“ Brand: Lego / Theme: Star Wars „
As with many other characters from Lego's Star Wars figures, Zev Senesca is rather obscure. A character who appears briefly in Empire Strike Back, Lego have grasped this and recreated the vividly orange jumpsuit the Rebel pilots wore on the rather bland and generic Lego face he has been given.
This figure comes with a blaster that seems rather big compared to the actual figure. The Lego figure itself is actually no different to any other regular Lego figure you'll get, with standard separable torso, legs, arms, hands and head. Zev also comes with a visored helmet as you'd see in the film, and I suppose in this respect, they must be commended, as with the torso detail. Clever artwork on these parts, though nothing less than would be expected.
As one of the more minor characters, I would have expected this to have been a bit of a rarer character to buy, but it seems there are plenty of them, as the price is quite low at the moment. As with most Lego action figures, it comes in at just over the £1 mark on amazon, whereas other characters, such as the Rebel Commando figure, are far more expensive.
What I like about this figure, and indeed most Lego characters, is the ability you have when playing to mix and match. The only difference here really is the actual visuals involved and the accessories, i.e. blaster and helmet. Other than that, it's just artwork that separates it from any other figure. This means Zev's torso or head or legs would fit with any other character's various parts, and accessories fit in the hands as well.
To me, this is rather an average character, although the price is very good. You can't really fault it, but I really wish they'd add the occasional neck accessory or something a bit different about the legs or arms. This would just give it a bit of difference when it comes to differentiating between the various characters. Otherwise, separating the various bits leaves you with just another 'gun' accessory (of which there are lots in the Lego Star Wars range) and another pair of legs of different colour. The facial features on Zev seem to have a bit of difference, with the strap, but other than that, not a great deal of difference. Like I said, mainly the artwork.
This is a good character, and it's nice to see Lego pander to the die hard Lego fans who will want every identifiable character for the collection. At only just over £1 at the moment, this is a really well priced character, and highly recommended. Nothing special to be honest, but it's good for what it's supposed to be.
Let's go back to the year 1982, when 'The Empire Strikes Back' was out and doing the business in the cinema. Fans were lapping up the movies and the merchandise from Lucas' Star Wars saga. Years later, the toys are still selling and fans are still clammering for more figures from the films. Lego have got in on the act and produced their own range of mini figures.
This chap, Zev is very appealing because he is such an unusual character. He took part in the Hoth battle and was only onscreen briefly. This puzzles me why Lego turned him into an action figure, but it also excites me, because I love the rare figures. This odd figure choice is something the fans will go wild for!
The design work is flawless, with the trademark orange bodysuit gaping out at you. The colour match is strong and vibrant and the detailing on the chest area is superb. You can visibly see all the wires and cables and buttons and this really brings the toy to life. What I like most though is his shapely helmet. The edges are smooth and the design work on the sides is spot on. For such a small figure, Lego must be commended on the attention to detail here.
You can pose him at the head, arms and legs and also remove his rather large blaster from his hand. This will enhance the play value for younger audiences. The good thing about the Lego mini range is the price, at about a pound a piece, they are ideal pocket money toys and you can build up a collection quickly and easily. This chap can be bought online or from Lego stores and is a must for fans of Star Wars and also for Lego enthusiasts.