"Well hopefully that review title caught your attention, anyhow, here goes. The Resistance Troop Transport is not a hotel, and does not have stunning views (unless you take it somewhere WITH stunning views, and then the minifigures may get a glimpse of something stunning).
Overall, and I like to be overall, this is a wonderfully unique set, and oddly has a real Star Wars feel to it. The build itself was fun, not repetative and it was great to have the three sections simply pop together. I also like the way the doors (roof sections) fix down in place so that it can be swooshed about (LEGO STAR WARS fans love Swooshing).
This is, without doubt, a lovely set, and I will admit to having purchased this AFTER it was retired (I found it drawing its pension in the post office whilst buying some worthers originals).
However, this is a lovely set, have I said that already, sorry it's my age (stop it!) but this really is a wonderful set and I want to thank the designers for making it such a wonderfully engaging build. Yes, some naysayers, like my wife, have said it looks ugly, but it is a transport, and sometimes they aren't all that pretty. Although the X26 double decker bus that comes down this way does often catch my eye.
But LEGO have rendered this perfectly, and it feels authentic, very authentic.
Interior and Minifigures! Right, here goes, many of us LEGO Star Wars fans love minifigures, and this set delivers in just four little peoples! Leia Organa, the General, is without doubt the big win here! Wonderfully constructed and perfectly presented, it is a lovely minifigure and tribute to the late Carrie Fisher. Although the figure does have a curious little hole in the top of the hair piece, which looks like a keyring hole. I have checked and they all have this (this figure's hairpiece) which is weird, well not that weird perhaps, it is probably just made from a keyring piece.
Admiral Ackbar, a character who in the Last Jedi is well, thank you Admiral. Thank you for becoming a brilliant internet meme.
Again, the inclusion of the troopers is to be expected and welcome, and of course, like the next reviewer, I could say we could have had one more figure (maybe even C-3PO, or another trooper) but honestly, I think the line up is great.
Overall, ladies, gentlemen, Star Wars LEGO fans, this is a lovely set, and worth buying (where you can now that is has been retired).
"Well well well, another beautiful Star Wars set from LEGO. And what is there to say (well quite a considerable ammount now I come to think on it)?
Let's start at the beginning, no not that, or there, but with the build. The uniqueness of this Bomber is replicated beautifully by LEGO and kudos to the set designers. Whilst this next comment is perhaps more relevant a praise to Lucasfilm, but the feel of the bomber invokes the feel of US Air Force Bombers from the 1940/50s.
The build, never repetitive, is fun and engaging, with the sections coming together to construct a surprisingly sturdy vessel. I was concerned that it might be flimsy, or not stand correctly. Certainly the design of the Bomber does not lend itself to standing up perfectly without additional support, but I was wrong (to quote Obi Wan in Return of the Jedi), this set does indeed stand beautifully on a shelf (mine is on a shelf, but yours may be on a table, in which case rest assured, it will also stand beautifully on a table, a cupboard, or indeed the rear seat of a 1950 Pontiac Chiefton should you so wish, although no fast corners please.
However, I will add here that the LEGO designers have strengthened the base and given it a wider berth compared to the Lucasfilm bomber, and this allows it to stand perfectly. So what I told you was true (concerning the design) from a certain point of view....there goes my Alec Guinness impression again...
However, where was I? The build, oh yes, well this is a beautiful build, and engaging. The overall look of this design is fantastic, and it has so many options for display and play.
Sorry, I do appear to have gotten lost in this review, so lets skip to the Interior and minifigures..
The interior is again, brilliant, and surprisingly spacious (honestly, although you still won't fit a brass band inside (or a Resistance Battle-Pack), but it is great for fitting the included Joes and Janes. (Poes and Amilyns....see what I did there).
The minifigures themselves, wow, this is almost an entire crew fitted into this Bomber (okay some smart Alec (not Guinness) will likely tell me that Poe and Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo were never onboard the Bomber...). But for kids (and big kids) this is a great set of minifigures, and a surprise that LEGO actually included so many. The inclusion of Paige is also brilliant, and to those of you who have seen the film, we all know that she has a lasting impact. I won't spoil it for those who haven't and don't know she dies. (come on we are almost three weeks in now!)
