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Thoughts on Rogue One sets

SarkySarky Vancouver, CanadaMember Posts: 23
Well the first wave at least hasn't been received as well as TFA was. I guess I'll start with my own two cents:
Hovertank - Pretty authentic with the source material, although it isn't that interesting of source material in the first place. On the whole, this set reminds me of the FO Snowspeeder. Both sets have great minifigs and not the most interesting builds.
TIE Striker - Another well detailed, authentic model. Unfortunately looks like half a TIE Interceptor but that is Disney's fault, not LEGO's. Good figs though.
AT-ST - Honestly I thought it was too early for another one but here it is. Very, very good detailing around the cockpit. Looks as if two pilots could fit inside though, sadly, only one is included.
U-wing - A transport/gunboat hybrid in my opinion. Looking past the "growth" on the underside, the ship feels...plain. Just doesn't seem as unique as other rebel vessels i.e. A-wings or B-wings. Major plot characters are its best selling point.
Krennic's Shuttle - Well, it's an Imperial shuttle. Wings actually fold (unlike the TFA version). Includes pivotal minifigs. I'd say that it's at least on par, if not better, with the Tydirium we got in 2014.
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  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    I think this wave of sets is way better than the TFA wave one personally.
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  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    I actually like them all, and will probably all be a first day buy for me (except the constraction figures).
    77ncaachamps
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,151
    edited August 2016
    I think the movie has to hit the theaters to see the real demand for the sets.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    That's not what happened last year. At my Lego Store last year they sold out of all TFA sets in the first couple of hours.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    These sets look really good. Definitely a step up from the TFA stuff.
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,328
    I thought the first wave of sets based on The Force Awakens was very impressive on the whole but there were a couple of weaker offerings in my opinion, particularly #75102 Poe Dameron's X-wing Fighter and #75104 Kylo Ren's Command Shuttle.

    However, the entire Rogue One range looks splendid. #75152 seems to have received the most criticism but I think it looks pretty impressive and I like the minifigures too. #75153 AT-ST Walker is my least favourite of the five as the leg articulation looks to be very poor, as with #75083 AT-DP last year, but the model looks great for display and includes a good selection of minifigures.

    The three larger sets are my favourites though and I can see few improvements to be made based on the images. The troop bay on #75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter is a little too large but I am sure the increased play value will account for that.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,269
    edited August 2016
    Part of the problem with the first wave of TFA sets was due to the secrecy surrounding the film's designs so although good, they were either inaccurate ( step forward #75104 ) or in the film for a millisecond ( like #75100 ).
    Hopefully some lessons have been learned and the functionality of the initial designs is incorporated into the produced sets. 

  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    In my opinion Krennic's Shuttle is the best and looks amazing. It easily has the best minifigures and is a great model to boot.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    Also I thought it was funny that in the U-Wing images the blue Pilot was only on the Box image but was replaced by the Rebel Trooper from the Tie Striker in the other image. Why?
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Also I thought it was funny that in the U-Wing images the blue Pilot was only on the Box image but was replaced by the Rebel Trooper from the Tie Striker in the other image. Why?
    prototype photos often contain placeholder minifigs
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,769
    I also think Rouge One sets look a bit better than TFA ones.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ Rouge One standing by?
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  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 597
    The shuttle is impressive, and I'm not one of those people who felt particularly despondent over Kylo Ren's shuttle from last year. It still chaps me they can't figure out a way to give full joint articulation in the leg of the AT-ST or any other walker (except for the AT-AT), but it does look better overall from the 2009 Battle of Endor's version, which I lauded at the time. Everything else is just kind of "meh" right now because I have no context to the characters or the film, and to be honest, I'm not that excited about "Rogue One" in general. But that's an opinion for another topic.
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 2,269
    @Lego_Lord_Mayorca
    To be fair, none of the toy manufacturers versions of the AT-ST have got the movement in the legs right.
    I had the old Kenner version with the button on the back to make the legs move and that looked like it was dancing on the spot when used, so getting a brick built version to work well would be extremely difficult while maintaining the balance of the model so it could stand on it's own.
  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 672
    Hover Tank- This is great. Reminds me of vehicles from Star Wars games from the 90s. Only problem is the inaccurate blockyness of the front prongs. I'll probably get this one.

