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

10227-1: B-Wing Starfighter

Overall Score

8.50
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 9.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 6.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 8.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 8.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 8.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 10
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 8.00
Review from: Dinorider2600
Reviewed on: Jul 28, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 9

The B wing looks amazing and is a very large set, the model presents a lot of detail.  The B wing looks great when placed with the other rebel uce ships. When I first saw this set online I was not too interested but after building it I have changed my mind.

 

 

 

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

No mini figs in this set, lotgoof grey and some blue, red, tan and blak added in. The set contains a couple of previously unseen part-colour combinations, e.g. 4 x 3 open wedges in Light Bluish Gray, an fuselage curved aft top in Light Bluish Gray, tread elements in Light Bluish Gray, a large wheel with small cleats in Dark Bluish Gray, and 4 x 2 slopes in Dark Bluish Gray.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

No playability this s a display model, the build was fun and took about 3 hours to build. The almost 1500 parts for the B-Wing come in bags numbered 1 to 10. The B-Wing build is interesting because it is highly modularised. Not including the stand, the B-Wing is built in seven separate modules: Cockpit, cockpit-drive connector, drive section, primary wing, two secondary wings, and weapons pod. Three of these, cockpit-drive connector, primary wing and engine section, are further split down into two sub-modules each. So, not including the stand, the B-Wing consists of ten modules and sub-modules. 

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 8

I think the set could be cheaper as we do not get any mini figs, but this set will go up in value in years to come.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

WihSwitching Star Wars you can't go wrong, UCE sets always do well.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 8

This set can only be purchaced in a few store or online, I live in Australia and they don't sell in shops I had to buy it online.

PACKAGING | Score: 8

The bo is much bigger than it needs to be, I alike the black look to the boxes in the past rather than the white but overanot not bad.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

This set will o up in value in years to come but it will take a while so put it away and forget about it or a fe years.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

A very nice display piece and a eye catcher. The only thing I don't like  is the stand: It is fair and probably the weakest point of the model, which is weird because this model is meant to be displayed. In my opinion it's about 2 plates short; I had to add a few pieces to the base section to get it to the correct height. The model is top heavy on the cockpit side so although it hasn't happened yet, it seems like the model could topple over easily.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 8

A great model not perfect, it should be cheaper due to not for any mini figs included. The people who will buy st his set will be mainly Star Wars fans.