LEGO Star Wars Slave 1 (Set 6209)
By Lando Da Pimp
Boba Fett's Slave-1 has been re-released in a new LEGO design that mimics the design of the Jango Fett Slave-1 set released for Episode 2. Normally I wouldn't buy a reissue of a ship, I have to admit it's hard when you look at the collection of mini-figures that are included. The new design is far superior from the first version of the set from 2000. Check it out:
As expected, Slave-1 is pimped out with various weapons and features. In the back of the ship is a compartment area to hold Captain Solo frozen in carbonite. A lever on the side of the ship secures Han up into the ship. On either side are small compartments that can hold various weapons or tools.
The cockpit is enclosed behind a giant clear windshield. Boba Fett sits behind the controls that moves and rotates in conjunction with the wings that moves up and down.
At the very back of the ship are two laser cannons that rotate 360 degrees. Right behind the canons are hidden compartments holding two missiles. While these missiles don't shoot out, a larger rubber tipped missile launches from the top of the ship that is hidden underneath a compartment behind the cockpit. Slave-1 can also drop bombs from the bottom of the ship when the back of the ship is raised.
If you were to buy this set it, has to be because of the mini-figures. Based on The Empire Strikes Back frozen carbonite scene, the set comes with Bespin guard and Han in Carbonite. Also included Boba Fett and the two bounty hunters IG-88 and Dengar.
The Boba Fett and Han in carbonite figures are no different than the previous versions of these figures, however this is the first time we get an IG-88 and Dengar figures. These are fantastic and well worth the purchase of the set.
This is a much better design and a vast improvement over the first Slave-1 (set 7144). The previous set was very bulky and very different from this set. While it may suck to see that another version of Slave-1 has been released you may be happy to hear that this is a huge improvement from the first set and is more than worth it for the minifigures.
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