Imperial Assault Hovertank

Suggested Age: 7-12
Pieces: 385
Casual Build Time: 1 hour
Dimensions: over 3″ x 7″ x 5″
Brand: Star Wars

It’s been a while since I last looked at one of my beloved Star Wars kits, so let’s take a look at one of the sets that came out last Christmas to coincide with the release of Rogue One. To give it’s full name, this kit’s design is based around the TX-225 GAVw “Occupier” combat assault tank. Unlike my previous Star Wars build – the Y-Wing – this set was first introduced in Rogue One and so this also the first time it’s been made available in LEGO form.

The set is pretty straightforward, providing all of the necessary pieces to build the tank and a small weapon chest. It also comes with three minifigures – Chirrut Îmwe and two Imperial Hovertank Pilots. It also comes with a variety of weapons, including a selection of blasters, a crossbow and a staff.

Here are some more photos of what came in the box:

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Y-Wing Starfighter

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Suggested Age: 8-14
Pieces: 691
Casual Build Time: 3 hours
Dimensions: Y-Wing – over 2″ x 16″ x 7″ / Weapons Loader – over 3″ x 6″ x 2″
Brand: Star Wars

I decided to spend my birthday gift tokens this year on expanding my LEGO spaceship fleet. This time, I chose to add the Y-Wing Starfighter to my collection. While not as recognisable as the popular X-Wing, the Y-Wing first appears in the original Star Wars film and is best known as being piloted by Gold Leader during the strike on the Death Star. This particular model kit differs slightly as it’s based on the Y-Wings that appear in Rogue One.

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The kit comes with all the pieces needed to make the Y-Wing and a small yellow Weapons Loader. The ship itself boasts an array of weapons, rotating guns, working landing gear and rotating turrets. It also comes with an astromech and four minifigures – Admiral Raddus, Moroff, a Y-Wing Pilot and a Stormtrooper.

Here are some better pictures of what came inside the box:

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AT-ST Walker

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Suggested Age: 8-14
Pieces: 449
Casual Build Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Dimensions: Over 9″ x 6″ x 5″
Brand: Star Wars

Now that I’ve gotten all of my smaller kits out of the way, it’s time to look at the big sets that I was given for Christmas. As you may have noticed, I am a huge fan of Star Wars but it’s not the spaceships that I love the best. It’s the Walkers that hold the most nostalgia for me. Amongst the most iconic of these is the two-legged All Terrain Scout Transport, or AT-ST. This vehicle was first seen in The Empire Strikes Back, although the version in this kit is based on the one that appears in the more recent Rogue One.

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The kit is medium sized and contains all the pieces necessary to build the AT-ST. On top of this, it comes with an assortment of hand-held weaponry and three minifigures – Baze Malbus, an AT-ST driver and a Rebel Trooper.

Here’s a closer look at the box contents, as well as some photos of the building process:

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Geonosis Troopers

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Suggested Age: 6-12
Pieces: 105
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!

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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:

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Millennium Falcon

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Suggested Age: 9-14
Pieces: 1,329
Casual Build Time: 5 hours
Dimensions: Over 5″ x 18″ x 12″
Brand: Star Wars

Even if you’ve never seen a Star Wars movie, you’ll probably recognise Han Solo’s iconic Corellian YT-1300 light freighter, reportedly able to make the Kessel Run in less that 12 parsecs. It’s the most recognisable ship of the series and, ever since I first set eyes on this impressive kit, I’ve been quietly saving up money to get one of my very own.

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This version of the Millennium Falcon is based upon the one from The Force Awakens and boasts a massive array of features including a detachable cockpit, rotating top and bottom laser turrets, two spring-loaded shooters and entrance ramp. The inside hides even more secrets with a space for two minifigures to man the guns, a hidden smuggling compartment, seating areas and a detailed hyperdrive.

The set comes with six minifigures and their assorted weapons – Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member – as well as a BB-8 Astromech Droid. If you want to see some photos of the build process, read on!

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TIE Advanced Prototype

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Suggested Age: 6-12
Pieces: 93
Casual Build Time: 15 minutes
Dimensions: Over 2″ x 1″ x 3″
Brand: Star Wars

I can’t believe that I’ve been doing this blog for months now and yet this is the first time I’ve featured a Microfighter! This is a cheap range of Star Wars kits, each featuring the pieces to make an iconic spaceship and one minifigure to ride on it. If you look at the pictures in my introductionary post, you might be able to spot a few of the other sets in this range (I have also built the AT-AT, Snowspeeder and Millennium Falcon). For today’s post, I’m going to take a look at the TIE Fighter.

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Despite the simplicity of the set, it does boast poseable wings and two firing missiles. The minifigure – a TIE pilot – comes with a blaster accessory. It is intended to be the counterpart of the The Ghost microfighter in order to allow for duels, though you should note that this kit is sold separately.

Here’s what came inside the box:

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First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter

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Suggested Age: 8-14
Pieces: 533
Casual Build Time: 2 hours
Dimensions: 9″ x 7″ x 7″
Brand: Star Wars

It’s been a while since I last got to build a spaceship so I decided that it was time that I took another look at the Star Wars range. I picked the TIE Fighter mainly because of its iconic design. I mean, just look at it! It’s impossible not to recognise it! While this design is specifically taken from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, variants of the ship appears in many of the films as it forms a staple part of both the Empire and the First Order’s armadas.

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In addition to the pieces to make the spaceship, the kit contains four minifigures – 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, a First Order Officer and a First Order Crew man – and well as three guns for them to wield. The TIE Fighter boasts two spring-loaded missile launchers, three opening hatches and a rotating antenna.

Here are some photos of the building process. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge:

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