Tuesday, 6 September 2011
LEGO Star Wars Summer 2011 Range: Part I
Ewok Attack (7956) [above] is clearly not the best designed we’ve seen come from the LEGO design team, the tree looks a bit unusual – but then the Ewoks have modded it to bludgeon Imperials from. What will really sell this set is the fact that there’s finally another lower priced set with Ewoks and a Scout Trooper in. Frustratingly only one of the latter, but it still helps those Endor battles a bit. It’s been nine years since the last one (7139) [right], which ironically had the exact same name, although that one at least threw in a Stormtrooper as well. Although now we get printed Ewok heads… so for what we lose, we gain something else. So yub yub, more Endor sets are definitely overdue, this will nicely complement The Battle for Endor (8038).
Moving onto the Sith Nightspeeder (7957), I must declare an ignorance… I am a season behind on The Clone Wars, as keeping up with that series on UK TV has proven too much like effort for me, and each year I just await the season box sets (the initial showings in this country are on a premium cost movie channel!!??). However the set does look like a vehicle straight out of Star Wars, right down to the same design flaw as the twin pod Cloud Car… who is actually flying the damn thing!? We also get a double dose of the dark side with a Savage Oppress mini-fig (an inevitable one, since we have the head piece to also use for Darth Maul and his episodes being very heavily promoted) and Assaj Ventress popping up in a low-priced set – then the obligatory Anakin mini-fig for some balance. A decent looking release.
Visit again on Friday for the second part of this article.