By now many of you have heard of the rumor that LEGO might be working on a new LEGO Star Wars UCS Hoth Echo base set. Not long ago, this rumor was fueled by the released of a LEGO mini movie that took place in Hoth. From then on, many fans were sure that LEGO had on last card under the sleeve. Now, thanks to the, there’s even more reason to believe that we’ll see this set.
The blizzard of LEGO 2016 Star Wars sets contains a trio of sets from the Original Trilogy, and having already discussed the and , that leaves one last snowflake left to talk about. We’ve had no shortage of brick-built Battle of Hoth sets over the years, and this winter we can add one more: the LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack 75138!
The inside of the rebel base is not nearly as nicely laid out and accessorized as the #7879 LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base from 2011. The sliding crane is okay, and the little control room is fine (although very plain), but while the front of the set is oversaturated with play-features and shooting action and has nice landscaping, the back doesn’t look good, and there is not a whole lot to play with. Again, the 2011 set was much better in both look and play-features, and it was only $90.
As you can see from the pictures, the #65098 LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth is basically a collection of small modules that can be configured in various ways. In fact, they are just slightly modified versions of the #7666 LEGO Star Wars Hoth Rebel Base from 2007, the #8089 LEGO Star Wars Wampa Cave from 2010, the #7879 LEGO Star Wars Hoth Echo Base from 2011, and the #75138 LEGO Star Wars Hoth Attack from 2016. This is not a bad thing for those who have missed out on the previous sets, as it is a solid collection with great flexibility and play-value.