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Star Wars Rogue One Lego Sets

Star Wars Rogue One Lego

This Christmas 2016 sees the release of the new Star Wars Rogue One movie. Lego have now released the Star Wars Rogue One Lego sets. There are 5 traditional sets of iconic vehicles from Rogue One.

Lego have also released some Rogue One buildable large figures. There are the Imperial Death Trooper 75120,  Jyn Erso 75119 and K2SO the death trooper 75121. There is also a new Star Wars Rebels Combat Frigate 75158 but less about Rebels, let’s move onto the Rogue One Lego sets.

Lego Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle (75156)

This is the main imperial vehicle in an all-black colour with huge folding wings, opening armour panels, space for up to 5 minifigures, ramp, spring loaded shooters and 5 minifigres and a K2-SO droid.

You get the Orson Krennic lego minifigure, Pao, Bodhi Rook and 2 Imperial Death Troopers and a droid. This set has 863 pieces and was designed for builders aged 9-14 years old. Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle measures over 17” (45cm) high, 9” (25cm) long and 22” (56cm) wide in flying mode.

Buy the Lego Kernnic Imperial Shuttle from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Rogue One Imperial Shuttle at the Lego Store UK

Lego Krennic Imperial Shuttle 75156

Lego Rebel U-Wing Fighter (75155)

We’ve had the X Wing, Y Wing, A Wing, B Wing well now we have the U Wing! This set is the main rebels vehicle from Rogue One. The Lego U Wing has 4 big engines, an opening minifigure cockpit with transparent lower observation window, opening side doors with pull-out stud shooters, dual spring-loaded shooters at the front, rear storage hold and huge wings that sweep back to create an even bigger model.

You get 5 minifigures in the U Wing set, a U-wing Pilot, Bistan, Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor and a Rebel Trooper. This set has 659 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The U Wing measures over 3” (10cm) high, 17” (44cm) long and 7” (20cm) wide with wings closed, and over 14” (38cm) long and 25” (64cm) wide with wings open.

Buy the Lego U Wing from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Rebel U Wing at the Lego Store UK

Lego U Wing 75155

Lego TIE Striker (75154)

This is a new Tie fighter shape with still the central cockpit area, but with slanted large black faced wings. The Lego Tie Striker has large adjustable wings, minifigure cockpit with top and front access, an opening rear storage hold and dual spring-loaded shooters at the front.

There are 4 Lego minifigures with the TIE Striker. You get a TIE Pilot, Imperial ground crew, Imperial Shoretrooper and a Rebel Trooper in Endor outfit.

This set has 543 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The TIE Striker measures over 2” (6cm) high, 16” (41cm) long and 9” (24cm) wide.

Buy the Lego Tie Striker from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Tie Striker at the Lego Store UK

Lego Tie Striker 75154

Lego AT-ST Walker (75153)

Now for my favourite set. Now the AT-ST has been out several times before, but it’s good to see it back. This is the one set I want to get.

The new Lego AT-ST features posable legs, wheel-activated turning top section, opening cockpit and top hatch revealing a detailed minifigure interior, dual spring-loaded shooters and elevating guns at the front.

The classic AT-ST is still featured in the Rogue One movie and so this set includes 3 mini figures: an AT-ST Driver, Baze Malbus with his heavy blaster and a Rebel Trooper.

This set has 449 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The Lego AT-ST measures over 9” (24cm) high, 6” (16cm) long and 5” (13cm) wide.

Buy the Lego AT-ST Walker from John Lewis

Buy the Lego AT-ST Walker at the Lego Store UK

Lego AT ST 75153

Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152)

This is the Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank which was spotted in the Rogue One trailers. It’s a mainly grey affair with some orange at the back.

The Imperial Assault Hovertank has a rotating and elevating turret gun with dual spring-loaded shooters, elevating side guns, opening two-minifigure cockpit, storage container and ‘hover-look’ transparent wheels.

The Assault Hovertank includes 3 minifigures: Chirrut Îmwe with his fabric cloak and 2 Imperial Hovertank Pilots.

