Lower the ramp, load the troopers and get ready to transport them into battle!
This heavily armored First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 minifigures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool ‘hover’ look. You can also remove the top section for easy access. Get ready to recreate incredible battle scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens!
This set includes 7 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: 2 Resistance Soldiers, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers and Captain Phasma.
Customer Reviews on Amazon.com:
Five Stars – By Enrico Venezia Gomez on October 7, 2015
Excellent lego. Really the best of the new series. The troopers are the best.. Thanks..
Exciting design for a gray box… – By Corey on September 8, 2015
I bought most of the Lego sets at midnight. They were the reason I was there. But I did choose to pass on a few and this was one of them. A couple days later I went back out to pick through inventory to find returns and items that got misplaced in the mayhem. There were several of these left on the shelf but the same could be said for several of the new sets. So I took a closer look at it and noticed some of the figures were cool and unique and figured what the heck I’ll get it anyways since the inventory of other items such as Black Series 6″ were sadly low on release night and I had a few extra bucks to blow. I let it sit by the side as I built a couple of the others and finally got to where I didn’t want to open the Xwing or Millennium Falcon since I plan to do those with my son and the other sets were small. So this one was the obvious choice. The other review is correct in that this set is boring to look at. That’s why I didn’t buy it originally. And I don’t dispute much of what was said in the other review either, I just don’t feel as strongly about it I suppose.
Cons: Bland. Popup gunner doesn’t rise high enough. Did I mention Bland?
Pros: Nice details added (technical not really visual). Forward top deck removable for ease of access to cargo area. Control over front bay door by turning knob in back. Lots of figures. Lots of extra studs for shooting.
Overall I think they did well with what they had to work with. Probably not the best design to pick but right now wish so little known of the movie they could only give so much and the other sets offer a lot in that way (some new, lots of flashy visual). I would give it 3.5 stars but that’s not an option so I’ll round up here because 4 stars, according to Amazon, means “I like it” and I really do. It’s solid, a decently fun build, and despite some drawbacks it offers a lot of creativity when trying to make a gray box on wheels exciting. Would I recommend it? Well I would to collectors and star wars nuts who are into this sort of thing. If you’re looking for something to buy little timmy for his birthday, keep browsing.