Y-Wing Starfighter


Suggested Age: 8-14
Pieces: 691
Casual Build Time: 3 hours
Dimensions: Y-Wing – over 2″ x 16″ x 7″ / Weapons Loader – over 3″ x 6″ x 2″
Brand: Star Wars

I decided to spend my birthday gift tokens this year on expanding my LEGO spaceship fleet. This time, I chose to add the Y-Wing Starfighter to my collection. While not as recognisable as the popular X-Wing, the Y-Wing first appears in the original Star Wars film and is best known as being piloted by Gold Leader during the strike on the Death Star. This particular model kit differs slightly as it’s based on the Y-Wings that appear in Rogue One.


The kit comes with all the pieces needed to make the Y-Wing and a small yellow Weapons Loader. The ship itself boasts an array of weapons, rotating guns, working landing gear and rotating turrets. It also comes with an astromech and four minifigures – Admiral Raddus, Moroff, a Y-Wing Pilot and a Stormtrooper.

Here are some better pictures of what came inside the box:

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LELE Bricks Raptor Escape


Suggested Age: 6-12
Pieces: 406
Casual Build Time: 2 hours
Brand: Dinosaur World

Following on from my Christmas review of Wilco’s Blox – a truly awful LEGO knock-off – I received a birthday gift of another rival brand. LELE Bricks is a Chinese brand that produces cheaper rip-offs of popular LEGO sets. Their Dinosaur World series bears more than a striking similarity to LEGO’s officially licensed Jurassic World brand, however as far as I can tell this particular set is not a direct rip-off as some of the others are.

I don’t have any box photos for you this time as my set just came in a plastic bag, however the kit contains the pieces to make a raptor enclosure and quad bike. It also includes two minifigures, two velociraptors, a chicken drumstick, a tranquilliser gun and a stick (or spear?) with a blue light on top of it.

Here are some better pictures of what I received:

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