"People are overreacting. Krennic made sure to deliver a Death Star, and he did. As soon as the pictures of 75159 and 75098 came out, the community ranted on these sets. This reaction will soon grow to the universal dislike of both sets. Both those sets had high price-per-piece ratios, yet 10236 had a higher ratio, and it was met with universal acclaim. 10236 even had fewer figures and fewer exclusive ones. 75159 upset a lot because many own 10188. For the regular customer, an improved remake with a slightly increased price tag is favourable over a discontinued set that is 2-3 times the price. After reading many of the reviews, it is clear that they’re reviewing the price tag, the UCS label, and the picture at the front. I never seen people do an instruction manual comparison, and prove the sets to be complete replicas. Many people enjoy the set, so it isn’t right to push the negative reaction. Now to the review. This model requires a clear table to make most of your play. Since this model is so heavy, it is important to carry it using both arms, and have it close to the floor. This model is not sturdy, and it cannot withstand falls. To show the amount of room, I took photos of the death star without the minifigures. Since the rooms are connected and have a lot of space, there is a lot of play value. To provide vehicle play value, we get a TIE advanced; the model’s wings come off too easily, and it cannot withstand pressure. Despite the space constraints, the throne room was captured well, and the railing has a more precise location. After comparing the building instructions, I found the sets to be structurally the same. In the old set, only grey bricks embed the plates, coloured bricks are ow embedded into the plates and several sections of the set feel more complete. The railings are more curved and complete. The racks and canisters have more pieces in their builds, and they look more detailed. The biggest improvement are the minifigures, and now they are up to today’s standards. You also get four more imperials. Tarkin has a more detailed torso and lighter hair than his Rebels counterpart. Leia’s torso, and Han’s hair were long overdue updates. We finally got them. The Death Star Troopers exclusive torso better match the films. The lieutenant and officer are recurring extras, and have unique torsos. All capes use crease-free fabric. Consoles have updated prints. The turbo laser has received a huge update, and the central laser is more secured. As someone who did not own 10188, the entire build process felt new to me. I just got into LEGO Star Wars when 10188 came out, and I was never able to afford it. By the time I could, I was disappointed with 10188’s minifigure selection. With 75159’s release, it worked out in the end. If you already own 10188, this set is probably not worth your time, money, and space. If you enjoy Star Wars and Rogue One, and you want your VIP points to go to good use, I highly recommend this set. I hope this helps. Merry Christmas and happy holidays"
"We finally have the anchor for the Hoth Sets. This is an incredible display piece, and it provides many missing components of Hoth. This set has got a lot of negativity lately, but most of this is unjustified. I will dispute this.
rehash of many old Hoth sets: I have the old Wampa Cave, Battle of Hoth, Snowspeeder, Hoth Attack, old echo base, and old Hoth battle packs. With the exception of the turret and snowspeeder, everything else is a new build. Furthermore, the shield generators and Ion cannon have never been made before.
everything here we had before: Long time collector may have many of the sets I listed above, and having too much of the same thing is not always good. For the rest of us, most of us likely don't have the hoth sets before 2014. The Wampa was released in 2010, and that was 5 years ago. The Tauntaun was last released in 2013, and the Battle of Hoth only lasted for about a year. Finally, the Hoth Rebel Base was released in 2007, and that was 9 years ago. Since we had new UCS adaptations of releases of the Slave 1, Sandcrawler, and Tie Fighter, the intention is to improve on existing components. This set does so with upgraded P-Tower, E-Web, and hangar. This still accounts for a large portion. The wampa cave has been scaled down because it did not command a huge presence, and it should scale with the rest.
not a display piece, and not worth the UCS label: The label is not significant because the focus is on the set, not the box. Many wanted the snowspeeder and turrets to be exchanged for more pieces for the rest of the set. The snowspeeder and turrets do not have enough pieces or weight to compensate for an improvement on the whole set. The components are appropriately scaled for minifigures, and take into account the pieces they are working with. If other components were to be improved, it would involve upgrading other parts of the set to scale. Then the price would increase. Hoth is not like the Sandcrawler, Slave 1, and Tie Fighter where the focus was on one component. Hoth had a lot of things going on, and this is taken into account.
Not enough new minifigures: There are not many new minifigures for Hoth to be used because almost all of them have been done before. Nevertheless, we still get a lot of new figures. There are almost 7 exclusive figures, and that exceeds Slave 1's 1 exclusive figure, and the Sandcrawler's four. This may change as the years go by. Owing to the consistency between figures, this set will fit well with other Hoth releases in recent years.
