The first wave of 2017 LEGO Star Wars sets were released in North America just a few days ago, so it’s time to take a closer look. Please note that these sets were available in other countries a month earlier, so they may not be as new to you. There are definitely some great and interesting sets in the 2017 LEGO Star Wars line-up, so no matter when you were able to get them, they are worth to talk about. 🙂
➡ 2017 LEGO STAR WARS BATTLE PACKS: We got two new battle packs this year; the and the . Both packs come with four minifigures and a couple of small vehicles or other accessories. The Rebel Trooper Battle Pack is particularly noteworthy because each of the minifigures have different helmets, different torso/leg prints, and different facial expressions. We even get different skin-tones, which is rare! Plus, these minifigs could be used for pretty much any modern and sci-fi military scenes, not just for Star Wars. The Imperial Trooper Battle Pack is not as versatile, but it is great for building up your Star Wars troops. The two Stromtroopers and two Imperial Death Troopers are identical. They are $14.99 each. You can watch the video review on both sets below, and the sets are available at the .
➡ 2017 LEGO STAR WARS MICROFIGHTERS: We get four more Microfighters this year; the , the , the , and the . As usual, each set comes with a mini version of an iconic Star Wars ship, and a minifigure. While some of these tiny vehicles look a bit awkward, others are perfectly sensible one-person spacecrafts. The Y-wing in particular is a real winner, with an excellent color-scheme, lots of greebling, and a pilot that fits in perfectly. Whether you collect all of the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters, or you just get the ones you like, I think you will be happy with the selection. The sets are $9.99 each. You can watch the video review on all four sets below, and the sets are available at the .
➡ 2017 LEGO STAR WARS BUILDABLE FIGURES: Looks like the buildable LEGO Star Wars figures have become a hit with collectors, and the line is continuing this year with three new sets; the , the , and the . At least to me, the human-headed characters still look too un-LEGO-ish, however I really like the helmeted figures (in this case, the Stormtrooper). The weapons improved significantly, and they come with quite a bit of interesting pieces that could be used in other applications. I also like the textured and printed body-armor pieces for greebling. They can add interesting details to any LEGO creation. All three sets are $24.99 each, and you can find them at the .
➡ #75168 LEGO STAR WARS YODA’S JEDI STARFIGHTER: This is a small, but well-designed ship for the Jedi Master from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. It is based on the classic Jedi Interceptor design, while also being quite different. Here is the official description: Add a classic ship to your LEGO Star Wars collection with Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter. The diminutive Jedi Master’s craft of choice features folding wings, front-and-top-opening minifigure cockpit, space for R2-D2 behind, and two laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters. Includes a Yoda minifigure and R2-D2 figure. 262 pieces. Price: $24.99 –
➡ #75169 LEGO STAR WARS DUEL ON NABOO: This set suppose to recreate one of the most iconic duels from the Star Wars saga, however unfortunately it doesn’t work very well. It seems that the play-features weren’t thought out or tested properly. When you watch the video-review below you will see what I mean. In addition, the set doesn’t look very good, although I think it could be incorporated into a large scene. The point is that this set needs some modifications to make it look and behave properly. Here is the official description: Play out exciting Jedi vs. Sith duels as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi go head-to-head against evil Darth Maul at the Naboo power generator. This detailed set features push-activated opening laser doors, a minifigure catapult function in the generator core and an opening purification chamber with removable ‘plasma’ element. Includes three minifigures: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul. 208 pieces. Price: $24.99 –
➡ #75170 LEGO STAR WARS THE PHANTOM: This is the second version of The Phantom LEGO made so far, and it looks quite different from the previous version, with an overall more rounder shape. You can see them side-by-side in the video-review below to decide which one you like better. Here is the official description: Outrun Admiral Thrawn with the Rebel starfighter, The Phantom, featuring retracting landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit that detaches in an emergency, dual spring-loaded shooters, an opening rear compartment with included storage box containing detonator, and space beside the cockpit for Kanan’s friendly Astromech Droid, Chopper. Includes Kanan and Admiral Thrawn minifigures, plus a Chopper droid. 269 pieces. Price: $29.99 –
