Product: 7681 Separatist Spider Droid™ (SSD)
Theme: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
No of pieces: 206
Release Date: 26 July 2008
Availability: Lego Shop@Home, Target, Toys 'R' Us (Worldwide).
Unleash the power of the Separatist Spider Droid™! This towering engine of mechanical destruction from the Clone Wars strides across hostile terrain on four independently positionable stilt legs, then uses its movable laser cannons to blast Republic forces.
- Includes Commander Fox™, Clone Trooper™, Battle Droid™, Super Battle Droid™ and Battle Droid Commander™ minifigures!
- Rotate the laser cannon on top!
- Laser cannon underneath bends to change direction!
- Measures 6" (15cm) tall and 10½" (27cm) wide!
Also known as the homing spider droid, this is what I would usually reckon as a mini-fig set if not for the high price point. Since there's a total of 5 mini-figs to be had, and at least 3 of them are going to be high sought after.(Commander Fox™, Clone Trooper™, Battle Droid Commander™).
At first glance, it looked like there's only 3 packets. Actually, it's a total of 4 packets, 1 of the packet is inside the biggest packet.
It's not a very complex build. Took me around 25min since I was playing around with the mini-figs more than I was building up the spider droid. Though finally, here's the completed build-up.
Usually for lego products, what excites me are the vehicles, yet this set is the other way round. Yes, the mini-figs are definitely the crowd-pleaser this time.
On with the review. Here's the close-ups of the droids in the following order,
Battle Droid Commander™, Battle Droid™, & Super Battle Droid™.
There's not much to comment on the droids, except that the battle droids come with the new arm that's able to hold the blaster properly upright.
The SBD is the same dude that can be found easily in the previous droid battlepack.
And now the good part... Clone troopers.
And that's commander fox, and his trooper.
I was quite mystified by the amount of accessories given to the clone troopers as per the instruction booklet, as there wasn't any indication of what they were... (commlink, grenades, sensor scope, range finder?!?)
Then it hit me... real hard.
Notice anything yet?
Yup, it's a night scope, and a range finder. That, plus the visor that's available to Fox too. Now, this is really a good time to start troop building for the clone wars. :twisted:
Here's the weaponary.
Of course, let not forget the main dude...
The SSD looks very similar to the actual screenshots from AOTC, though am still wondering what's that little translucent red piece for...
And a comparison.
This set is really either a miss or a hit. For me, it's a hit, due to the mini-fig count, and the wide array of accessories. It's going to probably be a hit depending on the movie that's coming out this month, since we have commander fox here(I heard that C.Fox hasbro figure is a Target Exclusive, meaning it's gonna be another highly sought after). This set is also stated to be a limited edition, and seeing as how it's only available so far in only 1 toys r us in sg, this just might not be available anymore after the movie starts. :D
Comments: This review was done immediately after the Launch of the clone wars toys at the midnight launch on 26 July on a local starwars fan forum. And after having caught the movie only yesterday, I now only have this to say, "It's not part of the movie!?!". Oh well, Cmdr. Fox probably will fair better once the TV series starts proper. Then again, that less-than-one-minute cameo of him, I do find it unforgivable.
This being the 2nd review available, I sincerely hope you guys enjoy it.