Review - 75164 Rebel Trooper Battle Pack

Following up on our last review, now we're looking at the battle pack for our rebels, a 2017 release!  Another 120 pieces is included in this $15.00 set, and I feel it's definitely worth the new price.  (Previously battle packs were around $13.00 in the US.) 

Between the two battle packs released, this one has more pieces, and the figures are each different.  The pieces and colors included here are much better than the Imperial pack.

Just like our typical packs, two bags of parts dump out upon opening the box.  One instruction booklet is all you need, and absolutely no stickers or printed elements with this set. 


The extra pieces are a little bit more exciting than the last set, including a couple extra nozzles and a mask for one of our rebel helmets.



As stated above, each figure included in this set is different.  Sometimes it's a nice change to get a variety, rather than all the same figure or two variants.  It's appropriate that the figures here are different, since the Alliance didn't really have a set uniform.  All the detailing on these figures is amazing, demonstrating that battle pack figures continue to get better!  The straps, buckles, and pouches also continue around onto their backs, which is great.  Quite a bargin!

This set gives the rebels two builds, compared to the Imperials who got one.  One rebel soldier can man a mounted turret (left) and defend the line against the Death Troopers.  Another rebel could hop on that slick speeder (right) and take the battle to the Empire.  I particularly like that speeder bike.  It's something unique that if you had multiples, it would fit well in a battle scene.

Based on the nice variety of figures, their detailing, and the parts/builds included with this set, I give it a higher approval rating than the previous battle pack. 

Parts included:  4/5   Build:  3.5/5   Figures:  4.5/5Overall rating:  I'll give it 4 out of 5 Nerdlys!


Nathaniel Stoner

     My name is Nathaniel Stoner, and I am an very active LEGO builder.  I mostly build in the themes of castle and science-fiction, but I also dabble in other genres and create occasional random MOC's (My Own Creations). 

     When I was younger, I would get and build small LEGO sets for my birthday, but I was never really into them.  When they fell apart, I would become frustrated attempting to put them back together and would throw them in a box in my closet.  I couldn't stand them!

     Then, miraculously, I became addicted to the LEGO brick later in my teen years.  Ever since, I have continued to build up (pun intended) my collection of bricks and to expand my knowledge of techniques and building skills.  LEGO is truly more than a toy, its an art form and a way to express yourself.

     For the most part, I collect LEGO Star Wars (mainly the minifigs), which is probably my favorite LEGO theme.  I have a fairly decent collection, including some of the original 1999 sets, such as the Snowspeeder, X-Wing, and Naboo starfighter.  I also collected LEGO the Lord of the Rings when those sets first came out.  The minifigs are great, and the story remains one of my favorites ever. 

     My hope is to inspire other young (and perhaps even older) LEGO builders to unleash their inner creativity!  You can find me on my Flikr here