It’s barely the start of 2016 and LEGO has announced their latest LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series (UCS) – 75098 Assault on Hoth.
It’s been a while since the last release of a playset-esque UCS. While some might consider 2014’s 75059 Sandcrawler more of a playset, this Hoth set draws closer comparisons to 2013’s 10236 Ewok Village.
There are a few elements that we can look forward to and my favourite has to be Luke within the Wampa Cave.
Taking a closer look, you see that Luke is bleeding, similar to his predicament in Empire.
Another highlight would be the first time inclusion of the Toryn Farr minifig and a re-release of K-3PO.
While the Assault of Hoth set might look impressive, it certainly has drawn some criticisms.
LEGO fans have made many comparisons to existing sets with regards to being able to secure similar elements with more minfigs at a lower price. But that’s if you’re able to score a brand new set after all these years. Not an easy feat considering the above image has four sets spanning across 4 generations of releases.
Nonetheless, the 75098 Assault on Hoth looks to be a good addition for anyone who is just starting out their LEGO Star Wars collection.
Here are more images from the set –
Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!
This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.
Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!
This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.
There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
- Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
- Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
- Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
- Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
- Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
- Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
- Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
- Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
- Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
- Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
- Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
- Tend to the Tauntaun.
- Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
- Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
- Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
- Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
- Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
- Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
- Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
- Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.
Available May 1 for USD$249.99
Gerald currently straddles between his love of video games and board gaming. There’s nothing that interests him more than trying out the newest and fanciest gadget in town as well. He dreams of publishing a board game sometime in the future!