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Episode 2 · 1 year ago

LEGO Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

A sequel to the pilot episode of Brickology, LegoLee329 continues to examine the history of LEGO Star Wars, specifically honing in on the sets based off the notorious Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones. 

Good morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you are listening. Thank you so very much king mea part of your day. My name is Lee part and them mightknow me as Lego Lee or Lego Lee three to nine. From facebook,instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I'm all overthe Internet and this is the brick oology podcast, the study of small plasticbricks. How are you doing today, on the very first day of May? That rhymed unintentionally. Yesterday is may first and this is the official startof season two of brick oology. I am very excited and before I jumpinto today's main topic, let's, you know, do but typical little,you know, kind of weekly catchup thing with brick oology. Last week's Qand a has done very well. I'm very happy with the results of thatepisode. I think season one was overall a good learning experience for me asa podcaster. I think my episodes got progressively better and then my ten episodehad a lot of technical difficulties and that was kind of a step back.But besides that ten episode, I think last week and all of my otherepisode season one got progressively better. I learned. I listen to y'all's constructivecriticism and I think brick oology has really started to form into something special thatI am very proud of, and I think I am coming to into myown as a podcaster and it's been reflected in my streams. I have reachedover twozero people with Briccology, which is super exciting, and it continues togrow every single day. So I'm really excited for what the future holds withbrick oology. We're going to keep at a weekly schedule where also going tokeep it the schedule of alternating between a license theme and an unlicensed theme.So technically, since last week was the queue and a, were going tolook back at episode ten, even though that was still part of the seasonone, which that was an unlicensed theme with Lego Atlantis. So this week, the next follow up episode, is going to be a license theme andobviously, if you have seen the title, you know what's going on. Sothank you, guys so much for how brickology is going. The monthof April was very interesting for me and for the world and it's just beena crazy, crazy time and the silver lining I've been able to take awayfrom this whole thing is that this podcast, I think, has really started toform into something that I am very proud of, and I seriously,you know, every time people have a few people of kind of like pokedfun every time that I say thank you so very much making me a partof your day. I said that beginning of every episode. The reason Isay that is because I seriously mean it, like thank you for listening to thispodcast. The fact that some people are there, are making a fortyminute to an hour long podcast a part of their week and whatever day they'relistening to is insane to me that you all are out there. There arecrazy Lego fans out there that want to listen to this. That is aamazing that is great and that is the thing right now that really keeps megoing. Is Definitely, you know, kind of helped me and this veryodd time in the world. So thank you everybody for a great first seasonof brick ology and I'm so excited to bring to you the premiere of brickology season two. Now, the pilot episode of Brick Ology a few monthsago was about Leto Star Wars, episode one, the Phantom in a sets. I made the first episode of Brick Ology about the first episode chronologically forStar Wars and that was a great episode. That's still to this day, Ibelieve, the only episode of Brick Ology that's over an hour long,very long episode and I really don't deep and an episode to the history ofStar Wars as a brand. And then Lego Star Wars. I'm not goingto do that today. Now you probably have already figured out, since youknow I think it's fitting since my first episode the Premier Season One was aboutstar wars. The premier season two will be also about Star Wars. AreDid star wars, the clone wars. That was the fourth episode of BrickOlogy, but now it's time to do Lego Star Wars episode two, attackof the clones, and a lot of you have been clamoring from more starwars episodes and they will be coming.

Each ten episode season of brick oologywill have at least two star wars episodes guaranteed. I don't want to dotoo much star wars because this is a Lego podcast. This is not astar wars podcast, but I do recognize star wars is the biggest brand forLego and it's a reason I think a lot of people follow me in thefirst place, the majority of my videos and instagram posts are about star wars. So there will be at least two star wars episodes of brick ecology everysingle season. And even though I mixed up with the clone wars episode comingbefore this attack of the clones episode, from here on out every single starwars episode of brick oology will be in chronological order in which they happen inthe film. So today's episode is about Star Wars episode two. Now youcan get it, since I've already done the clone wars episode. The nextstar's episode will be about Star Wars episode three and then we'll move into soloand rebels and, you know, so on and so forth. So that'sjust kind of how this whole star wars thing is going to go and Ithink it's only fitting for the premiere of season two to be about star warsepisode two. Also, though, in my episode one episode, the firstepisode of Brick Oology and about a star wars episode one, does get alittle bit confusing. I really I spent I think half an hour talking aboutthe history of Star Wars and Star Wars Toys. I'm not going to repeatmyself about that here. I will definitely reference it, but I'm not goingto do that crazy deep dive. So this is a completely shameless plug foryou to go listen to the first ever episode of brick oology. If youhave not now that episode is a little more rough than this one. Theaudio and the way I speak and a lot of things definitely aren't as good, but I'm still proud of that episode and it still has a lot ofvaluable information that I think will enhance this episode. You'll still be able