75058 MTT revealed

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A picture of a hitherto unknown Star Wars set 75058 MTT, has surfaced on flickr and Facebook, having been taken in the franchised LEGO store in Budapest, Hungary.

I suspect this will be a LEGO exclusive.

Thanks rancorbait for the news.

74 comments on this article

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By in Canada,

Looks like its dark orange this time! :oD

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By in United Kingdom,

Hard to tell but it looks regular brown to me.

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By in United Kingdom,

Is the minifigure furthest right E.T.? ;)

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By in United States,

Surprised they would make a new MTT. 7662 is a hard set to top.

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By in Canada,

Perhaps, but aren't those brown slopes on the top?

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By in United Kingdom,

This set seems like a step down from #7662 MTT to be honest. I was really hoping for an AAT as #7662 is still a fantastic set which holds up well beside the new, even after seven years. A remake therefore seems pointless as it does not improve on the original.

Nevertheless, I look forward to picking this one up and comparing the two.

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By in United States,

"A remake therefore seems pointless as it does not improve on the original." It's not like this is the first SW remake that has been a step down - we are seeing more and more of those of late. Most notoriously, the Sail Barge

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By in United States,

Why would you expect this to be a LEGO exclusive Huw? Nothing about this looks like an exclusive to me at all. Just the usual "large" set of a given wave.

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By in Canada,

@dougts - Perhaps because we only got the image now instead of several months ago?

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By in United Kingdom,

Glad I kept my 7662, this certainly looks like a huge step backwards in comparison.

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By in United States,

Rather disappointing, from this picture I think 7662 looks much better.

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By in Australia,

Man the Star Wars theme has really gone to the dogs. This is not a step backwards from the 7662, it's a 500 meter dash. What's more, it comes on the back of the third remake on the same scale for the Republic Gunship, AT-TE, and Millenium Falcon, what feels like the 1 billionth reproduction of the system-scale X-Wing, a stripped down Jabba's Sail barge, and remakes of the Y-Wing, A-wing, and B-Wing, all on the same scales as the originals with minor improvements. There was simply no way to improve the original MTT on system-scale without making it unduly similar to the 7662, and it should not have been attempted. That model was a triumph of modelling, design, and functionality. This just fills a gap in the market.

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By in France,

Astonishing and awful!!!

I have been expecting an AAT, I am very disappointed and angry against LEGO designers.

Nevertheless, I think that #7662 MTT from 2007 is still the best 2007 LEGO set and in top 5 best LEGO sets ever. (heavy, realist, with 20 B-1 and a reliable storage).

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By in United Kingdom,

This doesn't surprise me at all. After watching the latest 'set' of Yoda Chronicles Mini-Movies, and seeing this in the background, I bet the model would appear as a set. That is so often the trend with the Mini-Movies; small tasters for what is to come...

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By in United Kingdom,

> Why would you expect this to be a LEGO exclusive Huw

OK, probably the wrong term: it'll be a 'limited availability' set, in that it'll be available from LEGO directly and from one selected retailer in each major market. A TRU exclusive, or whatever.

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By in United Kingdom,

There does seem to be less to this new set and of course it will cost at least £99.99.
I am just happy that I will not need to buy this set.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like Johnny 5 is making a cameo appearance!

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By in United States,

While I'm glad they're remaking the MTT since I juuuust missed out on getting the 2007 version, I'm disappointed they didn't make it in Separatist colors because that would have helped differentiate it from past versions.

Ultimately my purchase will hinge on the number of battle droids it comes with. The major appeal of the 2007 version was that it was an incredible army-builder. If this doesn't come with at least 16 battle droids then I can't justify the size and cost of the set. Right now it looks like it comes with about 8 which would be hugely disappointing - that's even less than #7929! What's the point of getting a battle droid transport if it doesn't come with tons of battle droids?

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By in Russian Federation,

This feeling when the new set is definitely worse than the previous one

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By in United States,

This looks very blocky. #7662 is a beautiful set compared to this. I was really hoping to get a Naboo pilot in an actual Naboo spacecraft....like the Royal Cruiser.
I would love a Pearl Grey Naboo Cruiser.

