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LEGO Star Wars Episode V The Empire Strikes Back (part 2)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

On the second part of the season 5 premiere, LegoLee continues to discuss the history of LEGO sets based off the iconic The Empire Strikes Back. I hope you like Snowspeeders.... 

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whenever wherever you're listening. Thank you so much making me a part of your day. My name is leaparty. Might know me as Lego Lee or Lego lead. Three to nine. From facebook, instagram, twitter, Youtube, Patreon, you name it, I'm all over this thing we call the Internet, and this is brick Ology, the study of small plastic bricks. How are you doing today? I sincerely hope you're having an absolutely fantastic day. I'm having a good time and I hope you're excited to listen to this week's episode of Brick Ology. This is going to be a fun one. And this is the forty nine episode of Brick Ology, which of course means the next episode, which will come out next week, is the fifty episode, and fifty's a pretty big number. I mean half a century right. Next episode of Brick Ology is going to be a very special episode for cut off my half century mark of the show. So stay tuned for that. And if you want to know what theme is next week and what themes I'll be talking about for the entirety of season five of brick oology, there's actually a post about that on my instagram account, which is a very natural seguey for me to talk about. Go follow me on instagram. Also like my facebook page, follow me on twitter. Maybe consider subscribing to my youtube channel and supporting me on Patreon. That would be greatly appreciated. Also, follow me on spot of by and subscribe to me on Apple Podcast, where, if you're listening to this podcast, if you're an apple podcast listener. Thank you for joining me today and please consider giving this show a rating out of five. All the ratings really helped me out. I would greatly appreciate it. So plugs out of the way, we can jump into this week's theme for Brick Oology, which I don't really need to introduce anything because last news episode of Brick Ology was a part one and this is a continuation with part two. So, like I always do for this show, I began the season by talking about Lego Star Wars and I've been going through all the Lego Star Wars sets and chronological order within the Star Wars Universe and we are now at the iconic the empire strikes back. Last week's episode we focused on the first decade of Empire Strikes Back Sets, plus the one year from the s this week will do the next decade to the two thousand and tens, plus the two years from the tent s that have come out thus far. So that further ado. Let's jump straight in and just for you guys to know if you didn't listen to last week's episode, I would highly suggest listen to that one first and then coming back and listening to this episode. kind of like how marvel assumes you've seen all of their movies and you understand what's going on, I'm going to do the same thing. I won't be reiterating all the points I made last week. I'm going to go ahead and assume you know what's going on and I'm going to jump straight in and talking about the empire strikes back sets from the two thousand twins and two thousand and twenty, so the further ado. Let's get started now. This episode begins off with a Bang, because the year two thousand and ten was actually the thirty anniversary for the empire strikes back, and...

...this is the biggest year for the movie in Lego form ever. Five sets were released this year from the empire strikes back, which is super cool, and there's some really nice sets here so let's get talking about them. The first one for today's episode is the rebel Trooper Battle Pack. This was a twelve dollar set that had seventy nine pieces and it include the figures of Zevskinesca, who is a pilot in a pilot jumpsuit, and you also got three rebel hot troopers. Now, these hot troopers have appeared in sets before, but these ones actually had a brand new helmet mold and a brand new mold for their goggles on the helmet, and one of the cool things about this helmet is that you could put the goggles over their face or on top of their helmet and there's actually multiple connection points for them. I thought that was a really cool feature. With the helmet piece, however, this helmet piece to me has always looked rather large and kind of goofy and I'm still not used to it. Lego is still using it to this day and they use it with the most recent microfighter set with looke skywalker on the ton ton, and it still looks awkward to me. I'm not entirely sold on this helmet piece, but it is a cool concept. Now the build for this set. If you know Lego Star Wars battle packs, usually the builds are throwaway ish builds, not something super interesting. This one isn't awful. It's a speeder, but it's a very unique looking speeder and you actually can see the speeder kind of going to round on in the background on half in the movie, so it is somewhat accurate to the film, which most battle packs are not, and it has space for a storage crate in the middle, which is nice. There are two flick fire missiles off to the side and at the back there is a spot for one driver. Now I do think it's pretty lame that they included a speeder in this set with for minifigures, but only one of the minifigures can fit on the speeder itself, and the speeder wasn't tiny. I feel like there was probably room to put more mini figures, but it just doesn't have any feature of that sort. So I think this could have been a better build, but it's not the worst one I've ever seen. And obviously when they release one battle pack there's usually one to accompany it, and this year we had the snow trooper battle pack. These are the only times we've ever gotten hot whether the battle packs I would love to let it to remake them, because they have updated all of the pieces for snow troopers since then. We'll talk about that later today on this episode. But this battle pack in particular again was twelve dollars. I had seventy four pieces and it include the minifigures of two snow troopers. You also got an imperial officer. Kind of a weird choice, but an even weirder choice, of my opinion. A really out of place figure in this set is an etat driver. But this driver did use that new piece they made for the Thaie fighter pilot helmet and it looks really good, a very detail minifigure. However, why the heck is there an etat driver in a set that does not have an Atat? That makes literally no sense to me. You never see these guys like fighting on the field with the snow troopers. It's...

