So after a week and a half my order from amazon finally came through and I am now the a clone battle pack and mandalorian battlepack (review coming soon).
So here's those vital statistics straight from TLG:
Item #: 7913
•Includes 4 minifigures: clone commander, 2 bomb squad clone troopers and 1 ARF clone trooper
•Features 5 weapons!
•Includes BARC speeder
•Move the cannon turret!
•BARC speeder measures 6” (15cm) long, 3” (7cm) wide
And on with the review.
Here's my order. We've all seen the box before so I didn't take pictures from other angles. One thing to note is that it is really glossy.
This is what you get when you open the box. That 2x12 plate was oddly out of the bag even though it can easily fit.
The piece count feels fair enough. Lego is getting more expensive but for a small set the pieces, to me, are varied and plentiful. At the top we have our lone spare piece; the black 'droid arm'. Should come in handy seeing as they're not the sturdiest piece.
I put down the troops with what I think is the best weapon distribution. I gave the troops on pistol each seeing as they're primarily for disarming bombs so they should only need a side arm. I then gave our 'regular' horn company clone trooper a plain old blaster and the ARF trooper a blaster rifle leaving a weapon left over.
A close up on the bomb squad troops reveals the great detailing. My camera looses some of the vibrancy but the 'white' part of the helmet really is that colour. Not a bad figure in my opinion. I don't think the seperatist will even bother planting any bombs by the time most collectors add a few of these babies to their collections.
Here's the highlight of the set for most people (I think they are all good in their own rights); the ARF (Advanced Recon Force) Trooper. Some people have been reporting bad printing but I think mine is near enough perfect.
I'm very pleased with the way the helmet turned out which is in my opinion better than any of the custom ones that I've seen.
Finally we come to the Horn Company Trooper. Thes'll be great when we get Eeth Coth in the summer but stand out as TLG's best attempt at creating a specific legion yet. I love the body but this loses points for the scratches on the helmet.
And on to the build...
And the copleted model...
I absolutely love this design and is probably my favourite speeder that we've had so far. Much better than 2007 (see a copmarison below).
So here's the verdict;
The best battle pack vehicle we've had in a while. Loses points for the fact that maybe a turret could have been included to up the playability.
Loses points for the scratched helmet and that some people find the lineup lacking. I understand that most people won't need THAT many bomb squad troopers.
You won't get much better price per piece ratio in a small licensed set in a while, I'll tell you that! Still not ideal though.
This is a fine set that I see many people buying multiples of.
A quick comparison pic. I know which one I prefer!
Edited by KingDom, 12 February 2011 - 06:20 PM.