Review: LEGO® Star Wars 75230 Porg

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!

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The Porg set comes with six separate bags of LEGO bricks and a large building instruction booklet.

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.

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Porg after Step 1. You can see his little webbed feet and the lower part of his beak already!

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.

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The completed Step 2. Still not much difference from Step 1, but the backside is added 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!

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The belly of the beast is built in Step 3

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.

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The wings are solid and make the Porg look kind of like a penguin or puffin at this stage.

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!

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The finished Porg, including the display card with extra information and the minifigure!

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

Pricing: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Building fun: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Displayability: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

I hope you enjoyed my first LEGO build review!

Happy building!

-Jeffrey

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  1. Jeffrey, How great this is on Legos & the Porg figure from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi!!!!! So you are a Legos officianato!!! My three sons now 35,37,40 grew up with Legos but not the rage of today!!! My 5 year old grandson James has more Lego kits than I can count & I am the proud bill payer for his birthday & Christmas Lego kits!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the “Follow” on my website excuseusforliving.com. Since we are overwhelmed with all things “house sale, purchase, & move,” who knows when I will return to my website started in January 2012. That’s how I met Patty in 2013 after a post on our trip to France. She saw a Tweet promoting it!!! When you DO have time if you go to my website, look to the right margin & scroll down to the bottom right with topics. There is a feast of items there from book reviews, history, humor, & more, especially pasta recipes for you & Bren under “Friday NIght/ Recipe Posts.” –Have fun & “mangia”!!!!!!!!!!!!! Phil

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