I gave this set to my grandson who loves Legos and Star Wars. He loves the carbon-freezing chamber that fits over the mini-figure of Hans Solo! He can act out the scene from the movie again and again. He wants to get this for his friend for his birthday. Next he says he wants Hans Solo's spaceship the Millennium Falcon.
It was a nice little set but the price is a little steep for what you get. My friend and I weren't as crazy for this set as we were the others. For the amount spent, there should have been more lego pieces or at least another mini figure. Other than that, it's another awesome addition to a Lego collection! An awesome set for an awesome movie scene.
At long last we have an easy and fairliy cheap interpretation of the classic scene from The Empire Strikes Back. Most people should find this fairly easy to assemble, but I think that it looks amazing. The Carbonite Chamber functions are done with some technic parts that allow you to lower and raise someone into the chamber and turn the nob to have Han Solo emerge frozen in carbonite. The main action feature is simmilar to the 2017 Darth vader Transformations set. There is also an movable elevatore like build on one side of the set. The minifigs in this set are pretty good. Han Solo fets an alternate face based on the moment of his freezing. He can be placed in the back of the carbonite to simulate him frozen in carbonite. This is an easy way to get Boba Fett without buying the Slave 1 UCS Set. The set also includes an exclusive Ugnaught minifigure.All in all it is a pretty good set.
great set,but but what i dont like was the face of han solo the scared kind of look .what it should of been was a brave face but overall its great set from my one of my favorite episode.
My girlfriend and I love the original Star Wars trilogy, especially Empire. So when I saw this set, I knew it was a must buy because you get the Han Solo in carbonite without having to buy the Slave 1 set.
The build is fast and easy, and the value is good with several minifigs. So I'm going to focus specifically on the critique here.
The box: Featured prominently on the front of the box is the image of Kylo Ren. Let's see...he's not in that movie. Not even in the original trilogy. In fact not even in the first 6 movies. @Lego, this is a huge discrepancy and frankly, it should have been Vader if anyone in that spot. What were you thinking?
The minifigs: Watch the original film and you'll see the key players in this scene missing are Leia most importantly, and Vader, and a few stormtroopers. Plus a few more ugnaughts and don't forget about C-3PO and R2. So Lego...why not give us the whole set to create the scene? This is a fail, and so I used the my Vader keychain to round it out, and an R2 and C-3PO I already had...but sadly no Leia. However I would have paid more to get the full character set included.
The set itself: Again, watch the film and this set is so inaccurate you have to wonder what the designers were looking at. Most notably...the stairs go up from the left side...not down. Once I finished building, I wondered why this looked so bizarre, and that was it!
To add a few more things...the lift that Luke later takes is round, not square, and Han doesn't tilt back into carbon freeze, he drops down, then is lifted by a crane. This could have been solved by another elevator type device instead of the technic pieces used to tilt him back (inaccurate) and turn him.
Lastly...the bizarre Han storage area. What's really cool is that you put the Han minfig into the carbonite, lower it, turn it, then up comes Han in carbonite. So why the secondary storage for Han underneath the ugnaught? It makes no sense, and I would have preferred to have had those parts (part count) used elsewhere, or frankly the entire circular platform around the freezing chamber in tact instead.
Needless to say, I heavily rebuilt this set and plan on doing more to it once I get some more pieces to complete my work.
Note: The set comes with a small perforated bag of very tiny parts. You will only see one of the pieces used on Boba Fett's helmet. However, the parts are 2 sets of duplicates...all for attaching to Fett's helmet 1 at a time.