...very bizarre to me that this figure was included with this set. Now the builds of this set, and there are multiple builds. The first one is a white speeder bike. These speeder bikes have come in a number of HOF empire strikes back related sets and you're going to hear about them throughout today's episode consistently a pretty Nice Build. Always looks really well and it's a good thing to have, so can't really complain about that. The other build here was like a small little piece of base ish sort of for the empire. Even the impart didn't really have a base on Haf it did have a little turret that could spin around and it had a flick fire missile, which was a decent play feature. There also was a control panel with a weapons rack to store a couple of blaster pieces. So the builds in this set pretty generic. Not Crazy about the side build. I just don't really understand the minifigure choices in this set. I kind of get the imperial officer, that one makes a little bit more sense, but the Atat driver, I mean it's cool to get him in such a cheap set, but the same time it literally makes no sense and I think it would have been better off just to have included another snow trooper. So kind of an odd battle pack. A continuing on with the HOF theme for forty from this year, from the summer wave we had the two hundred ninety seven piece set known as the Hof WAMPA Cave, the only set of this ever to be made. Specifically, the figures included with this set where loose skywalker. You also got Zep Skinesca again for some reason, and you got the first ever appearance of the WAMPA in Lego form. And of course the WHAMPA is a big fig so a brand new mold for his arms and a brand new mold for his body and he used the same piece of the ton ton piece, that kind of like Cornicopia looking horn piece on the side of his heads, which looked very cool. Great Looking whampa figure, and the WHAMPA figures hands could hold on to a Lego minifigure, which was a very nice touch. As for the builds of this set, you got a snow speeder and last week I talked about a lot of snow speeders and I hope you like snow speeders because there's a lot of them and there's a lot more to come throughout today's episode. And it's super similar to all the other versions. There's no reason for me to even explain this design has been about the same since like two thousand and four Lego is really stubborn doesn't really seem to update the snow speeder all too much. It's a pretty generic build. Now you also, of course, get the hot WAMPA cave, which was a decent size build and it could fit the entire WAMPA inside. It had some leg bone details on some nice ice texture and it looked pretty cool. Now it wasn't super deep to be a cave and everything was very open air. It was also completely open on the back and not sealed off, which is a little bit disappointing in my opinion. But there were some cool little details that were accurate to the film and of course one of those is being able to hang luke skywalker from the top of the WAMPA cave to reenact that kind next scene. And you also had an ability in a feature here or loose skywalker could be put into a snow piece and you can re enact when he uses the force for the first time to...

