This fantastic LEGO® recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles. Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters! This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable. There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
- Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
- Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
- Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
- Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
- Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
- Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
- Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
- Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
- Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
- Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
- Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
- Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.
- May 26th, 2016Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Fun and iconic elements, but not completeaukevin |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI'll start with the positives, the base door is cool, the command center inside is nice. The minifigs are fun. It's great to have a power generator and the Ion Blast Cannon. But the big issue with this set is how incomplete it is. I'm not talking about missing things like AT-ATs, more imperials, etc, I'm talking about incomplete builds. The power generator is the worst culprit. There should be 4 of those disk things, Lego only made three. There are multiple spots to put the gun towers, but the set only comes with two. Sure you can buy Hoth Attach and get another, but this set should have come with 4. The back of the Ion Cannon is not finished, so it looks pretty bad from the back. The Wampa cave is just a doorway, you can't even fit Luke and the Wampa in it together. No Princess Leia was an amazingly bad oversight. She is crucial to this set. Now if you are like me and have a lot of the other Hoth themed sets, it was a very fun project to integrate them all together like I did. I purchased lots of extra snowtroopers to make it actually look like an Assault on Hoth. I've added a few pics to show what you can do with the set if you have some other Hoth themed stuff and the patience to expand what Lego started with (which is the point of Lego sometimes).Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Build Time: 2 daysBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?35Assault on Hoth™
- June 21st, 2017Average rating3out of 5 stars3.0Hoth echo baseDazzer |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfI've been putting this set off cause off the bad feed back but something about it kept drawing me in so I got it now I must say I do like it but I have to agree with some off the bad feed back I think may be Lego could off spent a few extra bits & make the inside off the base better & make the Wampa cave bigger an extra disc for the shield generator is a must & no leia c3po chewbacca & r2 d2 & off course some more snow troopers could even put the price up to £250 that's the bad side the good if u don't have no hoth sets I would get this it's near enough everything you need on the rebellion side the empire you will need to add but that's Lego you get the chance to add & make it your ownPlay ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Build Time: 1 daysBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?35Assault on Hoth™
- May 10th, 2017Average rating4out of 5 stars4.0A Pleasant SurpriseTheOdds |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis set genuinely surprised me. I have been skeptical of it because of all the negative reviews and comments, but I decided to try it out anyways. To start, there are things in this set that were a little bit of a letdown, which you have probably read about in all of the other reviews. Some of the pieces are incomplete. The ion canon has no back or bottom to it which limits display possibilities. The shield generator dishes just rest on top of the snow platform made for them, which is a little obnoxious seeing as there are several building techniques that could have been used here to hold them in place while also keeping the "exploding" play function. Also, like it has been said many times, there should be four of them, not just three. The name of the set is also misleading. Rather than calling it 'Assault on Hoth', it should have been called 'Echo Base' or 'Hoth Base' because of the lack of imperials. While I have no complaints about the number of minifigures included, I feel like a couple more snow troopers could have been added while still keeping the price where it is. My last complaint is that there is no Leia, Chewbacca, R2, or C-3PO minifures included. Han and Luke were not the only main characters on Hoth, and only Luke was involved directly in the combat, so once again the set is misnamed or more characters need to be added. Despite all those complaints I have about this set, I have to say that I genuinely love this set. I got a Taun-taun and a Wampa which I never had either of before, and the white protocol droid and the astromech are both great figures. While I do wish there were more imperial minifigures, I do have quite a few already and it was nice to level the playing field so to say and add several Rebel troops to my collection. All the turrets are individual pieces and can easily be removed and placed elsewhere in other spots on the set. The base doors piece looks amazing even if it doesn't have a detailed back side, and the cargo crane piece and the base interior piece can be easily attached or removed from it. The doors open smoothly and simultaneously as well with a clever gear system. Also a snowspeeder is always a positive addition to any Hoth Lego set. Overall it is a fairly simple build with a few more difficult spots in certain areas such as the gear system for the doors, but nothing a kid couldn't easily tackle on their own. Plus there are about twenty stickers, which is not bad at all. Another great thing about this set is that it can easily become a great group or family activity if you print out different sections of the intructions that are provided on the website. All in all this is a great set. It has so many play features that could keep kids busy, and it looks pretty good on a shelf too for all the older fans out there. Do not let the negative reviews keep you from getting this set, especially if you do not have very many Hoth sets like I did. Yes, it is a bit pricey for just a play set and I would say it's not quite up to par with the rest of the UCS sets, but the positives outweigh the negatives for me in this one and I can't help but still admire it when I look at it on my shelf.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Build Time: 4 hrsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?45Assault on Hoth™
