Showing posts with label Star Wars Episode V. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Star Wars Episode V. Show all posts

Tuesday

8089 Lego Star Wars Hoth Wampa Cave and minifigures review

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I am looking forward to opening this new Star Wars Lego set. The 8089 Lego Star Wars Hoth Wampa Cave set has 297 pieces and a few great minifigures. The set is the famous scene from the Episode V movie, The Empire Strikes Back where the Wampa has taken Luke Skywalker back to its cave to eat.

The Lego cave is meant to be simulating an icy environment but isn’t quite right and does not look good to me but, I guess, it matches the other Hoth sets well. Yes, combine it with Star Wars Lego sets 7749, 8083, and 8084. The cave has a place that Luke hangs from and a place for his lightsaber so he can ‘use the force’ and retrieve it to kill the Wampa. It also has a skeleton minifigure and a big bone thing to set the scene,

So I mentioned the Star Wars Lego minifigures a little. This is what the set has; a great Wampa ice creature, skeleton (the same as the Castle set ones I think), Luke Skywalker in snow gear and Zev Senesca minifigs. All pretty cool. The biggy I would think that people will want to collect will be the Wampa, it is still a bit cartoony and not Lego style but thats my opinion. It looks good with the big claw that can hold a minifig though, put Luke in its claw and pretend its dragging him back to the Wampa cave.

The set doesn’t just have the Wampa snow cave though, it has a great little Snowspeeder – lots a detail and I love the little display inside showing an AT-AT. To build the set is much the same as the previous Hoth set Lego Echo Base 7749, fairly simple and fun for young kids. But, one thing, I do think it is a bit expensive I think the price should have been between what it is and the small battle packs.

8089 Lego Star Wars Hoth Wampa Cave and minifigures review
8089 Lego Star Wars Hoth Wampa Cave and minifigures
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Wednesday

Star Wars Lego 7749 Echo Base & Hoth minifigs

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The Star Wars Lego set 7749 Echo Base, in my opinion, is a very good set. The set was released as part of the 10th Anniversary Line of Star Wars Lego. The set is meant to be a scene from Episode V The Empire Strikes Back at the secret Rebel Base that is on the ice planet Hoth where AT-AT's and AT-ST's start to attack the secret Rebel Base and destroy their shield generator to get to the Rebel Transports.

So what is so good about this Lego set. Well I like the Hoth scene (plus other sets can join in) but probably the best would be the terrific rare minifigs that are included. You get Han Solo in Hoth clothing, two Hoth Rebel Troopers, two Snowtrooper minifigures and for the first time a super rare Lego Tauntaun figure. The Star Wars Lego Hoth Rebel Troopers have new style goggles and the Snowtroopers have new weapons, so guess that’s a plus as well - even if it is just a small thing.

The set is fairly easy to build, my son put it together really quickly. It has a rotating battery turret which has those push-to-fire missiles that launch out. The turret has a hidden door and top hatch to hold a Lego minifigure. A negative, though, is the turret comes off too easily from the base but it's still great to play with. The bunker has a flip back mechanism – you push down in the centre - that is used to flick the Hoth minifigures backwards so you can pretend that they have been blown up – a cool touch.

A great set for Lego Star Wars collectors and also for kids with it’s great minifigures and fun playabilty.

Star Wars Lego set 7749 Echo Base - starwarslegocollectables.blogspot.com

Tuesday

Slave 1 Lego Star Wars Instructions

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If anyone is after some instructions on how to build the Slave 1 Star Wars Lego kit (it is number 7153 not the 7144 Slave 1 Lego set) well here it is straight from Lego themself. I am pretty sure it would suit both sets as the 7153 is just a re-release of the original 7144 Slave 1.

I hope it helps you out, Lego has many instructions for sets available as free downloads for people that lose their printed instructions.
This Star Wars Lego set is pretty good but I like the older green 7144 set with Lego Star Wars Mini-Figure Han Solo frozen in a Carbonite Block.
Lego Star Wars Mini-Figure Han Solo In Carbonite Block
And here is a super fast time lapse video of a build of the Star Wars Lego Slave 1, pretty good hey?

Saturday

7144 Slave I

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Star Wars Lego Collectables LEGO 7144 Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite mini figureNo Star Wars Lego collection would be complete without Boba Fett's spaceship, the Slave 1, that you saw in Episode V The Empire Strikes Back. The wings and the guns swivel around so that it can look appropriate for landing and flight mode. This Lego set came out in the year 2000.

The Boba Fett mini figure fits neatly into the cockpit and it also comes with a frozen in carbonite Han Solo that also fits into the rear of the Slave 1 ship! The Boba Fett minifig has his jetpack and helmet in one piece - removing the helmet reveals a solid black head beneath and the little LEGO Han Solo encased in carbonite brings a smile to my face every time I see it.

Very cool and worth the money. A great addition for anyone that is into Star Wars Lego Collectables. star wars lego 7144 Slave I boxstar wars lego boba fetts slave 1 complete