LEGO Star Wars Inferno Squad Battle Pack 75226 Review

Hey Everyone, this is my first review of the new wave of the LEGO Star Wars 2019 winter set wave. And I must say this is one of my favorite sets from this wave. It’s also one of my favorite battle packs LEGO has ever created. This LEGO set is based off of the Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2017) video game. As I’m not familiar with the videogame, this review is based purely on the set.

Set Name: Inferno Squad Battle Pack
Set Number: 75226
Pieces: 118
Minifigures: 4
Price: $14.99
Release Date: January 1, 2019

As usual, we get 4 minifigures in this battle pack. The first thing I notice when I look at them is the amount of detail they have on their armor. Both the back and front of the body have printing, as well as the legs and helmet. This set also has a wide variety of weapons; 3 different weapons for 4 minifigures, which is really cool. This is also the second female Stormtrooper LEGO has created since Captain Phasma was introduced, so that’s neat. Her name is Iden Versio, she does not come with a helmet and her face is two-sided which is rare for a battle pack set.

The other 3 troopers are male and they all have different faces. The Troopers have Imperial pilot helmets. The helmets don’t cover the entire head, so the back of their heads are unprotected. I wish LEGO covered the entire head so it would look better. One of my favorite parts of the minifigures is that they come with 2 gear belts that are able to go between the legs and body giving it an authentic look. The best part is the gear belts don’t affect the figures ability to sit down, so you can keep the belt on when they are flying the Speeder.

The Speeder is one of my favorite LEGO has ever created. It comes with 4 canons and two flick-fire studs. It looks fast and sleek with the color choice and wing placement. Behind the seat there are two open gray studs, I would have liked to have seen a 1 x 1 slanted triangle piece to cover it up.

Overall this set is amazing. I highly recommend picking this one up. It’s definitely a 10/10 Battle Pack and in my top 5 favorite Battle Packs of all times.

Inferno Squad Battle Pack
Speeder
Inferno Squad With Weapons and Helmets
Inferno Squad Without Weapons and Helmets


LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut 75208 Review

Amazing display!! It looks great on my display shelf. But the play functionality does not measure up to its looks. In this blog post I will be reviewing Yoda’s Hut from Empire Strikes Back. I hope you enjoy!

Set Name: Yoda’s Hut
Set Number: 75208
Pieces: 229
Minifigures: 3
Retail Price: $30.00
Release Date: August 1, 2018

I really like this set. It has lots of details and play features. If you’re getting this set just to display it then it’s absolutely perfect. For play use, the inside of the hut is very cramped. Lets get right into the review so I can give you my detailed opinion in the set.

The Yoda minifigure is just plain amazing. His design is simple which is what I look for. His ropes look old, just like the movie; and they are printed so clearly. It looks a lot like the Yoda we saw in Empire Strikes Back. The rubber head piece has so much detail which shows his age. Luke Skywalker is also done very well. I like how he has two faces, anger and concentration; which are the two emotions he felt during his training with Master Yoda. The only thing I would like to see is some mud printing on his clothing to give it extra detail. I am a little disappointed with the muddy R2-D2. I wish LEGO added mud printing to the legs and back of the body, along with droid printing on the back. It looks incomplete.

The Hut has many play features. Luke can swing from ropes, use the force and leap through the air. However, as stated earlier, the playability just isn’t there. For display, the set is great. It has a small design but has powerful looks. Inside the hut is really busy. If they added a stud or two to the width it would have made a huge difference, the characters would have much more room to maneuver around. I love how Yoda’s bed can be put up against the wall and how under the table in the middle of the hut there is a secret compartment making a great use of space. The fire-pit and pot look great, it is nicely done.

Moving on to outside the Hut. I have really nothing constructive to say about it, besides the fact that I think they should have added some more green pieces to to hut. I love the roof and the smoke.

Overall the set is pretty cool. I have it displayed on a shelf and it looks nice next to my other sets. I would give this set a 6.5/10 due to the lack of strong play features, but besides that it is a cool set to have for your collection.

Yoda’s Hut

Back of Yoda’s Hut

Yoda on Luke’s Back
Luke Skywalker (angry and concentration)
Muddy R2-D2 (Front and Back)
Inside Yoda’s Hut (1)
Inside Yoda’s Hut (2)

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Happy New Year!! New 2019 LEGO Star Wars Winter Sets!!

Happy New Year everyone, hope you all have a great 2019. The new LEGO Star Wars sets hit the stores today. At a first glance I am not sure how I feel about this wave. The new AT-AP and Droid Gunship look very similar to the winter 2014 models. Instead of these sets, I would have rather gotten a long overdue Battle of Endor (8038) or a larger version of the Revenge of the Sith Vulture Droid. In this post I will go through each set and give a short blurb on my opinions of the sets, as well as a rating.

Elite Praetorian Guard Battle Pack (75225)
Amazing! We get 3 Praetorian Guards. The concept of the training arena is a cool concept which we have not seen in the LEGO Star Wars sets. You also get a black Imperial Droid which is kind of like a bonus figure since we normally get 4 mini figures. I give this a 9/10 and look forward to selling this set on my eBay page. Make sure to follow my socials so you can be the first to get them.

