Ski Speeder measures over 4 (12cm) high, 8 (22cm) long and 14 (38cm) wide. Command tower including trench section measures over 4 (12cm) high, 8 (21cm) wide and 3 (9cm) deep. Review: 75202 Defence of Crait. Crait is the site of a climactic battle between the Resistance and the First Order in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and has already formed the basis for a couple of LEGO sets released last year, both of which were primarily focused upon the First Order's intimidating ground forces. 75202 Defence of Crait redresses that balance to some extent, including a large model of a V-4X-D ski speeder as well as some of the fortifications seen in the movie.
These fulfil an important role for play but the ski speeder is definitely the highlight of the set from my perspective. I love this craft within the Star Wars universe and have been looking forward to building LEGO's rendition, particularly as the model looks very impressive in official images! Captain Poe Dameron leads a squadron of just thirteen V-4X-D ski speeders against the First Order on Crait and this minifigure looks brilliant.
The torso, which also appears in 75189 First Order Heavy Assault Walker, includes a black jacket with a stitched pattern but lacks the Resistance logo on the shoulder. Such minor details are often restricted to Ultimate Collector's Series sets but should be standard across the theme in my opinion. Poe's head is printed with some stubble and two expressions. Something new would have been nice as the same faces appear on every Poe Dameron minifigure but these designs do feel appropriate for the character.
Fortunately, the combined hair and headset component is brand new and looks magnificent, including wavy hair and detailed dark tan printing on the sides of the moulded headset. Poe carries a blaster pistol, just in case he should need to abandon his speeder and fight on foot. General Ematt is incorrectly identified as an admiral on the packaging for this set but his rank badge is accurate and this high standard of detail continues across the minifigure. I like the pouches strapped to Ematt's chest and the olive green uniform looks superb, including subtle creases as well as a tan belt on both sides of the torso. The printed reddish brown trousers also look good but dual-moulded legs would have been even better.However, perhaps the most impressive aspect of this minifigure is the printing on the head. I love the combination of white and grey in Ematt's beard and the wrinkles look great too. In addition, the stern expression is ideal for a character who has been fighting with the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance for over thirty years, although a second face would have been welcome. General Ematt is armed with a pearl dark grey rifle and a pair of macrobinoculars. A single Resistance Trooper is also included.
This is not sufficient to properly man the turrets and the lookout tower, although similar minifigures appear in several other sets so expanding your Resistance forces is fairly easy. Ammunition pouches are strapped to the minifigure's chest and his uniform feels quite familiar but this is actually a new torso, distinguished by a medium nougat belt and unique placement of the straps. The legs are printed with a simple design and have been used in two previous sets but they do not look out of place here. I also like the helmet which includes a folding chin guard, a trans-yellow visor and two stripes that appeared on some of the figures in 75131 Resistance Trooper Battle Pack, although their helmets were dark tan rather than olive green. Removing the helmet reveals a double-sided head with a smile on one side and a grimace on the other.First Order Snowtroopers are typically deployed in cold environments but can be adapted for service on more temperate worlds, including Crait, by deactivating their heating units. These figures are highly detailed, wearing white armour plates over a padded suit which is most clearly visible on the legs. The printed designs match the movie perfectly and I love the white kama fitted around the waist of each trooper. The Snowtroopers' helmets look fantastic in relation to the source material, featuring a narrow visor which reduces the glare from reflective surfaces.
I like the metallic silver nozzles on the chin and the black band around the back of the helmet looks marvellous. It is a shame that the Clone Trooper head remains in use on Imperial and First Order soldiers but this does little to detract from the figures, both of whom are equipped with black blaster rifles. The Rebel Alliance established an outpost on Crait prior to the Battle of Scarif but it was abandoned a few years later, leaving behind a network of defensive fortifications and some discarded ski speeders which are deployed by the Resistance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The fortifications in this set consist of a laser cannon turret, a small trench and a lookout tower which is actually based upon another kind of artillery emplacement seen in the film.I like the curved design of this lookout tower and its colour scheme of light bluish grey and orange is very striking. The omission of the laser cannons is unfortunate, although I suspect this might have been intentional as the fortifications already include one kind of turret, as well as a mounted stud shooter, so building a second would perhaps offer little extra play value.
