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  • September 30, 2012
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 Tahu - Master of Fire
Tahu - Master of Fire
Tahu - Master of Fire
 
Posted:August 9, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I...can feel...the powaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!
" Tahu is arguably the most iconic Bionicle character, being its poster boy ever since he debuted in 2001. The 2001 version had only 25 pieces, while this one has 89. He is also the tallest set of the 2015 winter wave. The problem with this set is the price. He has 89 parts, and has the lowest piece count of the three $20 Toa Sets. Gali, who is $14.99, has two less pieces than Tahu, yet Tahu is $5 more expensive than her.
PLEASE NOTE: If you don't want to read the lengthy amount of stuff I've written about this set, you can skip to the bottom and read the summary.
Tahu, however, makes up for that in size. As far as looks go, Tahu is very aesthetically pleasing (at least on the front). However, the backs of his lower legs are completely exposed, and look rather unsightly. His mask also possesses large chin, so, when looking at him, he looks like he doesn't have a neck. Poseability is pretty good (except for the head; he can't look down, due to the chin I mentioned earlier). The color scheme is superb, in my opinion. The gold, trans-neon orange, and red go very well together, and so does his golden mask, as it doesn't look out of place when he's wearing it. Unlike Kopaka, where you just see a flood of gold in the upper torso, shoulders, and face, the gold on Tahu is very well distributed. He also has armor on his back, something that was uncommon until the last few waves.
He has two modes. In one mode, he holds two very large (but cool) lava swords, which are new for this year. His golden blades are positioned on his back. His second mode allows him to combine the two lava swords into a surfboard, and use the golden blades as weapons.
Having all six of the Toa, I have to say that Tahu is my favorite. Here is a summary of why:
SUMMARY:
Pros:
He's Tahu, who's an iconic character.
Color scheme
Gold Mask looks good on him
Cool weapons
The ability to create a "lava board" for him to surf on
Size (He's the tallest of the Toa)
Cons:
Overpriced (though the size partially makes up for that)
His head can't look down, due to his huge chin
Legs are exposed on the back
Overall, I would recommend this to anyone wanting to relive the nostalgia of the original Bionicle line, and also to anyone new to Bionicle. Tahu is a great place to start. If Tahu's too expensive for you, I would recommend Gali and Lewa who are $5 cheaper. Though not as large, I think that they are almost equally as good. Anyway, thanks for hearing my thoughts on this great set. See ya! "
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My Product Recommendations
Gali – Master of Water
4.6 out of 5(16)
 
 
 
Lewa – Master of Jungle
4.5 out of 5(22)
 
 
 
 
 
From: Santa Ana
State:  California
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
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Very Easy
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+6points
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 Hailfire Droid™
Hailfire Droid™
Hailfire Droid™
 
Posted:January 1, 2015
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Hailfire Droid
" It's been seven years since we got a Hailfire Droid set. I missed the 2008 set, and was delighted that they would be releasing a new one in 2015. But how does it hold up? Read more to find out.
Both the box and the instruction manual are small/compact. The build itself utilizes a decent amount of Technic pieces, which was very fun for me. Despite the use of Technic pieces, the build is still very easy and not very time consuming. 163 pieces is small, but not unexpected, for a 20 dollar set. Some of the earlier 20 dollar sets also had similar piece counts, so I'll let it pass. My favorite pieces in this set are the wheels, which are printed clear dishes. This solves a problem with the 2008 version, which had many small tread pieces wrapped around a clear dish. The treads often came off, but in my personal opinion, they looked better than these. They looked more like treads than the printed ones on here.
The playability features on this set are few. You can move the forward facing gun up and down, fire two spring loaded missiles from each missile rack, and roll it. The wheels roll very smoothly, and can be posed in various ways. That's about it. While I understand how this could be great for a younger kid, for a teenager like me, it isn't that interesting.
I have mixed feelings about the mini figure selection. If you want to create a super battle droid army or really want that Clone lieutenant, then these figures are great. If you are someone like me, who doesn't really need to create a super battle droid army and already got the clone lieutenant way back in 2013, than these mini figures are lackluster. The only difference between this clone lieutenant and the 2013 version is that this one has printed legs (pic 5)
Overall, this is an mediocre set, in my opinion. The only reason I gave it four stars is that I can easily understand how someone would like it. I know that not everyone got the Clone Lieutenant back in 2013, and if you didn't this set is a good way to get it. However, only buy this if you can't find one on the internet at a reasonable price, or don't want to go throughout the trouble of buying online. If you are fan of the prequels, Attack of the Clones (in which this set is featured) or a fan of the Separatists, this set is good. However, if you get the chance to buy 75041 Vulture Droid (it's discontinuing soon), I suggest you buy that instead, as it's a much better Separatist set with more interesting mini figures.
Pros
-good value
-good way to get clone lieutenant
-looks cool
-easy to roll around
Cons
- mini figures are lackluster if you already have clone lieutenant
-not a lot of playability
-a bit too simple for my taste
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My Product Recommendations
Vulture Droid™
4.6 out of 5(11)
 
