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LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid review

by admin on November 14, 2013

in LEGO Star Wars

(Written by EliteBrick)

Today, I would like to continue reviewing the 2013 LEGO Star Wars Episode II line with the #75016 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid. (You can find my previous reviews at the end of this post.) So let’s check out this very interesting looking set and awesome minifigs! 🙂

#75016 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid Review

First, let’s start with the official description: Take on the Homing Spider Droid in the Battle of Geonosis! As the Battle of Geonosis rages on, Jedi Master Stass Allie and a Clone Trooper spot a deadly LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid in the distance. Overpower the droid before it attacks with its articulated legs, rotating head, elevating lower gun and top-mounted flick missile! Then, take on 2 Super Battle Droids!

  • Includes 4 minifigures with weapons: Stass Allie, Clone Trooper and 2 Super Battle Droids
  • Features articulated legs, rotating head, elevating lower gun and top-mounted flick-missile
  • Weapons include a lightsaber and a blaster rifle
  • Move the legs, rotate the head and fire the flick missile!
  • Use Stass Allie’s Jedi powers to stop the attack!
  • Recreate awesome battle scenes from Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  • Build an even bigger Battle of Geonosis with #75015 LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Droid, #75019 LEGO Star Wars AT-TE and #75021 LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship!
  • Measures over 7″ (20cm) high, 10″ (26cm) long and 7″ (19cm) wide

#75016 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid Details

The LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid is actually quite large; about 16 studs long and 16 bricks high. It will stand up by itself, and you can shift its legs into lots of different positions. The top of the “head” can turn 360 degrees. The gun on top is actually a flick-missile, and is pretty easy to shoot. The gun at the bottom can move up and down.

#75016 LEGO Star Wars Dwarf Spider Droid

Besides the Homing Spider Droid, this set also includes a Dwarf Spider Droid, which is about 8×8 studs. Each of its legs has three articulation joints, so it is very poseable. The eyes can swivel up and down, and so can the gun. Overall, the Dwarf Spider Droid is pretty fun to build, and when it’s done looks quite adorable.

#75016 LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid Minifigures

There are four minifigures included with the LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid set. Stass Allie is unique to this set, and in fact this is the first time LEGO released this awesome Jedi. Her torso is detailed both on the front and the back with Jedi robe printing and a utility-belt. Her legs are also printed. Her face is really nicely detailed, and she comes with a very unique Tholoth headdress. The Clone Trooper minifigure is the same as in the other 2013 LEGO Star Wars sets, but he is still pretty cool. The helmet comes with holes on the sides to attach antennas and visors that come with the set. There are also two Super Battle Droids included; the same as in other LEGO Star Wars sets. The arms of the Super Battle Droids can move up and down, and the legs can bend forward but not backwards. I think the pearl-dark-gray color looks great, so is the detailing.

Overall I would say that the LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid is a fun set for both teen and adult collectors who are into Star Wars, and also younger kids who would appreciate the playability of the set. I would give it 4.5 out of 5 stars, because I would have liked one Super Battle Droid and one regular Battle Droid, but that’s pretty much the only con I can think of. The set is $29.99, and includes 295 pieces – which comes to the standard 10 cents/piece for LEGO Star Wars sets. The LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid is available at the Online LEGO Shop, along with the other LEGO Star Wars summer sets. Check them out here: LEGO STAR WARS SETS AT THE ONLINE LEGO SHOP

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So what do you think? How do you like the LEGO Star Wars Homing Droid? Do you own the set already? What are your thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comment section below! Also, I’m a KFOL (Kid-Fan-of-LEGO) and this is my third post here at theBrickBlogger. You can read my previous reviews here: LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Review and LEGO Star Wars Tank Droid Review. I intend to write more reviews in the future so feedback is welcome! 😉

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{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) :) November 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

nice 1 elitebrick 😉

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Thank you DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING (Seriously i have a mouth of lightning) 🙂 It’s feels nice when you get positive feedback. P.S. Admin would you like me to wright a post about the 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets, we now have pictures.

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:11 AM

And about my contributers page. I will write it as soon as I can. 😉

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Fikko3107 November 14, 2013 at 10:12 AM

I think I’d give some constructive criticism.

