Saturday, 5 May 2012

Star Wars: The Old and the New!

Star Wars is one of the most popular Lego themes for over 10 years now. So popular in fact that the are now making new versions of old sets. I will be showing you some of these new releases and compare them to the original sets.

So to kick this off!

The Droid Escape
This is the original Droid Escape set from 2001. It was one of the first Star Wars sets.

It is a very simple set. There are R2-D2 and C-3PO, and of course their escape pod. The entire set contains 45 pieces.

There is very little detail in the set. The escape pod is very smooth and most of the detailing is put on the printed pieces.

Check it out on Brickset.
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This is the new release of the Droid Escape. It was released earlier this year.

The were a lot of changes made in comparison to the original set. 2 Stormtroopers and a speederbike were added and the escape pod looks a lot more like the real pod from the movie. Also the minifigs of C-3PO and R2-D2 have been updated, R2 has a grey dome now and 3PO has a more detailed torso and head. This new set contains 137 pieces which, in combination with the extra minifigs, makes this set much more fun to play with.

Check it out on Brickset.

This was the first comparison of an old and a new set. More will follow!

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