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2015 LEGO Star Wars summer sets review

by admin on June 18, 2015

in LEGO Star Wars

Five new LEGO Star Wars sets were released this summer, and they are definitely worth to checking out. Although a lot of LEGO Star Wars fans are eagerly waiting for the fall/winter release that will be related to the new movie, some of the currently available sets are also very interesting. Below I will share the details on each of the new sets, some of my thoughts on them, and also the video-reviews on each of the sets by the BrickShow! 🙂

#75091 LEGO Star Wars

#75091 LEGO STAR WARS FLASH SPEEDER: This is a small, but well-designed set with plenty of firepower and a good selection of minifigures. I think the most interesting aspect here is how much the design improved since the first version (#7124 LEGO Star Wars Flash Speeder) was released 15 years ago. I wouldn’t call it a must-have set, but if you are into the Naboo scene, it is a nice addition. Here is the official description, and you can also watch the full video-review below: Deploy the Naboo forces into battle with the agile Flash Speeder! As the Battle of Naboo rages on, bring the Naboo security forces and their Gungan ally Captain Tarpals into the action with the maneuverable LEGO Star Wars Flash Speeder. This modified landspeeder has an open cockpit with space for a driver and 3 minifigure passengers, as well as opening storage compartments. When the battle really heats up, man the rotating, spring-loaded shooter at the back and fend off the Battle Droid forces. There are even 2 extra spring-loaded shooters built into the side-mounted engines for extra firepower! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and an accessory: Naboo Security Guard, Naboo Security Officer and Captain Tarpals, plus 2 Battle Droids. 312 pieces. Price: $29.99 – BUY HERE

#75092 LEGO Star Wars

#75092 LEGO STAR WARS NABOO STARFIGHTER: This set also had previous incarnations (#7660 in 2007, #7877 in 2011, plus the #10026 chromed UCS version in 2002) and this newest variation is pretty much the same. If you missed out before, this is your chance to own this cool little starfighter. Here is the official description, and you can also watch the full video-review below: Blast the Droids with the super-sleek Naboo Starfighter! Recreate the exciting Naboo hangar scene from Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace in which young Anakin Skywalker helps his Jedi protector, Obi-Wan Kenobi, fend off the attacking Trade Federation forces. Open the cockpit of the Naboo Starfighter, position the access ladder and load up Anakin and R2-D2. Then fire the twin spring-loaded shooters to send the Destroyer Droids and Battle Droids flying! As well as lots of authentic detailing and a cool R2-D2 ejector function, this LEGO Star Wars model also comes with a fueling station and a rotating stand to mount the model on. Includes 3 minifigures with a weapon and accessory: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and a Naboo Pilot, plus R2-D2, 2 Battle Droids and Battle Droid Commander with assorted weapons. 442 pieces. Price: $49.99 – BUY HERE

#75093 LEGO Star Wars

#75093 LEGO STAR WARS DEATH STAR FINAL DUEL: This is one of the most interesting sets in the 2015 LEGO Star Wars releases. First of all, we don’t get a whole lot of buildings in the LEGO Star Wars line, so that already makes it quite unique, and also the number of play-features that are jam-packed into this set makes it fantastic. In fact I would say that if you are an original Star Wars Trilogy fan, this set is a must. The play-features are really well thought out, and Darth Vader with the new two-piece helmet is awesome. Here is the official description, and you can also watch the full video-review below: Play out the epic final duel in Palpatine’s throne room! Reenact the epic final duel between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine from the movie Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi. This amazing LEGO Star Wars recreation of Emperor Palpatine’s throne room aboard the second Death Star features loads of great play details, like swing-out side sections for easy play, opening entrance doors, Force Jump function, collapsing stairs and bridge, reactor shaft, and detachable throne section with rotating throne and hidden Lightsaber pop-up function. Can Luke overpower the Royal Guards? Will Lord Vader rescue his son from Palpatine’s deadly Force Lightning attack and send the evil Sith Lord tumbling down the reactor shaft? Only you can decide! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine and 2 Royal Guards. 724 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

#75094 LEGO Star Wars

#75094 LEGO STAR WARS IMERIAL SHUTTLE TYDIRIUM: This is another set where it is interesting to compare this newest model to previous ones. In 2001 we got the #7166 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle, and in 2010 the #10212 UCS version. This latest set looks really good both in size and features. Also, the new printing on the minifigs is quite nice. Here is the official description, and you can also watch the full video-review below: Speed to the aid of the Rebels in the Imperial Shuttle “Tydirium” Board the stolen Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, set the wings for flying mode and race to Endor with Han Solo, Princess Leia, Chewbacca and the Endor Rebel Troopers. As featured in the exciting scenes leading up to the destruction of the Empire’s second Death Star in Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this impressive LEGO Star Wars starship features folding wings for flight and landing modes, retractable landing gear and an opening cockpit with space for 2 minifigures. There’s also an opening access hatch, opening centre section with space for more minifigures and 2 cool spring-loaded shooters to fend off any pursuing Imperial starships! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Han Solo in Endor outfit, Princess Leia in Endor outfit, Chewbacca and 2 Endor Rebel Troopers. 937 pieces. Price: $99.99 – BUY HERE

