LEGOStar Wars Brick Sketches: 40391 First Order Stormtrooper and 40431 BB-8 [Review]

LEGO砖草图是一个新的收藏系列旨在显示热门人物砖建造的画像,不张扬。预计可用7月15日,他们的零售价为US $ 19.99 |欧盟€19.99每个。我们已经采取了看看LEGO DC砖草图characters in the first wave, and today we’ll check out the Star Wars sketches. Are40391个砖草图:一阶突击兵and40431年砖Sketches: BB-8值得的价格点,他们有针对较大的LEGO的市场有兴趣吗?


盒子和内容

The front of the packaging is pretty standard, with a product shot of the completed Brick Sketch, and a mix of Star Wars and LEGO logos. There’s a small color variation to the background grey between the sets, with BB-8 being a just a touch darker. It’s pretty hard to see, and probably won’t be enough to make the two boxes stand out from each other on store shelves. Luckily the red and orange highlights of the builds accomplish that pretty well on their own.

挂在墙上或者使用集成的支架撑起:包亮点的显示选项的背面。还有人建立草图的“进展”的形象。就像我们在DC组看到,营销部门是不是有个字符很难在过程的早期选择一个施工点承认。因此,而不是我们得到了几个可有可无的表面细节弹出,并设置到一边。

Inside the boxes we get the usual instruction manual and three bags of parts. (BB-8 also has two 1×16 beams loose in the package.) You can quickly see that there’s a very different mix of parts between the two kits. The part count is pretty similar, with BB-8 having 166 parts and the Stormtrooper a respectable 151. This brings the per-piece cost in at around 12-13 cents, which is a really good ratio for a licensed set. In a departure from the box art, the instructions have an additional logo for Disney along with the Star Wars one.


构建

砖草图are based on a plate-on-plate building style, with multiple layers of brick building up the character image. Despite the seeming simplicity of that approach, there are interesting things to note about the Stormtooper’s build. The first thing that struck me as odd was that some of the back-plate interlocking in the earlier steps is accomplished with 2×4 black tile instead of regular studded plate. I’m guessing that this was done by LEGO for cost-saving reasons. There are exposed 2×4 tiles in the final steps, and it was probably cheaper to pack in several of the same part rather than including different elements. Or maybe it was just a nice treat from the designer, as those tiles are pretty useful for people re-using the parts for their own creations. There are also a couple of 1×1 round tiles that seem added “just because” above the teal 2×8 plate. I don’t have a great explanation for those.

穿过那个我想强调建设中旬方式的一个很聪明一点。为了得到头盔权的形成,有一个铰链板中的每个角落。凉爽的部分是,铰链的中心对支撑2×4楔形板以确保正确的角度。

There’s a nice bit of depth between the shoulders and the base of the helmet, and the use of different wedge plates do a great job of recreating shaping in the eyes and mouth. The red of the background helps the character pop a bit, as well as being a callback to the First Order colors.

BB-8有一些有趣的建设步骤以及。在从其他砖瓦草图出发设计,顶部穹顶是其自己单独的“钉起来”一节。这允许各种弯曲斜率更准确地示出了BB-8的圆头。它使肖像作为一个整体很多更容易识别比它可能已经否则。这头刚喷滴。

However, you can tell that the body is a lot more angular with the layered plate approach. The center rings are obviously circular, but once you’re past them there are straight-edged wedge plates. I’m not sure there’s a combination of LEGO elements that would have worked better, though. Not without losing the “sketch” feel, anyway.

All the sketches have the same display-feature build on the back. There’s a联接板供一个钉子,如果你想把sketch. Otherwise you can use the fold-out stand. I’ve found that the nail option is not great- you need a pretty long nail and getting it through the stud-wide opening can be tricky. But I guess once they’re up you don’t really have to worry about hanging them again.


The finished model

我认为这两套做展示各自的字符的好工作。冲锋是一个更干净外观打造,而BB-8具有更多的视觉兴趣和质感。我们没有太多的一阶在我们的家庭,但BB-8已经赢得了我的合作伙伴的工作空间垂涎的显示位置。

纵观从侧面的版本,你可以看到,有一些不错的深度两者。整形举起,你会得到一个感觉,都具有分量的一点点他们的12×16螺柱足迹。

With a touch of more dramatic lighting you can see that the layered build creates some nice shadow play. The 3D aspects of the builds come forward and you get to see more of these images than a flat mosaic could offer.


Conclusion and recommendation

I started out pretty iffy on these sets. After building them and looking though the parts, however, I can say I’m now a fan. The builds are quick, but fun. The finished models are great.