 
 
 
 
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From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Play Experience (Optional)
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
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+56points
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 Kopaka – Master of Ice
Kopaka – Master of Ice
Kopaka – Master of Ice
 
Posted:December 31, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Kopaka
" Kopaka was always, at least in the original Bionicle story (2001-2010) was antisocial, lean, and slender. His incarnation in Bionicle 2015 is slightly startling, as he is suddenly very buff/muscular. Lego has also added traits like a bad sense of direction and clumsiness to his already interesting character. Out of all the Toa, Kopaka is the most radically changed from his original incarnations. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, as you will soon discover. If you don't want to read the lengthy amount of info about this set, you can skip to the summary at the end.
In terms of new parts, Kopaka is full of them (pic 5). He comes with a silver skull spider, new white armor add on, new silver head and blue brain stalk, New white mask, new golden mask, new white ski/shield piece (which is huge), and a printed gold chest piece. The white shells on his upper legs are also new, and so is his spear tip. The white shells ARE NOT PRINTED, but instead include a sticker sheet. I'm actually really glad they're stickers. If they were printed it would limit their usability in other creations greatly.
The model itself is a very hulking one, and a solid one at that. Kopaka, when completed, stands about 8.5 inches tall, or about 21 centimeters. He is one of the taller Toa, and is very well armored, especially at the shoulders and on the lower legs. The backs of the upper legs, however, aren't as well armored and don't fare so well, as the black-on-white contrast is very noticeable (pic 4). However, that's just a nitpick. He is unusually hulking for a Kopaka figure, who is often expected to be lean like his earlier incarnations. However, now that I think about it, it makes sense. Someone who lives in below 0 temperatures would probably be heavily clad in order to stay warm. The only part of the model that may be hard to build for younger people would be the gearbox. One mistake could render it dysfunctional, so its a good idea to pay attention while building it.
Kopaka's spear looks kind of boring in my opinion, and his shield is very clunky and hard to maneuver and pose without customization. His shield can be disassembled to form skis, which look much better (pic 1). The skull spider looks menacing on him (pic 3), but his golden mask doesn't look as good (pic 2), as it is now part of a sea of basically uninterrupted gold on his upper torso compared to the rest of his body, which is mostly white and blue. His mask mold, however, is still very faithful to the original. The gearbox system, which allows you to swing his arm, makes for great playability.
Overall, this is a good, solid set. He will undoubtedly be controversial among fans of the old Kopaka, due to his shockingly different physique. Though I never expected Kopaka to be as muscular as he is now, it doesn't bother me too much. I still think he looks awesome. While probably not the best Toa figure, I still enjoy this one very much.
Summary:
Pros:
-Many new parts
-well armored
-mask is very faithful to the original
-skull spider looks menacing
- gear box function
-skis look great
- stickers (for some)
Cons
-Gold Mask down't look so good
-lackluster spear and clunky shield
- stickers (for some)
- radically different physique from original (for some)
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From: Santa Ana
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Level of Difficulty:
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+29points
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 Gali – Master of Water
Gali – Master of Water
Gali – Master of Water
 
