One of the best ways to build up your LEGO Star Wars Galactic Empire is with the LEGO Star Wars battle-packs. In previously released battle-packs, there was only one fraction; clone-troopers, droids, rebels, etc. However this year LEGO is changing its tactic and now in each pack there are two good-guys and two bad-guys – giving each LEGO Star Wars battle-pack more playability.
LEGO has also stepped up its attention to detail with both the battle-packs as well as other LEGO Star Wars sets. Most minifigs now have both front and back torso-printing, and helmets and other gear are also more detailed. If you are a LEGO Star Wars fan, this is a great time to boost up your armies! These minifigs are truly beautiful and the price for each set is not bad! Below is a list of currently available LEGO Star Wars battle-packs:
#7913 LEGO STAR WARS Clone-Trooper Battle Pack – Build up your team of clone-troopers! Includes ARF trooper, 2 bomb-squad troopers, clone-trooper with green markings, weapons, and a BARC speeder. This set was released in 2011, but if you haven’t gotten it yet - and you are a Star Wars fan - I highly recommend you do! The minifigs in this set are really sweet! Price: $12.99 – BUY HERE
#7914 LEGO STAR WARS Mandalorian Battle Pack – Take the battle to the Clone Army with the Mandalorian assassin and 3 Mandalorian trooper minifigures, each with their own unique weapon. This was one of the most anticipated Star Wars sets of 2011; not one, not two, but four blue Mandalorians! Much liked by LEGO Star Wars fans. A small speeder-bike is also included. Price: $12.00 – BUY HERE
#9488 LEGO STAR WARS Elite Clone-Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack – Arm the Republic clone-troopers with the powerful artillery cannon and protect the galaxy from the Separatist’s droid-army! Included are the gorgeously detailed ARC (Advanced Recon Commando) trooper and ARF (Advanced Recon Fighter) trooper, and 2 much improved droids! Price: $12.99 – BUY HERE
Here is a close-up view of the minifigs. Look at that leg-printing on the ARC trooper! LEGO really outdid themselves this time!
# 8489 LEGO STAR WARS Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack – Defend Endor against the Imperial forces in the Rebel hideout! Included are 2 rebels, 2 Imperial troopers, and a speeder-bike. Finally some rebels without having to buy the Battle of Endor set! I really like the rebels as they are a closest LEGO would probably ever get into producing modern military minifigures. So yeah, enjoy all the camo! Also, please note that in the 2012 sets Imperial troopers have a printed face instead of just an all black head. Price: $12.00 – BUY HERE
The following two sets are somewhat larger than the standard battle-packs (therefore the slightly higher price), but I would still consider them great army-builder sets, and basically the same as battle-packs with four minifigs and a bit more extras. :)
#9490 LEGO STAR WARS Droid Escape – Land the escape-pod and hide from the Imperial troopers! Help C-3PO and R2-D2 take the secret Death Star plans to Tatooine before the Imperial troopers can catch them! Included are the 2 droids and 2 sandtroopers. Please note the new, more movie-accurate C-3PO, and the nicely detailed dirty troopers! The escape-pod is also pretty sweet. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE
#9491 LEGO STAR WARS Geonosian Cannon - Battle for control of Geonosis with the powerful Geonosian cannon! Included are Commander Gree (a senior clone commander who leads the clone trooper unit Green Company), Bariss Offee (a Mirialan Jedi and apprentice of Jedi Master Luminara Unduli), a Geonosian warrior and a Geonosian undead (mindless zombie-like warriors controlled by the evil Geonosian Queen).The printing on the Geonosians is beautiful! Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE
Please note that although all of these battle-packs are currently available on LEGO’s website, the ones released in 2012 won’t ship until the end of January. However they are available for pre-order. To reward you for your patience, when you pre-order any of the 2012 LEGO Star Wars sets you will also receive an awesome 24 x 32 inch LEGO Star Wars poster.
To see our posts on other 2012 LEGO Star wars sets, check here: