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LEGO Star Wars General Grievous Starfighter (Set 7656)
By Lando Da Pimp

STAR WARS LEGO WEEK DAY FIVE
With so many new Star Wars sets, Millionaireplayboy.com, will feature a new Star Wars set every day this week. We conclude the week with the General Grievous Star fighter from Episode III.

Click for largerStar Wars General Grievous Starfighter (Set 7656)
I really wanted to like the character of General Grievous. Like Darth Maul, Grievous was greatly underused in the film and had enourmous potential to be a great villian. He was used extremely well in the Clone Wars cartoon.

Grievous's starfighter however is slick. The design of the ship reminds me a lot of Anakin's pod racer from Episode I with the twin engine nacelles at the front of the ships with the cockpit behind. In keeping with LEGOs new goal of keeping to the films look and feel of the ship design, this is a perfect, right down to the color scheme of the dark grey body with tan and black stripes on the body.

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What is most impressive is the sliding cockpit. LEGO could have easily used a simple hinged cockpit but chose to design it to slide open and closed. Its incredibly secure and works wonderful. Other features include a folding tail landing gear and flip-up laser cannons. The set also includes a General Grievous mini-figure with blaster and four lightsabers that are stored in a lightsaber holder under the ship

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Overall
This is a great little set with awesome features. Its sad that Lucas didn't utilize the character more in Episode III. With his annoying cough (I understand why he coughs, just annoying) and basically the ease in which Kenobi takes him out the character was just thrown away. The prequels ships pretty much sucked. Nothing really stood out like the Millenium Falcon. Grievous's starfighter is up there with a great LEGO design.

Purchase General Grievous Starfighter (Set 7656) at the LEGO Online Store

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