Hello everyone! Today I have a review of 75166 First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack (what a mouthful)! At £11.99 in the UK, $14.99 in the US, $22.99 in Australia, and $24.99 in New Zealand, is this a set you should buy?
When you buy a battle pack, you buy it for the figures. C’mon, everyone knows that. 🙂 So let’s take a look at them first! As is the standard for Battle Packs, four are included.
There are two First Order Stormtroopers included. There are two choices for weapons: either a stud shooter, or a riot baton and a shield. I really appreciate the inclusion of alternate weapons and hope that LEGO will begin supplying alternate blasters in sets.
The third figure in the set is a First Order Flametrooper. Previously these were only available in the expensive First Order Transporter set so I appreciate their inclusion in a cheap set; this will help army builders as well. I am also very happy that LEGO included a full size flameshooter rifle in this set, I honestly expected a stud shooter with an orange stud (that would be terrible!)
The final minifigure in the set is a First Order Officer. I like his blue uniform, as all previous First Order Officers wore dark grey. I believe that in the movie colonels wore teal and this color is slightly off, but it is the closes color in LEGO’s palette and it is welcome to see a differently colored officer. His printed cap is good and his head, while generic, is still better than Angry Clone™ (ok, just kidding, not a trademark). He comes with a stud shooter, but I would have preferred to see a blaster pistol, as the regular stud shooter looks too clunky for him.
The vehicle itself that is included is rather small for the price point. It is also worth noting that there are no slider plates at the bottom, which is rather strange as LEGO speeders frequently use those to help in play.
Two figures can be seated inside. There are clips for accessories (shields, batons, and stud shooters), and I like how there is a rear gunner position. The trans-clear flags used as a windscreen is good, and I like the printed control 1×2 tile for the officer.
Stud shooters are affixed to either side of the speeder, but they look like heavy cannons so they do not bother me… too much.
The speeder’s length is decent but still ends up looking a little stubby. Lots of exposed studs are left which is also not ideal. However, the model arguably looks better when the figures are seated.
All in all, this set is a pretty good set. This is definitely what the first First Order Battle Pack should’ve been, as it definitely puts that one to shame. However, there is one large downfall of the set: the price is rather high, especially in the U.S., and the speeder is very small and stubby. The quality of the figures can help justify the price to an extent but the set still does not come across as being worth it.
Personal Rating: 3/5
Thanks for looking! Let me know your thoughts in a comment below! As always, I’ll see you in the next post! 😀
VaderFan2187 out! 😃