Enter the epic Star Wars galaxy with the Homing Spider Droid. Standing over 7” (18cm) tall, this detailed walker features 4 articulating, all-terrain legs and a rotating upper body with rapid stud shooter, sensors and an anti-personnel cannon. Includes 2 iconic minifigures: an Elite Corps Clone Trooper and Jedi Master Yoda, plus 2 Battle Droids.
- Includes 2 iconic minifigures: an Elite Corps Clone Trooper and Jedi Master Yoda, plus 2 Battle Droids.
- Features articulating legs to walk over almost any surface.
- Fire the rapid stud shooter to repel the rebel forces.
- Weapons include a blaster and Yoda's Lightsaber.
- Also includes an Elite Corps Clone Trooper helmet.
- Recreate fantastic battles against the Galactic Republic.
- Stands over 7” (18cm) tall.
- September 11th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Spider droids: Episode IIII would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThe LEGO Star Wars Homing Spider Droid kit is a great one for play, but it also contains parts that will fit in well with a larger collection. OG-9 Homing Spider Droid: The build itself is not very difficult; it's just wobbly, including once it's completed. The spider droid has very posable legs, as well as a rotating head with a seat on the back for a droid (this is the most inaccurate part). It also includes a rapid-fire stud shooter. I am usually not a fan of the stud shooter cannons and minifig blasters, but the cannon does add an extra layer of playability. The biggest con: the Homing Spider Droid is difficult to pose properly for display, due to the legs moving around where I don't want them. However, that's just me being nitpicky, and it's pretty unavoidable in a kit like this. Note: the upper and lower laser cannons (for air and ground support respectively) are not rotatable in this set, a little of a bummer. DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droid: Very accurate build and a nice addition to the kit. The droid includes a transparent block on its underside in order to keep it upright and off the ground. My one gripe is the inclusion of the stud shooter. I give it points for playability, but it certainly detracts from the accuracy of the model itself (which is kinda bleh from a collector's point of view). Characters: As this model is featured in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the battle droid characters are pretty much necessary, and Yoda and the 51st Elite Corp are the coolest characters present in the films at the time. This is a nice cheap set to pick up a film-based Yoda minifigure, as well as a sick-looking Phase II clone. The addition of a Wookie warrior would have been amazing, but I believe a Wookie was present in another set recently. Overall: I'm extremely glad LEGO has switched to focusing on Episodes II and III when making Clone Wars models. This results in movie-accurate models and characters rather than Clone Wars show-accurate models (with cartoon character faces and what-not). The price-per-piece is low in this set (esp. if you can pick it up on sale), the playability is very high, and it is a great kit from the second trilogy.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 35 minsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Homing Spider Droid™
- December 16th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0OG-9 Homing Spider DroidI would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis is LEGO's third full-size version of the OG-9 Homing Spider Droid, and in my personal opinion it's the best of the three. At just under 10 cents/piece, it's a good value, and has a great selection of minifigures. Minifigures: Grand Master Yoda: This is the same version of Yoda that was first seen in 2103. He has robe printing on the front and back of his torso, and printing on his eyes and the back of his head. The headpiece is the highlight of this figure, and, like the Clone Wars version, captures the spirit of the character very well. He comes armed with a green lightsaber, although it would have been nice to get his cane as well. 41st Elite Corps Clone Trooper: This particular Clone Trooper armor design did not appear in the movies or The Clone Wars TV show, but it's easily one of my favorite Phase II clones that LEGO has ever released. He is only included in this set and the Kashyyyk Troopers battle pack from 2014. The olive green and dark tan color scheme go very well together. The legs, helmet, and front and back of the torso have a detailed camouflage design similar to Commander Gree, and the visor on the helmet is green rather than black, matching other Kashyyyk trooper helmets. I particularly love the fact that the helmet is molded in olive green. He has the standard angry clone face that's been around since 2013. He comes armed with a standard blaster. 2 Battle Droids: Nothing new here, but you can never have too many. DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droid: I have mixed feelings about this one. The design is good overall, but I'm not a fan of the stud shooter as its primary weapon, which is mounted on a ball joint. It may be a fun play feature for kids, but it looks a little wrong to me, as it doesn't resemble the blaster cannon on the real thing (that's been included on every previous version) at all. However, I'll admit that the stud shooters are much better than the flick-fire missiles, as long as they're not being used as minifigure weapons. The use of the fencin sword as an antenna isn't something I would have thought of. I didn't like it at first, but it does look much better than the basic lever, and it's a great piece that I didn't own previously. Even better, the set includes an extra sword. OG-9 Homing Spider Droid: This version of the Homing Spider Droid is well done overall. LEGO fixed the major flaw of the two previous versions