LEGO Star Wars Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfigthers

Star Wars: A New Hope has captured my attention ever since I was a little child. The original Star Wars Trilogy defined my childhood and has definitely impacted who I am today. That said, I own very little from that film in terms of LEGO. I'm slowly changing that. Now, when I saw the new Dewback Microfigher I had to get it. It was such a cute build. So, now that I have been showered with LEGO for my birthday, I have a copy here to review! Also, there is an escape pod or something too...

This set retails for $19.99 in the U.S. and comes with 177 pieces.

Now, I am not the biggest fan of the microfighter series. I currently only have three sets. I am not a fan of the shrunken ships. However, this Dewback actually is really close to scale. The sandtrooper  fits quite comfortably on the saddle. 

The head and tail both have ball joints which give them a bit of articulation. The eyes of the dewback are a printed piece which looks nice. The legs are static and cannot move. 

The new Sandtrooper is also really great to get. This version comes with the new Stormtrooper helmet that was recently introduced. I think it looks pretty good, but I prefer the original. It is dual molded, which I don't think was needed. The prints look fine and they do line up. The torso and leg prints are both excellent. The backpack is a simple build, but works just fine. Of course, this is yet another appearance by angry clone.

The Droid Escape Pod isn't a bad build either. It has seats for both droids, which is nice. I personally think it captures the look of the ship quite well. There is a bit of greebling here and there. The thrusters can be moved around and positioned any way you like. The ship also will stand on it's own which is really nice.

The set also comes with the infamous droid duo, R2-D2 and C-3PO. I am really glad that both of them come in such a small set. They both look great. I can't say much since the design  has been the same for a while. I am happy that the head print for R2 is relatively even.

I really like this set. I think it may be the best Microfighters set so far. Then again this is like the third set I own. I would definitely recommend this set if you think it is up your alley. I honestly can find no fault here.