12 September 2010

Lego Star Wars Convention 2010 Celebration V exclusive Cube Dudes

This is the second set of Cube Dudes to be released by Lego following the exclusive SDCC 2010 Clone Wars set. Designed by Angus Maclane, this set was released exclusively at the Star Wars Convention which took place in Orlando, Florida earlier this year. Also known as Celebration V, the convention marks the 30th anniversary of the theatrical release of arguably the best Star Wars film in the sextology. I am referring of course to "The Empire Strikes Back". It was a fitting tribute that this set contains five of the six bounty hunters hired by Darth Vader to hunt down the Millennium Falcon, in Angus Maclane's Cube Dudes style. There were an estimated 2000 sets produced.

Needless to say, I did not have the privilege of attending this great event, which is where eBay comes to the rescue. This was purchased off a UK retailer at a price slightly more than what I paid for the SDCC 2010 Clone Wars set.

Cubic package. Unfortunately, the package it was mailed could have been sturdier. As a result, it arrived slightly crushed at various points. Like before, you can see the front and back of the built figures portrayed on different sides of the box.

Box (top).

Box (bottom).

Numbered seal. Mine's a nice #1208.

Recommended for ages 12 and older due to the 496 small pieces contained within.

Instruction manual (in black with glossy silhouettes of figures).

Contents were packed separately in Ziploc bags with ID cards

Bossk (front and rear). Nice sturdy design.

IG-88 (front and rear). Cool character let down by weak structural design. You'd have to work hard to keep its head and arms from falling off. Rifles are also loosely held in its hands.

The infamous Boba Fett (front and rear). Comes with a blaster assembled from bricks and a great looking rocket pack.

Dengar (front and rear). Nice design for the bandages around his head.

4-Lom (front and rear). Nice sturdy design, especially the bug-eyes.

Full line-up (l-r) - Bossk, IG-88, Boba Fett, Dengar, 4-Lom

I've included the respective mini-figures for scale comparison.