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REVIEW: 7184 Trade Federation MTT


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#1 Mischa07

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:30 PM

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7184: Trade Federation MTT

Name: Trade Federation MTT
Theme: Star Wars Episode I
Set Number: 7184
Pieces: 466
Year released: 2000
Minifigures: 7
Price: Can't remember, but $50.00 according to Peeron


This was a good set back in the day. Number of minifigs and the design of the MTT are okay. Still, I would love to get the other MTT (#7662 Trade Federation MTT).

The instruction manual.

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Back.

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Minifig page.

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A random page.

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There's also a comic at the end of the manual.

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The minifigs in this set are good. Six Battle Droids with blasters and one without. He controls the MTT. The green groundplate is not included with the set.

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Finally a look at the MTT, which is short for Multi-Troop Transport (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/MTT).

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The bottom.

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I'll start with the cockpit. The two panels on the side can open up.

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Here's the Battle Droid inside the cockpit.

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A close-up of the controls.

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The Battle Droid is supposed to sit like this but when I moved the MTT around he kept falling out.

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So I connected him with his back to the back of the chair.

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The cockpit with the Battle Droid seen trough the window.

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With one side closed.

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Here's the empty loading rack...

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...which goes inside the MTT.

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The loading rack with two droids on it.

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All of the Battle Droids and their blasters on it.

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Bottom.

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Let's put them in!

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A look from the front.

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There are some guns on the front.

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Without the windscreen. I really don't like these guns, because they are very unstable and always fall off.

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At the back of the MTT there are a couple of small doors.

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Here they are closed.

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And open. There's a light/blaster inside it.

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The other side.

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And a look from above.

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The backdoor of the MTT.

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Open.

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By removing this black tile you can split the MTT in half.

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It connects by these pins and holes.

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A photo of the two halves.

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It can open up like this (sorry for the cobwebs in the background :tongue: )

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Right side.

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Left side.

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Folded to the back.

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Photos of the interior.

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A look at the complete set.

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Price: 7/10 - Alright. The MTT from 2007 has three times more pieces than this set and a lot more Battle Droids (20) and is 'only' $100.00. So, I think it's wiser to buy that set instead of this one.
Parts: 8/10 - Nice amount of brown parts, but not really any rare or exclusive pieces.
Playability: 8/10 - It can open up for it to be played with and it's fun to put the droids on the loading rack.
Minifigs: 7/10 - Nice amount of figs, but could have used a bit more.
Final: 7/10 - The design of this MTT is good, but the version from 2007 looks a lot better (and includes a lot more Battle Droids!).

Edited by Mischa07, 14 January 2011 - 01:52 PM.

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#2 ILikePi

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:39 PM

Thanks for the review!  :classic:
This MTT seems pretty good for a set made in 2000. It also has lots of features.  :thumbup:

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#3 Jammiedodger

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:51 PM

Thanks for reviewing. A great set with lots of features. Shame it was not just brown with a bit of grey here and there. With the tan it looks a bit jumbled.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:56 PM

I agree with the color comments above. Great Review. Also, is the loading rack the same as the one in the battle droid transport?

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#5 Mischa07

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:02 PM

Thanks everyone! :classic:

 jifel, on Mar 29 2009, 07:56 PM, said:

Also, is the loading rack the same as the one in the battle droid transport?
No, it's a little bit different.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

both compatible with eachother?

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:28 PM

These old sets always bring back good memories :cry_happy: , however the new mtt is way better.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:36 PM

For its time this was an exellent set. I am very bummed I never got it. Even today though comparing todays sets it is still very remarkable. Nice review. :thumbup:

#9 Mischa07

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:37 PM

 jifel, on Mar 29 2009, 08:03 PM, said:

both compatible with eachother?
Well, the one from the MTT fits into the Battle Droid Carrier.

