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LEGO Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope (part 2)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

In the second part of his epic recount of all the LEGO Star Wars sets based off the original Star Wars film, LegoLee dives deep into the past decade of sets from the film. 

...agood morning, good afternoon, goodevening, whenever, wherever you're listening, thank you so much making mea part of your day. My name is Li. pormy might know me as Legole or LegoLee three to nine from facebook. Anstragram twitter, Youtube, Patronyoname it I'm all over the Internet and you're listening to the brickologypodcast, the study of small plastic bricks. Thank you so much for joiningme today. I sincerely hope you ware having an absolutely great day andwelcome back to brickology. We are now digging into the s the earlys of brickology today with episode. Forty two. This is the Jackie Robinson episode ofBrickology, and I am super super excited for today's episode of the shownow before I say anything else, I'm going to get my own shameless blugs outof the way here. Real quick, so bear with me for just like one minute go.Follow me on Instagram I post daily over there and also subscribe to myYoutube Channel if you're watching the bricology version on Youtube. Thank youfor joining Mat n Youtube subscribe to my Youtube Channel. I just gotminntizes on Youtube fairly recently, so I'm going to be clumping more effortand resources into my youtube channel subscribe there for some great contectcoming up here in the very near future. Also you can follow me on facebook. Youcan follow me on twitter and you can become a patreion supporter, I'mworking on some patreon stuff. I know I've been a pretty terrible, patreonperson so far, but I'm working on patreon material. So eventually therewill be some exclusive content in colluding. An exclusive episode of thispodcast on patron so go support me over there for all of that cool stuff andalso one more thing. I mentioned this in last week's episode. I recently madea new podcast. It's called very manly muppets, a buddy of mine from college,and I we'v Made A podcast together. It's really fun. We talk about a boutBo movie for over one hour. So if that sounds interesting to you check out thevery manly muppet show on spotify and apple podcast. Okay, those are mychainless plex out of the way, we're only two minutes of today's episode:Shameless blugs completely out of the way, let's jump into this week's topicof brickology. Now, if you didn't listen to last week's episode, I willkind of Ke you in and what's going on, but if you did, you already know what'sabout to happen so, basically, normally I had this whole pattern. wher altedaybetween talking about a license theme and an onlicensed Tame, Yadayada Yada.I'm mixing up that pattern because I'm doing the first ever two part episodeof Bricology. So last week was part. One of talking about Lego, Star Warsets based off Star Wars, episode for a New Hope, Aka, the original star wars,Frim from one thousand nine hundred and seventy seven. Now the reason I amsplitting this in a two part Jist, because there's so many sets based offthis movie. If I did one episode, it would be like over two hours, and Idon't think anybody wants to listen to that. Much of me talking so last week Italked about the set from ninety nine up through two thousand and nine, andtoday help tonk about the sets from two thousand and ten up through Modern Dayin two thousand and twenty one there's actually going to be more sets on thisweek's episode than there were last tigs. This might be even a little bitlonger than last week's episode of the show, however, and last week's episodeI kind of covered, why I cover Lego, Star Wars and some history of Lego,Star Wars and Staros toys and the Star Wars, franchise and all of that Jazz.If you want to learn more about that stream, last tics episode, but thisepisode I'm going to go ahead and assume you've already listened to lastweek's episode. If you have not honestly just turned us one off,because I'm Gono e referencing stuff from the episode, I'm not going toreiterate myself, I'm going to go ahead and assume kind of like you know howMarvel Assoom you'v seen all their movies, I'm not going to overexplainthings to you all today, so Ghot through that episode. This is part tothey go hand in hand. It's a sequel episode, so without further ADO, nomore beating around the Bush, no more introductions, no history segment oranything for this week's episode of brickology. We are jumping straight andto Lego. Star War sets from episode for from two thosand a ten up through twothousand and twenty one. The twenty tans as a decade were very interestingfor star wards and, interestingly enough Lego, Star War sets based offepisode for a new hope are very backloaded in this decade. So the firstfew years, the decade honestly don't have a whole lot of material and then,as we move along Yeu're, going to hear me talking about a lot more set, so getexcited for that. But first up here the year, two thousand and ten only twosets or episode for came out in this year in total and the first one is thetwenty fiver one hundred and sixty three piece set: Luke's landspeeder. Ihope you like landspeeders, because...

