Lego Star Wars UCS: Assault on Hoth

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Personal Reaction

First of all, I have to tell you, I usually really like what Lego does with the Hoth sets.
Not only is The Empire Strikes Back my favourite movie of all time, I also really respect the time and effort they put in making these scenes.

However this time, and let’s just be honest, this set doesn’t really feel like an Ultimate Collector Series set. It feels more like a 4 in 1 set with a few additions and a UCS price, but the main feature, which is displaying for the usual UCS sets, is a bit missing here.
Sure everything is bigger, there are a few elements that are more detailed than what we see with the regular Hoth sets, but it also feels like they wanted to put in too many play features.

It sort of is a shame it had to go this way, I had a really good feeling about this set when they first announced it, but now that we’ve seen the product pictures, it actually feels a little sloppy as well. It’s like they had to make a UCS set, but didn’t have enough time to make a big unique set so they decided to revamp the older Hoth sets and combine it in one big set  and make that the new UCS set.

Anyway, it is cool we get such a big Hoth set, but there could’ve been so much more unique pieces here that this set isn’t all that exciting anymore.

If you want to know all about this set, you can read the full description below.


 

Set Description (provided by Lego)

75098 Assault on Hoth™
Ages 12+.  2,144 pieces.
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country.  Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!

This fantastic LEGO® recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles. Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters! This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable. There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!

• Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
• Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
• Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
• Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
• Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
• Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
• Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
• Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
• Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
• Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
• Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
• Tend to the Tauntaun.
• Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
• Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
• Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
• Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
• Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
• Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
• Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
• Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
April 30, 2016 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone:

8]US Contact Center                      1-800-453-4652

8]CA (English) Contact Center   1-800-453-4652

8]CA (French) Contact Center    1-877-518-5346

8]European Contact Center        00-800-5346-1111

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Star Wars and all characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Lucasfilm Ltd.


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