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By in United Kingdom,

Like bait to a Rancor I couldn't stop myself from looking into this article. I thought the minifigures suggested very strongly that this set was an AAT, considering both the Jedi and Naboo guards aren't involved in the battle on the plains, but I should've known TLG better as they do sometimes include random characters that have nothing to do with the situations they're put in. The number of droids is acceptable as I have over 100-150 already, (and these droids aren't new) but the size of the MTT just isn't as good as it's previous iteration. The insane space for deployment racks was always the best part and now there's seemingly only room for 3 or 4 droids.

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By in United States,

This set looks amazing! I have always wanted the 2007 version since I first saw it! For me, this is a must! "Jabba the Taff": the minifigure is a PK-4 Droid, only seen in Episode 1 in the Trade Federation Battleship, the Saak'ak.

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By in United States,

For the "get-them-all" collector, I can agree this remake is a bit disappointing. However for kids that are in to LEGO right now this must be great. The last version of the MTT was released 7 years ago. A 10-year playing with LEGO today would've only been 3 at the time. It gives a chance for the new generation to get vehicles and sets that they couldn't before. As for me, unless I catch this on a really good sale I'll probably just buy the Naboo guard separately (especially since I have both of the earlier versions).

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By in Netherlands,

Wow, am I glad I have the #7662... This looks more like an improvement on the first MTT. No wonder, improving #7662 will mean it wil go into UCS-territory.

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By in United States,

Well, comparing the new one to the 2007 one, I think the new one looks far more accurate. The 2007 one was beautiful in its own right (I missed out on it because I basically stopped collecting non-UCS Star Wars sets around 2005), but glancing at my old Star Wars Episode I cross section book, the slopes on the back, the smoother top, and the shape of the blaster housings on the front all look far more accurate to the real thing. The back section also looks far more accurate in shape.

The only thing I dislike about this new version is that the number of droids it carries is pitiful — in that respect the 2007 one easily has it beat, which perplexes me.

See here to compare with the real thing: http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080413185244/starwars/images/f/fb/MTT_ep1ig.png Needless to say, it's still not as accurate in its shapes and angles as the new Sandcrawler, but overall it's a vast improvement over either of the previous versions. I don't really plan to get this set — it's not quite such a blast of nostalgia as the Podracers a few years back — but I still love seeing the great Episode I vehicles I remember from my childhood brilliantly redesigned for the modern era!

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By in Canada,

In the facebook's post of franchised LEGO store you can read:
"it's a brand _new_ set ... and you can buy this set with a Darth Revan minifig in this month only."
One of the comment is: "this is a repacked set only - nothing more: except the 2 pcs of the new minifigures in the set (and one of them is the known 'naboo guard' minifig)."

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By in United States,

And this is a remake that will not be going on my wish list. Honestly, #7662 is better, due to the size, accuracy, and all around look. The 2007 version had very little studs showing, but now, the whole side is covered in studs. Also, what is up with that droid rack? Why are they standing up? Honestly, this is a very disappointing remake, but I am honestly glad that it wasn't an improvement, because now I don't have to buy the better version because the 2007 version is the better version.

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By in Netherlands,

I think we may be a bit quick to judge here.
I would really like to see the real thing and compare the complete model with previous ones.
This does not look so bad to be at first sight.
It does seem to hold less droids.

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By in United States,

This set looks terrible! Ok, maybe it's not that bad, but the 2007 one is much larger ad better looking. It only looked like this one can hold three, while th other one held almost 20. You would think it comes with more droids, since it's a droid transport. The one set we got back in 2012 with Jar Jar was the rack that goes in this thing, and the one in this set is like half the size. Unfortunately, I didn't get into Lego Star Wars until 2008, so I missed out in it. I've always been hoping for a remake, but we ends up with this. Oh well. It will be a nice addition to my droid vehicles. Also, it looks like Vader is trying to grab the STAP. :P

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By in United States,

Really whisking Lego made another Republic Fighter Tank and an UT-AT.

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By in Canada,

This is quite a step down in my opinion. I own #7662, and to be quite honest, I think that this looks much more like #7184 from 2000. In other words, not the best. Obviously this is intended to be a smaller set than #7662, but still - the designers could have done better.

