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Republic Striker-class Starfighter

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This looks like a pretty

This looks like a pretty satisfying set even though I'd never heard of it until now. (For that matter, I looked up more Lego TOR sets that have come out along with this, and they all look awesome too.)

One question, though. I posted a comment on YT but it hasn't been answered yet. It looks in the video like the S-foils lock into their stored and extended positions. Is this true, or do you have to hold them in place yourself and the joints provide friction??

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 6 September, 2012 - 15:29
Clips

There are clips that hold it them in place in both modes. I didn't even think to mention it as I thought that was standard operating procedure for Lego.

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Posted by Atom on 6 September, 2012 - 15:52
Usually they either used

Usually they either used ratcheting ABS joint bricks or a cog/gear/rubber band arrangement to move/position wings. (See my ARC-170 Starfighter and V-19 Torrent reviews.) In recent years, they've started exploiting Technic friction pins. (See Emperor Palpatine's Shuttle review.)

So they use clips? Nice! Those shouldn't wear out unless you put blunt force directly onto the clips themselves, and then they can crack. Don't treat those clips like your typical Japanese toy clip, though; they're not meant for connecting/disconnecting rapidly like we're used to.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 6 September, 2012 - 19:47
 
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