...you're going to hear a lot more aboutlandspeeders in today's episode of the podcast. Now this was a walmartexclusive and one that price, and that pressure piece is a big oof, not a goodprice. For piece I mean twenty five bucks for Land Speeder just seemsoutrageous to me. However, this had included a lot of mini figures. You gota loose skywalker. You Got Ob on Kanubi, you got C THREEPO RTD two, which isobviously the main cacturs that should come with a Luke landspeeder set, butyou also got a sand trooper with a Centry droid, so you can reneck thethese. Aren't the druds you're looking for iconic scene from episode, for sothe minifix selection. This set was incredibly accurate and Lego did notscamp out there. As for the build, if you listen to last week's episode, Imentioned the Land Feeder that came out in the TS. An A for Cantina set hadkind of an odd salmonish color. That was a little bit more accurate. Thisone, though reverts back to just being tan like the original landspeeder Frm,one thousand nine hundred and ninety nine. Now they add some dark reddetails which make it look a little bit better, but it's still tan, whichlanspaters aren't just light Tan in the movie, so definitely not a superaccurate color scheme. As for the rest of the build, it's very similarhonestly to the two thousand and four version which it's a six years later, Ifeel, like you know, they'd make some major improvements and, if I'm beinghonest, they don't really make major improvements on the remaining couplelandspeeders, I will mention throughout today's episode of the show landspeeders have kind of staked the same for a long time up until two thousandand twenty Whac we'll talk about towards the end of today's episode. Nowthere was a decent bley feature where HEU could open up the back and storesome things, but it was a little bit awkward, but you know what it workedand speaking of Awkword details, you could fit all the mini figures on thisLam peater. Of course, there are two seats for Luke and Obi one and then thedrow, its kind of sat on the back. It definitely looked awkward. It wasn'tperfect, but you know what it worked out. Okay and, like I said, lots oflandspeeders are coming throughout today's episode of Bricology. It'shonestly kind of a running joke in the Legostar wars fan community, and I amnot going to miss my opportunity to strike that iron throughout today'sepisode. Now the one other set from two thousand and ten is the Midie scaleImperial Star destroyer on last wks episode. I talked about the Middiescale when thenfalcon that came up the year prior in two thousand and nine nowMidni scale, I'm not going to completely repeat myself, but basicallyit's between miniature and normal minifik scale, so it's kind of got somepieces. This is a four hundred and twenty three piece sat that ratail forforty bucks, but it is not quite mini fig scale, which obviously means thissit did not include any Mani figures. It's the same. Mount of you know,detail kind of, as that Falcon from two thousand and nine the design looks okay,I think some of the angles, because it is so small, it didn't quite translateperfectly and there are some honestly fime being real, some pretty ugly gaps,but for the most part I think it looks okay. However, this was the last everMiddi scale set. Lego has ever made, not counting recent like promotionalstuff. This set was sold to the masses, and I don't know it just really didn'twork out. I don't think Leco had much success with this little subthing fromStar Wars and honestly I didn't get this set. I didn't get the Fuccon oneeither and I don't think a lot of you did as well, because clearly, thislittle line didn't last too long. So those are the two sets from episode forfrom two thousand and ten pretty easy. Surprisingly, there's actually only oneset from episode for in Two Thousand and eleven, and that is a pretty bigone. It's the Millennium Falcon. Now this is the first remake of the Falconbased off a new hope episode. Four, since the original version from twothousand, which I completely ranted about in the first part of this episodenow, this is a much much better falcon and if you're questioning me you'relike Lee, what about the two thousand and four Falcon the reason that onedoesn't count as obviously it's still the Mallenium Falcon, but that set istechnically based off the empire strikes back because it comes with hathversions of the figures and it comes with a snow trooper. This one comeswith figures based off a new hope, including Luke, skywalker Princess Lea,both of whom had brand new hairpieces at the time which was super exciting.However, Han Solo was still using the same boring gold hairpiece. Theyactually didn't make the new Hansila Har piece, I believe, until like thetwo thousand and sixteen death star set, which is kind of surprising. You alsogot Cubaka Obiwan, Kanobe and Darth vader. Now the say here, retail I forone hundred and forty dollars and it had twelve hundred and fifty fourpieces. It's a decade old now and I actually got this set a decade ago, andit was my first ever Lego Millennium...

Falcon. My brother had theafortmentioned two thousand and four version based off the empire strikesback, but this was my personal first Bollinium Falcon, which is kind offunny, because I have like five now I have so so many Moniam falcons in myever growing, like o starws collection, but this was the first one I got formyself. As for the design of this Falcon, it's honestly very similar tothat two thousand and four version and the versions based off the Secueltrilogy and Solo, a starbor story that came after this one are pretty similaras well. Lega really had a formula they love to stick with for these faccons.Basically, there's a bunch of like pizza, sliced looking shaped panels onthe top that Fald in to make a pretty decent representation of a circle, andyou can open all f those up to reveal the interior. It has the Ekind ofcockpit off to the side, lots of acurate details, tons of room to playinside it's honestly, a decent size and it obviously looks pretty good. Besides.There are some gaps between these panels, so for the most part, I thinkthis is a really good looking folt and I actually still have this set built inmy collection. It has kind of been sentenced underneath my table because Ihave more updated versions on display instead of it, but for the most part Ithink it's a very cool faccon and I'm very glad to have gotten this set tenyears ago and even reviewed it on my etube channel. So if you want to seereview of this, set just Gu check out that old, video speaking of my youtubechannel and speaking of reviews that transitions us in the talking about twothousand and twelve sets based ONF episode. Four now the winter waveactually featured a lot of content from the original star wars, film for setsand total- and I remember this is like at the height of my youtube channel, Iwas making some serious Cheddar off Youtube and I bought every single starwar set from the winter wave that year and one fell swoop in a big shop athome order. I believe they had a preorder for them and I jumped on itand ordered all of them at once. I felt like such a a player. I ordered anentire wave. It was super super cool and a great memory for me and honestly,there are some pretty great sets from this line based off a new hope, thefirst of those being a twenty ar one hundred and thirty seven piece remakeof the droid escape set now say the figures with me here, one two, three Cthreepo and Rtd: two. Of course those two droids were included with this set.However, you also got two sand troopers in this set which definitely helpedboost the value of this set. As for the build in the set. Yes, surprisingly,that drodescapes had actually had multiple builds. The sand troopers gottheir own little speeder bike, not really accurate to the film and Hoes Ias Speedr, by kind of looks like a Soof bike. It's very, very small, but youknow what I can't complain. It was a great little build and Nice to haveincluded with this set thes escape pod included. Whith. This set for thedroids is by far the most accurate version lego has ever made. It actuallyhas the accurate kind of angyler shape. They did a very good job, it's a littlebit too thin, but I think for the size. They really got the proportions of thisvehicle correct, which was really really great to see and its a lot a lotlot more accurate than the version we talked about in the last part of thisepisode from two thousand and one, and there is nice space on the inside tofit both of the droids ARD, not kind F, just like Jan gling around inside youcan't sit them down, which is great to see. So this, I think, was a reallysalad droid escape set getting much bigger for this way. For fifty fivedoars and four hundred thirteen pieces, we have a TI fighter, the first remakeof a normal tyefighter since that weird version with the lightup DART faterfigure from two thousand and five Aa the figures included with this set. Yougot a tiefighter pilot now this fivefighter pilot had the new tipepilot helmetpiece that actually wasn't introduced with the tie defender setfrom two thousand and ten. So it wasn't like a brand new piece, but it was bradnew piece for an episode for set. You also got an imperial astromadroid inRfivj to you got an imperial officer and you got a death star trooper whohad these shovel helmet piece. That is a fantastic mold and looked reallyreally good with this set. As for the build of the set, like, I said, thefirst regular tie fighter since two thousand and five and that two tozandand five tie fighter had blue acx and details, like all the old egotyfighters, but this one finally praise the Lord used gray pieces. Now I stillkind of wish they'd use Sam blue, but I will digress about that issue. It usedgreat pieces and it looked really good and honestly, this build is prettyfantastic. They really improve the wings. The wings have great detailswith some awesome. SNOT techniques used there and also the cockpit wasdifferent. They strayged away from that classic Lego, tyfighter, cockpit, pieceand Thi used a printed version of the already existing bubble, cockpit piece,which this is the only tiefighter ever...

