Release Date: June 2015
No. of pieces: 442
Build Time: 1 Hour 30 Minutes approx.
Recreate the exciting Naboo hangar scene from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace in which young Anakin Skywalker helps his Jedi protector, Obi-Wan Kenobi, fend off the attacking Trade Federation forces. Open the cockpit of the Naboo Starfighter, position the access ladder and load up Anakin and R2-D2. Then fire the twin spring-loaded shooters to send the Destroyer Droids and Battle Droids flying! As well as lots of authentic detailing and a cool R2-D2 ejector function, this LEGO® Star Wars model also comes with a fuelling station and a rotating stand to mount the model on.
Our second review for the Summer 2015 LEGO Star Wars line is the Naboo Starfighter  set. Here we have another loyal ship replica from the on-screen version, packed with some great features and accessories.
There’s everything you need here to recreate that scene from Episode I: The Phantom Menace, where Anakin has crash landed on the droid ship. As you’re surrounded by the Battle Droids, you can fire the missiles as you rotate 360° to clear the path and take off!
The ship itself was particularly fun to build – especially the engines, which slot together in a style not too dissimilar from a LEGO Technic set. The overall build time was around an hour and a half, and the stickers, as always, are the trickiest (and most time consuming) part.
One of the best features, although inconsequential, is the rotational stand which the ship slots on to. In fact, it would be great for other ships in the range to have this, as it acts as a great platform for fans of LEGO to display their builds.
Other great features include the fuelling station, which plugs neatly into the slot on the ship’s stand, an access ladder to allow Anakin to get into the cockpit, and a weapons holding unit to store all your missiles.
This set isn’t short of mini-figures too; you get 2 Destroyer Droids, which, in their own right, are fun to build and look just like they do on-screen. You get 3 Battle Droids – one of which is a Commander. Finally you get R2-D2 (who can jump out of the ship with an eject function), Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, complete with Lightsaber.
At £54.99 the set is reasonably well priced – perhaps a few more Battle Droids would be good to include so Anakin can get trigger-happy to clear his path of escape!