...pull a lightsaber towards him. Now, the way Lego did this is you could push on the piece and I was supposed to launch the lightsaber. It was not a very good play. Featured lightsaber would maybe launch, sometimes sometimes it wouldn't at all and it looked very, very awkward and kind of silly in my opinions. So not a great playability. Feature, but I do think the effort and kind of the thought that counts there worked out pretty well for this set and this is a very cool set and I would wouldn't mind seeing a remake of this set. The other time we've ever gotten this set is in the two thousand and sixteen hoth base. said that I'll talk about in the ultimate collector series episode of keep alluding to that. I'll do first star wars and Lego in the future. But this set by itself as the only time we've got a singular hop pop act, even though half the set is a snow speeder build. The next set from two thousand and ten is slave one. This set was eighty dollar, so thirty dollars more than the last safe one that just came out four years prior. And this set hardly had more pieces. It had five hundred and seventy three pieces, so the price jump here was pretty drastic. I'm not really entirely sure why. There are number of new mold in this set, which is cool, but I don't think it really justifies the horrible price this set had. But we did get some fantastic minifigures with this set. You Got Boba Fette, who had a brand new helmet mold that was fantastic, which also included a little Cape piece as well. This updated by event was much needed from the original version and it looked really good. We also got our first ever appearance of the character boss in Lego minifigure form, and I love boss. I love this character. Dad a brand new kind of custom head mold that looked great and of course, you got Hans Solo in carbonate, but unlike the original Han on carbonight, though, which is like a printed brick piece, this was a specially molded piece that actually had space on the back to put the actual Hans Solo inside. That was a great piece. They're still using this piece of this day and I think it's a fantastic looking mold. Now, the build of this set, of course, is an update on slave one and it's very similar in a lot of ways to the two thousand and six version. Still uses the same it's act cockpit piece. The entire like backfintail section looks very similar. Love the play features are similar as well. However, they did use those relatively new dome pieces from two thousand and ten that we talked about the episode about Prince of Persia to give this thing some better shaping, which was really nice. But the most noticeable thing here something I complained about the last couple versions of slave one. The color scheme on the older ones were not accurate at all. Here it is finally accurate. They got the color scheme right. It's got dark green, it's got sang green, dark red and then gray's. The colors here look fantastic and they also made the windscreen piece clear and not transparent black, which was another very good and accurate decision as well. This was a really good looking build for two thousand and ten and I have a funny little story. I member my dad that summer and when this set came out, literally told me if I cleaned out...

...the entire attic in our upstairs, which took like a week. I cleaned out the entire attict. I probably worked like forty hours that week cleaning the freaking addict and I was rewarded by getting this set and getting a hero factories set. Really, really random and scentive to get me to clean the addict. But it was worth it because I got this awesome set and this was a big set for me back in two thousand and ten, really really great slave one for it's time now. The next set was a one hundred and ten dollar set with eight hundred fifteen pieces, and that's another remake of the Atat walkers, just three years after the motorized version in two thousand and seven. This one included the figures of two snow troopers and Atat driver, which makes sense to be included with this set. General Verers, it was a great character. We also got loop skywalker, Hans Solo, seethree Po and a rebel hot trooper. Not really sure why three Po and Hans Solo were included with this kind of strange choices, but the rest makes sense and it's nice to have a lot of minifigures in this set, which was a toads ours exclusive at the time, I believe. Now the builds of this set, there is a small rebel laser cannon off to the side. We hear about those throughout a lot of these hot base sets and this one is no different. Kind of forgettable throw away bill, but not really complaining about it being included here. And of course the main build is the Atat itself and my hot take on the two and eighty eights. This is by far the worst version of this vehicle they've ever made. It's got less pieces. It's a lot less pieces than the other versions. The only one to have actually sub one thousand pieces and almost has less than eight hundred pieces. And because it has less pieces, it has less bulk and it looks really skinny and Spinley like the entire thing is kind of looks like it's about to tip over, which is not good, and it completely lacks the armored look that I think the other versions of the Atat and, of course, the in universe design of this Walker have, and I don't know this, in this looks like it's about to collapse. I don't like it and I completely skip this set because of it. Definitely not a great at eight, but overall, two thousand and ten is one of the better years for Lego. Star Wars and the empire strikes back to celebrate the thirty anniversary. Unfortunately, after a great start to this episode, the next few years are going to be fairly underwhelming for Lego Star Wars and the empire strikes back. So in two thousand and eleven we got one big set and that is the ninety dollar seven hundred and seventy three piece toys are US exclusive set. That was the hot echo base. This set had a great selection of mini figures, including a brand new version of Hans Solo and his hot gear, which do use a hood piece from the collectible minifigure series. That worked really, really well. We also got lea in hot gear, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and a completely exclusive almost naked version of him and is underwear that we see him in the back to tank on hoth a great many figure. We also got a brand new medical droid for this set, similar to the version that came with palpatine shuttle a year prior to two thousand and ten. We also got our three pio, completely exclusive character to this set to this day, a red protocol droid.

