Review: LEGO Star Wars – 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack
I’ve had my eye on the LEGO (75167) Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack ever since it was announced. Normally I’m not a fan of the Star Wars battle packs but this beauty has some excellent minifigures and if we’re going to be honest here, I didn’t buy this set for the speeder bike.
This set was released June 1st as part of LEGO’s summer releases and has an RRP of £11.99, contains 125 pieces and comes with four fantastic minifigures that will not doubt become highly sought after figures.
The bounty hunter minifigures included with the set are Dengar, Bossk, 4-LOM, and the assassin droid IG-88. Before we jump into the review proper, here’s the official description of the set from LEGO:
Get Dengar, Bossk, IG-88 and 4-LOM on the move with their own custom Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike. With striking blue elements, 2 stud shooters and space on the back for a backpack, this speeder bike battle pack will send your LEGO® Star Wars adventures into overdrive!
As I’ve mentioned the sex appeal of this set are the minifigures so let’s take a look at bounty hunters included in the battle pack.
Dengar is essentially a standard minifigure with head bandage and backpack accessories. The minifigure is a fair match when it comes to the source material however I’m not 100% convinced with the head. Honestly I’d have preferred a full head accessory as opposed to printing the majority of the head in white and providing the bandaged head accessory to represent his face covering. However, the chest printing is crisp and provides an excellent facsimile for Dengar’s body armour.
I may be splitting hairs here but the IG-88 minifigure is too slim to be movie accurate albeit he remains recognisable as the assassin droid. What you need to note here is that IG-88 utilizes a battle droid body which was based on a cgi model, but IG-88 was a pre-cgi character and portrayed on screen by a man in a suit leading to a bulkier droid.
The IG-88 minifigure does comes with a fantastic and unique head piece printed with the droid’s eyes and facial sensors. He’s also the only Bounty Hunter in this battle pack to come with a traditional weapon, a rifle in this instance. All of the other Bounty Hunters are equipped with bulky stud shooters which are vastly out of scale with the minifigures themselves.
I’ve no complaints with the 4-LOM minifigure, it’s a very good match with the source material. The sculpted head accurately captures the the insectoid look and feel of of the droid, especially in the case of his “eyes”. 4-LOM also features full body printing which recreates the droid’s rusty and weathered look from the films.
Bossk looks magnificent in his stylish ‘foam banana’ coloured jump suit. The level of printing detail on this figure is rich and depicts his vest, buckles and various pipes and tubing. There is a small strip on printing on the front of the minifigures feet to represent Bossk’s clawed and exposed feet, however this fails to be the most accurate look since Bossk’s legs and feet are fully exposed from the just below the knee in the films.
What truly shines with the Bossk minifigure is the head sculpt which proves to be a good match with what how the character is portrayed in Empire and Return.
It’s the colour the really stands out with the Speeder Bike, it’s use of a rich blue adds a vibrant splash of colour to what could have been a very grey build and I’m very fond of it. The bike is certainly bulky in it’s design and only seats one bounty hunter, however with some creative placement you could fit three minifigures onto the speeder if you tried.
All in all, it’s a small vehicle build with two mounted stud shooters that compliments the outstanding minifigures found in this set. Nothing special, but not bad at all.
Without a doubt, this battle set is an excellent purchase, it’s mostly movie accurate and unlike the other Star Wars battle packs it doesn’t suffer from a sense of sameness in regards to the included minifigures. It doesn’t matter if it’s a child buying this set to play with or an AFOL looking to bolster their collection, the Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack doesn’t disappoint in the end.
Even at full RRP I’d still recommend purchasing this set, it’s what I did, and it’s full of value. I can only imagine once this battle pack is retired that the price of these minifigures will appreciate on the reseller market.
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