Sunday, March 16th, 2014 at 7:29pm by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Despite having released countless X-Wing sets over the years, LEGO has still found a way to surprise us. Enter the Microfighters, a line of miniature ships and vehicles from the Star Wars universe with a liberal take on proportions resulting in maximum cuteness. Today I take a look at the 75032 X-Wing Fighter set. Will it win you over with its adorable looks or is it bound to warm the shelves? Read and watch on to find out!
From the design of the box to the instruction manual, these are the first things you see before building the set.
The Microfighters come in a box that clearly delineates that it is both a part of the Star Wars and Microfighters themes. The X-Wing of course takes up the majority of the front, making it clear what you get. The back shows the pilot exited from the fighter and smaller pictures of all six ships from the wave.
Half the fun is had building the set. How fun is it to build and how easy or challenging is it?
At only 97 pieces, this set will come together before you know it. There's not a lot of interesting techniques, and the wings are slightly repetitive. This build isn't going to knock your socks off, but it gets things done.
Now that the set is complete, we can critique how it looks from every angle. New or interesting pieces can also be examined here.
There's a variety of pieces in this set, although not a lot that are new or unique. It's nice to get more of the 1x1 round plates with a hole in it though. There's a decent selection of wedge plates and assorted bricks. It's a good spread, but nothing crazy.
This is definitely an X-Wing. Something's a bit off with the scale though, it's way to short and the wings are too small and the cockpit doesn't even close! That's all part of the charm though, and it makes for an adorable-looking space superiority fighter. It's got all the details of the ship, the four moving wings, the wingtip lasers, the octagonal shape of the aft section, and of course an astromech, but it's in a scale all to itself. I think it does what it set out to do well, and enjoying looking at it on my desk being all cute and such.
I believe this is a new print design for the X-Wing flightsuit. There's a ton of detail on the legs an waist, and they do a pretty reasonable job of matching it all up. He has a double-sided head with the visor printed on, and a new print job for the helmet. He's a cool fig, and if you're building your own Red Squadron he's a great addition.
The other half of the fun is in playing with the set. How well does the set function and is it enjoyable to play with?
The play features on this set are pretty limited. The wings open and close, and the lasers on the wingtips are really flick-fire missiles. I'm generally not a fan of those, but they look alright here even if you don't want to shoot them out. Apart from that, any other playing involves other sets or your imagination. But this is Star Wars: there's a whole galaxy of play possibilities!
Once it's all said and done, how does the set stack up? Should I get it?
What's to like?
- Captures the look of the X-Wing
- New pilot minifig and astromech head
- So cute!
What's not to like?
- Unexciting parts
- No astromech body
As a longtime Star Wars fan, I really like this little set. At $10 for 97 pieces, I feel like it's a good value and that I got my money's worth. From just looking at the pictures, it was my favorite of the Microfighters, but I'm also hoping they come out with some new designs next year that continue to improve upon the theme. If you're a Star Wars fan, or are looking for something to decorate your desk, you can't go wrong here!
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