LEGO Star Wars Ghost/Phantom review Pt. 2

This took a bit as things kept getting in the way but here we go. Last entry I looked at the Phantom with you guys so this time we look at the mothership aka the Ghost.

Quick Facts

  • 929 Pieces
  • Many Play features
  • Part of the Rebels TV show
  • Comes with 3 Figures from the crew and one Trooper
  • Retail about 100 bucks give or take

So here is a look at the set in all its beauty side by side with the show version:

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Taken from google as i forgot to take a pic

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The Lego set looks a bit bulkier and a lot cleaner than the actual set but still looks the best it can in my opinion.

Now I´d like to show you the set with all the parts taken off that can be taken off without having to remove bricks.

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This already looks a lot less bulkier but you can clearly see that there are a lot of play features in this set which I really like.

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Above is a picture of the removed parts which are from right to left: 2 Escape pods, the bottom cockpit, the 2 triangle shaped blocks form the front of the ship and the gun tower which goes on top of the ghost.

The gun tower and front cockpit section hold 1 figure each and the cockpit about 2.

Now lets see how they fit in to the set.

 

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Another figure can be put above the sphere cockpit section as all of this is the cockpit in the show. The escape pods fit in nicely on either side and are held in place with a pin connection. Also, next to the cockpit the two flaps lift and offer storage space for the lightsaber, guns and extra spring gun ammo.

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Behind the cockpit is another storage space where I decided to put in chopper as he is pretty hidden in the Phantom, you can also place about 3 minifigs in and some weapons.

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The gun tower fits in nicely yet it is not held in place to allow a 360 rotation and will fall if you turn the set upside down. Zeb looks the best in this tower as his head is a bit taller. I only wished the back was also covered.

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Above is a rear view of the ship. You can see two doors which are the access to the back but of course are not in minifig scale. The engines look nice and are stable but without the phantom docking the set looks empty.

Speaking of the Phantom lets see how the two sets look together as its the main selling point.

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The wings fold nicely and it does sit firm in the back of the ghost. However sometimes it looks as if the Phantom is the main cockpit.

Apart from that there are 2 spring loaded missiles on the bottom.

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Excuse the bad quality, the flash made it hard. Anyhow from left to Right,
Stormtrooper, Zeb, Kanan and Hera. Zeb and Hera are the main figures in this set as Kanan features in other sets. I think they did a nice job with Zebs face and Heras head.

Verdict:

  • Good set with large amounts of playablity
  • Nice to see that they made it combine directly with the Phantom
  • Ghost and Phantom are Costly together
  • The set feels a bit clunky at times
  • Great figures
  • Id say 7/10
    • I love the features but the price puts it off especially having to buy the phantom in addition for the price it was sold at.

 

 

 

 

 

Lego Star Wars Ghost + Phantom Review Pt. 1

Good day to you fellow readers and bloggers. Today I want to try something different as I am a huge Lego Fan, particularly Star Wars. Yes I know, expensive taste.
Anyhow, I always wanted to review sets like one of my favorite youtubers (Jangbricks) does, yet I do not have the equipment he does so I want to write reviews instead and maybe one day I get to review those for a living on video? 😀

I will focus on the looksize, play-features and figures which are the points that are the most important to me when buying a set.

Enough babbling, today I want to start with a set that has been in my eyes for a long time…drum roll please…the Ghost from the Star Wars rebels tv show and its baby, the Phantom.

As this is a first try I will start with the Phantom. Here are quick facts.

  • Comes with Ezra and Chopper
  • Retailed at around $25/€25 though as it is retired it is hard to find it at that price.
    • About 11 cents per piece
  • Combines with the Lego Star Wars Ghost
  • 234 Pieces
First here is a look at the set. (note: there is a shooter on top in the final build but I removed it as it looks wrong in my eyes and the two main guns are in the front).

 

The Phantom from the Show (taken from the Wiki)

It looks rather small when you look at the box yet once you actually get to build it it feels much bigger. Non the less it is still a small set.
Now id like to take a look at everything you can take off and open without any troubles.

As you can see the back part with the storage compartments and wings detaches completely which was a surprise to me when building this as this adds much to the size of the set. Also the fact that the cockpit can be detached enhances the play feature as it can be seen as an escape pod.

  • You can fit one mini figure in the Cockpit and one droid in the back compartment, so lets look at this from another angle.
  • The roof of the back comes off to fit in chopper, the roof also has a hatch on it to cover another storage in the back.
This is the back view without the cover.
You can see the droid compartment behind the cockpit and another small compartment used for Ezras Helmet/Hair and blaster.
Speaking of Ezra, we will not take a look at the figures.
Here we have our two figures, a bald Ezra and Chopper. Of course Ezra is not really bald as he comes with a piece of Hair and a Helmet. Chopper does look true to the show and is a noticeable smaller droid than lets say the R2 series droids.
In terms of play features there is not much other than a spring loaded shooter that goes on the roof of the back which I removed as it is not originally on the ship in the show and the look bothered me personally.
The Verdict:
  • It certainly looks close the the Show
  • It nice and handy for playing
  • Comes with two figures which look nice
  • The price was okay, It is normal now that LSW sets cost more than others
  • Overall id give it a 8/10