75171 Battle on Scarif and 75139 Battle on Takodana Comparison!

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Battle on Scarif is a 2017 Rogue One set that costs £54.99 in the UK, $49.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand.

Battle on Takodana is a 2016 The Force Awakens set that costs £54.99 in the UK, $59.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand.

How well do they stack up against each other? Read on!


Overview:

75171 Battle on Scarif has 4 minifigures: Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and 2 Shoretroopers. It costs £54.99 in the UK, $49.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand. Play features include exploding floor panels, sliding doors with locking mechanism, hidden weapon stash, and an opening orange crate. It is meant for ages 8-14 and depicts the final battle of Rogue One.

75139 Battle on Takodana has 5 minifigures: Kylo Ren, Finn, Maz Kanata, and 2 First Order Stormtroopers. It costs £54.99 in the UK, $59.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand. Play features include exploding feature, sliding doors, hidden crate, falling tree, and collapsing bricks.


Minifigures:

75171 Battle on Scarif has 4 minifigures: Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and 2 Shoretroopers.
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They all have nice detailing.
Cassian Andor has his casual outfit which he wears often in the movie, however it would have been nice to see him in the Imperial Officer disguise that he wears during this scene. He has a double-sided head, but unfortunately neither side really looks like the movie version.
Jyn Erso is in her Ground Crew disguise. She has a double-sided head (the same as the one in the U-wing) as well as her helmet. She is armed with a black blaster and has a hairpiece which is sadly inaccurate. Given that LEGO created a new hairpiece for Rey, the main protagonist of The Force Awakens, I don’t know why they didn’t make they didn’t make a new hairpiece for Jyn.
The Shoretroopers are nice. They’re different from the Shoretrooper captain who appeared in the 2016 TIE Striker, as the sand blue markings are absent. They are armed with E-22 blasters, depicted by a double-barrel gun joined with a binoculars piece. They use the angry clone head.

Here’s a look at the alternate versions of them:
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75139 Battle on Takodana has 5 minifigures: Kylo Ren, Finn, Maz Kanata, and 2 First Order Stormtroopers.
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They all are great minifigures as well.
Kylo Ren has a (oversized) helmet, and a double-sided head. Unfortunately he looks more “emo goth teen” than Ben Solo. He has a red lightsaber.
Finn has a blue lightsaber and a medium blaster. He has printing which accurately depicts Poe’s jacket. His black pants are plain but accurate.
Maz Kanata is a brand new, currently exclusive minifigure. She has a brand new plastic head mould and dark red legs. Unfortunately her slightly smiling expression is not accurate, but I’m just glad we get a minifigure version of her.
The 2 First Order Stormtroopers’ are not new, but they still look good. Both have blasters but one of them has the riot control baton.

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Here’s Kylo Ren with his helmet on:
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I’m very happy with the Battle on Scarif minifigures, but there are only 4, of which only 2 are main characters. Battle on Takodana has 5 figures, of which 3 are main characters (plus TR-8R 😛 ). Therefore, I think that the minifigures in Battle on Takodana are better.

WINNER: 75139 BATTLE ON TAKODANA


Play Features:

75171 Battle on Scarif’s play features include exploding platforms, sliding doors with locking mechanism, weapons stash, and a small interior.

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The weapons stash is revealed by turning the two Technic pieces and sliding it out. There are two blasters and a thermal detonator. The switch near the weapons stash plays a critical role in the movie. Do note the yellow markings depicted by stickers, which are accurate to the landing pad in the movie.
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The orange crate is the same as the one in the Hovertank, meaning now the space in the back of the Hovertank can be filled. There is little room inside but it looks great from the outside.
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By tipping the grey tower open, the sliding doors are unlocked and can be opened. You can also see one of the floor panels blasting off.
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The exploding feature uses Technic beams to send the floor panels flying. There are thermal detonators to show what caused the explosion. I’m not a fan of all the exposed red, though.
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The Death Star plans are right next to the door. How convenient!

75139 Battle on Takodana’s play features include falling bricks, exploding studs, sliding doors, hidden crate, and falling tree.

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As you can see in this image, the brown doors slide open to allow access to the (nonexistent) interior. The tree has fallen and the bricks are falling as well. The two pillars on either side are detachable for better access.
By pushing the plate behind the door, 6 black studs fly off, recreating an explosion.
Here are the sliding doors from the back angle.
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You can use the tree to bonk the stormtrooper. See that tan gear over there? What does it do?
Turning the gear makes the Technic beams move and push the bricks off. Now what does that Technic axle connector in the stairs do?
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It reveals a secret crate with Luke’s lightsaber inside, replicating the scene in The Force Awakens where Rey goes down the stairs and has her vision.

I think both sets have very good play features. It’s very very close, so I’ll call it a tie.

WINNER: IT’S A TIE!!

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Get it? TIE? TIE Fighter? Never mind…

Price:

75171 Battle on Scarif costs £54.99 in the UK, $49.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand. It has 419 pieces.

75139 Battle on Takodana costs £54.99 in the UK, $59.99 in the US, and $109.99 in New Zealand. It has 409 pieces.

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What comes in 75171’s box
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What comes in 75139’s box

Personally, I think 75171 Battle on Scarif provides better value. Sure, you get 1 less minifigure, but the build itself is a good build. Unlike 75139 Battle on Takodana, you get a nice big platform which is great for displaying minifigures. In addition, the US price for 75171 is $10 cheaper than 75139’s price.

WINNER: 75171 BATTLE ON SCARIF


Personal Thoughts:

Overall, I think they are both equally good sets. Battle on Takodana scores slightly better in the minifigure department, but Battle on Scarif scores slightly better in the build department.

I recommend them equally, but I think you should pick up 75139 Battle on Takodana first, as it was released a year before 75171 Battle on Scarif.

WINNER: IT’S A TIE AGAIN!

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Wait, again?

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Please stop…

Thanks for reading this review! If you enjoyed it, please like it with the like button down there. It means a lot 🙂 I’ll see you in the next post! 🙂

You can buy Battle on Takodana here and Battle on Scarif here. Unfortunately I don’t use affiliate marketing so whether or not you buy from the links I still don’t get money 😦 lol

VaderFan2187 out! 😉

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Can we stop with the TIEs already?

 

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5 thoughts on “75171 Battle on Scarif and 75139 Battle on Takodana Comparison!

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  1. Haha. It’s a tie! Very nice but ever so slightly repetitive? 🙂

    Battle on Scarif is my favourite as the Takodana build doesn’t interest me that much despite having better characters.
    Anyway, good review!

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    1. Yes, I must agree the “Battle on…” sets are slightly repetitive, but they generally provide good minifigures and decent builds. Maybe we’ll get another of these for Episode VIII! 😀

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      1. I was joking about the Tie Fighter references being ever so slightly repetitive 😉
        Anyway, it will be interesting to see if we get another one of these sets!
        Look forward to your next post!

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