LEGO’s newly announced Assault on Hoth set will recreate the Rebel defense of Hoth.
If there’s one thing that the LEGO Group loves, it’s selling massive and expensive play sets based on popular intellectual properties. That being the case, it should serve as little surprise that the company has used the 2016 New York Toy Fair to unveil another massive set that should make Star Wars squeal with joy right before they weep over the doom soon to consume their wallets.
Based on the Battle of Hoth from The Empire Strikes Back, LEGO’s new Assault on Hoth set will contain 2,144 pieces and cost a whopping 249.99 US dollars. A recreation of the Rebel Alliance’s defense of their base on the ice planet Hoth, the set will include modular wall and trench sections, sliding blast doors, a control room, an explode-able shield generator, an ion cannon and weapons installations including heavy blasters, turrets and more. The set will also come with a Rebel Snowspeeder, Imperial Speeder bike, Tauntan, Wampa and 14 mini-figures including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Wedge Antilles and more. It even comes with a Wampa cave. The set itself will hit store shelves beginning on April 30th.
Speaking as someone who adores these sorts of sets, I’m going to go ahead and say that I’m beyond excited for Assault on Hoth. Mind you, I don’t think it’s perfect. I think it could use a few more Imperial assets. The absence of any AT-ATs especially makes it feel, to me, like there’s something missing. Then again, the most recent LEGO AT-AT set contained more than 1,000 pieces and cost more than 100 dollars all on its own, so it’s a concession that’s perhaps understandable. Whatever criticisms I might have, Assault on Hoth still looks like a must-have product for Star Wars fans. Now we all just need to figure out how we’re going to pay for it.
Source: Brother’s Brick