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  • December 16, 2016
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  • January 16, 2019
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Posted:January 16, 2019
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Another Batman set... starring Ocean Master!
" The minifigures in this set are great, and are its primary draw. Ocean Master is unequivocally the star here. I still wish we had gotten the Patrick Wilson version in the Aquaman movie set, but this one is the next best thing. Ocean Master's purple New 52 armor (last seen in Mera: Queen of Atlantis) is very well translated. I might have used a different color for the cape (preferably double-sided black and red), but the one used works fine. I definitely would have included the trident in silver rather than gunmetal, though. His face looks great. He has one expression with printed goggles and one without, and the Atlantean helmet looks great in silver. Aquaman's Jason Mamoa-inspired Rebirth variant, which was introduced in the Atlantean Civil War storyline, looks great as well. The print on his torso uses almost exactly the same pattern for the scales as his original variant, though it has been rearranged slightly. I'm not sure how I feel about the use of the yellowish orange over the regular orange, but it's not a terrible choice. Rebirth Batman is the same as in the new Batman Mech set, though he is included with a black scuba mask (a relatively new color for this piece, if I'm not mistaken, which was first used in the Darth Vader Castle) and flippers instead of a cape. I personally like the Rebirth batsuit, so I'm happy to see it used again. He uses the original Super Heroes Batman head (rather than the newer ones introduced with the New 52 Batman and Justice League versions) for the first time since 2015, in the Green Lantern vs Sinestro set. I'm disappointed by the lack of Batarangs, which would have been easy to include. I'm happy to see a shark included, but I wish it had been the larger version that can swallow a minifigure.
Objectively, the Batsub is good. The gyroscopic cockpit is very smooth, and the stud shooters are a nice play feature that always works. It's also easy to get Batman in and out of the cockpit due to the fact that he's only attached by two studs. The arms are pretty useless and do nothing aside from getting in the way of the cockpit opening (not that that makes opening it any harder), and can easily be left off if desired.
Subjectively, though, this feels more than a little repetitive. There were already enough Batman-based sets before the LEGO Batman Movie oversaturated the market (not that the movie or the sets were inherently bad; quite the opposite), but now it's just getting ridiculous. LEGO could make an entire wave of sets based on Atlantis and its war fleet alone just from the current run of comics, and I'm talking a wave with as many sets as Star Wars gets. DC and Marvel get significantly fewer sets than Star Wars or Ninjago, and yet has just as much material to draw from. Last year's wave of sets was great: 3 sets based on or at least seemingly vaguely inspired by storylines such as Flashpoint, Forever Evil, the Court of Owls, and even Infinite Crisis, and 8 entirely new characters (Lobo, Killer Frost, Reverse-Flash, Firestorm, Cheetah, Batwoman, the Talons, and an OMAC cyborg), and that was just in 5 sets. Now we're starting off 2019 with only 2 sets with random Batman vehicles and only 2 new characters collectively, and it feels like a large step backwards. It would be really nice to see more sets based on actual DC storylines like Crisis on Infinite Earths, Blackest Night, dark Nights: Metal, or Flash War. And can we please get some Arrowverse sets already?? Or at least a minifigure pack for each show??
At the end of the day, though, this is a well-designed Bat-submarine and a cheap way to get Ocean Master, and I'd recommend it to any fan of Aquaman or Batman. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
 
Battle of Atlantis
4.1 out of 5(11)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Build Time:
25 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+9points
9of 9found this review helpful.
 
