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Nick Martin | July 24th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Reviews

Review: 7962 Anakin’s and Sebulba’s Podracers

When the 2011 second-wave sets were first leaked, the reactions for most sets was the same we’d felt in recent years: “meh, too expensive.” But then everyone glanced at the revision of the Episode I classic podracers, and what was in there, and the buzz was on. Early previews pointed to a sharp looking, well designed set from an area that didn’t get a lot of love in recent years.

Picture of the full Podracers set, in all its glory

Episode I is rightfully hated by pretty much anyone who’s ever had it inflicted on them, but the podracer scene was one of the highlights. Edit: Okay, I relent. I was apparently confusing Anakin in this with the video game, or the rest of the movie. I stand by the fact that it was too long. Changing it above to reflect what everyone has been telling me, so I don’t have to go watch Episode I again!

But LEGO managed to take a bad scene and make an awesome set in its original run; 7171 Mos Espa Podrace was a great set with good build quality and a lot of parts that had never been seen before (and a few that haven’t been seen since). It wasn’t without its flaws, especially in the minifigure area, but it was a welcome site to see updated. Especially around here, with some of the fun FBTB has had with podracers in recent years.

So, the real question here is, can a set live up to the hype, revisisted 12 years later? Especially when it comes in with (a few) less parts and one less podracer?


Ace Kim | July 15th, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Summer Wave Now Available At Shop@Home, Free Shipping

LEGO Shop@Home now lists the summer wave available for purchase, including the account exclusives. No sign of the overpriced Hoth set though. If you act fast and make your purchases today before 11:59pm EST, you’ll score free shipping. The Kingdom’s offer is still good too. Complete set listings with prices are below:

The Clone Wars

7957 Sith Nightspeeder – $24.99

7959 Geonosian Starfighter – $29.99

7868 Mace Windu’s Jedi Starfighter – $39.99

7964 Republic Frigate – $119.99

Episodes I-IV

7956 Ewok Attack – $24.99

7877 Naboo Starfighter – $49.99

7961 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator – $69.99

7962 Anakin Skywalker and Sebulba’s Podracers – $89.99

7965 Millennium Falcon – $139.99

Also, if you still haven’t bought 8038 The Battle of Endor yet, you can still snag one from Shop@Home.

Ace Kim | June 1st, 2011 | LEGO Star Wars, Sales News

Summer Star Wars Sets Available, Sort Of

The summer Star Wars assortment is now available for purchase through Shop@Home IF you live in Belgium, Denmark, and a few other select European nations. Not sure why all of Europe isn’t included yet, but it may just be a bit of a programming delay. Hopefully the US won’t be far behind.

Thanks to Peter for the news.