|Model Name||X-Wing Starfighter™|
|Number of Pieces||731|
|Educational Objective||Creative Thinking|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||18.9 x 11.1 x 2.4 inches|
|Product Dimensions||18.9 x 11.1 x 2.4 inches|
|Item Weight||2.18 pounds|
|Item model number||6212799|
|Manufacturer recommended age||8 - 14 years|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #128,000 in Toys & Games () |
|Customer Reviews|| |
4.9 out of 5 stars
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Release date||August 1, 2018|
|Mfg Recommended age||8 - 14 years|
Lead the Rebel attack with the LEGO Star Wars 75218 X-Wing Starfighter. This detailed model has retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit with a fire extinguisher behind the seat, stud shooters on the side and wing-mounted spring-loaded shooters, space for R2-D2, and a new-for-August-2018 lever function to transition the wings between cruise and attack modes. What’s more, this great Star Wars construction toy also comes with extra stickers and tiles to transform it from Luke Skywalker’s Red Five into Biggs Darklighter’s Red Three X-wing… so, of course, Biggs and Luke minifigures and their astromech droids are included!
It's been over a decade since the last movie-accurate X-wing was released by lego and this one is true to A New Hope, which is exactly what I want to go with my Y-wing and Tie Fighter, completing my classic trilogy collection perfectly. A solid, engaging build that uses some really clever tricks to fill space, this actually feels like an 80$ build. Size is near perfect, because I felt it looked too small in the pictures. It's not Ultimate Collector's, but it's still a solid model. You can remove the stud launchers from the sides with an easy tweak using the spare parts.
I admit that I can't be impartial. For some reason the X Wing's design has always given my the chills. Just such a cool vehicle! That spirit is well translated into this LEGO model, which has the appropriately bulky, contoured look of the larger-scale UCS X Wings from a while back, but is mini-figure scale. Compared to the last minifig scale Xwing (OT only) this is an amazing improvement. Compared to the more recent X Wings sets from the sequel trilogy, much of the build appears to be similar; the real differences that I can spot are in the engines and wing open/close mechanism (and the overall coolness!). This model is equally swooshable and displayable, especially if you manage to craft some kind of stand for it. It's very well balanced at the middle, and therefore very easy to put on a simple stand. The minigures have a new helmet mold, breaking with the rebel pilot helmets LEGO has been putting out since the start of the LEGO Star Wars line. Those were perfect; these are nice too but I can see why some may not like them. They are quite large; seeming out of proportion even on such an out of proportion model as a minifigure. But in the source material the helmets were rather comically large on some pilots, and the difference to me is immaterial. Minifigs already have a cartoony look. The new helmets have nice printing, nice molding, and a build in molded visor. I'll be curious to see if LEGO keeps these as the standard or if they will make more changes in the future. They managed to put a molded visor on the sequel trilogy X-Wing pilot helmets, and those were equal in size to the original OT helmets. 3 points on this model that either could be better, or are just a fact of LEGO: 1.When in their closed position, the wings will all droop downward thanks to gravity. This is bound to happen - those rubber bands are only so strong. It would not be noticeable except for the fact that on the front of all 4 wings is a wedge-shaped plate; when the wings droop they will be visibly out of alignment! 2. The sides of the cockpit are covered just by very long curved slope pieces. The way these attach feels a bit tenuous, and given the way LEGO has a bit of give to it, you may be able to see through them into the cockpit. 3. Like the sequel trilogy X Wings, this model "recommends" the fat ugly spring-loaded shooters on the end of each wing. I hate these - luckily they are easy to NOT put on.
Yeah, I've been around long enough to have been one of those kids who eagerly awaited Christmas or birthday with the expectation of perhaps getting a new Star Wars toy after the original movie came out. The X-Wing certainly is one of the most iconic vehicles of the series and this Lego set really does it justice. The build for the front/nose section was original and fun with some interesting techniques (this is my first Lego version of this craft), while building the wings got a tad repetitive. Once complete, the whole thing is solid, satisfying, and "swooshable" - making a detailed (enough) display piece or fun toy. I especially appreciate how the R2 unit can fit facing forward (something not possible with the recent Y-Wing set), as he should. This set is a great value given the price here on Amazon. If you've been waiting to get it, I'd say now is the time! You won't be disappointed.
This product was awesome. It was easy to put together and a lot of fun. I don’t even care if I’m a 26 year old that bought a LEGO Star Wars ship to put together. I am one with the force and the force is with me!
a pleasant redesign which makes good use of modern pieces and sports better attention to proportion and detail than the last original trilogy x-wing. i was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a more thorough redesign than i anticipated. it uses some techniques from older builds (the fuselage, the cockpit sides), but much craft, including the wing mechanism, has undergone a fairly thorough rethinking. i was very pleased with the new pilot and silver astromech minifigs. this set leans a little closer to playset than display model, though it sports some very nicely detailed regions (such as the engines and the lovely hexagonal rear portion). this set features some rather clever use of pieces. i was very pleased by the use of fanlight pieces as engine cowling. better price per part than some other recent ships such as the 75211 tie fighter.
The new Lego Incom T-65 X-Wing starfighter (75218) for 2018 is a must have for Star Wars fans of all ages. This build is the perfect mix of play features and accuracy. The kids will love its two proton torpedo launchers (Stud shooters) and its four laser cannons (Spring shooters) along with the quick S-Foil wing action. Collectors will enjoy this build for its superb detail and scale. For the price I paid (80 USD) I would say this is a pretty great mid tier collectors or play set for the money. My only gripes about the build are the laser cannons being too loose for my liking and droop slightly, but this is only visible upon very close inspection, and the rear engine assemblies which can fall off if given a good bump. The figures included in this set are excellent. The new helmets for the rebels are a great plus for this set and getting Biggs Darklighter, his astromech, and unique Red 3 wing markings was a great addition! To summarize, whether its sitting on a shelf or being played with, this Lego X-Wing will not disappoint. (My included image has the spring shooters on the wings removed for a more movie accurate look)
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