Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Star Wars Force Awaken Poe's X-Wing Fighter LEGO Knockoff

X'mas presents thx to my toy collector buddies Stanley and Kenny!

Good thing the aircraft carrier flight deck mat I had ordered, came in time for this photoshoot. 

Because of the huge size, I can't really find a suitable diorama background for photoshoot.








Accessories like a ladder, mini figure Poe, BB-8, random Resistance pilot, mechanic and hangar loader vehicle. 




Turn the knot - Technics mechanism inside to open up the wings into "X" shape

Close wings

"X" shape


Front landing gear is foldable 





I'm in quite the Star Wars festive mood this Christmas here are my Star Wars presents received (die-cast Luke in pilot suit and Poe's X-Wing Fighter Lepin - LEGO Knockoff), thx to my toy collector buddies Stanley and Kenny! I'm going to focus more on Poe's X-Wing Fighter LEGO Knockoff this post though. Phew...tough mission and we made it as a family!!!! Was it 4 hours of fixing on Christmas Day? Wifee was suggesting to just fix the toughest BB-8 aaaay ... she stepped in anyway when we got a bit tired with the building blocks. 

Though this is a knock off set, the bricks quality is pretty good and fairly compatible to the original, but not for those mini figures. Well, I do have complaints such as 2 parts of wrong bricks and wrong colour. Poe's X-wing set has issue with the cockpit cover where it cannot be closed tightly. That's why knockoff can never beat the original, except the price. Lolz..

The completed plane has an astonishing size of over 30 cm in length. I wasn't expecting the size to be this big and I sure like big toys! Because of the size, I can't really find a suitable diorama background for photoshoot. Good thing the aircraft carrier flight deck mat I had ordered, came in time for this photoshoot. 

It's accompanied by other accessories like a ladder, mini figure Poe, BB-8, random Resistance pilot, mechanic and hangar loader vehicle. The toy comes with interesting gimmick like the Technics mechanism inside to open up the wings into "X" shape, the front landing gear is foldable and there are clear red laser effect parts that shoot out from spring mechanism. 

These credits definitely go to the creativity of LEGO team. I'm sure serious LEGO fans / collectors would go for the original for a better and higher quality building experiences. I happy even with this knockoff and its fun playing it.

8 comments:

David John Shewsbury said...

I'm not a Lego fan so not much I can say, I think it looks decent... but would you give me some Xmas present... please... please... I promise I be nice to you hehehehe...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> David
I’m not a LEGO fan either and personally I find my piece already very awesome. Will sure look out for suitable gift for u in future : )

chrismandesign said...

I don’t know what’s your case, pal, but nowadays we are flooded with LEGO copies with different levels of quality... I think competition is good when you have licensed products, but knockoffs could be a serious issue for legal toy manufacturers, which sometimes are struggling to keep afloat in a business that is pretty much a shark pool... However, I try to support these not so legal companies sometimes, because most companies in this segment began in that way... By the way, some of my nephews and nieces received LEGOs as gifts for Christmas (true LEGOs, of course) and I helped them to assemble a few sets... I’m not so keen of Star Wars merchandise, but this X-Wing looks fantastic; yet, with a size of roughly 30 cm, I would be in trouble trying to display it, that’s why I prefer smaller toys, HEHE !!!... =OOOOO

LEon said...

When buying non-lego replicate it is expected to have defect. It is always a calculated risk. But I guess this set should be around $40 or so right?

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Maybe other copies of toy products would affect the sales the original but I believed LEGO is otherwise. LEGO is so popular that most of their popular lines was wiped out as soon as they were on the shelves. LEGO don’t reissued their toys so at times the only means is to settle with bootlegs! I’m don’t even consider myself a LEGO player and I like this toy cos I like X-Wing and this is close to it.

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Leon
It’s a gift from a friend and I think it’s great so I reviewed it and I won’t feel shame becos it’s a bootleg. Neither would I act high and mighty and pretend that I despised bootleg, especially it’s from a gift from a friend. I understand the risk and felt glad that we managed to work around the defects and complete it for this post.

deSMOnd said...

I like the colour scheme of the jet - orange with black..Very nice!!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
The best thing about the colour scheme is that there is no fear of yellowing ^_^