The play features on this set, are great fun. The ability to drop bombs (sorry magnetic explosives propelled through electro-magnetic plates in order to draw them down upon their targets) is fantastic (if you like such things). And the exposed gunner positions are also good fun to play with, turn and rotate, and simulate the terrifying battle over D'Qar.
Overall, and I thank you if you have managed to get down to this part of my rambling review, this is a fantastic set and I want to thank LEGO for producing it, with such a great assortment of figures as well.
I tip my hat LEGO, tip it off, don my Resistance helmet, and jump into my MG-100 Starfortress Bomber and swoop off to bomb the heebies out of that First Order Star Destroyer!"
"To start; this is a fantastic set, a general good all rounder.
To begin with I had my misgivings about this set, it bore many similarities to 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer and I wasn't sure whether I could warrant the expense. I need not have concerned myself, this set is an unbelievable improvement upon 75055.
The build, yes is similar, but then there are only one or two ways to construct a Star Destroyer, but the manner in which it is held together, the way in which sections come together, is unrivalled by 75055.
The Exterior is covered in greebling to denote the super-structure of the Resurgent Class Destroyer, and the bridge is remarkable in its appearance based upon the on-film version.
What I loved however about the exterior was the manner in which the interior is accessed. You no longer have to remove a large section to unfold the central section; no it is merely a flip up and open. This removes any concerns of breaking pieces (as has happened to my 75055 on several occasions)
Then, we get to the interior and my word, this is where this set truly comes alive. We have a conference room, throne room, technical display control room, and the fully kitted out bridge. This is simply miles ahead of 75055, which by comparison looks pretty sparse and unpleasant.
The minifigures are excellent, and yes I have the usual gripe of it would have been nice to have had one or two more. I would have loved to have had a Praetorian Guard included which with the inclusion of Snoke, would have made sense. I am surprised that there has not yet been a Praetorian Guard released in minifigure format, but then maybe LEGO are waiting for a future set.... Please LEGO hear my prayers...
But, in all honesty, I think LEGO did a wonderful job with these minifigures, based upon those released in previous sets of this size and calibre.
Overall, I cannot recommend this set enough! I simply wish I had brought two to have assembled a small fleet! Those of you who, like me, have the 75055, should not worry about getting this set. It is different enough to warrant, and a vast improvement on 75055. I imagine, like the First Order fleet itself, that all vessels have had major upgrades in their design and the LEGO Fleet is NO exception!
My only plea is for a minifigure Praetorian Guard! Please Lego..."
"I was initially not particularly interested by this set, having neglected the Prequel Trilogy for some time. However, when I saw the box on the shelf my interest was garnished. As I usually do with my reviews, I split them into two; for the adult, and then for the target audience (7-12). For the target audience this set offers a heck of a lot. It is an interesting build, it has the most film villains (arguably throughout cinema!) and depicts one of the most significant scenes from the entire SAGA. The construction is not repetitive and certainly makes it interesting as the steps progress. Obviously it’s not the largest of sets and not the most complex of builds, but I’ll be honest, it doesn’t need to be. This set is a beautiful rendition of the scene and it offers a significant amount of play value for the kids. The play feature is good fun, and to be able to place Vader’s helmet on his head was great fun!! For adults, this set is superb. Yes, as explained, its not the most complex of builds, and it’s not the most interesting of builds for adults. BUT, that is the only (if at all) negative. This set never sets out to be that complex and lengthy build, and given its small price tag, it really shouldn’t do. Which makes me want to point out that considering the price tag this set offers brilliant value for money. The minifigures are superb, and in isolation, would usually command a price higher than the RRP of £19.99 in itself! The updated Vader is beautiful and I would urge ANY fan to go out and buy this ASAP just for this! All in all, I feel that this set is a ‘thank you’ to long term LEGO STAR WARS fans. I feel that, like the Bounty Hunter Pack, is a grateful nod to us fans. It is a beautiful display piece and looks perfect on a shelf. All in all, this set is beautiful. I cannot recommend this set enough! All in all, thank you LEGO"
"Simply a brilliant purchase. I cannot really say much more than that...but I will.
