The second LEGO Star Wars volume of the collection Build Your Own Adventure is now available and I take this opportunity to give you some thoughts on the content of this box called "Galactic Missions" which mixes book of ideas and set of parts to build an "exclusive" model.
The generic guard delivered in this box also bears a name: it is Seb Astro. The story that serves as a common thread for the presentation of the different models takes the courageous guard who is also a pilot in his spare time from Naboo to Jakku via Bespin, Corellia or even Scarif.
Logic would have liked the publisher to provide us with a Cloud Car Pilot with the machine, but it was missed this time. For those who haven't bought the set 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City, it will therefore be necessary to wait for this year's LEGO Star Wars Advent calendar (ref. 75245) to install the pilot at the controls of this Cloud Car.
The good surprise comes this time from the 80-page idea book included in the box. The different models offered are created by Rod Gillies, a MOCeur who regularly collaborates with the publisher Dorling Kindersley (DK) and whom you already know if you are a regular at flickr galleries: he posts his creations there under the pseudonym of 2 Much Caffeine or 2MC with in particular a small series of Star Wars micro-dioramas very successful.
In addition to the more or less inspired mini-models, we therefore find over the pages of this book of ideas a few small unpublished staging more or less easy to reproduce and based on the same principle of the base without apparent tenons which highlights value the micro-structure placed on it.
As usual in this collection, the building ideas book contains only photos of the assembled models. Apart from a few exploded views of the more complex models, there are therefore no instructions strictly speaking in these pages and you will have to call on your deduction skills to determine some of the techniques used. The instructions for assembling the Cloud Car are however provided, they are of the level of the instructions usually delivered by LEGO in the classic sets.
In short, this box does not revolutionize the genre with its dispensable Cloud Car and a minifigure far from unpublished but the book that accompanies the set of parts deserves in my opinion a glance for the few pretty creations in the format microscale that he proposes.
In this specific case the lack of detailed instructions for the most complex models is really felt, and that's a shame. The possibility of obtaining them, even by downloading them on a dedicated mini-site, would make it possible to give more consistency to the product and make it a real toy more than a simple collection of ideas to leaf through.
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