Posted:January 16, 2019
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Stellar, but where is Ocean Master?
" This set is nearly perfect. I love the new Aquaman figure. It captures his new movie suit well, but I wish they could have gotten some of the orange in somehow, and I would have liked to see a gold trident rather than the gunmetal one.
Mera's suit is great and the color choice for her torso and legs is perfect. However, I would probably have changed the color of her hair to bright red to better match her appearance in the movie, and I'm less than pleased with the re-use of Jyn Erso's face print. Mera deserves an alternate face with glowing eyes more than Aquaman, in my opinion (he does get one).
Black Manta is perfect. I honestly can't say anything bad about this figure. Maybe a shorter sword would be better, but I'm not complaining. Gunmetal swords are hard to come by these days (unless they're in Nexo Knights-- I'm really not sure. It's a stupid theme anyway). The helmet is the same mold as the previous version of the character in 2015, but it's been remolded in black. The print on his torso matches his appearance in the movie very well, and I'm not bothered by the lack of leg printing.
The shark is a nice inclusion, though I wish it was one of the larger sharks that can swallow a minifigure. A small stand is included for it. It's fairly simple, consisting of a baseplate, a piece of seaweed, and two gold crystals.
The Black Manta sub is beautiful. It looks extremely menacing, having stolen the proper color scheme of Kylo Ren's shuttle, and it's even shaped like a manta ray. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it matches the appearance of the prototype stealth sub Black Manta uses in the Aquaman movie, so kudos to LEGO on that. The sub is extremely well-armed, with two spring-loaded shooters and a rotating stud shooter, all of which are fired manually rather than by trigger mechanisms. The cockpit is quite spacious (it kind of needs to be considering the size of its pilot's helmet), and includes space to store Black Manta's weapon. Unless you look at a few very specific places from very specific angles, there really aren't any odd colors showing, either.
As great as this set is, there's almost nothing wrong with it (outside of Mera's head and hair). There is, however, something missing; a flaw shared with the Wonder Woman movie set. That set was missing Doctor Poison, and this is missing something far more important: Ocean Master. Black Manta works as the basis for this set, but he's really only a side villain for now. Ocean Master is the Aquaman movie's main villain, and yet we're not getting a minifigure based on his appearance in the film, much less more than one set. That feels wrong somehow. All in all, though, this is a great set that I'd recommend to any DC fan. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Battle of Atlantis
4.1 out of 5(11)
 
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 
 Outrider Dropship Attack
Outrider Dropship Attack
Outrider Dropship Attack
 
Posted:March 16, 2018
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Best Marvel "Battle Pack" Yet
" The smallest of the Avengers: Infinity War sets, the Outrider Dropship Attack is basically the exact same format as a Star Wars battle pack, except the four figures are not all from the same faction. It's very massable (I bought four, and I may get more after Infinity War comes out), and is practically flawless.
MINIFIGURES:
Steve Rogers: No, he's not actually Captain America anymore- if anything, he's adopted the Nomad identity. The printing is the same as Cap's Age of Ultron suit, but the red lines are gone and the star emblem on the chest has been mostly removed- whether by Steve himself or by an opponent. The face is entirely new, and looks great- his beard is printed with multiple colors, and he has happy and grim expressions. The hairpiece is the same as in the Black Panther Pursuit set from Civil War. His new Wakandan shields are represented with an existing shield/claw/wristblade piece, and I think it works well. If the claw look bothers you, just flip the piece around to make it look more like a shield, but who knows- maybe they can transform into claws in the movie (they were probably made by Shuri, Black Panther's sister, after all). Only time will tell. An extra claw piece is included.
Black Widow: Black Widow has a vastly different look this time around. She uses the same face and hairpiece as in Age of Ultron and Civil War, but her hair is now blonde to reflect her undercover status. Her uniform is now primarily sand green (in memory of the missing and possibly presumed-dead Bruce Banner, perhaps?), and while it's perfectly fine, I wonder if olive green would have been a better choice. In any case, the printing is outstanding. She actually reuses the legs from GOTG2's armored Star-Lord and Gamora, which I didn't notice at first, but it fits surprisingly well with her torso print. She is armed with two blue lightsaber blades, representing her new electrified batons, and an extra is included.
Outriders: Wow. These guys are pretty amazing, especially for generic goons. In the comics, the Outriders were genetically-engineered alien parasite-assassins working for Thanos and the Black Order with a host of powers, including invisibility, density control (which allows for intangebility and flight), and telepathy. In Infinity War, though, they seem to have been reduced to Thanos' foot soldiers after the loss of Loki's Chitauri and Ronan's Sakaarans. Two are included in this set. They have printing on the front and back of the torso, though the back torso print is obscured by the amazing new piece that LEGO used to achieve the multi-armed look. The figures' only flaw is not so much a flaw as an inaccuracy: the Outriders in the comics and movie have four arms, where the LEGO version has six, and an extra arm is included if one breaks or is lost. This is easily correctable by simply removing either the upper or lower pair of additional arms, but I think the six-armed look is pretty cool, accurate or not.
THE DROPSHIP:
While it appears to have been scaled down significantly from what was seen in the first trailer for Infinity War, I love this thing. The exterior is well-detailed, using plates, tiles, and stickers. A pair of stud shooters are mounted on the front. These can be angled up and down, though they always point slightly to the side. There's a gap at the top below where the side panels come together, but that doesn't really bother me for some reason. It opens up easily and completely: the two side panels fold out, as do the front and back windscreens. The two Outriders fit easily into the cockpit, and are secured in a way that I've never seen done before: they go in back to back, standing rather than sitting, and then are forced to lean back slightly when the windscreens are closed, and are held in place primarily by the arm assembly pieces being pressed against each other. Even if only one is placed inside, it stays in place as long as the side panels are closed due to the width of the lower set of extra arms. It's really quite clever, and needless to say, I like it. The Outrider in the front has a control panel sticker with screens showing Black Panther's logo and an Infinity Stone, while in the corresponding spot on the back, there is a spot for the blue Space Stone. Four copies of the Space Stone are included, so it's not actually necessary to remove the stone from the ship to build up the Infinity Gauntlet, included in the Thanos: Ultimate Battle set (they're also very small, and thus potentially very easy to lose).
In my opinion, this set is pretty perfect. Four great minifigures, a great vehicle that can fit all of the associated minifigures included, and an Infinity Stone (or four). There's no room to fit additional Outriders from other Infinity War sets, but maybe this isn't a downsized version of a larger ship at all, and rather a starfighter or support ship that we haven't seen yet, kind of like Malekith's Dark Elf ships in Thor: The Dark World (I'm still waiting for a set of that). I would highly recommend this set to any Marvel fan. Well done, LEGO! "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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The Hulkbuster Smash-Up
4.6 out of 5(34)
 
