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Not much building
Cant really add to them(not that you would)
Look rubbish to display
I do love SW though, so will probably pick a couple up and see if my kids enjoy them or if I find their arms/legs/head scattered around the house.
I can see kids loving these, I loved the first wave of Bionicle when I was a child, bought one of the recent ones, it didn't do it for me, but based on the system, it really didn't feel "difficult to play with compared to a real action figure" or like an "action figure that falls apart"
I don't know how many of these sets I'll be getting. Not much of a LEGO Star Wars collector myself, although many of the parts are incredibly tempting for MOCing purposes. I'll want at least some of those lower leg shells and shoulder add-ons, and having the reasonably generic human head pieces from sets like Luke and Obi-Wan could be useful for MOCs as well. They're sort of pricy even compared to BIONICLE sets, though (probably mostly because of the complex head molds and possibly licensing fees).
The amount of System used in the blaster surprised me. I was expecting that we'd see a new Technic-optimized spring shooter if LEGO wanted to use that spring shooter ammo in a constraction set.
Maybe, maybe not. Many of these are considerably taller than the Super Heroes buildable figures.
I just read reviews on the first 6 SW buildable action figures: Darth Vader, Luke, Jango, Obi-Wan, General Grievous and commander Cody.
Of all the figures I actually like Obi-Wan the best. This is sort of ironic because I hate the prequels and never saw the Clone Wars movie and only a few episodes of the TV show.
The Clone Wars version of Obi-Wan's head looks really good on this "Bionicle" type of body whereas Luke's "realistic" style head fails.The cape and armor help to fill him out. He kind of reminds me of Boromir.
All of the legs on the other "human" figures look too skinny to me. I thought Vader was going to be my favorite, but his legs don't look right somehow. Maybe when I see him in the store he'll look cooler.
General Grievous is probably the coolest looking of the first 6 figures but I don't like the character. I'd rather have Boba Fett than Jango. I could care less about clones, so Obi-Wan wins.
This First Order Stormtrooper looks pretty cool too. I wonder what a Chewbacca one would look like?
C-3P0 could make a good figure in this series, maybe paired with a more Technic-based R2-D2. I also think it'd be good to see more female characters for representation's sake. If they did sets based on Star Wars Rebels characters, they could even potentially reuse Jango's helmet sculpt for Sabine Wren.
But you're right that constraction sets in general tend to have a higher price per piece than System sets.
when completed, hes about 10-12 times taller than a minifigure
I'm already starting my Elsa Freeze-Sled pieces hoard...
If Wave 2 is indeed all TFA characters, then I suppose then we'll get a better chance of having more female characters (Rey and Captain Phasma specifically). And if they sell well maybe that might help encourage LEGO to give some of the women of previous Star Wars chapters a shot.
Get off my LEGO lawn.
But "buildable action figure" is a mouthful any way you slice it, and while LEGO likes to use the term "buildable figure" on the actual packaging and in catalog listings, that term's much too broad to really be useful as a category name (even the non-articulated, Miniland-style figures you see at LEGOLAND parks could qualify as "buildable figures").
I'm fine with the term myself. But of course, I've been involved in that side of the community more than long enough to get used to it.