tolisten to this episode, fine if you haven't, but I would suggest listento that one first and then coming back to this episode to kind of understandbetter what's going on with Star Wars and Star Wars Toys. Okay, alot of announces on the way. Let's finally dive deep into the history ofStar Wars. Episode two attack the clones and the Lego sets surrounding it.The year is two thousand and two bionicle from Lego had just started. LegoStar Wars is still fairly new and I had just finished preschool. I wasfive years old at the time of these sets coming out, and if youlisten to the episode one podcast, you would know that I definitely hit overthe head. The fact that episode one toys did not sell very well.There's a lot of reasons for that. They made so many of them andin the movie was a huge critical disappointment. So episode one toys were not thebig smash hit that toy companies and Lucasfilm were hoping for. So asa result of this, Lucasfilm has bro Lego all these companies that make starwars toys. They definitely, you know, had to look at themselves in themirror for a second. They had to take a step back on theproduction of these toys. There are a lot less episode two toys than therewere episode one toys and in fact episode two, I think, is easilythe most underrepresented star wars movie before the New Disney era films and I thinklike a lowest star wars toy is probably the most on earths in the movienow. But now, for like, at this time especially, and evencompared to episode three that came after it and even like force awakens later ondown the line, episode two really doesn't have as big a push for toysand marketing and brands and it's actually the lowest grossing film from the Peak Prequeltrilogy. There just isn't quite as much stuff surrounding episode two, and Ialso think part of that has to relate to the fact that episode two atthe time, in my opinion, is the worst star wars movie there is. Now, I love episode two. I have tons of nostalgia around episodetwo. I can quote the heck out of that movie. I have itpretty much memorized inside and out and I...

...own a ton of episode two merchandise. But I think episode two for a long time was the worst star warsfilm. The script Haden Christensen's acting Natalie Portman and had in Christensen's chemistry onscreen. I mean really, this movie is just not very good. Itis not a good movie and despite the fact that I could literally watch itwhenever I wanted to and be fine and entertained, it definitely, you know, as someone who's also a film Fan and studied film in College, itis definitely isn't a great film by any means, and obviously episode one wasa big disappointment in that regard as well, and an episode two definitely didn't getbetter episode one. You know, I think it's up for some debatewhich one's worse. But my opinion episode two is probably worse that episode one. That definitely doesn't really they help toy sales as well, because these toycompanies are like well, if people don't really like the movie, they're probablynot going to buy too many toys from this and I think episode two isat a loss for some of like you know, those iconic moments. Ithink, honestly, the more memorable moments from episode two are kind of memorablein an infamous sort of way. People remember episode two for an overuse ofCGI and for Yoda flipping around like a freak and just looking absolutely ridiculous,and then, of course, for like Obi Wan Kenobean Anakin's terrible haircuts,and obviously for the romantic scenes and Anakin just being a complete freak and creepertowards pad May and their ridiculous, stilted chemistry and some of the worst dialogyou will ever hear in your life. Like I don't like sand, it'scourse and rough and irritating and it gets everywhere. Sorry for the Terrible HaydenChristians and Anakin Skywalker and person nation, but I think you get what I'mtalking about. Episode two, not that it's forgotten. It's definitely a veryfamous and, you know, important film, but I think it's remembered for alot of the wrong reasons and it didn't really have that iconic scene likeepisode one did with the Dark Moldul, the fates fight, or even thepot race for that matter. Episode two, I think, of the PREQUELS,has the least iconic moments, it has the worst dialog, the worstacting and it's very boring and it's the longest. It was the longest starwars film until the last Jedi came out, and actually I think it was theworst star wars film until the last Jedi came out, and I'll definitelytalk about the last Jedi at some point in the future. Of Brick oologyand the last shoed. I surprisingly kind of usurped two. Episode two atthe bottom of my star wars ranking list. But needless to say, episode twodefinitely not a beloved film. An episode two holds the unique distinction of, for the original six star wars movies, it has by far the least amountof Lego sets. I mean seriously, in total there's about a little bitover twenty episode two sets. Brick set has a listed at nineteen,but that doesn't count random things like you S S sets. So in total, though, it's very few and it's even less than movies like the ForceAwakens, which came out, you know, five years ago, as opposed episodetwo that now was come out eighteen years ago. So episode two isvery underrepresented in Lego form and I honestly think it's criminally underrepresented, and I'lltalk about that here in just a minute. And the first launch wave episode twocame out in two thousand and two. Spring. Tales into the movie cameout in May of two thousand and two. In the first launch wavecame out in the spring of two thousand and two and then we didn't getaway for like ten years. There was a couple random things sprinkled here andthere, but we didn't really get a wave until two thousand and thirteen andLego did kind of a reboot wave of episode two to coincide with the Drerelease of the film. If you don't know what I'm talking about, Fox, when they used to own Lucasfilm in the rights to start wars, theyhad this big D rerelease thing. Episode One was released in D in theatersof February two thousand and twelve, they had special glasses. It was thiswhole thing and actually made a decent bit of money. They were going todo the same thing for every star wars film, and there's going to beone every year, which is I'm thirteen. The next year they're going to rereleaseepisode two in theaters and toy companies...

