Ratings and Reviews for 10212-1: Imperial Shuttle

10212-1: Imperial Shuttle

Overall Score

9.60
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 10
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 9.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 8.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 10
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 10
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 10
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 10
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 10
Review from: Locutus001
Reviewed on: Sep 8, 2014
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 10

This thing is huge!


Even though I think you know how big it is you still will be amazed to see it standing there in front of you in your own home!

(It's just different from seeing it somewhere else! ;-) )


It's mostly white and is a real eyecatcher. 

This LEGO Set really "WOWs" me! And I think it always has been and always will be "iconic" ;-)

If you are a Star Wars and a LEGO Fan and you have the money and the space get one! It's one of those where you just have to have one!

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 9

Obviously there are a lot of white bricks!

As for rare parts I would recommend to read what my fellow Brickpickers have already written in other Reviews.


The Minifigures are really cool! You get Darth Vader, Luke, an Imperial Pilot and an Imperial Officer and last but not least one Stormtrooper.

 

5 Minifigs is not bad, but still I have the feeling that 2-4 Stormtroopers would have been a nice touch to the Set as it was about 260$ on retail and just one Stormtrooper is somehow not the escort Vader (and this set) deserves.

But I guess if you own this set you already have enough other Stormtroopers to help you out or can afford to buy at least 3 more ;-)

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 8

Sadly I did not build mine myself as I bought a used one and did not yet have the time to disassemble it and put it back together. But seeing it and having the instruction I would say it is good for a pretty good build experience!

 

Concerning the playability I would say it is okay all in all.

You get 5 Minifigs and the cockpit can be opend easily enough (though there is only space for 4 Minifigs).

You can move the wings into different positions (as seen in the movies).

Obviously as a UCS it is not so much meant for playing as for displaying but on the other hand I guess it still is cool if you want to put it into scences where it should be involved. (Like Darth Vader on Endor or when the Emperor arrives on the death star).


I would have appreciated if you could have opened it in order to store some of the Minifigures inside of the main body. As an Imperial Shuttle normally can hold about 20 People inside of the main body it would have been nice if there were at least space for as many as 10.

So all in all there is a fair amount of playability, but it's rather meant for being displayed.

(The build experience must be pretty awesome!)

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

259.99$ is a lot of money compared to other models.

So this is a tough one. I would say compared to others it might be a little bit expensive, especially if you compare it to the AT-ST 10174 which is at least as impressive as the Imperial Shuttle but was on retail for only 79.99$...

On the other hand you get what you pay for and I think the price is reasonable enough after all, though it might hurt your wallet a little...

When it comes to parting it out I would say there are the Minifigures you could sell separately. As those are rare enough (Imperial Pilot, Imperial Officer, Darth Vader) there may be 30.00-50.00$ just for the 5 Minifigures. Though I myself would not want to seperate them.

I give it 9 points because the set is just so freaking amazing!

 

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

It's 2014 and the theme is Star Wars... so what do you think?

10 Points of course! One of the best selling themes LEGO has ever had and I would say it might continue to be one of the best sellers for the next 5 years at least.

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 10

It's a UCS (Ultimate Collectors Set) for 260$ that has gone EOL so I would say it is pretty exclusive right now!

PACKAGING | Score: 10

I'm not a big reviewer of "packaging" so I would say it's 10 points as it fits.

There is Endor in the background and the landing platform... The Shuttle looks amazing... I guess you could display the packaging as well though I'm not a big fan of doing that.

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 10

If they do not rebuild this one in an even better cheaper version then I would say that it will gain over the next years!

Not only is it an amazing build with some playability and nice Minifigs, but it's also one of the most iconinc ships in the Star Wars universe as it is part of the original triology.

If it is displayed it sure is an eyecatcher and I guess most Star Wars and a lot of LEGO fans would love to get it.

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 10

10 points! It is huge, it is amazing, and if you have the space to display it properly it sure might be one of the coolest sets you could possibly own.

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 10

To me there are few other sets (including the UCS) that I would prefer to this one.

If you are looking to make money by reselling it I think this one still is a sure winner and has huge potential, though there sure are more profitable Sets, especially as you can get them for retail or below right now.

But when it comes to the Set as being what it was meant to be, it is nearly perfect!