Hi everyone! Today I have a LEGO Star Wars set review — 75208 Yoda’s Hut! It has 229 parts and retails for £25.99 (UK), $29.99 (U.S.), $44.99 (Aus), and $49.99 (NZ). There are three minifigs included in the set: Luke, R2-D2, and Master Yoda.
- Luke Skywalker in his Dagobah outfit is a minifigure that has not been updated since 2003. Currently I think the only non-updated Luke Skywalker variant left is Cloud City Luke, though that will likely change when the Fall 2018 UCS Star Wars set is revealed 😉 The normal Luke Skywalker hairpiece has been recolored in dark tan which I think looks great. He has a double-sided head with a grimace on one side and a closed-eyes, concentrated face on the other side to show him using the Force. He has a tan vest and printed dark tan pants which I think look good, and he is armed with his trusty blue lightsaber. He comes with a neck bracket so he can carry Yoda around on his back, but I think it looks ridiculous.
- The second minifigure is R2-D2. This is a new variant, with the standard R2 printing underneath but with dark tan mud printing added to it. I appreciate the fact that LEGO gave us a new variant of R2 but I feel like he just looks really odd and unconvincing with the mud printing only on the front — the legs and back of the body are white as snow. Not the best idea if LEGO couldn’t print it properly, I think.
- Last up is Master Yoda himself. Contrary to what I initially expected, this is a new minifigure. He has the same head mold and stick as the 2013 one from 75017 Duel on Geonosis. However, his torso print is different, looking slightly more ragged which fits his outfit in the original trilogy. I know many fans have said they don’t like how Yoda uses a regular minifigure body as he isn’t that big in the movies, but I think it’s fine since minifigures have to be standardized, and having too many non-standardized minifigures in sets would be odd.
Okay, on to the build in the set! There’s only one, and it is Yoda’s hut itself. It is tan colored on the whole, but I don’t feel that is entirely appropriate as Yoda’s home in the movie is more of a brown color. The tan just looks too bright for me. There are a couple of dark green 6×6 areas on either side. They can be hinged outwards to create a wider space or hinged to the back to round up the flooring at the back. The build at the front can also be detached and moved to the back if you wish. The build at the front is actually a catapult. It’s attached with frictionless Technic pins and you can launch Luke Skywalker with it to pretend he is training.
One of the round builds has a couple of little details to create a mini play scenario. There’s a crate mounted on a clear antenna and a clear handle. You can attach Luke to the clear handle to make him look like he’s meditating, and you can move the crate up and down the antenna piece to make it ‘hover’ thanks to the Force. It’s a simple play feature but works well. There’s another training-related play feature. There’s a jumper stud to place Luke at on the top right of the hut. Pressing a Technic beam will catapult him off, but if you attach him to the included string, he will swing off and around.
The inside of the hut has a few details. There’s a little bed for Yoda that can be folded up. This recreates Yoda’s death scene (spoiler alert I guess?) in Return of the Jedi, but is also a nice nod to the foldable bed in 75200 Ahch-To Island Training. There’s a small 2×2-sized table that can be detached to reveal a 2×4-sized hiding spot underneath, maybe for a lightsaber or something. A pot hangs from the wall on the right above a fireplace, and a translucent yellow diamond piece is used on the far wall as a light. The diamond itself is not that common, only appearing in 6 other sets at the time of writing.
The rooftop also has a cone in the middle and a chimney with white smoke coming out on the left side.
Oh, but just like 75173 Luke’s Landspeeder, this set also allows you to recreate a hilarious Bad Lip Reading video! This one is Seagulls, Stop it Now, though it’s a pity no LEGO Seagulls were included.
Okay, on a serious note though, that’s it for the set.
On the whole, I think this set is decent. The minifigure selection is not bad on the whole, though I think the R2 minifigure is lacklustre. The hut itself has some nice details but I just don’t like the tan color or how it’s basically only half of a hut, so it does lose some marks for that. It’s pretty fun to play with, though, and the price is decent – with a discount, it should be alright. Not a standout, but not a bad set either.
- Builds: 3/5
- Minifigures: 3.5/5
- Playability: 4/5
- Price: 3.5/5
- Personal Rating: 3/5
- TOTAL: 3.4/5
Thanks for reading! Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below 🙂
VaderFan2187 out! 😀