...saw that. So that's why allthe two thousand and thirteen box arts for star wars stuff is episode two.geognosious background with CGI Yoda. That's why in two thousand and twelve it wasdarth Maul to coincide with episode one, and in two thousand and fourteen theyhad darth Vader, a very episode three ask box art to coincide with whatwas going to be the D rerelease of episode three. This was all plannedout for Lego and that's why they had these big waves of these prequel sets, you know, a decade removed from the film's coming out. And thenDisney bought Lucas Film and they completely can the idea of these D re releasesfor these star wars movies. So it didn't happen, but lego still wentfull ahead with their entire wave of episode two sets. So really mainly forepisode two we got a big wave two thousand and two, a big wavein two thousand and thirteen, and some random things, very random and varied, like few things sprinkled in all for a combined total of only nineteen sets, plus a couple of UCS sets. It's pretty wild. There's really justnot a whole lot to talk about. So I'll definitely go in depth witheach of these sets more so than I do on other episodes of brick ecologywhen there are more sets to talk about, and I honestly wish there were more. And there's some of these sets that I wish would have remix I'lltalk about that here and just a second. But at the same time, asbad as movies episode two is, I think episode two has some ofthe greatest sets in vehicle designs you will ever see from Star Wars. Solet's jump straight in. The first episode two set we will talk about isthe Jedi Duel. This was a ten dollar set that had eighty two piecesand this was the duel that I've already mentioned this episode between Count Dooku andYoda. First off, getting those two characters and a ten dollar set ispretty fantastic and, more importantly, this was the first ever Lego Yoda minifigure. He had a brand new hold hold mold for his head, sothat was a very big deal. All people are really stoked to finally geta Lego Yoda mini figure. This set, though, is super inaccurate. Itcomes with this weird side build that's like this crane which it gets issupposed to represent you know them, like moving around the pieces in the youknow the g notion base, but it just looks awkward and Weird and kindof sticks out like a sort of thumb. But you also get count Tocus speeder. The speeder actually has a pretty good design in terms of its shaping. It looks a good bit like the speeder from the movie and that speederis a good but different from other speeder bikes and start wars. However,it is sand blue, which is a great color. I Love Sam blueand I wish lego would do more stuff and sand blue leg tie fighters,but the speeder in the movie is gray and Brown. The fact that itwas Sam blue, which is completely inaccurate. Now I'm assuming it was Sam bluebecause of some concept art issue and it was ended up being a beingchanged later on the production of the film, which is, you know, kindof out of legos control, but it was still an extremely inaccurate colorfor the speeder. That being said, though, this is still a greatset. Introduced awesome new pieces, including Yoda's head mold and Count Duke who'scurved Lightsaber, which is a super unique and fun lightsaber piece that lego stilluses to this day for the character. Weird set, definitely inaccurate in thebuild, but great minifigures in a great deal. Also, for ten dollars, we got the Tuscan radar and counter. This it had ninety three pieces andincluded Anakin on a swoop bike. Soup bikes are kind of like thedirt bike, so star wars actually recently saw them in the mandalorian and thesoup bike lego mate for this was pretty cool. Use a lot of darkred pieces, which was a fairly, you know, uncommon color for Legoat the time, and it also included a moisture evaporator, which is,you know, something that lego commonly includes in sets that are on desert planets. Liked, how to Wayne where this set is taking place. This setthough, had a very misleading box art image. If you're listening to anaudio version of this, I would suggest go looking up the box art forthe Tuscan Raider and counter set, because it shows a repeating image of moisturevaporators in the background and it's clearly the lego versions. And I remembered buyingthis set when I was like five and I thought it came with like threeor four moisture operators and I was really...

