LEGO Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring Review 2007 - LegoMaster« Back to Questions List

Set Details:

Set: 7661

Series: Episode III

Buy it from: Amazon, eBay

Released: 2007

Pieces: 575

Minifigs: 2

The Review

The Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive Booster Ring is a good LEGO Star Wars set, but it’s hampered by limited playability and won’t appeal to everyone.

The set is 575 pieces, the majority of which are used to build the Hyperdrive Booster Ring. The booster ring has a nice amount of detail and it admittedly looks pretty cool, but the question most people will have is ‘what am I supposed to do with it?’ The answers is…well…I don’t know. It makes a nice display piece and the starfighter fits it well, but the ring doesn’t provide a lot of playability value.

For most people, this set will be the most desirable part of this set, but aside from the color scheme, it’s pretty much the same as the one in the Jedi Starfighter and Vulture Droid set. So what I’m saying is, most people will probably be better off buying a cheaper set that includes the Jedi Starfighter.

As for features: The cockpit opens, the landing gear retracts, and the wing flaps fold out. The ship has a lot of nice detail, and it’s very well-made, so it’s great for playing with.

This set comes with two minifigures: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Kit Fisto.

Assembly

The Jedi Starfighter itself is a pretty simple build. Most of your time will be spent building the Hyperdrive Booster Ring. It’s made primarily out of Technic parts, and it can be repetitive to put together. I wouldn’t recommend this set for young kids.

At 575 pieces, I’d expect to spend at least two hours putting this set together.

Conclusion

I would recommend this set only for collectors who like to display their models, or anyone who really wants a Kit Fisto minifigure. Most LEGO fans won’t have much use for the booster ring, and would be better off spending less money on a smaller Jedi Starfighter set.

Posted by Lego Mastery
Asked on June 22, 2017 3:25 PM