Hey everybody! Today I have a new LEGO Star Wars set to review. This is 40333 Battle of Hoth 20th Anniversary Edition, which is the new promotional set that LEGO released as a gift with purchase for May the 4th purchases. This promotional LEGO Star Wars set has 195 pieces and was available for free with LEGO Star Wars purchases over $75 USD. Let’s check it out! The build itself is basically a micro build depicting the Battle of Hoth. One interesting thing about the build is that it is built vertically and then placed on its side, allowing the designer to create realistic-looking snow slopes in the build. There’s a printed 2×4 20th Anniversary commemorative tile included on the side that looks great.
There are five mini Hoth-related builds attached to the snow. There are two snowspeeders mounted on clear bricks and studs, plus a brick-built shield generator built into the snow on the left side. There’s also the biggest build, a detachable AT-AT, and a mini probe droid made from two pieces. Despite being so simple, I think the probe droid looks good. The Snowspeeders are built around wedge plates and are fairly simple. The only difference between them is that one has orange highlights and the other has dark grey. I also love how the shield generator is built from Technic disks and has trans light blue accents integrated in the snow. It looks pretty good.
The AT-AT is a separate build that is attached by several studs to the main model. It is predominantly light grey with some dark grey accents. There’s a printed 1×2 slope used for the cockpit, along with some other newer pieces used for microscale detail. The legs can be hinged at two points of articulation which provides good poseability. The only part I don’t really like is the exposed stud on the top of the head, which looks a bit odd to me (especially with the exposed white clip connection at the neck).
On the whole, there isn’t a lot to say about the set. It is what it is and it’s a pretty decent display set. The models look good for display and it’s pretty large for a promotional set.
However, I do miss the time when LEGO would release exclusive minifigures for May the 4th. It feels like we’ve been getting less promotional minifigures for LEGO Star Wars and it would have been nice to get a minifigure instead of a promotional build. Still, as far as promotional builds go, this is pretty nice.
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VaderFan2187 out! 😀