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Lego Star Wars Tie Defender

Submitted by on April 19, 2010 – 2:25 pmNo Comment

“What’s not to like? Lego + Star Wars = Little boy’s dream come true.”

Lego Star Wars Tie DefenderBuy online at The Lego Shop

Price: £39.99

*****

Initial thoughts: What’s not to like? Lego + Star Wars = little boy’s dream come true. And when Dan saw the size of this Lego Star Wars Tie Defender craft and the number of pieces involved his response was “cool!”

We liked: As with all Lego, the instructions are easy to follow and even though this one is for ages 8 -14 my 7 year old pretty much built it on his own. He did need my help with a couple of tricky fixes but he followed all the instructions easily. It comes with a Stormtrooper and a TIE Fighter Pilot, which is apparently “brilliant” and proved to be the best three hours we’ve ever spent sat at the dinner table!

We weren’t keen on: Err, I’m struggling truth be told. Maybe the cost is off putting as it is an expensive toy, but if you have a child as keen on Star Wars as I do it’s money well spent. Also it comes with ‘missiles’ which can be fired out of the wings which were a bit rubbish, but this is a minor blip.

Lego Star Wars Tie DefenderOverall: The end product is a rather great looking craft which Dan now has by his bed. He may have even stroked it at some point. We do have quite a lot of Lego and the Lego Star Wars Tie Defender certainly didn’t disappoint. However, as with most larger Lego creations, they are rather flimsy and can come undone if crashed into a little sister . . .

Tara, Sticky Fingers

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