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  • 4.4
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  • 43
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  • September 21, 2018
    First Review
  • April 11, 2019
    Last Review
 
 
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 Snowspeeder™ – 20th Anniversary Edition
Snowspeeder™ – 20th Anniversary Edition
Snowspeeder™ – 20th Anniversary Edition
 
Posted:April 11, 2019
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good to see the snowspeeder again...plus Lando
" I've been following Lego Star Wars for 20 years now, but just started collecting 10 years ago. I own the "Battle for Hoth" set (#75014), which was released back in 2013. The set came with a great snowspeeder, and one of the primary reasons I bought the set. Then, Lego released a snowspeeder on its own a year later, and then another in the big UCS Hoth set that they had, which was expensive--which is why I never got it.
One of the reasons I like lego designs is that they keep improving them.
This is the best snowspeeder yet--not by a large margin, but still a little better. The side guns look a bit better (more white parts added--not so much grey), as does the decal embellishments. The build is sturdy as always. The real bonus here is the special Lando Calrissian minifigure. I was always sorry that I missed the 2003 Lego Cloud City. Here is a chance to get the Lando figure from that set. The 20th anniversary stand is a nice addition, and great for display.
And about that cannon. The original Snowspeeder set from 1999 featured one, but it was rather plain. this one is very detailed and looks great. The cannon gives a little bit of the Hoth environment in which to display the snowspeeder--a real plus, and again, better than the previous snowspeeder set from 2014, which did not feature any extras.
You also get some great figures--and not just a single Imperial Snowtrooper (as in 2014). Here you get a rebel snowtrooper instead. This makes more sense as this is a "good guys" set. If you need an Imperial Snowtrooper (and of course you do), there is the new Hoth Action Battle Generator Attack set (#75239).
Yes, $39.00 is getting up there in price. But, for what you get with this set in terms of figures and extras, I think it is well worth it. And the box is a great design, too--the classic silver Star Wars border and Lego Anniversary logo.
In fact, I would say if you can get just one set in the Anniversary line--get this one as it features 2 important star Wars character (Luke and Lando), one of the most iconic ships in the Star Wars line, and the fact that it is a set from The Empire Strikes back.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Kodiak
From:  United States
State:  Alaska
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+7points
9of 11found this review helpful.
 
 Sandcrawler™
Sandcrawler™
Sandcrawler™
 
Posted:November 20, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Don't miss this Sandcrawler
" Christmas is coming soon, and if you have the $(in this price range) for a gift for a child (or adult) who is a Lego Star Wars fan, this set is a must have.
I've got the 2nd generation model of the Sandcrawler, and it is truly a great model--but it was a pain to build. Though, it looks great set up as a display.
But you know what? This one looks just as good, and I bet it is much easier to build. The Lego designers have done a great job on this set! It costs about $160.00 less, and has as many play features. I like the interior of this one better. The figures are great too--here you get a death star droid and that orange astromech that appears on screen for a few seconds in "A New Hope". This set also comes with a neat work cart as well.
For a little bit more, you can add the Tatooine battle pack--and then you'll have as much as the big set in terms of Jawas. No, you don't get Uncle Owen. But look for him later on (as well as Aunt Beru);I know Lego is going to come out with a Lars Homestead set (that's a hint, Lego!)
So don't hesitate to get this indispensable Star Wars Lego set.
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Kodiak
From:  United States
State:  Alaska
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Average
Average
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+10points
10of 10found this review helpful.
 
 X-Wing Starfighter™
X-Wing Starfighter™
X-Wing Starfighter™
 
Posted:October 31, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
High price doesn't mean better--more extras needed
" This is a good model, the detailing is getting better with each subsequent release. But as the parts increase--so does the price. In my opinion, a less detailed ship with more extras would be much better. The "new" gearing system for the wings is only a semi improvement, as those pain-in-the-neck rubber bands are still in use; remember that you can use regular rubber bands--they work just as well, just make sure they are thick enough.
The original x wing (along with the Poe Dameron model) came with a technician cart and a ladder (and a mechanic as well). This one comes with two minifigures and two droids. And Biggs' droid is boring grey. Why not an orange, yellow or blue droid with a transparent dome? As Lego has proved, you don't necessarily have to be movie accurate. I just think grey is boring--there's too much grey in the Star Wars sets.
This is very sparse for a model that is $80.00! I would have rather seen a model that is less complex with extras and more figures--perhaps even a small stand to display the model.
I have the original X-wing and where I can say that this 2018 version has really great detail, it really is no better than the original one. And in many ways it's not as good, despite the much higher price tag.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Kodiak
From:  United States
State:  Alaska
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
4of 7found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO SW DARTH MAUL WATCH
LEGO SW DARTH MAUL WATCH
LEGO SW DARTH MAUL WATCH
 
Posted:September 29, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Can't believe this isn't sold out yet--so cool!
" Yes, I'm old--and this is a kid's watch. But it comes with a classic Darth Maul Mini Figure! I like this older, Darth Maul design better than the one that comes with the "Duel on Naboo" set, of which I own. The hood and cape make him more "phantom menacing", as does his more stoic expression.
Don't miss out on probably the last chance to get the "classic" Darth Maul, as the figure that comes with this set is from the original Sith Infiltrator from way back in '99-- I don't think that Lego will produce this particular figure again.
And the watch is cool, too.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
From: Kodiak
From:  United States
State:  Alaska
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+14points
14of 14found this review helpful.
 
 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar
LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar
LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar
 
Posted:September 21, 2018
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Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Great set--but only put special figures in!
" I just ordered this set. It comes with a cool exclusive pilot figure from Rogue One that I just had to have.
Strange, but Lego has not designed many sets from Rogue One--which I think is odd (and odder still is the fact that they have not actually had a model of the Rogue One itself (?!) But you do get a mini version in this set!
As always, the Advent calendar comes with a very nice box. I've been collecting these for a few years now, and I've been impressed with the box designs. Additionally, Lego has discarded the black plastic tray ( as of last years' set), and put in a new recyclable heavy white paper tray instead--I like this a lot better it both looks better, uses less plastic, and you can see the parts better inside, too.
The little builds are truly a joy. One of which is included that I missed from years past: the Naboo Starfighter. Very cool.
I also like the fact that there isn't any Christmas themed Star Wars figures--which means you can use them in another set. This is a good decision on Lego's part. The Christmas themed moisture vaporator and the snowman are much better ideas; what's neat is that you can put the X-Wing pilot helmet on the snowman or not. I have some other Christmas/winter sets that the snowman will go very well with, so again, this versatility is much appreciated. Versatility, is after all, a hallmark of the Lego building experience.
The only downside to this set is the inclusion of mini-figures that even a modest collector could have acquired easily. Why put Rose and IG-88 in this almost $40.00 set when one could by them in two separate sets that are still available (The Resistance Transport Pod and the Bounty Hunter Battle Pack)? This does not make sense to me. The Rowan figure and the pilot from Rogue One were smart choices. But how about that blue death star droid with the transparent top? What a neat Christmas gift that would be for collectors! I bought the Death Star a long while back, and it did not come with this droid, and I was lamenting the fact that I couldn't get one. Well--the Star Wars Advent calendar would be an excellent place for Lego to put those hard to find mini figures, for those who couldn't afford them otherwise.
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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From: Kodiak
From:  United States
State:  Alaska
Age: 35-44 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Expert LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
-27points
6of 39found this review helpful.