LEGO Star Wars Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser (8039) (Discontinued by manufacturer)
- Open the front hood to play inside Palpatine's detailed command center
- Lift rear wings to reveal hidden gunnar and storage area for extra bombs and missiles
- Includes 5 minifigures (Chancellor Palpatine, 2 elite Senate commando bodyguards, 1 clone trooper pilot and 1 clone trooper gunner)
- Measures 20" x 12" x 7" and contains 1170 pieces
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Details: Pieces: 1170. Rule the galaxy with the ultimate Republic starship. Built for ship-to-ship combat and bristling with turbolaser batteries, the Venator-class Republic Attack Cruiser is Grand Chancellor Palpatine's personal flagship during the Clone Wars. Open the front panel to access the Chancellor's quarters, reveal the hidden wing-cannons, and drop bombs on the Separatist forces below. Includes Chancellor Palpatine, 2 elite Senate commando bodyguards, 1 clone trooper pilot and 1 clone trooper gunner.Includes 5 minifigures: Chancellor Palpatine, 2 elite Senate commando bodyguards, 1 clone trooper pilot and 1 clone trooper gunner. Open the front hood to play inside Palpatine's detailed command center. Lift rear wings to reveal hidden gunnar and storage area for extra bombs and missiles. Dimensions: Length = 20" (50.8cm), Width = 12" (30.5cm), Height = 7" (17.8cm).Engage in a galactic battle with the Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser. This replica of Chancellor Palpatine's personal flagship during the Clone Wars is crafted from 1,170 LEGO pieces. Designed for ages 9 to 14, but with the potential to keep adults entertained, this detailed LEGO set is sure to set off a blast of creativity in anyone who plays with it.
The Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser is equipped with a hidden cannon under the wings. View larger.
Chancellor Palpatine and his elite Senate bodyguards are hidden behind a front panel. View larger.
Rule the Galaxy with the Ultimate Republic Starship
As seen in the film Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- in which the heroic Jedi Knights try to restore peace to the Galaxy as more and more members of the Republic fall under the influence of the Dark Side -- the Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser provides an action-packed narrative setting to inspire imaginative play.
Every detail of the Republic flagship is packed into this 20-inch-long model, which includes a front panel that opens to reveal Palpatine's quarters, a hidden cannon under the wings, a drop-bomb launcher, an escape pod, and more. The Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser comes complete with five mini figures: Chancellor Palpatine, two of his elite Senate bodyguards, one Clone Trooper pilot, and one Clone Trooper gunner.
Building the Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser
With 1,170 pieces and two colorful instruction booklets, the Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser took our two adult testers approximately three-and-a-half hours to construct. The majority of the pieces come in shades of gray, so approaching construction requires a bit or organization and discipline. But once building is started, detailed step-by-step illustrations make assembly straightforward.
Overall, this set scores an excellent rating for its clever design elements. Just when you think you've discovered all the hidden weapons and command posts, you stumble across another. Our favorite features are the Palpatine mini figure -- complete with cloth cape and wrinkled brow -- the sliding gunner, the hidden Clone Trooper cockpit, the escape pod, the bomb dropper, and the Chancellor's enormous command center.
Finally, most of all, our testers enjoyed the way the narrative of this set allowed them to reenact the ship-to-ship combat seen in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They also appreciated that the storyline is simple enough to make the set entertaining, whether or not your child has seen the film.
What's in the Box
1,170 LEGO pieces and two instruction booklets.