...let town when you only got one. So that's kind of a weird, strange thing about this set, butI do think it does have a misleading box art. But this set alsowith the cheapest way to get Anakin Skywalker at the time, and it wasalso the first set to ever include Tuscan raiders. They are becoming more commonin Lego now. They've come in a number for number of sets, butthis was the first time they were ever made, and this is actually theonly tuscanator figure we had up until one was included with the t sixteen skyhopperin two thousand and fifteen. So these tuscanator figures were pretty special and theyactually hold up pretty well to day. They didn't have a molded head.They had a printed head, normally figure head piece, but it was goodprinting and they looked very good and obviously this scene is definitely, you know, a pretty powerful scene in the movie. It is followed up by a reallyterrible speech, or Anakin's like and I slaughtered them like animals, butnot just the men but the women and the children too. I hate againwith the terrible Anakin skylarker person nations, but it is a powerful scene andit's really, really the first time you see Anakin really like, you know, kind of challenge in on this evil darth vader dark side energy. It'sa good scene in the film and it's a pretty good representation of that inLego form and it's the only time we've ever gotten this in Lego form andI think it wouldn't be a bad remake to maybe kind of expand on theTuscanator village a bit, maybe includes me Skywalker or something. It could be, I think, a pretty good twenty two three set in modern Lego formand I would love to see a remake of that. Next up for twentydollars from this wave we had the Jedi starfighter. This say had one hundredthirty nine pieces and it's the first ever Lego Jedistar fighter. If you listento my episode about the clone war sets, you know in that episode I mentionedthat they made a lot. They have made a lot of Jedistar fightersand they continue to make them year in and year out. There are somany of them. This is the Og Lego Jedistar fighter and I think thisone actually holds up pretty well to day and honestly looks better than the remake, and we'll talk about the remake later on in this episode. It's aniconic vehicle design. It looks really good. More dark red pieces. It hadreally nice printed pieces. It included OBI WAN, which the cheapest wayto get this version of Obiwan at the time, and it also included hisdroid Ted. It actually didn't include the droid body. That hadn't figured outa way to put the droid body into the wing of the Jedistar fighter,so you just get the droids head, which is kind of appointing, butit's a good design. It was an iconic set. I remember my brothergetting this set back in the day. He was still fairly young and Iwas really young and I thought it was super cool. It's a great setand it took them way too long to remake it, but it's a greatset and it's an iconic set and an iconic ship from the film that definitely, I think, holds up pretty well to this day. For Ten dollarsmore, we had the thirty dollar bounty hunter pursuit. This set had twohundred and fifty nine pieces and this recreated the opening, you know, bigopening action scene in episode two. It's early on in the film, thechorus on speeder chase. So you got the yellow speeder for Anakin and OBIWAN, and this design is really good. They use ASTROMAC droid bodies to makethe engine with a cool print on it. That was a very cleverdesign. And you also got the green speeder for Zam what cell, whichis a very unique vehicle. Use a Jack Stone printed cockpit piece and willdefinitely talk about Jackstone at some point on brick algic because that is one weirdlego theme. But besides the point, it was a very cool green speeder. The green speeder had a feature we could push it into like kind ofexplode, weird thing, but you didn't get these. Zam was sell minifigure, while and it can obiwan have been remade. This is the only everfigure of Zamle sell in physical Lego form, and this is one of the firstfigures ever to have a double sided face, not the first figure ever, I believe that was professor coral from the Harry Potter sets, but itis one of the early double sided face Lego figures. And this is alsothe only time this scene has been made in Lego. Lego, what areyou doing? Make this again? It's a pretty good scene in the movie. It has two very cool and unique...

...speeders and you could either make thespeeder separate sets to be like thirty dollars, or you can make a bigger likesixty set or something, or even expand like this said bigger include,you know, pad May and Django fet and that droid that Zen we sellsends with those worms to kill Pat May. I mean, there are a lotof opportunities to make this a big set or multiple sets. It's reallycool stuff and I really wished lego would remake the set. The fact thatthey have never remade it in eighteen years is just dumb in my opinion.And speaking of sets, that they haven't remade in eighteen years. The nextset, for fifty and three hundred sixty pieces, is Django fets slave one. We have had so many slave ones. Seriously, there's actually been six differentminifigure scale versions of slave ones for Boba Fett. However, Jango Fet, which is the og slave one, you know Colorado chronologically and canotically inStar Wars, we've only ever gone at once in this set, which,in my opinion, is pretty stupid, because obviously they make very good slaveone designs and they could just, you know, and basically make the twentyanniversary slave when they released two thousand and nineteen and reskin it to be thecolors or Jingo fets and sell it and I would one hundred percent spend ahundred dollars or more on that vehicle. They just don't and it's very frustratingand I really wish they did. But talking about this set specifically introduced alarge number of new parts that were used for this vehicle and had been usedfor Lego vehicles for a long time now, including a brand new cockpit piece thatwas used also on the two thousand and six and two thousand and tenversions of slave one. As well. This set included Django and Bubba Fett. The Jingo Fete minifigure had that old Boba Fett piece, which is kindof weird, but he had very accurate and nicely colored purple arms and theJingo fit figure is a very valuable figure. Now my family, my brothers,both got this set for some reason, so we actually had two of thisset in my house, meaning I had two Jingo fit figures, meaningI was okay parting with one. And a fun little story as I wentto Brick Fair Virginia in two thousand and eleven with my Jingo five figure andwent to one of the vendors and I was like Hey, can I sellyou this figure, and I probably got ripped off because I was fourteen andlittle ignorant, but the guys like sure, I'll sell it to you and hegave me eighty bucks and I was a fourteen year old and getting eightybucks has right on the spot was a big deal for me. So thatwas really cool, fun little story about me selling the Higo five figures andI still have the other one to this day because I want to, youknow, keep that as kind of a memento to this set, but verycool and they're very expensive. Figure in a very expensive set because probably becausethey haven't remade it. So very, very good. The set also hada very odd magnet crate feature where you could like lift up a magnet crateand put it into the slave one, which is something you'll see also anotherset from this line. Kind of weird thing that Lego didn't really continue afterthis wave, but a weird, gimmicky play feature. So a set that'svery good, very iconic, really cool and I really wish they'd remake it, but they just haven't, which is pretty annoying. Now we can talkabout the biggest set from this line, the final set from this line,which is the ninety dollar, six hundred and ninety three piece republic gunship.Now, any opinion that I say about the republic gunship as a vehicle isgoing to be very biased because I freaking adore the republic gunship. The Republicgunship is my favorite Star Wars vehicle. I'm obsessed with this vehicle. Ithink it's such a cool vehicle. I have so many memories attached to thisvehicle. I love the Republic gunship and we'll talk about another version of otherrepublic gunship later on in this episode that I have tons of personal attachment tothis version my brother got. I also destroyed it for my brother when Iwas really young, which is pretty selfish for me, but I've learned sincethen being a super young child, and I love this set and the setactually holds up really well today. It, I mean, obviously doesn't look asgood at some of the more modern versions of this vehicle, but thisis the original lego public gunship. It had the same cocky piece that theJedi Star fighter set from this wave did...

