"I have been an avid Lego Star Wars collector for nearly a decade. I have long been tired of all the remakes of the OT vehicles so whenever a new vehicle comes along I eagerly await purchasing it before it's discontinued.
The AT Hauler definitely fits into the unique Star Wars vehicle category. The aesthetic of the Lego set largely in white with Grey paneling for detail looks better than the source material in my opinion.
I waited until it was discounted since the retail price is a bit inflated. I couldn't pass this up since I wanted to recreate the Solo train heist scene with the Cloud Swoop Bikes and Conveyex Transport both of which are equally superb. The function of the two arms that let's you pick up the train and cargo is very satisfying especially the weight of hauling stolen goods around!
System fans might not be so enthralled since this is largely a technic build which makes this a really interesting experience to put together especially if you like the click sound technic elements make when put together! The system building is not as memorable and is largely centered on the shell of the vehicle.
The mini figures provide a great assortment of side characters not seen in the other sets. Rio and Val are the standouts with amazingly detailed torso prints and the inclusion of the unique 2 armed molds on Rio.
Looks great posed in landing mode and an amazing addition to any Star Wars vehicle collection especially paired with other Solo sets. The wonderful cast of mini figs in these sets is reason alone to complete the collection."
"Held off on buying this set because of the price until it went on sale. After I built it I realized why the price is so high and that's because of the premium figures unique to this set (range troopers, exclusive Chewie and Han prints) as well as large number of big molded pieces. Overall it feels like a high quality set.
Here are some of the other pros: 1. The tank tread function works really well and on any surface both smooth or rough. 2. Play features which include a lot of opening hatches/compartments offer a lot of fun train heist scenarios with the good guys firing and bad guys taking cover or vice versa. 3. The modular gun turret which can be switched between the rail car and locomotive is especially fun since the heist can take place either in the front or rear of the train. 4. I purchased the other 2 sets: 75219 and 75215 to complete the train heist scene from the movie. As a long time collector of Lego Star Wars this is a rare occasion where multiple sets combine to form a complete scene from the movie especially all new vehicles like the ones here.
Some of the cons: 1. Definitely the price but if you can get it on sale for at least 20% off then it's highly worth it. Don't regret it if when it becomes discontinued. 2. Large stickers cover the armor plating of the trains exterior. It would be nice to have either some printing or built up panel details versus relying on stickers to detail the exterior.
I think it would be better if two of these sets were purchased to expand on the train. Currently it feels as though only half the train is complete. Nonetheless this was a really enjoyable and very durable build with premium mini figures on both light and dark sides of the Force!"