这些集合将使一个很好的礼物甚至是星战迷谁不是特别到乐高。如果你到乐高,虽然,有更可取之处。在价格每件在12-13美分,这是最便宜的行货部分包的选择了中间。有有用的作品为那些谁建立自己创作一个体面的范围,每个试剂盒具有的东西沿着这些线路报价不同。砖草图第一波的一部分,他们很可能会一个很好的补充更多的集合。如果你喜欢看,我建议你给他们一展身手。你甚至都不需要等待出售。

如果您想了解更多关于此主题的新的历史,一定要看看我们背后的幕后采访了设计师克里斯·麦克维


40391个砖草图:一阶突击兵and40431年砖Sketches: BB-8将可7月15日,零售价为US $ 19.99 |欧盟€19.99每个。他们也将通过第三方卖家提供亚马逊and易趣。

The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of these sets for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.


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5 comments on “LEGOStar Wars Brick Sketches: 40391 First Order Stormtrooper and 40431 BB-8 [Review]

  1. 吉米

    “这使每片的成本在12-13左右美分,这是有执照的一套一个很好的比例。”

    但是,这些许可集包含零许可的特定部分!我知道,可能不会影响如何乐高价格的设定,但作为消费者它肯定会影响我所看到的东西,每部分12-13美分,一组没有minifigs也没有印刷砖似乎陡峭。

    有没有从正常的非授权的零件完全建立行货套的任何其他的例子吗?

  2. 杜可风Post author

    @Jimmy – That’s a valid point. Let’s see what I can dig up quickly in response. :)

    你可以指望大多数汽车塑料袋的装修你的描述,以及旧的UCS集,不包括minifigures,但在一般范围内最近很多不是不依赖于特殊的打印或迷你增加市场的吸引力。问题是,该砖草图真的不适合的“玩具”的模式非常好,所以去的minifigure路线不是很苹果和苹果。人力资源管理。

    How about the UCS Yoda 75255 as a comparison? That’s only comes with a common Yoda mini (in 3 other sets) and I don’t think it has any unique parts beyond the sticker sheet. That’s a 18 cents a part set. So similar in concept (a non-play display piece) and licensing, but with an even more hefty per-part price.

    And, just to be clear, I agree with you. Some exclusive prints would have been a welcome addition to help justify the price. But I still stand by my view that due to licensing fees, $13 cents a part is still a decent mark to hit.

    这将是有趣的,看看这些时候做大众市场得到他们的保持。如果他们都留连忘返,直到过关,也许浪2将有一些变化。

  3. Jonathon Collom Valdivia

    每星球大战设置我自己迄今子每peice的13美分。

    你只是“玩”一套我自己的才是部队Awakens中坡的X翼在每件约11美分。
    而即将到来的剃刀佳洁士我可以说是最便宜的每件12.7

    我很为显示头盔系列,每件9-11美分运行。

    该可编译的BB-8是子12美分。

    我的UCS集(千年隼号,Y翼,A-翼,钛战机,从1)的所有子12美分。

    让我们到另一个流行的许可证主题,哈利·波特的举动。
    我自己的集合是霍格沃茨特快列车,钟楼,人民大会堂,并很快将自己的打人柳,海德薇,占星塔,攻击的洞穴和霍格沃茨城堡。所有这些都是子11美分一块。

    The fact is 12-13 cents is not “a really good ratio for a licensed set.”

    大多数人在阅读本评论不会看到你的评论,你改变真的很好像样的研究后,你选的是有在评论各部件成本高,功能特定集合。但不知何故我所要做的就是研究我自己的设置和我打算买地发现,你的说法是荒谬的。我想你应该修改你的审查,以反映这一点。

    也许集,因为较低的件数更昂贵。昂贵的一套,我发现快是20 $ expecto一套神护卫处出来,以每件16.5美分,121件,但是这包括独家minifigures。
    我只是检查了几个$ 20星球大战集:在穆斯塔法安纳金的明星战斗机,决斗,和杀星大炮其中最昂贵的是每件12.5美分。

    By any of your metrics or mine 12-13 cents per part is at best an average price and in my opinion is actually expensive. Had these sets been $15 I would have bought them no question but at $20 I find it hard to justify as small display sets.

  4. 杜可风Post author

    @Jonathon - 诚实谢谢分享上的价格每件问题,您的想法和观点。当然,我不跟你所举的例子不同意,我会重新评估什么,我认为是一个“好” PPP值前进。(特别当没有定制片/参与分钟。)

    而且,是的,这15 $将是一个很大更全面的诱人。但作为一次性的可能定位于星战迷,谁也不知道乐高价位显示/礼品......我可以种明白为什么LEGO拍得满$ 20推。他们很可能是能够得到它。

    就像我在前面的评论说,这将是有趣的,如果在价格大众公用梁木。

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