Posted:December 30, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Gali
" Gali first appeared as one of Bionicle's original six Toa, the Toa Mata. This is her fourth incarnation, and the first one in Bionicle's 2015 reboot. So, let's get into the set!
PLEASE NOTE: If you don't want to read the lengthy amount of stuff I've written about this set, you can skip to the bottom and read the summary.
As a set, Gali come with many new parts (see pic 6) . The skull spider, her normal blue mask, and her golden mask are all new, as well as her silver armor add on, her silver flippers, and her head and neon yellow/green eyestalk. She also comes with 4 new blue armor pieces. They're lighter than the normal blue pieces we got in sets like Hero Factory's Surge & Rocka Combat Machine, but darker than the azure pieces we got with many of the beasts from Hero Factory: Invasion from Below. Her printed chest plate is also cool looking, with a few chrome blue accents thrown in. The build itself is easy (but not too easy). I recommend that you pay close attention while building the gearbox on her back, as one error can render it dysfunctional.
The completed model looks amazing and is very well armored, even on her back (see pic 4). While the yellow "Technic knob wheels/gears" that come with the other Toa clash with their clash color schemes, on Gali it looks perfectly fine, as her color scheme already incorporates yellow.
Overall, I think this is a great set, and is one of my favorite Toa from this wave. Lego kept the old Gali's personality (such as her calm and likable demeanor), but added new things (such as how she is terrible at telling jokes). However, just by looking at the set, you can still tell that it's undeniably Gali. My only complaint is that the trident is a bit heavy when you add her flippers to her spear. So heavy, in fact, that her arm flops around a bit when you turn the gear to move her arm. Her shoulder add on makes this worse. However, this is only an issue for her trident arm. The other con is that there exposed ball joints on either side of her chest piece. This doesn't bother me too much, but I can understand if you hate it. However, this problem can be very easily fixed by adding armor to the exposed ball joint. The skull spider that comes with this set can be attached to her head or be knocked off by pressing the eye stalk. It makes her look very menacing (pic 3). Her golden mask also looks good on her as well (pic 2). She also has great playability. Since all the Toa come with the gear system, it's fun for two or more of you to get together with your sets and try to knock each other's masks off.
I would recommend this set for many people, especially for girls (as Gali is a very cool and strong female character), people who like the color blue (like me), fans of her character, or simply Bionicle fans who are all grown up now and want to relieve the nostalgia of 2001. A fun fact is that you can connect the flippers on her feet using the red pegs to make her sort of look like a mermaid, which goes very well with her underwater theme (pic 5). While I don't care much for this pose, I think some people will.
SUMMARY:
Pros:
- Great, consistent color scheme. Arguably better than her 2001 version's. The yellow knobs/gears in back don't clash with her color scheme.
- Cool weapon
- Flippers can be added to trident... or connected to make her look like a mermaid if you want her to.
- new parts, including the introduction of a new shade of blue.
- many translucent elements.
- new mask builds on design of old one, but still distinctively Gali
- good money value
Cons:
- trident can be clunky; shoulder add on get in the way when using gear system.
- exposed ball joints on either side of chest (a minor gripe, and one that can be easily fixed).
See ya!
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From: Santa Ana
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
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Level of Difficulty:
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+18points
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 Vulture Droid™
Vulture Droid™
Vulture Droid™
 
Posted:August 1, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Vulture Droid
" Though not as unique General Grievous's Wheelbike (which also came out in the early 2014 wave), this set is still a very good set. $24.99 is a decent value for a 205 piece set. It's also great because it comes with three mini figures: A pilot battle droid, a buzz droid, and a new Neimodian Guard.
The Vulture Droid includes a cockpit function in which you can fit the Battle Droid Pilot under the vulture droid's head. (pic 2). The head can lift up and down in order to do this. Sadly, you can't fit the Neimodian Guard in the cockpit without having to take off his helmet and rifle. Though it's not movie accurate, it's still a fun feature. The other features in this set are the wings and spring loaded missiles. The wings can swivel into flight mode or land mode (pic 1). This works very well, though you can't move each leg so that it can "walk". The new spring missiles however, don't work so well. This set has a great "swoosh" factor, and the best way to do this is to hold the back end of it. However, this is also where the spring missiles are located. Lightly touching the ends of the missiles sends them flying. This could be bad for small kids, because it can fly straight into their eyes quite easily (pic 3). These missiles are also extremely powerful and have great range. Some of you might remember the old spring missiles, that had a rubber tip (pic 4). Sometimes they could get lost. These ones are much smaller. They're so easy to lose, Lego included an extra. My advice on this is to not load the missile launchers and leave the missiles off to the side. It's safer for younger kids and better for older kids who don't want to lose them so easily.
And that about sums up the Vulture Droid. It's a great set for all ages, though with younger kids it would be a good idea to remove the spring loaded missiles. This set is great for flying around and creating your own space battles as well. "
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From: Santa Ana
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+9points
10of 11found this review helpful.
 