Overall, this set has many positive aspects. When considering to purchase this set, the decision should not be taken lightly. For how well known the scene is, the Assault on Hoth outranks the Sandcrawler and Slave 1. Minifigure-scaled sets perform well, and now we have something for Hoth. Hope this helps."
"While building the central body of the set, I accidentally left out a piece after I inserted the long technic pin. Owing to the positioning of the elements, it is very difficult to push the pin out. Take your time before you insert that pin, and make sure you do not accidentally skip steps. This set is heavy on stickers, and there are large ones here, and if you use your nails to peel, there are bubbles, and you scratch hard on the stickers, the result is unsightly. Use a brick separator to help position the sticker, and only press from one end to another. The play experience will be identical to Anakin's yellow and green jedi interceptor. Aesthetically, even if you mess up one of the stickers, it is an improvement. The only downside is that the astromech is position too high. It is probably a shortcoming, since they wanted somewhere to hold his legs. Overall, a good cheap purchase."
"Like most others, I was put from buying this set initially due to the low piece count, and repeated minifigures. After I built it, I realized others are not exactly making a fair judgement. This is a fantastic set, and it as long as the Republic gunship. I will first dispute the initial claims reused figures: The figures make sense for this set. When Darth Maul landed with the Sith Infitrator, there were not many characters around. That goes the same for when he attacked. 5 is a good amount and all make sense. Only R2 is the only figure here found in cheap sets. Watto was found in an expensive set four years ago, and I believed they upgraded the material. Qui-Gon Jinn was found in the expensive MTT, but he now has a new face, and poncho. Anakin is found in the Naboo Starfighter, which is still a bit of money.
Darth Maul looks silly: This version well represents Maul. If you watched the season 2 finale of Star Wars Rebels, the facial expression for Maul here is spot on. The torso detail is major improvement as well.
low piece count: During the build, you will realize a lot of parts are blocks, not technic pins or plates. The overall size of the model is where it should be, and the weight of the box will prove that.
better sets out there: I have a habit of collecting ever wave of LEGO Star Wars. I have the Imperial Shuttle, Republic gunship, Assault Carrier, and so on. This set commands its presence because of its striking design and size. The size is comparable to others sets at this price. If you want a length comparison, the set is the republic gunship's length.
another one?. It is not a good idea to collect too many remakes. There are many other options out there. But this one is far from a clone from the others. The underside is fulfilled, and only portions of the front open rather than the whole thing. There are so many improvements from the 2011 one, and a simple image comparison will prove that. Finally, 4 years is healthy gap between releases, and many people missed out on the last one. If you already have a previous iteration, you don't have to buy this one, but someone else may want to.
expensive: Yes, this set is expensive, but so are other things in life. If you intend on collecting things, you will have to spend a lot of money. If you are on tight budget, don't make your decisions lightly.
With the Force Awakens, the prequel trilogy has took a back seat in people's mind. That is fine. If you are concerned about new figures, stick to only the Force Awakens sets because figures in the majority of episode 1-6, and Rebel sets are repeats. If you only want something iconic, stick to Original Trilogy sets. But if you want a good-looking, highly playable, sturdy ship that is reminiscent of a fighter, this set will impress you just like it impressed me. If you are building this set, take your time, and don't accidentally skip steps . Rushing steps can leave a model that is irreversible to be taken apart."
"Even though this is not the first droid escape, it is the first to incorporate an opening mechanism as opposed to a removable piece. Although several proportions of the pod has been sacrificed, the pod itself has more detail and captures the shape better than any previous models. When you hold it in your hand, you can feel the weight indicating a lack of hollowness. Contrary to the thinner box size, the inside is packed. C-3P0 torso has several new markings from the 2012 version on its Torso. The legs and R2 is relatively the same. The stickers give the model an incredible look, but they are far the most challenging part. I advise you not to use your fingers when applying them and use tools like a brick separator and a toothpick."
"Although the new leg joints prevent the model from being flimsy, it is very easy to upgrade your 2013 version. This model uses black technic pins to keep the legs stiff. Black technic pins are common and included as extra pieces. Grey technic pins are not so easily found. Although there are some changes with the cannons, this model is nearly identical to the 2013 version. The 2013 version would be better buy because it had the exclusive Stass Allie figure. The Yoda here is the same from the Duel on Geonosis set, and it will not be a surprise if this Yoda was released in future sets. Only purchase if you do not have both the previous Spider Droid or the Duel on Geonosis. Otherwise, look elsewhere."
