Release Date: January 2016
No. of pieces: 233
Build Time: 40 Minutes approx.
Defend the Hoth rebel base from Imperial attack!
The Imperial forces have discovered the location of the secret Rebel base and are attacking. Turn the tower, close the hatch and fire the shooter. Look out for the Snowtrooper firing his stud shooter and destroy the Imperial Probe Droid before it gets too close. Can you help Han Solo and the rebels stop the base from being overrun? Only you can decide.
It is arguably one of the most memorable scenes from the entire Star Wars saga; rebel fighters waiting – guns poised, behind the blockades at Echo base… an eerie calm before the familiar sight of an AT-AT comes into view – it’s a full scale attack on the ice planet of Hoth!
Now, for £19.99, you shouldn’t expect a great deal here – there is only so much you can squeeze into the price point, and, besides, if you’re after a larger scale Hoth attack set, LEGO have <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=w1AF*5YaX1I&subid=&offerid=124738.1&type=10&tmpid=20825&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fshop.lego cialis pas cher paris.com%252Fen-GB%252FAssault-on-Hoth-75098″>just released one! That being said, what you do get is a scaled-down snapshot of that memorable scene, with some of the key components which make it a fan favourite. There’s a fold-out Echo base, complete with turret tower – which you can open the hatch and sit a mini-figure inside. The tower also fires two missiles, and can rotate a full 360 degrees.
Other features on the base itself include a power regulator console, two singular racks that hold a wrench and a snow shovel, and, as previously mentioned, the fold-out action which allows you to completely change the shape and feel of the base to a more linear configuration.
Also included with the set are 3 mini-figures; Han Solo, a Rebel Trooper and an Imperial Stormtrooper – who comes with an imperial stud shooter. There’s also an Imperial Probe Droid, which looks just like the movie version.
The build took around 40 minutes, and building the mechanism for the rotating turret tower was particularly enjoyable. Also a stand out point in the whole build was the Imperial Probe Droid, which, rather fantastically comes with it’s own stand to give the impression it is floating.
Overall, we were very pleased with the set. A minor niggle would be that the tower doesn’t look exactly how it does in the movie, and it would be nice if there was more depth inside the turret tower for the trooper to stand in. Excellent value for money again from LEGO, and it has certainly whet our appetites for the ‘Assault On Hoth‘ set.