...to use that particular one, because thenext time they made a TAI fighter in two thousand and fifteen, they actuallyintroduced a new copmit piece specifically for ty fighters, so kindof a interesting little tidbit with the cockpit of this vehicle. But I thinkthis was a very solid tie fighter at the time now Wen, comparing it to thetwothousand and eighteen version from Solo Star War story that one is weybetter than this version, but I think in two Thouzand d tol, especially whenI got this set, I was really satisfied with it now the next set is, you couldprobably guess it. We just talked about TI fighter. You also get an ex wingthis year. This exling was sixty bucks, t it had five hundred and sixty pieces,and the figures included with this actually were looke skywalker an artidto no shocker there. However, you got jack, Porkins red six himself, Jackfreaking porkins. I can hold it Jack Porkins. I Love Jack. Porkins he's agreat character. This is the only version of Jeck porkins ever in Legoforum he's never been remade and he had an absolutely brilliant. LookingFacebrent, I wish Lika wouldnt make more Jeck porkins figures. I love tosee an updated version of this character and he looked great in theset. You also got an astromadroid for Jeck porkins in RFIV D, four. As forthe build of this set, it's the first episode for exoing, since one thousandnine hundred and ninety nine, the versions that can not acter it wereactually faced off. The empire strikes back two different ones, I believe fromtwo thousand and four and two thousand and six. Those versions were based offESB, but this one is the first one based off the original film. Since onethousand nine hundred and ninety nine- and this one of course, is white- theinaccurate whet color, but you did have e option here to make it red five,which is luke ex wing. You Cul addit one more little red tile piece and itbecame red six which makes it Jack Porkins xwing. That was a really funlittle detail. As for the rest of this set fairly simple uses a sae, Xwin,cockpit piece they introduced from the beginning, there was a very smoothgeard mechanism to open up the wings that was really cool, nothing to writehom about, but like the moneand Falcon I already mentioned. This was my firstever Lego, xwing, which was really exciting for me at the time andobviously again ironic, because I have so so many exlings in my collection.The next set from this year was gold leaders why wing starfighters, so theyreally are just checking off the boxes of iconic vehicles from a new hope intwo thousand and twelve, this set was fiftyars t at had four hundred andfifty eight pieces. The figures included here were, of course, JohnBenger Aka gold leader. You got his ashmedroid RFIVEF seven and you got anexclusive variation of Princess Lea. This version of Lea has never come in aset since or before. This is the only time they've ever made. This particularOltbut ged a Cape in a different hairicece, with a high poitail, a very,very cool, looking LEA minifigure. Now, of course, the build of this set is aWy wink and it's very similar to other Wywings Lego has made. Ironically,there were no side built in this set. A lot of the other wy wings Lego has madethroughout the years have come with sidebuilt. With this one did not. Therewere some adi agreeable details using brown rods to give it kind of a rustedappearance that I really did like it had the preictable play features youcould open up the cockpit. There was moving turret and, of course, there's abomb dropping play feature at the back and storage for your astrometroid, andthere were some flickfire missiles as well, a very, very, very solid wilwingset for two thosand and twelve. So, like I said, this is going to be abackloaded decade for a new hopeset, but thousand and twelve is theexception with four really good sets from this film. However, thosnt athirteen is the complete opposite, not that there was any bad sets from newhope. There were literally just no a new hope set in two thousand andthirteen making ore of the only two years ever to not have any episodeforsets for the long run of like a star war. So now it can move on to, ofcourse, two thousand and fourteen and two thousand and fourteen we got adeath star, troopers battle pack set. This was a thirteen dolar set with onehundred and two pieces. The figures included here were two death startroopers, who had a brand new mode for their helmets. They looke really cool,and you also got two royal guards now. WOR guards are not really in a new hope,so kind of a confusing inclusion in this set making them not super accuratekind of similar to the two thousand and six impeial Starto store that we'retalked about in the first part of this episode. As for the build of thies set,it comes whath, they deskar cannon that has some flick fire missiles, it's avery simple build, but a shockingly accurate build a lot of times battlepacces come with vehicles. Lego completely makes up. That was not thecase here. This is actually something that appears in the film and they evenremade. This tes Dar Canon in a set in...