"Although the vehicles and ships represent the essence of Star Wars, it is important to recognize that Star Wars embraces a host of alien species. Ever since the Lego Tauntaun was released, the macrofigures have improved substantially in detail and quality. Similar to the layout of the Hoth Wampa Cave, 75005 embraces a new macrofigure and a new play set. With a unique design, highly detailed figures, and high value, 75005 is an excellent addition to any Star Wars collection. Because the Rancor Pit is nothing like a building and ship, it is up to the designer to envision the shape of the play set. Therefore, 75005 does not accurately delineate every aspect of the rancor pit in the movies. Nevertheless, 75005 has a strong artistic appeal to due the diverse use of coloured bricks; it is clear that the scene is happening underground. What’s more, the strength in 75005’s design is the ability to converge with the Jabba’s Palace set, 9516; this greatly improves the playability of both sets. The ability to combine sets is the primary reason for the success of the modular series. While the clever design will greatly attribute to the 75005’s success, the figures are ultimately the reason why people will purchase the set. Out of the five figures here, Luke, Malakili, and the Rancor are exclusive; the Gamorrean guard is available in 1 expensive set so it is hard to obtain. By being the largest macrofigure, the Rancor has some of the smallest details worth recognizing. Furthermore, the moving jaw and fingers balances the drawback of sessile legs. The Rancor is by far the most functional macrofigure released and will likely retain this reputation throughout the future. Even in the future, 75005 will leave its mark in Lego history and the set will be highly sought after once discontinued. Nevertheless, customers will feel discouraged before they buy 75005 at an opportune time during its run. Because a 380-piece count is extremely low for sets in 75005’s price range, 75005 has a poor price-per-piece ratio. While 75005 has a deficiency in pieces, it has a proficiency in quality and size. Owing to a box size analogous to that of 9493, the larger pieces from 75005 account for an augmented set size. There is definitely a lot of value from 75005. Even though 75005 has many redeeming aspects, it is nonetheless plagued with drawbacks. One notable drawback is that the gate will be restricted when Jabba’s palace is placed above the pit. Another drawback is the lack of playability; the tight space and four pillars restricts the option of playing inside the pit. All in all, the design, figures, and value makes 75005 a better purchase than other sets in its price range..75005 is a unique set that is unlikely to be remade; this outcome alone makes 75005 a worthwhile purchase. Likewise to how a wampa is never seen outside the Hoth Wampa Cave set, the Rancor will likely never be seen outside the Rancor Pit set."
"Classic starships have a history of being released several times; 75003 is the fourth release of the A-Wing fighter. Since 7754 was released in 2009 with a high retail price, there will be a lofty feeling of exuberance among original trilogy fans. After all, the A-Wing has the popularity and history analogous to the X-Wing. Fans should get 75003 because of the improved design, the exclusive figure, and playability. The precocious 75003 has an A-Wing design which transcends the expectations from any Star Wars fanatic. The build better captures the slopes and the usage of stickers make 75003 authentic to an actual A-Wing. The jagged front, which was missing on previous A-Wing sets, is now added to 75003. Owing to a thorough construction of the bottom, 75003 has more layers in the build than A-Wings. Because the build perfectly captures the A-Wing, 75003 shows how the design has greatly improved over 4 years. Since the A-Wing pilot looks much more precise to his onscreen counterpart, 75003 did not solely improve in design. While Han and Ackbar are both detailed and desirable figures, the A-Wing pilot draws more attention from fans. There is not only elaborate printing throughout, but a unique mould is finally made for the A-Wing pilot helmet. Finally, rebel pilots will no longer be confused with race car drivers. 75003 has excellent playability; this is needless to say due to the build. The A-Wing can easily be swooshed around without pieces falling. Furthermore, the cockpit opens smoothly and the engine can be lifted. Although the minifigures, ship design, and playability are improvements, the sparse piece count is a deterrent to buyers. Nevertheless, 75003 embraces larger pieces into the build; the large pieces account for the deficiency in pieces. Furthermore, the box is the same size as the latest Jedi Interceptor and V-Wing; these sets are the same price as 75003 and have more pieces. When you are comparing the 75003’s size to 75038, the A-Wing and Jedi Interceptor are roughly the same size. What’s more, the build is far more superior than 75003 and 75039. The final deterrent due to 75003 will be the usage of stickers. Although stickers improve the appearance of a set, they are nevertheless troublesome. If a person messes up the sticker placement, the set will appear unsightly. For that reason, I recommend you use a brick remover to handle your stickers. This method makes it easier to align the stickers and prevent them from collecting dust; this is a problem prevalent with people having large clumsy hands. Make sure the dust is off the canopy’s surface and place the stickers only once. Removing stickers with finger nails ruins the sticker; for that reason, a small pin is more feasible in lifting the surface of the stickers. Thus, 75003 is a robust, detailed model that serves admirably as a toy. Furthermore, the A-Wing pilot is an excellent addition to ones minifigure collection. The usage of stickers, which is the only major drawback, is manageable and should not discourage people from purchasing the set. Even if you have any previous A"
