Ok, I was crazy enough to drive 100 Miles to a special TRU where they didn't pay attention to the release date. So I bought the Hoth Set and the Droid Tank. Sorry, no review of the droid tank - the kids couldn't wait. (Yes, yu are right, I couldn't wait...)
Here comes my review - please take it with some humor...
Set Name: Echo Base
Set Number: 7749
Theme: Star Wars
Price: EUR 26.95
There are enough pictures of the outside, so here some from the inside and the building instructions
There is a little poster named 2009 Mini-figure Gallery. Who finds all the mistakes? I count three...
Oh, and there is a picture of the Home One Box - for those who didn't see it yet:
The thing that really irritates me and makes me some kind of angry (remember, I drove 200 Miles to get these sets), is the emptiness of the box:
Beeing an engineer, I tried to find out how much of the box is really needed -with some help from an old Rebel Trooper:
Amazing, isn't it? Ok, I guess TLC would have problems to sell this little box for 26,95.-€ ....
Allright, this is the contents:
Let start with the minifigs:
2 Imperial Snow troopers
2 Rebel Snow troopers
A big grey squirrel with a saddle:
After staying for some weeks on Hoth and beeing rejected bei Leia, Han Solo showed a strange interest in the big grey squirrel...
but he still got the problem with getting on it....
The Imperials got a new E-WEB (who ever named this weapon E-WEB? I suggest Kill-o-Zap - D.Adams ;-) - ). The rebels show their respect to this new system.
Ok, guys, its a nice weapon - but the name is really sh**.
Their must be a strange sympathy for the Imperium at TLC - they sabotaged the defense post with some kind of Ejection Device...:
Looks like they expected a really good stuntshow..
I hope this link works:
The only good thing TLC done for the Rebels is the little hideout in the turret:
Ok, lets wait until those At-AT are gone...
The rocket system inside the turret:
Here the new set on its first mission:
Where the hell are we? Its f***** cold, totally dark for the most times and there is strange smell all around.
Get the squirrel out of the butter!
Design: 8/10 The turret is a little bit too small. The E-Web could be more detailed.
Build: 6/10 There's nothing new or unique in the way the set is built.
Playability: 9/10 The rockets are cool and the ejection also.
Minifigures: 10/10 Couldn't be better ...
Price: 5/10 155 Pieces for 26,95.-€ No way.
A nice set - but far too expensive. The Minifigs and the Taun-Taun are very good, but a bigger tower and some more details would made it better, if not perfect.
Comments and constructive criticism are welcome!
Oh, I nearly forgot the leftovers:
Thank you for reading my review!
Edited by KimT, 25 May 2009 - 12:30 PM.