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which x wing set to buy

As the title suggests, I am looking for any opinions on these two sets.  I have read the reviews and am still undecided.  In Australia, I can get either set new, the 10240 for $270 and the 9493 for $170.

For the prices I have given which would you buy??

Thanks

Michael

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  • BooTheMightyHamsterBooTheMightyHamster Northern edge of London, just before the dragons...Member Posts: 1,308
    Assuming you can afford either, then spend the extra $100 and get the Red Five - it's an absolutely epic model.  I'm sitting here looking at it now, and it's superb.

    Nothing wrong with 9493, but 10240 just knocks it out of the park.
    Pitfall69bobabricksAdzbadboy
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,247
    ^ agreed.  I think I have every X-wing except the first UCS one and of the system ones #9493 is really well done, but #10240 is just magnificent in comparison.
    Pitfall69bobabricksAdzbadboy
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    #9493 does come with Porkins though... :tongue:
    suprajames
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Ummpin' Yumminy! That's a lot for a 9493! Here's a link where you can get a NIB 9493 in Australia for $100 AU.

    http://www.bricklink.com/store.asp?p=aboutbricks&itemID=61531795

    I love the 9493 as it is pretty close to minifig scale and very well detailed. No experience with the #10240 as I've got the old #7191 and am very happy with it.
  • mii11xmii11x Member Posts: 18
    I had no idea about bricklink, I'll have to go sign up to it.  Is it safe to use??
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @mii11x I've found it very safe. Just make sure you use PayPal and find sellers with little to no bad feedback.
  • mii11xmii11x Member Posts: 18
    Thanks bobabricks, so looking at it its like ebay for lego
    bobabricks
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    @mii11x Exactly, except you don't need to worry about bidding.
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    I would prefer Red Five. UCS is always UCS. For kids, the other goes better.
  • msandersmsanders Member Posts: 935
    There's a new X wing coming out for Star wats episode 7 which I imagine will be systems scale but within a good price (it will get discounted at some point). 
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    edited February 2015
    mii11x said:
    I had no idea about bricklink, I'll have to go sign up to it.  Is it safe to use??
    594 transactions both buying and selling. Never had a problem.

    It's the #1 site to find Lego parts, instructions, boxes and, of course, complete sets.
    Bumblepantssklamb
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