"76002 may be the smallest set in the man of steel lineup but it certainly should not be overlooked. After all, it seems trivial to buy every single set from a lineup if a certain set has no exclusive figures. Nevertheless, sets that have a lacklustre mnifigure lineup are often the ones with an insuperable build. Although the insipid minifigure lineup depreciates the set, the car build, price, and parts make this an expedient purchase to regular collectors. Many sets in 76002’s price range have inferior builds that serve no feasible purpose in a typical collection; this trend does not apply for 76002. The build for 76002 is not only impressive, but it can also easily fit into a variety of settings. Although 76002’s name clearly describes the delineated movie scene, there is nothing in the set made to truly resemble anything seen on screen. Therefore, a car and an iron beam gets thrown in. Since the iron beam is seldomly seen, 76002 contains a rare part. Although the car is not based off of anything, it nonetheless has an elaborate design. Furthermore, the car is robust. The car easily fits into any urban setting and it is one of the best builds that a set in 76002’s price range has to offer. Although overshadowed by the build, the minifigures hold elaborate detailing. In particular, the silver printing makes superman and zod stand out from other variations. Both figures play a large part in the movie and superman is an iconic character; superman and zod make promising additions to any collection. For the same reason, the low price makes 76002 a good choice for the prudent consumers. 76002 is the cheapest set to get superman, zod, and an authentic car. What’s more, the set has 119 pieces which is a lofty amount of parts in comparison with other sets in 76002’s price range. Therefore, 76002 has a lot of substance to offer. Again, 76002 will be overlooked by consumers who are seeking to obtain the entire man of still minifigure lineup. Unfortunately, superman and zod are found in every man of steel set and consumers have an enmity to multiples of a named character. Because the other man of steel sets are cheap, prudent consumers will choose the Black Zero Escape to get a better minifigure selection. Furthermore, many sets in 76002’s price range not only have exclusive figures, but more figures as well. Superman and Zod’s hairpieces are not accurate representations of what was seen on screen. When taking the minifigures into consideration, 76002 is not essential to completing the minifigure lineup. In conclusion, 76002 provides solid value for what you receive but other sets will ultimately take priority in regard to being picked off the shelf. Owing to the obsession over exclusive minifigures, battle packs will be a far more popular choice. This is ultimately a set that collectors can afford to skip."
"Most customers would pick up 75000 before going for any other sets in the 2013 wave; there is no surprise why. Battle packs are a good purchase for the prudent consumers and provide a considerable amount of parts for a low price; 75000 is no exception. Attack of the Clones may not be a fan favourite, but most fans will have seen the movie as well as the Clone Wars TV show; the popularity of the movie and the show will encourage customers to purchase 75000. With the accurate command center design, redesigned figures, and low price, 75000 is a set that one cannot afford to pass up for. Sets in 75000’s price range tend to have a poor build that bears little resemblance to something seen onscreen; this trend does not apply for 75000. With an elaborate mix of crimson and grey parts, the forward command center is captured quite well. There are no loose parts and the extra features provide great playability. In comparison with the other battle packs, the build from 75000 best fulfills the requirement of accuracy and sturdiness. Again, a fun build contributes to a promising set and the minifigures incorporate this concept as well. Despite the loss in accuracy, the droidekas are not as fragile as before. They still look phenomenal nonetheless. For the characters in true minifigure form, the clone troopers are going to being the primary reason to get the set. Because of slightly upgraded phase II trooper torso and a newly printed mould of the Clone Wars helmet, the Clone Trooper is a huge improvement from the previous phase I trooper; the trooper now has the ability to turn its head and has an actual face underneath the helmet. For the sergeant variant, the silver and green printing makes for a simple but attractive figure. Since it is exclusive, customers are going to have to get this if they want the sergeant. What’s more, the price is low enough for people to purchase multiples. Nevertheless, there are some downsides for 75000. Some fans are going to purchase one while other fans are going to purchase a profusion of these battle packs. Although the sergeant variant and droidekas are excellent additions, there are going to be customers who prefer four plain clones instead. While novelty will please some, it will displease others. The clone wars variation was popular a couple years back and it was a figure that many had large quantities of; having an army standard become antiquated will upset many fans. All in all, 75000 provides an excellent assortment of figures and an excellent vehicle. Because the troopers are not a huge step forward from their clone wars counterparts, 75000 will not provoke the initial impressions of 8014. While 75000 is not the best battle pack, it is a solid addition to anyone’s collection. This should be the first purchase out of the 2013 wave. ."