LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Vehicles Review (LEGO)

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Vehicles
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What It Is

Speed off into new Star Wars adventures with LEGO's lineup of new Star Wars vehicle construction sets. We expect to see the real versions of these ships in the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker movie. But until then, now you can build a Resistance A-Wing Starfighter, a Pasaana Speeder Chase, and a Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter. 

The Resistance A-Wing Starfighter, model number 75248, comes with 269 pieces for building a ship with retractable landing gear, which can also come in handy for display purposes. Open up the cockpit and place the Snap Wexley minifigure inside. Snap wears a Resistance helmet and carries a blaster. He only has one facial expression. As Snap flies around, launch the two projectiles from the ship by pressing down on the two black buttons just in front of the cockpit. The construction set also comes with a Lieutenant Connix minifigure with braided hair, blaster accessory, and two facial expressions. 

Use the 373 pieces in the Pasaana Speeder Chase set, model number 75250, to build a vehicle on which Rey and BB-8 can escape the Storm Troopers. The red skiff-like vehicle for Rey and BB-8 has space for both minifigures to stand, along with a rotating piece that might be steering for the ship or some type of weapon. There is a stud shooter on the side. Along with its red, tan, and gray color scheme, the vehicle features some bricks with a distressed look and flexible tubing on either side. The Rey minifigure has two facial expressions and carries a blue lightsaber. You also get to build a Treadspeeder for the bad guys with a blue and gray color scheme. This rolls along on a working tread wheel, and it has space for the First Order Treadspeeder Driver to ride. This is the minifigure carrying the small blaster with the more traditional look to his Storm Trooper helmet. The First Order Jet Trooper minifigure carries a larger blaster with a jetpack on his back. If you remove the helmets of both Troopers, you'll find a face underneath. There's also a buildable hut with storage for different accessories, such as binoculars and weapons.

And the Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter, model number 75249, includes 578 pieces for building a vehicle piloted by Zorii Bliss. The white-and-red vehicle has space in the cockpit for the minifigure to ride, as well as space in the back for a droid to ride. An Astromech Droid figure is included. Launch the flick missile projectiles from underneath the ship and turn the knob in the back to drop three buildable missiles on the enemy. This ship also has retractable landing gear. Additional minifigures include Poe Dameron, a First Order Snowtrooper, and D-O. 


Is It Fun?

LEGO Star Wars fans will like collecting the new character minifigures and building ships and scenes from the new movie. Without having seen the movie, we can only speculate as to what's happening in each build/scene, but their release before the movie definitely raises the excitement factor for fans who want to know what's going to happen. These will be great sets for LEGO and Star Wars fans who want to recreate scenes from the movie and make up their own adventures in a galaxy far, far away.

Who It’s For

The Resistance Y-Wing Stafighter and the Pasaana Speeder Chase are for ages 7 and up. The Resistance A-Wing Starfighter is for ages 8 and up. All three sets will be fun for Star Wars fans.

What To Be Aware Of

It took 30 to 45 minutes to assemble each set. The instructions were easy to follow.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy