Anyone who has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens will instantly recognise the scene on Takodana as replicated here, where Finn uses Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber to battle against Kylo Ren and the First Order Stormtroopers! This replica sets the scene at Maz Kanata’s bar and includes 5 minifigures as well as sliding doors, an exploding wall, a collapsing staircase and a falling tree! This is a 409 piece set that is sure to be popular amongst Star Wars fans, particularly for the inclusion of film favorites Kylo Ren, Finn, and, of course, the breakout star of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, TR-8R!
• Ages 8 – 14
• 409 pieces
• Includes 5 minifigures
• Finn, Kylo Ren, Maz Kanata, TR-8R and a standard Stormtrooper
• 4 x 9 x 5 inches
Is the LEGO Star Wars Battle on Takodana 75139 Worth Buying?
While this is a 409 piece set, it is not unfair to say that the scene itself is somewhat lacking. In essence, this is a set with 2 walls and a number of admittedly excellent minifigures. Although the scene is instantly recognisable as Takodana – the home of Maz Kanata, that is mostly thanks to the entrance gate and tribal flag that hangs over it. The second wall, which is collapsible, adds little to setting the scene. For those looking to set a scene for display may be slightly disappointed.
That being set, there is no denying the quality of the minifigures, which sell individually for close to the collective cost of this set. Kylo Ren and Fin are two of the main stars of the film, but the inclusion of Maz Kanata and the amusing named TR-8R will be of particular interest to fans. The Stormtrooper TR-8R is so called as he is the one who battles Fin in the film, with Fin wielding a lightsaber and TR-8R utilising a force baton. The scene was a highlight of the film, and it is fantastic to see the character recognised in the set.
Ultimately, the Battle on Takodana is a nice set with a number of excellent characters. The falling tree, collapsible staircase and exploding wall are good features that aid fun and imaginative play, but a few more of these touches would be appreciated. Fans will buy this set for the figures included more so than the set, but young children will thoroughly enjoy it regardless.