Minis Star Wars (Original)

Alright continuing our Mini-Review segment this time we have the Original movies sets with the classic Falcon and AT-AT as well as others.

 

Name: AT-AT (4489) – Aww look at it, it’s like a cat or a tiny dinosaur model.

Knoll: 5 Minutes

4489_knoll

Build: 6 Minutes

4489_built

  • Weight: 56 Grams
  • Pieces: 98 and 16 Steps
  • Price: $29.95 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Name: Star Destroyer (4492) – I love this, but I want to throw it into a sandbox.

Knoll: 5 Minutes

4492_knoll

Build: 7.5 Minutes

4492_built

  • Weight: 71 Grams
  • Pieces: 87 and 23 Steps
  • Price: $13.95 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Name: Imperial Shuttle (4494) – Having built this, it’s amazingly fragile.

Knoll: 4.5 Minutes

4494_knoll

Build: 6.5 Minutes

4494_built

  • Weight: 54 Grams
  • Pieces: 82 and 16 Steps
  • Price: $30.27 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Name: Millennium Falcon (4488) – Oddly enough of the Falcon builds this is my least favorite.

Knoll: 3.5 Minutes

4488_knoll

Build: 5.5 Minutes

4488_built

  • Weight: 62 Grams
  • Pieces: 87 and 19 Steps
  • Price: $29.99 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

So then out of all the mini-builds who wins? Sorry but some of these should be harder because it’s clearly the AT-AT. While the Falcon is nice it needs more detail. The Destroyer also lacks the size to give the true impact it deserves. The AT-AT though is cute though and is clearly the winner of this Mini challenge.

Minis – Star Wars (Prequels)

So for the Mini-Reviews my feeling on the format is just a quick blurb, build, stat, and score followed by a ‘Winner’ at the end in order to make it more like a competition between the smaller builds. There’s not a lot of this kind but Lego typically has these sort of Mini-builds which I feel shouldn’t be forced into a normal full-review. In that respect let’s kick off with some Mini Star Wars builds from the prequels.

 

Name: Republic Gunship (4490) – Of all the builds here this one is oddly the most iconic looking.

Knoll: 5.5 Minutes

4490_knoll

Build: 6.5 Minutes

4490_built

  • Weight: 78 Grams
  • Pieces: 102 and 19 Steps
  • Price: $22.50 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Name: Y-Wing (#???) – This one is unique due to it not being a set, but something you build from other sets with spare parts, which is very capitalistic of Lego tbh.

Knoll: 5 Minutes

ywing_knoll

Build: 9 Minutes

ywing_built

  • Weight: 31 Grams
  • Pieces: 77 and ?? Steps
  • Price: You need to buy 4 sets for this so you’re better off buying as parts.
  • Score:

 

Name: Sith Infiltrator (4493) – I was missing 3 pieces here and all were the silly little lightsaber pieces which is why I (personally) found this build annoying.

Knoll: 3.5 Minutes

4492_knoll

Build: 6 Minutes

sith_built

  • Weight: 54 Grams
  • Pieces: 55 and 15 Steps
  • Price: $23.39 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Name: AT-TE (4495) – This is a quirky little build, but it’s construction symbolizes how weird the new Star Wars models are compared to the old ones.

Knoll: 4.5 Minutes

4495_knoll

Build: 5.5 Minutes

4495_built

  • Weight: 50 Grams
  • Pieces: 63 and 15 Steps
  • Price: $24.90 on Amazon
  • Score:

 

Alright then unlike the original this is a bit harder to decide a clear winner; however I think in this case while the Y-Wing gains a higher score for many reasons, it’s the Gunship who wins here. This is because of how difficult it is to get the Y-Wing even by parts (I actually have 2 parts that I bought which are slightly wrong length) and considering my love of the original animation of Clone Wars the Gunship is not only iconic, but well received.