#75106 LEGO Star Wars

#75106 LEGO STAR WARS IMERIAL ASSAULT CARRIER: The stars of this set are definitely the Imperial Astromech Droid with a printed clear dome, and Sabine Wren with a dark-red Mandalorian Helmet. The set itself doesn’t appeal to me as it is very off-scale and looks awkward from every angle, but die-hard Star Wars fans may appreciate it more. The drop-off function for the mini TIE-fighters is pretty clever though. Here is the official description, and you can also watch the full video-review below: Take the battle to the rebels with the Imperial Assault Carrier! Transport TIE Fighters into battle against the rebels with the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Assault Carrier. Open the cockpit, load up a minifigure and then grab the lifting handle ready for flight. Push the triggers to release the 4 mini-scale TIE Fighters and join the battle with the twin spring-loaded shooters and rotating gun turret with dual stud blaster. Access the missile storage bay and ammo cargo boxes when supplies run low, and once the rebels have been defeated, reattach the TIE Fightersand get ready for the next exciting mission. Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons: Agent Kallus, Imperial Officer, Sabine Wren in Mandalorian outfit and 2 TIE Pilots, plus an Imperial Astromech Droid. 1216 pieces. Price: $129.99 – BUY HERE

So what do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Star Wars sets? Do you have a favorite that you definitely plan to add to your collection? Or do you plan to wait until the sets related to the new film gets revealed? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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BLProductions June 18, 2015 at 10:37 AM

The only set that interests me this wave is the Flash Speeder, which I probably will get, as I like the minifigs and I need more spring-shooters. The rest of the sets are okay, but I think the Naboo Fighter is a little bland, and the Imperial Shuttle could use a few touch-ups. I’m not going to start on the Imperial Assault Carrier, though.
Also: http://www.thebrickfan.com/first-official-look-at-lego-collectible-minifigures-series-14-71010/ First look, but not the best. And why does he have 17 minifigs listed? 😕

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admin June 18, 2015 at 10:52 AM

It’s just probably a mistake. There is a list of the translated names floating around, but it is a very rough translation. That is why I haven’t posted them here yet. I like to have more substantial information before publishing a full article. There was also a preliminary image of the minifigs that included a lot more of them. Some pretty sweet accessories are coming. 🙂

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JD June 18, 2015 at 2:11 PM

I agree with the assessment that the Final Duel is the must have of the five. Saw it and immediately thought, “I can’t believe this hasn’t existed before!”. Bought it for myself but then my 7yo absconded with it, because according to him, “I’m tired of SW vehicles”. I agree, the SW vehicle onslaught is getting kind of old, and what better SW scene to play with than one of the most iconic scenes of them all! 5 star set (and btw, a star rating system, with clear predefined criteria, might be something interesting to think about including, when you review these sets).

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admin June 18, 2015 at 3:38 PM

I’m hesitant to include a star rating because my review is just that; my opinion. I try to be as impartial as possible and address things like playability, part-selection, minifigs, price, etc., but it would still be my rating. Parts that are not very useful to me may be what someone else is looking for. Or the minifigs I don’t like may be perfect for someone else’s project. So I rather stay with a narrative style review, but I could add a bit of a summary at the end that would be similar to a star rating. Thanks for the suggestion.

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legostuff71 June 18, 2015 at 2:27 PM

I am thinking about getting the DEATH STAR it self, but, my concern is it takes up a lot of space. It would cut in to my collecting for possibly big sets in the future. I don’t think LEGO is going to make another DEATH STAR not for a while any ways . Is it worth it? BIG FAN OF STAR WARS .

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JD June 18, 2015 at 3:25 PM

I have the DEATH STAR in a closet. My son really wants the set (he doesn’t know I already have it) and I will probably give it to him someday (maybe when he turns 8, or 9, although he’s already a master builder and would have no problems with it even today). I don’t want to spoil all of the other sets that he could/would enjoy by giving him this penultimate set too soon.

I’m conflicted about timing, because it is an awesome looking set but like you, I wonder where it will sit once it’s built. We only have so much space and given it’s awesomeness it definitely deserves a space of its own both for show and for play.

So I’m sitting on it, while I figure out a space strategy (maybe I need to dedicate some room in our basement). But to (sort of) answer your question, I have absolutely zero regrets about buying it. I’m really looking forward to it! It’s expensive but if you absolutely know you are going to build it and not sit on it and maybe sell it as NIB, then it can be had for $100 or so cheaper on EBay.

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Chris June 18, 2015 at 3:30 PM

If it is the old version of the Death Star, it would sell for more than a $1000

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JD June 18, 2015 at 3:34 PM

Don’t I know it :-). No, the current one….$399.

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admin June 18, 2015 at 3:29 PM

The Death Star is one of the best LEGO sets ever made, and I think it is the best Star Wars set ever made. It is really well done. The minifigs are now a bit outdated, but it would be easy to change them out if this bothers you. The set does take up quite a bit of space, but on the other hand there is tremendous amount of playability squeezed into it.

I have heard some very preliminary rumors that LEGO might update the Death Star. I won’t count on this, but it would make sense if at some point they would update their most popular set. If you are a big fan of Star Wars it is definitely worth it. I would make sure to get it before it gets retired. If you are still not 100% sure, just keep it in the box for a while. At least you would have it before prices on the secondary market skyrocket. And if you do decide to open it, you may want to keep the box nicely flattened out – this way if for some reason you no longer want the set you can resell it to someone else without loosing value.

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Legostuff71 June 18, 2015 at 4:40 PM

Thanks, I don’t believe in keeping things in boxes. I believe in taking things out to build/ played with. If I do get it, I’ll will build it.

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admin June 18, 2015 at 9:46 PM

I don’t LEGO sets in boxes either, I just thought to mention it as an option. 🙂

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legostuff71 June 18, 2015 at 5:10 PM

Oh, I do have the first sandcrawler . So, I won’t be getting the new one (as much as I would liked to, it to takes up space ) and the older one seems a lot sturdy than the new one. In fact I remember building the older one and it was before the bags were numbered . What a challenge . Only so many same color brown pieces before you lose your mind.

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MOCMan1970 June 19, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Hmm, haven’t bought any Star Wars sets in years, but that final duel looks really cool, just wonder where I’d put it…

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