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Legos are always expensive, especially the premium sets like Star Wars. My son (7) picked this one out himself out of all the $20 and under sets at the Lego store. When assembled, it has movable wings and comes with the bad-guy pilot and the R2-Q2 robot.

It took him about 1 hour to build, start to finish, with me helping to sort the pieces, correct a couple mistakes, and put the decals on. Overall, it was a straightforward build and not too tricky.

Once completed, the cockpit opens and closes using a hinge, and the wings on the rear sides rotate 90 degrees. The grey parts of the wings can also be bent. There are no shooting missiles.

The pilot can fit in the cockpit even with his gun in his hand, which is nice. R2-Q2 is slightly metallic in color, not just a plain grey. With R2-Q2 as he's seen in the picture, you actually have to detach his head an only put the head on the ship in order to match the picture. However, it does fit perfectly in that same spot fully assembled, he just stands on top instead of looking like he's down inside the ship.

When resting on the ground, the ship only sits on one round 4-peg piece, so it's wobbly, but the piece is at the center of gravity of the ship. The large pieces and simple construction make it pretty durable so it doesn't break apart easily.

I did have some trouble with the decals and might call customer service to see if I can get a new set - they came kind of curled at the edges and therefore when applied, they keep curling up. Just a tip on decals - wash the lego parts with some soapy water and dry, then put the decals on before assembling. This will keep finger oils off the parts and they'll stick better.

Overall, if you need a "bad guy" ship or just want a moderate-low priced set, this is a good choice.
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on February 19, 2012
This is a great set, as a lot of people I really enjoy clone figures and this imperial pilot looks amazing, of course R2-Q2 looks great too but this is just R2-D2 in grey. The ship was bigger that I expected, but its a really nice toy, it has a very nice dark look, according to the imperial fleet in the original star wars. I'm giving 4 stars not for the toy itself which deserves 5 stars, but for the whole thing including its packaging (check next comment).

COMMENT ABOUT PACKAGING FOR LEGO: Lego has always done a very nice job with their packaging, bags come labeled with numbers, capes and other cloths come in little paper packages and the instructions couldnt be more acurate. But what about the stickers? Some people really hate stickers on lego toys, but more than that, is worst when the stickers come with all other items in the box and they just get a lot of damage and get wrinkled, so just out of the box the stickers are pretty much useless. I'm pretty sure that Lego will come out with a very nice idea to protect the stickers.

- Fernando
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on October 30, 2011
I bought this for $15 and for that price, you can't go wrong. It has a variable position wing that rotates and bends, which is nice, but also a bit flimsy. The rest of the craft is quite sturdy and well designed. For a child, it can be played with, but watch those wings - because of their ability to rotate and bend, it may fall off during play. As for a display piece, it is ok. It doesn't come with landing gears or a stand, but it does rest on 1 clear round cylinder piece that is strategically placed in the center of gravity of the craft.
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on May 15, 2011
This fun little set is quick to assemble and fairly durable. The wings rotate and flex. 139 pieces. Includes 2 minifigs.

Recipient is nine years old and a skilled LEGO builder; it took him 20 minutes to build the entire set independently. More durable than the Hyena Droid Bomber, thank heavens.

Fun for play.
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on August 6, 2013
Like many I have been tempted by cheaper Lego like toys. You buy them and when you use them you can tell the difference. They are not made quite as well as Lego. Lego just works better. So when you can get Lego on sale you jump on it. I did and I like this set. It's great for kids as they learn to read and follow instructions as well as work on their manual dexterity.
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on January 23, 2012
My son loves this toy, it isn't very sturdy so I imagine I'll be helping him fix it quite often. The side wings/guns move around giving him something to play with which makes a big difference over a completely static toy.
He also has a Lego set of a bulldozer that he remade into a spaceship (at half the cost) that he plays with just as much. However as someone who grew up on Star Wars it was tough not to get him one when he asked since it was a birthday present.
Overall I would recommend it if you want/need the brand, otherwise I would get a larger "plain" Lego set for the same money, they wind up making it into whatever they want anyway. That's what I see myself doing unless it is a special occasion like a birthday.
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on April 3, 2013
My Grandson wanted this V-wing Starfighter so I ordered it. It wasn't available locally--sold out! He has put it together over and over and made other things out of it. I've found Lego parts all over, but Lego is now a part of out home decor.
If you want a toy any little boy (or girl) will enjoy for years and years, get a Lego set.
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on August 19, 2013
The Imperial V-wing starfighter was awesome! this set was sturdy, and it had cool features. It was my favorite color and it's worth getting. It stayed together and was easy to build. It's fun to play with and has a cool design.
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The Imperial V-Wing Fighter is a recent addition to the Lego Star Wars line, and it's a ship I wasn't previously familiar with. The V-Wing looks like a cross between a TIE Fighter and an X-Wing Fighter, but it's comparable in size to an A-Wing Fighter. It's an Imperial fighter, though it never made it to any of the films or related books/games/comics that I've seen. A Clone Wars carryover, perhaps? Anyway, this set includes the ship and two minifigures - a basic Imperial Pilot (with blaster) and an Imperial-colored R2 droid.

Complexity: There are only 139 pieces in this set, so it's a pretty simple build. It took me roughly 15 minutes. My son, as always, was on minifigure duty.

Playability: Given the price tag and low brick count, I was tempted to complain about this set, but in truth it's a very cool ship. It looks neat, the moveable wings are well done, and the minifigures are great too. My only gripe, and it's a minor one, is that the R2 unit doesn't fit in the ship. You just attach his head. Still, my son was all too happy to add this ship to the fleet.

The Imperial V-Wing Fighter is a great addition to the ever-expanding Lego Star Wars line, and given its reasonable price tag it makes both a great starter set for the Lego Star Wars line and a great gift. Even jaded old school Star Wars fans (like yours truly) can't help but be impressed by this sleek starfighter.
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on January 12, 2013
This was a gift and and seems to be as great as any other lego product. Directions are important and seems as though Lego should sell replacement pieces and leave direction on line in case you lose them
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