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#1 xwingyoda

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:22 AM

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My Padawans,

Yes, its time for another review (can you feel the excitment?): the glorious Trade Federation MTT, the biggest SW set of that new instalment (120�). At first, when we all heard that TLC was going to redesign the MTT, I was kind of pissed since that the first version was pure crap !! Fortunatly, TLC made a fantastic set, definitly one of the best looking PT set (and definitly the best ep1/2 set !!). So without further ado...review on. Enjoy !!

Before an in depth review of the set, lets have a look at both instruction manuals. The great news is the total absence of DSS yeayyyyy, that is so great !!

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1/MFs

One of the best �deals� regarding MFs: a whopping 20 droids � 16 regular, 2 pilots and 2 security (+ 20 short guns and 2 long guns) and an amazing Droideka !!

Nothing really new regarding the battle droids � except the new droid arm on every droid !! No need for too many pics on them so I�ll just show you the pilot and security + a close up of the new arm. Its really nice to notice that the whole body is blue (pilots) and dark red (security). It looks way better than small printings on a tan body.

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That droideka is really a thing of beauty !! The design is so much better, its incredible, I mean just check the comparison pic. The old one looks so puny. The size is way better, the design is way slicker and it comprises great parts and colours.

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2/Overal pics of the beast

Compared to the crappy first version, this MTT is way rounder, slicker and bigger (sorry, I cannot post comparison pics before I hated the old MTT and dismantled the set). Now we need a redesigned AAT to go with it hehe (come on TLC, bring it on !!).

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The beast is on weels (strait and non turning) instead of those upside down smooth round tiles.

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The cool thing is all those opening doors do reveal details such as the cokpit (see �3) and all the extras (see %4).

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:34 AM

3/Details of the beast

I shall start by the top of the MTT which reveals the cokpit and driver seat. Easy access through the sliding top and opening of both sidre doors. As you can see there is not much of a cokpit (like always *cough cough* !!) Dont rant yet Sne  :-P !! Only a seat, two switches and 2 printed tiles.

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Now lets go on the side greebles !! These are not very detailed but the model is not intended for UCS detailed greebles. As you can notice, both sides are different since there is the mechanism that makes the Droid Carriage come out (see %4).

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The front guns really look way better and the front is multi directional.

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The rear door is really neat due to the amount of greebles !!

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4/The beast is not alone: the great extras

*Hovercraft*

The rear door reveals the hovercraft. That thing is really not that great looking but its a nice addition to the set (also it justifies the use of two droid pilots !!). It comprises two parts: the actual vehicle and the top. I need to emphasize the fact that the top part can be changed !! You can put the gun rack or one of the droid floors. Weird that this feature was not even on the box art or instruction manual. Oh well, thats why  *yoda* is here  X-D  :-P  lololol.

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*Droid Carriage*

That is really a neat addition that gives the meaning to the term playability (Play On !!). The carriage (or whatever its called hehe) is made by 3 parts: the main structure and the two floors that hold 8 droids each. You turn the side knob to have that Carriage come out (dont forget to open both front doors doh loool  :-D )

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*Gun Rack*

Another neat addition. That rack can hold 16 short guns (for the amount of regular tan battle droids that fit in the droid carriage. You reach that rack by the side big openings.

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Thats all folks and until the next SW set to review tada !! Like always do not hesitate to ask questions, pics and share your comments !!

SW On !!

*yoda*

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:42 AM

Nice review i would get the set but first of all the price is to big & second im a clone fan but i must admit im tempted >:-)

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:49 AM

Nice review! Thanks,  *yoda*
*y*
So a non-StarWars fan is one of the first to comment on this  >:-) :

Great MTT. It has a lot of features that make a good playability. I especially like the hovercraft and the gun rack. And 20 droids! 8- What is TLG going to equal the dark side? I hope no 20 Gungans-set. ;-)
Id say 120 is a fair price and a definite "must-buy" for every SW-fan. :'-)

But thats not me. :-P Another 120 saved for the 10190 and other stuff.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 11:00 AM

This is one of the best reviews I have ever seen!
Man, this set is good. The beast looks good, but then there are all these droids, weapons, ...
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:54 PM

Wheehoow !   X-O
This set is amazing...I already knew I was gonna buy it, but now I cant actually wait till its in store  :'-)
One big vehicle, a smaller one with multiple possibilities and 20 droids... just perfect  :'-)  *y*
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:55 PM

I didn't even know the set was out...Waaaait, how did you get it? they didn't list it in the lego catalog...
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 12:56 PM

Wow thats one fine set you got there mate :-)  Its nice to finally get a vehicle that belongs to the Separatists, as much as i love all the republic vehicles it was starting to feel very one sided.

