Lego 75053 Lego Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship Review
The Lego Star Wars Ghost Ship may not be the first in the Lego Star Wars Rebels series of building sets, but it must be one of the best! It comes with almost 1000 pieces, perfect for the serious Lego builder, and 4 brand new Lego mini-figures to crew your Ghost and battle against the evil Empire.
Fans of Star Wars as well as Lego enthusiasts and collectors should take a look at this unique starship building set. What’s so special about it? Let’s see what the reviews say.
Lego 75053 Star Wars Ghost Ship Review Video
Lego Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship Features
* 929 piece Lego Star Wars set
* 2 cockpits
* Rotating gun turret
* Escape pods
* Zeb figure fits in the gun turret
* Other figures to man the cockpits
* Weapons include a light sabre, blaster, and unique bo-rifle
* Docking area for Lego Phantom (75048), sold separately
* Age range: 9-14
Lego Star Wars Ghost Ship 75053 Review
Lego 75053 is an intricate and challenging building set, but not too difficult for most kids in the age range. The recommended age is 9 to 14, but we have seen online reviews from parents saying that younger kids could handle it. This depends on your child and how motivated and co-ordinated they are. If you enjoy helping, there should be no problem!
The Lego Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship building set is one of Toy Insider’s top toys for Christmas, and it joins a stellar lineup of Lego Star Wars toys. There are over 900 pieces, and while they could be used to build other things, they’re designed to come together for this impressive spacecraft.
Kids will like that there are a lot of unique elements here. First, three of the four characters that come with it are new. You get Garazeb (‘Zeb’) Orrelios, Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, and a Storm Trooper. If you already have other Lego Star Wars sets in the house, you probably have enough Storm Troopers to make an army; if not, he’s a good fighter by himself!
Zeb fits in the rotating gun turret, which turns a full circle to give him a 360 degree view of the surrounding terrain or airspace. There are two cockpits where the other two mini-figures can sit. All of them have weapons, including a blaster, a light sabre and a model of the unique bo-rifle that features in the Star Wars Rebels animated TV show.
There’s a docking station that’s been designed for the Lego Star Wars 75048: Phantom starship to dock. The Phantom is not included in this set – some buyers thought it should be, but Lego probably expected that many customers would already have it. If you don’t, it’s a great (cheaper) additional gift that another family member could buy for the child at the same time.
The weapons on board the Lego Ghost starship are spring-loaded so they really fire. It also comes with detachable escape pods, so the crew can evacuate the ship in an emergency situation. Then in the cargo hold, you’ll find a model Holocron, the holographic log of the starship’s missions.
As you’d expect from the number of pieces, it’s a sizeable toy when built, measuring around 30 x 25 cm (12 x 10 inches). All of the weapons and features, too, add up to a price that’s a little higher than most Lego sets. But reviews are overwhelmingly positive and we do think it’s worth the price, if your budget can take it.
In summary, Lego 75053 is a massive Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship building set. With 929 pieces, it provides a satisfying challenge to any Lego builder. It also offers plenty of potential for imaginative play after construction. Definitely a hit with kids who like detailed Lego building and the Star Wars Rebels storyline.
Published December 6th, 2014