Surprise the Imperial troops at the Battle of Endor!
Recreate the battle of Endor™ from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi with this fantastic new battle pack. Help the Endor Rebel troopers launch a surprise attack on the Imperial forces from the secret Rebel hideout. Includes 4 minifigures: Stormtrooper, Scout Trooper and 2 Endor Rebel Troopers.
Includes 4 minifigures: Stormtrooper, scout trooper and 2 Endor Rebel troopers
Features Rebel hideout with weapon rack, speeder bike and 4 blasters
If it isn’t then this entry level set will help you to build your Rebel and Imperial Armies.
The set contains an Imperial Speeder Bike with a Scout Trooper, a Storm trooper, and 2 Rebel Commandos with a mounted gun/missile launcher under a small tree. All the minifigures are equipped with blasters and there is also a flick fire missile included.
This battle pack has clearly been designed to fit in with previous sets based on the forest moon of Endor from Star Wars Episode VI : Return of the Jedi. (8038 The Battle of Endor and 7956 Ewok Attack ) and as such looks right at home when placed with either of these 2 sets.
The set itself follows the tradition that has been established over recent years of small Star Wars battle packs with a few minifigures and a small vehicle, (for example:- 8015, 8083, 7913, to name but a few) This specific set in itself is very similar to the 2009/2010 Snowtrooper Battle Pack, both sets contain a speeder bike, a small weapons platform, 4 minifigures and have an almost identical number of pieces.
Although small, this set has many features and details that should satisfy new and old Lego Star Wars fans alike. The Scout Trooper is quite rare, having only appeared in 5 traditional build sets since 1999, The Stormtrooper has a slightly redesigned torso for 2012 and the Rebel Commandos have new torsos too, 1 is just a slightly clearer design from the Battle of Endor Set, whereas the second is shown to be wearing a open light tan jacket and grey shirt combination. The tree/missile platform is constructed of quite common pieces, however the 4 base plates do appear in a darker green colour that does not appear too often in sets. Finally the Speeder Bike, although this looks similar, it has changed slightly from previous sets, whether this is because each Lego designer wishes to put their own mark on the bike, or perhaps they are just making them different so we can tell which set they came from? (the answer to this, we'll probably never know.) This version has taken the rear satchel and grill layout from the White Snow Speeder Bike in set 8084, and the central and front section from set 7956, however the lower guns have been removed and replaced with a round 2x2 slide plate. (see comparison pic)
Building the set is quite easy, the tree and weapons platform is constructed out of 28 pieces, is very straight forward and will take an advanced builder less than 2 minutes to build, and a small child around 5 minutes. The speeder bike is made from 25 pieces and is slightly more complicated for smaller hands, mainly when connecting the front part to the rear which can be a tight fit, and also lining up the front rods and the triangular elements, that said, an experienced builder will still be able to complete the bike in less than 3 minutes with a small child taking between 5 and 10 depending on how much help you give them. With the minifigures and blasters included, this brings the total build time to around 10-20 minutes.
This battle pack itself works as a set on it’s own perfectly well, unlike previous sets that only included 1 faction of Clones/Soldiers/Droids, once built you can get straight into the action and pit the 2 Imperial Troopers against the 2 Rebel Commandos and have yourself some great little battles.
As with the previous battle packs, there are no major characters included, this also means you can buy multiple sets and build yourself a small battalion, or, use this set to expand the existing Battle of Endor and Ewok Attack sets, then you can re-create full scale battle scenes from The Return Of The Jedi.
Cheap (for a Star Wars set)
The Speeder Bike
Great for army building
Could be a popular set and hard to find.
Connection on Speeder Bike can be difficult for smaller hands
I got this from the LEGO store, and love it! Here's a bit of background on the set:
So this set takes place in the movie, Star Wars Return of the Jedi. Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and their droid friends are put on Endor, to attack the Empire. The main characters of this set are the republic rebels and empire troopers. Anyways, this is a review and it had better get going and doing it's purpose.
Let's get started!
To explain the set, I will divide it into three parts, Minifigures, Manual, and Parts. OK let me get started with Minifigs!
First of all, these are awesome minifigs! The amazing set includes four minifigures, a Scout Trooper, Stormtrooper, Rebel Commando, and another Rebel Commando. The cool part of this set is that it is the first battle pack to be released to contain with two minifigures of opposing factions, rather than four of one faction. Anyways, the faces of both Troopers are double sided so that you can see a face, or just the black of the helmet. I thought this was awesome, as it allows me to use the heads for other things as well. The face of one Rebel Commando seems old while the other, resembles Indiana Jones' face. The helmets are spectacular and I will end up using them for my custom Clone Troopers. The shirt of the minifigure with the Indiana Jones head is very awesome and helpful for fake wars. The shirts on both Rebel Commando minifigures are camouflage which turns out to be bad, as I lost one outside. The weapons the minifigures hold are again, helpful for a war. So all in all, I have to say the minifigures get a 4/5. They are amazing.
Manual and Packaging
When I saw the box of this set, I was really excited. The box art was accurate and there were no mistakes. The manual was really easy and the set took me about five minutes to put together. Again, very easy. Some of the colors on the manual were a little off but the set was small so it didn't really matter. The instructions were really easy.The pieces were put into 2 or 3 different bags at the beginning which were separated by size. Most of the set pieces were in 1 bag while the small minifigure size pieces were in the other. Aside from the small set (the manual can't be blamed), this would be a 4/5.
There are multiple parts to this set which are the minifigures, the speeder bike, and the tree hide-out. The bike was really cool, but the fact that there wasn't two for the other Trooper took a little of the value away. The pieces fit together well and it was easy to build so I guess it is nice that I got one bike. The tree hide-out is a nice tree creation which is similar to the tree in this set: http://lego.wikia.com/wiki/4865_The_Forbidden_Forest
This part of the set also comes with a small flick missile, which doesn't do much good as is is hard to fire, it being under the tree. However, the flick missile rotates enabling you to fire in almost any direction. This part of the set also includes a small weapon rack which can hold the many guns included in the set. I would have to rate this at about 4/5 or 3/5.
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Sonofhades101 Country: USA Age Group: TFOL Gender: Male Joined: March 12, 2012 № of Reviews: 6 № of Featured reviews: 0 Building Experience: Expert