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  1. All & more photos available in full size on Flickr 75022 Mandalorian Speeder Star Wars set based on The Clone Wars season 5 Released 2nd half of 2013. Parts: 211 Mass: 325g MSRP/RRP: $24.99 USD, £24.99 GBP, €29.99 EUR, $29.99 CAD, $39.99 AUD, $? NZD (currently unavailable) TLG's blurb: Attack with Darth Maul in the Mandalorian™ Speeder! Get to the rendezvous point in the LEGO® Star Wars™ Mandalorian™ Speeder with the treacherous Sith Lord Darth Maul minifigure with mechanical legs. Plot the Mandalorian takeover and take on anyone who gets in your way with hidden flick missiles, rear weapon storage and elevating cannon! Then, face off in minifigure combat with his legendary Darksaber! Includes 3 minifigures with weapons: Clone Wars Darth Maul and 2 Mandalorian Super Commandos. • Includes 3 minifigures with weapons: Darth Maul and 2 Mandalorian™ Super Commandos • Features hidden flick missiles under the hood, rear weapon storage and elevating gun • Weapons include a Lightsaber, Darksaber and 2 blasters • Collect Darth Maul with mechanical Clone Wars legs • Unleash the hidden flick missiles! • Elevate the gun and aim to fire! • Battle with the legendary Darksaber • Relive the excitement of [i]Star Wars™: The Clone Wars[/i] animated TV series • Measures over 3" (8cm) high, 7" (19cm) long and 4" (12cm) wide Instructions for download: (7MB) http://cache.lego.co...ons/6050596.pdf (International version) http://cache.lego.co...ons/6050597.pdf (NA version - ie in English, Spanish & French) Bricklink | Lego Shop@Home | Brickset Reference images: Unfortunately this is the only image I can find that shows the speeder. Here's Darth Chicken: Here are the Death Watch super commandos: Apologies for some of the photos, it was getting dark when I built & photographed the set. The Mandalorians are very difficult to get photos of without reflection off the helmets, I don't think I eventually succeeded, but I certainly did get frustrated. This set is one of 2 released in the second half of 2013 based on the now discontinued animated TV show The Clone Wars. A well known villain returns from being thought dead, and attempts to seize power, using potential allies as stepping stones. He becomes the new leader of Mandalore with super commandos part of his forces, this is where this Lego set fits into the story. Let's have a look at it. As is typical, we start with The Box. It seemed a big box for the size & price of the set. It's bigger box than for the Tank Droid set, even though the price is the same. It is very possible that that gives an illusion of better value for money. As is normal for Star Wars sets, the cardboard is very glossy and smooth. I found boxes from this wave to be more difficult to open than usual, I had a bit more trouble prying the boxes open without tearing the cardboard this time. Maybe they're using a different glue, the knife wasn't as slick as usual. Box shows us what we're in for, a car-based speeder with obligatory flick-fire missiles, a couple of super commandos from Mandalore, and a Sith, this one being the Zabrak Darth Maul, with mechanical legs. Setting is in the capital city on Mandalore, and the very nice 2013 SuperYoda green box art border really makes the packaging attractive. Back shows us the posability of the builds & minifigs and also the flick-fire action. Along the top of the box are the full sized images of the included minifigs, also shown in smaller scale on the front. We are alerted to the fact that these minifigs were not previously available. One side of the box also alerts us to this set being new... I'm not quite sure of many occasions when you would release a set that isn't new though. On the underside we have a lesson in safety, linguistics and economics. Next, we go Inside The Box Contents of the box are an instruction booklet, a sticker sheet, & 3 unnumbered bags. The minifig parts are divided through the bags. Sticker sheet: Only 5 stickers, and no tiny ones that are impossible. My sheet (as is common) was annoyingly curled up. Let's see the instruction booklet. Nothing unusual on the front. The bags are not numbered for this set, you do the "pour all the bags onto the table and sort by colour" approach this time around. The instructions themselves are exactly as you would expect, no real need to look at them here. If you want a look, check out the link provided above for the pdf, but here we can see how to