"I bought this set at Wal-Mart on sale for about $50 (a little less), despite not planning on buying this set until I saw it on sale. I'm used to LEGO having downsized on sets, so this set's massive size took me by surprise. The astounding amount of detail on the entire ship is phenomenal, a tiny step down from a UCS set. The minifigures are amazing as well, the Stormtrooper and pilot being the only non-exclusive figures. The astromech is really cool with his clear head dome, and admiral Raddus was cool to get in such a small set. I kind of wish they had skipped the stormtrooper and just thrown in a Rebel ground crew guy to drive the maintenance vehicle, but it's fine as is. Moroff is by far my favorite minifigure, with such a unique figure it makes him probably my favorite rebel fig. :P The pilot was good too, but being that I have the U-wing already he wasn't as anticipated as the rest. The bomb function on the ship is flawless, and you can fairly easily load all four bombs in to give it an amazing firepower, combined with the two spring-loaded shooters for a fantastic assault. There is the slight frustration of having to rotate the cannons anytime you want to open the cockpit, but it's not intolerable. The construction of the front with the hinged pieces and skeleton arms was fantastic, and there was the pleasant "aha!" moment when you finally fit everything together. The overall construction of the ship was exciting and challenging, although not difficult by any means. My main issue with the set will be the attachment of the engines, which I have found to be very loose - so much that you cannot hold the engines without the ship falling off. If that could be fixed, this ship would be so much better, but as it is, I am so glad I picked this up and didn't miss out on this set."
"The Rebel U-Wing fighter is, in my eyes, a classic rebel ship from Rogue One, serving as a fast, armored, armed transport for rebels, something I've felt that the rebels were lacking in the original trilogy. First of all, the size of this thing is absolutely stunning, and even after reading the reviews before buying this there was no way I could have been prepared for the sheer massiveness of this set. The wing span, when the wings are unfolded, is just incredible. I'm slightly speechless. The minifigures are good, and although a lot of people don't understand the inclusion of Bistan and would rather have K-2SO, I think the inclusion is fine, in that he was a gunner on the U-Wing attacking Scarif. I think that I would be more inclined to use Jyn's cloak/parka thing more if the head-hole wasn't so big; I sincerely feel like if I pull it a tiny bit, it will simply tear off. The details on the set - like the missing yellow detail or the gray 4x6 instead of a white one - are incredible, showing that the U-Wing is not in pristine condition and that it's been through a little bit. The color scheme itself is pretty good, with the blue/white complimented with little patches of yellow. The function to lift the cockpit canopy is slightly useless, as it only cracks it a fraction of an inch and you have to raise it the rest of the way yourself (why not just pick it up from the start?). My main issue with the set is the troop hold. It took me a good five minutes or so to get all four minifigures into the hold, and that was after taking the guns and doors off. It needs to be larger and shorter; it looks like a big box attached to the bottom of a ship. Really. Also, the back of the ship has a plate clipped on to hold 1x2 grille pieces on, but if you lower it - nothing is inside. If LEGO had made that another access hatch to the hold, this set would be way better. But as it is, it is a major missed opportunity - although it is something you could modify. Overall a great set that you should pick up at Wal-Mart while it's on sale before it retires."
"So I picked this set up as a "yeah, whatever" set to simply toss onto my massive LEGO haul this week, and I was pleasantly surprised. Although I could have built this in about 5 minutes, I wanted to savor the build, as I don't often buy myself LEGOs in vast quantities like I have lately. The build itself was nothing fantastic, it just looks like a Star Wars pickup-truck, but I was pleased that the crane worked well, and that the designers captured the shape of a sandcrawler in micro-form very well. (This could have very well been a sandcrawler microfighter.) The Jawas are cool, just really wish that they had come with tiny capes. The tusken raider was also cool, with neat details and a frighteningly-well molded head. The astromech is okay; I'm not a fan of the red head on the blue-detailed body, but it looks like a scrappy droid that the Jawas pieced together, so I guess it works. My astromech's head printing is a bit wonky (which is cool to me), but that was just in the luck of the draw. Overall, this set is a great way to think outside the box for battle packs, as well as adding to a Tatooine MOC or just a desert scene. I hope they do more like this."
"This is my first TIE fighter, and I was super excited to get it when it released a week ago. The minifigures are great, although there's nothing to compare them to until the Solo movie releases. Either way, the TIE pilot's printing is phenomenal, compared to the 2010 version that I had before. The Mimban stormtrooper is nice as well, although the helmet is a duller gray than LEGO usually uses, giving it the impression of being fake LEGO. Fortunately that's not the case, and the minifigures - especially those awesome capes - are exceptionally detailed. (furthermore, a change of Han Solo's face and you have an incredible looking Mimban AT-ST driver!!) As for the TIE itself, there's not enough good to be said about this model. The wings are incredibly sturdy - not like the old Darth Vader's TIE Advanced from 2009 - and have great detailing, going so far as to incorporate roller skates onto the wing! The TIE pilot is very secure in the cockpit due to a 1x1 clip, and the cockpit view screen is very nice as well, and is also seen on Yoda's Starfighter as well as a couple other TIE variants. The color scheme is spot-on as well, although I'd like a little more black around the cockpit area. When building the wing struts, I was amazed at how I was building on all four sides, not just up and down. The new odd pointy-pieces on the wing struts add a tapering effect to the cockpit I really enjoy. The cockpit itself is very nicely rounded out. I'm also very glad that there are NO STICKERS in this set, a huge bonus! It is also very sturdy and will not tip over or collapse at all. My only complaints is that, when carrying the TIE, the printed dish on top twists, throwing the alignment of the details off, but not a huge deal. The bigger deal is that, although my hands are huge, I feel like most people would have trouble (as I did) holding the fighter and reaching in between the wings to fire the lasers. It's a tight fit for me, and when I do manage to squeeze off a shot my alignment with my target is usually messed up by then. Other than that, amazing set that I'd buy a few more of if I had the money and space to display them! (space pun not intended) Overall...: Price: 18/20 Pieces: 20/20 Minifigures: 20/20 Size/Durability: 19/20 Weight: 20/20 Total: 97/100 Totally worth it!!! :D"
An Amazing Minifigure Selection In An Awesome Set!
"First of all, I bought this set in 2015 - four years after it released - on eBay for $45, so I can't say too much about value for money because I don't know what it retailed for. Anyway, it took me 45-50 minutes to build this, and it was WAY bigger than I imagined. After I got the main engine section built, I realized just how large it was going to be. The color scheme is spot-on, and the extra mile the designers went to to add the transparent 1x2 plates on the wingtips was amazing! I spotted those lights in the CW, but to see such minute detail given to a set is incredible. The rotating wing function was nifty, but the underside of the wing was a bit ugly and there was no Republic insignia on the underside either, which is a bit of a downer. On the other hand though, the cockpit had very nice detail, as well as the escape pod function, which I was pleased with. The printed cockpit piece was nice, and the detail with the transparent blue studs for lighting was cool as well. The only drawback to the cockpit is that it only seats one minifigure (two, if you squeeze one in sideways), and the set comes with four. Also, Shaak Ti has a bit of trouble getting in even by herself, due to her large headpiece and cape. Speaking of minifigures, the selection was insane, and the main reason I bought this set. Getting Anakin and Obi-Wan were kind of expected, but Saessee Tiin and Shaak Ti, both having never been released before in minifig form, was incredible! Although Saessee Tiin has seen a few more sets in his time (I want to say he's been in three so far), Shaak Ti is still very much exclusive to this set, which makes any owner of the T-6 Jedi Shuttle proud. One last thing about the ship - the flick-fire missiles. A neat function to be able to fire missiles through the engine, though not something you'd want to happen in real life. :P The only downside to this, though, is that the engines are pressed easily if the back bumps against something, and barely tips the missile out, and you might not know it fell out until much later. The center engine, that does nothing, should be (and can easily be) extended one stud or so as to remedy this problem. Overall, this set is very much worth the purchase, and I'd recommend it to anybody that has $50 or $60 to spend on one (as is what they're going for on eBay now, typically)."
