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LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter review

(Written by EliteBrick)

One of my favorite LEGO Star Wars sets is the #9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter. The X-wing came out in early 2012, so it is not one of the newest sets, but it is definitely one of the most iconic fighters from the LEGO Star Wars collection. I got the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter for Christmas and it took me about two hours to put together. I had lots of fun with it, so I thought to share my thoughts and review with you. 🙂

#9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Box

First of all, here is the official description: Lead the Rebels into intergalactic battle with the X-Wing Starfighter! Featuring wings that fold into attack mode, proton torpedoes, retractable landing gear and opening cockpit, this most iconic vehicle of the Star Wars universe returns to turn the tide in the battle against the evil Empire!

  • Includes 4 minifigs: Luke Skywalker, new Jek Porkins, R2-D2 and R5-D8
  • Includes 1 blaster, and 1 Lightsaber for the minifigures
  • X-wing Starfighter features retractable landing-gear, 2 proton torpedoes, opening cockpit and wings that fold into attack-mode
  • Extra wing-markings also included
  • Set the wings to attack mode!
  • X-Wing Starfighter measures over 12” (33cm) long

I would like to add that this is a 560 piece-count set, with a regular price of $59.99, which is not bad at all for one of the most recognizable Star Wars starfighters. (And it is right now 25% off sale on Amazon.com, but I will tell you about that later.)

#9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Details

As you probably know this is not the first time LEGO made the X-wing. Before the #9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter there was the #7140 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Fighter released in 1999, the #7191 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series X-wing Fighter released in 2000, the #4502 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Fighter (Dagobah) released in 2003, and the #6212 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Fighter released in 2006. And there is the #10240 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series Red Five X-wing Starfighter coming later this year (click link for article). 🙄 

Besides being solidly built and swoosh-able like the previous versions, there are some features that did improve on the #9493 LEGO X-wing; my favorite being the gear at the back to open up the wings for attack-mode – it is a lot easier to operate then on previous versions. 😀 

#9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Back View

There are four minifigures included with the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter. Luke Skywalker has a brand new suit (with front and back printing and helmet – both very detailed. Jek Porkins is a first-time release and unique to this set. His torso printing is the same as Luke’s, but his helmet has different printing. R2-D2 is standard, but the other droid R5-D8 is a first-time release, and also unique to this set. (Photo by FBTB.net)

#9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Minifigures - photo by FBTB.net

Overall this is a great LEGO Star Wars set, especially for fans of the original Star Wars Trilogy. I would rate it five out of five stars, and the minifigures are also awesome (two of them being unique to this set.) And if you want to build up a battle-scene there are three sets that would go well with the LEGO X-Wing Starfighter; the #7965 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, the #9492 LEGO Star Wars TIE-fighter, and the #9495 Gold Leader’s Y-wing Starfighter.

Buy LEGO Star Wars Sets at the Online LEGO Shop

The #9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter is available at the Online LEGO Shop, and also currently available on Amazon for 25% off the regular price. So if you wanted to pick one up, or build a whole fleet of X-wings, this is the time! Amazon also offers free shipping for orders over $25 and no tax to most states: BUY LEGO STAR WARS X-WING ON AMAZON

#9493 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter on Amazon

So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter? Do you own the set already? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comment section below! Also, I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my first post here at theBrickBlogger. I intend to write more reviews in the future so feedback is welcome! 😉

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{ 16 comments… add one }
  • Lego trooper 91 April 5, 2013, 10:06 AM

    Wow that looks relly cool

  • ninjanut April 5, 2013, 10:14 AM


  • ninjanut April 5, 2013, 10:23 AM

    Woo Hoo!!! First Post on TBB.

  • ninjanut April 5, 2013, 10:24 AM

    Admin, How many posts do you have to do to become on the contributors page?

    • Noahnace10 April 5, 2013, 10:50 AM

      Nice post, Ninjanut! You need three posts to become a contributor! You should become one, its cool!

  • ninjanut April 5, 2013, 1:48 PM

    Thx Noahnace 10 i really apreaciate it.

    • Legoman640 April 5, 2013, 5:25 PM

      Nice post ninjanut! You did really good! :mrgreen:

  • ninjanut April 5, 2013, 7:36 PM


    • Fikko3107 April 7, 2013, 10:16 AM

      Welcome to the Brickblogger, Ninjanut! Good luck on your path to being a contributor. I remembered my first post here, about videos… Good times, good times. I’m a contributor too ya know, but my page isn’t up yet, since it’s so long…why, I dare say it’s one of the longest posts in this site!

      • admin April 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

        Yeah, I have been having nightmares about your contributor’s page. 😈
        But will finish one day. 🙄

        • Fikko3107 April 8, 2013, 10:06 AM


          (Kinda cliche, but oh well.)
          I have a baaad feeling about this.

          • admin April 8, 2013, 10:14 AM

            Naw, don’t worry, I have been working on it whenever I have some spare time. There has been some larger posts (including yours) recently and there is only so much I can type per day. But I’m working on it and it will be up. 😉

  • tgb.legoXwingfighter April 5, 2013, 9:09 PM

    Nice review, I am also a KFOL and I’m working on my first article now.

  • ninjanut April 6, 2013, 9:39 AM

    Thx, everyone and good luck tgb X-wing

    • Legoman640 April 6, 2013, 4:17 PM

      Five smileys for Ninjanut! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Awesome post ninjanut!

  • ninjanut April 7, 2013, 8:42 AM

    Thx, I just felt dejavu LoL :mrgreen:

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