Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5 out of 5 by YukiNishimura Bought it for Carrie Fisher
This set did not catch my eye when it first came out. It didnt have the presence like the Xwing and etc. But I decided it to pick it up because I realized I didnt have any Pincess Leia sets. I missed the chance to pick up Jabba's Sail Barge, and couldnt afford at the time the Ewok's Village.
She was an inspiration to many and will be missed.
28 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by OAP1952 Just what my son asked for
Ordering was easy, collection straightforward with courteous staff, and my son was highly delighted with the product. Excellent service, excellent product.
25 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Monkies40 Lego fans
For all lego & star wars fans a must have, you can't go wrong with this item! Hours of fun time after time.
20 December 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by judge13 Lego at it`s best !
This is perfect for the Star Wars fan. Lego is a very reliable brand and my kids just love it ! This can be built over and over again, (keep instructions)
teaches building, concentration,patience etc.
Very detailed and will be a huge hit on Christmas Day !
21 November 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chadwick Hats Off to the designer at Lego
I would have to say I was apprehensive at first about this set simply because the pictures just don't do this Product Justice....like so many under rated lego sets, this is one of those you don't fully appreciate until you've gone through the build Process and have it in your hands. ( Rey's speeder was like that too)
That being said, the minifigures were Awsome, and this was a Super Fun build with lots of different, clever ways to achieve the end result...plus you couldn't help but realize that a true Master builder designed this set.
One thing I noticed was there was a boat load of stickers to apply...why???...it was so well designed with build detail it just wasn't necessary in my opinion. Maybe I'm just not a sticker Guy but that could account for the lack of impact the pictures had.
Overall, this set is by far one of the best, complete, Force Awakens line of products offered. I felt no need to alter, change or upgrade something that was or perfectly designed(except leave out 90% of the stickers-lol) :)
05 October 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Gator Nice Model, But Beware The Stickers
The Resistance Troop Transporter is a fine model and a nice addition to your Star Wars: The Force Awakens collection. But it's also got shortcomings which reduce its appeal and portend poorly for the future of the Star Wars lineup.
This ship is a satisfactorily accurate representation of the craft from the movie, though not to scale as the actual ship was noticeably taller and wider.
The set is well engineered and I enjoyed watching it come together in three major pieces: the wide central section and one smaller module at each end. With a working front door and two-piece opening roof, it's easy to access the interior, which is among the rare Star Wars ships that can accommodate standing minifigures.
The modules attach to the body via Technic pegs, which results in very solid connections, so no "looseness" or rattling.
As an adult collector I can't speak to playability, but with the opening doors, roof and cockpit, the included minifigures, and the creative placement of the flick-fire missiles, I can imagine kids having fun with this.
The model is dense enough that it feels substantial in your hand, and it's design makes it easy to pick up, giving it a great "whoosh" factor.
The four included minifigures complement the set, with Princess (er, General) Leia the obvious standout. Her hair, face and costume are good representations, though I would have liked to see printing on her legs.
Admiral Ackbar appears to have been revised from earlier sets to appear aged, and he looks great. The coffee cup is a silly accessory, but it maintains the tradition from previous sets that included him.
The two Resistance fighters aren't particularly noteworthy, except for their helmets, which are a brand new design in which the visor is a fused piece of transparent plastic instead of simply printed onto their faces. Manufacturing these helmets obviously required tremendous accuracy at very small scale, and it's an impressive example of Lego engineering. This is Lego at its best.
I would also have liked to see the red-armed C-3PO here; his absence leaves the set feeling a little incomplete. He could have easily replaced one of the two Resistance fighters, and his availability instead as a promotional item available only to a select few leaves a droid-shaped hole in the whole Force Awakens Lego lineup.
The number of stickers here is ridiculous almost to the point of insulting. That Lego uses stickers at all is disappointing; they're a cheap cop-out better associated with budget brands and knock-offs, not a premium product (at very premium prices) like Lego.
It's obvious that printed pieces are more expensive to manufacture than stickers, but at Lego's prices -- especially Star Wars, and The Force Awakens in particular -- I'm confident they could create printed pieces and still make a very handsome profit.
The sheer number of stickers in this model really sucked the fun out of the building experience, and the use of three separate stickers on the rounded, conical cockpit canopy is almost criminal. There's literally no way to apply them perfectly, such that they line up with one another (because the rounded shape means no straight lines for points of reference).
I'll be taking a much closer look at stickers in the future before purchasing sets.
While not at the chest-grabbing sticker shock price of the Encounter on Jakku and Battle on Takodana sets, $70 for this 646-piece set is still a bit high. This would be more bearable if not for the awful stickers.
The Resistance Troop Transporter is a good addition to any Force Awakens collection, but only if you can justify the price and have the patience to deal with the infuriating stickers.
08 August 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Legoislife Verry good set overall, just too many stickers
It was a good set easy to build and good to play with. The only problem is that there were too many stickers. There were allot of places where stickers don't need to be. I've started to hate lego sets because if you get the stickers wrong you need to pull it off and back on and if you do it too many times it wont be able to stick I liked printed on because you just put it on with no hassle. what's the point of having stickers its just stupid.
16 May 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by TimJim Another stellar set!
I purchased this set on May 1st at Toys 'R' Us for $55.99. Until this sale price surfaced, I had not planned on getting this set, as it's original price at $69.99 was a bit high for a set with 4 minifigures and 646 pieces. I knew this set would be worth it, especially at the new and improved price, but I was pleasantly surprised with the Resistance Troop Transport! This set is seen in relative detail in one scene of TFA. And looks very accurate, streamlined, and also has a makeshift design that pays homage to the good ol' B-wing from which this ship was pieced together. Minifigures: the four figs in this set are great and include General Organa, Admiral Akbar, and two Resistance troopers, one has an exclusive torso and both feature helmets with moving jaw-guards. Akbar is the best figure with a great head and classic "Its a trap" expression. Princess Leia (General Organa) is great to have and has a double sided face. One side is happy and the other stern. One of the only cons is the absence of a fifth minifigure, C-3po with his new red arm, who has only appeared in a special promotional bag. The best surprise were two dark grey blasters that had only been in set 75103 First Order Transporter. The list of accessories on the back of the box incorrectly shows three black medium blasters and a blaster pistol. Set actually includes two shiny dark grey medium blasters and two blaster pistols. This set is so much better because of these two little, rare pieces. Design and playability: This set has a great aesthetic and has some great pieces. The main con with design and appearance is that every single decal is a sticker. There are no printed pieces at all. This is a problem because stickers just don't last too long, and as these stickers are somewhat large, applying one not perfectly straight will haunt you for the rest of your lego life. Especially the three stickers on the cockpit. Playability: This set feels perfectly balanced when flying and swooshing around and boasts several good play features. The cockpit is nicely tucked in so it is opened by spinning an adjacent wheel. The ramp in the front provides endless dramatic exits and escapes for your minifigures while the top panels open to make them easily accessible. The two spring loaded shooters are well hidden and add lots of entertainment.
Cons: No C-3po, who would have made this set perfect. Too many stickers. Pros: Great minifigs, unique asymmetrical design, and great play features. If you can get it on sale, this set will not disappoint. if you are a collector and will get it no matter what. Then this is a great addition. Especially if combined with set 75131 Resistance Trooper Battle Pack. You can manage to fit the four minifigs from the battle pack and all the figures from this set inside the main passenger area.
05 May 2016