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[REVIEW] 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank

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Hello everyone,

I am back again to share my fourth LEGO Star Wars Rogue One review. The earlier LEGO Rogue One reviews which I reviewed were the 75153 AT-ST Walker, 75154 TIE Striker and 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter and I enjoyed building/playing all of these sets very much. Thus, I have been trying to do these reviews whenever possible to share with the Eurobricks community. Hope to share more of my other new Rogue One sets which I have bought. Please note there will not be any major movie spoilers but there is bound to contain minor movie spoilers. If you are those who have not watched the movie, then please do not read this review. I will be surprised if SW fans like yourself have not watch this spin-off. To add on, I am integrating many references and facts which can be found in the informative DK Star Wars Rogue One (Ultimate Visual Guide). Without further ado, let me indulge you guys in this review.  

Movie spoilers ahead (potential), read at your own risk. :devil: 

Name: 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
Theme: LEGO System / Licensed / Star Wars / Rogue One
Year: 2016
Pieces: 385
Minifigs: 3
Price: USD $29.99, GBP 29.99, EURO 29.99, SGD $79.90
Resources: Brickset, BrickLink


An original box image of the 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
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Back view of the original box image of the 75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank
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The latest new LEGO Star Wars Rogue One minifigures addition
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The strong assault hovertank will tear the taunting rebellion apart
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The Imperial Empire has continued to build their ground arsenal and successfully developed an armoured tank with cargo transport capabilities for added protection since the end of Clone Wars. The Empire has an impressive starfleet and is actively occupying many planets. It will also require a strong ground assault vehicles to manage the occupation against those resistance elements and for law & order. The Imperial Assault Hovertank is appearing for the first time in the Star Wars Rogue One series and the first in the Star Wars universe. This tank was seen briefly in the Battle of Jedha. Don't underestimate the capabilities and you probably realise too late that it can battle effectively in tight corners against guerrilla operations. 


The content of the sealed box
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The sealed box comes with four numbered mint packs and are numbered from one to four. The instruction manual are part of the content. After the set is built, these are the remaining spare parts which are spread across the packs. You can view the spare parts for packet 1, packet 2, packet 3 and packet 4.  


The continuation of these awesome new LEGO Rogue One minifigures33915505661_c5de327c89_o_d.jpg

Let's glance at these minifigures from the smallest 2016 Star Wars Rogue One set. From left to right, we have Chirrut Îmwe and two Imperial Hovertank Pilots. I am very fond with these minifigures especially with their detailed printing. Upon removing their helmets and hairpieces, you can see back view of the minifigures with their alternate facial expression. All of the minifigures are featured with impressive back printing. All of these minifigures are unique to this set and if you wish to get Chirrut Îmwe who is one of the main characters of Rogue One, then this set is a must-to-get set.

Chirrut Îmwe is a former Guradian of the Whills, along with his best friend, Baze Malbus. He believed that all living things are connected through the Force. His sightless eyes do not prevent him to become one man to beat ten men, quoted by Ip Man. Although Chirrut Îmwe is not a Jedi, but he continued to hone his body through intense physical and mental discipline. The famous quote in the Rogue One Movie is, "The Force is with me, and I am with the Force, and I fear nothing for all as the Force wills it." His choice of weapons include the handcrafted lightbow as ranged weapon and walking staff for melee combat. The minifigure printing is very impressive and it even take consideration of his 'Echo Box' at his waist, which transmits assists in situational awareness. 

These Imperial Hovertank Pilots are responsible for the Empire's Ground Assault Vehicles. They drive everything from troop transports to heavily armed combat tanks. These drivers are lightly armoured and rely on their armoured vehicles for protection. In the Planet of Jedha, these drivers steer the mighty TX-225 combat assault tanks aka Imperial Assault Hovertanks through the narrow avenue of the Holy City, demonstrating their superior firepower and escorting the kyber shipments extracted from the ground. They normally don't work alone and work together with other Stromtroopers on ground and also obtaining their superior air support for additional cover. 


