Expand your LEGO® Star Wars collection with the Sandspeeder. This variant of the iconic Snowspeeder features some fascinating details, including desert camouflage elements, opening minifigure cockpit and button-activated spring-loaded shooters. There's also a toppling moisture vaporator, which any budding Sandspeeder pilot will love to use for target practice. This LEGO Star Wars toy includes 2 minifigures.
Includes 2 minifigures: a Sandspeeder Pilot and a Sandspeeder Gunner.
Sandspeeder features an opening minifigure cockpit, spring-loaded shooters and sand-colored camouflage elements.
Also includes a moisture vaporator build with topple function.
Weapons include 2 blaster pistols.
This LEGO® Star Wars toy is suitable for ages 7-12.
Sandspeeder measures over 2” (6cm) high, 6” (17cm) long and 5” (14cm) wide.
Vaporator measures over 5” (13cm) high, 1” (5cm) wide and 3” (10cm) deep.
Rated 5 out of
Looks great for a small kitOverall I was very pleased with this set. The minifigures are incredibly detailed, and although they aren’t any character in particular, their faces and helmet designs are some of the best I’ve seen. As for the speeder itself, the detail on it is top notch. It’s not very big, but the overall design doesn’t look bulky nor does it disappoint.
The build itself was easy, it took me less than 2 hours to finish while casually building and watching tv. It would be a good set for a child, however there multiple very small pieces in this kit, so I recommend it only for an older child.
I only have two gripes with the kit. The first is the pilot canopy. The canopy on this build is double hinged. There is a smaller canopy that fits onto the main canopy. When opening the pilot canopy it frequently pops off. It also doesn’t move very smoothly. It allows for you to display with the canopy open, however it’s not connected very well, so when you try to move it it always comes off.
My second gripe is the point of the moisture vaporator. It seems pretty pointless to include it in this kit and in opinion inflates the price when it isn’t needed.
Overall i was extremely happy with the kit, and it will make a nice display piece.
Date published: 2018-05-12
Rated 5 out of
One Giant Easter EggAs a fan of all things Star Wars, this humble set blew me away. It may seem like an unexpected variation of a standard T-47 Airspeeder, but with the changes to the build and the history here, it’s a collectors dream.
First off, this appears to be a nod to the prototype for a Sandspeeder toy that was originally planned by Kenner in the 80’s, albeit with a slightly updated color scheme. Second, anyone watching A New Hope closely will notice this is the first release of John D. Branon’s (Red Four) Helmet in Lego form. Finally, the gunner is sporting what appears to be the helmet Rey wore on Jakku in The Force Awakens.
Beyond being a fun and interesting set, the little references make this a set that can be enjoyed by kids and appreciated by collectors. Recommended.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 5 out of
Jawas watch out!When I saw that the Sandspeeder was now for sale I rushed out to get it. I got one of the last one on the shelf! And this kit did not fail to impress me. The kit makes great use of sand colors with just enough darker colors to really make it pop.
The set has two mini figures with each having two new face prints. The visors are also printed on the heads. They each have a blaster pistol. The helmets are very detailed with over a dozen new markings, I'm not sure if they are new rebel markings or something that is coming out in the new movie. They have prints on the front and back of the body as well as the legs, these also are new and very detailed.
The main build is very well designed, it has two flick missiles under the front of the Sandspeeder and a rear flick gun that can turn 360. There are fins on each side that can be moved up to give it a appearance of turning. The cockpit has two new different computer prints (1x2) that are also very detailed. The mini figures fit in very well and firm so they don't fall out. The rear gunner has a very interesting way of fitting in, the legs go up under the rear computer. Both figures must be almost leaning back almost helmet to helmet so the canopy can close. The glass canopy is two parts, with the front larger part having a nice clean print on it. I was very glad to see this on this set. As before we had sets that have stickers to put on the canopys. As you know sometimes getting the sticker just right is a challenge on its own. With talking about stickers this set has three. One for each of the two fins on the wings and one on the front slope of the Sandspeeder.
The second build that is in the set is a antenna or a "moisture evaporator". It has a very straight forward build and has great play with the moving parts that make it so you can "shoot" or knock it over. This will reveal a hiding spot under the rock where your can put the gray snake that is in the set.
Extras; The set has only three extra parts in it, this is a tan 1x1 cheese slope, clear red round 1x1 and push pin for the flick gun.
Positives; Great new mini figures, face and helmets. The Sandspeeder is also a very interesting take on the iconic "Snowspeeder" style. The cool snake as a little extra pop for the set. The new brick prints are very nice to have. It was very reasonably priced for brick count and mini figures. With all the different moving parts you will have great playing ability. This is a set that I will be buying two of because it is so well done.
The only thing is I would give a warning when doing step 54 on page 46 and step 80 on page 63. This is where you attach the wings to the main body. Make sure you line up your parts (6015356) and parts (4211552) and push them in a little at a time so you don't pop off other parts on the main body. It is a very nice snug part that keeps the wings nice and tight on the main body.
Negative. Finding any negative item on this set was very small because it is a great build. If I had to say anything is that the canopy is two parts and is held on the main body with only one line of studs that are four wide. When you open the canopy the parts sometimes come apart in this area. The canopy when closed has a very slight gap at the front because it does not attach to any studs.
So over all I give this set a big thumbs up and a must have for Lego and Star Wars fans and a great set for anyone just starting to build Lego.
Happy building to everyone and have a great Holiday season.
Date published: 2017-12-03
Rated 5 out of
Great setI have always loved the Snow Speeder ship, but knew that I had nowhere to display the UCS model. So when I saw this smaller model available, in an unusual colour variant, I could not resist buying it.
The build is simple and great fun, the shapes made by the addition of a couple of simple Technic pieces are inspired and when complete the set is beautiful. I added a display stand made from a technic beam and large dish just to finish it off.
The Minifigs are excellent and both have some excellent printing on the helmet and torso. I really like how well both Minifigs fit into the ship, despite the small amount of space inside.
My only complaint is as always, the application of stickers, which as a disabled adult, I find difficult. Trying to move them if the attach in the wrong place is very hard and can easily damage the sticker.
Overall, this is a very pretty and easily displayable set. The ship looks great, the shapes are just right and the colours are well chosen. The addition of shooting elements just adds even more fun for younger builders. For play though, the technic elements that hold the wings on do seem to become loose very quickly and the wings are not well secured, which does make them easily detachable.
The addition of a display stand, like the one I made would make this set perfect for adults who like me want to have the model on display. However, this set is clearly designed for play rather than display, even though it does look fabulous built into a diorama.