Set Number: 7930
Set Name: Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
Sub Theme: Clone Wars
Figs: Sugi, Aurra Sing, Embo and IG-86 Assassin Droid Bounty Hunter
Release: January 2011 (official) December 2010 (real)
While the outcome of the Clone Wars hangs in the balance, bounty hunters are out to capture the Jedi Knights! Rotate the twin engines for flying and landing modes, open the cockpit, and fire away with laser cannons! Use the ship’s prison cell for captured Jedi, and store the stolen Holocron in a secret chamber aboard the Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship! Includes all-new Sugi, Aurra Sing, Embo and IG-86 assassin droid bounty hunter minifigures.
- Includes 4 minifigures: Sugi, Aurra Sing, Embo and IG-86 Assassin Droid Bounty Hunter
- Rotate the engines!
- Features the Holocron, stored in a secret compartment
- Open cockpit and prison cell for play inside!
- Hunt down the Jedi Knights in their #7931 Jedi Shuttle!
- Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship measures 11” wide (30cm) 10” long (25cm) and 6” (15cm) tall
The front of the box features the classic info - a little sparse in this non-US version, the gunship in action, the figs included and a small picture of the gunship with it's wings turned in landing position.
The rear is a pleasing vue of all the playfeatures on the gunship.
- How you twist and turn everything that can do so.
At first I was amazed by the many opening and closing possibilities, but rest assured that it's no Transformer at all
The contents of the box:
We get 3 polybags - one for the cockpit and figs, one for the wings and one for the engines.
Neatly sorted in 3 numbered bags - it's really important no to make the build to difficult for those 8-14 year old kids
(And yes, I built them by the numbers)
We get one instruction booklet.
With easy to follow pics, showing which individual bricks from your numbered polybag you are to use at each building step. How easy can they actually make this for us?
All I need now is for TLG to include a small package of instant coffee and I'll be set for a smooth ride.
They're kind enough to show us which polybags are used for each part of the set.
As you can see we get a fairly easy build out of this one.
Easy steps with only a few parts added every time.
I wonder what's Darth Vader doing in a Clone Wars instructions?
Still looks cool though.
In the back of the instructions we get a set overview, showing us the figs and how to use the playfeatures of the set.
A stickersheet - "Oh noooes!"
Yeah, we've got to live with another one.
I'll try to scan it when I get back to work early January.
(I'll do that to the stickers from the other sets as well).
The Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship Cockpit Print:
'Nice playing with ya'
This picture is from the booklet that comes with the Complete Clone Wars Season 2 DVD Box.
And it looks a little cleaner than the picture I initially took of the stickersheet/TLG's version.
Which is is - the sticker is gibberish while this version can easily be translated.
(Thanks Brickdoctor for the help )
The box holds the utterly important Jedi Holocron.
And the text says "LOCK" - that's a good thing.
Luckily it doesn't say "UNLOCKED" - now those pesky bounty hunters wont get the holocron afterall.
Not much - some technic rabble, a round trans clear plate and a couple of cheese slopes.
Guess it didn't take much to equal the weight for the packing machine.
The Wing Mechanism:
A very nice feature and well hidden within the design.
I think I'll let the instruction scans speak for themselves.
Aurra Sing - again a picture from the small DVD booklet.
I think TLG nailed it pretty well.
A nice fig that looks just like I'd imagined she would in LEGO.
A little meh!
Not much to look at or out of the ordinary.
Probably the most boring new fig in this set.
Again a pretty good depiction of Embo as he should look in LEGO.
Same old boring droid.
But I guess that a redesign would be equally boring or odd?
Not much to talk about. As mentioned earlier it's a fairly easy build with small steps.
The first polybag holds the parts for the cockpit.
A nice dark green thing that has most of the playfeatures integrated.
We got sliding doors, a rear hatch that opens to the barred window and a roof that opens so they can get in.
I used the best playtester at hand.
My daughter and she had serios trouble with the sliding doors.
They just come of to easily...
I tried to show her how "easy" it was and they kept coming off for me too.
Poor design - "Bad TLG Bad Dog!!"
The second polybag allows the construction of the wings.
An interesting build as it mostly concerns the mechanism that brings the engines in "flight" or "landing" position.
Plus the slider also conceals the "Jedi Holocron" from the commercial and Clone Wars Episode 17.
The last and final polybag has the parts for the engines.
They're beautiful and very shiny
A simple 1x2 brick with technic axle hole is all that connects them to the gunship.
That certainly has some play value if one was to blow off an engine like the commercial shows the T6 doing.
All 3 bags in one shot:
With a swift connection of the engines to the wing and the wing to the cockpit, you've got an awesome Bounty Hunter Gunship at your disposal.
Now it's time to whoop some of that "goody little choo choo" republic behinds
The Complete Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship:
Isn't it a thing of beauty?
I really like the yellow and dark green colour scheme.
Plus the overall design of it is sleek and pretty good.
It looks good, but I'm a little disappointed.
The up position has trouble "locking" and I had to add a small plate to keep the engines from going back to "landing position". It's the slider and the friction that's the issue.
But I guess it's not that important to the playability or swooshability of this gunship.
JCC1004 was kind enough to do a few pics from the new LEGO Club magazine for me.
They show Aurra Sing snatching the Jedi Holocron.
Now I might be a total ignorant when it comes to Clone Wars.
But what's Aurra doing with the Jedi Holocron?
And why is she in the Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship with IG-86?
In Episode 17, it's only Embo and Sugi.
Am I missing something?
I really must watch those first seasons soon
All in all this is a great set.
I like the design and to me it looks like they've nailed not only the figs, but the entire set pretty well.
It all looks like I would have hoped it to when comparing to the Clone Wars.
A full from me.