CaptainJack - 1 year ago
originally posted on shop.LEGO.com
What do you get when you cross an AT-DP with Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle? An Imperial AT-Hauler! Although a joke, the wings in landing mode crossed with the cockpit really does appear like an AT-DP with the shuttle's wings. The cockpit itself has little domes on either side with slots printed on, giving it a heavily-armored appearance that I like. The roof opens and shows room for one minifigure or about three crammed in there, with a very detailed screen made up of a 2x2 tile and 2x2 roof slope, each with stickers. The front windscreen folds down as well, but BEWARE - when applying the transparent stickers that are prominent in the set, your fingerprints will show up on the stickers, making it look like there's fog or something on my windscreen - very disappointing. The stud-shooters on the cockpit work fine, as expected. The space underneath fits about two figures (one on each side), either sitting or standing, and is very well constructed. The wings are overly complex inside, although they do look nice when finished, and the plating on the outside was well done. The landing gear is a bit fickle on soft surfaces, and it is a bit of work to unfold each pad and rotate the legs out, but not too bad considering. I've referred to the arms as wings thus far, but technically they would be called arms I believe. They each rotate individually, making it difficult to pick up the cargo crate included without grabbing each arm and the cockpit with each hand - once again, overly complicated. All of that said, the arms look phenomenal when finished, and function adequately. The function to swing the hooks out and down to lift the crate is useless, unless you're lifting the train car from the Conveyex set (check out my review of that!). The crate was honestly disappointing, in that the included weapons rack was three studs wide, but the "slot" for it inside was four studs wide, so it slides around and actually has room to flip over, so when it's being transported it's just floating around inside - very disappointing. As for the minifigures, both Dryden's Guard figures were awesome looking, reminding me of the Zygerrian Slavers from the Clone Wars (they might be the same species?). The amount of detail that LEGO gave to each of them in the form of different face printing was awesome; thank you for that! Val looks pretty good, although her faces are not exactly opposite - the print was off (same with Qi'ra), but her hairpiece was pretty cool to get. Qi'ra was cool, nothing too special; great to finish my Qi'ra variation collection. Rio I believe was a huge draw to this set, with his unique four arm mold that looks and functions great. His character received amazing detail and printing; great job with that too! Overall this set was pretty good, although rough and unfinished looking in the rear in some technic areas, but with some improvement on your part could be much better!