Hi. I'm new here, and this is my first review. My image quality is not as hot as some others' are, but please try and forgive me.
7139 Ewok Attack
Year of Release: 2002
Price at the Time: USD $12.99
First off, we have the INSTRUCTIONS, which show the 2002 box design.
An inside shot of the instructions (the picture makes the speeder look a little red, but it is brown in person)
Now the MINIFIGURES. The two ewoks were new with this set. Both are OK, but giving the tan one a brown body is a bit strange and doesn't look great. Some paint on the mold (as will hopefully be in the upcoming Endor set ) would have been better. This was the third set to contain a stormtrooper (others were 7146 Tie Fighter and 7201 Final Duel II). The scouttrooper appeared before this set in the original Speeder Bike set and one of the minifigures-on-stands set. The Imperials look good, but the new dotted-mouth stormie looks better to me.
Here are the Imps with their hats off. I love the printing on the Scout's head, much better than a black head would have been. Solid yellow for stormie.
Now we continue on to the SET itself. There are three different components (close-ups and thoughts to follow), which keep the build fun and interesting.
Speeder The same speeder that came in dark red in the original AT-TE and in white in the AT-AT. It's bulkier than the original design from 2000, and I remember that it was harder to have the Scout hold the handles on this one than it was on the other. The Scout here is not holding on because his arms are so cracked. He's got a megaphone without orange tip to shoot people with (it's on the other side of the speeder).
Catapult Here's Mr. Tan Yub with his trusty bow and catapult to annoy the Imperials! It comes with two of those gray "rocks." I'm not sure what those things are at the other end, but they spin, so it's fun. The plants are a nice touch.
Glider This is the only failing part of this set, as I will explain over the next three pictures.
(pardon the blur)
The glider is just too darn bulky. The ewok, which should be attached right to the wings, hangs far below them. If you pick up the glider and turn it, the ewok turns too!
Lastly, LEGO threw on this thing, which is supposed to be a rock dropping device. By "device" I mean a holder that if you turn the glider over, the gray rock will fall out. I know it's supposed to be for playability, but it really isn't very playable.
Well, since I'm all out of pictures, it's time to wrap things up.
Overall, the set is quite nice. While quick, the build doesn't get old because of the three totally different components. It was nice to have a set without any main characters, you could stock up on this set and have a great Endor battle. Besides the glider, everything else works well: the catapult fires ok, the speeder is certainly swooshable, and you can bang the ewok and stormtrooper together with your little kid hands for lots of fun (or set up a nice ground infantry).
I'm grading this from a perspective from 2002
Price: 9/10 - pretty good price per parts ratio
Minifigures: 9/10 - only because the ewoks are just ok, but they were new, and so were cool.
Build: 10/10 - it's not a huge set, but the build certainly fluctuates
Overall: 9.3/10 - according to a calculated average
I hope you enjoyed my review. If I forgot anything, or you have any picture requests, just say so and I'll do my best.
I've got a bunch more 2000-2002 sets just waiting to be review, so if this review is ok, I'll do some more soon.
Edited by KimT, 31 January 2009 - 01:51 PM.