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By in United Kingdom,

As a few people seem to have forgotten, 2007 was seven years ago. It seems a bit silly to suggest that a remake is lazy, not needed, or has to be an improvement to be valid.
I mean, there's plenty of people saying the exact opposite about a UCS Falcon.... ;)

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By in United States,

I don't care for the set per se, but I love those new minifigures. I'll gladly take a new Qui-Gon and Obi and Naboo guard. I still need a Panaka though..

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By in Australia,

Looks like yet another set I need to get! :)

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By in Canada,

Looks worse then the 07 version but Ill probally still get it depending on the price.
Also how many droids are in the set?
Thats sad the battle for naboo set had more droids then this thing...
and it had 10 droids...

the rancor: ah ok thanks I couldnt tell

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By in United Kingdom,

7 battle droids and a pilot judging by the box

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By in United States,

Ok, but if it is any where near the 2007's price, it WILL be a let down.

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By in United States,

Horrid!!! It's the Sail Barge all over again.

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By in United States,

I'll be the odd man out and say that this set looks very interesting; it appears to be smaller than the previous MTT, but of course, it's probably going to cost less as well, so that's a plus! In terms of appearance, it's not too bad, although I feel that some things could have been done differently (e.g. it's a bit too jagged and the battle droid carrier that comes out of the front is really small on the interior, apparently being able to hold only three droids).

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By in United Kingdom,

Oh dear, this is a pass for me. Can't believe I've just said that...

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By in Australia,

I quite like it, it doesn't have all those grey splodges that the previous rendition had. It does look smaller though, but that means cheaper! I haven't got an MTT, so I will gladly pick this one up.

I like the minifigs, but it's a shame they didn't have some more relevant ones. They could have done some Gungans, or since they've got Panaka there (or is it a generic guard, I can't see the name?), a battle Padmé. Or since they've got the Jedi, why not throw in Darth Maul so we can duel them (or better idea, just make their duel it's own set!!) :P

The PK4 droid is also an odd, but welcome, choice.

I'm hoping for a Naboo Flash Speeder remake in the near future - long overdue! Not the most exciting vehicle, but I reckon it would like really nice in dark green with some more modern, smoother pieces. It has the potential for interesting minifigs too - battle Padmé, Boss Nass, perhaps.

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By in Jersey,

This looks about on a par with #7184 in terms of design, vastly inferior to #7662, with what looks like less space for droids than both previous version.

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By in United Kingdom,

I've just noticed, 7662 came out in 2000, and 7184 in 2007... I'm going to be bold and make a prediction for 2021 that whether we think we need another MTT, and regardless of whether it's better than the last one in whoever's opinion, we'll be getting one! :P

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By in Netherlands,

@zipsforbananas: I think you mean 7184 came out in 2000, and 7662 in 2007 ;-) But I see the merit in your conclusion that a next MTT version is due for 2021!

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By in United Kingdom,

its really good i think

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By in United Kingdom,

Let me guess- smaller than the 2007 MTT, less parts than the 2007 MTT, but more expensive...

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By in United States,

^ The defense of the generic poorly drawn futuristic Rome earth world.

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By in United States,

Any idea on the piece count or price point?

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By in United States,

^Gonna call 767 pieces and about 80$

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By in Netherlands,

Ages 9-14... Please bear in mind that children who didn't get the chance to buy this set in 2007 (maybe they weren't even born yet) now get the chance to but an MTT. (or an ATAT, Imperial Star Destroyer and all the other re-releases LEGO is flooding on the market this year)
I know this doesn't apply to AFOL's but in the end LEGO is a kids' product.
For me personally: I love the 2007 version so I'm gonna skip this one. So far only a couple of minifigs might be interesting.

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By in United Kingdom,

@alldarker - I did indeed. Slips like that ruin the illusion when you're trying to be clever don't they! Whoops! :P

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By in United States,

Ugh, another? 2 was enough. This one's smaller than the 2007 one.

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By in United States,

ytjedi and bobni pretty much said everything I was thinking. I have a 7- and a 5-year old who are heavy into Star Wars, and Episode 1 is their favorite. This is a perfect set for them since a 7662 at this point is a little out of my comfort realm for a set specifically for them.

I don't think anyone here will argue that this is better that 7662, so let's move on.

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By in United States,

I am with everyone that says we need a new AAT it had been to long since the first one.