That figure looked fantastic. We got two snow troopers and a ton ton, so our first appearance of a tont on since that two thousand and nine hot base set. Now the builds of this set for the empire. Again a white speeder bike and an eweb cannon. Those two things are going to be in a lot of these hot sets for the empire. Of course, though, the main build here was the echo base. Now, if you listen to last week, I talked about the two thousand and seven echo base set and how that set really wasn't a good representation the base because it was just like the gate and kind of facade. This set is literally the opposite. There is no gate here. It just has the interior. So it's not really a great display set. It's honestly kind of ugly, but it has a little rooms and specific details that you want to see from a base set. So if you combine both of those sets you actually have a really, really solid hot echo base. But unfortunately those sets didn't come out at the same time. They were four years apart, so they don't quite fit together. So it's a little bit awkward in design here. As for this base itself, we have some nice specific details. Of course we get the Medical Bay with the back to tank and a table for loop skywalker. Really really good back to tank could open up, you could put him inside. That was fantastic. You also get a control room with some cool stickered screen detailed pieces and weapons racks. All that looked really nice. There's also a staple for a Tom Tom that has some leaf pieces for the Tom Tom to eat which I guess that's what Tom Toms eat, and I'm not entirely sure. And the entire base can kind of swing open to get easier access to these said rooms, and there's like an elevated walkway above one of the sections, which was kind of a weird detail with a little bit out of place, but wasn't too bad. There is a spinning radar dish, of course, and then a couple of turrets with flick fire missiles as well, and finally there were a couple of like doorway gate kind of designs that had iceicles hanging and if you pulled a rod piece, those said ICICLES could fall off to kind of the details in the base under attack, and there's like snow and ice falling from the ceiling. You could re enact that here with that play feature. So overall, very strange set. It didn't really look gun display, like I said, but it had some good play abilidy details and I did enjoyed this set when I got it back in the day and there was a fantastic selection of minifigures. So a very odd set from two thousand and eleven two thousand and twelve not a nothing at all. Zilch. No sets from the empire strikes back in two thousand and twelve. But two thousand and thirteen mix up for it with a battle of hoth set. Yes, another hot set. You catching onto my drift here? There's a trend with the empire strikes back set, especially recently. It's pretty much all hot and occasionally like slave one and something cloud city related, but for the most part they just make a lot of hot stuff and it gets kind of repetitive and boring after a while, which is unfortunate. Now, this set was fifty...

