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Let Me See Your Identification

The newest wave of the ever popular LEGO Star Wars buildable figure series saw a return to the original trilogy, with the release of the might of the Empire’s finest soldiers.

Unveiled earlier this year, the news caught my eyes as soon as it entered the Holo-Net, as this is what I’ve waited for the past year ever since my acquisition of LEGO Star Wars 75111 Darth VaderLEGO Star Wars 75110 Luke Skywalker and LEGO Star Wars 75114 First Order Stormtrooper

I too possessed a couple of bootleg buildable figures (A second First Order Stormtrooper and a Captain Phasma) which I’ve yet to review on this blog, and perhaps I never will. 

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Anyway, a look at the box of both buildable figures show a substantial difference between the two: the LEGO Star Wars 75531 Stormtrooper Commander’s package is pretty much similar to the previous releases as it has only the figure itself, while the LEGO Star Wars 75532 Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike is roughly 3 times the width of the former, due to the inclusion of the vehicle…

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TRAITOOOOOR!!!

Ever since my viewing of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens last Christmas, I’ve been eager to get my hands on wave 2 of the LEGO buildable figure sets, which I predict will be from the movie itself.

True to my speculation, wave 2 indeed is all about Episode VII, featuring the likes of Kylo Ren, Rey, Finn, Captain Phasma, Poe Dameron and the First Order Stormtrooper…

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While wave 1 focus more on the first six movies and lack of any classic Stormtrooper aside from Commander Cody (A Clone Trooper), the First Order Stormtrooper set from wave 2 really caught my eyes.  

The First Order Stormtrooper and the Captain Phasma set are identical aside from base colour and a pauldron to denote rank for the latter. Due to my preference of grunt units, I chose the former instead.

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I am C-3PO, Human-Cyborg Relations

Ever since I got the much sought after Millennium Falcon of the original trilogies (There is a new, updated but still mostly the same one under the new movie brand), I lamented over the lack of droids included in its roster of 6 different mini-figs (Luke Starkillerkywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Leia Organa, Darth Vader & Obi-Wan Kenobi)…

Since then, I’ve been searching for external add-ons, from loose sets found at various sites. Unfortunately, most of them looked rather bland (Older designs are pretty basic, mind you) so I ended up not buying any. Then I got the Jedi Interceptor from Revenge of the Sith, which includes an R2 unit. Now what’s left is that blabbermouth goldie… w

A few weeks back, upon random surfing at my local hobby store’s website, I stumbled upon this polybag on sale. It’s suppose to be a cheap purchase-with-purchase in the States, retailed at about USD 3.99 (I believe?) but bloated to about MYR 60 (USD 14), all thanks to the weak forex here. :/

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Anyway, I immediately grabbed this LEGO Star Wars 5002948 C-3PO, along with an extra (Will elaborate on that in later review post w) to be eligible for free shipping. w 

A fine example of false advertisement, the sachet shows Threepio in his glorious golden coat of bling-bling-ness, but the actual mini-fig is far from that, features only a dull orange-brownish matte gold as his base colour… orz

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Only Imperial Stormtroopers Are So Precise…

Only recently I’ve been notified of the existence of this LEGO set, along with the discovery of a new LEGO store on my island. :3c

Paying a visit to the aforementioned specialised LEGO store netted me another impulse acquisition. 

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Prior to this, my collection of LEGO 7965 Millennium Falcon on Star Wars Day last year had me eager for some Stormtrooper minifigs due to the lack of them in the set.

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