put the minifigs together. Towards the back of the booklet is a nice action artwork of a few of this wave's sets. Parts inventory as per usual. We don't need to see the back, we know what hideous horrors adorn the back of instruction booklets. Now for the parts: Who doesn't like blue cheese? Not much in the unusual category, but here is a close-up of the chicken legs: Minifigs: Shirtless Darth Maul from The Clone Wars, he fetches a hefty price on BL. Well, now he's available in a small standard set. Except with chicken legs. He comes with both his red lightsabre and also the late Pre Vizsla's darksabre. (A trophy I suppose.) The super commando helmet & jetpack are shiny, rather than the flat colours used previously. It isn't mentioned anywhere in the set, nor is it obvious at first glance, but the 2 minifigs have different face printing. The left image shows the head used for the Pre Vizsla minifig, the one on the right the generic Mandalorian minifig. Not sure? Mando mouths point down at the sides. Pre's points slightly upwards, has pointier cheek bones, less defined eyebrows, bigger eyes, inverted chin, and forehead lines. Both are still quite ugly... The untidy armour appearance is very curious seeing as though these guys weren't really around for very long, they must've just thrown a blotch of red paint at their uniforms and not let it dry or something. Interesting about the black hand on the helmets. Another Saruman/Count Dooku Christopher Lee parallel to think about. Except it's Darth Maul, not his successor. Here is an intermediate step in the build, showing how the flick-fire contraption works. The front of the speeder is to the left, we see 1 seat in front, 2 seats behind that, between them are 2 clips for holding blasters. Behind them, in the (not yet covered) boot/trunk is storage for the lightsabre & darksabre. The small construction shown above slides forward on tiles when the outer handle is moved in that direction, thus pushing the missile out. These bits weren't used. A look at all angles of the final built set: (Front is pointing up here) 8 boat studs mean this thing really coasts across the carpet! Zooms even better than a wheeled vehicle. (and here) Room on the back for a minifig to stand and fire the cannon/gun thing Darth Maul / Savage Opress comparison: Mandalorian armour comparison: The bounty hunter in the Jek-14 set has the same helmet piece but the printing is completely different. Model/set evaluation: It's fairly basic looking, but I like it. This is my only car-based speeder, all the others I have are the bike-based type. It's good to have a Lego vehicle where there is a place to seat all of the minifigs. They all sit snugly, Darth Maul fits fine despite his different (and longer) legs. The cannon/gun thing only tilts up and down. An easy turntable mod can make it swivel too. The build is fairly normal, I wouldn't expect your young fellas to have any more challenges than usual if at all. It isn't a boring build, if you might be thinking that. I have the Tank Droid set too, I feel that this set is better value-for-money or at least more satisfying, but who doesn't want a Jango Fett minifig? I might grab another of these to add to my super commando numbers, we'll see. I think the dark blue look great, I don't think you need to know what this set is to like the look of it. Is it a good parts pack? Well it has a lot of plates and such, and not too many parts that are useless for anything else. It's not quite my scene so I am only guessing. Minifig selection: Robotic leg Darth Maul and two Mandalorians. I always really love the colour combination of red, black & grey ... win-win-win as far as this set is concerned! I may have preferred Darth Maul to use dark red rather than red though. Good minifigs to have, we could be happy with a bunch of those super commandos so 2 is good. Unfortunate that with The Clone Wars finished, Bo Katan & Satine minifigs will probably not eventuate. It would've been nice to have 1 of those 2 in this set, but that would need to be not at the expense of any of the 3 we have. If you were to go for multiples of this set, you would only have extra Darth Mauls. That sounds okay, but none of his parts are useful for anything else. Offload onto Bricklink I suppose. Thanks for reading/skimming, I hope this was useful to you. Any other photo requests let me know. Any questions/comments feel free to share, or suggestions/corrections - including the poll.