...dollars. It had four hundred and twenty six pieces and included the figures of loose skywalker and exclusive General Reich in the only ever appearance of this figure. I believe. You also got too hot horrible troopers, to snow troopers, a Tonton and a probe droid that was brick built. So it really solid selection of minifigures and this set. And for a hot battle you actually get a decent selection of build for these opposing sides to battle. So for the Empire you get a white speeder bike, you get an e Webb Cannon and then a small bunker with an additional cannon. So the Empire had all their essentials besides like an Atat for the rebels. You get a snow speeder again, but the exact same design as the last one. Had A little bit more gray than the last one, Les Orange, which I do like because I think so supiter should be gray, but super, super similar build to the last snow speeder. You also get a snow section which had that typical rebel radar dish looking laser cannon, but it was kind of elevated on like a mound of snow was so additional controls. It looked a little bit more detailed and better than I'm used to for these builds. Actually like that bill quite a bit, but again, this is a hot set, a hot battle set, and the main build here is another freaking snow speeder. I completely skipped on this set when it came out in two thousand and thirteen. I think a lot of people kind of forgot this set even exists, and that is the only Lego Star Wars set from the empress trikes back for that entire year. Now, jumping forward two thousand and fourteen, our first set from this year was thirty tune and seventy eight pieces and it's a snow speeder. Yes, we got a snow speeder in two thousand and thirteen. Now, granted it wasn't its own set, but we still got a snow speeder in that set. And literally one year later one we get another snow speeder and it's its own sten alone set. Now they're thirty bucks. Why Lego, why the just stop making so many snow speeders? It's getting out of hand. And with that a four mentioned set, the two thousand and sixteen hot set that I'll talk about in my ucs episode of Brick Alga in the near future. That set came out two years later and had, guess what, another snow speeder. Oh my gosh, I'm just getting so sick a snow speeders, and I mentioned this last week. I don't think Lego Snow speeders are very well designed. They're inaccurate in color. They are white and they should be gray. And the cockpit, the xwing, the old xwing cockpit piece, doesn't really look like a snow speeder cockpit from in universe. I just I don't get it. I wish they would do a better job with their snow speeder designs now, the set in particular include the figures of Luke Skywalker, DAC Raalture, new update for him, and a snow trooper. Unless not trooper actually had a brand new helmet mold the first time they had updated this helmet mold. So it's introducing get back and the day. So it looked really cool and that was a nice figure to get in a relatively cheapish set. As for the builds of this set, you get an...

...e web cannon for the Snow Trooper and you get a snow speeder again for your rebels. This is the third one and four years, like I mentioned, and it looks about the same. It has some modern pieces and that's Scott, you know, little bit switching up with the design every time, with some colors and things, but for the most part the exact same thing and it's just getting so, so incredibly boring now. The other set that was released this year was another version of the Atat, so only four years after the last version, but that's actually less time than the three year gap between the other two. This one was a hundred ten dollars to the exact same price, but actually had a lot more pieces. This one had one thousand one hundred and thirty seven pieces. Now, if they'd added one more piece, it would been one, three eight, a number that appears in a number of star wars films and of course, is a reference to tchx one, one hundred and thirty eight, which was George Lucas's original, first ever movie he directed. And oddly enough I had the exact same complaint with the motorized Atat. That set had the same piece count as this one. That said the same thing is include one more piece and you've got George Lucas is number. So so strange to me that both these etat sets that came out seven years apart have the exact same piece count. That's so close to being a star wars specific number. Very bizarre if you ask me. Know the figures included the set here at eight, driver General Viers to Snow Troopers and a snow trooper commander who's almost the same figure, just has different color gloves. That's kind of random, but whatever. Now the build of this set is another at eight. Looks very similar to the other versions, but this one has more bulk, it has more pieces and it has more bulk than the two thousand and ten version, which was refreshing to see. It definitely looked more like you would want an eight eighty to look. However, I for some reason just didn't get this set. Means like the peak in my atube channel. They can bank on Youtube and for some reason to just skip them the set. It seems like I should have purchased this set. I just didn't for no apparent reason. Very, very bizarre. Now moving on till fifteen. Nothing again. So we're really struggling. There really aren't too many empire strikes back sets after two thousand and ten. Leading up to two thousand and sixteen, there's really not that much going on. But now we're in the year two thousand and sixteen we have a couple of small empire strikes back sets from this year. The first one is a twenty five dollar, two hundred and thirty one piece set. That is the carbon freezing chamber. The figures included here are on Solo and carbonite. Of course. You also get of a Fett, nice cheeps had to get him in, and the first ever appearance of an Ug nut in Lego form with a brand new hummet mold. Great Mini figure to get in this set. So really a solid figures for a twenty five set. However, the build of this sets I hate. It's an ugly build. It's supposed to be the carbon freezing chamber, obviously, Duh, but it's like half the carbon freezing chamber.

