REVIEW: 75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers
Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:21 PM
Today I got the chance off picking up 75001, 75012, 75013 and I decided to try and do a little review off them.
First one I'll be reviewing is the 75001 Republic Troopers vs. Sith Troopers set.
Minifigs: 2 Republic Troopers, 2 Sith Troopers
Build: Small one person speeder vehicle
Price: € 14.99
Subtheme: The Old Republic
Pieces: Not Specified on the European box
Release: Winter 2013
Front of the box.
It's a little box (can be expected from an army builder ). It has the new green Yoda box layout like all the new winter sets have.
Back of the box.
Shows a little battle and flick fire ability of the speeder.
Side of the box.
Like all the boxes it shows how large the minifigures are in real life. This is one of the new minifigures in the box (the "NEW!" reminds us of that), althought it is not the only new one .
Content off the box.
Construction manual, little plastic bag with little pieces, a medium one with the rest of the pieces and off course the dreaded sticker sheet (only two stickers).
Closer look at the sticker sheet.
Content from both plastic bags.
Really looking forward seeing the minifigures assembled!
I'll do the minifigures first (most people are looking forward to this, as do I ).
Here we have the two Republic Soldiers. They are really well detailed, nice torso and leg print, their helms look great too. They both look alike, no differences here.
Beautiful (although simple) back printing. Their helmets are open on the backside, which is a bitt off a letdown, but the helmets do look great overall .
Republic Soldiers without their helmets.
A surprise (for me) that they have different head printings, although no double faced heads (but not really necessary).
Only minifigures left are the Sith Troopers.
The black one is not new, but now he has some nice legprinting we hoped for .
The red one is new. He looks great too and surprisingly he has a new helmet print .
Sith Troopers without their helmets.
Even better, they both have different faces like the Republic Troopers .
Very nice printing on the back, even more detailed then the Republic Troopers.
Also a difference between the red and black one. Like the Republic Troopers no double sided face heads.
Close-up off their helmets (sorry for the bad picture).
Now on to the build itself.
A little brick build laser machine gun, simple but effective. Looks badass in the hands off a minifigure.
These are the pieces that remain after building the machine gun and minifigures.
Here I apllied the stickers. They do look great on it .
This is how the finished speeder looks like.
I really like this speeder. It looks really good and it almost perfectly resembles the ingame version (except the colors).
Here we have the set in it's full glory .
A picture from the spare parts.
Now I'll try to rate the set.
Playability: 9/10 - It is a fun little set, you have troops from both sides so you can do a little battle between them, the speeder has flick fire missiles for a bit of action.
Design: 9/10 - The design is pretty good, the machine gun looks nice and the speeder looks almost identical to his ingame counterpart.
Price: 7/10 - I find it a bit much for what it is, a € 12 price point would be better. But we do get some nice looking minifigures and a nice little speeder.
Minifigures: 9,5/10 - The minifigures are awesome. Not much we could do to make them look better imho, the only negative thing I can think about is the opening on the back of the Republic Trooper helmet.
Parts: 8/10 - We get some nice parts. Not much more I can say about that.
Overall: 42/50 - This is a nice set, its main value are the minifigures though.
I hoped you enjoyed my very first review!
Hopefully there are not too many pictures for reviewing a small set
Posted 15 December 2012 - 11:48 PM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:11 AM
I am really pleased to see that the Republic troopers have different faces, gives a bit of variety if you have an army of it.
I also like the different designs on the Sith Troopers.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 02:25 AM
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:10 AM
I am looking forward to get my hands on a dozen of those minifigures when they are out in my country!
They look pretty cool don't you guys agree?
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:51 PM
Even when the news came out, I was interested in this set and now, after this review, I think I will buy it for sure, maybe more times
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:53 PM
But otherwise it looks like a great set, and one which I will surely get.
Thanks for the review :)
Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:33 PM
I love the old republic era, so I already bought two of these, and after completing it I'm already thinking about buying another two of them.
But even if you are not an old republic fan, these figs look really great, nice addition too any collection!
Posted 16 December 2012 - 06:24 PM
My need for republic and sith troopers at present is small, so I'll probably be giving this one a miss unless I spot it on offer somewhere! I do like it though.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:33 PM
I must say in my opinion this is on of the better battle packs ever made.
I was never a very big fan of the clone wars heads. Low and behold though I amassed quite the sum, so it will be nice to collect a lot of generic but unique flesh heads in this set.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:29 PM
Dam it, Lego are trying to twist my arm for buying at least one Old Republic set and it might be this one......the minifigs totally rock, different faces just AWESOME and handy to use in other fleshy sets and not just Star Wars right ?
Speeder is nice too.....yeah, looks like three sets might be on the list next year.....just for the love of Star Wars and old times sake.
Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:38 PM
Posted 17 December 2012 - 04:59 AM
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:35 PM
It's just a shame LEGO wasted a battlepack on the heaping pile of fail that is TOR(tanic). Awful game, just simply awful. Saw the iceberg coming from miles/years away, but the poor souls who subscribed didn't. And they all sank ;_;
It's untankful source material, and I hope this is the last set we see of that particular game.
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