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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on April 30, 2014
An entertaining set from one of the better moments of the prequel trilogy. I haven't revealed the existence of the prequel trilogy to my 4 year old padawan yet (to prevent exposing him to the dark side) but that hasn't stopped us from picking up the best of the "Extended Universe" (EU) of Star Wars Lego sets. I've always told him there are lots of "stories" set in the Star Wars universe and after Disney's recent decision to ignore the EU, I feel validated. I just throw the prequels in with that idea because I would also prefer to think midi-chlorians don't exist. But I digress.
This particular set is different from the typical stationary set with a few moving features as the entire wheel apparatus spins around an axel. The seat and weapon assemblies on opposite sides of the wheel provide a handle to hold the bike to roll the wheel over the carpet, the kitchen table, or your little sister.
Grievous is a fun villain. In truth his double arms are slightly awkward since his secondary arms attach to his primary arms as opposed to the torso. But his non-traditional mini-fig design (in the style of the battle droids but with greater articulation and detail) makes him stand out as truly different from our doomed Lego Jedi heroes. Obi-wan is a typical mini-fig but always welcome, especially since this set reminds me of Ewan McGregor's swashbuckling approach to that character.
This set is difficult for younger, ambitious padawans as my 4 year old required assistance attaching the claws to the wheel. Personally, I feel that it is a good thing when sets present different challenges but it can be frustrating to little ones. Once attached the set is fairly sturdy and fun to roll around the home.