Carafees Chamber is very clear circle in the movie, but they made like half the circle. It's got a very awkward shape and well made. Even more awkward is the main play feature. Now they did do a really interesting mechanism for this play feature. That to the exact same mechanism they use a year later for the DARTH vader transformation set from revenge of the sith in two thousand and seventeen and worked really well for that set. But in this set, essentially it like lowers Hans Solo, spind some around and then raises up him and carbonite. Now in the movie he just goes down and comes back up. It doesn't spin around and does it's weird, like crazy contraption and they did a much better job in the two thousand and eighteen set making mechanism that's more accurate to how it is in the film. This one I don't know. It doesn't really work for me. It doesn't feel accurate to the movie and I thought this build was relatively ugly. It could have been a great set, but I think Lego kind of drop the ball here with this set. The one other twenty five empire strikes backset from two thousand and sixteen was the two hundred and thirty three piece set known as hath attack. Yes, another hot set. The figures included here are Hans Solo and his hot gear, a rebel trooper and a snow trooper and then a brick built probe droid. And the builds here for the empire, you get an eweb cannon, and this one looks awful. It's a really bad e web cannon if you ask me, because it use a studhooter to add a playability feature, but it looks out of place and kind of ruins the esthetic of this design. You also get the main boat this set, which is kind of like a little bunker on hoth with a small turret, and the Turret actually used the new tie fighter cutpit piece, those introduced a year earlier in two thousand and fifteen with the force awakens sets, but this time it was kind of an opaque gray that could open up. You could see a minifigure inside the Turret. It also had a nice geared mechanism that could rotate the turt around three hundred and sixty degrees. And the most interesting thing about this set is that there's kind of a feature where you could fold the whole thing up and it was very like compact, but then the sides of it could actually unfold and become kind of long and skinny, so you had like two different forms of this set. That made for a fun play feature and honestly, this was a pretty fun little cheap place set and I'm glad that no snow speeder was forced into this set. It wasn't a bad set overall, but very repetitive if you've gotten a lot of the other hot set in the prior years. Two thousand and seventeen nothing again. Come on, Lego, there's just so many blank years from this decade for the Empire strikes back. However, two thousand and eighteen gave us a couple of small play sets once again. The first one is a thirty two hundred and fifty five piece set of the hot medical chamber. The set included the figures of loose skywalker and the back to tank gear Leia and her hot outfit and a medical droids, so figures that were updated from that two thousand and eleven set. Now the build here. Of course it's the medical chamber. It swings open reveals the inside. It has the back too tank, it has a bad section in the wall.

Actually has an little additional detail the bar and kind of a sink area and then, of course, a table that can spin around. Overall, this was a really fun and solid play, a set that was a walmart exclusive, I believe, and I really enjoyed this set. I still had the set on display in my hot collection. The other set from this year was also thirty dollars with two hundred and twenty nine pieces, and that is Yoda's hut this it has some great minifigures in it. Got Luke Skywalker, him his training outfit and exclusive variant of the character, and Luke in this set had a piece on his back where you could connect the Yoda minifigure to ride on his backs. Of course, the next minifigure here was Yoda. However, the Yoda minifigure is still a decent size. It just uses short legs and it looks so awkward on Luke's back Yoda. The figure is probably a little bit too big in comparison of size to a normal lego figure and it definitely looked out of place. But one of the coolest figures in this set is our to d too, because we don't really get variations on RTD too and he comes in so many sets, but this rtd to actually has some additional muddy details on his head and his torso love that. I love this set had an exclusive variant of r tod to. That is Super Fun. Now the build of this set is the first remake of Yodo's hut since that two thousand and four xwing set, and it's an interesting build. It never really looked that great to me. It's very tall and it has kind of a weird shape. That's to fit the mini figures, but it kind of has an awkward look. The entrance is made using those car windshield pieces with some snot techniques, but they're made in opaque ten, which is clever, but they're too big and it looks weird. I don't know, I just can't really explain it. I just don't love the look of this set. The inside has small fun details. It can fold open, which is cool and the features and the outside are cool as well. There's some clear pieces of making them, things like boxes and things like they're floating up with the forest, which I do like. However, I don't know, I think this was a relatively mediocre build for Yodo's Huh. Glad they finally remade it and I'm glad I could get these figures and have this scene in my Lego Star Wars collection, but I think they could have done a better job with this design. So we're kind of coming on the home stretch. heare where in the year? Two Thousand and nineteen is just a couple of years ago, and this was actually a really solid year for Lego Star Wars and the empire strikes back. However, two of the sets are from a very short lived star wars sub theme called Action Battle, if you're not sure what action battle is. Essentially they included those big like the big rubber in did springloading missiles and they had these star wars builds that had gigantic targets on them. I mean seriously, like huge looking targets, red ones for the empire and really ones for the rebels to hit, and you shot the missiles at the targets and if you hit the target with the missile, it would launch something off or blow something up, and I supposed to be like a game with there really wasn't much structure to it be besides that. And they made three...