- June 19th, 2017Average rating4out of 5 stars4.0Fun and Nostalgic Build, Great Displayjedielf |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfWhen I first saw the photos of this set last year I will admit I was a bit underwhelmed. There had been rumors floating about for "Ultimate Hoth" in the Lego community for months. I think it is possible with the amount of hype this set had that almost no one was going to be 100% happy with it. That said, I am not going to dig too deeply into the criticisms of this set as you can find plenty of that elsewhere. Instead I am going to focus more on what I really enjoyed with a couple constructive criticisms from my personal point of view. First off: the E-Web blaster is awesome. It looks amazing and was fun to build and is much more realistic than previous versions. It is also larger than prior versions but not so large that it looks too big next to a snowtrooper minfig. The battery pack for it is great as well and has a great storage feature for extra ammo. Next are the snow trenches and artillery. In the designer interview the set designer makes a comment to the effect of the snow trenches being less interesting that some of the other parts of the set (can't remember the exact quote). I would actually say I enjoyed this part as much as any other part of the build. And it actually looks really good once it is done. I really enjoyed the option to move around the three different types of guns and the Hoth Rebel Troopers look great packed behind them. If you add the Hoth Attack set along with the small and larger snow trenches from this set you can actually create a fun set of layers that adds the realism of the scene. The smaller black guns (not sure the name) look nearly as good as the E-WEB blaster. The Atgar cannon looks and works fine and has a repeating stud shooting feature. I hear there was a much better looking older version. This one works for for me. The anti-infantry guns looks great as well. You can also sit a minifig in the tops of the if that is the look you want. Not sure if this happened in the movie but I think there were some older toys that did this back in the 80s. Shield generator: this is underrated. It loved building it and it looks just like the film, almost. I can understand why so many really wanted to see all 4 rings of the generator so it looks more like the film but that doesn't both me much. The exploding play feature is nice as well. The snowspeeder: good fun. Just like Luke's Snowspeeder from a few years back, just with different colors. I know this because when I built this new version a took a break and built Luke's right after this. Having them both in the display is great as you can put one out into battle and keep the other in the hanger so the interior of the base has some Hothy ambience. Next up is the entrance to Echo Base. Once it is done it is VERY large. Despite the simplicity it does not get too redundant in the build as you are also building the housing for the sliding doors on the back side. Did I mention the sliding doors? They work perfectly and look great. They could have been dark grey or whatever the official name of the color is but the black works just fine. They open and close seamlessly and you cannot overturn the gears so you want have unintended brick explosions! There is LOTS of room on top for minifigs and two additional ports to add in the cannons you build with the trenches. Again, I love this feature of setting up the cannons how you want. Finally, I see the adjustable lookout tower as a nod to two separate things. One is Yavin 4 from A New Hope (mentioned by the designer). The other is a bit more obscure but it was one of my favorite toys as a kid so I have to bring it up now. Sometime between the release of the Empire and ROTJ there was a short lived line of micro scale Star Wars play sets that featured plastic environments and pre-painted metal die cast figures. One of the was called Hoth World and the Echo Base part of the set had the exact same lookout tower. Maybe this was not the designers intention but I love that it was included and it brings back lots of great memories. Next we move onto the interior of the base and the Wampa Cave. This is where I find the set a bit lacking. This is mainly because there is not much of it. What is included is great. Beautiful Wampa and Tauntaun are included. The small control center is a great mini-build and has some good detail (lots of stickers too!). The Wampa cave is a quick build and had a nice feature to hand Luke upside down. And the loading station and Tauntaun pen are fun and look like they could very well have been part of Echo Base. The Rebel Troop Cart is also a very neat little build and looks surprisingly similar to the movie version. Ultimately I would have really loved to have seen more of the interior of the base. I know this was done fairly recently in another set so I understand why there isn't so much in this dept. Honestly, if I had to choose what to get rid of in order to add a Bacta tank, I probably couldn't pick. Finally, the Ion Canon. Again, fun build and it looks very circular/spherical. The tip of the gun is a bit ridiculous looking and I would have liked to see something a bit more realistic considering how well the other canons look in this set. It does have a very nice shooting feature and I like that you can open it up to put a minifigure inside. I think that adds quite a bit to play value for kids. I am not going to say much about the minifigs as this has already become much longer than I intended. I will say that I really like everything included. Standouts are Wedge (love the helmet), Han, Astomech, K3P0, and Toryn Farr. All of the Hoth Troopers and Snow Troopers also look great. I was glad to see a reasonable amount of variance from trooper to trooper, including different torsos and facial details, since there are so many of them. Now to the Critiques: 1. Not much interior in Echo Base. Nuff said. I was really hoping for more and this was why I was initially disappointed when I saw the photos of the set. 2. The rest of my critiques lay on the missing minifigs. No Leia!?!?!? Really?!?!? General Rieeken is also missing. I think the inclusion of these two figs would have gone a long way for this set. Also, some extra Snowtroopers and possibly even a Vader would have made it feel a little more like an "assault."I am not too bummed about not having R2 or 3P0 here as you can find them in so many smaller sets and you don't need a "Hoth" version of them. Chewy would also have been nice. And once again back to the Bacta tank: I would have loved to have seen 2-1B here. That is about it. I will post photos of my display, which I think looks great. I added in Hoth Attack, Snowtrooper Battle Pack, Lukc's Snowspeeder, the 2016 Rogue One At-St, and some of my loose minifigs in to beef it up. One last thing (hint, hint). I think we are ALL waiting for an Ultimate Bespin! Also, a coupe more small Hoth Sets (like the Bacta Tank!) would also be welcome sets in the future to add into the Hoth environment.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Building Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?45Assault on Hoth™