"At last, after waiting for fourteen years, LEGO has released a new Yoda's hut set. I rushed to the store to buy this the day it released, and I'm so glad I did. The build is great and the minifigs incredible. PROS: *Yoda's hut, which is a huge scene in Episode V *Nice minifigs, including a mud-splattered R2-D2, Yoda in ragged Jedi robes, and Luke Skywalker in his sleeveless training outfit *Nice shape, detailing, and incorporation of marshy terrain *Hidden compartment under the floor is cool *I like the double-sided printing on Luke's head, one side is concentrated and the other is meditating on the Force (or it looks like he's sleeping...either one) CONS: *Depth of the set - it really feels like Yoda's Doorway instead of Yoda's hut, because there's not much to the hut *Play function - you can't open it, and it's hard to get your hand inside the hut *Catapult(s) - the catapult function (both on the tree and the ground) don't work very well *Luke's backpack - looks weird when Yoda stands on it
I also love the ability to get SO many tan and sand-green pieces in such a cheap set! Overall this set is great, and I might be tempted to buy a second to complete the other half of his hut. :P"
"I'm SO excited that there is another clone trooper battle pack. Not excited about the TWO jedi. Ordinarily, I'd be pleased to get Barriss and Ki-adi-Mundi in a set, but not in a battle pack. These are designed to be bought in bulk, and if not, at least more than one. But with two named minifigs (one of which used to be exclusive to the 2011 Geonosian Starfighter), I'm a little disappointed that you only get two clones per battle pack. Three would have made it much better, if not three and a commander or lieutenant or something. Other than the minifigures (which are exceptional with printing and detail and such), the build is nice, not exactly a picturesque vehicle (especially from the back) and never seen in the CW or Episodes II or III, but it's a ncie build. The stud shooters on the vehicle don't look very nice, and they would have done better with a different style gun, but overall not bad. (not a fan of the wing-cannons being on top of the wing, instead of underneath, either.) Overall the battle pack is good, I'm just excited to get more clones (I already bought two). The build is pretty easy, and the wings fold almost all the way up (if you remove the white 2x2 tiles they would). Overall, this battle pack is worth getting one - maybe two - of, but not more than that unless you're desperate for clones."
"This set is amazing! $15 for a battle pack is not bad (though it used to be $10 for a few more pieces...), and the minifigure selection is exceptional. The build itself is great, and is a new design LEGO hasn't done before from the new movie, Solo. It's a very easy build that is over with in a few minutes, but despite that, you get very nice figs with an awesome-looking ship. The only drawbacks for me are that the pilot can't grab the steering "vanes" on the sides of the vehicle, and I think the rangetroopers' hips should have been black (it looks odd from the back with them being white). Other than that, i would have preferred a male death-star trooper, since you don't really see many female Imperial officers, although that head is a very nice printing and I do like the one-off kind of officer. Other than that, no complaints!"
"No lengthy description this time, just a brief summary of what other people have already said. I got this set on Amazon for $23.99 - not an incredible sale, but with $6 off it made the set a little more appealing. I got this under-appreciated set for three reasons: To complete my General Grievous variation collection, to get a Mace Windu figure (which hasn't come in a cheap set since...ever, really), and to get a cool speeder from about 20 seconds in the CW (I'm THAT BIG of a Clone Wars fan). If you're going to buy this, buy it on sale somewhere like Amazon or somewhere with a better sale, but this really is a good set with a good color scheme and good pieces. The only drawback of the actual build is that the spring-loaded missiles are easily fired just by grabbing the side, as the tip of your thumb presses under and fires it, but that's not a big deal. also, I've never been a fan of lightsaber storage on vehicles. I know a lot of people like that, and Yoda's Jedi Starfighter caught a lot of flak for not having storage, but I never actually like the storage, but it's not bad I guess. Overall a good little set with good firepower and a nice ability to spin the engine like it did in the Clone Wars - just get it on sale."
"This is my first set with actual First Order stormtroopers and soldiers in general, and it did not disappoint. First off, if you thought the new stormtroopers were awesome looking in the movies, they're twice as cool as minifigs. And the flametrooper's helmet is amazingly cool; I just took the tanks off his back and gave him a regular blaster and made him a cool stormtrooper. The officer was nice, presumably modeled after the officer aboard the Star Destroyer that Finn and Poe escaped from (the officer who died...)
The speeder was as expected for a battle pack, nice attention to detail and nice assortment of pieces. The tail gunner's position was cool too, as the stormtrooper fit very tight but very well in the seat and it looked really natural. The windshield is also cool, with the exception of the weird split down the middle (easy solved by swapping out a couple pieces).
The only complaint I have is the stud shooters, which I get for play factor, but for minifig preservation they really loosen minifigs' "wrists" very quickly due to their weight. Fortunately I have about 100 blasters so I subbed some of those out and it all looks really cool. 5 stars LEGO, and this is a must for a First Order army!"