by changing the pins used to connect the legs, so they now hold their position when posing the droid. This allows the droid to be posed in a variety of interesting ways, and also allows it to "walk" (sort of). The feet still flop around, but I don't consider that a flaw. The body is essentially the same as the 2013 version, and it looks great. The top half of the sphere can spin 360 degrees, and the lower half is fixed. The weapons, however, could be better. The dorsal cannon looks good, but its position is fixed. I havn't had any luck modifying it so it can spin/elevate like it's supposed to. The ventral cannon has a 6-stud shooter which I'm not completely averse to in this case, even though it doesn't look as accurate. It can move up and down by about 90 degrees, which is a perfectly suitable range, but it can't spin. My major complaint about this model, though, is a fairly trivial one in comparison: the inclusion of an area to seat a battle droid (or any other figure) on the back of the top half of the head. It interrupts the spherical shape of the head, making the model look weird from the back. In addition, the Homing Spider Droid is a self-propelled unit, like most Separatist vehicles, and therefore DOES NOT REQUIRE A PILOT (or even have room for one). This is a fact that LEGO seems rather fond of ignoring with Separatist assault vehicles and starfighters, including Vulture Droids, Droid Gunships, Tri-Fighters, and Tank Droids. All of these are droids in and of themselves, and each contains a droid brain that allows it to think and recieve commands on its own. Even if this weren't the case, the tube on the back of the dorsal cannon forces the droid to lean back or fold its head down to even fit in the seat and keep the eyes of the Spider Droid facing forward. Despite this, it's a minor flaw, and does not detract from the overall quality of the model. Final Thoughts: While I do have a few complaints, overall this is a very good set. It looks fairly accurate to the droid seen in Revenge of the Sith, and it's the easiest way at this point to get the current version of Yoda, which is a must-have for any LEGO Star Wars fan. The set is an excellent addition to any Kashyyyk collection; it goes well with the Droid Gunship and makes a formidable opponent for the ISP Swamp Speeder (Kashyyyk Troopers battle pack), AT-AP or Clone Turbo Tank. Pros: -Yoda -41st Elite Corps Trooper -Battle Droids -Fencing sword -Legs are very stable -overall design of both spider droids Cons: -Neither cannon can spin -Inclusion of pilot/driver seatPlay ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Building Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Homing Spider Droid™
- September 30th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Great ProductI would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfFirst off, having never seen Episode III, this model was strictly for my Episode II/Clone Wars collection. Price: At $30.00, the price cannot be trumped by any other variation thus far. Yoda was a good addition, as were the battle droids, which seemed to strengthen the Separatist vehicle, but the Kashyyyk trooper seemed to just be thrown in there. the addition of a second Kashyyyk trooper would have increased the value of the set. Spider Droid: The Spider Droid is, in my opinion, the Separatist's most logical land vehicle. It would make a stunning addition to any collection, for play factor or looks. Its head rotates, which is nice, and the eyes hinge slightly (I don't know if that's intentional). However, the cannons are fixed, which I would prefer them to swivel, and the legs are not practical for play factor. A blue pin holding the joint in, rather than a tan one, would be preferred, but is easily switched out. Also, the anti-personnel cannon underneath the body is a six-stud shooter, which I am not a fan of. Granted, it provides a bit of real-factor, but the studs are easy to lose, and though it provides you with more than enough (which I don't like the studs being included in the piece count), the time it takes to reload the weapon cancels out the fun factor of firing it. Dwarf Spider Droid: Dwarf Spider Droids were always my favorite, after watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but this one just doesn't measure up. The cannon is hinged, so if you press on the cannon's firing mechanism, most likely the cannon will move before you fire. Also, when you press down at all, the legs will raise, sitting instead on the transparent 2x2 cylinder underneath. However, the epee for the antenna was a neat and ready addition to my collection, as was the droid itself. LEGO did a good job of capturing the droid's basic form, but the previous cannon would have made it much better, since it would lack the need to be fired. Minifigures: The Minifigures, as I've stated, are all interesting and good collection, as my droid army is constantly being diminished by breaking droid arms. I was pleased to see that the Kashyyyk trooper lacked a stud blaster, and instead used the regular blaster. Yoda's new lightsaber blade (being darker green than earlier variations) was interesting, since I didn't know the colors had changed. I have the Clone Wars Yoda, and having the original series' Yoda was a welcome addition. Summary: Build: 18/20 Minifigures: 19/20 Price: 20/20 Durability: 15/20 Total: 72/100Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 1 hrs 15 minsWas this helpful?55Homing Spider Droid™
- May 11th, 2016Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Comes with new yodamaxinsb |I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfGreat for anyone who missed Duel on geonosis the yoda minifigure is great.Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 30 minsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Homing Spider Droid™