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|LEGO® → System → Star Wars → Episode IV: A New Hope|
|Imperial Landing Craft|
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The set 7659 Imperial Landing Craft, also known as a Sentinel-Class Landing Craft, was released in 2007 as part of the Classic Star Wars line. Included are two Stormtroopers, two Sandtroopers and a TIE Pilot minifigures.
The Imperial Landing Craft has a square-shaped main body that, at either side, can open up to deploy the stormtroopers it carries. There is a large, vertical stabilizing wing protruding from the center of the craft and two adjustable wings on either side that can move up and down simultaneously at the turn of a dial. These wings have full mobility, able to be move into a vertical position matching the "dorsal" wing.
The cockpit protrudes out the front and is angled slightly downward. A TIE Pilot can be placed inside at the controls.
Two blasters are located on both sides of the cockpit, with firing cannons next to them. These cannons appear to be small, as only the tip of the barrel is visible from the outside, but they are actually very large and can be fired from inside the stormtrooper holding area. That holding area can hold four stormtroopers and two extra blasters.
"Bombs" can also be dropped from two places underneath the transport, making it equipped for battle as well as transport.
The set has a similar design to the Sienar Fleet Systems (SFS) popular lambda design but is in fact their Sentinel-class landing craft.
The Imperial Landing Craft was used by the Empire during the galactic Civil War to quickly and safely transport troops to designated hot-spots and battle points. It could carry over fifty Stormtroopers, twelve portable repeating blasters and several 74-7 Speeder Bikes.