Hey everyone! Today I have a review of a 2017 LEGO Star Wars set: Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter!
This set’s price is £19.99 in the UK, $24.99 in the US, $44.99 in Australia, and $49.99 in New Zealand. It comes with two figures, Yoda and R2-D2. It is unfortunate that neither of these figures are new. Still, let’s take a look at the set!
As previously mentioned, there are two figures, Yoda and R2. Yoda is a minifigure that first appeared in 2013, while this variant of R2 (with the pink light in front) first appeared in 2016. They are both decent-looking figures, but Yoda’s headpiece is made from a rubbery material and not the regular ABS plastic. IMO they look slightly dated, as Yoda could benefit from a cloth cloak and R2-D2 really needs some back printing.
Here’s the build. It contains only Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter. The piece count is 262.
The first play feature is an opening cockpit for Master Yoda. The front windscreen, which is the same shape as the TIE Fighters’, and the top part are both hinged. It is a huge shame that there are no controls included, as a 1×2 tile could be placed on the plate in front of Yoda.
R2 can sit in the astromech socket at the back, but most of his back is exposed. The flaps on the wing can open as well, as this is supposed to be a modified Eta-2 Jedi Interceptor. When the wings are open, this ship looks like a mini TIE Interceptor!
There are a few stickers on the ship, as well as trans light blue engines on the back.
There are also two spring-loaded shooter bricks beneath the cockpit, and three translucent light green missiles are included.
The playability (shooting missiles, opening cockpit, astromech socket, hinged flaps) is there, but in my opinion is just the bare minimum for a spaceship set.
In addition, the price is rather high. Yes, you get 262 bricks, but only 2 minifigures are included, and the final model is rather small, certainly smaller than Duel on Naboo. Neither the minifigures or the build’s quality can justify the price.
Overall, I think this is just an average set. It hits the bare minimum, but doesn’t go much further, if at all.
Personal Rating: 2.5/5
I normally try not to make the scores all the same, but overall this is just an average set that is definitely skippable (unless you don’t have Yoda). There really isn’t much appeal to it in my opinion.
Thanks for reading! Do you have the set? What do you think of my review/rating? Comments and criticism are always welcome! Please like this article; I’ll see you in the next post! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😁