It’s that time a year again. The days get a bit shorter, the air starts to cool, kids start to go back to school, and LEGO starts to find out they have leaks they need to plug. This fall, it seems that new LEGO Star Wars sets are to be expected, and oh are they some great sets! Let me go through each one, and explore the greatness to a further extent:
-Freeco Bike (?): This wonderfully designed
penis speeder bike has all the features a speeder bike should have. A long nose, a cockpit, little engines, and landing gear. Yes, for what will probably be $15-$20US you can own this wonderfully random assortment of white parts. But, hey, if you don’t like those, you could always buy it for the figures…
-Droid Tri-Fighter: A blast from the past. This set looks fairly identical to the original Droid Tri-Fighter from back when Episode 3 was still all the rage. Actually, I am hoping it will be similar to the original, because the original had some great parts (awesome bricks anyone?). But, knowing LEGO, the design will be less complicated, price jacked up, and include random figures that they throw into most every set now…fucking Battle Droids anyway…
-TIE Defender: Yay, another excuse to use the TIE fighter cockpit. Really, how many more of these do we need? Well, at least it isn’t a redesign of any of the previous TIE variants we have had. It does use grey instead of blue like the others. What the hell LEGO, “good job” on this one…except, it’s probably gonna be a bit pricy, and probably a bit fragile…
-Battle Packs: Sigh…seriously LEGO? More Battle Packs? I really should be use to these by now, but I just don’t want to be. LEGO took away the cheap sets, that had a lot of pieces for a great price (Tri-Fighter anyone?), took out all the pieces, added 4 figs, and a hand full of parts, and called them a set. Hell, if I was a collector of minifigs, or cared to have a huge army of them, it might be fine. However, I’m more of a piece collector, and these battle packs really don’t have anything worth buying.
So, to summarize, I’m not very thrilled with the new Star Wars sets, but obviously others are with comments like these:
The battle packs look awesome!
I’m sold, how ’bout you?