Welcome to BrickUltra’s second LEGO set review (you can notice the quality has improved greatly)! In this review, I will be taking a look at 75015 Corporate Alliance Tank Droid, which is part of the new LEGO Star Wars Summer 2013 Lineup. This is a remake of the Corporate Alliance Tank Droid set from back in 2009!
The Corporate Alliance Tank Droid comes with over 271-pieces and retails for $19.99. Does this new set beat the original back from 2009, or is the 2013 better! Let’s find out!
Box and Contents
The box is of course fairly small, I think the 2009 box was bigger even though the set is smaller. The set comes with three Minifigures in Jengo Fett, a Clone Trooper, and a Battle Droid. The Corporate Alliance Tank Droid includes 271 pieces and is recommend for ages 7-12. The back of the box reveals the action features the set includes like the moveable tracks and the flick fire missiles. Inside the box one finds two numbered bags, and one instruction booklet.
The Minifigures included are Jengo Fett, a Clone Trooper and a Battle Droid. Besides the actual set itself, Jengo Fett is probably why you go out and buy this exact set. The Clone Trooper is the standard issue clone that LEGO has been handing out in their other sets. The Geonosis Battle Droid in some-what neat, given it’s in only a select amount of sets. Jengo Fett is redesigned, coming with a helmet, antenna, and two blasters (sadly LEGO didn’t spend the time to custom mold new blasters for Jengo).
The set takes roughly 10-20 minutes to complete and is overall a pretty neat build. The overall set this time around is much more sturdier compared to the 2009 version. There are various differences between both models and building the sixty track pieces is probably the dullest part of the set (luckily it’s the last part).
The Completed Model
When complete you can definitely notice the size difference between the 2009 and 2013 version. The 2013 version is about a Minifigures arm to arm length in extra size (the video review will show this in better detail). During the build the interior portion of the Tank Droid is definitely different, thus providing the sturdier design. Another noticeable design tweak are the wheel covers on the side given the 2009 version has printed covers while the newer model has none. Other features on the model vary between light fixtures and weapon size differences.
If your interested in watching seeing the set in person, please view the video we made highlighting it’s features. Enjoy!
This set I would recommend for any fan of Star Wars or LEGO. The biggest question is, is the newer version better than the 2009 version and my response is yes. The newer version comes with a sturdier design compared to it’s ancestor and comes with Jengo Fett while the 2009 version came with Jetpack Clone Troopers. I myself am a huge fan of Star Wars and this is a must buy set, and is a noticeable upgrade over the 2009 version.
For investors Corporate Alliance Tank Droid might be valuable on the secondary market, however given LEGO has already remade the set probably makes you think otherwise and what stops LEGO from remaking this set again a few years from now. This set will only receive minor growth over the years in my eyes and investors might want to catch hold of bigger sets from the new LEGO Star Wars lineup. So in the end if you were hesitant to upgrade to the newer version I’ll reassure you and say you definitely should.
The Score = 9.5/10