Hi guys! Today I have a review of a LEGO Star Wars Battlefront set: 75133 Rebel Alliance Battle Pack! This was a 2016 set that retailed for £11.99 in the U, $12.99 in the US, $22.99 in Australia, and $24.99 in New Zealand.
Let’s be real. 99% of the time, when you buy a LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack, you buy it for the minifigures. So I’ll take a look at those first. 🙂
The first minifigure in the set is this Rebel Trooper. (Well actually all the figures in the set are labeled as Rebel Troopers.) I really like his recolored A-wing pilot helmet, it looks fantastic and fits Battlefront really well. It’s a shame you don’t get two of it. He is armed with a stud shooter and has nice printed details but… more on those later.
The second Rebel Trooper in the set is this Duros Rebel Trooper. One thing I have to point out is the brand new jetpack mold for LEGO Star Wars Battlefront: it looks great and uses a printed 1×1 tile on the back. You get two of those in this set and two white ones in 75134 Galactic Empire Battle Pack.
The third Rebel Trooper is a Rodian Rebel! I like his Rodian head mold, which is bright green and has printed spots. He does not have a jetpack but comes armed with a stud shooter.
The fourth and final Rebel Trooper is dressed in a mostly tan outfit. He wears the Hoth Rebel Trooper cap, which is a shame as I do not like the helmet and I would’ve preferred the recolored A-wing pilot helmet. He technically comes with a stud shooter but that would usually be attached to the back of the speeder bike.
Oh yeah… there’s a speeder bike included as well. It’s a decent build I guess, it definitely tries to get some of the aspects of a speeder bike right, but that back seems overly large to justify the price and I haven’t seen a similar speeder bike in Star Wars before.
Two minifigures can sit on the bike, which is more practical I guess but once again, never seen two-seater brown speeder bikes in Star Wars before. There is a printed speedometer tile and a stud shooter on the right side of the bike. The back has a gunner’s seat where you clip on a stud shooter. The stud shooter rotates, but at an awkward angle, which is not optimal. Presumably the rebels without jetpacks sit on the bike and those with jetpacks fly around (as the box art depicts it) but you could swap jetpacks around if you wish.
One thing I want to point out is the clever use of very versatile pieces for the minifigures. You get exactly two of each part above, and they are cleverly printed so that you can connect either torso with either leg and the design will still work.
One issue I have with this Battle Pack, however, is that it is clearly meant to be bought in mass quantities by AFOLs for army building. Thus it is unfortunate that half the figures here are aliens, as I believe the majority of rebel fighters were humans. It certainly would be odd for 25% of your army to be Duros or Rodian. Aliens provide welcome variation when one set is purchased, but are not as good for army building IMO.
Personal Rating: 3/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts on this set and my review in a comment below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😉