...two thousand and nineteen they'll talkabout later on. In today's episode. So a very nice surprise, you get achockingly accurate, build for a battle pack set. Now there are only two moresets from two thousand and fourteen based off episode, for but man they areduzis. These are really really good sets aning a lot to me. The first oneis the MOSS ICLY Cantina. This was a seventy dollar set with six hundred andfifteen pieces and came with these figures. This is a fantastic figureline up yo got loose, skywalker ob, one Kanobi Han Solo Grido. You got asandsooper writing on a DU back, and this was a brand new mode for theDUBACK, an uptate on the Vergon from ten years prior in two thousand andfour and was exclusive to this set for over six years until they released themaster builder series version of the Cantina just last year, a great lookingdoback piece, and you also got not one, not two but three bis musicians, theCantina band their first ever appearance in the Lego form, and theyalso were exclusive to this set until last year's Cantina as well great greatlineup of figures in this set, especially for only a seventy dollarset. As for the builds of this set, the first one is a land speeder, of course,a landspeater. This landspeeder is very similar to the design in shape andpieces from two thousand and ten. However, they updated the colors tomake it look a lot more accurate, which is great. It actually is a veryaccurate, looking landspeeder and definitely an improvement on the twentyten version. You also got a moisture evaporator. They love to include thesethings in Tataween set. So I understand completely why that was included here.As for the main build of this set, you get the Cantina, and this is a muchbigger version of the Cantina than the two thousand and four version. Thisfeatured the iconic booth, of course, for Han and Greda, which every versionill be like a CANTINA has included, but it also had a station where you couldpose your three bit musicians, which was great. You also, of course, had thebar section, which is iconic. No. There was no woo hear the bartender figureincluded with this set, but it had a nice chunk of details and looked reallygood. You had a dome off to the other side with an entrance and an openingdoor, which was a fun detail as well, and this entire build was on hinges andcould fold up and make kind of a compact, but honestly decent, lookingstructure for the Cantina, and there was a very interesting play featureit's a bit hard to describe, but essentially there was a trough behindthe Cantina for your Duw back to be able to drink some water, and you couldpush on Seid Trough. There's some technic rods. Thay would push out thepanels of the Cantina and open the whole thing up. It was a weird playfeature but honestly, a pretty great play feature and made this thing a moreinteresting set. This was truly one of the best sets from this decade. I lovethis set. I didn't think it could be beat Cantino wise until they made themaster Builder Series Cantina in tenty twenty now. Yes, that site is great,but maybe even better question mark is the one a hundred and thirty dollar setwith thirteen hundred and fifty nine pieces, the Imperial Star destroyer.Now the figures in this set are definitely not as good. At the Cantenan sat, you got. Dartafater Y, a an imperial officer, get an imperial crewmember. You got an mpl Navy trooper who had that same shovel, Hulet we'vealready mentioned, and you got start two storm troopers and you got a mousedroid which was brick built, and you did get a very cool new piece of thetime which was a Hologram micro figure of the emperor now kind of like thebattlepack we just talked about. The emperor is not in a new hope. So thisis not really an accurate detail. To said film, however, on bricksaid it'slisted as a set from a new hope and the rest of the details would lead you tobelieve it's based off a new hope. It's just the IMPEROR microfigure definitelydoes not make any sense and actually, in the movie, the emperor's Hologram isreally large. It's not small, so kind of od, but that I co figure can be usedto renact like order sixty six from episode. Three, if you so choose okay,that has nothing to do with this set. Let's talk about the build of this set,this is the first remake of the imperial Starto stor, not counting theMidi scale version since two thousand and six, and it is much better thanthat version. We're talked about in the first part of this episode that one hada weird issue with its bridge. If you want to learn more about it, listen tothe first part of this episode. That issue is completely fixed. Here thebridge looks fantastic and honestly, the exterior just has great shaping allaround the angles. All look good, there's very few gaps. I think it looksfantastic and the turrets all look really good kind of a cool littlemicroscestyle build and they could all move in unison with one another oneither side with a really cool...

...mechanism. I love that play featurewith this set, and this sat also featured spring loaded missiles, whichwas great to see those were actually introduced this year into this unandfourteen. This is the first new hope set to feature springloaded missiles.Thar were storages for more missiles at the back and thet panels could open upbe, could also move the entire bridge section to reveal the interior witchwhich which Kan of sect. Sadly, the insight is large. I mean this is a bigship, but the inside I details, definitely weren't great there's asmall kind of bridge representation towards the front that has some stickerpanels doesn't look all too great. There's a control room with a nicescreen. There's a place. You can put the hollogame o Palpa team, theirstorage for guns and there's lots of space for many figures, which is nice,but it's definitely a lacking interiors. So this thing looks great from theoutside of it: additinally even had a carrying handle, which makes it veryeasy to transport, and I still have this set premanently displayed in mycollection, and it was my first ever imperil star destroyer, but itdefinitely is missing something because the interior is just so underwhelmingwho we we are really in. The midst of this is going to be a long episode ofbrickology and I apologize it by sound. Like I'm out of breath. There's a lotto talk about now. Luckily, twound fifteen is going to be a pretty chilyear because there's only one set from two thousand and fifteen, and that isthe T. Sixteen Sky Hopper, the figures included with this set are thes sky,hop or pilot one. I'm not really sure why Luke has never been included with asky hopper set. It seems like that would make sense because he mentionshow he flies skyhoppers literally in the film, but they just kind of make upthis generic skyhubber character. Who does look very cool and I especiallylike his dark red jump suit in the printing on his helmet. You also gotadditional figure of a Tuscan Raider in this set which tescan raiters beforethis set were criminally underrepresented in Lego, thet comeing,a lot of sets here in the past half decade or so, but before this they onlycame in one set from episode to all the way back in two thousand and two. Sothis is the first version of a Tuscan Raider in thirteen years and, unlikethat, Virgin Winh had a printed head that sone actually had a brand new head.Mold that looks very cool. You also got a rat piece with this, which alludes toLus toacker, how yeu reference, how he shoots, Wong preats with his skyhopperin the film it's a generic rat piece, nothing to write hum about there. Asfor the build of the set, it's the first and only remake of the skyhopperlike it has ever done in minifix scale, and unlike the one from two thousandand three, this one has cockpit windshield pieces. They use thatpenelpiece commonly seen on the Jidi intercepters, but in transparent blackas the cockpit was stickers on them very, very smooth and good use of parts.It looks really good and works out very well for this set. I definitely thinklike I did a good job there. Now it's not perfect in transitions, but for atwenty fivedollar set. I don't think you could ask for much more. As for therest of this set, there was some missiles there's some storage for extrashots, tough missiles towards the back and some panels in the SICAN open ups.You can fit your figure inside nothing crazy, but it worked out pretty well,and this was a really good deal at the time. I think they don't make coolvehicles like this, for only twenty five bucks often so this was a reallygood set nd. I definitely liked it when it was originally released. That is itfor two thousand and fifteen. Let's not move on to two thousand and sixteenwhich is going to be yet again a very easy year to talk about, because onlyone set from new hope was released this entire year, and that set is anotherremake of the droidescape. I find it kind of Oddi took then like over tenyears to remake that sait initiallyand. Then they just reag me it four yearslater from the really good version that came out in two thousand and twelve andhonestly I'll talk about just a second, this Mersion is definitely not as goodas that particular eversion. Now the figures are SA with me: Three two one Cthree Po and R to d to these guys comin. So many sets, if you're a big LECO starwars collector, you probably have dozens and dozens of these, I literallyprobably have an army of three pos and or two figures. However, this oneI'mloke, the other one which came with San Troopers, this one came with twoJala figures, which it was nice to get the Jilo figures and a cheaps set atthe time. They have since been included. Some other cheaper sets, but they werecool here now. Twenty fivers is definitely a stretch and price for thisdruid escape and honestly, this build isn't very good. This JOGA Skate podgoes back to the inaccurate shape of the two thousand and one version wemade a more accurate, looking one in two thousand and twelve and then Legojust like screw that let's make what that doesn't. realreally look like thecorrect shape. I don't know what...

...happened there. It's so bizarre to me.Now I will say every other detail of the set is really good and if I were akid, I'd actually love. This said because the play O building in this setis much better than the previous two versions, but I just can't get over thefact that they fix the problem of making the shape andaccurate from theoriginal version to the Remik, and then the second remake went back to theoriginal inaccuracy. That is just so confusing to me. Now this one had, likeI said great play. buildy you could open up panels on the top. The insidehad ample amount of room and there's even storage space for the death startplans which was great to see, had a really cool printed tile and there weresome stickers on the panels that could open up that represented what theinterior of this vehicle looked like, including the iconic view you see fromthe movie from the windshield inside the Eskate Pod, looking back at theship and flying towards tatteween grey, great sticker. So there's some cooldetails here. The functionality was very, very good, but I just can't getover the inaccuracy in shape of this escape pod. Okay, now it can move on tothe year two thousand and seveniteen nothing crazy. Here again, just one setfour two thosand and seventeen that set is Luke's land speeter. Yes, we got alandspeeder just three years prior in the MOSS ISI Cantina set in three yearsas something you hear again. When I talk about another landspeeder in justa few minutes down this one was twenty bucks with one hundred and forty ninepieces. I do have to give like a credit, twenty bucks as great for a landspadertwenty five was way too much and thirty is way too much again and I'll talkabout that. Like I said in a few minutes on this episode. As for thefigures included with this ad in particular, you got a loose skywacker.You Got Ob one Kanobi, you got s three P and you got a Tuscan Raider, not surewhy you Ar Todtu was not included, but the testcan raider is a sebly, moreinteresting figure. So I'm, okay with that now I actually didn't even getthis set. I completely skipped on this set because the design is so earlysimilar to the version that we already talked about from the Cantina, whichwas already earerly similar. Besides the color to the version from twothousand and ten, I had both those prior versins, so I actually skipped onthis set and there are no exclusive characters in this set. So there wasliterally no reason for me to buy this set. The only major difference is thefront little details use some curved tile pieces that didn't exist back intwo thousand and fourteen which meade to looke a little bit more accurate andthat's it besides that very, very similar and kind of a pointless set andpretty much a waste of a year for new hope in two thousand and seventeen okay.We just blew through three years of Lego, Star War sets based off a newhope and now we're to two theantyd eighteen, which this is after the lastJede, and I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. But my theoryis the last shotey was so bad and I'm guessing the sets didn't sell superwell Legos, like you know what we need to focus more on stuff based off thestar wars, movies that are actually good and popular and we know, will sellwell because there are five sets based off a new hope in two thousand andeighteen alone, which is more than the previous three years combined. That isa funny detail to me. The first of those set is the Tatawen battle pack.At this point in time, battlepack had officially moved it retailing forfifteen doars. This one only had ninety seven pieces. The figures in Couldohere work. Two Ja was so the factor having Jewas in a Chiep set with thetwenty five dollar Jordis Skate pod a couple years prior is now gone there ina tendollar, cheaper set. You also got a Tuscan raiter, which, ironically,Tuscan raiders, are appearing AAINST, so many sets now, after being soelusive for almost two decades are all over the place. Now wer Lego Star Wars,which is an interesting detail, and you also got our threet two. Who is anASTROMAC droid? Now the build of this set is a small little vehicle for thejaw was thet had stud shooters at the front, which I guess would representlike studying the drugs that they do in the movie there's space for a figure tocontrol it and there's a crane in the middle that can turn three hundredsixty degrees and pick up the astromadroid and take them supposedlyback to a sand callar, which was released later in this year, prettydecent little BATTLEPAC axtually, some very good playability for abattlepacking made for a good set. It wasn't a good battle pack, because Idon't think anybody wants to army build these particular characters, but itactually had good playability, so it was kind of a good set on its own, butnot a good, battlepack, very interesting little detail. The next setwas a forty dollar set, what three hundred and seventy six pieces- andthat is the MOSS ICLY Cantina? Yes, another remakof, the Cantina just fouryears later, but almost half the price. This one include the figures of HanSoloangrido. Again, of course, you also...