A picture speaks a thousand words. I know it’s sort of your trademark to do reviews with pictures from official sources, but is it so hard to try to take pictures of your own? Besides, take it from me, it’s 123.74% more fun if you take your own pictures!

I am not saying that it is bad. Simply some points you could do to improve.

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admin November 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

That’s a good point. It is actually me who has been finding images for EliteBrick’s posts as he doesn’t include any. If he has a good camera taking pictures that is certainly better and, as you said, it is also more fun and even educational. However if he doesn’t, I rather use official images than poorly taken ones – remember this is a blog that goes out to thousands of subscribers, not just our own small group of buddies – so we have to look professional. When someone sends in poor pictures I sometimes combine official images with adding a personal one that I try to clean up as much as possible. Regular contributors should take the time to do this on their own instead of expecting me to do it for them.

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:38 AM

I would find Pictures for my own post Admin, but I sent photos for my X-Wing reveiw and you didn’t use them. So I thought You would find them next time Admin I will try to find the Pictures 🙂

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admin November 14, 2013 at 10:47 AM

If I remember correctly the X-wing pictures you sent in were too small so I had to replace them with larger ones. If you are only using official images you can send them, or you can just include a link in the post of what you think would be the best picture. I can copy it from there in the format we need. At least that way I don’t have to look for them.

As Fikko mentioned taking your own pictures is nice, but it is also a lot of work. If you can’t do it or don’t want to do it, official pictures are fine with me, and we can also include something like a BrickShow review so readers can see the set from all angles. 🙂

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Is Images off BrickSet fine?

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admin November 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM

Yes. Also if the set is already out LEGO’s own images on their website are fine. If the images are new and not yet on LEGO’s website, make sure you include a link for me so that the site can be properly credited.

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Thank You Fikko for your input I really Apreciate you for the pointers, but the reasons I don’t take my own are
1: I stink at Phototography
2: I don’t have the time to download the pictures to my PC
3: I’m not sure how to Mail them to Admin.
4: My family’s camera sucks

P.S. Did you randomly think of that number or did you acyually do the math? 😛

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:33 AM

(Actually)

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Fikko3107 November 14, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I did the maths…And have you seen this article?
http://thebrickblogger.com/2011/11/lego-photography-light-box/

Its the method I use, and I find it working quite well. The rest is just to simply keep your Camera still. That’s for point one.

For point two, how long does it take? Just put the SD card into the laptop slot, copy and paste.

For three, It’s not so hard. Just add it as an attachment to the e-mail. Alternatively, put your pictures IN the word file, though I think the admin would prefer the former.

Last, the fourth point, it doesn’t matter. As long as it isn’t a low-res phone camera, it should be fine. (New phone these days have really good resolutions-not like the blurry ones from like 3 years ago. iPad cameras are also better than blurry phones.) Try to avoid Webcams and Handycams. And the point is, be still while taking pictures!

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admin November 14, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Yes, if you would like to do that, go ahead and write about them. 😉

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Thank you Admin I’ll start today. 😀

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING November 14, 2013 at 7:07 PM

your welcome 🙂

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Håkan November 14, 2013 at 12:24 PM

I heard complaints that this droid wasn’t particularly sturdy when playing.

Then, if you’re an afol, it might not really matter much…

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM

They are sturdy, though it is hard to make it walk cause the legs can’t move that much.

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ninja of stealth November 14, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I always overlooked this set because I thought it looked unstable and poorly built. am I right? because, I don’t like LEGO sets that fall apart!!!!!!!! 😡

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~EliteBrick~ November 14, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Ninja of stealth, It is actually very sturdy and well built. I promise you if you build it right it will NOT fall apart. It is also very stable it will not tip over. Hope this helped 😉

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ninja of stealth November 15, 2013 at 12:26 PM

It did help a lot. I just might get it!

Go star wars and ninjago fans!!!!!!

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DX ZX KENDO NRG PWR JAY-MOUTH OF LIGHTNING November 14, 2013 at 7:08 PM

NINJAGO START SOON!!!!! OMGSH!!!!!!!

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