Hello! Today I have a throwback review of a 2013 set: 75022 Mandalorian Speeder!
“Wait”, you say, “2013? That wasn’t too long ago!”
Well, 2013 was 4 years ago… wow, it seems like just last year I got into LEGO!
Anyway, I originally bought this set for cyborg Darth Maul and because I love Mandalorians. But how good of a set is this?
I bought this set for the minifigures, so let’s take a look at them first. Believe it or not, the two Mandalorians are actually different, due to the use of different heads underneath their helmets. One is the regular Clone Wars Mandalorian head and the other head was originally used for Pre Vizsla.
The images are from bricklink. Sorry they’re a bit blurry for the Mandos.
Darth Maul has cool cybernetic legs (that come in three parts) and arm printing (which wasn’t as common at the time). He has his usual rubber Zabrak head addition as well as nice torso printing on front and back. One problem with him is that he’s too tall. Way too tall. The legs should be shorter. Maul is armed with a red lightsaber and the darksaber, fitting accessories.
The Mandalorians are based on the Supercommandos after Maul took over Death Watch. They have dark red and grey detailing. There is back printing but it is covered up by the pearl grey jetpacks. They are both armed with black medium blasters.
Firstly, let’s compare with what the real Clone Wars speeder, aka the Buirk’alor-class airspeeder, looks like.
Uh… not very accurate. It gets some of the shapes right, but it mostly fails. Still, on its own, how good is the speeder?
The answer: very nice! It is suitably sleek and has a nice blend of grey and dark blue. There is seating for three plus a gunner at the back.
The gun at the back is attached using Technic pins and thus can move up and down (but unfortunately cannot rotate). However a minifigure’s hands cannot be clipped to the cannon due to the angle of the bar used as the handle.
The rear of the Mandalorian speeder has two engines, plus a really well hidden storage compartment. There is also a secret missile-firing play feature. Check it out in JANGBRiCKS’ review here:
These play features are very well integrated and do not compromise the sleek look of the speeder.
Speaking of sleek, look how sleek this thing is:
It looks really great and is a decent size too. From the top view, you can see the seating for three. Maul sits at the front and the two Mandalorians sit behind him.
There are also clips for the Mandalorians’ weapons.
The price of $24.99 USD, £24.99, and $49.99 NZD can be off-putting to some, but to me it is still a good set for the price. The build is suitably large and you get three good minifigures for the price. I recommend getting this if you can.
Personal Rating: 4/5
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VaderFan2187 out! 😀