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Review: 8018 AAT (Armored Assault Tank)


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#26 TheBrickHitHouse

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:10 PM

The speeder may look like it just fell from an 1980's Lego set but...

Leave the speeder permenantly in place as a control room and remove the bricks on the second section of the speeder - and you have a perfect little entrance ramp :classic:
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#27 ComputerBug

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:47 PM

View PostErdbeereis, on Jan 19 2009, 12:04 AM, said:

Eurobricks welcomes more than one review of a certain set, so no need to freak out. :tongue:
I think he is mad because you got your review advertised on the front page! But his review was over-looked. :wink:

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#28 Knightsword

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

Great review, I picked up 2 of them, myself, to go with the MTT. They do make nice army droid builders too.
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#29 DarthPineapple

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:22 PM

That's a great set, can't wait to pick it up. I don't like both blue's in it, and they should have included 2 CIS signs for the lower sides. Still, a very nice set! :classic:

#30 Asuka

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:32 PM

Thanks for that excellent review, Erdbeereis.  :thumbup:
The set looks very nice and I like especially that new SBD
gun mold... that piece could work beautiful as some kind of
minigun mounted to a MF...  :sweet:

#31 Tacitus

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:42 PM

Thanks for the review.  I hadn't realize that the new Yoda has hair.  It almost makes up for the google eyes.

I just wanted to add that I think the reason LEGO does not do number bags for SW sets is to prevent theft of the minifigures, which often are the compelling reason to buy a set- like, did you really want a Sandcrawler, or did you just want the Jawas?  It would be way to easy for someone to break open the box, and pull out the number 1 bag with all the MF parts, so I think LEGO mixes it up as a deterrent.

#32 Gunnar

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:46 PM

I loved the original AT&T, so I might pick this up. I love the cylinder things sloping down the sides.

#33 the_lego_dude

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:06 PM

Nice review! I have been sorta wanting this set since they first released it, and now I really want to get it.  :cry_happy:

#34 Loganwan

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:22 PM

Great review.  Saw it in the store and thought I wanted it.  Read your review and now know I need it.   Thanks a lot!
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#35 Svelte

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 12:04 AM

Here's a few views of the stickered version, just for comparison. God bless navy blue! :wub:

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#36 Bricklanta

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 01:44 AM

I got this set before Christmas and it's really awesome. I love the new yoda and Super Battle Droids. :classic:

#37 Dark Brickz

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:34 AM

great set just they should have added droid pilot...
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#38 Cardinal Brick

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:08 AM

Thanks for the review. I like the set but it'll a bit to expensive for my money. In the unlikley event that I ever find it on sale I will pick it up though. I like the intergration of the dark blue parts and the swept back look. Personally i don't like the new Yoda, just seems a bit odd to me.
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#39 Dr. X

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 07:10 PM

View PostErdbeereis, on Jan 18 2009, 07:23 PM, said:

I agree. :sceptic:  I'm never quite sure why TLC mixes colors sometimes, especially when the actual vehicle doesn't have different blues.

I think SW LEGO designers have a strange psychotic compulsion to add blue to any vehicle they see. This includes all TIE fighters.

At any rate, very nice review, and I'd definitely buy this set if it was $40 instead of the blood-clotting horrible $50.

#40 TheBrickHitHouse

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 08:51 PM

View PostDr. X, on Jan 21 2009, 07:10 PM, said:

I think SW LEGO designers have a strange psychotic compulsion to add blue to any vehicle they see. This includes all TIE fighters.

Lego even added blue to the old AT-AT...bizarre

...and the blue at the back of the old AAT was just dreadful
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#41 Johnnhiszippy3

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:26 AM

I have a question for someone who owns this set:

Is Yoda's head made from the new soft-rubbery plastic? (I'm guessing that because it's two colors [green and grey], it is) or the same type of plastic as a typical minifig? Does anyone know about the old Yoda?

I'd like to add Yoda to my minifig collection, but not sure if I like the idea of one with a soft plastic head.

#42 Erdbeereis

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 06:31 AM

View PostJohnnhiszippy3, on Jan 25 2009, 12:26 AM, said:

I have a question for someone who owns this set:

Is Yoda's head made from the new soft-rubbery plastic? (I'm guessing that because it's two colors [green and grey], it is) or the same type of plastic as a typical minifig? Does anyone know about the old Yoda?

I'd like to add Yoda to my minifig collection, but not sure if I like the idea of one with a soft plastic head.
It is indeed the softer rubber. If you have Plo Koon from the new gunship, it's the same material. I believe the old Yoda had a solid plastic head.

I personally don't mind the rubbery plastic at all :classic:

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#43 Darth Nader

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:51 AM

Awesome set and review, I'm glad I decided to purchase this through bricklink for $50



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