Here is another LEGO Star Wars set that I didn’t expect much from, but really enjoyed the build. The primary reason behind purchasing it was the minifigs, but I’m glad I have an X-Wing now so I can compare the scale to the UCS Millennium Falcon once I get that built.
So let’s take a look at set #9493: X-wing Starfighter.
It comes across as a fairly large set based on the box size alone:
For a box of this size, I expected the tape seals, not push tabs:
What you get when you open it up: 5 bags, a sticker sheet, and the manual:
Here is everything all put together, including spare parts:
Here is the new R5-D8 minifig:
The coloring is nice, and it’s cool to see LEGO use this head shape in a few minifigs this season:
From the back… surprised they still won’t do back-printing on astromech droids:
Another R2-D2 is included in this set. A comparison:
They provide two X-Wing pilots: Luke Skywalker and new minifig: Jek Porkins. I like Jek’s helment a lot. His face is surprisingly unique compared to other X-Wing pilot minifigs. It’s a nice touch that if you get two X-Wing sets, you can have two pilot/droid combos.
The sticker sheet, which I won’t bother applying. These stickers could be used on a variety of sets or MOCs:
Always interesting to see how colorful the inner frame of sets can be. This is one of the MANY techniques LEGO has used to make the building process easier. Greater differentiation in color makes it easier to find parts and ensure they are in the right place as you read through the manual:
Here is the mechanism that let’s you open up the wings:
Very clever system:
The completed X-Wing. It’s a nice size, and a nice likeness to the ship:
With wings open:
Rubber bands are used as part of the mechanism that opens and closes the wings:
In minifig scale:
You can see where those stickers would go in the round engine areas:
Luke and R2 in the X-Wing:
Jek pilots the ship:
All in all, a fun build!