Star Wars – Lego is the next exciting crossover and some of the beloved and iconic ships are being turned into Lego bricks. One of these products includes the Lego Star Wars AT-ST Walker. Now children and the young at heart can search for rebels using an AT-ST Walker, which stands for All Terrain, Scout Transport.
The lightweight bipedal walker is used by the ground forces of the Galactic Empire. What users will notice about this particular toy is that it’s highly complex and far beyond just the usual Lego structures.
Features of LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker
- Posable legs
- Wheel-activated turning top
- Cockpit that opens
- Top hatch with detailed mini-figure interior
- Dual spring-loaded shooters
- Elevating guns
- With three Lego figures
What We Like About the Lego Star Wars AT-ST Walker
Our lives as adults got duller but the Lego’s only became more exciting since we were kids. Now your children can play with movie-tie in Lego blocks, no doubt made more popular thanks to the Lego movies, like The Lego Batman Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie. Obviously, anyone who loves Star Wars would probably get a nostalgic kick out of this Lego interpretation of one of the most popular vehicles of the Star Wars franchise.
The posable legs and turning top section allow for movements that are actually similar to the images seen in the Lucas-brand movies. The figures also have familiar characteristics of Rebel Trooper and of Baze Malbus of Movie: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The price is also said to be fair and not inflated just because of the Star Wars tie-in.
What Others Are Saying About the Lego Star Wars AT-ST Walker
Practically all reviews for the product have been positive, though some have mentioned a few drawbacks. Criticisms of the LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker 75153 focus on the lack of balance in the assembled vehicle, as well as a “rolling” cockpit. This could be a problem if you’re not careful and accidentally knock chunks of the AT-ST Walker apart. Although “rebuilding time” shouldn’t be a problem with Lego lovers.
Other criticisms focus on the lack of movement of the Walker, since the legs are only movable at the upper joint, not towards the bottom. Once it is set it cannot move around in true-to-screen fashion. It provides some stability but not necessarily “realism”. The lack of fluid motion of the legs may disappoint children hoping to make it move like the movie. However, collectors and children who aren’t picky about the movements probably won’t mind.
The Final Thought
LEGO STAR WARS AT-ST Walker is an ideal gift if your munchkin is a fan of Star Wars or enjoys building Lego bricks. The only person it might disappoint is someone that doesn’t “get” Star Wars or that doesn’t especially like the cerebral part of assembling a toy when you play with it. For the size and price however, it’s a fair deal.