"I think this is a good little set for kids, but I am not a kid, I am 17, so let me talk about what I think of it. The figs are amazing. The new stormtroopers look cool with their axes. The shuttle pilot is a cool figure that only ever came out in the $160 First Order Star Destroyer from last year, a set I missed out on to get the AT-M6. The gunner is something I have from the first FO battle pack and the new FO Scout Walker. I still am not a fan of stud shooters, but as I said before, these smaller sets are for the kids most of the time, so I can see past it and am happy for the axes. The gun is average. I have a lot of this set and with them all lined up, it is cool. It has a laser blaster that can shoot and go up and down, and the thing can spin. I like this set a lot, but the $15 and no blasters does bump me out. I would give this a 6/10."
"I very much enjoyed this set. The building was easy, but maybe that is just because I just finished a UCS set and this was just smaller. Speaking of smaller, this is a smaller model than the 2014 one, and is a copy of the first one it feels like. I never had the other two, so this is a nice one to get... But if you do have one of the other two, or at least the 2014 one, you do not need this one. The figs are awesome. We get the new Han Solo, a new Greedo, the bartender (I am forgetting his name) and a new sandtrooper. The new speeder is cool, altho I do wish it had something for the sandtrooper instead. The bar is a fun build and fun looking thing after being built up. The door is just a sliding door, just like we see in almost every star wars set nowadays. You can move the chairs and pick who you want to shoot first. *cough* Han *cough*
All in all a nice little set. I am happy I picked this up at Toys R Us, I almost grabbed the First Order AT-ST... YIKES!"
"For about two years before I got this set, I was already making a moc of this, it was larger tho. When they said this was going to be a set, I was ready for a $50 or $60 playset. They said it was going to be a small, $25 set, and right then, I thought that I would not want it. After pictures came out, it looked like something new, so I thought eh, why not. So, how do I like this set and is it a good one? Keep reading and find out yourself.
The build; The first thing you do with a set is build it. The build was fun, it had a small feature built in on the underside. I think that for what it is, it works for the build.
Play; This has two play features. The first one is the laser gate. You have a long technic pin that travels along the bottom of the floor that when moving in and out, opens and closes it. The second one is a large clear disk at the bottom of the pit. You can have Obi Wan jump back out of the pit, or have Maul come back up and keep fighting. They are okay, the disk only works about 1/6 of the time for me, and the gate makes you have to clear room out away from it, so it can go in and out.
Figs; The best part of this set. The Obi Wan is a nice fig. The Maul has that smile that does not fit that much. Jin is the best from the set, and his double-sided head has one of the best expressions in Lego, his being killed, something I was not expecting.
All in all a nice little set with good figs. 6/10 for me tho."
"I have had this thing for a bit now, and after playing 30+ chess games and 24 checkers games, I think now is a good time to do the review. Now let me start off with that build. It was, a pain, I guess, but I knew that was going to happen. You have to build sixteen pawns, with eight being white and the others black. The board took time with all the little pieces, but the end product looks good. So umm, I guess I do the figs now? The build is solid for all the builds, kind of wish that we had a way to king someone in the checkers game tho. I play chess a lot and the builds for those as I said before is good. This works well on the road also, as the studs have a stronger connection than I would have guessed for just one point."
"As soon as the clear pictures of this guy came out, I knew I had to have it. The per part ratio is one of the best from the wave. The set only has two new figures, so let's start with that.
The first order gunner guy, who I have many of from the old battle pack, is a good figure. His printing is nothing special, but he works with the set.
I fell like the flame trooper would have been cooler if we hadn't just gotten it in a battle pack, but it helps with army growing.
The resistance trooper is so-so. The faceprint we already have, and the body is new. I was hoping to grow my army from the troops I have gotten from 2015, but they are too different.
Hux is the best fig in the set. I missed out on him in 2015 and was happy to see him in this set. This time he came with his hair, what I think is better than the hat.
Now, the set. Lego has always found ways to put in play features, and this had two main features and two small ones. The first main one is the walking feature. The entire build is formed around the legs, and the feature works okay. As older fans do, I have this displayed until I do stop motion videos again. I always like finding an action pose, but you can hardly get it to stay still with two legs up and two legs down unless they are right next to one another. It works fine for younger kids, but it is choppy. The second one is, of course, spring-loaded missiles. I'm not going to complain that they are in the open, it was impossible to hide. They do a good job most of the time, so I can let this pass. The other two are small things. The side guns can be twisted up and down, and the hatch at the top opens.
Now for the building. IT. WAS. NOT. FUN. You had to build the same thing like eight times! The build at the start felt like it was going to fall apart. I think the finished thing works just fine. I buy Lego to also help me enjoy my day after work or school. It used a lot of technic pieces and was just boring after the last three legs, and I still had five to go!
I love this set, the look is something new, and that's what I want from this movie and Lego. All in all, I love the finished walker, just not what it took to get it done..."
"I went to two targets before to find this guy, and grabbed one of two left on the shelf, and the two hours of driving, in my mind, was worth it. I have it sitting next to my growing First Order Army, right along with the scout walker and the Kylo Ren tie fighter. It towers over they figs just like it should, so let's get into this.
Figs; This is the only way to get the new Rey fig, who has a sick new hairpiece. The robe printing is put on nice and it all fits. The new Captain Poe has a new jacket than the one in the Bomber of the same wave. The stormtrooper and resistance trooper are both good for army building, the stormy is the same as TFA one, and the trooper has a new base color for the clothes and new colored helmet. The AT-M6 pilot is a needed addition, all tho I wish it came with that energy axe I've seen on other toys.
Build; The build was fun, it took the time with the first three bags to build up the inside so it was sturdy. The next few were for the legs, head, and other detail from the outside. The two back legs are built the exact same, what got a little annoying around the end, just as the outside paneling was the same on both sides, just flipped and with one or two different pieces, but that's how the walker looks, so that's how it goes.
Play; It has three different joint areas on each leg, so it can walk. The head has two joints and the sides open for room to put the figs in. I feel like it is a little... small for the inside, but for how strong the build is, I know why that is. It had two spring-loaded shooters under the head, the tails do stick out, so I just keep them out most of the time. I think it is a good, strong build, that kids are going to enjoy.
Display; As a 17-year-old, I get Legos for stop-motion and to put on the shelf, and here is my main problem, it does not stay up on three legs. I tried for a good fifteen minutes and the only thing I could come up looks nothing like the movies.
4/5 for value for money, because 1,300+ for $150 is eh.
4/5 for the value of play, getting to look like it is in a walking motion is hard to do.