This was another set that I was surprised not to find a review for, so thought I'd do one myself.
Name: Wookiee Attack
Theme: Star Wars
Minifigs: 4 (although some consider the Spider Droid a minifigure also, in which case it would be 5....)
Price: £24.99 when released
I paid : £33.67 including postage on eBay for a boxed (but not MISB) set
It was surprisingly tricky to get a boxed example at a decent price - many sets on eBay were unboxed, or selling at prices upwards of £50. Not sure if this set is fairly rare, but it commands a relatively high second-hand price compared with other similarly-sized sets.
OK. Here's a picture of the front of the box :
Not in perfect condition, but good enough for my collection.
Here's the back :
As well as illustrating some of the working features of the set, there's a sneak peek of some of the other 2005 sets including the Clone Turbo Tank, and also some alternative models.
The front of the instructions is the same as the front of the box so it wasn't worth posting a picture. Here's a random couple of pages from inside, however :
If you look incredibly closely and have good eyes, you can see something that caused me some problems. When I bought the set I checked off the pieces against the Peeron and Brinklink inventories and thought there were some pieces missing. In fact, these instructions are not consistent with either Peeron or Bricklink - the set uses 6 MdStone 1 x 1 bricks with studs on opposite sides (which you may be able to see on the pages above) but Peeron and Bricklink say that the set only contains 2. Peeron also says that the set contains 11 MdStone light sabers which it definitely does not..... so don't believe everything you read on Bricklink and Peeron !
The set contains 4 minifigs - 2 Wookiees and 2 Battle Droids as you can see below :
Here's the set with all the vehicles built. The set might be called "Wookiee Attack" but it really should have been called "Droid Attack" - it's certainly not a fair fight ! There's just 1 Wookiee flyer against all that droid firepower ! Even the Battle Droid is dual-wielding - his friend is driving the Tank Droid and so he lent him his blaster !
So, now for a closer look at some of the vehicles. First the Spider Droid :
Some nice, rare sand blue and dark blue pieces to be found here.
Now for the Wookie Flyer - here's a shot from the front :
And here's one from the back :
Looks of moving parts on here - all 4 sets of antennae, the gun at the back, and the tan 'harness' which forms the roof of the cockpit. Here's a close-up of the Wookiee gunner :
Looks pretty smug behind his big blue gun !
Here's the Tank Droid :
Some sweet colours- trans neon orange, sand blue, dark blue - and a working caterpillar track. Nice ! Here it is from the back :
The large dish on the side lifts up to give the driver access to the vehicle as you can see here :
Probably my favourite mini is the 6968 mini Wookiee Attack set, and here you can see it beside its big daddy :
So, in summary, an interesting set containing 3 different and quirky vehicles.
Design: 8/10 (Love the Tank Droid and the Spider Droid. The Wookiee Flyer is a bit too fiddly for my liking)
Price: 7/10 (Quite expensive to buy now, but the original retail price was pretty fair considering the piece count and the interesting and unique vehicles)
Minifigures: 5/10 (nice to have a couple more Wookiees, but I'm drowning in Battle Droids....)
Playability: 9/10 (A number of different vehicles, all with moving parts - great !)
Overall: 7/10 (a nice variety of vehicles, parts and colours, although slightly let down by the minifigs)
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the review.
Edited by KimT, 25 December 2009 - 12:30 PM.
indexed and poll added