LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder Review (LEGO)

LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder
What It Is

For years, LEGO has been making Star Wars sets for both kids and collectors, designing classic Star Wars vehicles at a scale that lets you recreate high detail.

The snowspeder is an excellent addition to that line. LEGO set 75144 features 1703 mostly-white pieces that lets you build a giant T-47 airspeeder, just like the ones the Rebel Alliance converted to fly over the ice planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back. It also comes with two buildable minifigures - a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner. 

Once completed the snowspeeder has an opening cockpit that can fit both minifigures, opening airbrakes in the back and a rotating gun. To offer ultimate displayability, the model also comes with a stand and a plaque that provides information about the vehicle.

On a final note, this is a great set. Our master builder put it together in about five and 1/2 hours, which is a quick build considering the number of bricks in the set. That said, this is a set for advanced builders, and LEGO recommends it for 14 years old and up. While older kids and adults will have a lot of fun constructing the snowspeeder, less advanced builders will likely become frustrated easily.
Is It Fun?
Anyone who loves challenging LEGO sets will have fun building this set due to the number of pieces included and the attention to detail in the final model. This is among the most highly detailed versions of the snowspeeder ever created, and thanks to an approximate five and a half hour build time, there's a lot of play value in the box.
Who It’s For
This set is geared toward LEGO and Star Wars collectors over 14. With more than 1,700 pieces, the construction is challenging and the finished snowspeeder is too heavy for general play. This has been designed to sit on a shelf or take part in a diorama.
What To Be Aware Of

There are two possible issues with this design and build. First, the model wobbles a lot on its stand when moved. But, since it's is a display piece, it's unlikely you'll ever have to worry about that. The second is that the minifigures are too small for the snowspeeder's seats. But, since the figures are integrated into the stand, this is also a non-issue.

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  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy