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
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
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
SandspeederThe sandspeeder is a very detailed design and has great features. The opening of the whole entire roof is very fun and the moisture tower is a very neat little build. The minifigures are very detailed and on one of them the helmet looks like the helmet Rey had in the Force Awakens. A mystery about the set is were is it from? It shows jakku on the box so could it be from the battle of jakku? It also looks like an old never released Star Wars toy. It also might be from battlefront 2. This set is amazing and is my favorite $30 set.
Date published: 2017-12-02
Rated 4 out of
A Pleasant SurpriseI was actually kind of hesitant about buying this for my collection, what with it not being in any film/show episode, but after I went through with it I wound up being pleasantly surprised. This is a nicely chunky build that's quite sturdy-a great toy, especially at this price point. It's got a great swoosh factor, and with the tilting moisture evaporator feature I can see kids getting a lot of mileage out of this one.
While I don't have a snowspeeder to compare this to, the structure is pretty much the same as pictures I've seen, aside from the addition of two fins and the lack of a tow cable (which leads to a more visually interesting rear view). About the only complaints that I can think of is that the stud launcher for the rear cannon looks out-of-place and can't be aimed up or down, and that there are some open studs that could really have used a 2x2 round tile like the other snowspeeder sets.
It fits in quite nicely with my Tattooine vignette. I'll give this set a recommendation.