The Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars theme is still going strong and this year the Lego company has released some really great looking sets.
I wanna start with this set because it’s my favorite of the new Clone Wars wave. This set is awesome. At first I was afraid that it wouldn’t be released in the US because it only came out in the Netherlands for awhile. But it appears like it is available at ToysRus in the States, possibly as an exclusive.
This ship reminds me a little of Anakin’s modified starfighter with the white and blue stripes.
I love the look of Plo Kloon’s ship and the layered texture the blue and white stripes create. The coloring is great.
Besides the nice look of it the ship also has some other cool features. The ship has a cockpit ejection function and retractable landing gear!
Plus you get Plo Koon and the Astromech R7-D4 minifigs with this set. Plo Koon’s Starfighter measures 10” (26cm) long. I highly recommend you get this one.
The Freeco speeder is the CK-6 Swoop speeder from the show. It initially was only out at ToyRus I think. But now you can find it anywhere.
It comes with an Anakin minifig wearing cold weather gear. His head can flip around to show goggles or no goggles.
The other minifig is named Thi-Sen. Just a bit of trivia, Thi-Sen is seen in The Clone Wars episode “Trespass.” He was the leader of the Talz who live on the planet Orto Plutonia. He has a neat looking head piece-every thing from the shoulders up is one piece.
Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Set# 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter – $59.99 – 396 pieces
I always like the look of this ship. It’s clearly a variation of the classic x-wing design but it has a real organic feel to it. The actual ship is bigger than it may look. It has a 20″ (50.8cm) wingspan and it 7″ (17.78cm) tall.
There are three cockpits and a droid bay so you get four minifigs. It comes with Kit Fisto (I’m sure you know him) two clones including Captain Jag and the astromech droid R4-P44.
The wings are functional and open up using a gear in the tail of the ship. They have rubber bands to make them close back up too. It also comes equipped with auto-fire flick missile launchers.
This set is actually a tweak of a similar set that came out in 2005. That older set was part of the Revenge of the Sith line, set# 7259.
Above is a comparison shot I found, the older set is on the top. It didn’t change much, mostly just in the nose of the fuselage and now with larger engines.
Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Set# 8086 Droid Tri-Fighter – $24.99 – 268 pieces
The set has actually been out for awhile but I think it’s technically part of the latest wave. In fact I believe it is a re-release of a similar looking model released for the Revenge of the Sith line. The Droid Tri-fighter features two flick-fire missiles.
It comes with three minfigures including a Rocket Droid Commander and two Rocket Battle Droid minifigures.
As you can see the Rocket Droid Commander minifig has slightly different coloring from the Battle Droids.
Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Set# 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter – $49.99 – 454 pieces
I liked Grievous in the movies okay but I think I like him even more after seeing the Clone Wars series. The set 8095 General Grievous’ Starfighter is a great looking ship. The engines have maintenance compartments that open up. It also has an opening cockpit, retractable landing gear and a flick firing missle.
The coolest thing by far about this set is the Grevious minifig. Check this guy out! The detailing it pretty great. I love that they included the quadruple arms.
Here he is weilding multiple lightsabers.
You also get two more minifigs: the Jedi Nahdar Vebb and Grevious’ repair droid EV-A4-D. They can all have tea and hang out together on the chair and lightsaber rack included. Interesting that they included furniture like this in the set. Dunno why exactly, but it’s neat I guess.
Lego Star Wars: The Clone Wars Set# 8128 Cad Bane’s Speeder – $39.99 – 318 pieces
This is a special edition set. I really like the Cad Bane character. I wonder why Lego didn’t come out with a model of Bane’s ship the Xanadu Blood yet. I can’t wait to see that one. But until then this speeder is pretty cool looking.
The plus side about this set is that it comes with 5 minifigs including Bane and has a trigger fire hidden missile that shoots from the headlight! There is a compartment that opens up and additional seating for up to 6 minifigs. It’s also a pretty big ship more than 10” (25.4cm) long.
As mentioned above there are 5 minifigs: Cad Bane, Shahan Alama, Elite Assassin Droid, a Senate Commando and a Senate Commando Captain. I really like the design and blue coloring of these commandos. It would be cool to build and army of them.
Okay so the last item in this way I want to talk about is the ginormous Clone Turbo Tank. But I want to devote a whole post to it because it’s so big and so freakin’ sweet!
So see you next time for Set 8098 the Clone Turbo Tank!!!