 CHI Sir Fangar
CHI Sir Fangar
CHI Sir Fangar
 
Posted:July 4, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Enter Sir Fangar!
" This set came out while I was one vacation in Europe, one of the few places where it's available. So I leapt at the opportunity, and bought this set at a local Lego Store.
The bag displays Sir Fangar with an awesome looking pose on the front and a separate pose on the back that displays the features and the Combiner model with 70209 Chi Mungus. The instructions are similar in size to Furno XL's instructions, and display the same image as that on the front of the bag. In the back of the manual, the other figures and sets of the Summer 2014 Chima Line are displayed.
In terms of parts, this set is a gold mine. The exclusive or new pieces include Sir Fangar's head, cape, feet, and chest piece with blue-white chi orb. Other new pieces are the trans-blue bone attachments on his back, printed armor piece on his right leg, and two types trans blue "bone pieces" on his arms and right leg, and his trans blue hand.
The build wasn't too difficult, although its extremely hard to put the bendable tube piece on his back. This might be frustrating for someone young.
The completed model looks awesome. It has great poseablity and holds together really nicely.
Pros: Parts, Overall look, and pretty much everything else about this set.
Cons: None!
Overall, this is the best set set out of the summer 2014 Chima Line, and could be one of the best large "constraction" figures Lego has ever released. If you live in a country where this set is available, I strongly suggest you buy it. If not, I still suggest getting it online. It's great for those who want to play with it, display it, or use the pieces for creation / MOCs. See ya! "
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State:  California
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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+4points
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 General Grievous' Wheel Bike™
General Grievous' Wheel Bike™
General Grievous' Wheel Bike™
 
Posted:February 24, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Wheel Bike Rolls Again
" 9 years, ago, in 2005, Lego came put with the first General Grievous Wheelbike. Now, Lego has come out with an awesome
improvement!
The mini figure choice is pretty good. General Grievous' new version looks cool, and so does Ob-Wan's. However, Obi-wan doesn't come with his lightsaber, and there's no where to put Grievous' four lightsabers. :( Another con is that the set doesn't include Boga, the reptile creature that Obi-Wan rides to pursue Grievous. He was included in the 2005 version, but wasn't included in this version. Oh well... at least they kept the price down in the process.
The set itself looks very good, however. It can roll fairly well on any surface, and looks awesome. Its also cool how it can convert between walker mode and wheel mode.
In the end, this is the best set out of this wave, because of its uniqueness. Anyway, its not every day when you get something that looks like a killer unicycle! :)
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From: Santa Ana
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Average
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+57points
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 JAW Beast vs. STORMER
JAW Beast vs. STORMER
JAW Beast vs. STORMER
 
Posted:February 24, 2014
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Age: 14-18 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Jaw Beast
" I find this beast to be very strange. All the beasts are name a certain way for a reason. Flyer Beast flies, and Splitter Beast can split in two. Lego decided to call this beast, "Jaw Beast". However, his jaw is the same size as every other creature, so that's why I find the naming kinda weird.
First, let me get to the Stormer mini figure, who comes with a spear and a data pad. He looks ok, though his helmet looks kinda compressed.
Jaw beast's arms have a great range of motion, and you can fit Stormer into his jaws, allowing for some great playability. Another pro is that he is worth the price and a has a (mostly) consistent color scheme.
The first con is that Jaw Beast is ridiculously small set (At least by Hero Factory standards). Lego could've replaced the small leg bone pieces with longer pieces, and still have kept the piece count the same. Another con is that the jaws also have an opening in the back, making them look kinda weird, and that the legs have a conflicting color scheme. (Black, azure, purple...grey?).
However, all of these problems can be solved by customizing the set with your own parts.
His arms also have a great range of motion, and you can fit Stormer into his jaws, allowing for some great playability
Summary:
Pros: Purple pieces, teal/azure pieces, clear azure bone pieces, good pose ability, new claw and foot pieces
Cons: ridiculously small, legs have conflicting color scheme (black, azure, purple...grey?), hollow opening at back of jaws.
Pose Ability: 10/10
Piece variety: 9/10
-parts are great for making your own creations!
Overall Look: 9/10
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Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
5 / 5
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+10points
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 Battle of Hoth™
Battle of Hoth™
Battle of Hoth™
 
