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Staff Review:

When we first saw the list of the Force Awakens sets (which, of course, we are supposed to pretend we didn't see), there was little shock that almost all of the sets had some sort of ancestor in the original trilogy. The real shock was that the Snowspeeder, the perpetual release of the OT Lego lineup,  has apparently decided to switch sides and join the First Order. I guess getting left behind on Hoth along with the smaller equipment really chaffed them a bit. I can't say as I was really looking forward to reviewing  75100 First Order Snowspeeder, because I've been snowspeeder-d out for some time. Once we had the "official" pictures, it became clear that this ship wasn't connected to the old one at all... it was a completely different beast that was notable for having a higher piece count ratio, 440 parts at $39.99, than the rest of the lineup. It also...(read more)

User Comments:

  • MrCRskater writes:
    Pros: Exclusive figs, impressive size
    Cons: Impressive Wingspan + Big Guns = Saggy Wings. Flick fire missiles are lame. Also, no landing gear? What gives?
    Comments: The overall look of the ship is pretty solid, and the build more interesting than it looks. Comes with a few neat pieces. But the stickers proved difficult to apply accurately and it's hard to get over the saggy wings.

  • Draykov writes:
    Pros: great figs if you like pilots and astromechs

    Cons: large wingspan makes for some droop; stickers

    Comments: overall, a fairly accurate representation of the Prequel era ship, but the minifigs were the real draw for me

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