Lego Star Wars 75021: Republic Gunship

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Lego Star Wars 75021: Republic Gunship

Lego Star Wars - For ages: 9 Years +

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published 23/06/2016 | danielclark691
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"Lego Republic Gunship"

Lego Star Wars 75021: Republic Gunship

Lego Star Wars 75021: Republic Gunship

First impressions

Kids that love the Star Wars franchise are also quite likely to also be at an age when Lego is attractive to them. Building models is what young children enjoy doing, and the combination of Lego and Star Wars makes this particular product both attractive and desirable to collectors and children alike.

Here we have the Republic Gunship from the Star Wars movies, and this is quite a gunship! There are so many features worth mentioning here, and this is a fairly substantial model for a child to build. The age guide is 9 to 14 years, and I would say this is about right. The small pieces are obviously not suitable for children under the age of 36 months, but this warning is always given with Lego sets like this.

This model contains 7 mini figures and there is even a poster included in the set to create a backdrop if you so wish. This is a gunship that kids will love, and there are hidden extras galore.

My experience

As you can see, this gunship will fit into the hand of a child in their early teens, though it is big enough to be a real boy’s toy. There are lots of accessories to go with this set, and with the 7 mini figures a child can use their imagination when playing with this set.

If you take a close look at this gunship you will see that you can lift the front (red) piece and then open up the main compartment of the gunship right at the front of it. This reveals the inner workings of the gunship, and you can now see right through the gunship and you can position your mini figures for the flight ahead. There are two large guns on the top of the gunship, and these are slightly different in appearance.

Putting this set together does take a lot of time and effort, but once constructed it will still provide a child with a lot of fun. I was most shocked to learn that there are 1175 pieces in this set, but when I think about it I would say it takes quite some time to follow all the instructions in order to put it together correctly. This is not a model for the feint=hearted, and although it isn’t the largest Lego Star Wars kit I have seen, it is still complicated to put together.

A child between the ages of 9 and 14 shouldn’t struggle putting this set together if they have past experience with some of the smaller models, though it can be good to work with a child and help one another understand the instructions – a form of bonding. I think it is important to let the child do the main construction, because you don’t want them to feel as though you have helped them out too much!

Price and availability

Although this model was released a few years ago it can still be bought online. Some sellers will try it on and Amazon currently has one for sale for £220. eBay is your best bet, though make sure you buy one from a reputable seller as it will likely be secondhand and pieces could be missing. You will have to part with at least £60 in order to buy one in used condition.

Final thoughts

This is a very complicated model for a novice to the Lego world. If a child is into Star Wars then this could be something that interests them, and with 7 mini figures it wouldn’t be necessary to own a lot of other sets before buying this one. This is one set that could be bought on its own, though other sets and spaceships would be useful for battles etc.

This is another good quality Lego set, and one that again draws on the appeal of the Star Wars franchise. Something which makes it much more desirable to kids and connectors alike.


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  • justarube published 27/07/2016
    THat looks awesome
  • NBCMad92 published 27/06/2016
    vh
  • euphie published 25/06/2016
    vh :o)
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Lego Star Wars - For ages: 9 Years +

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EAN: 5702014974753

Character: Lego Star Wars

Age: 9 Years +

Manufacturer: Lego

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