Hey guys! It’s me, VaderFan2187, and today I’m reviewing one of the new Solo: A Star Wars Story sets. I personally am not very excited (and honestly kind of skeptical) of the new movie, but I will be reviewing the sets anyway. Today, I’ll be taking a look at 75207 Imperial Patrol Battle Pack, a 99-piece set that retails for £12.99 (UK), $14.99 (U.S.), $22.99 (Aus), and $24.99 (NZ). There are four minifigures included in the set.
- The first is an Imperial Recruitment Officer, who I believe was in the first Solo trailer recruiting Han. He wears a grey Officer outfit complete with kepi hat, and has some dark tan sideburns and moustache. He’s armed with a stud shooter. I think he’s a good minifigure that, if you don’t mind, can be used as a normal Imperial Officer in MOCs.
- The next two are Imperial Patrol Troopers. They wear outfits that look like stormtroopers but are actually different. Their helmet mold has a ridge in front, and is actually dual-molded to have the back in black. While the dual-molded helmets are nice, I would definitely rather have had dual-molded legs instead, as the legs are like the Hovertank Pilot’s legs from 75152: printed only on the front and looking stupid from practically every other angle. Their torso prints are new and look fine, and they are armed with stud shooters.
- The final minifigure is an Imperial Emigration Officer. She uses a torso print that is very similar to those of an Imperial Ground Crew, though some minor changes have been implemented. She has unprinted legs which look a little out-of-place, along with a neat Imperial Navy Trooper and new double-sided female head with chinstrap. Her weapon is, once again, a stud shooter.
The figures are nice, but many of you already know my stance on stud shooters – I think they are ugly and severely overused. I really wish LEGO would stop cramming stud shooters everywhere – for example, the Imperial Recruitment Officer would not be suited to such a bulky gun like a stud shooter in my opinion – a blaster pistol would be so much better. Now, we move on to the build in the set. It is an Imperial Patrol Speeder, but – wait a second – unlike most battle pack builds, this, as far as we can tell, appears in the movie! We see it (and Moloch’s speeder) chasing Han in the first Solo trailer before it gets destroyed. Its interesting shape has been well replicated in LEGO by using folding angular, brick-built panels over a narrow main body. A minifigure can be placed in the driver’s seat (which is a slightly awkward-looking box) to pilot the speeder. He can kind of grip the handlebars. There are a pair of stud shooters at the front which can be fired off, along with a static antenna piece on one side. Asymmetry is normally fine but I wish the antenna was on both sides, as I think it looks rather awkward like this. There’s a Bionicle eye piece in the middle which looks good and fills up the space relatively nicely. The back of the speeder has two engines which stick out. The ends are translucent blue, which is inaccurate but I think they still look pretty good. There’s one printed 1×1 Imperial logo tiles on either rear panel, meaning you get three in the set (counting the spare). It’s a nice piece that will come in handy for MOCs.
Overall, I think this is a good set. The build is good (especially for a battle pack), the minifigures are decent, but the price is a bit steep.
- Builds: 4/5
- Minifigures: 4/5
- Playability: 3.5/5
- Price: 3/5
- Personal Rating: 3.5/5
- TOTAL: 3.6/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know what you think in the comments below! 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