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New LEGO Star Wars Solo set & more review

by admin on April 23, 2018

in LEGO Star Wars

The new wave of LEGO Star Wars sets, mostly related to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story film (release date May 25th) became available just about a week ago, so it’s time to take a closer look. Below, we will discuss each of the new LEGO Star Wars sets, and I will also include video-reviews by JANGBRiCKS, so you can see them in more detail. 🙂

The smallest of the new LEGO Star Wars sets are the #75206 LEGO Star Wars Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack, and the #75207 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Patrol Battle Pack. The first set includes Ki-Adi Mundi, Barriss Offee, and two Clone Troopers, along with a small speeder. The second set includes an Imperial Recruitment Officer, Imperial Emigration Officer, and two Imperial Patrol Troopers, plus another speeder. Both sets are great troop builders, and available for $14.99 at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

The #75208 LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut takes us all the way back to Dagobah in the first Star Wars films. The set features Yoda’s swamp home with foldout training sections where Luke can balance boxes and stand on one arm to demonstrate his fledgling Jedi powers. There’s also a Force jump function that can be attached to the front or back of the model. Inside, there’s a folding bed, fireplace, a selection of food and furnishing elements, plus a secret compartment under the floor. There’s even a window at the side so R2-D2 can peer in. Frankly, I’m not too fond of the design of this set. It just doesn’t look as organic to me as in the film, and I do know that LEGO can build better huts that this. However, I think the colors are nice, so perhaps this set would be a good candidate for a redesign project. Yoda, Luke, and R2-D2 are included. The price is $29.99, and the set is available at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

We also get two new landspeeders, both from the Solo: A Star Wars Story film. The #75209 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo’s Landspeeder (see picture above next to Yoda’s Hut) features an open cockpit, opening hood with storage compartment, removable engine, rear storage compartment with secret cargo, hidden wheels for a hover effect, and two spring-loaded shooters. Young Han Solo and Qi’ra are also included, along with a Corellian Hound. The #75210 LEGO Star Wars Moloch Landspeeder (see picture above) features an open cockpit, storage hold at the rear, hidden wheels for a cool hover effect, a 6-stud rapid shooter for intense action play, and an opening cage to hold two Corellian Hounds. The two minifigs included are Moloch and Rebolt. I quite like both of these landspeeders; nice colors, nice shapes, great minifigs, and great play-features. Check out the video-reviews further below for more details.

Now we are getting into the bigger sets territory. The #75211 LEGO Star Wars Imperial TIE Fighter is… well… yet another TIE Fighter we have seen many times in the past, however the four minifigs are new; an Imperial Pilot, Han Solo, Tobias Beckett (in Mimban Stormtrooper disguise) and a Mimban Stormtrooper. More interesting is the #75212 LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon with a fresh white and blue color-scheme and a detachable escape craft at the front. Other features include a cockpit with detachable canopy and enough room for two minifigs, two spring-loaded shooters, sensor dish, ramp, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with two gunner seats, and opening hull plates for easy access to the detailed interior. The interior includes a cargo area with couch and Dejarik hologame table, bar, bunk, missile storage compartment, and a buildable hyperdrive with repair tools. Minifigs included are Han Solo, Chewbacca, Qi’ra, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite, a Kessel Operations Droid, plus a DD-BD droid.

In addition to the regular sets, we also get three new large buildable figures: the #75535 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo, the #75536 LEGO Star Wars Range Trooper, and the #75537 LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul. These buildable figures are an acquired taste, however some LEGO fans really like them because of the interesting parts. I think the Range Trooper looks particularly awesome. Such an imposive figure! You can find them under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

There are also a couple of new LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz sets related to the Solo: A Star Wars Story. The #41608 LEGO Star Wars Han Solo, and the #41609 LEGO BrickHeadz Chewbacca. Han’s BrickHeadz figure is spot on, but Chewy has been getting mixed reviews. His head is just so strange; somewhere between a cute puppy and a creepy monster who is set out to steal your soul. The good thing about BrickHeadz though is that it’s easy to rebuild them. Both characters are available under the LEGO BrickHeadz section of the Online LEGO Shop.

In the video-player below, I have included reviews of the new Star Wars sets, so you can see them in more detail. You can use the drop-down menu in the upper left corner to select the review you would like to watch, or you can just let them play one after the other.

Also, remember that from now until May 3rd, you will get a #5005376 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Pod with LEGO Star Wars purchases of $60 or more. This is a highly desirable set in the LEGO Collectible Pods series, as well as for Star Wars fans, so make sure you don’t miss out. While the included version of Darth Vader is not exclusive to the pod, the pod itself has a very nice chromed finish, and the lid comes with a special lenticular feature, displaying either the LEGO Star Wars logo, or the Death Star laser ready to fire, depending on how you tilt the lid. The promotion is available at official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think? How do you like all the new LEGO Star Wars Solo sets? Are you planning to get any of them? Do you have a favorite? Feel free to share your thoughts and own reviews in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Legostuff71 April 23, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Yoda’s hut I must get. Tempting other Solo sets are , save I will . Soon May fourth will be here . Patients I must have.

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TomTom April 23, 2018 at 1:36 PM

Are we doing talk like Yoda day? Backward we must talk!

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pmarin April 24, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Doctor you are? You have “patients” you say?
Lego addiction I have, professional help I need.

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brickmaster April 23, 2018 at 1:22 PM

I like the landspeeders. And that Range Trooper is really tempting.

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Sith015 April 23, 2018 at 1:23 PM

OMG! Did you guys see Darth Maul in Jang’s video? He keeps looking at you even when Jang is turning him around! So creepy! Why is he looking at me????

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TomTom April 23, 2018 at 1:35 PM

I saw that too! I was like, what the heck? I thought Jang will talk about it as some special feature, but he didn’t. The dark side is coming for us!

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admin April 23, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Okay, I just checked it out, and you are right. That’s very creepy. Kind of like the dark side version of the Mona Lisa painting. 😈

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LEGOJeff April 23, 2018 at 1:50 PM

I want to see someone remake the UCS falcon as the Kessel Run version. That would be so cool!

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admin April 23, 2018 at 3:25 PM

There is one we talked about before. It’s not white and blue, but the UCS falcon with the added pod at the front: http://thebrickblogger.com/2018/02/lego-millennium-falcon-to-kessel-run-falcon/

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Legostuff71 April 23, 2018 at 2:47 PM

So, here’s a thought, I’m Wondering if maybe I should get Yoda’s Hut now before May 4th. Fear of it not being there on that day and get something else on May 4th. I don’t know what’s going to be there ( I guess nobody does). Any thoughts on the matter?

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admin April 23, 2018 at 3:28 PM

Hm… I don’t have a LEGO store near me, so I’m not familiar with their policies, but isn’t it that if something is out of stock, they will get it for you, and you can still get the promo item? I’m not sure how it works. Maybe it’s worth a call? Online, the worst thing that can happen is that it will be temporarily shown as backordered, so you can still technically order the set, and you will get the promo, but the set and the promo may arrive separately.

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sammy April 23, 2018 at 3:15 PM

I just want the Darth Vader pod. Do you think it will be available separately?

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admin April 23, 2018 at 3:29 PM

I haven’t heard the set being available separately from LEGO outside of the promotion. However, you can always get it on eBay or BrickLink if that’s all you would like. 🙂

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