Posted:December 20, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
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Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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5 / 5
5 / 5
A Set Full of Cameos
" The Empire's attack on the Hoth rebel base is the most iconic scene from the Empire Strikes Back. Lego has created a pretty good playset depicting the battle.
Let's look at the mini figures…
The Luke Skywalker figure has some amazing new detail in this set, making him more realistic than ever. The new General Rieekan figure is cool, with a cool torso and a reused Professor Snape mini figure head :). The rebel soldiers are also cool. My favorite one (aka the Indy trooper) has a reused Indiana Jones head! The Snape and Indiana Jones cameos make this set just a little more awesome. The snow troopers are also cool, with new printing on their torsos and faces.
Let's look at the pros…
The set includes a Tauntaun and Imperial Probe droid, both of which are cool additions. The machine gun turret is highly pose able and looks AWESOME. The other part of the set (the command center and the rebel cannon with the radar dish). are also superb. The radar/cannon has an interesting design to it, and at the same time also serves as a flick fire missile launcher. And last but not least, the redesigned snow speeder. It's a revamp of the 2010 variant, with improved durability and new pieces, among other things. Another pro is that it is compatible with other Hoth-related sets.
Lets look at the cons…
The only major con is the lack of a Dak Ralter figure. In the movie he is Luke's co-pilot, so he should have been added in this set. Another problem is the lack of Han Solo. where the heck is he? This is why I would give the mini figures of the set a 8/10.
other than that, the set is great, and at a good value to!
Note: this set is compatible with the following sets:
Hoth Rebel Base (2007)
Echo Base (2009)
Hoth Rebel Trooper Battle Pack (2010)
Snowtrooper Battle Pack (2010)
Wampa Attack (2010)
AT-AT (2010)
Hoth Echo Base (2011)
(Most of these sets are discontinued, but they go well with this set)
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Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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5 / 5
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Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
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I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
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 Rancor™ Pit
Rancor™ Pit
Rancor™ Pit
 
Posted:December 19, 2013
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Age: 14-18 years old
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Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Release the Rancor!
" The Rancor Pit scene is very iconic in Star wars: Return of the Jedi. For years us Lego Star Wars fans having been waiting for it to be developed into a set, and Lego had done a good job at that.
Let look at the pros… The mini figures aren't too extraordinary- you have a skeleton, a Gamorrean guard, and Luke Skywalker (the only new thing on him is his double sided face). The Malakili gatekeeper figure is awesome and very detailed.
The set itself is ok. Some cool features are the opening hiding place in one of the pillars and the raising/lowering gate function. The set can also open out for better playability and more room.
However, the center of this entire set is the RANCOR. The creature is very accurately depicted and very detailed. The hand can grasp mini figures and the mouth can open the fit a minifigure in halfway (kids will love that).
Lets look at the cons…
The only major con is the price. A 380 piece set would only cost about $39.99 to $49.99. This one costs $59.99. However, I guess that's because of the set's large size and the fact that the rancor is a large mold. Another con is the fact that the bone included in the set doesn't fit in the rancor's mouth. In the film, Luke puts the bone between the rancor's jaws to stall it.
A final note is that the rancor Pit can fit under the Jabba's Palace set almost perfectly. The trap door function in the Palace can send a mini figure falling down into the Rancor Pit. Little kids will enjoy this function because of the playability, and older kids/adults will enjoy this function because of the homage it pays to the movie.
If you can only buy the Rancor Pit OR Jabba's Palace set (one or the other), keep in mind that the Palace is is horrifically overpriced at $120 but is still a good set. Both are compatible with each other, but choose wisely...
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Jabba's Palace™
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From: Santa Ana
From:  United States
Age: 14-18 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
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