 N/A N/A N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 947.73 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 369.41 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 261.49 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 3064.21 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  699.99 3,803 0.18 588.57 -3.41%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 261.65 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  174.99 676 0.25 116.52 -12.68%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  449.99 2,503 0.17 434.50 -1.16%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  699.99 3,152 0.21 555.35 -10.93%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  349.99 1,487 0.23  378.75 8.22%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  249.99 2,127 0.11 261.98 4.80%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have a similar value or CAGR.

EU

In the European Union, the set has a retail price of 199.99. Since the set has a current value of 187.17, the CAGR of the set is -6.41%. That is a bad CAGR. Let's compare this set to other sets from the UCS.

Note: The data values are from May 2013 ar are in the German Euro. Some data values may not be available.

Set Number Model Year Released Retail Price (German Euro)
 Pieces Price Per Piece (German Euro) Current Value (German Euro)

CAGR

               
 7191 X-wing Fighter 2000  N/A 1,300 N/A 304.03 N/A
 7181 TIE Interceptor 2000  N/A 703 N/A 202.17 N/A
 10019  Rebel Blockade Runner 2001  N/A 1,747 N/A 653.70 N/A
 10018 Darth Maul 2001  N/A 1,868 N/A 480.80 N/A
 7194 Yoda 2002  N/A 1,075 N/A 405.37 N/A
 10030  Imperial Star Destroyer 2002  N/A  3,096  N/A  965.72 N/A
 10026 Special Edition Naboo Starfighter 2002  N/A 187 N/A 92.06 N/A
 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder 2003  N/A 1,455 N/A 909.76 N/A
 10134 Y-wing Attack Starfighter 2004 N/A 1,473 N/A 447.92 N/A
10143 Death Star II 2005  N/A  3,441 N/A 1091.09 N/A
 10175 Vader's TIE Advanced 2006  N/A 1,212 N/A 312.02 N/A
 10174 Imperial AT-ST 2006  N/A 1,068 N/A 204.44 N/A
 10179 Ultimate Collector's Millennium Falcon  2007  N/A 5,195 N/A 2150.62 N/A
 10188  Death Star 2008  419.99 3,803 0.14  358.71  -3.11%
 10186 General Grievous 2008  N/A 1,085 N/A 154.33 N/A
 10215 Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter  2010  99.99 676 0.19 72.61 -10.12%
 10212 Imperial Shuttle  2010  259.99 2,503 0.13 294.13 4.20%
 10221 Super Star Destroyer 2011  399.99 3,152 0.16 364.37 -4.56%
 10227 B-wing Starfighter 2012  199.99 1,487 0.17 187.17 -6.41%
 10225  R2-D2 2012  179.99 2,127  0.11 142.91 -20.60%

According to the chart, there are no sets that have a simliar value or CAGR.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

The B-Wing starfighter has many display attributes. the set comes with a stand in which the set is displayed on. The set also comes with a information card, which has all the information about the set.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

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

Pros:

Exclusive set.

Comes from a popular theme.

Many display attributes.

Cons:

Bad PPP ratio.

Horrible CAGR.

Overall, I think that this set is a great set to have, build, and display, but not to invest in at the moment.