Alright maggots, prepare yourselves for a review of the Hailfire Droid and Spider Droid!
-Hailfire Droid and Spider Droid-
Hailfire Droid: <3" long 'body'
8 Missiles and questionable laser cannon on front 'chin.'
Spider Droid: I debate the idea that something that looks like that could have a cranium, even if it was getting orders from some kind of droid control ship, and therefore deem measuring its spine impossible.
1 large laser cannon, endless supply of male enhancement jokes
3 Blaster Pistols
Hailfire Droid: Well built, compact, and possibly the sturdiest model of the year, the only gripe I have with this is the 'flick-fire' missiles. No way to justify how much they suck. At least they don't fall out like the lasers from past years. Wheels work surprisingly well.
Spider droid: I'm not going to blame Lego for this thing being terribly unsturdy and possibly the ugliest Star Wars model I own (Original Slave 1 and the Droid Battle Pack transport fight for that honor nightly.) I'm going to blame George Lucas and the B'Omarr monks for fathering this sad pile of limbs. At the same time, the legs give a constant impression that they could collapse at any time under the severe weight of the antenna alone.
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for the Spider Droid, I feel the entire set would make excellent fodder for a clone vs droid vs viking vs zombie face off.
2 Battle Droids, 1 Battle Droid Commander, and 1 Super Battle Droid
You've seen 'em before folks, nothing new to see here. Move along, move along.
To my knowlege the missile body is new (like the 3 stud wide technic pin, but with a rotating pin on the head-end and a scrawny beam past that) along with the transparent wheel guides. Possibly a few new dark tan colored parts on the Hailfire Droid.
249, 33 of which I found useless.
Perhaps a few of you simply feel you don't have enough Battle Droids in your army to justify attacking your opponent's Clone Trooper AT-AP. This is solely your fault as Lego has been bleeding Battle Droids from all kinds of sets, the MTT especially. While I enjoy the Hailfire Droid, I can't suggest purchasing multiple copies of this set for $20. Go pick up some Droid Battle Packs from last year.
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This set contains absolutely no stickers.