Tag Archives: Speeder

Friday Night Fights – Speeder Bikes

Welcome back fight fans, to Sin City Nevada, USA for another round of Friday Night Fights! Tonight we head down to the streets for some good old fashioned cyber-racing with speed bikes! Let’s go to the tale of the tape.

In the black corner we have F@bz with his Honda RZR:
Bounty Hunter Shen X and his Honda RZR (01)

In the red corner we have Devid and his Akira bike:
AKIRA

As usual, constant reader, you are tasked with deciding the outcome of this bout by way of comment. On the last edition of Friday Night Fights, Yellow Brick Road edition, Team Mayo wins 7-5 ! Tune in next week for another action packed edition of Friday Night Fights!

Lego Star Wars Battle on Saleucami 75037 [Review]

The Lego Star Wars Battle on Saleucami is one of the new Star Wars sets released in March 2014. This set retails for $14.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.


Pros:

  • Includes a unique BARC trooper, 3 olive green grass stems, and a spring-loaded launcher
  • The set is built like a target practice range, and it’s fun to shoot at the droids


Cons:

  • Comes with only one unique minifig

This set is essentially an upgraded battle pack with the added feature of a target practice playset. This is currently the cheapest set to get the spring-loaded shooter, which is one of the coolest bricks that Lego has released. The speeder is well-designed with the skis/fins contributing to the more dynamic look of the model. The olive green grass stems are exclusive to this set, and it’s useful in many creations that need foliage. If only the set had more than one unique minifig, then it would make this a true gem. Nevertheless I still highly recommend this set both for the great play feature and useful parts.

Lego Star Wars Kashyyyk Troopers 75035 [Review]

The Lego Star Wars Kashyyyk Troopers is one of the three new battle packs released in March 2014. This set retails for $12.99 and is available on Amazon. Below is a brief video review and my remarks regarding the set.

This is my favorite of the 3 battle packs. The swamp speeder is the highlight of the set and includes a surprising number of new and hard-to-find parts as I have mentioned in the video. The speeder itself is also well-designed for its size and is acceptable for army-building. The set also include 4 of the new functional blasters.

LEGO unveils gigantic new LEGO Star Wars 10236 Ewok Village set

I got the press packet for this last night, with an embargo until 5am today, because the new LEGO Star Wars set 10236 Ewok Village was unveiled at an event in the Czech Republic this morning. Time zones are a pain, but I’d say this set was worth waiting to take a look at!

This set really captures the feel of the Ewok Village from Return of the Jedi, from the massive tress to the raised walkways. It’d also translate well for dioramas of Kashyyyk, and really anything else with trees. There appear to be play-features galore, and a brick-built rope bridge that’s detailed enough to make any adult builder proud. It also appears to have about a million minifigs, if you’re into that…

10236_IN_MA.indd

Make sure to check out the designer introduction video, with the awesome Marcos Bessa, too!

Here’s the official press release from LEGO:

10236 Ewok™ Village

Ages 12+. 1,990 pieces.
Recreate classic scenes at the Ewok™ Village!
US $249.99 CA $299.99 DE 249.99€ UK 199.99 £ DK 2,099.00 DKK

Travel to Endor™ and visit the treetop home of the Ewoks. Just like in Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, this recreation of the Ewoks’ forest dwelling is packed with cool functions, including the tree-trunk hideout, secret Lightsaber stash, spider web, net traps, slide, catapults and an elevating throne. Use the rammer function to take out the Scout Trooper’s speeder − just like in the movie! Realistic details include rope walkways, vine and leaf elements, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. The Ewok Village set is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars collection. Includes R2-D2™ and 16 minifigures with weapons: Luke Skywalker™, Princess Leia™, Han Solo™, Chewbacca™, C-3PO™, 2 Rebel soldiers, 5 Ewoks™ (including Wicket™, Teebo™, Chief Chirpa™ and Logray™), 2 Scout Troopers and 2 Stormtroopers™

  • Includes R2-D2™ and 16 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Princess Leia™, Han Solo™, Chewbacca™, C-3PO™, 2 Rebel soldiers, 5 Ewoks™, 2 Scout™ Troopers™ and 2 Stormtroopers™
  • Features tree-trunk hideout and secret Lightsaber stash, spider web and net traps, slide, catapults, elevating throne, speeder rammer function, kitchen, food storage area, bedroom and a planning room. Speeder also included.
  • Weapons include a Lightsaber, 3 blaster pistols, 2 blasters, 2 blaster rifles, 2 spears, bow and a crossbow and also includes 2 staffs
  • Collect hard-to-find Endor Princess Leia, C-3PO, Luke, Han Solo and Wicket Ewok minifigures
  • Measures over 1″ (35cm) high, 21″ (55cm) wide and 13″ (35cm) deep

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning September 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone

10236_backinsetc_001_bridge

70708 Hive Crawler [Review]


70708 Hive Crawler is the largest insect vehicle from the Galaxy Squad line. It will be released in June of this year and contains 560 pieces priced at $59.99.

Here is my summary of the highlights of the set, which are elaborated in the review videos of the parts and the model.


Pros:

  • The crawling legs are an awesome play feature.
  • The catapult is well-designed and fun to launch.
  • New parts include the transparent pink pods, insect spawns, olive 1×2 curved slopes, and new/hard-to-find lime green and dark red parts.
  • Sleek speeder design.


Cons:

  • Only 3 minifigs included and none are unique to the set.
  • Colors look jumbled on the insect, I’m not a fan of the design of the middle section.

Overall, the Hive Crawler is a surprisingly fun set to play with despite not having the best looks. It is also a great parts pack for sci-fi builders with a satisfying array of new elements. Similar to other Galaxy Squad sets, it falls short in the number of minifigs included although it is the cheapest set to get the new 4-eyed alien commander. It is not a bad buy at $60, especially if you want to start building with the new parts right away or can’t wait to have a crawling menace to combat the space marines.

A Wind From the Past

This speeder bike by Keith Goldman (La Villa Strangiato) may have been built and posted in December, but it’s still worth noting. I only wish I’d spotted it when Keith first posted the lovely shot. The bike itself is quite stylish, but I think we can all agree that the photography and lighting really set it apart. The wake behind the bike, in particular, is just lovely.

ZEPHYR-2

LEGO Black Friday sales & deals [News]

Black Friday 2011 is here, which means the LEGO Shop online is having a bunch of deals to get your holiday shopping started.

Here’s what you get, November 25-28:

  • Free shipping on all orders of $49 or more
  • Free Limited Edition Holiday set featuring Santa Minifigure with orders of $99 or more
  • 10% off all orders of $149 or more
  • 25% off a bunch of sets (list below)

10% OFF $149 + FREE Shipping on $49 + Exclusive LEGO Set on $99

All of the following sets are 25% off (plus a few other Duplo, Belville, LEGO Games, and other non-System sets):

Republic Swamp Speeder
Winter Toy Shop
Cad Bane’s Speeder
Skeleton Bowling
Race Truck
Public Transport Station
Horse Stable
Imperial Flagship
Tank Truck
Tantive IV
Repair Truck
Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker
Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter”
Emerald Night