Time for another review by Jabbaisawesome!
Now, you should be able to tell from my nick-name that I would want this set. I have been waiting for this set for a long time. Since last spring, actually. You can imagine the excitement I felt when I tore the wrapping paper off this on Christmas day.
When you open this set, many bags and two instruction booklets fall out. I am not quite sure how many bags there were, but I think it was seven. The bags are numbered, allowing you to not have to open all the bags at once. The build was of average difficulty, and was very fun. For those of you who have built sets like the X-Wing, you know how boring it is to keep building the same thing over and over again. This set is not like that.
The price was the only thing holding me back on this set. $120 is a LOT of money. The price was the thing that stopped me from buying this set when it came out. The price is a downfall, but one of this sets only ones. Don't let it stop you from buying this set.
The minifigures are one of the best parts of this set! I will be listing the minifigures and their merits. 1.Jabba. I own this Jabba and the earlier Jabba, and this one is a big improvement. The old one was plain sand-green. This one is many different colors, and even has a tattoo on his arm! It also can turn it's head, unlike the earlier Jabba. Overall, best minifigure of them all. 2.Bib Fortuna. Like Jabba, Bib Fortuna is a big improvement over the old one, featuring a two sided face, one hissing and one normal. 3. Gamorrean Guard. Just like Jabba, and Bib Fortuna, The Gamorrean Guard is much better that the old one. This one features a new headmold, and much more and better painting.4. Leia in Boush disguise. This minifigure has been waited for for a long time. The helmet is perfect, and the paint job is too. 5. Han Solo/carbonite. Not much too say about Han. He is the same as in the Slave 1, except a new head. The carbonite is cool, and you can even stick an average minifigure in it! 6. Chewbacca. Chewbacca is, as always, a great minifigure. He is essential for the bounty for a wookie scene, and I'm glad they included him. 7. Bomarr monk. There's not too much to do with the Bomarr monk, but it is a good inclusion, and essential for the palace. 8. Salacious Crumb. I'm not sure if he should really count as a minifigure, but I thought I would menton him. He is a fan-favorite, and goes very well with Jabba.
This set has a lot of functions. 1. The door. The door into Jabba's Palace can slide up and down, and there is a stick thing to hold it up when you slide it up. 2. The roof. The roof of Jabba's palace is removable. If you want to display the Palace, then you can have it on, and if you want to play in the Palace, then you can remove it. 3. The Wall. The wall of Jabba's Palace can open and close. I'm not sure why they added it in, but I'm fine with it. It makes it easy to play behind Jabba's dais, anyway. 4. the trapdoor. The trapdoor has a thing that you can grab onto and slid to make the trapdoor open and close.
This set is very fun, and though pricey, is a good buy. If you are going to buy this set, then buy the Rancor Pit too. They go very well together.
That concludes another review by Jabbaisawesome!