...got a sand trooper and ALU her. Finally,the Bar Tener of the Cantina himself Wu, her was finally made into Alat, go starwars, butnin figure that was super exciting. What was not exciting is therest of this rather crappy set. This was a smaller virgin, a much smallerversion about half the size version of the Cantina from two thousand andfourteen, a very tiny chunk of the barbeing half the size of an ardy smallchunk of the bar from that previous set. It does, of course, have the booth, butno more place to put bth musicians or anything it had an entrance which was apretty blame, build and honestly, I skipped this set. I didn't see anyreason to. I wanted the woo her figure, but I skipped it and then they madeanother version two years later, which came with an even better version ofwoher himself and I'm honestly so so glad I skipped this set now. The onlyinteresting part of this set buildwise was actually the inclusion of theUBRICAN nine thousand pod. If you don't get the reference in the name: Stanley,Kubrick dructed, the movie two thousand and one a space odyssey which had arobot named how nine housand so ubrician is like Kubrick and thenninezand from how ninehsand Mike this Pod, which is seen in the originalstarof movie for like half a second. If you blink, you'll completely miss it,but it was a cool building, the first ever appearance of this and like o form,and that also was included in the recent Cantina set. So I'm very, veryhappy. I saved forty dollars and did not purchase this reather terribleCantina set in two thousand and eighteen. What I did purchase, though,is the eighty dollar set from this hear was seven hundred thirty one piecesthat is the exing star fighter. The first ree make sens the one where etalked about today from two thousand and twelve. This had included Luke,skywalker and artid to no shoker there, but luke had a new helmet piece. So formany years loose careger is helwet. Peace has been the same ever since onethand, nine Tunden and ninety nine. However, this year they changed it.They made a duel mool at helmet, piece where his visor is molted in and nowthe mode advisor piece worked really well for Po Damren from the ForceAwakens Line that helmet looked great, so they tried to recreate kind of thatwith this loose skylocker classic helmet piece and for some reason Idon't know what happened, but they did an absolutely atrocious job. The hulmetis comically huge. It looks ridiculous on the figures and Lego just coplydropp the ball there. It doesn't look good at all, and ironically, theyactually switched back to the OG helmet pieace the next year. I guess theyactually listend to their fans and enough people complained about howterrible this, how et pieace is that Lego was like. Oh, okay, well, actuallyjust go ahead and reintroduce the old one. This is such a bad helmet pieceand honestly, thank God that got rid of it. Now they also included a big dark.Lighter figure in this set with his droid are to Q. to I kind of wish, thisbig dark lighter had a version with the coolor helmetpiece, but I do love hismoustache printed on his face, and that is an exclusive character to this setin a more modern lego figure form. As for the build of this set, it's a new xwing, again, it's white. It's the first version of the OT original trillgx wingthat use the cockpit piece, the new exlent copit piece that was introducedin two thousand and fifteen, with the force awakend set a d, much bettercockit piece of more accurate shape and easier to add into build, and it lookedvery, very good here- and this design is honestly good, all around greatdesign, tons and tons of detail. It looked really good and similar to thetosand twelve version. You could switch the call sins between red three and redfive. This was a homerun of a design super smooth wing feature as well. Theydid a great job with the WI feature very, very smooth and, of course,there's some studshooters and Springlod and missiles on this as well, so good areally good set. However, this set was actually voted. The best set from thisentire thing, like I asked my fans of Instagram, what the Best Lego Star Warsset from episode for New Hope is, and this set one honestly I was kind ofshocked. This is a really good set. I really like this set. I was notexpecting this tet to get that high. I was very, very taken off guard by that,it's a great set. Is it that good, I'm not sure, but it will be in thethumbnail because of that honor that it received from my fans. The next setfrom this line is a one hundred and forty dollar set that had twelvehundred and thirty nine pieces, and that set is the sand crawler on theydid make a usedsn caller in two thousand and fourteen. If Yo didn'talready know, I am planning on doing a Legostar wars, ultimate clacter seriesepisode by itself at some point in the...

...future, brick ology once I'm donetalking about all of the Star Wars, films. So that is the reason none ofthe UCSSETS are being mentioned in this episode or any other star wards episode.Now this sad included figures of two job ones. You got loose, Kywacker O gotr five agt two, you got an r a seven potocol Droidin got two UN d, Not vermany many figures for aone hundred and forty dollar set, but you do get thebuild of the sand crawler itself, which is a decent size but much much smallerversion of the sine crawler in the smallest version they have ever madeand honestly this lackedlot of detail, it looked very plain to look verymundane from the outside the proportions. Also, it was kind of wack.It kind of reminds me of like a microfighter. Just the proportions,don't look right. It did have good play value. Thate ere was a decent amount ofinterior space. There was a ram that could fell down from the front. It'sone little vehicle could wheel out similar to the vehiple that actuallycame the battlepack earlier in two thousand and eighteen there's a cockpitI mean it has good. playability does, of course, have the treads which couldmove around, so it was a good set for play, but it was not a good set fordisplay, and I saved my one hundred and forty bucks and completely skipped onthis set. I had no desire in purchasing this set when it was released. Okay,the nect set the final set from this loaded year for new hope in twothousand, and eighteen is the ninetydlar target exclusive imperiallanding craft that only had six hundred and thirty six pieces. The figuresincluded with this set were ob on Kanobe. You also got rtd to an imperialofficer who was piloting and two sand troopers no exclusive figures in thisset, which was definitely a big big letdown. Now the build of this set doesnot make up for that fact, because this buill is also a big big lik down. Youget the Landin craft, the only remake of this vehicle since the twothousandand seven version. I honestly raved about the t dozen seven version in thefirst part of this episode. This one is just weird: it's a strange design. Thecockpit looks pretty good and is very functionalll, give it that, but themiddle section has solad shapes on the outside. It's very smooth looking, butthen you open it up and the Interior is wack. It's really weird. I don't evenknow how to describe, but I woul suggest like watching a review of thissomemore youtube, because the interior just didn't make much sense to Wayasdesignd there's like no detail. They use SNOT techniques with like doorframe pieces. It's so weird. It just doesn't make any sense. Now there is acool play feature with this ramp, where the rank could like slide between sides.Haever side you opened up, the ramp could go out. I like that play featurewith the rap. That was a very very neat play feature, but the rest of theinterior was not very good and speaking of play, features there's a completelack of a play feature for the wings at the back. The version that came outover DECA PRIOR INTWO Thosan ad seven had a very cool gear mechanism for itswings. This one whas has the same kind of playfirture that, like the originalxwing head, where you had to manually fold, the wings yourself and the desinefor the wings is really Baren and honestly looks kind of unfinished. Thatwas a huge miss. The engines look good at the back I'll give it that creditthere. But overall this was a let downset. I had really high hopes forthis set. I was really excited to know that leg. It was remaking this vehicleand they dropped the ball man. This was not a very good set and the price wasawful, just a disappointing set all around and definitely a sour note andan otherwise tublid year for Lego, Star Wars in two thousand and eighteen now,let's move onto two thousand and nineteen honestly we're a bit pressedfor time. So I'm not going to focus too heavily on the two four plus sets thatcame out. That year you got a twenty dlar tie fighter and a thirty dollar xwing with a piece of the desk dark trench. Whatever sets nothing to writehome about, I'm not going to focus on them any longer. I don't really thinkyou guys care about the stuff made for four year old kids. So now we can moveon to the actual reel like a star war sets from that year, the first onebeing the thirty dolar set with three hundred and twenty nine pieces. That iscorrect. Three two nine I hous get exciteit when I see that pieace countfor Liko said, is the death star escape? Sadly, my peace count got ruined by atrash set that I'll talk about here. Just a second- and this set hereinclude the figures, a loose skywarker princess, lea great figures, and theydid have a nice little feature where you could have lea on Luke's back likein the film, but it looks kind of awkward because Ligo figures justaren't really meant to do that sort of thing. It looks very out of place. Ifyou ask me, you also got a storm trooper now, after seventeen years ofthe same storm, troper Hel at piece- I I don't think anyone had issues withLego, for some reason was like hey: Let's change is don't chip, it Hemmet,they mad a new helmet. It's a very good mold, it's den Molded Hal a good detail,but it just doesn't look quite right. I got so used t that hommet that I don'treally know why Lego felt the need to...

