The other LEGO Star Wars set that we’ll be checking out for the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi is the Endor Speeder Chase Diorama (75353). It has 608 pieces and retails for $79.99.
There are three minifigures in the set, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and a Scout Trooper. Luke has on the the camouflage cloak which goes down to the legs. His double-sided head shows a smile on one side and a stern look on the other. He doesn’t have a hair piece but a helmet instead. His accessory is his green lightsaber.
Leia also has on a camouflage cloak but has more pouches on the belt. Her double-sided head shows smile on ones side and an angry expression on the other. Like Luke, she also has the same helmet. Her accessory is a blaster.
The torso and legs for the Scout Trooper were introduced last year but he had a different head so technically, this version of him is exclusive to this set. He has a blaster as an accessory.
Like with all the diorama sets, the build starts with the foundation which mostly uses plates. Dark green pieces are spread out so it gives an illusion of grassy areas and the ground.
The tree on the left side is made by stacking SNOT bricks while the bark is made from plates and tiles. A lot more plants on the ground are added as well.
The speeder bike is made very well and has the distinct shape we’re used to seeing. It uses about 75 pieces to create and is minifigure scale. It attaches to the translucent pole piece to simulate it flying. The second speeder bike is made slightly differently with a spot for a single rider. Other than that, everything else is the same.
The last bag is for the other tree which is a little shorter than the other one although it uses the same building technique using the SNOT bricks and plates and tiles.
The front of the diorama has the printed tiles for the LEGO Star Wars logo and Luke’s quote, “Quick! Jam their comlinks. Center switch!” There’s also the 40th anniversary printed brick on right side.
The LEGO Star Wars Endor Speeder Chase Diorama (75353) looks nice but the price point is what brings it down. Although the minifigures are exclusive, they aren’t too interesting. As for the build itself, the speeder bikes look nice but that’s about it. Trees are just trees and they look pretty bland here. The foliage on the ground look good but that also bumps up the piece count without adding much substance. If you really like the set, I would wait for a 20 plus percent discount first.
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