Launch into LEGO® Star Wars missions with the high-speed A-Wing Starfighter, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, rotating laser cannons and dual spring-loaded shooters. There’s also a service cart loaded with tools, extra ammo and a detachable access ladder to load the A-Wing Pilot into position. Includes three minifigures.
Includes three minifigures: Lando Calrissian, an A-Wing Pilot and a Rebel Ground Crew.
Features an A-Wing Starfighter and a service cart.
A-Wing Starfighter features an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, rotating laser cannons and two spring-loaded shooters.
Service cart features a detachable access ladder, toolbox, wrench, welding apparatus, cup and extra ammo.
Weapons include Lando's special blaster and the A-Wing Pilot's blaster pistol.
This set offers an age-appropriate build and play experience for ages 8-14.
A-Wing Starfighter measures over 2” (7cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
Service cart measures over 2” (7cm) high, 3” (9cm) long and 1” (3cm) wide.
Rated 4 out of
Great set!As a lifelong SW fan and second time Lego fan after twenty years and a son later, it became my prerogative to collect select craft in nostalgic memory of my younger days glued to X-Wing, TIE-Fighter, X-Wing Vs TIE-Fighter (and the rest), imagining my seemingly open future as a star pilot.
This A-Wing model does a great job of summoning that nostalgia, though is let down by one aspect (more on that in a bit).
First of all, the mini figures are splendid (I don't use that word often, either). The printing on the pilot and service dude is exceptional, and Lando is as flamboyant as ever with a big grin, huge gun and blue cloak. I have NO IDEA why Lando is included ("hey do you 'member that scene with Lando and an A-Wing? Me neither") but he carries the spirit of Episode V, and it's a welcome addition.
The service cart too is fantastically detailed - just look at it, complete with bright red mug. Wonderful.
Now. On to the main event. What a beauty it is. Although I do not own the previous A-Wing (with similarly bizarre mini fig inclusions), I prefer the structure of this version, the arced pieces on the side providing a sleeker look. I would have preferred the older model's green thrusters at the back (as opposed to yellow), but that's neither here nor there. The build itself is fairly easy, and the guns are triggered with pleasing little buttons on the top of the craft. The stickers are nice and detailed and the whole model feels very sturdy.
My only gripe - and it's not a deal breaker, but maybe worth being aware of if your SW nuttiness exceeds mine - is that the cockpit and 'boot' areas look practically unfinished. I mean, there is no love or detail in these areas whatsoever (bar from one sticker). I have remedied this by adding a joystick, smooth flat pieces to the bottom of the 'boot', and constructed a chair more in line to the previous models' cockpit details (mine looks 10 times better though). I've added clips for the gun, mug, and constructed a plush interior using smooth white pieces so the detail on the outside reflects throughout the whole model.
Maybe it comes from all those years playing those games (and the recent X Wing VR Mission) that it was so disappointing to me. Anyway, as I said, fixed.
All in all, 8/10!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of
'She won't get a scratch.'A-Wing's are probably not as iconic as X-Wing's but one of them did destroy the Executor, so they're pretty famous. However, the main attraction of this set is Lando. When was the last time we had a Lando minifigure? A long time ago.
This is definitely the sleekest, best proportioned A-Wing yet and the dark red is a good colour choice. The build is unchallenging but there are some great techniques, especially for the engine and wings flaps. The landing gear is small, easily retractable but sturdy enough to hold the ship up. Lego have become very good at hiding the spring-loaded shooters, finally, and they're a fun play feature.
The addition of the service cart is similar to the one included with Poe's X-Wing and it adds a bit more substance to the set.
The minifigures are fantastic! Lando comes in his General's uniform with his signature cape which is good quality material. The face printing is excellent - either massive grin or smaller grin, and is the essence of Lando's personality. The A-Wing pilot is similar to the one seen in Return of the Jedi, but the green is a bit too bright, although the helmet is very detailed. The Rebel ground crewman finishes things off with detailed printing and even comes with a cup of caff (the Star Wars version of coffee).
This is a must have as a classic Star Wars ship and for the best minifigure of Lando Calrissian yet. The price tag could be better, so you might want to wait for VIP points or online discount.
Date published: 2017-02-11
Rated 5 out of
Best A-Wing yetI've owned the 2013 A-wing and I currently own the rebels A-wing which comes with Darth Vader's TIE fighter but they are both way behind this one.
The build was straightforward and only repetative with the engine build. The finished item is sleek, streamlined and looks every bit the fastest starfighter in the rebel fleet. Although the price is a bit steep you do get the A-wing, ground support vehicle and 3 good minifigures so it's not a bad deal.
Green squadron pilot, ground crewman and Lando Calrissian are the minifigures with this set although I'm not sure why Lando is in there.
Other than the odd random SW hero rebel general showing up this is a pretty good mid range set which will look good alongside my B-wing and Y-wing. All we need is a new T65 X-wing from Rogue One and it's all good (get the hint LEGO)???
A good set but some might be wondering why it's appeared now?
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 4 out of
Great set, shame about the price tagThis set was great fun to make and is a nice addition to my collection. Great to have a set with lando. Think this could have been priced 5 to 10 pounds less as is not a very big set. Alternative A wing vs tie fighter set looks better value for money but doesn't get you a lando lol.