LEGO are a bit on a roll with the A-Wing. From the recently released UCS model (75275) to other sets to even making and appearance in the May the 4th promotional Death Star II Battle (40407) gift with purchase (GWP) it’s everywhere. So inevitably the LEGO Star Wars magazine, June 2020 edition, follows suit with its own variation on the theme.
I was really looking forward to the little buildable model and it sure does not disappoint. Okay, let’s get the obvious out of the way first: This is not the least bit realistic. the sleek shape of the A-Wing is hard to capture with a ton of pieces in a larger scale, so one should not expect a perfect replica just with a few pieces. This is more a stylized version reminiscent of the egg planes found in Asian comics and the respective model collector/ model builder sub-genres. Still, it’s nice despite being short and plucky.
For the parts connoisseur it contains a ton of useful elements in Dark Red, including an 2 x 6 plate, three 2 x 2 plates and several 1 x 2 plates as well as a 2 x 4 curved slope. The latter is a pretty new variant so far only used in the Harley Davidson Fat Boy (10269) and the 1989 Batmobile (76139), so getting it here is not a bad deal. I also like the 1 x 3 on 2 jumper plates used as engine covers plus, funny as it may seem, I don’t have a single minifigure base plate in white yet and can now rectify this thanks to this little bag of pieces. Overall fantastic value and the model alone is worth buying the magazine.
The comics don’t to much for me with the first one featuring some ugly large worm that’s kind of disgusting even. Just not my kettle of fish. The activities are rather lightweight with really not much to do, but at least there’s a quite good Boba Fett poster. If it wasn’t for the A-Wing model, this would be rather bland, honestly…