This sure looks like a beauty thats for sure *wub*  i like the way tlc have made the cockpit very accessable with the roof and side entrance, its much better than the previous version....but thats aint hard X-D

Though the cockpit does scream 'Please moc me' :-D

Hey  *yoda*  whats the piece at the bottom of the destroyer droid thats conected to the legs? For the life of me i dont recognise it.

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:12 PM

damn it !

I want it now !!!!!!

thank you Yoda, once again :D

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 01:26 PM

Hey Yoda... you said you have to remember to open the front door when turning the knob to extend the droid rack... to me it looks like there is a tow ball on the door and a curved top on the rack.  I would guess that will guide the door open as the rack pushes against it.  I think you need to try that out and see if that was actually what Lego intended!

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:47 PM

View Postxwingyoda, on May 9 2007, 10:34 AM, said:

3/Details of the beast
As you can see there is not much of a cokpit (like always *cough cough* !!) Dont rant yet Sne  :-P !! Only a seat, two switches and 2 printed tiles.

*yoda*
well actually yoda, compared to other sw sets like the ARC fighter, this set is extremely extravagant with its cockpit interior... X-D  but, just to honour my rep, i'll say the cockpit interior is now so detailed that this poor pilot will never ever be able to understand all these switches, buttons and levers...  again, what a lousy job, Lego! >:-(  X-D

happy  *yoda*?   X-D

apart from that, nice set... for sw fans

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:54 PM

A very beautiful sets with lots of goodies, great!  *y*
Its a very little shame that the deployment rack only works partially.
If I remember correctly these droid shelves should be able to swivel around....
Well, MOD on!  *sweet*

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 02:56 PM

When are these new sets out in the UK dude?
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 03:52 PM

Wow... thats an excellent review there. Can't wait for this to be officially release here in Singapore...  :)

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:09 PM

Great review and thanks for all the photos!

Looks like an amazing set with lots of great features.  With all the minifigs, it looks to be well worth the money.  I can't wait for it to be released here in the US.
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 04:28 PM

man!  this is awesome!

I can only imagine the old one will look so crap next to this one of the shelf!! *lol*

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:37 PM

HOLY CRAP 8- !! That is one hell of a stunning set!! Awesome review as always  *yoda* , great pictures of all the features that we all want to see!! Dam i can't wait to get this set *wub* !

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 06:42 PM

i guess this is big for hard core SW fans..
but for me this is a bit boring..

dont take me wrong i love SW but i personaly wouldnt buy a ship that appears so little in the film..
also i only got a few SW sets and they are mostly from classic star wars..

good review as always yoda!
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 07:41 PM

*Sigh* I want this now, too (yes, I know that sounds cliche).

It definately looks way better than the original, and the droid rack is a nice addition. Does the rack push the door open as it moves, or do the doors have to be opened separately? Anyhow, this looks fantastic.

I may get this, but probably not for a while (mainly because of the price).
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:09 PM

Wonderful review, I'm so jealous  :'-(   This is definitely one of the best sets put out by Lego!  I love the return of those ball turrets  *wub*

Could you maybe tell us how the door opening mechanism works?  You turn a knob, and gears push the droid carriage through the door, or do the doors open on their own?  I think the carriage pushes them open due to the slops on top, but I can't be sure

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 08:39 PM

Yet another nice review  *yoda*  *y*!

Im so going to get me one or two of these babies. The brown gunturrets in front are great!

The only downside  *yoda* is that there should have been Golden Rims instead X-D:
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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:34 PM

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Yet another nice review  *yoda*  *y*!

Im so going to get me one or two of these babies. The brown gunturrets in front are great!

The only downside  *yoda* is that there should have been Golden Rims instead X-D:
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Don't worry copmike, i am sure yoda will have his MTT pimped to the max in the next few days :-D !

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Posted 09 May 2007 - 10:49 PM

View PostHolodoc, on May 9 2007, 10:49 AM, said:

So a non-StarWars fan is one of the first to comment on this  >:-) :
Correction non-trade federation fan but im just slightly more interested in city than SW

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 12:41 AM

View PostStarwars4J, on May 9 2007, 03:09 PM, said:

Could you maybe tell us how the door opening mechanism works?  You turn a knob, and gears push the droid carriage through the door, or do the doors open on their own?  I think the carriage pushes them open due to the slops on top, but I can't be sure

I also commented on this.  It looks to me like there is a towball on the underside of the door as well as the curved top.  My guess would be the towball gets pushed as the mechanism comes out and opens the door and lifts it over the droid rack.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 01:19 AM

Great Review  *yoda*

Excellent set there
Probably one of the best I have seen in years
Love the new droids, Finally they actually have ''REAl'' Blasters to hold  ;-)
Can't wait to get one or two, maybe three

The new droideka looks really nice
The comparison photo really shows how much better it is than the old one

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Unfortunatly no  >:-(  I should be on sale much later (like the SI and RC) !!

Hehe, Joking there  *yoda*

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