...and it looked really good. Ithas a great shape and a great playability. It had the same stupid magnet feature, which is very interesting, and this set introduced us to the Legoclone trooper. This is the first set ever to include a Lego Cologne trooper. It had for of them too. They don't really do that anymore.They don't include for clones and a set anymore besides like battle packs. Thatwas awesome. That was awesome for this set and this set is pretty iconicand great for that. And it was the only set from the original waveof attack at the clone sets to include clone troopers, which was super cool. It's just for plane clones. Should have included a clone pilot, butwill forgive it a little bit. Great figures. It also introduced us tothis super battle droid, which is a cool mold, and you got theiconic Lego Jedi Bob. If you don't know who Jedi Bob is, essentiallylego made up a fake Jedi and put it in this set. Why theydidn't include an actual Jedi character like, you know, Mace Winde or someoneelse is beyond me, but it's still an iconic character and I hope theyinclude Jedi Bob and the new gunship that should be coming out probably next year, which is obviously the UCS version, and I was glad to see thatthat one, because it's the one that I voted for personally, and everyoneseems pretty stoked about a UCS republic gunship, so I'm super hyped about that.It would be super cool if Lego made an updated version of Jedi Bobin two thousand and twenty one, but I can't doubt they will, butit'd be really cool if they did. So those are all the sets fromthe initial wave of star wars episode two sets. Now they made another wave. They made a follow up wave in two thousand and three and this wavehad just two normal sets and then one technic set. So it wasn't avery big wave. It wasn't like the episode one fallop wave that was fairlybig. This said just filled in a couple of small gaps but for themost part was still very small. We got the twenty hundred and seventy pieceg notion starfighter, which is the first ever said to include Gan notions.It also had battle droids and an exclusive and very weird kind of like pinkishsand color, really great color for the ball droid figures. Those figures lookedreally good and it was a great set. It also included the notion starfighter andthe g notion cannon, which one. Those sets were remade for the clonewars, not for episode two. They're based on the clone wars.When they're remade they were actually split into two different sets. So getting bothof them and a twenty dollar set, as opposed to getting one that wasat became a thirty and when that became a twenty s in the future,you actually got them package together, which is pretty cool. Made for avery good deal in a good battle scene, and this definitely know, just gaveyou something to fight with. Your gunship and some other sets from theselines. So Great. Twenty set for seventy, we got the first everLego at te which had six hundred and fifty pieces alter in tactical and forcerit's so that stands for, if you did not know, is the firstever appearance of this vehicle and Lego form. It since been remade three times,one for the clone wars, one act remake up this set for attackof the clones, and then one was captain rex has attee from rebels,which is the most recent version, and it included for clone troopers, justlike the gunship, which is really great. Again, no pilots, no specialclones, but it was easier to army build when you got four ofthem in one set as opposed to like one or two. It also hadthe accurate green windscreen cockpit pieces, which is something that the more modern versionshave not done. But if you go watch the movie, the Atte definitelyhas green cockpits and it's cool that Lego actually gave us an accurate cockpit piecewith this original set. I much else to say about that set. It'sa great set. It holds up still pretty well a day. The remakeshave been better, but this one still looks really good for its time.And finally, for the initial launch, which is the technically the second way, but the early attack of the clone sets, we had the hail fireddroid, a fifty six, hundred eighty one piece technic star wars set.Lego made a fair number of technic based Star Wars sets in the early S. I don't feel like people really like them. I don't know how wellthey sold, which is kind of based on the fact that they stopped doingit. I'm going to go ahead and guess it didn't sell super well andit's hell far. DROID used those big wheel pieces, like really large wheelpieces, and it looked good. It was pretty accurate. It was justa humongous design and I don't really think...

