Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Lepin 05038 UCS Sandcrawler Star Wars Review - Part One

Welcome back to Its Not Lego!  Back in September 2016, I told you how I was really excited to learn that Lepin was cloning the Lego Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler 75059.  Well, after Christmas I found the Lepin 05038 version of this set on Aliexpress at a good price.  And now my package has arrived.

As always, I don't get the box delivered to me, just the bricks in a nondescript bag.  The Sandcrawler set is my largest bootleg brick set so far with 3346 pieces.  The Lepin instruction manual comes in a thick glossy booklet, but you don't get the two page pictorial introduction that you get in the Lego version of the manual.

The pages of the manual are decent quality and there aren't any missing instruction pages that I can see.

This is the back cover of the Lepin UCS Sandcrawler manual.

I tried to inventory each of the bags as I have done with other large Lepin sets, however most of the cellophane bags didn't come with any numbers.  I counted 65 individual bags.

The bag containing the yellow bricks was torn open in two places, so hopefully I won't have any missing parts.  I also found two bags of parts which appear to be identical, not sure if it's supposed to be that way or not.

The parts for the minifigures and droids look to be spread out amongst three separate bags.

Here's the minifigure parts as provided.

And here's all of the minifigures and most of the droids assembled.  You get the following minifigs and droids:  Luke Skywalker, Uncle Owen, C3P0, R2D2, a Green R2 unit, R5-D4.  You also get 4 Jawas, and some have different torso designs.

Here's how the minifigs look from the back.  I understand that there's a few other droids that come with the set, but I haven't gone through all the parts yet, so I'll look at those ones later.

Time to sift through the parts!  In my next blog post I'll start building the Lepin UCS Sandcrawler so be sure to come back in a few days to check on the progress.