The entire building content for Packet 1
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The completed built for Packet 1
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The completed built for the first packet is to form the front of the hovertank and cockpit structure through mainly grey bricks. This packet also include Chirrut Îmwe minifigure. 


The entire building content for Packet 2
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The completed built for Packet 2
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The completed built of packet 2 is focused mainly on the left side of the vehicular mechanics and firepower. 
 

The entire building content for Packet 3
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The completed built for Packet 3
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The completed built of packet 3 is focused mainly on the left side of the vehicular mechanics and firepower.  It also include two Imperial Assault Hovertank Pilots. 


The entire building content for Packet 4
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The completed built of the Imperial Assault Hovertank
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This is the completed built for the Imperial Assault Hovertank aka known as Imperial TX-225 Assault Tank. It's menacing appearance is largely made up of dull grey facade. This Imperial Assault Hovertank measures over 8cm high, 20cm long and 14cm wide. It is very fun to play with for merely battling or cargo transport escort. It can fulfill both of these functions very well. With some troopers on the ground escorting with the tank for added security, it's even better when you can form a column or envoy with two or three of these Imperial Assault Hovertanks. I think that will be pretty impressive and for this reason, I bought an extra set for it. When I compared with the similar type, 75100 First Order Snowspeeder, this is so much better and impressive. 

There are several playing mechanisms which can be seen from here and here. There are shooting spring-shot missiles from the front and adjusting the various weapon features like the Dymek 2e/w medium laser cannon at both sides, a pair of forward-locked antipersonnel Dymek 2e/w medium laser cannon at the front and commander's gun at the cockpit top. The achievement of making it hover looking is done very well through those wheels beneath the base which make it subtly well hidden. The opening of the vehicular cockpit was a slight disappointment to me. By right, there should be a opening at the hatch where the Tank Commander can stand up to man the position. Well, it does achieve some sort of opening for the driver and commander at the front which you can see their seating over here. Our Eurobricks Duke, Forresto have done some modifications to the hatch and I am very pleased with it with that simple modification. Other members also done some modifications on their own too. 

This storage container can contain weapons, bombs and even precious cargo like kyber crystals. It can be opened by lifting the container lid which is pretty simple to play. I love the idea of having a tank becoming a cargo transport too. It is just like a 2 in 1 multipurpose. You can see the storage container safely placed at the rear of the Imperial Assault Hovertank. 

These are the images of the Imperial Assault Hovertank which can be viewed from the front, side view, bottom view and back view.


Let's take those hovertanks down
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Band of Rebels
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The force is with me and I am with the force
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To conclude, this set is an above average LEGO Rogue One set. I like it very much and is fun to play with to form many battle scenes with this AT-ST or AT-AT. I look forward to acquire a few more of these if is heavily discounted The minifigures assortment are great and the design is realistic and stayed close to the actual reference. If you are a huge fan of Rogue One or want to complete some of these unique minifigures, this set is not to be missed. What do you think of it? Will you like to get this set too?

Summary review
Playability: 9/10 (Fun playability on the transport escort aspect and great to 'hover' it around.)
Design: 8/10 (Good original design but needs some improvement on the hatch lid as it is unable to open it.)
Price: 6/10 (Price is much reasonable elsewhere but now I know Singapore SRP is on the high side which is very disappointing which will certainly deter me from buying here.)
Overall: 7.7/10 (Do get this set and complete your Rogue One collection.)

I gave it a "4" based on my Review Score Card. :wink: What about you?

I hope every one of you enjoyed reading this simple review of mine. Comments and Criticisms are welcomed.
Pictures can be found in My Flickr.

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Dear Eurobricks Community, 

Allow me to present my fourth reviewing attempt on the LEGO Rogue One sets. :wub: 

Love those sets very much. Hope you enjoy reading it. 

WhiteFang

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Nice review!

However Chirrut's quote is "I am one with the Force and the Force is with me". You quoted Baze :laugh:

Now I better go get a life... :look:

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20 hours ago, VaderFan2187 said:

Nice review!

