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New C3PO and sandtrooper print
on 8 May 2012
At a rrp of about £20, this is a good set for mini figures for collectors. You get 2 sandtroopers, R2D2 and C3PO, an escape pod and a sand-bike (which is almost a mini-build). The 'sandtroopers' are stormtroopers with a back pack and distressed sand print, they also have different coloured shoulder epulettes (sand and white)- and that's quite a cool little detail; (we put ours with the sandtrooper from the 'Landspeeder' set, who wears a black epulette). C3PO is also a new print, with some of his 'parts' showing in his midriff, so he is different from any other C3PO's. I agree that for 20 quid there didnt seem to be that many bricks (the box seems a little light and a brick short of a £20 lego kit)- the main part of the pod is built from 2 large pieces. You only get to build the interior 'seat' and the rockets and deco on the outside. There are also quite alot of tricky stickers. It is a real quick build - 10 minutes at the most. Our 6 year old did most of it himself, but some bits require stronger more experienced hands (ie. fitting the rocket cowels and stickers).
Overall we like the set as it helps us act out the "Star Wars" story. Much more fun when mixed with other sets. We put it with the land speeder set that comes with Luke and Obi Wan Kenobi, for extensive Tattoouine action! And several lego miniguys are currently playing extras in our 'Cantina' scene (eg green alien, grey, cyborg and galaxy girl). Our boy likes to stuff it with clones and Yoda, to send them on a mission to the Toydarian coral planet (He said you can fit more in if you take the seat out - good luck).