Monday, December 23, 2013

Review: 9675 Sebulba's Podracer & Tatooine Planet Set

The Star Wars Planet sets were good enough for three waves but not popular enough for a fourth.  Let's take a look at one of them from the first wave.

Here's the container they're sold in.  Each one has different cover art but each has a hole to allow the planet pieces to fit.  Each set was $9.99.

Here's the instruction booklet.

I see Clip Tiles, Clip Plates, Cheese Slopes, and two Lightsaber bars.

I see three motor bricks, an octagonal bar plate, and a Trans-Clear Bar 1x8 w/Brick 1x2 Curved Top End.

Here's the planet pieces, and the minifig.  Ugly sucker, ain't he?

I managed to make a frame and something that can pass as a station.
The Questions:

Can you build a frame, or frames, right away?  Yes.  (+5)

Is it below, at, or above the golden ratio?  Above.  (-10)

If you can't build a frame right away, does it have parts you should be able to put into use right away?  Yes.  (+5)

Does it have more than a handful of immediately useful parts?  Yes. (+5)

Score: +5 (B).  There are some good pieces in this set.  The horrendous pricing -- $0.13 per piece for this set -- really drags the rating down though.  As they've been discontinued, you should be able to find them at decent prices if there are any left in stores.


  1. Most of the planet sets are good for MFZ, but you're spot on about the price: 65-80pcs at $10-12 is terrible. If they'd released these as 55-70pc minisets and skipped the minifig, planet, and base/display they'd have been perfect for MFZ. That said, the AFoL community has put those planets to some good use.

    1. If you ditch the minifig, planet, and base it becomes a very nice polybag.