To add context, previously if you wanted Bossk and Dengar you would need to purchase a far larger set (Although Dengar has been released in another medium price ranged set this year) so this is indeed incredibly welcome. The Bounty Hunters are an incredibly popular group of Star Wars characters, amongst adults as well as Lego's target audience itself. For the Target Audience For the target audience, this set offers loads in abundance. The figures are obviously, for anyone, the draw, and for the younger LEGO Fan, these will offer countless hours of fun. I would say that they would really need to be added to another larger set to increase the imaginative value. HOWEVER, the addition of the speeder bike will obviously permit many stories and games. As a build, it is very easy, and again this will suit the much younger audience. For the parent, this set is relatively cheap for kids, and will make a nice summer holiday treat or something like that should you wish. I had to buy two sets, one for me and one for my son. My son was incredibly happy, and the characters lent themselves perfectly to numerous imaginative games and tales from a galaxy far far away. Now, for adults This is perhaps where the biggest audience will be for this particular set. The minifigures are simply fantastic. The redesigned Bossk is perhaps the highlight of the set, and the attention to detail in the paintwork is one of the best I have seen in a long time. 4-LOM is another highlight, and it is nice to see a completely new figure appear in 2017. Ultimately this set offers a heck of a lot to the collector and I would urge anyone who is a fan of Star Wars to buy this one immediately. Overall This is one of those rare sets that really feels like it has been designed as a thank you to the LEGO Star Wars fans. The value for money for these four minifigures is immense (when you consider alternatives!) For the kids, this is a perfect little set which will enable hours of fun, and for collectors, this is simply a must have set. Verdict BUY THIS SET!"
"My initial thoughts on this set were that I needed to have it! And now that I have it has NOT disappointed whatsoever.
The design of this set is fantastic; a sleek and elegant vehicle that oozes class.
The build itself was perhaps easier and quicker than I was initially expecting, although I have to remember that I am not perhaps the target audience here. For the kids it will offer slightly longer building time.
The design and build feels sturdy and solid and I commend the designer for this. Having not seen the source material I can't say how accurate....although to be fair given that the source material IS Lego I will hold my hand up and say I imagine its incredibly accurate to the Source Material.
The Minifigures complement the set brilliantly and to be fair it doesn't feel lacking. Whilst obviously another minifigure would be nice, I don't feel it is necessary here. Batman is beautifully rendered and the new Utility belt is a MUST! The Penguin figure captures the elegance and class of the master-villain perfectly and complements the Roller! Besides this we have the perfect combination of good vs evil in this set to offer hours of imaginative play. I love this!
The finished model is incredibly nice and looks great as a display piece as well as a toy. It's sturdy for playing with an sleek for display.
Overall it feels like a classy set with style. It offers a fun build (which might be easy for master builders BUT for the target audience will offer a fun experience!)
Beyond the build it offers genuine play value and is great as a display item!
My Verdict: Buy it! If you only want one set from the Lego Batman Movie Range I would recommend this one for sure!"
"As many of my reviews state, I love sets that offer kids that genuine 'play and story value' and this set does not disappoint.
As an adult collector, I believe this set's value lies with the minifigures, although I personally like it as a display piece. Many have argued that it is doesn't have that complete look, but let's be fair, its a £20 set. And for this price I think it offers plenty!
For the kids, this set is a joy! It has a fun and engaging build with a few new concepts and ideas that I found interesting. The play features, I think at least, are great for a set of this size and price. The carbon freezing feature is definitely what you would want in this set and I think the build complements this perfectly.
