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[Review] #75271 Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

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Set Name: Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder

Set Number: 75271

Number of Pieces: 236

Theme: Star Wars

Year Release: 01/2020

Prices: £24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99 (Euro prices may vary)

#75271 on Brickset

#75271 on Rebrickable

 

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Young Jedi will love pretending to power across the Tatooine desert with this new-for-January-2020, collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ Luke Skywalker’s X-34 Landspeeder (75271)! More detailed than ever before, there’s space for the Luke and C-3PO minifigures, an opening trunk with macrobinoculars inside, and a clip for Luke's blaster rifle to inspire creative play. And kids can reimagine Star Wars: A New Hope action with the buildable cave hideout for an armed Jawa minifigure. Another dimension! Intuitive Instructions PLUS are available within the free LEGO Life app for this popular Star Wars building toy for kids – even younger children can easily zoom in on, rotate and view the construction model as they build the real-life version. Awesome! Galaxy of fun! Since 1999, the LEGO Group has been recreating iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the legendary Star Wars universe. LEGO Star Wars building toys are very popular with great gift ideas for fans of all ages and tastes.

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  • Zoom! Let young Jedi role-play as Luke Skywalker driving this new-for-January 2020 Star Wars™ X-34 landspeeder (75271), with cool details including a trunk for his macrobinoculars and a clip for his blaster rifle.
  • This popular building toy includes 3 minifigures – famous Star Wars™ character Luke Skywalker (with a new-for-January-2020 fabric poncho), C-3PO, plus an armed Jawa in its buildable cave hideout for conflict play.
  • Fans can reimagine action from Star Wars: A New Hope with this brilliantly detailed buildable Star Wars™ toy vehicle – and there are plenty of LEGO® bricks to encourage endless creative building and play.
  • Fun to build and great for solo or group play, this 236-piece Star Wars™ building toy for kids makes a top birthday or Christmas gift for youngsters aged 7+, or a nostalgic surprise for any fan of Star Wars: A New Hope.
  • Luke's landspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 4” (11cm) wide – small enough to pop into a bag with the cave build and Star Wars™ minifigures, ready for play wherever kids go!
  • This LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible construction toy is made purely with LEGO building bricks and powered by children’s creativity – no batteries required – so the playtime adventures never run out of energy!
  • Make building extra fun for kids with intuitive Instructions PLUS via the LEGO® Life app. Even younger builders can zoom, rotate and visualize this buildable Star Wars™ model as they create the real-life version.
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ construction playsets open up a rich galaxy of building and role-play adventures for kids (and adult fans) to recreate scenes from the saga or dream up their own unique adventures.
  • No need to use the Force to connect or pull apart LEGO® bricks! They meet the highest industry standards to ensure consistency and a perfect, easy connection.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, crushed, twisted, heated and analyzed to ensure that every building set meets the highest safety standards here on earth (and in galaxies far, far away!).
 
 
 

 

Packaging

The front of the box shows the usual Star Wars theme for non RotS sets. As usual on the bottom right corner are the 3 minifigs included in the set: Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and an anonymous Jawa.

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The back of the box shows the set play feature: an openable hatch to store goggles.

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Content of the box

The box contains 3 numbered bags, the instruction booklet and a sticker sheet. I'll apologize right away as I misplaced a sticker while building, but noticed my error only when editing the pictures.

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Minifigures

The set contains 3 minifigures: Luke Skywalker in his Tatooine outfit with a poncho, the usual C-3PO and a Jawa. Nothing new here, except for Luke's poncho.

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Build

The build is easy and features a lot of SNOT building techniques that are pretty interesting.

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The result is a nice Jawa cave, and of course Luke's landspeeder that looks great with more detailed engines than the 3 previous iterations. The use of stickers for the sides instead of flex tubes is for me a good solution as it implies SNOT building and more parts, but the downside is obviously more stickers in a set that already uses a bunch of them for the engines. The only other option would be for Lego to provide printed parts for the side tubings or the engines!

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The set comes with a few nice parts, like the Brick 1X1X3 1/3, W/ Arch in light blueish grey, and some recolored parts in Dark Red and Nougat. For me there is still one key part that is missing: the lanspeeder's windshield! If Lego wants to continue releasing Luke's Landspeeder every two years, they could look at the movie and give us a more accurate windshield.

 

Play features

The set's play feature are quite simple: an openable hatch on the landspeeder, and a rocky cave for the Jawa to hide in.

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I had the previous landspeeder still built so I took a few pictures side by side of the models. I clearly prefer the new one, which is still perfectible but adds lots of details especially on the engines areas.

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Conclusion

Design: 8/10 - The model is really nice, but relies too much on stickers for the final look.

Parts: 8/10 - The part selection is very good, with some great new parts! More printed parts instead of stickers would have been nice though.

Build: 8/10 - Interesting build for the landspeeder with nice techniques.

Playability: 8/10 - The cave is anecdotic, but the landspeeder is rather enjoyable to play with.

Minifigs: 6/10 - The minifigs are the main downside of the set, with nothing new except a poncho.

Price: 5/10 - With a ppp of 0,126€ and 3 unexclusive minifigs, this set seems a bit overpriced .

Overall: 43/60 (71%) - A rater nice set, with an iconic vehicle... but the minifigs aren't up to the landspeeder.

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OK. This is a pretty sweet build! it's a welcome update to the Land speeder but it could have waited another year. 

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I bought this set the other week and while I think it's decent, I felt it looked a bit too long and flat? I've felt this way with all of the Landspeeders aside from the original 1999 version funnily enough. I did mod it though to make it shorter. 

I also think this and Obi-Wan's hut should have been a single set, but maybe that's just me :grin:

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