 
 
Corvus Glaive Thresher Attack
4 out of 5
(13)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
10 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
I would recommend this to a friend!
0points
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 ATM Heist Battle
ATM Heist Battle
ATM Heist Battle
 
Posted:March 16, 2018
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Spiderman: ATM Battle
" This set is based on a brief but memorable scene in Spider-Man: Homecoming where Spidey first encounters Vulture's Chitauri tech-based weapons. At $20 in the US, it's certainly affordable, but the playability doesn't quite measure up in my opinion.
Minifigures:
Spider-Man: The MCU Spider-Man is the first version of the character that I personally have owned, and is by far my favorite (save perhaps for the Infinity War Iron Spider, which I don't yet have). The detailing on the front and back of the head and torso is superb, and there's even arm printing, something that hasn't been seen on a Spider-Man figure before, besides the Civil War version, which is nearly identical to this one. Consider me impressed. The legs aren't printed as much, but they are dual-molded in dark blue and bright red. The logo on the chest has been changed from the Civil War version, and is now more accurate to the movie. All on all, it's a pretty flawless LEGO Spider-Man. Spidey is included with three white power blast pieces to simulate his web shooters, which generally work great.
Bank Robbers: These guys look good, but as generic Marvel goons go, they're pretty forgettable. One has a mask modeled after Captain America, and the other has one modeled after the Hulk, as seen in the movie. They both have reversible heads with alternate faces that are unmasked, bandaged, and bruised. There's really not much else to say about these guys in terms of looks. They are equipped with a gun that fires a transparent purple energy chain (that doesn't actually fire, it just looks cool) and a brick-built "ATM Buster" cannon (that does fire via a stud shooter). They also have a motorcycle with a lime green fairing and spiffy gold wheels.
THE ATM BUILDING
This is where my issues with the set lie. It certainly looks good, and could probably fit well in a LEGO City display. It's also packed with play features. The exploding window works just fine, and there are several spots on the inside and outside for Spidey to climb on the walls. There's also a clip on the side to place a web for Spidey to hang from. The key feature of the set, the exploding ATMs, also work well. Only one is designed to come out completely. It pops out by simply pushing it from the back, and only pops out one way. The other only comes out partially: there is a lever on the back that causes money to fly out of the back of the machine into the interior of the bank. It's cleverly designed, but only kinda works. The back wall can be folded out for easier access. The interior is sipmle, but appropriately detailed, with an opening door, another spot for Spidey to hang from the wall, and a security camera. The building lacks a roof to provide easier access to the interior. It is, however, quite cramped, especially when the structure is closed, essentially leaving the choice of posing figures in very limited ways or using the play features. A figure cannot be posed to look like they're using the ATM Buster to rip one of the machines out of the wall unless the purple lightsaber blade is removed, and even then there's no room to remove the machine without opening the building.
This is a small, compact set that's good for play or display, but not both at once. It includes some rare and useful pieces: the purple chain is, as far as I know, excusive to this set, and the gold motorcycle rims are pretty uncommon, as is the purple lightsaber blade. It's a fun set for kids, and an easy way to get the MCU Spider-Man. Is it a bad set? No. Would I recommend it to anyone who also has the Beware the Vulture set, which also includes Spider-Man? Probably not. "
 
My Product Recommendations
Beware the Vulture
4.6 out of 5(28)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
15 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
+8points
8of 8found this review helpful.
 
 Y-Wing™ Microfighter
Y-Wing™ Microfighter
Y-Wing™ Microfighter
 
Posted:June 19, 2017
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Surprisingly Fun
" I usually don't like microfighters vehicles, and I've only ever bought them for the minifigures. However, I was surprised to find that I actually really like this one, despite its comical proportions.
Minifigure: The Rebel pilot included here is exclusive.
He is quite similar to the pilot included in the full-size Rebel U-WIng Fighter and the Y-Wing Starfighter sets, there are two differences: the hands on this one are black rather than dark tan, and the helmet print is different. I personally like this helmet print better. He uses the new standard Rebel pilot face, with extremely happy and terrified expressions, which I don't particularly like. He is armed with a blaster pistol.
While the Blue Squadron Pilot seen here is billed as "Y-Wing Pilot," the helmet actually belongs to "Blue Four" Barion Raner, who flew an X-Wing at the Battle of Scarif, and was seen briefly several times in Rogue One. This figure, though, is not actually Barion Raner: the helmet in the movie had more red on it, and- more importantly- Barion has dark skin, while this pilot does not. Nevertheless, I still like the figure.
Mini Y-Wing: I built this model expecting it to be another so-so model to scavenge for parts, it turned out to look quite respectable in person. There are some clever uses of parts throughout, such as the telescopes used on the engines, but nothing revolutionary. It has two flick-fire missiles, which don't look terrible, but are better for decoration than for actual use. While most microfighters are too wacky and ridiculously out-of-proportion for me, this one came across as rather cute. I do wish there were room for an astromech droid head behind the pilot, but the ship is so small that flaw isn't all that noticeable.
This is one of the best microfighters I've seen so far, and I would recommend it for the vehicle and the minifigure. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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Y-Wing Starfighter™
4.8 out of 5(62)
 
 
 
U-Wing™ Microfighter
4.8 out of 5(8)
 
 
 
TIE Striker™ Microfighter
4.6 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
06 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+5points
5of 5found this review helpful.
 
 U-Wing™ Microfighter
U-Wing™ Microfighter
U-Wing™ Microfighter
 
Posted:June 19, 2017
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Outstanding figure, okay vehicle
" As microfighters go, this is not a bad set. The ship does what is needs to and nothing more, but the only reason to buy this set (unless for some reason you're a huge fan of microfighters) is the exclusive minifigure.
Minifigure: Merriadoc Brandybuck- er, the U-wing Pilot- is a surprisingly great figure for such a small set. The flight suit printing on the front and back of the torso, the hips, and legs is excellent, and very different from the Blue Squadron Y-Wing pilots Lego has already made. The helmet is a new and currently exclusive piece that you can't truly appreciate until you see it in person. It is moulded with three colors of plastic: black, white, and transparent yellow, in addition to multiple colors printed on. The pilot uses Merry's face from The Lord of the Rings, which has happy and angry expressions and goes well with the helmet. He is armed with a blaster pistol.
Mini U-Wing: This is about as small as a Lego U-wing can get while still remaining functional. The wings pivot from flight mode to attack mode, but due to their lack of length, they look better in standard flight mode (facing forward). Two stud shooters are used to represent the laser cannons. The engines look alright for this scale, although the exhaust should be blue rather than orange. A pair of of transparent cheese slopes are used behind and below the stud shooters to represent the two major viewports. The only major element missing is the troop bay doors, but I feel that this is a forgivable exclusion because nothing would be able to fit inside even if the doors were well-represented.
This set is all about the U-Wing Pilot minifigure. If you own the full-size Rebel U-WIng Fighter, this is absolutely essential, and even if you don't, it's still a great figure to add to your Lego Star Wars collection. "
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Rebel U-Wing Fighter™
4.6 out of 5(65)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
04 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+1point
2of 3found this review helpful.
 
 Imperial Assault Hovertank™
Imperial Assault Hovertank™
Imperial Assault Hovertank™
 
Posted:January 20, 2017
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
"I fear nothing- all is as the Force wills it."
" The Imperial Assault Hovertank (or, more formally, the TX-225 GAVw "Occupier" combat assault tank) is the smallest of the first wave of Rogue One sets, but it is one of my favorites. Though only seen briefly in the film, it's a fun set that is definitely worth getting.
Minifigures
Chirrut Imwe:
Chirrut is a blind warrior-monk who believes deeply in the Force, though he is not sensitive to it. He looks excellent in minifigure form. The torso print is very accurate, and he has a double-sided face with a serious expression and a happy expression. Both sides have white eyes to convey his blindness. He has a cloth piece that attaches between his legs and torso to represent his robes. It looks good, but it is made of the older papery material rather than the newer material that doesn't crease, and I'm still not sure how I feel about that. He is armed with his staff and bowcaster, both of which are brick-built and look great. The staff consists of two brown rods and two lightsaber hilts in gunmetal grey, which have only been included in a few sets to date (this set comes with an extra one). My only complaint is that the staff seems too long. The bowcaster is constructed by adding a few pieces onto a blaster rifle.
Tank troopers:
I love these guys a surprising amount. The helmet is a recolor and reprint of the Shoretrooper helmet, which works well enough, even though it is a slightly different design in the movie. The torso and legs are also very similar to the Shoretrooper in design, but in white instead of tan and with slighly different printing. Two of these troopers are included, and both have the angry clone face. They are equipped with a variety of weapons: a blaster rifle, a standard blaster, a blaster pistol, and macrobinoculars.
The Tank:
The design of the tank is very different from many existing Star Wars vehicles (it's basically a combination of a tank and a pickup truck), but it's still recognizably Imperial. The build is split into four main sections: the cockpit, the sides, and the cargo bed. The cockpit has two opening panels: one on the front and one on the top. Both have builds representing the actual hatches on the real vehicle, but neither one opens. There is a spot on the top where a blaster rifle can be mounted as a turret, and the mount can move to aim up or down. The interior is fairly spartan, but also quite spacious. In this case, I appriciate space more than lots of details. Both tank troopers can be seated in the tank, and there is a relatively large area for one to stand and look out if the top hatch is open. There is a clip on each side of the cockpit that can be used to hold weapons or accessories. There is a twin blaster cannon turret mounted on each side and a pair of fixed cannons directly below the front hatch. The turrets can swivel up and down, and there is a spring-loaded shooter on each side of the fixed guns which can be fired by turning a small gear behind each turret. The spring-loaded shooters can seem out of place on some sets, but they are very well-integrated here. My only complaint is that the bolts are red, whereas in the movie they were blue. The cargo bed has a lot of places to pose minifigures, and space for the orange crate (the tank can hold a maximum of two). The instructions say to put the included blaster pistol and binoculars inside, but it should contain kyber crystals (the crystals used to power lightsabers and the Death Star superlaser). I imagine kyber crystals were not included so as not to spoil the movie, but the fact that the crates contained kyber crystals didn't really factor into the actual plot of Rogue One- it was more of an interesting detail. The crate itself is a cool little build. It's fairly simple, but it serves its purpose, and orange pieces are always good to have. It would have been nice to get two, because the tank has room for two, and it looks like something's missing with only one (the actual tank can hold three).
Overall, I really like this set. It includes some great minifigures, one of which is a main character in Rogue One, and an awesome vehicle at a more than reasonable price (at 385 pieces, $30 in the US is considerably less than the ideal 10 cents/piece). I do wish it had another minifigure- a stormtrooper or a member of Saw Guerrera's rebel cell would have been great. As is, the tank looks great next to the AT-ST Walker, and is essential to any Rogue One collection.
Pros:
-Chirrut
-Tank Troopers
-Variety of weapons/accessories
-Accessible and spacious interior
-Orange crate
-Very sturdy
-Fun build
-Movie-accurate
Cons:
-Laser bolts are the wrong color
-Hatches are only for looks
-No kyber crystals
-Only includes one crate
-Needs another minifigure
"
I would recommend this to a friend!
 
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AT-ST™ Walker
4.5 out of 5(64)
 
 
 
TIE Striker™
4.5 out of 5(42)
 
 
 
Rebel U-Wing Fighter™
4.6 out of 5(65)
 
 
 
Krennic's Imperial Shuttle
4.4 out of 5(43)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
40 mins
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+3points
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 Clone Turbo Tank™
Clone Turbo Tank™
Clone Turbo Tank™
 
Posted:December 16, 2016
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Overall: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
HAVw A6 Juggernaut
" This is doubtless a controversial set, but is in my opinion a very good one. This latest version of the Clone Turbo Tank has recieved a lot of criticism for its size-- or lack thereof. It's true that it's significantly smaller than its predecessors in 2005/2006 and 2010, but I don't think that makes it a bad set. Regardless, it has a lot of cool features and has an exceptional selection of minifigures.
Minifigures:
Jedi Master Quinlan Vos
This figure is, for me, the highlight of the set. Quinlan Vos is one of my favorite Jedi from the Clone Wars era, and is a really interesting character. It's well-established in Star Wars canon (at least until Disney reset it) that he was present at the Battle of Kashyyyk, but he didn't actually appear in Revenge of the Sith, so I'm extremely impressed that LEGO chose to include him. The figure looks amazing, much better than his Clone Wars version. He has printing on the front and back of his torso, depicting his unorthodox Jedi armor and robes. The belt has an impressive level of detail. The robe printing continues onto the front of his legs. He has a double-sided face, with angry and stoic expressons, and both faces have his signature yellow tattoo. Quinlan is one of the few Star Wars characters who I think looks better with the angry face. He reuses the black Thorin Oakenshield hairpiece from The Hobbit sets and comes equipped with his green lightsaber. Whoever designed this figure, well done.
Jedi Master Luminara Unduli
Master Luminara has never been my favorite character, but her completely redesigned figure is much better than the one that was released back in 2005 (I don't own the 2011 Clone Wars version to compare to this one). Her Jedi robes are highly detailed, and her cape and headdress come in brown this time around, rather than black. She has a double-sided face with slightly happy and angry expressions. She comes equipped with her green lightsaber. Very good figure, and essential for Kashyyyk, just not my favorite character.
Commander Gree
Gree is identical to his previous appearance in 2014's AT-AP. I love the silver helmet, which also has green printing. The armor print is very accurate to the source material and looks very good. He has the usual angry clone face under his helmet and comes equipped with a standard blaster and macrobinoculars.
41st Elite Corps Scout Trooper
This is the same figure that was included in the Kashyyyk Troopers battle pack and the Droid Gunship in 2014. I love the olive green helmet mold, and the printing is very accurate to the movie. He has the same face as Commander Gree and comes equipped with a standard blaster.
Battle Droids
Nothing new here. LEGO hasn't had to change them since 1999, except for adding arms that could hold the then-new Star Wars blasters in 2007. They may not be exciting, but you can never have too many of them.
AT-RT:
I really love this walker. It's smaller than the versions that were included in their own sets in 2005 and 2013, but that's a good thing-- this one is much closer to minifigure scale, and the others are drastically oversized. I like that it has some green armor plating, indicating that it is used by the 41st Elite Corps, rather than just being a generic walker. I'm not a huge fan of the stud shooter in place of a better-looking blaster cannon, but in this case it feels appropriate for some reason. It has space to seat one minifigure and can fold up to fit inside the tank. Overall I'm very impressed with this version of the All-Terrain Recon Transport, but I do wish an AT-RT driver minifigure had been included (LEGO has never made that particular clone design).
Clone Turbo Tank:
As I mentioned before, this is by far the smallest Clone Turbo Tank that LEGO has released, but that can be a good thing. In fact, for me, it's the perfect size. I got four of the Kashyyyk Trooper battle backs, the AT-AP, and the Droid Gunship back in 2014, and the Homing Spider Droid alon with this set this year, which left me with a ton of 41st Elite Corps troopers. I always appriciate Star Wars vehicles with space for a lot of minifigures, and this set did not disappoint. After crewing the four Swamp Speeders, AT-RT, and AT-AP, I had 7 more troopers plus Commander Gree. The tank seats six of those nine, and I was able to fit the other three in with a slight modification (more on that later), so the size and interior space worked well for me. I'm not saying I wouldn't appriciate a bigger tank, but the size of this one is just fine.
As far as playability goes, this set is packed. The sides of the tank open for easy access, but unlike previous versions, the main side hatch, the side of the front cockpit, and the side of the section behind the main compartment all open together. Each main door has the odd-looking hanlde-like thing that was also present on previous versions (which I recently learned is actually an anti-personnel cannon) and a pair of the newer spring-loaded missiles, in dark trans-blue this time. These missile luanchers are something that actually appeared in the movie, but that LEGO hasn't included in their renditions before, so I'm happy to see them here. The inside of each main door has a clip for an extra missile (or anything else that can attatch to a clip, such as blasters or lightsabers). The main compartment is meant to hold the folded-up AT-RT, which fits in nicely if it's folded properly, but with a simple addition, I modified it to become a troop compartment. I used a 4x8 plate and stuck an 2x2 plate in the middle on the bottom to hold it in place, and it fit very well into the tank while still being easy to remove. I was able to fit three troopers, Quinlan, Luminara, and Yoda onto the plate and still close the tank completely (I did have to remove the lightsabers from the Jedi, but that's where the clips come in handy). The main compartment also has a crank near the top which can raise the sentry tower (alternitively, the tower can easily be pulled up from the outside). There is space for one minifigure to stand, and a control panel in front of them. I'm not overly fond of the design of the platform itself: in the movie, the tower is almost completely enclosed, whereas here, the spotter is completely exposed. I guess it's better than not having one at all, though. Behind the tower is a blaster turret that can be controlled by a minifigure which can rotate 360 degrees (I think it's supposed to be controlled from inside the tank, though, but it's better than the cannon being turned into a flick missile). Behind the turret is a retractable handle for carrying the model, which does its job well. The front cockpit has seats for two minifigures, and is rather spacious. There is a steering wheel for one driver and a control panel for the other. There is a pair of dual blaster cannons mounted under the cockpit which can move up and down. The area behind the main compartment is empty, but it's far too small to do anything useful with. Yoda might be able to fit in this area, but that's about it. Behind that, in the "neck" section, is a removable crate which contains a thermal detonator (actually two; one is included as an extra piece). Those obviosly don't take up much space, so there's room for more thermal detonators, blasters, etc. The rear cockpit has room for one minifigure, and has two clips for accessories, one of which holds a clear coffee mug. The sides of this section don't open, which makes it a little harder to access. On the roof of the rear cockpit is a turret with two stud shooters that can rotate 360 degrees. The wheels look good, and the middle set has springs attatched that act as a suspension system that works well. When the tank is pushed to lean to one side, it causes the other four sets of wheels to turn, allowing the tank a greater range of motion than just forward and backward.
Final Thoughts:
Overall, I think this is a good set. At 110 dollars in the US and only 900 pieces, it's a little steep, but there are a lot of larger pieces (wheels, plates) that probably cause at least some of the rise in price. Even so, I don't think it's not a bad value, especially for those who have never gotten a LEGO Clone Turbo Tank in the past, and its smaller size may be an advantage for those who wouldn't have space for a larger set.
Pros:
-Quinlan Vos
-Commander Gree
-Approprately-scaled AT-RT
-Missile launchers
-Space for minifigures
Cons:
-No AT-RT driver minifigure
-Limited access to rear cockpit
-Cranks for tower can make the main hold seem a little cramped
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Homing Spider Droid™
4.6 out of 5(10)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 years old
Gender:  Male
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
Building Experience:  Advanced LEGO builder
Purchased For: Self
Build Time:
02 hrs
Play Experience (Optional)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value for Money (Optional)
4 / 5
4 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+13points
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 Homing Spider Droid™
Homing Spider Droid™
Homing Spider Droid™
 