...change it intwo thousand in nineteen,so I'm not really sure why they did that. But we can forgive this setbecause the rest of this set here sucks be can't csure get the set this tatkind of sucks. This is thepposed to represent the iconic scene in theoriginal star wars, film were loose guywocker and princess, lay at one thatkiss were just kind of weird, because theyr brother and sister, but whatever,let's not talk about that too much. This scene basically is when Lucan layUS swing across the chasm in the death star great scene. Great scene couldmake for a cool set. For some reason. This design just makes no sense it'shard for you t describe because it makes no sense. I would pleaserecommend googling this set. If you don't know what it looks like, becausethe bill just doesn't look like the scene, Ligadas didn't do a good jobrepresenting the scene. There's like a station for mausdroids and the sectiondoes have an opening door, which is cool and you can have the the stormtrooper on a platform, but it doesn't doesn't look right. It doesn't lookright in display the play. A billy doesn't work super well either. Nothingabout this set is very good. Definitely a letdown set and I'm disappointed thata set with three hundred twenty nine pieces ended up being so so bad now,slightly better, also based off the death star released later that year. AsI said, I already kind of alluded to earlier in today's episode is TeTwentydar one hundred fifty nine piece set the death star Canon that aiinclude the figures of Obon Kanoubi, who included a brand new hood piecewhich was great to get, and you also got a death star gunner. So much of theversion we saw in the battle Peck just a few years prior. As for the build ofthis set, you get the desk dark canon very similar to the battle panckversion slightly bigger and bulkier. It also included kind of an exteer pieceof the desk star where it could, you know, allude to shooting out into space,which is cool, but you also got the little station where ob one CANOBIiconically turns off the tracter beam of the deak star, and there was a collittle play feature here where you could pull out a piece and thensomething would fall down to e goid look like he is turning off the trector,beamg, very cool play, feature and honestly acute and very solid. Twentydollar set much better than the one we just mentioned now. The final set fromthat year is a pretty epic set. I said that actually means a lot to me as well,even though it's only a couple years old, and that is the twentiethanniversary edition of the Tantof for not Tantiv Eve. If you say that I justdon't ever want to hear you speak about star wars again the tanted four. Nowthis shat include the figures of Princess Lea with a new dress piece rtd:Toc thrpo bail, Orgona, the only ever appearance of Jimmy Smith's characterin Lega Star wares great to get him here, guys wo got captain andtilliesand a rebel trooper, an updated version. This was a two hundred dollar set withover seventeen hundred pieces and it was a good remake of the version thatcame out in two thousand and nine, which was worthy tent anniversary, soit's kind of poetic that they seem to make a Tentif for every ten years fortheir Legostar Wars Anniversari. So two thousand and twenty nine you guys arexcited for a great version of this ship for the thirty year anniversarythat year, that's going to be crazy if we get that far now. The build thissaid, of course, is the Tentiv for a USIC, cockpit piece that was introducedwith the ultimate clecter series mone on Falcon in two thousand and seventeenfor the front used four of them in White, and it looks brilliant. It looksso good. I love the use of that. The great section in the Middle Has GreatInterior F Little Board Room details, there's guns all around that can movearound with great play features: There's springleter launchers, there'sstud shooters, an theier storage for both of those different variousprojectiles. The back section has fins that did use an airplane fin piece Ididn't love, but for the most part, the details, I think, looked very good andthere's a course. EF skatepods for rgd to NC three Po and the back has a greatlooking section with the engines, and this entire vehicle could be picked upby its carrying handle, which was also the radar dish, pees and probably thebest carrying handle Legos ever done, because it is integrated seamlessly.It's honestly hard to tell it's even there and the reason this Sai I specialto me, is a couple years ago on my personal tent anniversary for myYoutube Channel. This was the set I reviewed for ten years of Lego Lee. Sothis set is a important set for like o Star Wars and it's an important set formyself included. I think this is a great set all around man. No Man I'vebeen recording for like an hour now and we're almost done we're at the finalstretch. We actually just concluded an entire decade that was the two thousandand tens for Leco Star War sets based off a new hope, and now we have to talkabout the sets from the current decade, the W thusandas. Now Two thousand andtwenty obviously was an awful year, but...

