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!
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.
75171 Battle on Scarif has 4 minifigures: Jyn Erso, Cassian Andor, and 2 Shoretroopers.
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:
75139 Battle on Takodana has 5 minifigures: Kylo Ren, Finn, Maz Kanata, and 2 First Order Stormtroopers.
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.
Here’s Kylo Ren with his helmet on:
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
75171 Battle on Scarif’s play features include exploding platforms, sliding doors with locking mechanism, weapons stash, and a small interior.
75139 Battle on Takodana’s play features include falling bricks, exploding studs, sliding doors, hidden crate, and falling tree.
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!!
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.
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
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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VaderFan2187 out! 😉