This set has 385 pieces and was designed for builders aged 8-14 years old. The Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank measures over 3” (8cm) high, 7” (20cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.

Buy the Lego Imperial Hovertank from John Lewis

Buy the Lego Imperial Assault Hovertank at the Lego Store UK

Lego Imperial Hovertank 75152

All the New Star Wars Rogue One Lego is available from The Lego Shop UK, Hamleys , John Lewis , The Toy Shop , Argos and eBay

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Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium Review

This Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium 75094 set is my latest set bought in March 2016 for myself and my 7 year old son to build over Easter. To me the Shuttle Tydirium is an iconic Star Wars vehicle that first featured in Return of the Jedi and has featured in animated Star Wars episodes as well as many times in the Star Wars Battlefront game.

Lego Shuttle Tydirium

The Build

The box contains 6 bags of lego, a small number of stickers and an instruction book.

There are 5 minifigures included in the set. There is Han Solo in Endor costume, an aged Chewbacca. Leia in Endor costume and two rebel soldiers, both of them are also in Endor costumes with really nice battle helmets.

We decided to space out the Lego build and not do it all in one day. So we decided to complete one bag per day to make it last 6 days.

There are some really nice touches on the Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium, these include a moving ramp which easily stays up when required. There are also some moving landing legs which retract out of the way which can be easily moved into place for landing. Another nice thing in the Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium is the way the launching of the torpedo’s has been handled. In this build there are some white spring loaded buttons to press to launch the missiles, and they are easy to get to.

Bag Contents

Bag 1 starts you building the main body of the shuttle and placing the passenger seats in. This bag includes the two rebel soldiers.

Lego Shuttle Bag 1

Bag 2 adds in the wing attachment areas and arms.

Lego Shuttle Bag 2

Bag 3 has you building the front and rear guns as well as adding the landing gears, computer console and the rear engines.

Lego Shuttle Bag 3

Lego Shuttle Bag 3

Bag 4 now you can build Princess Leia, plus build the top wing section.

Lego Shuttle Bag 4

Lego Shuttle Bag 4

Bag 5 sees you building and attaching both of the side wings.

Bag 6 this final bag has you building and adding the cockpit of the shuttle. You also get Han Solo in Endor costume and Chewbacca.

Completed Shuttle Tydirium

The Shuttle Tydirium’s wings completely rotate round so they can be in the landing position or can be moved downward into flight position.

Not many stickers in this Lego set, which may be a good thing, there are actually only about 5 stickers.

There are a few accessories with the set including a box which contains thermal detonators and there is a small accessory block that holds a backpack and extra weapons.

In the set there are 4 green missiles. 2 are placed ready to fire with the other 2 placed inside the shuttle. I originally placed mine on the inside of the door flaps as detailed in the instructions, but they kept falling out. So I found some unused clips inside the cargo hold and clipped them both into these.

In the cockpit there is space for Han and Chewie, Han can hold his blaster, but Chewie can’t. So I put Chewbacca’s bowcaster into the cargo hold, there is hole for the handle to fit into.

Design Changes?

I do love this shuttle and the build is brilliant, but there is only one disappointment and that is with the legs. They keep moving under the weight of the shuttle.  They move forward or backwards and have to be well balanced to keep the shuttle sitting properly. A mod is needed here.

While I think about it a more minor change could be to have a slow release on the cockpit as when you raise it up it can come straight back down, and sometimes you want it to stay up on its own.

The colour of this Lego build is white, but in the films wasn’t the Shuttle Tydirium grey? Maybe the next version of this Lego set will be in grey.

Overall thoughts

This is an impressive set and the wings appear massive, especially when you get to move them all the way down for flight. This would look really good is hung from a ceiling.

Overall a classic Star Wars Lego set and a good build.

You can buy the Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium 75094 set online from John Lewis , ArgosThe Toy Shop , ToysRUs or direct from the Lego Shop .

Lego Star Wars Shuttle Tydirium Build

Princess Leia in Cargo Hold

Lego Shuttle Troops in Cargo Hold

Lego Shuttle Cockpit

Lego Shuttle Bag 6

Lego Endor Troop

Princess Leia Endor Lego

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