Ratings and Reviews for 70709-1: Galactic Titan

70709-1: Galactic Titan

Overall Score

6.10
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 5.00
  • 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? 4.00
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 5.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 5.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 6.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.00
Review from: beartrapper
Reviewed on: Apr 8, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 5

Like most of the Galaxy Squad (GS) sets the box art is a little meh for me. My son loves the bug creatures and the centipede thing in this set made it a must have for him. I wasn't expecting much but was really suprised the deeper into the build I got.

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 6

There were a few pieces in this set that I haven't seen much of in person, the biggest being the large clear trans cockpit piece that goes on the space ship. It isnt connected with a hinge and the entire piece must be removed at once, but its huge. For large space moc's I feel like this piece is a must have.

In addition there is are two shades of blue used throughout the set and the brighter of the two is in my opinion the most attractive shade of blue I've ever seen in a Lego set. I've built approximately 350 sets over the last 3 years and don't recall seeing this color before.

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

The intial setup was pretty boring until getting to the tank and space craft. It was really detailed and much more challenging than I was expecting. The integration of technic pieces worked really well to reinforce some of the weak links.

Between the tank, space craft, push button missles, the insectoids and centipede thing this set has a lot going for it.

I wish the remainder of the GS line up had as much appeal as this one.

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 8

It has a decent parts count, some good pieces but overall I wouldn't say that I would personally pay RPP for this set. There isnt enough going for it although the color scheme lends itself to more integration into other themes unlike the Power Miners line up.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 4

The entire GS theme seems to have been a big swing and miss by TLG. In my opinion there are simpy to many teams, colors and odd vehicles going on. I would have rather seen the 4 teams reduced to two, and more large scale sets instead of a multitude of $30-$60 options.

That said I'm sure that there will be people in the aftermarket who missed the boat on this and want it for the sake of completing the line up.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 5

This set isnt exclusive so if you've got the funds available you cant easily get it.

PACKAGING | Score: 5

Standard box art, but once built the size of the box translates well to the size of the build unlike some other sets.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 6

I'd estimate that in approximately 24 months post EOL this set has the potential to raise from $100 (RPP) to $175.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 7

The main build looks pretty impressive compared to anything I've built from the CITY, CHIMA and Ninjago themes.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

If you were able to pick this up for 50% off or better as an investment you'll do fine if you're patient.

If you were able to pick this up for 50% off or better for a personal build you're likely to be pleasantly suprised.