The Star Wars movies have spawned hundreds of collectible Lego sets that are quite popular with fans of the movies and adult fans of Lego (AFOL). The Star Wars Lego Sets 2015 are replica of spaceships or space fighters from the movie episodes, each one being collectible models for display together with other Lego Sets from the movie episodes and its spinoff titles.
The LEGO Star Wars ARC-170 Starfighter (8088) is a replica of the fighter jet from the movie Clone Wars and features a crew of two mini-figure pilots and the mini-figure of Jedi Master Kit Fisto. It has fully adjustable wings controlled by a gear and rubber band mechanism that opens or closes the wings.
The gear also functions as the firing mechanism for two flickfire missiles from the bottom of the boat when it is pushed. The Lego fighter has three cockpits, each one capable of holding a mini-figure, while the droid fits snugly between the two rear cockpits.
- Three cockpits that can hold any one of the mini-figures
- Includes 3 mini-figures of 2 pilots wearing special, open-face helmets and Jedi Master Kit Fisto, and an R4-P44 droid
- S-foil attack wings that close and unfold through a special Lego brick gear
- Intricately designed with a tight fit
- Sturdy build that holds up well for play
- Includes plenty of red bricks for color and new great parts compared with the original version
- Difficult to build set with small parts and plenty of stickers
- Flimsy wings
The LEGO Star Wars ARC-170 Starfighter (8088) is a 396-piece set updated version of a previous starfighter model. The completed model has a length of 19 inches and is 7 inches wide with a convenient spot for holding it aloft on the bottom. Being a sturdy build, you can swish it around without fear of having some of the pieces falling off. The stickers provide a good separation for the three cockpit windows, providing a nice detail.
The LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers 7962 is a fantastic set that includes five mini-figures of Obi-Wan, Wald, and Watto in addition to Anakin and Sebulba. The playability centers around the competition between Anakin and Sebulba to win the final lap of the Boonta Eve Classic Podrace. Being the villain, Sebulba’s pod is equipped with a buzz saw that he plans to use to knock out Anakin to prevent him from winning the race. The set has great playability, particularly with the three extra mini-figures to use in the game games.
- Five collectible mini-figures, with Anakin and Obi-Wan having the two-faced expressions
- Four buzz saws extending from Sebulba’s Podracer
- Two Podracer stands
- Crisp, back-painting on the mini-figure tunics
- Pod bases that function as easy to grip handles that improve playability
- Plenty of hard to handle stickers to decorate the Podracers
- Unstable Anakin Podracer
The LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers 7962 contains 810 pieces, majority of which are gray or black, although there are some orange and yellow bricks to provide color. The set includes plenty of stickers to add good details to the Podracers, some of which may be difficult to place correctly because of the small size. New details added to the mini-figures are the back-printing on the tunics, which improve their appearance and likeness with those of the movie characters.
The LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator 7961 is a rehash of a previously released Sith Infiltrator, with 479 pieces that produces a very much improved version of the previous version. It has many notable features such as the retractable landing ramp for releasing the probe droids that move up and down, and the detachable Sith speeder.
Some of the details in this new version are likewise better, such as the true green color of the light saber, a made-over Darth Maul with a new face and a meaner hairpiece, and a new face for Qui-Gon Jinn.
- A bigger and more accurate looking version of the movie aircraft
- Includes four mini-figures with intricate details
- Comes in numbered bags that aids the building process
- Special weapons such as two Jedi light sabers, a blaster, and a blaster pistol
- Uses plenty of stickers to provide details
- The upside-down position results to the opening of the main storage hatch
The LEGO Star Wars Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator 7961 includes four mini-figures such as the rarely seen Padme, Queen Amidala’s protectors Qui-Gon Jinn and Captain Panaka, and the evil Darth Maul. The mini-figures were given a make-over with more details in the design.
The remade Sith Infiltrator is better designed and looks more like the movie version and is also bigger. Star Wars fans will have a great time building and completing this playable set, which can be swooshed around, though not in the upside-down position because of the storage hatch that falls open.
Fans and Lego lovers have their favorite characters and sets among the many Star Wars Lego sets that have been introduced over the years. In this review, the playability, overall build experience, and the close similarity to the movie versions were considered in selecting the top choice.
First among the sets of Star Wars Lego sets 2015 is the ARC-170 Starfighter (8088), which is an excellent rendition of the Starfighter in Lego bricks. It makes a good addition to any Lego collection in the same series. It has a superior design and great playability for children pretending to be Jedi masters, with the mini-figures easy to get in and out of the cockpits. The flick missiles at the bottom provide the action that can make Jedi enemies run. The set is perfect for collectors of sets that move, such as the foldable wings and the rotating cannon.
The next choice is the LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s & Sebulba’s Podracers 7962. These are easy to handle and play with as the pods fit nicely into bases that function excellently as handles for picking the units up and swishing them around. The bases provide a good grip, making it easy to take up each one of the pods in both hands to simulate the race. Sebulba’s cheating intention with the buzz saw is a nice detail that makes the playability more interesting, particularly with three other characters featured in the set.
The final choice in the Star Wars Lego sets 2015 review is Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator, which is the third remake of the villain’s craft. This latest remake comes out a bigger, more stable and better version than the previous models. It is a fun set to build if you are a Star Wars fan, and its playability is guaranteed by the moving parts, four mini-figures, and sturdy build that can be swooshed around.