Some people have said the lift feature isn't particularly interesting but from a play perspective I think it is perfect (and the consoles complement perfectly)
Finally there are the minifigures. I always like a set which offers balance (antagonists vs protagonists) and this set delivers. Obviously it could have had Princess Leia (to deliver the famous line) but then I could have had Lando, Vader, Chewbacca, half a C-3PO, Stormtroopers, Imperial Officer, Bespin Guard and more... so for the £20 I do think these three (rare!) figures is decent enough. The Boba Fett is a true delight and the Ugnaught is unique and wonderfully done.
Overall, this is a fantastic little set which offers great play and imagination potential.
I guess you could buy two sets and construct a larger Carbon Chamber (I am in the process of doing this with the Duel on Naboo set)"
"Firstly, as an adult collector, this set offers limited value (unless you missed the previous incarnation of the desert skiff). I already had two of the 2013 versions and set aside the Jabba's Sail Barge, this set didn't really bring anything 'fresh and new' to the scene.
That being said, (collector and display gripes aside) this is still a very worthy set. It is a fun little build (and slightly different from previous versions) and has very subtle differences; none of which make it a deal breaker.
However, returning to the target audience this is a GREAT SET. For parents, this is a worthwhile purchase. The build is simple enough for younger builders and will give them a decent amount of time absorbed in it.
Beyond the build itself, it DOES have a solid play value. I am always reviewing these sets from the 'play and imagination' value. This set DOES NOT DISAPPOINT. With Chewbacca, Han vs Boba Fett and the Guard, this set really does enable the young player to use their imagination in re-creating scenes and their own stories. I always look to see whether you would need another set in order to create a fun story; here you can do so with this set alone.
For the parent, this is a VERY worthwhile set to purchase.
Positives: Excellent balance of minifigures. Good Solid build. Provides fun and sparks imagination.
Negatives: Not really any in isolation, but many might consider this too much of a rehash. Although to be honest that's hardly a negative."
"I am usually a fan of 'playset' sets with that 'complete' story feel, so to have a set with only one side (heroes and NO villains) usually I find something to critique BUT this is NOT the case.
The build here is fantastic and incredibly good fun that will keep kids amused for probably the best part of 3 hours...followed by hours of subsequent play time. It is relatively complex in places and might need the help of a parent (which is good for us!!) but overall it's a fantastic build.
The play features are strong here and the set definitely has that 'swooshability' that LEGO goes for. The collection of figures (which is a great collection I might add) really complements this set and offers genuine play value. Whilst, as mentioned above, this set doesn't have any antagonists as such, the set has a tremendous play and story value from the adventure prospective. And to be honest, I don't feel any villains would add much here anyway, other than being a token gesture.
As a collector, this set looks fantastic on display and feels a solid and complete set. As a parent, it offers hours of fun for the kids (both in build AND play) and does not require any additional set to make for some inspirational stories.
Overall this is one fantastic set that will appeal to collectors and kids alike.
Positives: The size, the build, the minifigures, the final piece and the 'swooshability!'
Negatives: This is a stretch at best but perhaps it would be better with a larger cargo bay, BUT given the space constraints and part count I couldn't really ask for anything else."
"This set is a great addition to the DUPLO range and is a great addition to the world of DC Superheroes for the little ones.
As a parent, I felt he needed this set (to complement my own Lego Batman collection...) and it has not disappointed.
The build (whilst simple for adults) was good fun for my son and whilst I helped (couldn't help myself...) he remained engaged and interested.
If I am honest (for this age range) its the subsequent play value which is more important than the build itself. And in the play value it does NOT disappoint.
I am particularly fond of sets which have that 'playset' value and this one does. I have an affection for sets that don't require any additional set to 'play out a story' and this one definitely allows that.
It has Batman, the Penguin and A Penguin (Hero, Villain, Henchman....sort of) and the two vehicles offer a fun little set.
With the 'good vs evil' theme it leads to numerous little adventures across the Living Room and so far this set has NOT disappointed.
OVERALL: I would recommend this to parents who want to introduce their little ones to the Super-Hero thing, and to those parents who want a set that feels like a 'set' to provide hours of fun."