Recreate epic scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this LEGO® Droid Escape Pod with opening hatches, large engines at the back, space for 2 characters, and a detailed interior including a display showing the top-secret Death Star plans. Includes 3 minifigures: C-3PO and 2 Jawas, plus an R2-D2 Astromech Droid.
- Includes 3 minifigures: C-3PO and 2 Jawas, plus an R2-D2 Astromech Droid.
- Features opening hatches, large engines at the back and a detailed interior with space for 2 characters and a display showing the top-secret Death Star plans.
- Includes 2 Jawa ion blasters.
- Recreate the unforgettable opening scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.
- Measures over 2” (7cm) high, 5” (14cm) long and 2” (6cm) wide with hatches closed, and over 5” (13cm) wide when open.
- August 7th, 2016Average rating4out of 5 stars4.0"Droids in a Can"DarthRevan1 | 14-18I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis is my third time purchasing the Droid Escape over the years and the build has dramatically progressed over the years. The first set 7106 released in 2001, contained the bare essential for droids and their escape: small cylindrical container with 2 figs and retailed for $8.99. The second release was in 2012: 9490 Droid Escape. The set came with 4 figures: 2 exclusive Sandtroopers and the same figs from the last release, C-3PO and R2D2 however in a much more updated look especially C-3PO with the nice gold printing. The price was a huge increase from the previous incarnation, at a $16 increase. The figures were awesome and the build was better than the original yet it was very stable. A good set nonetheless. The third incarnation is probably the best build of the escape pod out of all the 3 sets. Its bigger, more detailed, and has a roomy cockpit, something that the previous version lacked. Best of all, its extremely sturdy. The interior has a nice way of being revealed with the use of 4 hinge plates that allow smooth opening and closing that will be fun for kids to open and close without having to worry about the set coming apart. For a small build, the set is packed with features including a secret compartment to hide the Deathstar plans. A printed 2x2 black tile with a memorable print! a PRINT! The use of stickers is necessary on the outside since they add more detail to the build and the stickers on the outside add more depth to the build with the Imperial Star Destroyer visible on one side and the DESTINATION TATOOINE (in Aurebesh) on the other side. The figure selection is still 4 figures which is consistent with the previous set however we do not get two exclusive Jawas, just the two from the expensive Sandcrawler. The different print is nice but I feel that an exclusive torso for at least one of the Jawas should have been included. C-3PO and R2D2 are different from the 2015 sets with R2D2 having light pink colour for his light instead of red, and C-3PO being the same one from the Sandcrawler but without the oil stain and the silver dial which makes sense. The main problem is the price. With 4 figures and two almost exclusive figs (just slight variations), this set feels like a $24.99 purchase however the set is at $29.99. I bought this set on sale which is something I recommend if you are not eager to drop $30 + tax for this set. PROS: - solid build - best incarnation of the model yet: Lego fixed all of the mistakes they made with the previous two models - PRINTED Deathstar Plans tile!!! - accurate print for R2D2 CONS: - price -should have included at least one exclusive Jawa or another exclusive figure probably a Sandtrooper Final Rating: 4 / 5Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Build Time: 30 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?45Droid™ Escape Pod
- July 16th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0"Hold your fire!"Polyglot | 25-34I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfPros: - Surprisingly fun build! - Great minifigures, especially the Jawas (which were previously only available in the Sandcrawler) - Good use of stickers, including the one printed with "Destination Tattooine" in Aurebesh - Opens and closes easily Cons: None, really! Recommended for all Lego Star Wars fans!Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 25 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Droid™ Escape Pod
- December 25th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Dylan's Christmas Present 2016GimmfromGuam | 25-34I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: Friend or Family Member's ChildMy son put this together all by his self. Very easy to do. I recommend it to all ages.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 1 hrs 20 minsBuilding Experience: Intermediate LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Droid™ Escape Pod
- February 26th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0'How did we end up in this mess...'JediLegoLover | 14-18I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis small set based on the escape pod from Star Wars Episode IV A New Hope is a fun, enjoyable build that captures quite a small scene in superb detail with great movie-accuracy. The build is quick and enjoyable with the hardest part being the stickers - of which there are quite a few. However, the finished model looks amazing and the detail is amazing! The stickers provide detail for the outside of the pod and for the window inside from which the Star Destroyer can be seen. There is also a sticker that shows a navigational computer showing landing trajectory. Inside there's room for C-3PO to control the pod and extra space for R2-D2. The engines are movie accurate and provide extra detail to the outside of the pod. The minifigures are great and movie-accurate. C-3PO is an excellent minifigure with loads of detail as is R2-D2. The two Jawas are actually different because they have different torso prints and they come with their stun blasters. Threepio comes with the Death Star plans which are printed onto a tile. The Death Star plan piece is amazing and movie accurate. FAN FACT: The Death Star plans show the laser emitter in the middle, however when the model was built the laser emitter was moved above the equator line but it was too late to change the graphics so the plans stayed the same even though they were different. This is a great fun build perfect for playing with or as a wonderful Original Trilogy Lego display piece. A great set for all Star Wars fans!Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 30 minsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Droid™ Escape Pod