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LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder 75144

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This LEGO® Star Wars™ construction toy is a reinterpretation of the 7130 Snowspeeder vehicle from 1999 and makes a great LEGO Star Wars gift for builders of any age. Two tiered 10mm black high-gloss display base connected by magnets, containing embedded studs to place the set onto. The stand is good too because it gives you somewhere to keep the collectable Lando figure rather than just having him loose.

A good representation of both an iconic character and figure which a lot of fans want, and he even has the old-style megaphone blaster from the early sets. Featuring more than 1,000 stunning photographs of LEGO Star Wars sets and minifigures, fans can compare all versions of their favourite characters, creatures, vehicles and locations. This style of stand was in every set from the 20th Anniversary wave, with the included character’s name printed on, alongside the 20th Anniversary commemorative logo. In-universe the Snowspeeder is actually a modified T-47 Airspeeder, adapted to the cold climate by the Rebel alliance, to operate on Hoth. Whether you're a diehard Star Wars fan or simply a LEGO enthusiast, this is the perfect way to showcase your UCS Snowspeeder.

Lots of other cool and well known vehicles can be added to that list, but these probably end up in the Star Wars Top-5. Just leave your UCS built for some years and I promise the white will become grey through the years. In fact, the two sets are almost identical, with both of the speeders using many of the same parts to represent the same features. I imagine these figures were included rather than accurate ones due to the cost element of new prints. From the massive UCS Snowspeeder, to the tiny Microfighters model, to numerous minifigure scale versions, there is almost always a Snowspeeder set available.

The large canopy section is printed however the back window has stickers applied to add the right design.Easy to assemble (small screen driver and a container to hold screws and blocks is all that is required). The Snowspeeder is as accurate as it can get at this scale but there's still some room for improvement. Snowspeeders are simply not remotely white in appearance and I have no idea why Lego keeps making them in their white colour, especially considering it's one of the rare cases with star wars ships where they have a colour that is very close to the source material. These work well but the white cap may be more accurate, but I imagine they used the dark tan cap to keep the colour scheme/motif.

After my dark ages, my passion for LEGO mainly focused on Technic, although I was (and still am) a big fan of Star Wars. In the Star Wars universe, the Rebellion is always made up of cobbled together ships that were a bit rough around the edges. LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Brick and Knob configurations and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group.As I mentioned in the AT-AT review the pilot helmet is interestingly the older style rather than the 2018 dual moulded one which only featured in 75218. The Snowspeeder is part of the Ultimate Collector's Series, which mean that it's mostly a display model. As LEGO Star Wars fans will know, the Snowspeeder is up there with Luke’s Landspeeder or the Millennium Falcon in terms of how many remakes it has had. The whole turret is built on a rotating base and has some interesting SNOT techniques used to get the shape right.

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