The tower is open at the rear, allowing you to place minifigures inside with ease. An armoury occupies the ground level and includes two pearl dark grey blasters on a rack along with some tools and two spare missiles. The next level is more confined but the space has been used efficiently to house a battle analysis computer with a printed trans-clear display! This element could prove useful so I hope it will soon appear in other sets.There is also room for a minifigure on the roof, although they look rather exposed in that position. A clip at the base of the tower allows you to attach the trench. This is constructed on a dark red plate which represents the mineral surface and is partially covered by white pieces depicting a layer of salt. I like this colour combination and the stickers on the front of the trench look superb, although the rear is even more detailed with a ladder and a stud shooter turret that can also be mounted at the top of the command tower. The second turret has been scaled down when compared with the movie but it feels appropriate for this set, including a spring-loaded shooter and a seat for a minifigure.
The speeder measures almost 40cm wide so is larger than I was anticipating and it includes tremendous detail throughout. Furthermore, the model is remarkably sturdy so feels very tactile, reminding me of the excellent 75172 Y-wing Starfighter released in 2017.
The cockpit module looks fantastic, featuring a canopy with a new printed design which matches the movie perfectly. I like the combination of smooth and studded surfaces and the light and dark bluish grey colour scheme works well, with a smattering of dark red and tan in certain areas. The kinetic shield projector is fitted beneath a panel on the left side of the cockpit and there are two laser cannons slung underneath.These were not present on Poe's speeder in the film but they might have appeared on some of the other craft. The interior of the cockpit is equally detailed, including a reddish brown seat with an angled back, two stickered control panels and a printed console. Once again, a black bucket handle is cleverly used to represent a control yoke and there is space to seat one minifigure.
The shaping of the rear is superb, using curved slopes and jumper plates to create a lovely rounded profile which is accurate to the film. Sturdy outriggers connect the cockpit and laser cannon modules to the engine at the centre of the ski speeder.
These are assembled around a Technic frame so they remain absolutely rigid and I love how small areas of the Technic structure are visible through gaps in the armour, much like the absent panels which expose mechanical details in the movie. Stickers are also used to depict wear, although these can be left off if you prefer. The engine housing is heavily armoured so looks a little more complete than the outriggers.A series of black grille tiles form the heat exchanger grille that dominates this area of the vehicle and there are two light bluish grey globe elements in the centre representing the twin turbine drive motors. A section of the grille can be removed to reveal the engine. There is little detail to be found inside but this feature does not detract from the appearance of the model at all and it feels appropriate given the need for frequent maintenance on these aging craft. It is worth noting that the engine includes eleven pearl dark grey 1x1 plates which are only available in two other sets at the moment and might prove very useful for other creations. Thrust is directed through a vector ring mounted behind the engine and a rudder grants exceptional manoeuvrability. The Technic support structure would appear out of place in many sets but I think it looks splendid here, suiting the worn appearance of these vehicles in the film. I like the black control cables too and was pleasantly surprised by the strength of this entire structure as it looks very fragile. Four more stickers are used on the rudder and each section can be angled to the left and right, as one would expect. Lifting the speeder off the ground deploys the halofoil mono-ski from beneath. This is a vital feature of the vehicle and it works perfectly, although a trigger mechanism would have been ideal as we see that the mono-ski can be retracted during flight. It looks marvellous though, making excellent use of a dark bluish grey propellor blade as well as a couple of printed turbines. It is a shame that the set does not include a stand on which to display the speeder with the mono-ski deployed but I think it looks good even when landed. A second outrigger links the engine to a laser cannon module. This includes twin laser cannons as well as a pair of spring-loaded shooters which are extremely well hidden but can still be activated with ease. Additional stickers represent a rusting air intake above the laser cannons and power couplings towards the rear. The quantity of stickers is unfortunate but they are very easy to apply and look brilliant, nicely completing a tremendous model.
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