Hi everyone, this is my first review on LEGO sets here. Hope you guys like it.
And I would like to apologise for the bad quality pictures. Hope you guys don't mind.
First I will start with the box art.
I guess this is the first time that LEGO Star Wars sets use white and blue colour for their box. I like the new colour scheme, a nice blend though.
Here's the front:
Not to waste space on the box LEGO do some advertisement to attract us to buy more sets. :grin:the more
At the top side there is this minifigs scale picture. It is great as we get to know the real size of a minifigs.
The contents consist of a sticker sheet, instruction book, and 8 packet of bricks.
The packer are not numbered. But it is ok as there is not much pieces.
Instruction book and random page:
As usual the instruction book have brick checklist, other sets pictures, and tutorial on how you should assemble your set (I mean the very first page).
There is not much sticker sheet and is a great news that the Republic logo on the round plate is printed unlike Republic Gunship. Anyway, I didn't apply the stickers.
The Commander Gear:
This is a new thing to minifigs as well. Well is like Batman accessories, they pack it in one small packet. However, you only get one commander gear pack in this set. Anyway, i didn't use them.
Well, we get the the new minifigs. The ugly face clone, new printed torso and new mold of helmet. However i not really like the new head stud, i prefer a black one or at least the one like Jango Fett, black colour with face.
Everything is printed, no holes at the visor there, but there are hole on the both side. This new helmet mold also made the headgear turn 360 degree freely.
You can see the flesh tone at the hole beside.
@ short blasters were given instead of long one. Is great, at least they give us two blasters instead of one.
Here is the pics of the tank. It was not badly design nor nicely design. But it looks great if you didn't saw the beneath or under the tank.
View from front:
View from side:
View from back:
Under it was 4 wheels, to make it move fluently. It is made by the thread supporter like the one we fet from TIE Crawler or Bat-Tank
Well firstly, you can open up the hood (I guess) to see the engine.
Secondly the side cannon that can move upwards. The thing is quite tight (see random instruction page) and there is barrier to block the cannon from going downwards.
Well the cockpit is small and the space is limited. The monitor stuff is printed brick and is another great news. You have to remove the piece (pic below) to reveal the cockpit and put your clone to pilot it.
Pop-up gunner mechanism:
Well the backdoor have a thing to attack to the seat of the gunner. The top hatch is very loose. So it there is a clone as a gunner and you open the back door, the clone will pop-up and automatically open the hatch on top.
This is how the top looks like without a clone. There is this movable cannon (upwards, left and right) and a little keyboard thing with it. But the cannon fall off quite easily.
The flick launching missile mechanism:
The mechanism is on both side and you need to turn the thing inwards to reveal the flick fire mechanism.
Below are the pic of how it is turned.
You can keep you blaster at the front of the side. There are place for you to store them. It close nicely.
This is how it looks like.
There quite a number of them.
This set is not bad. The price is quite expensive but you will like it. The pop-up mechanism is something new (to me) but this set have more function and 2 Clone Trooper with a pack of Commander gear.
-2x Clone Troopers
-a little expensive
-cannon on top falls off quite easy
Edited by KimT, 27 August 2008 - 12:16 PM.