Suggested Age: 6-12
Casual Build Time: 15 minutes
Dimensions: Walker – Over 5″ x 2″ x 1″
Brand: Star Wars
Hello! It’s been a while since I had anything to talk about but Santa has been quite generous this year and so I finally have some builds to show you. I think I’ll start out small but keep an eye out over the next few weeks for a look at some new and very exciting kits!
It’s been a while since I reviewed any of the Star Wars range, so I thought I’d start out with one of the older kits in the brand. The set is inspired by the Clone Wars animated series and includes a Walker and four minifigs – two Geonosis Clone Troopers and two Geonosis Airborne Clone Troopers.
Read on to see what came inside the box:
This kit was pretty easy to put together with no hidden complexities. Despite the fact that it’s mainly made from small pieces, the instructions were very easy to follow and I didn’t have any trouble piecing them together. Better still, the kit doesn’t contain any stickers and so you don’t have to worry about unsteady hands ruining the finished product.
The Walker is by far the highlight of this set. While it isn’t any design that I recognise from the franchise, it shares the distinctive “chicken legs” shape of the more familiar AT-ST. The Walker has a number of interesting features, including opening doors, clips to mount two stud shooters and fully poseable legs. Yet its most fun part is its rapid shooter.
The front-mounted gun is a rather unique feature that allows it to fire six studs in rapid succession, all with a quick turn of the little pipe between its legs. While the mechanism on this seems to be a little stiff (maybe too awkward for tiny fingers) it’s pretty impressive when you get the hang of it as it does fire the studs over a surprising distance.
The kit also boasts an army of four, which is more than I would expect to get in a kit of this size. While there are no recognisable characters in the bunch, it’s nice to get a good number of Clone Troopers as you can never have enough enemies for the good guys to fight. Each of the Troopers comes with its own stud shooter and the Walker can easily carry two of them at a time, making this an excellent small kit for imaginative play.
All in all, I was very pleased with this one. It works well both as a toy and for display, with lots of functional features and a large number of figures. Definitely one that I’d recommend.