➡ #75171 LEGO STAR WARS BATTLE ON SHARIF: This set is includes a well-designed terrain where you can replay some important events from the Star Wars: Rogue One film. The play-features work well, and I really like the addition of a bit of greenery. Here is the official description: Play out epic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, on a mission to recover the top-secret Death Star plans from the heavily fortified beach bunker on planet Scarif. This feature-filled set includes a hidden weapons stash, exploding floor panels, sliding bunker doors with locking function, control panel, opening orange crate and the top-secret plans to the Empire’s Death Star. Includes four minifigures: Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and two Scarif Stormtroopers. 419 pieces. Price: $49.99 –
➡ #75172 LEGO STAR WARS Y-WING STARFIGHTER: This is the most talked about recent LEGO Star Wars set, and for a good reason. Just look at all that greebling! Even if you are not a Star Wars fan, this is an excellent set for interesting parts! It is also a good looking – and in many ways better – version of the Y-wing than previous attempts. The minifigs are also very nice. Here is the official description: Expand your Rebel fleet with the iconic Y-Wing Starfighter. The unmistakable workhorse of the Rebel Alliance has been faithfully reproduced with LEGO bricks and features many play starters, including retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit, rotating guns, dual spring-loaded shooters, and gearwheel-operated bomb-drop function. This great model also comes with a weapons loader with turning crane and extra ammo for even more immersive play. Includes four minifigures: a Y-Wing Pilot, Admiral Raddus, Moroff and a Stormtrooper, plus a Rebel Astromech droid figure. 691 pieces. Price: $59.99 –
➡ #75173 LEGO STAR WARS LUKE’S LANDSPEEDER: This is another classic Star Wars vehicle that has been released several times by LEGO. Nice upgrade with those dark-red rounded tiles at the front to create smoother lines. Other than that, the Landspeeder is quite similar to the one we got in the #75052 LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina in 2014. Here is the official description: Recreate unforgettable scenes on desert-planet Tatooine, as young Luke and C-3PO go in search of mysterious hermit Ben Kenobi in his landspeeder. This iconic model features a two-minifigure open cockpit, three engines and an opening trunk to store his electrobinoculars. There’s also a Tusken Raider and womp rat to keep the action level high. Includes four minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Ben Kenobi, C-3PO and a Tusken Raider, plus a womp rat figure. 149 pieces. Price: $19.99 –
➡ #75174 LEGO STAR WARS DESERT SKIFF ESCAPE: This is a remake of the previously released #9496 LEGO Star Wars Desert Skiff from 2012, with some very nice upgrades. The vehicle got a more rounded shape, and the opening mechanism for the Sarlacc monster’s mouth is very cleverly done. Here is the official description: Play out exciting duels above the sand dunes with this iconic set featuring Jabba the Hutt’s ‘hovering’ skiff with extendable plank, storage hold and movable rudders at the back. Help Han Solo fend off Boba Fett and the skiff guard before his friend walks the plank and falls into the mighty Sarlacc’s minifigure-devouring mouth. Includes four minifigures: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and a Skiff Guard. 277 pieces. Price: $29.99 –
➡ #75175 LEGO STAR WARS A-WING STARFIGHTER: Yet another remake, the A-wing got some nice upgrades from the 2013 version. The new, thinner fins at the back are especially nice. A nice, basic startfighter all around that you could use even outside of the Star Wars universe. Here is the official description: Launch into LEGO Star Wars missions with the high-speed A-Wing Starfighter, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, rotating laser cannons and dual spring-loaded shooters. There’s also a service cart loaded with tools, extra ammo and a detachable access ladder to load the A-Wing Pilot into position. Includes three minifigures: Lando Calrissian, an A-Wing Pilot and a Rebel Ground Crew. 358 pieces. Price: $39.99 –
Whether you want to get the latest version of classic Star Wars sets, or you want to get something from the new film, the 2017 LEGO Star Wars collection will likely have something for you. Some of the sets are better than others, and of course your choices will also depend on your personal taste and preference. What do you think? Which of the 2017 Star Wars sets do you like the most? Are you planning to get any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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