Today I am taking a look at Star Wars LEGO set #9489 Endor Rebel Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack. I was a big fan of the endor rebels in the larger Endor set, and was a bit surprised to see LEGO include them here. It seems a big part of the draw for the $100+ Endor set was the unique minifigs. Those figures now went from trading for $7+ on the aftermarket, down to about $3. But… this does mean that more kids will get their hands on these, which is nice.
I’ve already noticed that the Clone Battle pack is selling out quickly everywhere, but this set is moving pretty slowly. I suppose that is just the factor of the Clone Wars cartoon vs a movie that is nearly 30 years old. Unlike the Clone battle pack, this one includes what I would consider four proper minifigs.
The contents of the box:
I love these colors and pieces, lots of uses for them in a variety of theme:
The endor rebels. The minifig on the left has a new face, but the body remains the same. These are a hot commodity because MOCers used them for army themed displays. The minifig on the right has a new torso. Both look really nice:
Back printing. Hoodies are in:
Scout trooper and the new Stormtrooper torso:
Both have the new faces. Again, does ANYONE in the Empire shave?
A comparison of three versions of Stormtroopers. The older helmet on the left, the newer helmet but now old torso in the middle, and the new Stormtrooper on the right. The change to the torso doesn’t seem very significant to me, I’m wondering why they bothered. I was a bit surprised to not see leg printing, since they are rolling that out on more and more minfigs, especially in the Star Wars lineup:
The built set:
The tree hideout, spying on the Empire troopers in the distance:
The little gun. Kind of a lame part of the set, but again, I love these colors, so I won’t complain:
The front of the flick-fire missile:
All in all, a nice set. I like how they are including opposing sides in the same pack, meaning kids get a lot more playability for $13.