Lego Sets From the Rest of Star Wars: From the Clone Wars to Solo

Posted by on June 9, 2020 4:06 pm
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Hey all you lovers of the brick. Its time for the final installment of my series on what I consider to be the best and worst Star Wars Lego sets. This is of course my opinion and everyone’s is different. If you dont agree please leave a comment and tell us what your favorites are. As always I am not including the Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) sets and all prices are in US dollars at the time of the release. Lets get started shall we?

The Clone Wars:

Best:

Set Number: 10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker

Piece Count: 1758

Retail Price: $249.99

Release Date: 2009

Rating: “Begun the Clone War has”

This set was massive and now prized among collectors. It was like getting two sets in one. The dropship had a massive wing span and the ability to attach and “pickup” not only the AT-OT but also the AT-TE that was available around the same time. The AT-OT was huge and able to carry an entire platoon of clone troopers. ((How many in a platoon?)) 

Worst:

Set Number: 75199 General Grevious Combat Speeder

Piece Count: 157

Retail Price: $29.99

Release Date: 2017

Rating: “Worst job in the droid army”

This falls into a category I personally don’t like and that is what I like to refer to as “Sets that only showed up once”. There were several sets like this especially from The Clone Wars that were made it seems to only make a quota of sets. These sets were scenes or vehicles that were seen in one episode or maybe even one scene. Having to explain to someone admiring your collection where something came from is annoying to me. Lego needs to stick with sets and scenes that are familiar to everyone.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story:

Best:

Set Number: 75251 Darth Vader’s Castle

Piece Count: 1059

Retail Price: $129.99

Release Date: 2018

Rating: “We stand here amidst *my* achievement. “

Released just in time for Christmas 2018 nothing else is quite the display of Lord Vader’s power. Some of my favorite sets are the playsets and not the vehicles and this is one of those sets. There is a great selection of minifigs here as well a smaller version of Vader’s TIE fighter to land in the docking bay.

Worst:

Set Number: 75164 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack

Piece Count: 120

Retail Price: $14.99

Release Date: 2017

Rating: “Be careful not to choke on your aspirations”

As a caveat to these next two films there really was not a bad set. All of them were beautifully done and look great but something has to take the bottom and for Rogue One and it happens to be this set. I do love the battle packs and they are great for army building but at the end of the day I really just buy it for the figures and not the speeders or cannons that come with it. So either drop the price and only sell me the figs or give me more figs and less walkers or speeders.

Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Best:

Set Number: 75217 Conveyex Transporter

Piece Count: 622

Retail Price: $89.99

Release Date: 2018

Rating: “I’ve got a good feeling about this. “

I know the AT Hauler and the Falcon were more of a fan favorite but I love this one mainly because this is a train robbery. It is something new and different for Star Wars and a fine addition to the collection. I know of people that have purchased several of these to make them more movie accurate.

Worst:

Set Number: 75210 Moloch’s Landspeeder

Piece Count: 464

Retail Price: $39.99

Release Date: 2018

Rating: ” I hate you. I know”

Again let me say that there are really no bad sets but one has to take the title. This speeder was the one that chased Han through the streets of Corellia at the beginning of the movie. Once again a ship that was on screen for all of 5 minutes. Add to the face that this was just a really boxy speeder no curves or any thin special about it all of that makes for a bad looking set.

Bonus:

Set Number: 75240 Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter

Piece Count: 496

Retail Price: $69.99

Release Date: 2019

Rating: A newer take on an older set.

The show Resistance has never really been my cup of tea but when they released Lego sets that went with it I had to buy at least this one. This is only the second TIE Interceptor that Lego has made and the first one was out in 2007. Why Lego has never made any more ids beyond me but this one looks great. Its a nice solid build and the colors on it are amazing.

Well that’s it for me. I hope you have enjoyed reading my series as much as i have done writing it. Here are links to my previous three articles about the Original Trilogy, the Prequel Trilogy and the Sequel Trilogy. Again these are my opinions and would love to hear your comments about what your favorite sets are. For more articles like this about your favorite geeky subjects head on over to Geek News Now. Its your source for reliable geeky news.

 

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