LEGO Star Wars Resistance Transport Pod Reveiw

Well look at this, I'm late in getting a review done, again. I had a relevant set to review; the hype train for the movie was building up. And I review the set three months later. Is it any wonder the number of visitors is so low? But there is good news, this is my hundredth post on this blog, so yay! Anyways, I was given a copy of the Resistance Transport Pod set from The Last Jedi by my grandmother, and so here I am.

This set was released in 2017 and originally retailed for $29.99 in the U.S. It came with 294 pieces, two Minifigs and a Droid. The Price Per Part ratio comes out at  10.3 cents per piece, which is an average for these days. 

The main build is the Transport Pod. This seems to be a section from the Resistance Transport from The Force Awakens. The build is asymmetrical, which I appreciate as a departure from the symmetrical ships in the LEGO Star Wars theme. 


The cockpit piece is a large specialized element with several stickers applied to it. The stickers add some detail to the piece, but they could be left off by those who are appalled by stickers. 

To the left of the cockpit is a storage container that is used to hold the studs for the cannon. I do not know whether or not this is in Star Wars cannon, but it does add some play features to the model and it prevents you from losing your extra ammo. The designs on all of the bricks are stickers, not prints (Excluding Minifigs, Droids, and Thermal Detonators.)

The left side of the model features a blaster thing that is able to rotate around. I think the application of the stud-blaster in this instance is actually not bad. It doesn't look appalling and it is a good feature for younger kids. The other blasters look okay. You can rotate this turret by turning the engine in the back. It is another fun feature that kids will enjoy.  The geared mechanism is in the back of the vessel. You can access it by removing the back panel. 

The opposite side of the craft only has a bit of detailing and another secret compartment. The round disk thing is pretty nice, and I think the application of a sticker adds to the design. The removable compartment. Inside is a couple of thermal detonators and Rose's shock weapon. This doesn't take up too much space, and it is another part of this set little kids will go crazy for. The thermal detonators  are a simple build. The shock weapon is a small build, but it gets the job done. 

I guess I should also mention the spring-loaded shooters that LEGO integrated into the bottom of the set. They somehow managed to add even more weapons to this set. The shots are fired by turning the round disk below the weapons turret. I love this; it is really well done. It is hidden and out of sight, but the feature performs well. The mechanism even allows you to fire one shot at a time. 

The backside of the ship looks excellent. I love the application of the macaroni pieces. The Minifigure heads in trans-light blue are nice. I wish that the largest engine had a blue light, but it is understandable because of the action feature. However, I do think there could have been more detail added, but there was probably a restriction on how many parts they could use. 

The interior of the vessel is quite posh. It seems that the seats are cushioned. The display with the yoke is nice. The sticker displays what is possibly some terrain. I love how there are clips for the Minifigures weapons to be stored; it is great to have a place to store them instead of laying them in a bin. The back even has a stud for BB-8 to stand on. I appreciate the detail in this interior. 

The top section of the craft is well-executed. The stickers on the wing are nice. The other stickers also add to the model. 

The Minifigures in this set are excellent. The new Finn Minifigure is a welcome update. His new face print is a lot more lighthearted than the head he had in other sets. His reverse face print is screaming.  The new torso adds stitches where his jacket was cut in his fight with Kylo Ren. The legs include a holster print as well as a belt. Finn comes with a silver blaster to represent the in-universe blaster. 

The Rose figure is exclusive to this set, as well as the Finn figure. She sports a new hairpiece, and it looks fantastic. Her Resistance mechanic's jumpsuit is well detailed. She has a double sided face: one side is smirking, the other is screaming.  I like this figure a lot; LEGO put a lot of effort into it. 

While BB-8 is not exclusive to this set, he is great to get. This is currently the cheapest way to get him in a set. The overall design is really accurate. I love all the detail that they put into this figure. the designs on each side are unique. He is a bit large, but then again this is LEGO.

This is an overall a fantastic set. The exclusive Minifigures are great. This is the cheapest way to get BB-8. The actual ship is covered in hidden compartments and blasters.  Little kids will love all the play that they can get out of this set. The exclusivity of the Minifigures will draw adult collectors as well. This is a well rounded, well detailed set that I would recommend to anyone. Anyways, that's all I got. Thank you for stopping by!