    AT-ST- Love the subtle sand blue highlights on this and the TIE. I have the previous version, but this one is tempting.

    TIE Striker- Great set, but it's about $15 overpriced.

    U-Wing- Eh. Not sold on the ship design, and the proportions on the set seem off. Maybe it'll look better person.

    Imperial Shuttle- All those triangles and all I can think of is Illuminati. 

    Minifigs across the board look great.

    I wish there was something in the >$30 range. The eventual battle packs should be good.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    ^ To be fair Tie Fighters always use bigger pieces to justify their higher prices and people said the same thing about the Tie last year and it gained popularity once it was reviewed.
  • PatsyWalkerPatsyWalker TorontoMember Posts: 83
    My first reaction was, "Of course Jyn is in one of the expensive sets". Odd that there is no under $30 set. Is a second wave anticipated? I was surprised there was no Imperial uniform Jyn Erso.

    I love the idea of a rag tag Dirty Dozen in Star Wars, and I've gone from muted enthusiasm to excitement after the latest trailer. Perhaps this will replace the hole the death of the EU left in me.

    I'll be picking up the U-Wing and Shuttle just to have the cast. I don't have any walkers so an ATST might be nice. I'm generally in for the Minifigs on this line.

    Regarding what I've seen of the Jyn figure before the images were pulled, it seems she'll have that cool rebel hat. What would be the best hair piece for recreating her as we've seen in the trailers?

    The mockup LEGO cast art we saw had the long ponytail, but Felicity Jones has short hair in the trailers. Any idea what hair this custom Jaina Solo is rocking?

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  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,552
    I could be interested in the AT-ST, or maybe I'll wait for lego to release a new AT-AT, which hopefully looks at least as good as the last one.
  • DontcopythatfloppyDontcopythatfloppy 'MuricaMember Posts: 43
    I think all the Imperial stuff is great. I've always loved the military side of Star Wars (an aspect often forgotten in favor of Jedi-centric stories), and it seems that both the new wave of sets for Rogue One and even the movie itself will be great for that aspect of the franchise.
  • willobee498willobee498 CanadalandMember Posts: 349
    TFA had a bunch of sets I bought immediately (X-wing, Falcon, TIE, Rey's speeder), then a couple I bought after seeing the movie (Kylo shuttle, troop transporter). Wave 2 did nothing for me.

    So far, of the Rogue One sets, only the U-wing has seduced me. I'm a sucker for (letter)-wing ships, but not of TIE variants. And the rest just seem a bit eh. Maybe the shuttle will comvince me, after seeing the move though.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    ^ Maybe the imperial battle pack with multiple stormies coming next year will interest you. I know I am anxiously awaiting it!!!
  • DontcopythatfloppyDontcopythatfloppy 'MuricaMember Posts: 43
    ^ Maybe the imperial battle pack with multiple stormies coming next year will interest you. I know I am anxiously awaiting it!!!
    If it was me you were trying to quote, I'm not convinced. Imperial battle packs always seem to have a nasty problem with including a useless Imperial Officer along with the Stormtroopers, which seriously devalues the set, especially when the price is still $12.00
    gmonkey76
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    No I was actually talking about the post above me. That's why I used this "^". But for many classic OT fans and battle pack with at least 2 classic Stormtroopers would b a dream come true.
  • DontcopythatfloppyDontcopythatfloppy 'MuricaMember Posts: 43
    @starwars4ever Yeah, I thought he just might have ninja'd you and sandwiched himself between my comment and yours by mistake. However, if you're looking for classic Stormtroopers, I'm pretty sure the Empire's Battlefront battle pack has two regular Stormtroopers without special printing in it, as well as another useless Imperial Officer and some guy who's apparently part of a commando team given he has a bunch of red markings all over him rendering him mostly useless.
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    ^ Actually they are battle damaged and have jetpacks. (Which can be removed but still can't army build with them) Of course I still bought it. =)
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    ^ The Battlefront shock and jump troopers are great. They do have different printing but they are OT style (as opposed to Rebels or TFA style).
  • starwars4everstarwars4ever The Forest Moon of EndorMember Posts: 489
    Yes but they don't look very "official" or "regulated" like many army builders prefer.
    gmonkey76
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