LEGO Star Wars Naboo Starfighter 75092 Building Kit Review
While putting together Lego 75054 set not too long ago (that’s a Star Wars set, for those of you that don’t know), we couldn’t help but to immediately fall head over heels for Star Wars sets. Not only is this one of our favorite movies, Lego Star Wars sets is also one of our favorite type of sets to put together. Mind you, another one of our favorites would be the Lego city sets, because with those sets, there’s just so much going on – if you have never put together one of those Lego city sets or a Lego Star Wars sets, we highly recommend you doing so so that you can see exactly what we’re talking about. Either way, today, we are here to introduce you to Lego 75092 set, which just so happens to be something to do with Star Wars (of course, right?).
Who Would Have Fun Putting this Set Together?
That right there is a good question. Who exactly would have fun putting this set together? Honestly, we believe any Star Wars fan that enjoys everything Star Wars and Legos would have a lot of fun with this set. Lego set 75092 would make a great set for those young to middle aged fans, but fun knows no age limit. This set will give you a total of 2 destroyer droids and 3 droids to set off against Obi-Wan as he is fighting to protect Anikin.
Here’s a picture of some of the droids:
Looking at the set put together on our shelf, we believe this is a very good recreation of the Naboo Starfighter and it really does make a good display piece. You don’t have to worry about the missiles showing, because they’re well hidden into the ship and they are really fun to watch.
Before we move forward into this build, we wanted to take the chance to talk about value. If you find this Star Wars Lego set at $49.99, which is what we paid for it, the price per piece really does work out. That comes out to around $.11 per part, which is a good deal. For a licensed set like this, this seems a little low, but don’t let this fool you. This set is marked at a great price and we would highly recommend it if you are a Star Wars fan like us. There are a total of 7 minifigures, if you count the Droidekas, that would make 9, but Lego did not count this as a piece. In this set, from what we can tell, only the Naboo Pilot is unique. Looking at the price and comparing the minifigures, this is a significant number of figures for the price point.
Here’s a picture from the box of the minifigures:
Box and Contents
We’re going to start out by talking about the box. On the front of the box, we learn that the recommended ages for this Star Wars Leo set is 8-14. However, this doesn’t mean anyone older than 14 cannot enjoy this set – we know many adults that enjoyed the Lego 75092 set and we’re one of them. On the front of the box, you’ll see a picture of the actual Naboo Starfighter after it has been put together. Underneath the Naboo Starfighter, we get a first look at the minifigures in the set. On the front of the box, we also learn that there are a total of 442 pieces.
So that you can see it with your own eyes, here’s a picture of the front of the box:
The front of the box looks pretty cool, right? The back of the box is also neat looking. Again, here’s a picture of the back of the box (sometimes, it’s easier to give you the actual picture, instead of describing it):
When we first received the Lego 75092 Lego set, we couldn’t wait to take it inside of our house and open it up so that we could see what was inside of it.
Once we opened up the box, we found that there were a total of 4 numbered baggies, Lego Building Instructions (Lego instructions contained in one book) and a sticker sheet. Yes, there’s a ticker sheet – when isn’t there a sticker sheet for something like this? Stickers always seem to make things more fun. Regardless, there are plenty of stickers in this set.
Here’s a picture of the Lego Building Instructions:
There’s a total of 438 pieces in this set – those 438 piece will make you feel as if you are the starfighter. A fuel hose, a crate of pistols, a weapons trolley, two destroyer droids and a ladder …it’s all here, inside of the box. Also inside the box, you’re going to find the every so popular Obi-wan Kenobi and he comes to you with a fresh face. There’s also a pint-sized Anakin Skywalker and yes, an R2D2. Of course, you’ll also have a Naboo Pilot with this set.
Look how cute RD2D looks:
And of course, we have this guy:
And you cannot forget about these guys:
Every set has a showcase piece – you know, that piece that really stands out from the crowd and stays on your mind the entire time you’re putting it together. What’s the showcase piece of this set? In our mind, the showcase piece of this set would be the actual fighter – if you look at the fighter, you’ll understand why we chose this piece. This piece certainly doesn’t disappoint. Yes, the finished Naboo Starfighter is a tad bit smaller than some of the recent Lego X-Wings, like the Lego 75149 set. This set right here, once it’s put together, feels sturdier and more in life with smaller ships from the past. Of course, there’s a reason behind this. There is a large amount of moving arts. On the X-Wings and B-Wing, the opening and closing S-Foils are pretty cool, but sometimes, they feel a bit floppy on the other sets. The new Naboo Starfighter right here has a feeling of a solid toy that you could actually take out and play with, without having to worry about it falling apart too much, unlike some of the other sets currently on the market.
Mind you, it’s a solid build and this doesn’t mean it’s going to lack functionality, which is a good thing. In addition to some of the more obvious features like opening and closing the cockpit canopy, there’s some additional clever exterior triggers that offer some nifty abilities.
Take the bottom portion of the ship as an example, it has a small button trigger that you can push. Once you push the button, R2-D’s mini-figure ejects rom its position, which was behind the cockpit. Going further up, we found that the fighter contains a dual trigger – you can turn this from left to right to fire off a pair of missile launchers that have been built-in. Thinking about it, this is a major set up from many of the other LEGO Star Wars fighter sets out there as they mostly relied on pressure to fire their missiles.
The Building Process
When it comes to the actual building process, we found it to be fairly enjoyable and relaxing – it did a good job at relieving our stress. The Lego Building Instructions that were included in this set were easy to follow and in all honesty, we didn’t have any problems with it. If you think about it, it should be easy, because on the front of the box, it tells us that someone as 8 years old could put this set together. So, this tells us that it should be easy for an adult to put together. All in all, from start to finish, we believe it took around an hour and forty five minutes to assemble – we assembled it all in one sitting, so it wasn’t that long at all. While putting it together, we didn’t have that “boring” feeling sweep across us either and we are thankful for that because sometimes, when parts get tedious, we start to feel bored.
See how little some of the parts are?
The building process wasn’t difficult at all and it is split into five bagged sections. We always appreciate how Lego includes bags in their sets in order to help keep everything organizes. Honestly, we couldn’t imagine where we’d be if it weren’t for those bags. As we previously mentioned, this set doesn’t have any steps that are too difficult – we didn’t come cross any steps that left us feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. Yes, there are a couple of smaller pieces that are bit hard to handle if you have big hands and placing the stickers isn’t exactly easy, but we don’t think we’re ever going to get the hang of properly placing stickers.
Overall, we found the Lego 75092 set quite fun to put together. We actually managed to watch a movie and talk to our spouse the entire time we put it together – there’s no need for intense concentration here, obviously. The big question, though, would be “is this set worth it or not?” In terms of price, yes, it is well worth it. If you’re looking for a Lego set that is more intense, we highly recommend Lego 75054 or Lego 75149, which is another X-Wing fighter. If you’re into Lego city sets, then no Lego City set is going to be complete without the Lego 75827 set, which is the Firehouse.