Here it comes, arrived today from amazon.fr:
8090 Clone Turbo Tank, better known as Juggernaut.
In "Reality" this is an amzing vehicle with a length of 50 meters, a height of 30 meters, with a maximum speed of 100 mph, heavily armed and capable of carrying up to 300 clone troopers.
But lets see the TLC's second try to create a modell of this monster:
with this contents:
also with two instructions booklets. At the beginnung the bag groups are shown:
1- Minifigs and Armory
4- Armor plates
On the last page, there is a nice poster:
Sometimes I ask myself what kind of costumers TLC is expecting to buy a +100$ set?
Bag No. 1:
A small AT-RT, a command module and a weapons cache.
IMHO one of the definitive highlights:
And - I guess awaited by a lot guys in this forum:the new minifigs:
Cad Bane is one of the best SW Minifigs TKC ever done...
Then the building starts. Nothing serios, biggest problem was to differ between dark grey and black. And to get used to yellow bricks..
BTW: Which side is the front and which the backside? This is the smaller ending:
and this the wider ending:
Sceleton and wheels are done - a little bit repetitve, but ok.
Here is the weakest part of the model: the fragile lookinmg axles. This don't fit to a monstrous tank. The middle axle has a suspension system, the others are paired.
In the last phase, a lot of armor plates are built and attached to the sceleton. More yellow.
The base of the grenade launcher at the side could be a new part, I guess.
A nice surprise: The AT-RT and the Command Capsule can be attached to the large bay doors.
The back (?) side:
Right behind the cockpit, theres room for the weapons module:
Name: Clone Turbo Tank
Theme: Star Wars
Release: Aug 2010
Minifigs: 3; Anakin Skywalker, Ayla Secura, Cad Bane, 2 Clone Troopers, Ashoka Tano
MSP: 129.99.- €
The Weapon Systems of the Tank are disappointing.e.g. compared to an AT-TE. A little gun here, a little gun there. Time to mod.. But the AT-RT and other small stuff rescue some points.
The fragile Axles. The fragile Axles. The fragile Axles. The fragile Axles. The fragile Axles. The fragile Axles. Would have taken some pieces for 5€ to fix it. Or give the suspension of the middle axle to every axle. Also I don't like the use of yellow and the interior could be a little more detailed...
Lots of technic. Some gray plates. Nothing really exciting.
Here we go. Cad Bane and Ayla. But are they really worth buying the whole set? I dunno. I like my aeralight Ayla even better.
If I compare this set with the AT-TE I don't see why the CTT is +30.-€ I bought it because the Juggernaut ist missing in my collection and the kids can play better with it than with the AT-TE ( the missing leg syndrome).
I'm not sure. If this set would be 100.-€ I would have a definitive better feeling. For 130.-€ I feel like I payed a lot of money for a tank missing big guns and a real massive look.
PS No. 1:
Yes, it can fly.
Hot Chicks going for big walkers...
Edited by WhiteFang, 20 May 2010 - 01:28 AM.