Death Star Escape (75229)
Very cool. I am looking forward to picking up this set. We have seen the 3 minifigures before, but they are still nice. What’s unique about this set is the structure can open and close so Luke and Leia can swing to safety. 8.5/10

Droid Gunship (75223)
This set is great, however we have seen a similar model in the winter 2014 wave. They did some touching up to the design to make it look cleaner, but it’s just to similar to the previous model. The best part about this set is the 2 new Kashyyyk Battle Droids. I am excited to get a new version of them after many years. It terms of the set itself it’s a 7/10, mainly because it’s so similar to the 2014 droid gunship.

Tie Fighter Attack (75237)
This is one of the first Star Wars sets in the LEGO juniors series. I like it, It’s a great way for younger future builders to become confident and explore their creativity. Overall It’s a cool set, the playability looks strong. 9/10

Rebel A-Wing (75247)
This is an okay set. It’s apart of the LEGO Juniors series. The A-Wing looks a bit boxy. The thing that really bothers me is the 3 open gray studs on the front sides of the ship, it looks off. But the minifigures make up for the poor A-Wing design. 5/10

Inferno Squad Battle Pack (75226)
When I look at this set I see a skilled team of elite soldiers. This set is from the Star Wars Battlefront video game. The minifigure printing looks very detailed. In my opinion, the speeder is the best battle pack vehicle we have ever gotten. It looks clean and fast. I will also be selling this set on my eBay page very soon. I give this set a 10/10.

AT-AP Walker (75234)
This set is extremely similar to its winter 2014 model, just like the Droid Gunship. The playability of the set is strong. The top canon can rotate and you can put minifigures in the center body. Chewbacca, Commander Gree and the Kashyyyk Trooper are pretty much the same as the 2014 figures. Besides the fact that it looks just like to 2014 model, the set seems awesome. 6.5/10

X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run (75235)
The turret in this set looks awesome. The X-Wing has a lot of white pieces and not a lot of grey pieces which seems unrealistic based on A New Hope movie. The sides where the pilot sits looks weird because it is exposed. Lots of people are not happy with the new Stormtrooper helmet design because you cannot move the helmet 360 degrees. I do however love the design of the new Stormtrooper helmet. This set retails for $29.99 on lego.com and the set only has 132 pieces. This set seems extremely overpriced, at most, I would expect it to cost $19.99. The piece to price ratio just doesn’t make the set worth it. I give this set a 3/10.

Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighter (75228)
This is by far my favorite Microfighter set ever! The Escape Pod and Dewback are designed so well. Normally, in dual micro fighter packs, we get 2 minifigures, but here we get 3, which seems like a bonus for the price. The Sandtrooper is very detailed and has lots of interchangeable equipment. This set is great for playability and display. I think that it is very cool that they designed the escape pod to fit both R2-D2 and C-3PO. This is my favorite set in the new wave and I give this set a 10/10

Naboo Starfighter (75223) and Sith Infiltrator Microfighters (75224)
I’m combining these two sets because in my opinion they are pretty much the same. They are great models and it seems strange to me that we haven’t seen these in previous series’. There’s not much to say about them, they are solid simple models. Both sets are a 6.5/10.

After studying these set from the online photos, there are a few sets I’m excited to add to my collection. Overall, I would give the entire wave a rating of 6/10. Happy New Year everyone! Lets make 2019 a creative year. Let me know what you think about the sets, which ones are you favorites?

Images are from LEGO.com

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First Post! LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter

Hello, My name is Matthew and this is my first blog post. One of my favorite and most iconic ships in Star Wars is the X-wing. Before I get in my review I will share some basic details about this awesome set. 

Set Name: X-Wing StarFighter 
Set Number: 75218
Pieces: 730
Minifigures: 4
Retail Price: $69.99
Release Date: August 1, 2018

My first thoughts when I look at this set is “Wow, this is amazing”. One word to describe this set is clean, it has a modern sleek look. 

First I will begin with the minifigures

I love the 2 pilots, the printing on the front chest are really clear and detailed. The new helmets have the orange eye shield attached and is a little bulky but still look really cool. I think if LEGO could make them a tad bit thinner they would be perfect. 

R2-D2 looks amazing as always, every time they update him he gets better and better. The only thing I would like to see is some back printing on the other side of his body just to make him even more realistic. 

The R2-Q2 droid is a decent minifigure. Again I would like to see some back printing on the body just like R2-D2. In my opinion the main flaw with this droid is the head and leg color does not match the body. It just looks really odd since both the grey are super similar. 

Now onto the best part, the X-Wing.  I love this ship. The wings are super easy to open and close. I like how they used both stud shooters and  spring-loaded shooters. From outside the cockpit of the ship looks really nice, but I am not a big fan of the inside. I don’t like how they used a traditional seat instead of the normal back piece that we have seen in previous Starfighters. Also I don’t like the fire extinguisher addition. When putting the pilot into the cockpit the handle of the extinguisher interferes with the helmet. Instead of the fire extinguisher I would rather have a spot for the pilots pistol to rest. 

Moving onto the engines and wings. The engines are okay. I am not a huge fan of the gray barrel piece as it just looks off. I wish the end of the engine was a bit thicker. Other than that I love it. The wings are amazing, the only thing I would add is some small sticker detail on the slanted white piece leading up to the engine. 

Building this set took me about an hour. It got kinda boring and repetitive making 4 wings. But other than that I had a great time. The final product is amazing though. It is perfect for display and play. I highly recommend it, and definitely worth the money. Overall I would give this set an 8.5/10.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the X-Wing in the comment section and let me know what you thought about the review.  

X-Wing and minifigures
Back of the starfighter
R2-D2 and R2-Q2
R2-Q2
Tail of the engine
Cockpit
X-Wing with open wings

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