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Today we take a quick tour of the content of the LEGO Star Wars set 75364 New Republic E-wing vs. Shin Hati's Starfighter, a box of 1056 pieces which has been available since September 1 at the public price of €104.99.
This product inspired by the series Star Wars: Ahsoka currently being broadcast on the Disney + platform allows you to obtain two ships and a small handful of characters from the cast of the series. At the end of assembly, I had the impression that this box in fact brings together two products initially thought to be sold separately: the two ships offered are in fact not really on the scale of one of the The other one and the one piloted by Shin Hati is too big compared to the E-Wing piloted by Captain Porter.
The fact remains that these two constructions seem successful to me, they benefit from the overall reduction in scale initiated by LEGO over the past two years and they benefit from a very appreciable level of detail for a simple toy intended for of the youngest.
The E-Wing, which will bring back memories to anyone who has ever held a copy of the LEGO Star Wars set in their hands 75018 JEK-14's Stealth Starfighter, even has the luxury of having retractable landing gear in addition to being entitled to a nicely pad-printed canopy.
There are a few stickers to stick on the cabin and some of them are often printed on a background that is too white for the rooms on which they are placed but the number of stickers used to add a little finish to the together remains relatively reasonable.
The assembly of the E-Wing also reserves some interesting techniques, particularly at the nose of the aircraft with convincing angle management for a product which is not a pure exhibition model.
As usual, both Stud Shooters imposed to bring playability to the product can be easily removed if you find them superfluous. The astromech droid that accompanies Porter is, as is often the case, on LEGO ships of this scale placed in the wrong direction, we will make do with it.
On the side of the ship piloted by Shin Hati, we change the scale but we also benefit from some appreciable refinements with a pretty pad-printed glass roof, two Stud Shooters easily removable and two easily accessible spaces to store the various accessories provided. The ship is rather faithful to the version seen on the screen and the few stickers to stick on the cabin reinforce the "used" side of the craft.
The two pilots are in a lying position in their respective cockpits to make the most of the space available under the canopies, nothing serious even if there was undoubtedly a way to allow them to be installed in a slightly more credible manner.
This box therefore allows you to obtain two ships seen on the screen in different scenes, it's always a good idea to combine them with other ships available elsewhere to reproduce some action scenes from the series, for example Ahsoka's ship from the set 75362 Ahsoka Tano's T-6 Jedi Shuttle.
The set's supply of minifigs is rather convincing with three major characters from the series: Baylan Skoll, Shin Hati and Morgan Elsbeth.
These three figurines have their faults but you will have to put up with them: Morgan Elsbeth has to make do with a black skirt without any pattern and it is a little disappointing with a "half-finished" rendering while the rest of the elements are very about. The hairstyle is perfect, the facial expressions are successful and the torso is beautifully executed.
For his part, Baylan Skoll could have benefited from a cape and pad-printed arms to really pay homage to the character's outfit on screen, as it stands it's a little too sober for my taste knowing that the hairstyle of the character in LEGO version is already very approximate. Shin Hati fares a little better but also suffers from the absence of patterns on the arms. I'm not a fan of the braid that ends up on the character's right shoulder, it's not really in the visual continuity of the chosen hair.
For the rest, we obtain here a pilot who logically reuses the outfit with a slightly too light blue and white areas on the not really white legs of Lieutenant Beyta seen in the set 75357 Ghost & Phantom II, and which benefits from both a pretty helmet with unique pad printing and additional hair which allows you to enjoy the two faces printed on the character's head. The astromech droid that accompanies Captain Porter is a new example of the problems encountered by LEGO in terms of pad printing, the blue printed on the dome of the robot does not match at all with the rest contrary to what the official visuals of the product promised .
However, we are not going to be too choosy, this box brings a little freshness to a range that often goes in circles and we will welcome the arrival of two new ships and completely new characters in our collections. There is no point in spending more than €100 on this derivative product, it has already been seen elsewhere than at LEGO for less and it will quickly be available again at a more attractive price than its usual public price. It's new, it's well executed, we feel the desire to offer constructions that make the most of the imposed scale and the set allows you to obtain a large part of the cast of the series in one go, I say yes .
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