Ratings and Reviews for 75006-1: Jedi Starfighter & Planet Kamino

75006-1: Jedi Starfighter & Planet Kamino

Overall Score

3.80
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 4.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 3.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 6.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 6.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 5.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 2.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 2.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 3.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 3.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 4.00
Review from: Lockblock
Reviewed on: Sep 11, 2013
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 4

"Wow" may be a tad of an overstatement.  That said, this is the first of the Star Wars planets I have bought.  As is my case with all of the Star Wars planets, I certainly wasn't drawn to any one of these little sets in particular but I found this on clearance ($4.98 USD @Target) and bought it on a whim.  I haven't seen many reviews of the planets, so I thought what the hell.  You can find Series 3 on sale ($10.00 USD) at pretty much any of the major retailers.  This purchase was a result of curiosity more than anything.  It certainly wasn't the box art or the promise of some intricate build.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 3

Still being new to the LEGO collecting/investing game, I honestly couldn't tell you what constitutes a "unique" part BUT I will state the obvious.  You can't find the planets from these sets anywhere else.  That mundane/obvious fact paired with knowing a little of the background of the Kamino does bring up the rating a point.  I am not certain about the uniqueness of the R4 unit minifig included but again, the background of the droid saves this from getting a lower rating. 

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 6

Not so much playability here...for adults.  The Starfighter, the R4 unit, and the planet aren't built to any kind of comparative scale, which is fine, but that really negates the interoperability of the elements of these sets.  Build experience was meh.  It's bigger than a micro build but smaller than a play set build.  It's cool for what it is, a small version of something bigger (duh), prohibiting model details from being too exciting.  If you add one or more sets together, I guess you could pew! pew! against one another for a few minutes before getting bored.


This all said, these are awesome for kids 6-12.  An uncomplicated build kids and adults can do together and under a million pieces.  These sets are a perfect size and price point for this age group, hence a 6.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 6

As stated, you can find these on sale in stores or online pretty frequently.  I paid almost 5 bucks for this one.  For the series 3 planet sets, I consider anything under 10 USD a good deal for these.  You get a small build/display piece, a minifig, and a carrying case for the blocks.  However, I don't see any advantage to parting this set out as none of the blocks or the minifig scream value.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 5

It's Star Wars.  Obviously popularity between the original (Ep. 4,5,6), the new (Ep. 1,2,3), the canonical (The books), and the collateral (Clone Wars, etc.) waxes and wanes depending on who you ask.  This particular set being associate with the Clone Wars will not affect its growth one way or another, especially considering there is nothing Clone Wars about this except the name Kamino.  I also don't know enough about how the secondary market treats Clone Wars.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 2

These sets are everywhere but you can only get the planets in these sets.  Who cares?

PACKAGING | Score: 2

The packaging isn't a big draw.  You see the build, the minifig, and the planet sticking out the front and back.  That's pretty much it.  No epic fighting scene.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 3

Hard to tell with this one in particular.  Kamino is really the only unique point to all of this...and it's a hollow shell to put the pieces in.  In the future, I see these sets being an extremely common, unexciting check in the box regarding collectivity, but I could be wrong.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 3

Placed on the shelf with the rest of the planets sets, I can see this being kinda cool...kinda.  The stands included in these sets are a nice touch but I'm not sure about displaying such unexciting small builds individually.  There is nothing that pops out as being instantly recognizable here.


HOWEVER,  would you be excited if I told you it comes with the peices for making this into an ornament for a Christamas tree?! !  Yeah, me neither.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 4

The set is ok for what it is.  A small, nondescript build with a carrying case for peices, more fit for a kid of 6-12.  Hence the low average score.  As stated, for collectors, I see this as an inexpensive check in the box.  For investors, I don't see a whole lot of return down the road.