STAR WARS LEGO REVIEW: Naboo Starfighter (75092)
Clocking in at 442 pieces, Naboo Starfighter is more than 100 pieces bigger than the 2011 version of the ship and 263 pieces bigger than 1999's Naboo Fighter. Not only is the latest version bigger, but it's also sturdier. One of my brothers got that 1999 set for his birthday and — like a lot of Star Wars LEGO sets back then — fell apart all the time.
The 2015 Naboo Starfighter doesn't have that issue. The set doesn't incorporate any Technic pieces, but the increased piece count goes a long way when it comes to locking sections of the ship in place.
Naboo Starfighter comes with one instruction booklet, a small sticker sheet and four numbered bags of LEGO pieces. It's kind of a surprise that a ship this big doesn't come with any larger loose pieces.
Naboo Starfighter comes with seven minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, R2-D2, a Naboo pilot, two battle droids and a battle droid officer.
I'm not quite sure why LEGO decided to include an Obi-Wan Kenobi minifigure with Naboo Starfighter. Obi-Wan was busy helping Qui-Gon Jinn battle Darth Maul while Anakin was stealing a starfighter. The company missed an opportunity to give Star Wars fans a new Padme minifig with this set.
Play featuresNaboo Starfighter comes with a few play features.
Most Star Wars LEGO ships that incorporate astromech droids these days require those droids to be put in sideways. Naboo Starfighter is no different. The set comes with a mechanism to pop R2 out of his dock, courtesy of a pin underneath.
OverallLEGO fans haven't been kind to the summer wave of Star Wars sets. Considering there are several sets based on The Phantom Menace, I can understand why this wave hasn't been well received. As someone who missed out on all the pervious versions of the Naboo Starfighter, I welcome this new set. I'll also pick up the new Sith Infiltrator when that comes out that the end of the summer.
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens LEGO sets hitting stores this September, this wave of Episode I sets are probably going to be the last time we see sets from this era off Star Wars for a long time. If you've missed out on these ships, now's the time to add them to your collection.
STAR WARS LEGO REVIEW: Naboo Starfighter (75092) Reviewed by Bill Kuchman on 6/26/2015 Rating: