"This set is a great little build and looks very good when finished. It has fold out wings like the big set. I especially like the use of white mini-figure heads for the engines, which themselves are really neat. Some interesting small white wing pieces on this set that will be good for other custom builds.
Best thing is the unique mini-figure Pilot, that looks different to the mini-figure scale U-Wing and Y-Wing Pilots. He has a really detailed torso, and a different helmet with what look like combat 'kills' on one side. Great mini-figure for collectors. Overall a really nice Micro-Fighter set."
"This is my first microfighters set since the 'Ghost'. I regret that I've been dismissive of them previously, and not bothered to buy. However, these sets are great value. The TIE Striker pilot figure is excellent, lots of detail on his torso, and the helmet has some extra silver flash details.
Build is straightforward, and actually looks very good for the scale. Really like the TIE Fighter style window, that can be used for other builds.
A bargain really for a good-quality Star Wars mini-figure and some useful bits..."
"Bought this as I always like to get hold of new Imperial figures, and these Battle Packs are a good value way of doing that.
These latest figures are from the new Han Solo film (supposedly) so we will have to wait and see the film to see if they show up alongside this neat little hover shuttle.
Doesn't take long to build, and the design of the vehicle is suitably futuristic and industrial. I'm not a fan of the flick shooters, but that's because I prefer mini-figure scale weapons, but they work well - I lost a red piece already.
I really like the female Imperial officer; she has two expressions; 'thoughtful' and 'angry'. She has a chin strap painted on, so will look amusing with a hair piece...The torso detailing is really good on this figure. More female Imperial officers please!
The two new Patrol Troopers look great in their new livery, well detailed and moody with the usual 'anger' expression. The other Imperial deck officer has a great face with 70's sideburns and a moustache - the designers had fun. He looks like my uncle...
CONS: Other reviewers have talked about the control system for the pilot being out of reach or not looking right. It looks to me like an error in the instruction booklet. If you just switch the 'handles' around by 90 degrees, they can fit the mini-figure hands. (see my pictures).
I also added a grab rail with the 'ariel' piece, so the Stormtrooper can hang on to the side.
"I bought this when on offer in the LEGO store, as I was curious about how many figures have been released over the years. The book is fascinating! I can't believe just how many figures there are, and how many revisions over the years.
The book is generally well-laid out, following the story arc from Episode 1 to Episode VI, with Clone Wars and Rebels in between with the Yoda Chronicles added on towards the end. Plus, details of the KOTOR figures which are worth looking for. Each figure has a description of the sets it appears with, special versions, and changes in appearance over time. Especially amusing are the details of different facial expressions. The photos are very good as well.
Minor complaint; It's only been out a few months but it will have to be updated again soon with Episodes VII-IX, Han Solo and Rouge One, but that's a minor point. However, the index could be improved; why not have a figure name AND a model number index? It takes a lot of leafing through to find details of figures, when you only have the box model number. This should be added in later editions.
Overall, at this price point, it's an excellent reference for collectors, or those just interested in the figures. PLUS you get the rare and quite elegant Ralph McQuarrie Boba-Fett prototype which is ace!"
I would recommend this to a friend!
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LEGO® Star Wars ™: The Visual Dictionary (Updated and Expanded)
"This is an excellent set, three small dioramas with four figures. The booklet describes the pioneering exploits of Nancy Roman, Margaret Hamilton, Sally Ride and May Jemison, which I found very interesting.
The minature models of the Space Shuttle and Hubble Space Telescope are cleverly designed and look very realistic. All the pieces with special details are printed; I especially like Margaret's blackboard and Nancy's Cone Nebula presentation, and the solar panels for Hubble. The figures are well-detailed and unique in terms of their faces and costumes (as far as I can tell).
All-in-all, a great set that is fun to build, educational and hopefully inspirational to any young budding female scientists out there!"
"I bought this as it reminded me of a research vessel I worked on back in 2007 called RRS Discovery. The model itself is really impressive, and big, once it is completed. I spent about three days on it, building after work. It is a challenging build, which I like, and its great to see the scale of the ship increase, as you add the fore and aft sections of the hull and finally the bridge. The designers have a done a neat job with the rear rudder and on-board crane, and the way this moves by turning the small screws on the roof. The little helicopter is great fun as is the submarine, especially the moving propellers and sub sampling arms.
My only gripe is the heli-deck; it's far too big and high for this type of vessel; usually it would be on the rear. I therefore modified my model to lower the heli-deck, and put in a replica rear sub-launch derrick on the back. I also added seats in the submarine and helicopter to make them more realistic. I've added photos...
This is superb value at this price point. Recommended!"
"This set was bought cheap in John Lewis for a tenner, I wanted to get hold of some Death Troopers from Rogue One, and this fits the bill. Only wanted the figures and they look great and have nice details. Always good to have more Stormtroopers as well, and I'll use the other bits in the box for other projects. All-in-all a good deal."
"This a fun set to muck about with, and is good value for money. Fairly easy to build although I made a couple of mistakes with 1x1 pieces near the beginning. The light brick is a neat piece, and I especially like all the articulated joints - I have none of these, so for me was a reason to buy.
Pros: Great color bricks, light brick and lots of moveable arm parts which will be useful for other projects. Great fun.
Cons: Body is a bit top heavy for it's position in the chassis. When you push the robot, it tends to tip forward. It just needs moving back a bit in the chassis, something I will have a look at later."
Bounty Hunters! We don't need their scum on board!
"What a bargain this is! Having seen Bossk on his own for around £20 on eBay, we now have all the bounty hunters (plus Boba Fett in 75137 Carbon Freezing Chamber) from Empire Strikes Back. Now you can set up some dioramas from that film as per the photo (I used the officer and some Stormtroopers from 75134 Galatic Empire Battle Pack).
Pros - All the figure are excellent, well detailed and there are enough bits to give all of them a backpack. The speeder bike for me was just an add on, I would have bought the figures on their own, but it is a good design and looks great. Very easy to build and modify, and comes with some useful different pieces.
Cons - IB-88 could use a 1x1 flat round piece for the top of his head to finish it off, and he tends to fall over easily due to the weight of the rifle. Personally, I prefer the rifle as an extra rather than the 'flick' guns which look too big. In KOTOR, Bossk has a concussion rifle, which would have been nice to have..
All in all, fantastic set and a great price for these figures."
"I bought this after reading another review regarding the Boba Fett figure. This is great value, just to get him plus the Ugnaught which is a new figure I believe. Boba Fett comes with lots of spare antennas and blast shields for his helmet - a nice suprise! His outfit is excellent, much better than the figure I had some years back with the very first Slave 1. I also bought this to get a younger Han Solo figure to go with 75105 Millienium Falcon. He's pretty funny with his two-faced expression for suprise and 'being frozen'.
The design of the twsting carbonite system is a bit hit-and-miss, but is interesting to build and fun to muck about with. I've no idea what the point of the underfloor draw-bridge is, but the lift is quite neat.
Also, the abundance of orange light pieces is great for making other models or using along with Lego Architecture Studio - I wanted the stairs for that as well.