Battle Of Hoth

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3866 Battle Of HothI managed to track it down this morning in Argos, which I believe is the first retalier in the world to be selling it.

It costs £25 and comprises 272 parts, including 32 microfigs which I think is the most to appear in a LEGO game. What makes these special, of course, is that they are Star Wars characters which, despite their size, are instantly recognisable as Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, Chewbacca, Han Solo, General Veers, snowtroopers and rebel troops.

3866 Battle Of Hoth The playing pieces are miniature versions of Hoth vehicles and creatures and are very detailed. The Tauntaun is my favourite and it would not have looked out of place in the Advent calendar. As well as the figs, there are some unique parts in it: four printed tiles and four 1x4 trans-clear tiles which have never appeared in a set before.

Here are pictures of the box and contents, the set under construction and the playing pieces:

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Update: I've played the game now. I don't know how it compares with other recent LEGO games, but basically it's a strategy game with the roll of a dice thown in to add an element of luck. The object is to either wipe out your opponent's forces or reach their base. Like chess, different pieces attack in different directions. It's not too bad I suppose, and, like other LEGO games, there's plenty of variations suggested to keep it interesting.

23 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Shame I didn't see this when I visited the MK LEGO brand store yesterday - I'd have snapped it up like a shot !

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice review huw, I think I may purchase this set sometime soon

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By in Australia,

That's very cool, I must say.

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By in Sweden,

Lil' Tauntaun is soooo cuuuuute.

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By in United Kingdom,

err, in which part of the Battle of Hoth did Boba Fett appear in?!

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By in Germany,

Awesome! Adding to future purchase list. :o)

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By in United States,

Hoooly microfigs!

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By in Canada,

The Games series appealed to me in every way except their original cost. If I see it in Canada I'll probably pick it up because of all the microfigs it features... but, only if, the price is right!

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By in Canada,

Not sure why Boba Fett is in there, but I won't complain XD

32 Micro figs is amazing, I can't wait to get this.

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By in United Kingdom,

Wow, only 22 fewer parts than the largest Heroica set but over double the microfigs. And only an extra £5. Will be watching out for a discount on this one to make it a must buy.

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By in United Kingdom,

Huw - great feature. May I use your pictures on a Board game site to show other users?

Regards

Baron

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By in United States,

Boba was on Hoth?! ))))) All those included troopers are great!

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By in United States,

Looks amazing. Can't wait to buy it! :)

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By in Canada,

@The Baron, yes you may, as confirmed by email.

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By in United States,

Why the heck is Boba Fett included and Princess Leia who was actually involved in the battle of Hoth. The exclusion of Leia alone makes me not want to buy this game, and I was really looking forward to it. LEGO doesn't usually subscribe to the "boys don't play with girls characters" mythos that other toy companies do.

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By in United States,

wow, very nice. I really like the great microfigs and the cute vehicles/rides. Hoth is my favorite scene from the movies, too. I'll definately be getting this.

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By in United Kingdom,

I got one of these today, its a pretty neat set, its the dark horse of 2012

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By in United Kingdom,

I know it's a small point, but the more I think about this, I am totally with slave2leia. They should have had Leia Hoth instead, and then done a Cloud City game later down the line, where they could have legitimately added Boba Fett. Just don't understand the thought process, unless it's a sales ploy!

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By in United Kingdom,

Although Boba wasn't on Hoth, he must have been quite close as he follows Han and the team to cloud city. At that point they have not made the jump to hyperspace, so must be in the vacinity of Hoth system.
Having said that, I would agree it is probably more to do with marketing.

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By in United States,

Boba was in the Hoth asteroid field, so his inclusion in this game isn't too far fetched.

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By in United Kingdom,

I thrashed you daddy :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Boba was most likely included so that each side had 16 microfigs, what would you prefer, another Imperial Officer or Boba Fett?

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By in United States,

No matter, the more Microfigs the better! I will defiantly plan on getting this, looks like a very cute and fun set.

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