...it fit in with anything else inyour star wars collection. It was, you know, way too big forthe rest of your vehicles to interact with. So all around, just kind ofa weird and, I think, misjudgment of a set for Lego tomake. So I definitely don't love this set and I have no desire toever get that set didn't get it back in the day. Very Weird andkind of forgettable set in the history of Lego Star Wars. So, likeI mentioned, what the whole d rerelease thing, the next time that wegot Lego Star Wars sets based off episode two, because it besides a coupleof random ucs sets that we'll talk about here in just a minute, butbefore we talk about those, it took an entire decade from two thousand andthree thousand and thirteen, we just didn't get anything for episode two. Nowthe clone war sets kind of filled that void because a lot of the samein similar vehicles, but specifically based off episode two. We didn't get setsuntil two thousand and thirteen when we got the D re released tie in sets. The first one is the thirteen dollar set. The onlys that that cameout in the winter of that year the clone troopers versus droid, because battlepack was a thirteen dollar set. One hundred twenty four pieces include a onenormal clone, one clip clone troopers sergeant, which is an exclusive minifigure with greenarms and a green visor, and to brick built droid, acause thisJorda could design isn't great and I think a lot of people don't love thisset because instead getting a minifigure, you get to Geordacas, which is definitelyjust not typical for a Lego battle pack. It came with a small command basebuild that's really crappy and looks nothing like the thing from the movie,and I have seven of this set. This is really this set came outwhen I really got into clone army building, so I bought a lot of thisset and I have a lot of extra jordy because and the build fromthis set is lying around, I'm having to have the clone troopers. Therest, though, definitely stands out a bit in my bigger star wars collection, which is kind of a funny thing for twenty dollars. Now, jumpinginto the summer wave, we had the corporate alliance tank droid. That sethad two hundred seventy one pieces, which seems like a great deal for atwenty hour set. However, did include lots of tread pieces to make thebig tread for the vehicle, so that piece count is a a little bitmisleading. This set had one normal clone trooper and one battle droid, whichwas now in kind of the orangeish sand color which looked good. Not Quiteas accurate as the one from back in the day, but it still lookpretty good. And you also got Jango fet in this set. That wasthe biggest draw for this set. It was kind of a random set ofa vehicle LEGO head made a couple times in the past, not based onepisode two, but they had made it, and Jango Fett being in a twentyset, which is awesome. It was the first remake of him andhe had, you know, the more modern lego pieces, like the newtwo dozen ten pieces they introduced for Bubba Fett. He looked great. Itwas a great figure to get in such a cheap set and it's really awesomethat Lego put him in such a cheap set as opposed of putting him ina bigger set and forcing you to just buy that big set to get Jingofat that was a great inclusion. However, the weird thing about this set isthe set is not accurate to the movie at all. The reasons notact to the movie is because the corporate lines. Tank droid is not inepisode two. How far droid and spider droids are. Tank droids aren't.They don't show up until episode three. So the fact that they made thisset is just confusing because it's an episode three droid in an episode two setwith episode two figures and episode two lie. Not really sure what happened there.It's very, very confusing and inaccurate, but hey, it was a prettygood set. That actually personally owned two of back again when I wasreally into army building. Speaking of army building, the next set is thehoming spider droid. Of the Homing Spider droid was thirty at two hundred ninetyfive pieces. It included two Super Bowl droids and one clone trooper, whichis a great figure to get, and an exclusive stoss Ali who has anexclusive face print and exclusive headdress piece for this time and still, at thistime, great figure. It included the big and small versions of the spiderdroids. The set was pretty much remade for exactly the same in two thousandand sixteen, but repackaged to be episode three, the couple different minifigures andslightly more updated projectile pieces. It was the first remake of this particular vehiclefrom the version that came out two thousand and eight with the clone wars wave. It look a lot better than the clone wars way, because they used, you know, a big technic will piece and the Prince of Persia kindof dome pieces to make the shape of this droid's head all around. Ithink this is a very good representation of...

