(27.03.09) This is my seventh review. It features:
Product: 10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT
Theme: Star Wars
No of pieces: 1758
Release Date: 2009
RRP: USD $250.00
Featured Episodes: AOTC, TCW, ROTS
Lego "Shop at Home" Catalog Description
Flying through the skies of hostile planets, the Republic LAAT/c (Low Altitude Assault Transport/carrier) Dropship swoops down and deploys the AT-OT (All Terrain Open Transport) troop carrier for attacks on Separatist strongholds. Dropship features an opening cockpit, rotating front and rear cannons, auto-firing missiles and armament bay, and a fold-away handle on top. AT-OT features poseable legs, rotating cannons, crew compartment with weapon racks, and folding cockpit and boarding ramp. Drop ship automatically locks onto walker, then releases it with the push of a switch! Also works with #7675 AT-TE Walker. Includes 2 clone pilots and 6 clone troopers.
This is the box compared to a Darth Vader fig for size. The dimensions are about 580mm x 480mm.
The back of the box shows many of the features included in this set including opening cockpits, missile launchers and the connecting feature between the AT-OT and LAAT/c.
The top of the box showing the figs included. 2 clone pilots and 6 clone troopers.
There are three instruction booklets, as you'd expect for such a big set (the biggest I've ever bought!)
The sticker sheet is quite a big one with symbols, logos, detail and nose art.
These are the pages at the back of the instruction booklet that show the same features seen on the back of the box.
The bags in this set are numbered which is something I've not seen for a long time. The number 1 bags hold the pieces of the AT-OT and the number 2 bags have the LAAT/c pieces.
This is the All Terrain Open Transport or AT-OT, a large troop transport that has been pulled off perfectly by TLG.
There is seating for 3 down each side and a further 3 in the middle. There is also seating for 7 at the front.
The pilot is sitting in his huge cockpit at the front. The stickers here are really nice. (He has windscreen wipers!)
This is how the front looks normally. However, for dropship transportation, there needs to be a little modification to the front...
Firstly, the top frame is folded backwards and tucked down. I don't think the clones sitting at the front are actually affected by this folding, which is much better than I thought!
Then the cockpit is folded backwards too. You'll see why this is when I show it being picked up by the dropship.
The boarding ramp is normally folded up on the back like so.
It can be unfolded to allow the troops to board the vehicle.
The ramp is a bit steep so this clone decides it's an emergency slide instead!
The back clones can stand on their seats to shoot the mounted guns at any surrounding infantry.
The pilot can sit comfortably in the cockpit which opens at the sides and top to make it easier to put him in.
A side view of this great vehicle!
A comparison between the AT-OT and 7675 AT-TE. The AT-TE is just a little bit bigger than the AT-OT.
The Republic Low Altitude Assault Transport/carrier Dropship. This is extremely movie-accurate. Well done, TLG!
The pilot sits in the cockpit similar to those of the 7676 Gunship you'll see later. The cockpit opens much easier as it is only clipped on a one point rather than using a double clip.
Inside the front is a small platform with 8 missiles. Each wing has 4 additional missiles meaning you don't need to keep moving them from storage to the wing which is great!
There are some nice stickers on the sides as well as extra pieces for detail. These look really good.
The top is also very detailed and houses a secret handle.
The handle folds forwards to make it easy to carry around. It's very sturdy but weighs a lot with a vehicle attached!
There are more stickers on the back as well as a rear gun.
Inside the 'neck' of the ship are technic beams to keep it strong, unlike the Rep. Gunship.
On the underside of the wings are missile launchers. By pushing the yellow stud at the back, all four missiles are released at once.
This is the underside of the ship, where the vehicles attacked. You can see a yellow stud in the middle holding back a grey bar (follow the blue elastic band). When the handle on the top of one of the vehicles is pushed into the yellow stud...
it moves upwards, releasing the bar through...
the hole in the top of the handle, attaching the ship and the walker. Clever!
You may be able to see the attachment in the middle of this picture.
And behold, the dropship can carry the AT-OT like so.
The dropship is also compatible with the 7675 AT-TE. The handle needs to have a hole at the top to allow the connection. Also, the gun needs to be turned to the side, otherwise it gets in the way at the front.
This can be carried by the dropship like this as well.
Here is a size comparison between the LAAT/c and LAAT/i. As you can see, the dropship is quite a bit bigger.
I think this set is really good. £166 for 1758 pieces is good and the vehicles are so accurately-designed. It's a shame that better minifigs weren't included as that would have persuaded more people to buy it, I'm sure. I'd certainly recommend buying it if you are a SW LEGO fan. You'll need lots of space to display it as the dropship is enormous and only just fits on my shelf. Also, if you have lots of clones from BPs and need somewhere to transport them, this is the vehicle to get. It includes 6 clone troopers and seats 16 so there is plenty of space for those loose clones.
Build: 7/10 - The dropship was very technic and the legs of the AT-OT got a bit boring. It took a long time to build as well.
Design: 9/10 - The legs of the walker are floppy and hard to stand up. The folding 'head' is also a bit of a design flaw.
Minifigs: 8/10 - 2 pilots and 6 troopers is good, but TLG could easily have put in a Jedi or clone commander. Clones can be easily bought in the BP.
Playability: 10/10 - This set has so many functions and features. One of the best sets ever in this field.
Swooshability: 7/10 - It's very heavy and huge which make swooshing difficult.
Overall: 82/100 - An accurate calculated score.
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Any questions, picture requests or comments are welcome. Hope this was useful!
Edited by KimT, 30 March 2009 - 07:50 PM.