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Review: 30005 Imperial Speder Bike

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30005 Imperial Speeder Bike

Theme: Star Wars OT

Parts: 29 (excluding minifig)

Figs: 1

Price: Free, Promo

Year: 2009

Brickset

Peeron - Not availible

Bricklink

When deep within the forests of Endor or on the open plains of Naboo the Imperial Speeder Bike is guaranteed to get you where you want in a flash.

This set was released on 5/09/2009 as a free promo with a select few newspapers including the Daily and Sunday Mirror. It was available to collect from WH Smith & Toys 'r' us Stores on this day.

1. Bag and instructions

The Polybag that is seen with most Promo's these days

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The instructions. (I'll try to get scans up soon) You can find the piece numbers on the instructions like on most small impulse sets too.

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2. Minifigs, set overview and parts

Here is a shot of the whole set. Pretty good for a promo

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And a rear shot

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The single minifig is still fairly impressive for a promo

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The parts selection mainly comprises of a a load of common parts but a few un-common pieces can be seen :thumbup:

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3. The Build

Here's a little walk through of the build

Stage 1-2. Here you build the Storm Trooper and base of the speeder

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Stage 3-4. On this step you add the clips for the handle bars and uncommon piece (on the back)which I was pleased to see.

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Stage 5-6. Now the base of a hinge component and the two control sticks have been added. These are the pistols you receive with agents sets. Again I was pleased to see these un-common, useful parts.

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Stage 7. Now we have some Gun type things created from axes. More parts I was happy to see.

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Stage 7.5. This is the front assembly created for stage 8

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Stage 8. Pretty simple, attaching the the section we created in stage 7.5 to the base of the hinge.

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Stage 9-10. All there is to do here is add on the steering vanes and the minifg. Somehow he steers with his fore arms.

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4.Final Thoughts & Comparison

Before we continue here is a quick comparison shot between this promo and the RAG Speeder

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Build 7/10 Although simple I did quite enjoy building it

Minifigs 9/10 The only better fig would have been a scout trooper

Design 6/10 Non canon and not very original, why didn't we just get and Endor speeder?

Parts 9/10 I was really surprised at the parts excellent selection included with this

Price 10/10 Free promo, what more can I say

Playability 8/10 It isn't much of a standalone but if combined with other sets it will incorporate well

Overall 49/60 Excellent. I think it was the fact it was a promo and a good piece selection that really 'did' it for this set

I found out what the axes are for!

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Edited by BoneyT

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Great review.

You made it just in time to be part of the frontpaging of this UK event :laugh:

I'll add this to the index within long.

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Great review.

You made it just in time to be part of the frontpaging of this UK event :laugh:

I'll add this to the index within long.

Guess I'm just good like that :tongue:. Thanks for the soon to be indexed.

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If I could get this set for UK prices I probably would buy multiples. So I suppose it is nice for the price. Having said that I really think the design is obscure and way under SW lego's normal standard. Those axes really really annoy me.... :thumbdown:

Well, it's probably just a matter of taste, but I would personaly never pay a hiked up e-bay price for these.

Edited by sunejensen01

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I picked up 5 of these today - that was as many as my conscience would let me have :tongue:

65p for a stormie! What a bargain! Plus a handy bag of extra pieces - some of them semi unusual.

Kaitan

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I got a couple aswell,tomorrows(sunday) kit looks pretty good too,i'll grab a few each day i think,shame not all the kits come with minifigs tho :sceptic:

Heres the list of whats to come-

Sat 5th Sept - Imperial Speeder Bike

Sun 6th Sept - Clone Walker

Mon 7th Sept - Mini TIE Fighter

Tues 8th Sept - Battle Droid on STAP

Wed 9th Sept - Mini V-19 Torrent

Thurs 10th Sept - Mini Grievous's Starfighter

Fri 11th Sept - Collectors Box

Sat 12th Sept - Poster

:classic:

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Heres the list of whats to come-

Sat 5th Sept - Imperial Speeder Bike

Sun 6th Sept - Clone Walker

Mon 7th Sept - Mini TIE Fighter

Tues 8th Sept - Battle Droid on STAP

Wed 9th Sept - Mini V-19 Torrent

Thurs 10th Sept - Mini Grievous's Starfighter

Fri 11th Sept - Collectors Box

Sat 12th Sept - Poster

:classic:

And the stickers on Sunday 13th as well, don't forget. :wink:

Great review, Skipper! :thumbup: Nice to hear another person's views on the set as well.

Edited by ADHO15

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