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==Lego Star Wars Battle Droid== Jack is such a massive Star Wars fan and he is totally crazy for anything Lego related and this means I am forever sucking up little Lego figures with the vacuum cleaner and then having to root around in the dust to get them out. The best for sucking up the vacuum seem to be these little Battle droids which we have a good few of. The battle droids that Jack has came with the new Lego set 7929 "The Battle of Naboo" where they come together with a space ship type vehicle and there were eight of the little guys in the set. The figures themselves seem to be available to buy from eBay or Amazon for a single droid for a couple of pounds where as this set cost me around £25. the Battle Droids feature quite heavily in the Star Wars films so are easily recognised, especially by Jack. They are rather distinctive with their shape and size and as Lego figures go they are quite a good resemblance of the characters in the film which must be pretty hard to get right. The Battle Droids are a creamy colour and they came in need of assembling from the pack and Jack found this very easy to do as it was just a case of slotting the heads on to the body and then the body onto the legs. It took a few seconds to put together even with Jack doing it and once done they are ready to play with. In the set that I purchased they also have little hand guns that can be slotted easily into their little Lego standard hands. The look of the Lego Battle Droids is a long and thin body but surprisingly they are not much taller than other Lego Star Wars figures that we have which I would have though they would have been. The legs and arms are a lot thinner than other Lego men but they are still easy to move and position into different ways. The Battle Driod is well made and although not as accurate as it could have been with height in comparison to the other figures it is still a nice little figure that really does make up Jacks collection well. I think an little Lego or Star Wars fan would be pleased to have at least one of these in their collection so I think a good score of 4 out of 5 stars and a high recommendation is in order for this little figure. I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you Many thanks for taking the time to read.
Amongst our collection of Star Wars Lego figures we have several Lego Star Wars, Battle Droid Mini Figures. We have had them for some time and they came with a mini Lego style star ship which they were meant to be guarding. We used to have this displayed on its own, but its now set within a little Star Wars Lego montage, which has a variety of other figures within it. The Star Wars Battle Droid Lego figures differ greatly from the majority of Star Wars Lego mini figures. Most of the Star Wars Lego figures are the same or very similar in shape and size and there are very few exceptions. Those that are different such as these figures are interesting to look at and handle and make a welcome addition to a good collection. The Battle Droid is an odd looking fellow indeed and he is just one of the varieties of Lego Battle Droids that you can buy. He is a similar but not altogether authentic copy of the Battle Droids first shown in the Star Wars films. In the films it was said that they were made in factories on planets such as Geonosis and then shipped off to fight against the Republic on behalf of the Trade Federation. ********************************************************** Our little Droids have a relatively short neck when I compare them to the film characters, but I guess as they are so very small in stature it was perhaps hard to incorporate a longer neck without making the figure look ungainly. Plus the addition of the longer neck may have made them more unstable and unable to stand well. The heads of the Droids are long and slim and in many ways they remind me of a giraffe, but that may be due to how I viewed them in film with their long elegant necks. The eyes are just simple shapes set onto the side of the head in the figure. The feet of the Droid are large and ungainly looking and not a very good representation. They are attached to a set of very spindly legs that are jointed at the knees. ********************************************************** His arms in comparsion to his body, are reasonably long, yet if he were completely accurate he would have had arms and legs that were both long and of a similar length. To me its a little annoying that he is rather squat and small. As he ought to be much taller than some of the other Lego Star Wars mini figures. As it is he is not much bigger than a lego Ewok and at only 4.5cms tall, he ought to be at least 0.5cm taller than some of the other mini figures, but isn't. His body is made up of a series of interlocking and very angular shapes, but his central chest piece differs from how it ought to be. Again perhaps this was done as there is not much room on the little fellas 4.5cm frame to allow for very fine detailing and as far as his general look is concerned, any Star Wars fan could tell he is meant to be a Battle Droid. ********************************************************** We bought our group of Battle Droids as part of a set and so in terms of price its impossible to split that into a price just for one. However these Battle Droids can still be found for sale, even though they are not a very common figure and you should expect to pay between £3 to £6 for a figure. This may depend on what type of Droid he is and if he has a weapon or a back pack included with him. My feelings are that he is adequate but could have been better. He is a little too short even for a Lego Star Wars figure and his squat frame does him no favours. He is still collectable and we do like the figures we have but they could have looked a bit better to my mind. The Battle Droids are somewhat unique as they do differ a lot from the general style for Lego Star Wars figures and that is their saving grace. Because of this, my rating for the Star Wars Lego Battle Droid is 4 stars, had they been more to scale I may have awarded a higher rating.
Straight off, what I like about this character is the difference it has compared to nearly all other Lego characters. Lego have jumped firmly on the bandwagon when it comes to taking branded items and 'Legoising' them, with Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman, among others, receiving the Lego treatment. While it allows for great interactivity and interchangeable play, the majority of the Lego figures associated with all of these are exactly the same as normal Lego figures in terms of shape, the only difference coming in the artwork they usually have. This one, though, is different. It's almost not a Lego figure, and it tries to follow the characters in thefilm as closely as possible whilst still trying to keep some relevance to the Lego form. Instead of generic legs, it has legs like the clones do in the films, really skinny and 'boney'. The torso is also on a lever as opposed to just clipping together, with gaps and more skinniness with the arms. The head has a bit of the beak like quality that the clones have, as well, and I commend Lego for making this a different figure. This does mean that it's harder to mix the character with the head and torso and legs, etc, of the other characters, but as this isn't really the idea, it makes no odds, really. True, it does seem a bit bland, but then the whole idea of the clones in the film was that they were supposed to be basic in terms of presentation, and all the same. Here, this is certainly copied, with rather dull and unartistic visual presentation making it seem rather boring. However, it does stick to the character in the film, and I liked this. The clone's feet are still Lego based, which means they can be used in conjunction with any Lego bricks that you want it to stand on. They are also very cheap, which means you can buy a few in order to pretend you've got a bit of a clone army. I like this figure quite a lot, and although it's rather bland, it's nice to see it conform to the film, as others have done as well. Recommended.
I have just finished watching 'Attack Of The Clones' again and was reminded what a fine film it was. The amount of Star Wars merchandise that the films spurned is quite shocking and most collectors would never be able to get everything. The main thing I like from the films has always been the action figures. From the older Kenner toys, to the Hasbro figures in the mid nineties, right up to date with Clone Wars figures and smaller Lego figures. The Lego Battle Droid is a cute fellow, standing about an inch in height and suitable for use in Lego games or as a standalone collectable. The toy comes with a head which you can move plus bendy arms and legs. He has been shaped superbly, with an accurate framework. I like the way his body has been made see through, this is great if you want to poke a little weapon through his centre. Pleasing design work on the beak like head and thin spindly legs complete the little toy. On the downside, the toy is rather simple colourwise. The base colour is pretty good, but a few flecks of golden or silver here and there would have added another layer of detail to him. The droids are vast in numbers in the movies, so if you are going to get one you should really get at least two or three to build an army of clones. The cheap price of a couple of pounds for the figure will mean that you can indeed get several and still not spend too much. For a Lego piece, this a well made toy and a neat addition to the range, but personally the Hasbro larger version has the edge in terms of detail, I feel.