...sets from that year. One of them was from indoors. That will talk about on the return the Jedi episode later on in this season of brick oology. The other two were from Hath. One was a thirty dollar say, with two or thirty five pieces. The hoth generator attack include the figures of a hoth horrible trooper and a snow trooper or whatever, and you also got the builds of a power generator. Of course, you got a turret and another e web and all of them again had massive targets on them. They're kind of cheap be ugly. Almost four plus looking versions of these builds and they did not look super good on display. The other set, for double the price at sixty bucks, with five hundred and four pieces, is the Action Battle Echo base defense set. This in included three rebel troopers and to snow troopers in the builds here one and the etat in a really small and ugly scale. That again would collapse the legs if you hit the target. You also get a probe droid with some snowy terrain. That build actually didn't look half bed. Besides, again that weird target. You also get a hot base with a gate and a turret. All have targets. And these sets, if you guessed, they didn't sell very well and Lego didn't make any more of them after this wave, and I know why, because these sets were terrible. Let's just move on from those and forget those ever happened, because we have a couple of more exciting empire strikes back sets from two thousand and nineteen, and those sets are the snow speeder twenty anniversary addition. Now, normally I would just be complaining because it's an their snow speeder. This one's forty bucks. So we're paying forty dollars for three hundred nine pieces in a snow speeder. Now, however, this is a direct remake of the one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine set. So twenty year anniversary set, I can get behind them doing a snow speeder. It's iconic from the movie, it's an iconic old set and it's a direct remakes. It includes the figures of loose skywalker, DAC Rawlter and a Ho thrible trooper, and it has the builds again of a dish cannon and again of the Snow Speeder, which was pretty similar same design. But because it's a special edition anniversary set, I'm a little bit more okay with it. And all of these twenty anniversary sets had these exclusive mini figures. This one had an old version of landos, the Lando figure from the set that came out two thousand and three. A remake of that original Lando figure was in this set and that is a great figure and the great thing to get for a collectors in this set. So overall I'm okay with this snow speeder set, even though they made just an a nordin amount of snow speeders in the two thousand tens. The one other set for the twenty anniversary that year was slave one, our first remake of slave one and kind of this play scale, since two thousand and ten and this one was one hundred twenty, so a forty jump in price. But did have one thou and seven pieces and included the figures of Bubba Fett once again, Han Solo and carbon right, of course, and then you got the infamous bounty hunters of Zuccas and for long the first ever appearance of the Zuka's character in Lego form. Love those mini figures definitely a big draw for this set. And you got the layah anniversary figure as well. And this is supposed to be a directorymake of the two thou slave one...