...this creature from or this droid fromthe movies. It's very good set. Legs are definitely a bit spin lay, but it looks good. It play as well. Great Three dollar setfor forty bucks. We had the duel on Gennosus, which is kind ofa remake of that Jedi duel set we mentioned, but it's a lot bigger, a lot more expanded upon. It had three hundred ninety one pieces forforty bucks and kind of like the Jedi Duel, was the first had toever introduce Yoda to Lego. This is the first time Yoda had a differenthead mold. They changed up as head moldy had a different color. Itwas now kind of the Olive Green as opposed to the sandy green color hehad printed on eyes. It was more rubbery and a little bit more accurate, although I still can have a weird nostalgic feeling for that og head mold. You also got count Duku, who was updated. Use this deck sameface as the sorrow my minifigure that came out in two thousand and thirteen forthe Lord of the Rings. Way just kind of interesting because obviously Christopher Leeplayed both of those characters and they use the exact same face, which youknow, makes sense and it worked out perfectly fine. And the set alsohad an exclusive, probably lesser, mini figure who is a very odd andobscure star wars character, but had a great wing mold and a great headmold because he's g notion. He was also holding a printed cylinder piece ofthe Death Star plans, which is really cool. And this is a biggerplay set. It had an updated version account Douku speeder bike in Brown andgray. It was the accurate colors after the mistakes of the original one,and they really expanded upon the gene notion like you know hanger that they foughtand they had a very good representation of the wall. You had some playfeatures of being able to knock some things down. It was definitely a bigimprovement from the old one and there was a pretty cool play feature where youcould hook up Yodo to this technic rod and make him flip around like hedoes in the movie. silly. Seen the movie, but it was agood representation of that scene in Lego form and a very fun play feature.Getting to the big sets. From this line we have the ninety atte,the first remake of this from attack of the clowns, when we did getthe version of it from the clone wars movie. This is the first newversion from attack of the clones. It had seven hundred and ninety four piecesincluded two of those battle droids, one being a commander or some yellow markings. You also had a new, updated version of Mace wind do, thefirst ever version of Mace wind do Lego has made from attack at the clowns, and you also had a clone commander, which is a cool figure, andexclusive Coleman Trebor, who is that dinosaur Jedi that tries to fight JingoFett and then Jingo Fett just like kills them and he falls like two hundredfeet into the Junoshan arena. Then Jingo Fett does that dope, you know, gun spin thing and puts his gun back at his Ulster, one ofthe more iconic moments that you know, I loved as a kid, especiallyfrom attack of the clones. And always tried to rep lepricate, you know, being able to spend my like a toy gun like that, but Icould never really do it quite like Jango Fett does it in the film's thisis the third, third version of this vehicle that I mentioned. I thinkit's still the best version this vehicle LEGO has made to this date. Eventhe contain rex att that came out a few years later. I don't thinkit is good. And I own two of this set. I think itmight be the biggest set that I actually owned two of. I was reallycommitted to my clone army building at the time. So I actually have twoof the set and at a great set. I love having two of this vehicleand, you know, with more clone trooper stuff coming out this summerfor Lego Star Wars, I think I'm going to jump back into collecting moreof the sets and I'm very glad that I have two of this atte now. The biggest set from this wave and the biggest, said in terms ofpeace count of price ever made for attack of the clones is the one hundredand twenty dollar, eleven hundred and seventy five piece republic gunship, and thisset includes the big three minifigures, which is really great, and includes atrio of characters from the prequel trilogy. You got new version of Obiwan,new version of Anakin Skywalker and finally, a version of Pad may am,a Dolla from episode two, in her iconic scratched up back middriff exposed,you know, definitely one of my early childhood crushes. Pad May now lelyPourman from that film and that outfit, Great Mini figure that's so exclusive tothis set to this day. The set also included two super battl droids anda clone pilot that had an inaccurate helmet. You use the same helmet mold asthe other clones, but the clone...

...pilots have flat helmets. They don'thave that fin at the back, and a clone captain with some Red Markings, which was pretty cool. I think this is the best version of thegunship they've made to date. I'm sure the UCS version that comes out soonwill, you know, completely usurp it and that regard, but a verygood version of this ship made in Lego and this set won my voting contestfor the best tack of the clones set, like by a landslide. It waseasily the biggest blowout I've ever had for a voting contest of what setis the best from a respective theme. Like it wasn't even remotely close.And kind of a funny thing is the second set that runner up, whichwas way behind it still, but the runner up for this voting contest wasthe atot drop ship, which is a clone wars set. That's not evena set from attack of the clone. So this was such a landside victorythat it didn't even beat us a set from its own theme, which Ithought was very odd and just kind of a funny little thing. I alsowould had to agree. I love this set. I still had this setperfectly preserved and built. It's one of the, you know, prize possessionsin my Lego Star Wars collection. Name someone asked me last week when myfavorite three Lego Star Wars sets were in my Qa episode and I mentioned thisset. I adore this set. Now, as I get towards the end,I have a few miscellaneous sets from attack of the clones that I needto talk about. In two thousand and fifteen we got the first version ofthe hail fire droid from attack of the clones was a twenty dollar set withpone hundred and sixty three pieces. I believe it is to target. Itwas the first ever version of this since the remade it. The made thefirst me figure version of this in two thousand and eight to coincide with theclone wars. That one used very small tread pieces. This one just hada printed transparent like dish piece, which at that was kind of weird.Didn't look quite as good as the treads. It didn't function super well and honestlyI don't love this set. I think this design doesn't look great anddoesn't really accurately represent this vehicle or droid from the film. Also, itincluded some battle droids, but you also got the clone trooper lieutenant, whowas the clone trooper with Blue Markings. This was a figure that at wasa gift with Promo in two thousand and thirteen when buying star wars sets.It was exclusive to that back then, but for some reason lego repackaged thatfigure in this set, completely ruining the value of that polybag. So that'svery odd. Like I said that it came with to Savile droids. It'snot terrible set. It was a pretty good deal, but it had noexclusive figures and actually made the value of and previously exclusive figure a lot less. So not a big fan of that set, probably one of the worstsets from attack of the clones. Two thousand and seventeen, after fifteen years, we finally got our first remake of the Jedi starfighter and this time itincluded the booster ring, which is our first ever version of this particular boosterring. Now, we did get a booster ring from Lego two thousand andseven, but that one was based on a Jedi interceptor from episode three,so this is the first booster ring from episode two. This set was onehundred and thirty no, is one hundred dollars at eight hundred and twenty fivepieces. Sorry from speaking there. And it was a toys r US exclusive, which rest in peace to toys R us. It was a very gooddesign and the booster ring looks great. The playability with the booster ring isreally good. The price wasn't great, but it's easy to swoosh because thebooster ring had a transparent, clear handle that you could kind of fly thething around on, which is great. The JEDI starfighter build, though,is ugly and clunky. I'm seriously, I think the Jedi starfighter and thisone looked a little bit worse and not as proportioned as well as the twothousand and two version, fifteen years later. So I remember being very let downby the design of the Jedi Star fighter. It definitely was a stepdown and just didn't really look very good, which is pretty sad considering how goodmost modern Lego Star Wars sets look. Also, the Mani for your selection. I mean you had exclusive Obi Wan with a printed, you knowhead with his like you know thing to speak into. But besides that itwas kind of a weird figure selection. You had Boba and Jingo Fet,but they had previously come in cheaper sets and like an advoct calendar. Soreally the figures in this sets weren't great. You did get the Droi with thebody, though, which wasn't improven over the version that came out intwo thousand and two, although you still...

