After two days of waiting I finally had the opportunity to build the newly acquired 75017 Duel on Geonosis. This set gives us one of the best lightsaber duels overall, the one between Yoda and Count Dooku towards the end of Attack of the Clones. This new set is kind of a remake of set 7103 from 2002 Jedi Duel which also featured Count Dooku and Yoda.
This is my first review, I tried to stick to the rules. Please, don’t be to harsh on me… Not all the pictures are perfect...
What LEGO said:
- Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Count Dooku™, Yoda™, Poggle the Lesser and Dooku’s Pilot Droid™
- Lair features falling lamps, tower handle and hidden compartment
- Also features Dooku’s speeder
- Weapons include 2 Lightsabers
- Accessories include Death Star plans decorated tile, walking stick and a Force Lightning element
- Unleash Dooku’s Sith Force Lightning attack!
- Pull the lever and topple the pillar
- Hop on the speeder and outrun the Jedi!
- Hide the Death Star plans in the hidden compartment
- Collect the redesigned Yoda and Poggle the Lesser minifigures
- Lair measures over 5" (15cm) high, 15" (40cm) wide and 6" (17cm) deep
- Dooku’s speeder measures over 1" (4cm) high, 4" (12cm) long and 1" (4cm) wide
Set Title: Duel on Geonosis
Set #: 75017
Theme: Star Wars
Subtheme: Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Year of Release: 2013
Price at Release: USD ??, GBP ??, EUR 49.99 , CAD ??
I think that most of you are interested in the set because of the figures. So I will focus a little bit more on them.
Let’s get started…
Here you see the box with the new Yoda design and some action. Minifigures are there as well:
Back of the box:
And the side with Poggle in real-life size:
The box opens on the side which leaves me with a medium level of destruction :
Inside we have of course the manual and three bags. Furthermore there are two separate pieces: a 8x16 tile in dbg and Poggles wings. I was quite surprised to find the wings outside a bag. According to Bricklink the large tile only appeared once in dbg in a set before. I was quite lucky some time ago as I found three of those at PAB in my Lego Store in Cologne .
No stickers, very good.
There is one instruction manual with the typical good structure and explanation as we know nowadays.
A random page of the instructions.
The parts (sorry, the pictures here are really not good):
Starting with the minifigures, first we have Poggle the Lesser. We have had some Geonosian before, but we get him for the first time as far as I know.
For comparision (from Wookieepedia)
With a lot of front printing
Some nice backprinting
And in all of his glory with the plans for the DS
Overall, I think it is a fantastic figures with very nice details!
Next up we have the new and non-CW Count Dooku. Again for comparision from Wookieepedia
We have two different faces (nice) but no backprinting (not so nice, but due to the cape okay). Sorry again for the crappy pictures, have to work one that one.
I like the new Count Dooku a lot, as I think his face os more or less perfect!
And finally Yoda, again for comparision (from Wookieepedia)
Front and back with hair and nice printings
And finally all four of them including the droid. As you can see, Dookus light saber handle is still in silver
The build was really fast, starting of the speeder in bag 1. It continues with the entrace to the lair in bag 2 and finally we have to other to parts with the Yoda play feature and the falling thing (whatever it is) that threatens to smash Obi-Wan and Anakin.
I didn't take pictures of every step as it was really speedy. Here you see the finished speeder with the entrance. I liked the way the arch was buildt as it is really stable.
There are some nice rock parts, a lot of slopes. Really, nothing that special. You can flick-fire the two elements (tower handles???) and remove the lamp quite easily. There is a compartment for the force-lightnings, the light sabers and so on.
The build of the other parts of the cave was quite nice. Of course it could have been bigger, but you will get a lot of useful feature for a playset.
You can have Yoda jump around in crazy ways. There is only one little problems: His lower part is of course heavier that his head. So it is almost impossible to do a real somersault. It is a nice playfeature, but I prefer Yoda without necklace.
Here you see the additional parts of the lair. One part of the wall on the left side can also be 'flick-fired'
As there are no Obi-Wan or Anakin included I had to squash someone else. I doubt that Yoda will allow Dooku to escape...
And finally, the spare parts (quite a lot in my opinion). Nice, an extra light saber handle:
A lot of playability! I think that the different features are cleverly integrated. You ‘only’ need the new RGS and Ep. II Obi-Wan and Anakin to completely rebuild the fighting scene. 9/10
Nothing to special, rocks are nice. Despite that everything as usual. Some technic elements, a lot of spare parts. 7/10
I think that most of you will buy the set because of the minifigs. Well, at least I did. And they are great! It is a good set to include Poggle, but if you want to be 100% close to the movie, you need Obi-Wan and Anakin. Therefore... 9/10
We all know, Lego Star Wars is expensive. This set makes no expection. But in my opinion the price-per-piece-ration is okay, especially regarding the great figures. 7/10
The scene is quite nice. The entrance to the cave is really good. You could move different parts with the force. But, Obi-Wan and Anakin are missing, but we get Poggle. Of course the lair could have been bigger. 8/10
Buy it if you want the figs. The setting is nice, playability is good. What do you want more: 40/50
This is my final verdict. I hope you liked the review and can turn a blind eye to some of the pictures. Looking forward to your comments.