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By in United States,

Looks slightly better than 7662, though the black greebles on 7662 behind the turrets looked nice (as opposed to brown ones here which blend in too much)..
Main concern is that the battle droid count seems WAY lower. If I can find 7662 for around the same price as whatever this will be, I will most likely pick 7662, although the inclusion of non-droid figs in this version is tempting.

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By in United States,

@Blockland 762 P for 89.99

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By in United States,

Nice to see LEGO botching another set. Stack this one next to the newest sail barge.
But as long as people keep buying them like this LEGO will keep making them like this.

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By in Canada,

Not a fan of this one for sure... a step down..

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By in United States,

@D B Glad to see somebody who agrees that this is an improvement! I don't know why anybody seems to think that #7662 was better, unless they're not making any comparisons to the real vehicle. This one is far more accurate, just as #7662 was much more accurate than its predecessor #7184. But then again, it seems a lot of people have this irrational aversion to having a lot of studs showing on models, which I've never understood. Are you somehow so ashamed of the fact that it's a LEGO model that you think its studs should be hidden?

I felt the same way about the sail barge. The old one was brilliant in its own right, but geometrically the new one, with its more gradual nose slope, is far more accurate and more complex to boot. But like exposed studs, a brick-built look is something a lot of people are uncomfortable with for some reason, even when it means a more complex and geometrically accurate build with fewer specialized parts.

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By in United States,

@Aanchir

It's not necessarily the fact that studs are showing, but how it's done. If the entire MTT had studs showing (and minimal usage of slope bricks), I think less people would be bothered by it, but this model tries a "50/50" approach, a weird blend of studs-showing and studs-not-showing, which makes it look sloppy and strangely jagged.

A better technique they could have used for accuracy was using the plates with slightly less studs, as with #7662.

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By in Panama,

Why does it seem that just about every set based on the PM has to have obi-wan and qui-gon in it? I much rather have a few extra TF droids instead of more obi/quigon figures than I count. I have a larger Obi-Wan army than I do a trade federation one.

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By in United States,

Personally, I would take 7184 over this new one. Hopefully this turns out like the rest of the prequel sets to be better than it looks in the picture.

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By in United States,

@madroskylo90

Yeah, Obi-Wan at Qui-Gon weren't even at this battle in the movie. They should definitely be replaced with some more droids.

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By in Ireland,

Captain Panaka is horrible.........I honestly think the 2011 was better

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By in United States,

@Dragon_Master_48 it is a step down from the 2007 version, not the 2000 version.

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By in United States,

Another missed chance to have a Boss Nass minifigure

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By in United States,

My 7-year-old will be thrilled with this since 7662 came out the year he was born and costs a fortune to buy used. I don't see why it's so difficult to understand that LEGO, as the world's biggest toy company, might sometimes make toys that appeal to children.

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By in United States,

You know, I am as against all the remakes as most, but I kind of like this. The last one was bigger and better, but I will enjoy adding an updated smaller version to my collection. It basically took the better look and design of the last one, but it looks to be about the same smaller size as the first one. I think it will still be cool.

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By in United States,

I like this design better than the #7662 MTT, but just by a little bit. I missed out on #7662 so I will try to pick this one up. even though the droid rack holds 3 droids, I will probably just customize it to hold more droids.

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By in United States,

@Missing Brick the reason why the battle of Naboo occured was because the trade federation was forced to invade naboo by their secret leader, Darth Sidius, because Queen Amidala wouldn't sign a treaty. The Queen wanted to take back her Planet by Stopping the invasion. She gained Jar Jar Binks' trust and Jar Jar gained the permission of the Gungans to have an army for Padme. The Gungans were going to stop the Trade Federation but they battled in the plains of Naboo, while the Naboo Starfighter Pilots went to blow the Droid controll Ship.

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By in United States,

It looks much smaller than the older one, too bad. This is so disappointing, I have #7662, but I wanted more for a good Naboo battle. This won't look good next to the older one. Guess I will still be looking at eBay.

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By in United Kingdom,

Battle of Naboo? The by-product of a cunning plan to simply get Queen Amidala to raise 'a vote of no confidence' in Chancellor Vallorum so that Senator Palpatine could run for Supreme Chancellor. Palpatine was from Naboo so it made sense to orchestrate a trade war on his home planet to gather support from other senators and his Queen. They could have achieved the same without Jar Jar Binks and Boss Flab though ;-)

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