...had to rip off the DROID's headand put the head onto the wing with a body could be stored on adifferent location. On the Todi Star fighter, in the middle, you like tookoff a piece and put the body in the middle. Yeah, SOTnot great solution, but it was slightly better. But overall I don't thinkthe Jedi Star fighter and this set looks very good, but I do thinkthe the booster ring looked great. So it's mostly a good set but definitelycould have been a little bit better. Finally, in two thousand and eighteenwe had the last mini figure scale as set based off attack of the clones, which was the Jedi and clone troopers battle pack. This set included figurespace off episode two to clone troopers that had updated leg printings. Great forour building great figures. You also got to Jedi, a new version ofKioti Mundi, the first version of him from the movies, and the firstever movie version of Baris ofie. So some great figures, great and Jedifigures to get. And then you got a made up vehicle that kind oflook like a small version of are pulled gunship, had the same colors cameat all. It was kind of a weird battle pack because a lot ofpeople had an adverse reaction to a battle pack coming with two specifically named characters. Personally, I don't think the battle pack deserves that bad of a rap. I think it's a pretty good battle pack and I was happy to getthose figures in a cheap set and I think I've personally bought three of thisbattle pack, two army build this particular clone trooper, but I do seewhy some people have some animosity towards this battle pack. Now, finally,before we conclude this episode, there are two UC s sets based off episodetwo. One of them we actually talked about in my episode one video,because that set is kind of also based on episode one, and that isthe UCS and a boost star fighter. Now, the reason this set iskind of based off episode two is because in a boost star fighter is anepisode two, just at the beginning, but it is in the movie andthe box art is episode two based Box Art, which is very interesting.It's coruscant and it's based on that opening scene in episode two. Also,the set came out in two thousand and two. If you want to hearmore about that set, listen to my episode one video, though. Theone like definitive episode two UCS until we get the republic gunship next year,is the two thousand and ten Jedi Star fighter. They made Obiwan should starfighter into a UCS scale vehicle. It was a one hundred dollar sets,a little bit cheaper than the normal leg ucs set, and had six hundredand seventy six pieces and it's the last of a Prequel UCS until look inthat aforementioned but the gunship comes out and it's an awesome set. That camewith a really cool dome piece that was a printed droid head. It looksreally good. I think it holds up world of day and I wish Ihad this set. It's after market sale. It's definitly gotten up. It's abouttwo hundred dollars now, but it's not too bad and I've definitely consideredordering this set online a number of times because I definitely wish I had thisucs set in my collection. I definitely regret not purchasing it. So that'sit. Yeah, that is Lego Star Wars episode two. A lot ofstuff is going on here. It's, I think, a way that hasa lot of missed upportunity. I think they need to make some stuff theyhaven't liked the genocean arena or count to Goo solar sailor based off this.The clone wars like that. There is stuff from this movie they distill havenot made that. I hope they do make and I hope they remake someof these sets that I've already mentioned that haven't been remade in almost twenty years. The sets are great, the vehicles are great, the movie definitely isn'tbut it's a very interesting crop of products for a very interesting film from,of course, a very iconic series for Lego in cinema history. So thankyou, guys so much for listening today's episode of Brick Ology. Go followme on on my pages and check out my patreon account. If you likethis show, consider supporting Lego Lee on Patreon, and just a dollar amonth or something will go a long way to the production of this and morecool content. Following me on Instagram, twitter, subcrite on Youtube Channel,like me on Facebook, all of that fun stuff. Thank you, guys, so much for listening. It's like a late through nine signing off piece. Oun Bye bye,.

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