All tagged Star Wars

Review: Star Wars Rogue One AT-ST Walker [75153]

Set Theme: Star Wars  |  Sub-theme: Rogue One  |  Set Name: AT-ST Walker  |  Set Number: 75153-1  |  Pieces: 449  |  Number of Minifigures: 3  |  Set Year: 2016

The pang of nostalgia is very strong with those who have been a fan of the Star Wars saga since the days of the OT [Original Trilogy] or even the prequels.  For some it can be just as exciting to see an old design brought back to life.  One such design which we haven't seen on the big screen since 1983's Return of the Jedi and one that is confirmed to be returning in Rogue One is the Imperial AT-ST Walker.  To heighten the excitement of the return of the AT-ST to the silver screen, LEGO has decided to bring the AT-ST back to brick form.

Review: Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi's Jedi Interceptor [75135]

Set Theme: Star Wars  |  Set Subtheme: Revenge of the Sith [Episode III]  |  Set Name: Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor  |  Set Number: 75135-1  |  Pieces: 215  |  Number of Minifigs: 2  |  Set Year: 2016

For a Jedi under the impression that “flying is for droids,” Obi-Wan sure has one heck of a sweet ride.  Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor set is based on Obi-Wan’s vehicle heavily featured in Episode III of the Star Wars saga, Revenge of the Sith, and includes both Obi-Wan and his trusty astromech droid, R4-P17.

My Star Wars Day - April 1, 2016 Edition: The Force Awakens, LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon, and My LEGO Dark Ages

I know I'm posting this a full two weeks late, but I still wanted to take a moment and document/share exactly how I spent my May the 4th, a.k.a Star Wars Day, this year.  Don't worry, there is a LEGO component to this story.  Obviously, I'm a huge LEGO fan [hence this blog and all of the hours spent researching and building LEGO - somewhere my wife is shaking her head], and if you spend around 10 seconds browsing this blog you'll quickly asses that I am also a huge Star Wars fan.  This being the case, I decided to bring these two loves together on a day meant to embrace one's love for all things spanning from George Lucas's spacey brainchild, Star Wars Day - May the 4th.  Or, rather, May the 4th be with you.  Yes, we Star Wars fans always love a good calendar-related pun.  

Review: Star Wars Carbon Freezing Chamber [75137]

Set Theme: Star Wars  |  Set Subtheme: The Empire Strikes Back  |  Set Name: Carbon-Freezing Chamber  |  Set Number: 75137-1  |  Piece Count: 231  |  Number of Minifigs: 3  |  Set Year: 2016

The LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber et represents one of the most dramatic and pivotal moments in the entire Star Wars saga - the emotionally-charged moment in The Empire Strikes Back when Han Solo is frozen in carbonite.  It’s an iconic cinematic piece which will always be a part of our pop-culture consciousness.  This LEGO set, on the other hand, will not.

Review: Star Wars Droid Escape Pod [75136]

Set Theme: Star Wars  |  Set Subtheme: A New Hope [Episode IV]  |  Set Name: Droid Escape Pod  |  Set Number: 75136-1  |  Piece Count: 197  |  Number of Minifigs: 4  |  Set Year: 2016

The set represents an early scene from Star Wars Episode IV [A New Hope] when the rebels ship, Tantive VI, is being attacked and boarded by Darth Vader along with other members of the Empire.  The rebels have obtained plans stolen from the Empire which contain blueprints for a massive, planet-sized super weapon known as the Death Star.  The plans are hidden within the astromech droid R2-D2.  To escape the Empire and prevent them from obtaining the stolen plans, R2-D2 and his faithful companion, C-3PO, board one of the ship’s escape pods and use it to safely evade the Empire’s grasp.  The pod eventually lands on the desert planet of Tatooine, where they encounter many crucial Star Wars characters, including Jawas - of which we receive two in this set.