Ratings and Reviews for 75053-1: The Ghost

75053-1: The Ghost

Overall Score

7.70
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  • First Impression Does the set "WOW" you? 7.00
  • Unique Parts/Minifigures Unique parts? Increase resale? 8.00
  • Playability/Build Experience Is this a "FUN" set to build? 9.00
  • Value for money (NEW) "Bang for your buck"? 9.00
  • Theme Popularity Will theme help with resale? 10
  • Exclusivity Unique production aspects? 4.00
  • Packaging Does this set stand out? 9.00
  • Growth Potential Possibility of revenue growth? 7.00
  • Display Attributes Does this set stand out? 7.00
  • Conclusion Your final analysis.. 7.00
Review from: Locutus001
Reviewed on: Feb 11, 2015
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FIRST IMPRESSION | Score: 7

I'm not a big fan of this ship so my first impression was "I don't need to buy this one".

But watching the series (Star Wars Rebels) you start liking it and especially the characters, thus you eventually want to have the minifigures.

Since 3 of the main characters are included in this set it would be stupid to buy them separately on ebay. when you can have a few hundred bricks together with them (even though the price might be slightly higher).

UNIQUE PARTS | Score: 8

Can't tell you which unique parts are included.

Minifigures:

exclusive to this set:

Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla and Zeb Orrelios

If you are a fan of the series you probably want to own these.

Also included: A stormtrooper

PLAYABILITY/BUILD EXPERIENCE | Score: 9

I really liked the built.

It was not really difficult, for children it might be a little bit more complicated though since the model is quite large.

 

When it comes to playability I think it is safe to say that because of the size of the ship it will be difficult for children to play with it.

Compared to the Millenium Falcon it's pretty easy though ;-)

The creators of this model included some nice features, like the top cannon, rescue capsules and a cargo bay. If you want to replay some of the scences from the series it should be possible with this set! (even for children).

VALUE FOR MONEY | Score: 9

It's a medium to big set that comes with 4 minifigures (three of them exclusive (as for now)).


The price is okay-ish I guess... if you get it for 80€/$ or less you can't go wrong with it.

If you are a big fan of the series and really want to own the ghost and the minifigures even 90+ €/$ would be okay I guess.

If you only want to own the minifigures you still should think about buying it for the additional pieces.

THEME POPULARITY | Score: 10

LEGO Star Wars is one of the most popular themes right now (especially with the new TV series and the upcoming movies).

EXCLUSIVITY | Score: 4

Nothing exclusive about this model, but at this price point it might not be possible for everybody to buy it just yet.


Since the phantom is to Star Wars Rebels what the Millenium Falcon is to Star Wars the original triology the set still might be popular in the future.

PACKAGING | Score: 9

The box shows you what you'll get if you buy the set.

A nice box art with a nice background... wouldn't want to put it on display though ;)

GROWTH POTENTIAL | Score: 7

I'm not really a big fan of the ghost (LEGO model), but since it is to the tv series (rebels) what the millenium falcon is to the original movies it might gain quite some value over the years.

Or not...


A big gamble you have to take with this set... so personally I wouldn't invest too much into it just because there are so many other sets that are a better choice... (keep in mind that it might be one of those sets that might be worth more than you'd think though!)

DISPLAY QUALITY | Score: 7

The ship is a white chunk resembling the ghost from the animated tv series... If you are a fan of the series it might be displayable, otherwise it's just "okay"...

CONCLUSION & FINAL ANALYSIS | Score: 7

7-8 points...

If you really are a fan of the series and the ship then of course this set will give you a lot.

If you're just a star wars fan it might be that you're disappointed with it though.

 

I wouldn't want to put it on display, but if you have children who want to play with it then you're good to go!