...that we mentioned in last week's episode of brick ology and it featured a smaller cockpit piece in the last couple of Londes, but overall had some very modern pieces and way more detail and awesome shaping and really great playability. The playability in this set is almost unreal because there's a handle on the bottom that you can pick it up to swoosh it around and there's also a little triggers to fire missiles and obviously has the iconic slave one. Play features activating the cockpit and the wings kind of folding around in the gravity. Really really good stuff. Great, great, great design. One or twenty bucks for a slave one is stretching it and this one wasn't even that good. It's going to small. It's no bigger than two thousand and ten version, which was forty cheaper, but it was a much more detailed design. I think like I did a great job with this set. So that's it for the two thousand and tens as a decade. But of course we're now in the twenty twenty s and there are a few sets that Lego has released for this new decade. Now. Two Thousand and twenty gave us another snow speeder. It is a four plus juniors one, so it doesn't really really really count as a snow speeder, but it did come out. It was twenty bucks, Ninety one pieces included. The figures actually an exclusive figure of Wedge Antillies, which was a great figure to get, so that's kind of Nice. And of course you got a snow trooper as well, and the builds here a white speeder bike, but in an ugly junior style. You also got a small little dish turrant, which again another staple of Lego, hot built with an ice piece and it had disc shooters, which was kind of random but gave it playability. And then, of course you got a four plus style snow speeder build that looked pretty horrible and only fits one minifigure on the inside and still uses that inaccurate xwing cockpit piece, ugly, ugly build. But honestly this set was worth it to me literally just for some cool printed pieces and the awesome exclusive wedge antillies and his Snow Speeder jump suit outfit mini figure. The one other set from twenty twenty is the best set voted on by you guys on my instagram for Lego Star Wars. The empire strikes back this week and that is the forty anniversary edition of the Etaty and our first version since two thousand and fourteen. This one was a hundred and sixty bucks big oof on the price. It had two hundred and sixty seven pieces, so the most pieces of any but it had only about a hundred thirty more pieces than the last version and jumped up in price fifty dollars. That is pretty steep, but should have been maybe like thirty if you ask me, and include the figures of Luke Skywalker and Atat driver times to General Veers and to snow troopers as well. Now the builds of the set. You get two side builds, gets of them, say with me, and three two, one white speeder bike and an e Webb cannon. Yes, of course you got both of those, but there are kind of updated designs for this set and they both looked really solid, in my opinion. Now the main bone the set here, of course, is the Atat. This one is bigger and it is chunkier than the other versions, and I think that's great. And...

...that lended itself to having more interior space detail as well, which is fantastic. In the cockpit especially, actually fit to Atat drivers side by side with space for general viewers behind them to reenact how it looks in the movie itself. That is fabulous. I love that Lego was actually able to accomplish that with this set. And the inside has plenty of space for snow troopers as well, and if you open up some of the panels you can fit not only the e web cannon folded up, but the white speeder bike as well. Man, this was great. This is a great interior for this set and I've finally got an Atat. This is seriously my first ever at at somebody who's been a massive Lego star wars fan for like two decades. It took me this long to have an Atat in my collection. And now, apparently releasing an eight hundred dollar UCS one this fall not sure how that's going to go, but I'm glad I finally have this Atat in my collection and this was voted the best empire strikes backset by you guys on my instagram. It will be the thumbmail for this week's episode. One more set from two thousand and twenty one is the imperial probe droid, a sixty six hundred eighty three piece set that has no figures because it's a big scale brick built imperial probe joy, kind of in the UCS style, and as the time recording this video, it has not been released. It's coming out like next week and I'll probably get this on May four so can get the special promotionals and all that fun stuff. It's a really good looking set and I'm excited to actually get this set and add to my collection, but I can't say much about it because I don't have it yet. And that is all she wrote for Lego Star Wars. The empire strikes back. This was a Super Fun two part episode of brickcology. I really hope you enjoyed this week's episode. And yes, I know I left off something. I didn't talk about micro fighters. I didn't talk about mini promotional sets. And I didn't talk about UCS stuff. That's because I'm going to do specific episodes once I'm done covering all Lego Star Wars for those kind of weird sub themes within a Lego star wars themselves. So stay tuned for all of that and thank you so much for listening to this week's episode of Brick Ology. I hope you have a great rest of your week. Thank you again for listening. Peace Out, God bless but by.

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