Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lego Star Wars Microfighters 2017

1st pick ups for the new year! 2017 lego sets are out (the Lego Batman stuff looks GREAT) and i only recently caught Rogue One (i've a review up at my Deviantart/Tumblr account) so here's a look at the new Star Wars Lego Microfighters:

REBEL ALLIANCE'S U-WING STARFIGHTER



With Rogue One being set immediately before A New Hope, the moviemakers had a task in making the movie look 'period accurate' so to speak, but at the same time add in new stuff that would keep things fresh. And i think they did a commendable job with these new design.

The U-Wing as depicted in Rogue One is Cassian and K2S0's ship, who's missions are more clandestine in nature - although in the final battle the U-Wing was also part of the attack fleet.

KRENNIC'S IMPERIAL SHUTTLE



Krennic's shuttle is the 1st spaceship we get to see up close in Rogue One, as Krennic and his death troopers arrive at Galen's doorstep. I suppose the original imperial shuttles like the Tydirium is meant for higher ranking Imperial Officers (or it could be because Krennix's project is highly classified and his shuttle is for stealth purposes). The all black design and lack of nosecone also recall's Kylo Ren's shuttle from The Force Awakens - although both movies are on separate ends of the Original Trilogy.

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