"INFO: This was a nice surprise from LEGO when I first saw this set, I was both surprised, and disappointed. I was surprised because I didn't see it coming, we had just gotten one in 2014, and disappointed cause it looked like a remake. (which it basically is, with minor improvements)
I got rid of my 2014 model, (because, reasons.) So I was happy to get a new one, I ordered it on Dec 31st.
And it came on Jan 5th, I enjoyed building the set, and it looks nice.
DETAILS / BUILD: They improved the feet by moving them at a 45-degree angle, which is more accurate, which I'm happy with,
The top roof panel, however, I am not too happy with, there are a few small holes. (No, I did not build it wrong, they can be seen on the Box-art, too.)
But it's a minor issue, and not to be upset about.
The legs are very sturdy, even without the 3rd leg deployed. And the guns can swivel around, (Not the main center gun, just the top, and bottom ones.)
The legs have also been changed a little, shortened by a small amount to be more accurate. And swapped out a few individual plate pieces on the outer legs.
MINIFIGURES: The minifigures are good, especially the Kashyyyk battle droids, they go nicely with the Droid Gunship I bought along with it.
Nice detailing on all the minifigures. Chewbacca makes a good gunner for the top cannon, and the other 2 minifigures can pilot the Walker.
Overall, great set.
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"When I first heard this set was announced and saw the first images of it, I thought it was going to be a smaller, re-make of the 2014 model, with a few updated parts at the top.
However, my expectations were not what I had expected, The main center of it looked totally different to its 5-year-old ancestor.
The over-all neck of the vehicle was fatter and bulkier than the 2014 model, (and can still fit a minifig inside, yay!)
They replaced the bombs with flick-fire missiles, (which have buttons.) Which I was slightly disappointed with, as the bomb-drop feature on the original seemed fun.
My main critical issue with the set however is, Price. Price-per-part is simply too high, for 398 pieces... $50 USD? It's not the worse out of all the LEGO set's I've owned, but I think $45 or $40 would've been much better, then I would've been completely happy with this set.
Minifigures are great, especially the new Kashyyyk battle droids, their printing is great, the other minifigs are just remakes of older minifigs. But it's fine.
It may have the least amount of studs for any set I own, which is a good thing in my mind. But it does have a few flaws, it does have a few gaps in the cargo area, and it does have fewer play-features. (Which isn't a big deal in my mind.)
Speaking of Cargo area, it can store 4 - 8 Minifigures when they're positioned correctly. And the sliding ramp is fun, especially cause you can actually fit mini-figures on the ramp and load them into the ship.
I like how.. "Normal" the landing gear look. They're detailed for how small they are, and while they don't retract, you can always remove them.
If you don't like stickers, I think you'll be happy with the small number of stickers (There are 8 stickers in this set.) there are compared to other sets.
I think the set could benefit from having more related mini-figures. (Remove the Obi-Wan and R2D2 and replace them with sand-troopers.. And maybe add 1 rebel trooper, just for good measure.) Then I think it would meet its required price.
"I had the original 2010 clone turbo tank, which was an awesome set! Sadly the new one is way too small, and a little overpriced, I think a $90 or $100 is more accurate, altho it does come with awesome play features the other one did not! Overall i'd say this set is best for a birthday gift or a nice little treat for a big lego fan like me!"