This is the LEPIN  Lepin – 05062 – Imperial Star Destroyer Real Reviews from our lovely customer nickname Ulrich Herz at Germany.
As already announced, here is the review of the little brother of the ISD.
Ordered the small ISD at “Holiday Friend Store”, thanks to the 15 € new customer voucher for 60 € incl. DHL Express. Delivery time from order to the front door 4 days (!)
The number of parts as usual in a shipping bag
As already announced in the introductory thread, there are the numbered bags for this set.
In itself, I find the bags quite well, but what bothered me personally, the bags were 6 and 9. For me, no difference to recognize.
When building, so had to be tried
Ninjago builds itself. The stickers were attached to the instructions, all in a decent condition. What I did not like the stickers, the stickers are very “milky” and cheap.
Thanks to the numbered bags, the construction itself was quickly handled by hand, no annoying sorting of the individual parts. Cold start, just as you would expect from the new Legosets.
Construction section 1/10
The entire subfloor, here it already shows that the ISD is significantly smaller than the USC model.
Construction section 2/10
Lepin has significantly increased the quality compared to the SSD in terms of these parts. only 1 pair is a bit loose, but in the later course not really noticeable. By contrast, the SSD on my kit had 5 pairs that were delivered incorrectly.
At the end of the second construction phase, the side scaffolding is completed.
Construction section 3/10
Construction section 3 is dedicated to the handle and the interior. What also stands out with this kit that Lepin still does not produce decent chairs.
A new problem, on the other hand, which I have not had yet, were the hubs. In all previous Lepin sets these were always compatible and had sufficient clamping force. Here I had to repair the parts by force, otherwise ,the total of 12 hubs would not have been anchored.
All in all, many people have thought about the interior design. Which does not make sense to me, where the following part belongs. According to the instructions, it should be directly below the pictured part of the technique. Just stupid that it is not possible to install the part like that.
In addition, the engines were added at the end of the third construction phase.
Phase 4/10 – Control Center
Construction section 5/10 wing 1/2
The size of the ISD is once again gepushed with the wing elements.
Construction section 6/10 wings 2/2
Well, what should I say. I had to look at the bags for build sections 6 and 9 for a few minutes, until I knew which bag 6 is now. Ultimately, it was relatively easy because the parts have repeated for the wings.
Construction section 7/10 wing 1/2
Construction section 8/10 wings 2/2
Construction section 9/10
The absolute highlight in my opinion are the rotary guns, which can be moved by mechanism all at once
Construction section 10/10
The finished command unit. At the end, only put on top of the handle.
All in all, the construction cost me just under 3 hours for the small ISD. Some things are repeated in the course of the tutorial, but not as bad as many other kits. The outer shell can be opened completely, so that a recording without problems is possible.
Interior view 1
Inside view 2
Interior view 3
Rear view – original
At least during construction I did not find any missing parts, it was just the right number of parts in the package + a small number of small parts that serve as a replacement. At least quality assurance has increased a lot here. What is still a big problem with Lepin … The figures. From the pressure ok, but the clamping force is a disaster. The torso holds only conditionally on the legs and the head … well, does not hold anywhere on the torso.
In sum, it was fun to build the kit. But you have to say, for regular around 75 ¬, are about 1359 parts but quite expensive. Otherwise, I can only say, clear buy recommendation.
PS. I’ve already set it and modified the ISD a bit. The small engines of ISD USC are used here.
ISD USC engines
The comparison between ISD and ISD USC is as soon as the big brother has been set up