As you probably remember we talked about the LEGO Star Wars summer sets a few weeks ago (see: 2013 LEGO Star Wars Summer Sets Pictures), but we only had a blurry image of the #75024 LEGO Star Wars HH-87 Starhopper. Since then the official images became available, so I thought to share them with you. First let’s start with the box! 🙂
As you can see the LEGO Star Wars Starhopper is a quite unusual looking ship, and unless you have been watching the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series you might not be familiar with it. According to Wookieepedia (the Star Wars wiki) the HH-87 Starhopper was a starfighter used commonly by various factions of the criminal underworld. Notably, the craft saw widespread use by the Hutt crime-families to patrol the skies above their homeworld, Nal Hutta, and to hunt down wayward debtors. The craft’s design was largely influenced by the tastes of the Hutt criminal empire; with visible armor-platings and a prominent prow, the Starhopper displayed the Hutts’ aggressiveness. The craft fell into the hands of various other seedy organizations, including members of the Zygerrian Slave Empire. Equipped with twin blaster-cannons and compact stabilizer wings, the long-range craft was suited to a various number of activities carried out by underworld organizations. Here is a picture of the original HH-87 as a reference.
As you can see, LEGO did a pretty good job capturing the rough and rugged look of the HH-87 Starhopper. It looks like the wings fold, making it look even more like the original. Below is another picture showing the details, including the three minifigures; Cad Bane, Nikto Guard, and Obi-Wan Kenobi disguised as Rako Hardeen. A small speeder is also included. There are no details as of yet of the piece-count or the pricing. (You can click on the picture for larger view.)
The #75024 LEGO Star Wars HH-87 Starhopper, along with the other LEGO Star Wars summer sets we talked about before, will be available in August. In the meantime you can check out the currently available LEGO Star Wars sets at the.
So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars HH-87 Starhopper? Do you like the design, the colors and the minifigures? Is this a set you are considering adding to your collection? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉
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