|The huge box this comes in, set against a screenshot from the Star Wars Old Republic game showing it landing.|
I was also drawn towards wanting to get this particular set because unlike Darth Maul's ship, which has been released three times, in three different variations (let's not mention the SDCC exclusive which goes for a small fortune on the aftermarket), I think the Lego build team knew they'd probably get one shot at this ship, and so they went all out on making it look really good.
|Details abound on this marvel of a set.|
I really like when the set creators from Lego push the boundaries on a set, and especially on these mid level flagship ones that incorporate a few unique parts that you won't find on other sets, and pull in parts from the Technic line (the pistons and some connector bricks).
|The rear cargo bay area holds a small vehicle and two Sith Troopers.|
|Wings positions open showing the working pistons and open bay area.|
At least the song didn't get stuck in my head. You know the one...
|(Top) Here it is in my grubby little hand. Just a seriously wicked looking Old Republic era ship. (Bottom) Darth Malgun in the cockpit area. (Right Corner) The spring flick missles on both sides of the ship.|
|Darth Malgus and Sith Trooper details. Yes, Malgus comes with a lightsaber. Yes, in my building frenzy, I promptly lost the damn thing. Yes, I am crabby. (Right Corner) The same look was on my face when I lost the lightsaber.|
So, is the set worth getting if you can find it? Oh my god, yes. It's a great build, a little repetitive on the wing parts, and will try your patience. But! The end look and display possibilities of this set are just awesome! Everything is awesome!
Thanks for reading, and I'll see you next time!. - Mario, the Rogue Hobbyist.
|Item||Old Republic Sith Interceptor (Set #9500)|
|Made by||Lego (Star Wars license)|
|Rarity||Very Uncommon - no longer sold in retail|
|Classification||Modern - Released in 2008|
|Worth||around $170 as of April 2015 if in a sealed box|
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