...it did give us two halfway. Decent setsbased off on new hope, the first of those being loose skywalkers land,speeder Yep. We got a version three years before this antisan seventeen andthen one three years before that and two thousand an fourteen. So twothousand and twenty three is, I guess, going to have the next version of logeplan speeder like just freaking Lobes, making this vehicle for some reason,and this version costs thirty bucks. A ten dollar increase from a set that wastwenty ars a couple years before and I didn't have an increase in pieces hathad two hundred and thirty six pieces and there is a a side built here. So Iget why this might have been twenty five, but thirty is awful for thisparticular vehicle. As for the figures in this set get loo skywocker, whichwould be boring, but he has an exclusive panchot piece in the set, soit was great to finally get that pomshow in Lego form. You also got CTrepo and a JAA who have come in a lot ofset, so nothing crazy with thosefigures. As for the build of this set, another version of Luke landsweetershocker, however leodid mix it up then use some difference, not techniques andsome different stickers and even had more detail to the chairs and some playfeatures at the back and the engines had better designs. This is a very gooddesign. It's by far the best version of this vehicle lego improved on flaws ofother versions of the design. They did a great job. Here I had to get preditwee. Cudi is do this is a really really good looking land spader it just kindof annoying to get this vehicle. Yet again, you also got to sidebuild a verysmall piece of thecanyon from tattaween little desert. sidebuild really small,you can fit the JAA figure in it. It helps add to a bigger tetaing displaywhich I like, but I feel like they're like okay, we kind of this AI, the bethirty dollar. So, let's throw in like seventeen pieces with this sidebuildand that make it feel like it's wot worth it like that's kind of the vibe.I got from this side built so yeah, it's a good set, but it's a terribleprice and it was completely a pointless to get this set literally just threeyears after the last version. Okay, little rant about the land speeder overironically, the other set we got from this wave was something from a verysimilar scene on tatonly, the beginning of a new hope that we had never gottenin Lega before and that is OBE Jan's hut. This was also a thirty dollar set,also a bad price because it only had two hundred pieces, and this ud includethe figures of Luse cacreat. Again note Poncho. You also got obone kanobe RTDto a Tuscan Raider, but, most importantly ar to deto here had ahologram piece of Lea to help recreate the iconic help me Obou on Kanobeyou're, my only hope seen from the movie. That's really the only reason toget this set and it delivers on that fact. It's a great looking piece- and Ilove that I love that abut this set. Everything else in this site is prettymediocre. The build very average. It's the first ever appearance of this housein Lio form, which is cool, and it has that Nice Dome piece on top that Weveseen with the CANTINA before, but the inside details are pretty lacking,there's not much going on there's like a crate for some storage and somechairs in a table, and that's about it. Nothing really else here it could openup, which is nice, but it's pretty underwhelming so far as builds going.It definitely was not a good value at thirty bucks, but it was worth itliterally just for that. One piece which remains exclusive to this set tothis day. So that's it for thegited year, O two thousand and twenty therewere no other sets based off a new hope from that year. However, two thousandand twenty one so far has actually given us a couple of sets based off theoriginal Star Wars. Film and these sets are, I think, a lot of you probablyalready know, because they're very recent, the brain new version of theimperial tye fighter in the brannew version of loose kywackers exsing starfighter now thats, most racent version of the tyefighter- is forty bucks,which the one that came out for so low, which I talked about. My episode aboutSolo just a couple years prior was seventy dollars. So much much cheaperon the peace count was less that four hundred and thirty two and I'll talkabout the size and just as second, the figures included here course. Atifighter pilot Y ASO got a storm trooper and you got in Il Eight. Theprotocol droid the Imperial Protocol Droid, if you read it out, is nihilatein iolate an I late. I love that it'. It's a stupid, stupid detail, but Ilove just puns like that: That's very, very fun and a very cool many figure.Definitely the best figure in this set tha's for the build of this set. It's adownsized version of the tyfighter, and when I said downsize, I mean it. It'sreally small, it honestly kind of looks like Chebe like micru fighter SK indesign and the proportions definitely look off. It has good at buildingtechniques and it has good details, but it's just so small. It's just reallyreally really small and it's hard for...

...me to recommend it, because it justlooks super wack to me with its size. Now I do love making a TI fighter.Forty Bucks and not seventy dars, it's more accessible, but it definitely wasat the cost of a lot of detail, which is unfortunate. As for the x wing, itdoesn't really get much better this. Lo, as for the x wing, things don't get awhole lot better. However, the price I mean the Po Dammeran exwing, based offthe rise of Skywolker that came out just a year prior, was a ninety dollarset and the Xant we talked about earlier in today's episode that wasBote of the best set from Lego star was a new hope. Wasn't eighty dollar setthis wan only fifty bucks and it had much less pieces of four hundred andseventy four. However, the size was pretty good. It's actually a decentlysized vehicle, not really that much smaller than the other ones, but thedetail is quite lacking. As for the figures, we have loose skywalker andhis jumpsuit with the old helmet. Of course, you also get Ar Todto yePrincess Leowhch is the same version of princes laye with the dress piece thatwe talked about in the teintive forset, and you got General Dodonna, the firstever appearance of this character, great figure. I was so happy to getthat figure in this, sat that I'll help definitely help sell this set. For me,as for the build of this set e, the smaller x wink with a wayless detailfrom the toz and eighteen version, honestly there's very little detailhere- looks pretty mediocre and just it's T it's not very good. Looking,it's definitely not visually appealing. They did not do a great job with thisdesign. The cockpit is good and is a very smooth mechanism for the sfoilthere's, actually a fairly complicated technic build for the wings which couldmake the SFOILS open that play feature very good. I was definitely impressedwith that, but that was really the main redeemaable feature of this set,otherwise, definitely not as good. So these two sets a just talked about. Ilike that, they're cheaper and that's about it. There's some okay mechanismsof the most part, theyre, definitely worse, versions of the more expensivesets that came out a few years prior and two thousand and eighteen, and thatis it. That is all the Lego Star. War Sets based ONF episode for a new hope O. That was a lot. That was a lot a lotof talkink. I'm out of breath already recorded a bunch of videos for myyoutube channel today, so I don't a lot of recording and that was a lot, but itwas so worth it. Thank you so much for listening to today's episode, and Ireally hope you listen to last tics as well, because those to to episodes aregoing a hand in hand together, which is Super Fun and super cool, to make a bigepisode and the crazy thing is, I didn't even talk about. UC Yes set. Ididn't talk about like bildable figures, miscellaneous sets or you microfighters, there's a lot more stuff from this movie that I'll talk Aoun. Thefuture brick Aldo ikind of some specific themed episode to look forwardto that, and thank you so much for listening anybody who's on spidify andapple podcast. I on got o off Apple podcast if you're listening on applepodcast. Thank you so much. Please follow me on either site, whichever oneyou are lusing or, if you're, watching the youtube described to my youtubechannel as well. Thank you so much for joining me today. Its been legalethrough to nine leap, arm, Sina piece out by.

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