Star Wars Slave I Lego 75060

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  1. purr1n

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    Star Wars Slave One Lego

    We've had this sitting around for a while and finally decided to put it together. This is definitely a welcome break from the Technic sets, which are more physically difficult to put together and also more exhausting in terms of re-checking work to make sure everything is assembled correctly. While this kit has a few Technic pieces, most of it is pretty straightforward.


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    This set includes 13 bags (and sub-bags) for each of the 13 major steps. This makes it more accessible for kids. There are a limited number of parts for each step, so parts are easier to find. In fact, a sorting bin isn't even necessary for this set.
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    The manual is pretty neat. I love it when the Lego designers tell us a short story on how they designed it. People love stories. Apple should do something similar with their iPhones.
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    Let's begin.
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    Marv whats a good lego set for a 4-5 year old.
     
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    Have you seen Lego Mindstorms? They are a bit of work to assemble, but the app has a pretty good iPad-based CAD viewer that helps you figure out the build. Rotate, pinch zoom, etc. I wish they offered that for all their sets.
     
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    Duplo Train:

    https://www.amazon.com/LEGO®-Duplo®-Building-Playset-10507/dp/B00B06XU82/ref=sr_1_7?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1474610410&sr=1-7&keywords=duplo+train

    I had lots of fun with the Duplo train stuff with my kids for years.

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    Final stretch. It actually took us three to four days. We took our time because we were a bit burnt out from the 911 build.

    Here's the cockpit. The seat / control panels and wings actually rotate - during flight the ship rotates 90 degrees to move vertically.
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    Just one more panel remaining. Here we can see the cargo bay door and Han Solo frozen in carbonite.
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    Here it is on the stand. Two compartments open up revealing laser cannons and a missile launcher.
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    Overall, a really great looking kit. The major downside is lack of play-ability. There's really no place to grab a solid hold of the spaceship and fly it through the living room. The two side panels are attached to the frame at only two points, one is a ball and socket joint, and the other is a snap on to a swivel.
     
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    Hahahahahahahaha! I couldn't resist recreating this scene in Empire Strikes Back.
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    What is his or her interest. Theme is going to be most important at that age. My son when from superheroes themes to Ninjago (or perhaps other way around) and has now been on Star Wars for a while.
     

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