However Chirrut's quote is "I am one with the Force and the Force is with me". You quoted Baze :laugh:

Now I better go get a life... :look:

This quote was extracted from the DK Visual Guide Book. I am aware of the quote which you have provided. But I don't recall that's what Baze Malbus had said. 

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Nice review, I'm planning on getting this set, just gotta wait till it goes down a few bucks for. Is it to much to hope it gets a May 4th discount. Also I gave it a "4". It has good minifigs, and a good build! Thanks for the review!

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Thanks for the review, it's always fun to read one!
I didn't plan on buying this set when I first saw it but after seeing the movie I really had to. I bought all of the rogue 1 sets because they are really well done and the movie was amazing. (In comparison, I didn't buy a single ep VII set because most ship designs were boring and the movie wasn't that great)
Only thing I would had to this set to make it perfect would be a 3rd tank trooper and an additional Kyber crystal cargo box. Also, like you mentionned, the hatch should be fix to allow the minifig's head to look outside.
I would also give this set a 4 out of 5!

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I like the minifigures but the design of the tank itself is kinda bland. I can't ever remember what it looks like lol. But that's not Lego's fault. The vehicle design was just generic compared to other Star Wars vehicles. Even other Star Wars tanks! Like that droid tank from the prequels was unique as heck looking and hard to forget. 

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On 4/17/2017 at 0:44 AM, FishW said:

Nice review, I'm planning on getting this set, just gotta wait till it goes down a few bucks for. Is it to much to hope it gets a May 4th discount. Also I gave it a "4". It has good minifigs, and a good build! Thanks for the review!

I sure hope there are some good discounts for this set (soon). It could be great to pick up more of these. 

On 4/17/2017 at 2:34 PM, duboismerci said:

Thanks for the review, it's always fun to read one!
I didn't plan on buying this set when I first saw it but after seeing the movie I really had to. I bought all of the rogue 1 sets because they are really well done and the movie was amazing. (In comparison, I didn't buy a single ep VII set because most ship designs were boring and the movie wasn't that great)
Only thing I would had to this set to make it perfect would be a 3rd tank trooper and an additional Kyber crystal cargo box. Also, like you mentionned, the hatch should be fix to allow the minifig's head to look outside.
I would also give this set a 4 out of 5!

Thanks, I agree with that additional perfection. It could certainly be lovely, even though the addition of a minifigure might sounds remote especially based on this price point in US. 

On 4/17/2017 at 2:39 PM, BrickG said:

I like the minifigures but the design of the tank itself is kinda bland. I can't ever remember what it looks like lol. But that's not Lego's fault. The vehicle design was just generic compared to other Star Wars vehicles. Even other Star Wars tanks! Like that droid tank from the prequels was unique as heck looking and hard to forget. 

It does look like the former Republic Fighter Tank to some extent. Well, is a tank and it should not be attracting attention. I think this colour scheme is just alright. Perhaps, not as iconic as others but it also largely based on the screentime as well. 

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I recently got this set, too, with about 25% of the retail price off, so I thought this was a neat deal. And I really like that thing! I really liked the movie, too, but this tank seems actually very robust and sturdy and I like the overall design, I think it captured the official look very well.

My only gripe with it is also that it comes with only one container box when it's clearly designed to transport two. Also, the container comes in such unique colors that bricklinking it seems like an expensive task, so I don't know what their plan was with that. Did they expect me to buy two tanks just to be able to fully load one of them? 

 

However, that's a minor inconvenience. Other than that, I really like this set, perhaps one of my favorites in recent memory!

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4 hours ago, Cody Startale said:

My only gripe with it is also that it comes with only one container box when it's clearly designed to transport two. Also, the container comes in such unique colors that bricklinking it seems like an expensive task, so I don't know what their plan was with that. Did they expect me to buy two tanks just to be able to fully load one of them? 

I think they expect you to buy "Battle of Scariff". Since it has another orange container just laying around. :wink:

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