Welcome to my first ever LEGO set review! From this year onward I’ll be reviewing all of the LEGO sets I’ll build and tell you how much fun we had building it. Last X-mas I gave my girlfriend Bren the buildable Porg figure from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Although she’s relatively new to Star Wars and hasn’t seen the movie, she saw the Porgs in some images earlier and she loved the cute little critters. So when I was planning on buying her a new LEGO set, I thought I might as well give her her first Star Wars set in the form of a Porg!
During the first step of building you build the frame upon which you gradually expand and build the exterior of the Porg. The first step was relatively easy.
The next step involves expanding the frame further and adding an outer layer which will be visible. As you can see in the following image the backside of the model is built here.
The bag with bricks for Step 3 was filled with plenty of white bricks. We quickly understood why. After this step you’ll have created the entire belly section of the beast!
Once you’re done building the front section, you’ll be working on giving the Porg its wings in the next steps. The only thing that remains after these steps is building the Porgs head.
The final step will have you build the Porg’s head and the display card, including a Porg minifigure. I already had one from the Ahch-To set. We decided to give this minifigure a top hat for added awesomeness!
Overall we had a lot of fun building the Porg. It took us two separate sessions to build him. The total time is an estimated four hours, at a leisurely speed. The Porg looks great and feels solid. The beak and wings can move if you press its tail down. The only small drawback of this set is that its beak is a little bit fragile. It came off a couple of time so far when moving the tail. We’re certain that we built the beak the right way, but it seems a little unstable. Otherwise this set is a great and fun build. It was our first large buildable figure and a great one to start with!
Overall score: 🌟🌟🌟🌟½
Building fun: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I hope you enjoyed my first LEGO build review!