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LEGO Star Wars 2017 summer sets review

by admin on June 12, 2017

in LEGO Star Wars

A large number and great variety of LEGO Star Wars sets were released at the beginning of the month, including new LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs, regular LEGO Star Wars sets, LEGO Star Wars large buildable action figures, and sets related to the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures story. Below, I have included some of my own thoughts on the sets, as well as video-reviews by JANGBRiCKS, so you can see all the sets in more detail. So let’s take a look. 🙂

2017 LEGO STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS: LEGO Star Wars Battle Packs have been fan favorites for a long time because they offer an inexpensive way for army-building, or getting unique minifigures cheaply. For this summer, we get two new battle packs. The #75166 LEGO Star Wars First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack features a small Transport Speeder, two First Order Stormtroopers, a First Order Flametrooper, and a First Order Officer. The #75167 LEGO Star Wars Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack comes with a Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike and four minifigures; Dengar, Bossk, 4-LOM, and an IG-88 droid. In the video-player below you can see both sets in more detail.

2017 LEGO STAR WARS REGULAR SETS: There are a number of really excellent sets in this wave, and because none of them are particularly large, they are quite affordable. The #75178 LEGO Star Wars Jakku Quadjumper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens is probably the most interesting both in terms of design and color-scheme. Even if you are not into Star Wars, this is a great set just for spaceship parts! The #75180 LEGO Star Wars Rathtar Escape is an other interesting set, depicting an action-packed scene from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Make sure you watch the video-review below to see how it all works.

The #75182 LEGO Star Wars Republic Fighter Tank is a more classic looking LEGO Star Wars set from the Star Wars Expanded Universe (now referred to as Star Wars Legends). It’s nice to see Aayla Secura again! One of the most talked about new sets has been the #75183 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Transformation featuring a pivotal scene from Star Wars: Episode III. The transformation mechanism is simple, but quite effective. The #75191 Star Wars Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive is another classic set from Star Wars: Episode II. In the video-player below, you can see all five sets in more detail. Either watch the videos one after another, or use the drop-down list in the upper-left corner of the player to make a selection.

2017 LEGO STAR WARS FREEMAKER ADVENTURES: LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures turned out to be a quality and really fun show, so now we are getting two more sets related to this Star Wars spinoff. The #75185 LEGO Star Wars Tracker I features an imposing tri-wing spacecraft and a buildable Probe Droid (those things always creep me out!), and three minifigures; Rowan, Emperor Palpatine and an M-OC Hunter Droid. The #75186 LEGO Star Wars The Arrowhead is a pretty normal looking starship, until you discover that battering ram at the front! The minifigures include the rest of the Freemaker siblings, their droid, and a lone Stormtrooper. Watch the video-reviews below to see all the features of these unique sets.

2017 LEGO STAR WARS LARGE BATTLE FIGURES: The large battle figures LEGO introduced a couple of years ago either look super weird or super awesome. Fortunately, in this wave we get two of the best looking ones; the #75531 LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Commander, and the #75332 LEGO Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike. The Scout is probably the best large battle figure set LEGO ever released. In the video-player below you can see both sets in more detail.

The Star Wars sets in this wave are quite an interesting mix, which I think is a good thing. There is something for everyone, whether you like the new movies or the classics. The designs are solid, and the parts are very interesting even for non-Star Wars fans. In addition, all the sets are in the small to medium range, so none of them are particularly expensive. You can find all the sets at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like the 2017 summer wave of LEGO Star Wars sets? Do you have a favorite? Are you planning to get any of them? Or do you have some of them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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Legostuff71 June 12, 2017 at 11:40 AM

If anything, I will probably get the smaller sets and the battle packs. Other than that the rest of the sets are a little bit out of my price range. However I do have a Birthday coming up in August.

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admin June 12, 2017 at 12:48 PM

The battle packs are always great. By the time your birthday comes up, you might be able to find some of the sets on sale as well. 🙂

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Hippie-Hudson June 12, 2017 at 12:07 PM

I like the Rathtar escape sadly I feel that you need to buy several of these to combine and then you could have something really decent looking.
My other fav is the quad jumper but for some reason over here in The Netherlands that set is €69.99 which is crazy money, that’s almost $80 converted. I love Lego but I’m really not a fan of just how over priced it is in parts of Europe. I do understand the claim that it’s relevant to wages etc but I think that’s just ridiculous, sales tax here is a killer. It’s putting me off buying things.

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admin June 12, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Yeah, I have heard that taxes are crazy in Europe. But on the other hand you guys have excellent social services. We may pay less for LEGO and other consumer items, but we pay insane prices for healthcare.

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Hippie-Hudson June 12, 2017 at 12:12 PM

Sorry just to add to my rant – Legos pricing isn’t even consistent and this is what I don’t understand, the Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike is $54.99 but here it’s €59.99 That seems more reasonable so why is the quad jumper so much higher in price???
Why are you trying to rip me off Lego?

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admin June 12, 2017 at 12:53 PM

We have some inconsistent pricing like that here as well. I’m not really sure what’s the deal with those, and I never really found a satisfactory answer anywhere. For sets like that, I just wait until they go on sale, or skip them altogether.

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Diamond655 June 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM

I’m surprised nobody else noticed this yet, but I like how the name of the Hunter Droid in the Tracker 1 is “M-OC,” as in, a LEGO MOC.

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admin June 12, 2017 at 8:17 PM

Ohhh!!! Nice find! 😀 😀 😀

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BLProductions June 12, 2017 at 10:55 PM

I noticed that reference when the Star Wars sets (and minifigs) were first revealed, back during the Toy Fairs in February. I believe I mentioned it on here a while back, but it’s great that you noticed as well; I always wondered how so many people missed it. I really want to see the Freemaker Adventures season 2 episodes, so I can watch Palpatine reveal M-OC to Vader. “Look, Vader, it’s my newest idea to hunt down the Freemakers! I call him, M-OC: My Own Creation! It’s brilliant, right?” “Yes, master, it’s brilliant.” 😀

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admin June 12, 2017 at 11:22 PM

Palpatine is so funny in LEGO animations! I definitely would love to see more of him! 😀

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Legostuff71 June 12, 2017 at 8:33 PM

Yeah! That set is so cool and mini figs are awesome to . I am curious to what that droids name really stands for. MOC flies the Tracker 1 so is it MOC – 1 ? (Lol).

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Legostuff71 June 12, 2017 at 11:07 PM

Of course mine was a line used in the movie ” This is Spinal tap” and it’s actually Mach 1 to 5 . Some of you have never heard of the movie ( or the phrase). Sorry, poor attempt on a joke.

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admin June 12, 2017 at 11:21 PM

Nope, never heard of it, but now I’m curious. 🙄

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Håkan June 13, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Been a while since I watched it. Remember it vaguely.

Not your exact quote, though.

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Legostuff71 June 13, 2017 at 8:34 AM

No, I think Mach was Mozart and Bach combined. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen the movie as well but, I do remember Mach 1-5 and it’s a funny movie. The MOC character made me remember the movie.

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Gavin August 15, 2017 at 9:43 PM

These are great sets. I make brickfilms on YouTube. My channels called “The Big Bang Theory lego.” Be sure to like and subscribe!

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