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#26 yellost

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 05:20 PM

what the heck did they do to that snowspeeder???! There was nothing wrong with the previous version!! it was great... even better than that!  
This one is just one huuuuge giant leap backward... and I even think it fell over the edge doing so... I mean look at those cannons... they're  full of gaps everywhere... nothing connects where it shoud!  *sing*
and all stickers? yuurk  :-X

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there's a hole between the piston thing and the front of the cannon and it's not even leveled with it either...

The only good thing I see is the way the cockpit opens...
Even the probe droid doesn't look like much...  :'-(

pfff... I'm definitely not getting that one...

oh well, all the more money I can put in the republic cruiser, then  *y*
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 06:02 PM

This is a great set.
It has a very high playability level.
I would integrate the door and those "artillery pieces" in a MOC.
They are really excellent as the starting point of a great MOC.

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#28 Klaus-Dieter

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:07 PM

Thank you for the nice review, mutley 777!
The Hoth Rebel Base looks very nice! TLG has done a great job!
But I would have prefered it to come with some rooms and almost one tauntaun. Nevertheless it is very nice and even a great possibility to collect some SW minifigs. ... And let's hope for some tauntaun, a (Hoth) Rebel General, a Hoth Luke and a Wampa in the next years! We really nead them!

By the way: Does anybody know if the Hoth Rebel Base will be available in normal toy stores in Germany or only at S@H? Does anybody know how much Euros it will cost?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 07:45 PM

Nice review.

I hope it will also be sold in Holland in other toyshops.

@ Klaus-Dieter: I thought I read something that it would be 60-70 euro.
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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:13 PM

Nice review, thanks.

I'm not sure whether I like the doors of the cave, they leave gaps when closed, someone should have put some tiles on them....

The snowspeeder looks subtile, and I like the winch on the back, although I prefer the first 1999 model I posses myself.

I didn't see this set today at TRU Amsterdam, they only had the new Sith Infiltrator for 39,99 euro.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:13 PM

Great set and a nice review.  I think this one is a must for the SW fans.

I really like that is playable and well built.

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 08:16 PM

thanks for the great reveiw.i really like this set. mmmmmmmm K3-PO  (drooling smilely)
yay for snowies yay for lego


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Posted 02 August 2007 - 10:47 PM

no red eyes at the white 3po?

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Posted 02 August 2007 - 11:33 PM

View PostSteff, on Aug 2 2007, 11:47 PM, said:

no red eyes at the white 3po?
That's because K-3PO doesn't have red eyes ;-)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:25 AM

It is a good thing that the K-3PO doesn't have red eyes like the one in the toysrus ad. I don't like the set, the base has to many stickers, not enough detail, high price, and the overall design. I don't like the rerelease of the snowspeeder. but I do like your review, thanks for getting it so fast.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:05 AM

Boo Stickers!!!!

It is a lovely set though, with many figures and a nifty probe droid and turret, though, I'm out for the Republic Cruiser...maybe this ;-) .
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:00 AM

Stickers ... *sigh*

I'm still buying it, but if those panels had been printed, I'd be buying multiples. I don't know how the price differential breaks down for LEGO, but in the long run they lose money from me on deals like that. I suspect the same happens with a lot of other collectors, but the average kid won't care, so I guess it doesn't have much effect on the bottom line. Kind of sad.

Oh well, it's a decent parts pack since the AT-AT is so stingy on Snowies.

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#38 Piranha

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 03:03 AM

Thankz for this review  *y*
I like the minifigs and snowspeeder but hate the set
I'll pass this one

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#39 mutley777

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:43 AM

Thanks for all the great comments about the review everybody it was my first :-)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:47 AM

Great review, but I just really dislike this set and it's brother (the Republic Cruiser) sooo much.  For this set they should have tiled the doors...

The K3PO is the saving grace of this set for me.  The snowspeeder is a giant pile of crap because in a set this cheap a real snowspeeder wouldn't be cost-effective.  They just shouldn't have put one in at all and included some more rebels and snowies instead...

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:42 AM

Looks like a really nice set overall, great review Mutley. I think this may be one of the few sets I could end up getting this year, it's got some great figs in it.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 10:57 AM

Tks a lot Mutley for this sweet review  ;-)

I really like that set actually and I intend to build at least 4 of them  :-P  (I have 4 previous snowspeeders, so now I'll have 2 squadrons of 4  >:-) )
The set overall is crap but has really great bonus features and sweet Mfs  8-

Sure there are downsides (but what SW set these days doesn't have anny I wonder) such as
* bloody stickers
* that horrendous gap Yellost mentionned

Mutley, can you please post pic(s) of the parts inventory so I can have a clearer view of what I need to mod on the speeder. Many tks in advance  ;-)

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:39 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on Aug 3 2007, 11:57 AM, said:

Tks a lot Mutley for this sweet review  ;-)

I really like that set actually and I intend to build at least 4 of them  :-P  (I have 4 previous snowspeeders, so now I'll have 2 squadrons of 4  >:-) )
The set overall is crap but has really great bonus features and sweet Mfs  8-

Mutley, can you please post pic(s) of the parts inventory so I can have a clearer view of what I need to mod on the speeder. Many tks in advance  ;-)
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I too think 4 of this set will make a perfect Echo base door, twice as wide and twice as high you might even get the falcon through them! :-D

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 04:55 AM

Wow were did u get that??? Nice review !

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 05:11 AM

Awesome review Mutely!  I'm not so sure about this set.  To me it feels kinda "thrown together".  I feel the base door with the snow BURPS looks kinda bad with the blue...to me it makes it feel more "icy" and from what i remember on the Hoth, it wasn't really icy as much as it was snowy.

K3PO looks kinda neat.

The Stickers kinda suck for sure, but on the bright side if you buy multiples, then you have all those trans-windows and other parts.

I can't see me buying this but its a fairly neat set nonetheless...minus those few niggles.


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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:55 AM

View PostOrder66, on Aug 4 2007, 05:55 AM, said:

Wow were did u get that??? Nice review !

*sweet* TrU, purley way, croydon 40. Quite a few are showing up on ebay now.

Edit: it is now on the UK TrU website for order!!

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:37 PM

Sounds like a decent enough set, I'll pick it up when my local TRU stocks it. They already have the Radiant VII on the shelves anyway (except the set came with 2x 2/2 instruction manuals and the aforementioned obi-wan head!)

Plus this is the last of the new 07' line up that I need! *sweet*

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Posted 04 August 2007 - 01:46 PM

Wow.  I like this set!
Commercial:  Come to Echo Base; our blast doors are always open....
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Still, it's a nice set.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 06:07 PM

Thanks a lot for the review! Your pictures are very nice (both quality and selection)!!

:-)   :-)

I am a bit stuck with SW in the moment, and have already enough Snowtroopers and Hoth Rebels as
well as the 4500 Speeder (which is a bit better imo..)
I'll pass on this cause no Tauntaun and well... stuck...   :-/


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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:05 AM

Anyone know, is this a TRU Exclusive?




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