24 July 2012

LEGO 7931 - T-6 Jedi Shuttle

This set was obtained with some spare cash on vacation. Photographs were taken of the box in my hotel room before being discarded so that the LEGO bags would fit in the luggage. The box was huge for a set consisting only 389 pieces. It also had a rather high price-to-pieces ratio. But that's part and parcel of collecting a massive licensed theme like Star Wars. The T-6 Jedi Shuttle made several appearances in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. 

The build process was rather short. I took a mere half hour or so to assemble the ship. The shuttle measures 35 cm wide, 25 cm long and 12 cm tall. There are some nice-looking pieces in white and red. The outstanding bit of this set would be the two new Jedi Master mini-figures - Shaak Ti and Saesee Tiin - in addition to the previously released Obiwan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. 

The play value of the shuttle is evident in the flick-fire missiles (although its role as an ambassadorial vessel means it doesn't actually have weaponry), rotating wings and retractable landing gear. This was promoted as a companion set to go with the LEGO 7930 - Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship and you would have great fun having aerial battles with the two. 

Taken from the LEGO.com website: "Battle the bounty hunters in deep space!
Racing to a distant Clone Wars battlefield in their T-6 Jedi shuttle, the Jedi have been ambushed by bounty hunters! With flick missiles, a rotating wing for flying mode, and a detachable cockpit that turns into an escape pod, the Jedi shuttle may be more than a match for the Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship. Includes Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, all new Jedi Masters Shaak Ti and Saesee Tiin minifigures."

Box (Front)
Box (Rear)
Box contents
Mini-figures (l-r): Shaak Ti, Saesee Tiin, Obiwan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker

Build process:
Here, we see that steps 6 and 7 have been mislabelled in the instructions manual.
Shuttle (top)
Shuttle (bottom)
Retractable landing gear
Shuttle (front)
Shuttle (rear) - love those blue engines
Shuttle (side) - wings rotated
Shuttle (front) - wings rotated
Shuttle (rear) - wings rotated
Cockpit ejects and becomes and escape pod
Sticker sheet
Spare pieces

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