The one from the Battle Droid Carrier doesn't fit into the MTT because of the four grey antennas on top of it.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

Very nice review Mischa07! Lots of pictures again :thumbup:

Voted average. I like the set, but it's outdated and surpassed by the 7662 Trade Federation MTT. So I'm not judging it as an 2000 set but by todays standards... Although as a collector I would like to get my hands on one.
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 10:53 PM

pretty good set, but for me any set with only droids is just average

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 10:29 AM

This is a nice set, even though I am not into the prequel movies or sets. My fondest memory of this set is being able to buy one used together with some other SW Lego sets (including a 7150 Y-Wing and a complete 7130 Snowspeeder) for € 25,- (!!!) back in 2005 and selling just this MTT on for € 85,- a week later! Beste deal I ever made! And during the week I had it in my possesion, I did admire the many cool features, such as the removable back, the hidden guns and the droid rack.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 03:41 PM

I have loved this set from the moment it came out, I bought it straight away when it became available in the Netherlands.

It is a large set that still seems a bit empty: all the battledroids are in the front half and the back is filled with some tiny controls and a large cargobay full of... nothing.
I used to place the little tan vehicle from the naboofighter inside it, but there was still room left for more.

The one thing I notice about your review (which is otherwise excellent) is that you misplaced the driver's seat in the upper segment of the front half. The battledroid is somehow designed to fit exactly into that old space part Lego used for a seat back in 2000.

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#14 Mischa07

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:00 PM

 simonwillems, on Mar 30 2009, 04:41 PM, said:

The one thing I notice about your review (which is otherwise excellent) is that you misplaced the driver's seat in the upper segment of the front half. The battledroid is somehow designed to fit exactly into that old space part Lego used for a seat back in 2000.
Hey, I'm also from the Netherlands :classic:

I don't understand why I put the seat that way. It's clearly the other way around in the instructions. I'll make some new photos soon and add them to the review. Thanks for pointing it out!
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:28 PM

 Mischa07, on Mar 30 2009, 06:00 PM, said:

Hey, I'm also from the Netherlands :classic:


It is one big happy Dutch family here at Eurobricks...!  :grin:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:52 PM

This is an ok set, but the remake is waaay better.
Still this was a great way to build the battle droid army and a neccesity for almost any LEGO Star Wars fan.
Thanks for reviewing this :thumbup:
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 08:18 PM

Nice review, it was very thorough. However, even for a set in 2000, this is one of the ugliest turds of a Lego set I've ever seen.  :sick: I do, however, like the idea that it splits in half and opens up to the interior.  :thumbup: I think that is a technique that should be used more often...

Thanks for sharing.  :classic:

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:14 PM

The worst Star Wars set ever made

I could build something better

It baffles me that people can defend it 'its one of the early sets the designers were still learning to build...'

Absurd - this was a set built in a single sitting, part of an entire line rushed out to cash in on Ep 1. Look at the old MTT and the new one - one was built by a pro, the other was not

As we can see from the new Republic Dropship set - Lego is more intrested in quality these days (and vast margins!)
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Posted 30 March 2009 - 09:35 PM

I never knew that there was an older MTT, anyway I like the new one better.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:44 PM

 simonwillems, on Mar 30 2009, 04:41 PM, said:

The one thing I notice about your review (which is otherwise excellent) is that you misplaced the driver's seat in the upper segment of the front half. The battledroid is somehow designed to fit exactly into that old space part Lego used for a seat back in 2000.
I've added some pics :classic:
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Posted 04 April 2009 - 06:48 PM

 Mischa07, on Apr 4 2009, 07:44 PM, said:

I've added some pics :classic:

So I see  :grin:

I had the same problem with the battledroid in the seat bouncing around in the MTT, your solution of attaching him to the rear of the seat is very clever!

#22 Mischa07

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 07:00 PM

Thanks :classic: It looks stupid but at least you don't see it when the MTT is closed. It's better than hearing the Battle Droid going through the whole cockpit when the MTT is in motion :tongue:
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:30 PM

I really like this one .I remember when I bought it on ebay.

Even though some of the colors dont fit well it's still a good set.
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Posted 29 November 2009 - 11:40 PM

So you've read this review in 3 minutes? *huh*
Slow down and take it easy on bumpin' old topics please.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 03:18 AM

 KimT, on Nov 30 2009, 12:40 PM, said:

So you've read this review in 3 minutes? *huh*

:oh:  That is pretty fast! :oh:
Great Review Mischa07 :sweet:
This was an alright set, a good attempt by Lego. :thumbup:
But the remake is Alot better!
I like the little blasters on the side of this one though. :thumbup:
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