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warhawk
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:13 pm    Post subject: 7671 AT-AP Walker review Reply with quote

The early 2008 SW sets are now widely available in Switzerland. Naturally I picked up the ones I wanted (7668, 7670 and 7671). Since we already have reviews of the other ones, I'll just do a quick one for the 7671 AT-AP.

I quite like this set. It has a clever House-of-plates construction with hardly any gaps. Generally speaking I'm quite impressed with the construction considering it's "only" a System set (instead of a UCS one or even a MOC). The minifigs aren't that exciting to me: You just get 2 red Clones. Instead of the short gun shown on the package front you actually get two long rifles.
The parts are adequate for the purpose. There aren't many new parts except the 1x1 brick with clip and the new style of pin joiner as seen on the main gun. I guess that the production costs for these new Pin Joiners are lower, but that's still no reason for me to like this change...
The set does a good job of depicting an AT-AP. The walker is stable even with 2 legs. The third leg folds up nicely and can be attached using 2 studs. All in all I really like how this set turned out.
On the negative side, I just have to mention that I paid 69.14 US$ for it (using today's exchange rate). I'm afraid that even though it is a good set, this price tag will scare of a lot of potential buyers.

Pictures:
3/4-view
Side view
Rear view
Front view
2-legged
Underside
Interior

Ratings:

Parts: 6 (adequate, nothing special)
Minifigs: 6 (adequate, nothing special)
Detail: 8 (very nice for a System set)
Playability: 8
Price to parts: 3 (17.6 cents a piece in Switzerland)
Availability: 8 (widespread
OVERALL RATING: 7
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are, by far, the best photos of the At-AP I have seen. Nice pics, warhawk, and thanks for the review.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review! Thanks for doing this so early after release, it helps alot! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review. I think I'll get one if I done blow all my money on the battlepacks Wink .
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review! I went looking for this set today but didn't find it. Bah!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm.......it seems I am being repeated by others on here. I shall overlook this and assume you're both drunk. Idea Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even realize that I did that. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The size of the actual set is impressive. I thought it was smaller.

Nice review. now I must ask, do the two legs move at all, or are they fixed?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooooohhh!!!! I like those dark clear pieces on the sides and the trap doors on it look promising. A couple of these would look great walking towards the MTT in a battle scene!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GIR3691: The two main legs have one point of articulation. The hip joint is poseable using these pieces, but everything else is fixed in place.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review; I'm really psyched for getting two or three of these. I might try some modification to make the legs more poseable; that way, they'd animate better in a stop-motion.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well my TRU had some 2008's so yes I bought them all. The AT- AP:

Pro's: Loved the legs they all work nicely.

Con's: Only 2 minifigs, the cover shows one of the clones with the smaller of the two new guns and set doesn't actually come with the smaller guns. The under side and back of the walker have some exposed or open parts where you can see inside. I don't mind cracks but I hate holes. In the front right when you're facing it you can almost fit a minifig between the nose and the floor plating. This is a set that I'm going to alter. On the driver side the control plane blocks this hole but they left it empty. I can post pitures later.

All in all I was every happy still to have something new! Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Review, the ship looks alot smaller then I originally thought, but it still looks great.
And very nice pictures.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rook wrote:
Well my TRU had some 2008's so yes I bought them all. The AT- AP:


Lucky. I went to the nearest one to me (which is 40 miles away) only to discover that Christmas shoppers had taken them all. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lucky. No shops near me even take LEGO Star Wars. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rook wrote:
Con's: Only 2 minifigs, the cover shows one of the clones with the smaller of the two new guns and set doesn't actually come with the smaller guns. The under side and back of the walker have some exposed or open parts where you can see inside. I don't mind cracks but I hate holes. In the front right when you're facing it you can almost fit a minifig between the nose and the floor plating. This is a set that I'm going to alter. On the driver side the control plane blocks this hole but they left it empty. I can post pitures later.


Yes, please do. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the legs dont have black on them/... Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are there any stickers in this set?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skilzz1 wrote:
the legs dont have black on them/... Shocked


That's been known for ages! Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

legomd: There are no stickers anywhere in this set. All decorations are printed.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warhawk wrote:
legomd: There are no stickers anywhere in this set. All decorations are printed.


thanks for the info, warhawk! i can't wait to get my hands on this beauty.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rook wrote:
On the driver side the control plane blocks this hole but they left it empty.


This was my one main complaint with the design as well. A glaring omission, as it could have been remedied using a mere three parts.

Other than that, I agree with the general consensus in this thread ... my personal favorite of the early-2008 line Smile.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This set looks amazing! I'll definately be getting it; thanks for the great review and pictures, warhawk! Also, did the Shock Troopers come with black hips or white hips? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Outrider: The minifigs have white hips.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is something new (I think). I'll just switch out the white hips with black hips myself. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This set really looks great and I would have loved it but there was one HUGE disappointment. Where's the floor?? Surprised
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fetty wrote:
Lucky. No shops near me even take LEGO Star Wars. Wink


Well, what's worse? Not having LSW or advertising it two months ahead of time (which is actually two months after the rest of the world gets them) and causing die hard fans to be driven near to "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my lifestyle"-fest waiting and going to their local TRU (which in the exact OPPOSITE part of town, btw) every day and getting their hopes horribly crushed?!?! Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad And we can't order them because of the insane shipping and handling fees ($15 added to the SI, come on!) , backorders and shipment times!!!! You, my friend, don't KNOW unfairness until you have lived in Saskatchewan (Specifically Regina, since Saskatoon gets things well before us)!!!!!!

Whew!!! Sorry about that rant, but I've been waiting a looooong time to let that out. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

...Dude,

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What?! We're all entitled to at least one enraged rant in the forums, aren't we? Wink Anyways, at least the sets can ship tomorrow (didn't buy any, it's just encouraging to know they'll ship right away). I'm definitely buying this to counter my MTT!!

(PS-HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2008 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am definately getting this set.
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