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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

LELE 79209 STAR WART POE'S X-WING FIGHTER Review

Welcome back to another episode of "rate the bootleg Lego Star Wars"! Today, I'll be reviewing bootleg version of Lego's 75102 Poe's X-Wing Fighter, the LELE 79209 Star Wart Poe's X-Wing Fighter. Let's compare the original Lego's and LELE's box.

Original Lego 75102


LELE Box (Front)


LELE Box (Front)

I love this set! Why? Because of the bright orange color that stands out, it's easier to find bricks you wanted. Assembling Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle and Millennium Falcon was slightly tougher because most of the bricks are the same color! Refer picture below for the bricks packaging.


Bricks packaging. See? So easy to spot the bricks you want!

Since the bricks are quite little, I didn't bother to group the bricks into containers like I did for the Millennium Falcon in the previous post. 


The initial stage was to assemble the loader and access ladder which was easy. 


In a blink of an eye, the main body was completed. Much much easier than the rest of the bootlegs because of the color.


Now, let's add some fusial thrust engines at the back and transparisteel canopy for the cockpit. Wow, you must be thinking I'm some kind of geek but I'm not. I just Googled for the names. Refer to Googled picture below.hahahaha



Part of S-Foil Wings and BB-8 added!


Both S-Foil Wings up. Notice that the upper and lower wings are sticking together? We'll need to use the Technics mechanism inside to open up the wings into "X" shape. You probably wonder why the folded wings? The foils on each side locked in place flush against each other; during combat, however, the foils were folded out to increase the spread coverage of the laser cannons mounted at the tips of the foils. This gave the craft its distinctive "X"-like appearance when viewed from the front or rear. The cannons on some earlier models could not be fired with the S-foils in locked position, perhaps as a safety feature. During hyperspace travel, the S-foils remained locked to conserve energy. Again, I Googled that s**t up hahahaha


Voila! Folded out wings! Ignore that tofufa container supporting the X-Wing Fighter.



If you look at the picture below, you'll notice there are several rubber bands near the fusial thrust engines. I suspect it will break sooner or later (Made in China ma...). I'm not sure our normal rubber bands can replaced it or not. 


Animated GIF below for the folding in and out of the wings.


Now for the 360 view!



So, what's the verdict? Building the X-Wing Fighter was fun because there were less delays from finding bricks. There were no missing bricks and some extra bricks BUT there was one brick, the orange 1x6 brick was missing. Instead there was an extra 1x6 light bluish gray brick. In case you can't spot it, it's on the top left hand of the S-Foil Wing. Yes, that ugly one miscolored brick. Dammit! The spring shooter, or the PEW PEW launcher works perfectly. I noticed only LEPIN and BELA had the spring shooter issue.

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29 comments:

  1. Maybe you can opt for the 1x6 greyish part for both sides,left & right so that it wont look out of porpotion.

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  2. Yup, I'm planning to get the exact Orange 1x6 brick. It's less than RM 1.00 for it.

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    1. Depends on your seller, they might replace for you

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  4. Bought the lele x wing,few bricks missing the dark brown brick, what should i do?

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  5. Bought the lele x wing,few bricks missing the dark brown brick, what should i do?

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    1. I suggest you go back to the shop/seller you bought from and ask.

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  6. i made this! so cool on the wing folding mechanism! so glad to know i am not the only one into bootleg sets coz originals really makes it a to ex a hobby to take up.

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  7. Between Decool, Lele and Lepin, which one is the best set? :D

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    1. I'll say LEPIN for bricks quality but not for the mini figures though

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  8. After reading the review, and good experience with Lele i decided on getting this. Quite sad to find a couple mistakes in the set, and a couple missing pieces. 2 of the wing pieces that hold the elastics were missing. I've ordered some replacements locally (take too long to get from where I ordered it) and I noticed that a couple pieces had the wrong color. It could be fixed. A couple of those 1x1 that had the hole in them were the wrong color. I was left with 2 beige ones at the end. I could have swapped them with 2 grey ones inside that can't be seen, as well I needed 2 orange L shape pieces for the wings, and was left with 2 dark grey ones. I could swap them for 2 orange ones that were internal and can't be seen. The instructions said to use the orange ones inside, but unless the dark grey ones were included by mistake their color should be changed. Overall, very good, and the mask is nice too.

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    1. Sorry to hear about the missing pieces. Glad you enjoy it~! :D

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  9. This would be my first time purchasing a bootleg lego. Original lego is getting more and more expensive. :(
    Still trying to decide between Lele or Lepin. A local seller does not have this model and will take a while to get it so i guess i have to opt for buying online.

    Any suggestion on where to buy?

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    1. I just ordered from here, the price was just reduced, not sure how long it will last.

      http://m.ebay.com/itm/322432301065

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    2. You can try Lelong.com.my

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  10. Any side by side photos or reviews between lele vs lepin vs bela on poe's x wing fighter???

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    1. Sadly no. I only have the LELE version.

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    2. I couldn't find any Bela reviews of the said fighter.

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    3. BELA was released way later than LELE/LEPIN. That could be the reason why no one reviews BELA since everyone already owned the LELE/LEPIN.

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  11. But how is Bela compared to Lele or Lepin, brick quality and color?

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    1. I don't own many BELA but I'll say BELA have a slight advantage in terms of quality and color over LELE/LEPIN

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    2. Thanks so much for your help. Appreciate it. I ordered the Bela x wing of poe. Will let you know if i find any problems.

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    3. I'm done bricking Bela's X wing... I'm quite satisfied. bricks are just a bit too soft? the wings kinda warps upward

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    4. Is it because of the rubber bands?

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    5. could be... do you have the same problem with yours? the wings don't sit flush with one another..

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    6. No problems with mine. You can refer to my animated GIF in the blog.

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