Posted:December 16, 2016
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Age: 19-24 years old
Customer Type:  LEGO Fan
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5 / 5
5 / 5
OG-9 Homing Spider Droid
" This is LEGO's third full-size version of the OG-9 Homing Spider Droid, and in my personal opinion it's the best of the three. At just under 10 cents/piece, it's a good value, and has a great selection of minifigures.
Minifigures:
Grand Master Yoda:
This is the same version of Yoda that was first seen in 2103. He has robe printing on the front and back of his torso, and printing on his eyes and the back of his head. The headpiece is the highlight of this figure, and, like the Clone Wars version, captures the spirit of the character very well. He comes armed with a green lightsaber, although it would have been nice to get his cane as well.
41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper:
This particular Clone Trooper armor design did not appear in the movies or The Clone Wars TV show, but it's easily one of my favorite Phase II clones that LEGO has ever released. He is only included in this set and the Kashyyyk Troopers battle pack from 2014. The olive green and dark tan color scheme go very well together. The legs, helmet, and front and back of the torso have a detailed camouflage design similar to Commander Gree, and the visor on the helmet is green rather than black, matching other Kashyyyk trooper helmets. I particularly love the fact that the helmet is molded in olive green. He has the standard angry clone face that's been around since 2013. He comes armed with a standard blaster.
2 Battle Droids:
Nothing new here, but you can never have too many.
DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droid:
I have mixed feelings about this one. The design is good overall, but I'm not a fan of the stud shooter as its primary weapon, which is mounted on a ball joint. It may be a fun play feature for kids, but it looks a little wrong to me, as it doesn't resemble the blaster cannon on the real thing (that's been included on every previous version) at all. However, I'll admit that the stud shooters are much better than the flick-fire missiles, as long as they're not being used as minifigure weapons. The use of the fencin sword as an antenna isn't something I would have thought of. I didn't like it at first, but it does look much better than the basic lever, and it's a great piece that I didn't own previously. Even better, the set includes an extra sword.
OG-9 Homing Spider Droid:
This version of the Homing Spider Droid is well done overall. LEGO fixed the major flaw of the two previous versions by changing the pins used to connect the legs, so they now hold their position when posing the droid. This allows the droid to be posed in a variety of interesting ways, and also allows it to "walk" (sort of). The feet still flop around, but I don't consider that a flaw. The body is essentially the same as the 2013 version, and it looks great. The top half of the sphere can spin 360 degrees, and the lower half is fixed. The weapons, however, could be better. The dorsal cannon looks good, but its position is fixed. I havn't had any luck modifying it so it can spin/elevate like it's supposed to. The ventral cannon has a 6-stud shooter which I'm not completely averse to in this case, even though it doesn't look as accurate. It can move up and down by about 90 degrees, which is a perfectly suitable range, but it can't spin. My major complaint about this model, though, is a fairly trivial one in comparison: the inclusion of an area to seat a battle droid (or any other figure) on the back of the top half of the head. It interrupts the spherical shape of the head, making the model look weird from the back. In addition, the Homing Spider Droid is a self-propelled unit, like most Separatist vehicles, and therefore DOES NOT REQUIRE A PILOT (or even have room for one). This is a fact that LEGO seems rather fond of ignoring with Separatist assault vehicles and starfighters, including Vulture Droids, Droid Gunships, Tri-Fighters, and Tank Droids. All of these are droids in and of themselves, and each contains a droid brain that allows it to think and recieve commands on its own. Even if this weren't the case, the tube on the back of the dorsal cannon forces the droid to lean back or fold its head down to even fit in the seat and keep the eyes of the Spider Droid facing forward. Despite this, it's a minor flaw, and does not detract from the overall quality of the model.
Final Thoughts:
While I do have a few complaints, overall this is a very good set. It looks fairly accurate to the droid seen in Revenge of the Sith, and it's the easiest way at this point to get the current version of Yoda, which is a must-have for any LEGO Star Wars fan. The set is an excellent addition to any Kashyyyk collection; it goes well with the Droid Gunship and makes a formidable opponent for the ISP Swamp Speeder (Kashyyyk Troopers battle pack), AT-AP or Clone Turbo Tank.
Pros:
-Yoda
-41st Elite Corps Trooper
-Battle Droids
-Fencing sword
-Legs are very stable
-overall design of both spider droids
Cons:
-Neither cannon can spin
-Inclusion of pilot/driver seat
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I would recommend this to a friend!
 
My Product Recommendations
Clone Turbo Tank™
4.3 out of 5(26)
 
 
 
 
 
From:  United States
Age: 19-24 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)
5 / 5
5 / 5
Level of Difficulty:
Easy
Easy
Very Easy
Very Challenging
I would recommend this to a friend!
+22points
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