75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack Reviewed

After a gap of nearly two years, LEGO has brought back the much-loved battle pack! Having been a staple of the LEGO Star Wars fan’s collection since 2007 when 7654 Droids Battle Pack and 7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack were first introduced to meet the demand of the growing ranks of army builders, they noticeably absent in 2021, causing much fear and wailing within the LEGO Star Wars community.

However, after receiving a tongue-lashing from brazen Internet warriors when word got out that 2021 would pass without any new battle pack additions, LEGO responded with a clear message:

Battle packs are not gone forever.

Source: Jens Kronvold Frederiksen (LEGO) via Jay’s Brick Blog

Clarifying the situation, the Star Wars design team leader explained that battle packs didn’t fit in with the 2021 assortment of sets and went on to assure fans that they would be back.

75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack

Let young fans build their own army and recreate Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back action with the Snowtrooper Battle Pack (75320). It features 4 LEGO® minifigures with assorted blaster weapons, a buildable Imperial Hoth speeder bike, stud-shooting E-Web heavy repeating blaster and snow trench with extra ammunition. This building toy makes an awesome little gift or reward for creative kids aged 6 and up, to boost their collection of Snowtroopers and add new play possibilities to their other LEGO Star Wars™ sets. This set comes with step-by-step building instructions. And check out digital instructions on the LEGO Building Instructions app, with zoom and rotate viewing tools to enhance the experience. The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starships, vehicles, locations and characters for over two decades. There is a huge array of buildable models for play and display that will excite fans all ages.

    • Building set for battle play – With this LEGO® Star Wars™ Snowtrooper Battle Pack (75320), youngsters can build an army and reimagine epic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back scenes
    • 4 LEGO® minifigures – A Hoth Scout Trooper and 3 Snowtroopers, plus 2 blaster guns, a blaster rifle and blaster pistol
    • Mini builds – An Imperial Hoth speeder bike (which also combines with the 75313 AT-AT set), stud-shooting E-Web heavy repeating blaster and a snow trench with extra ammunition
    • Gift idea for ages 6 and up – Give this 105-piece building toy to any kid who is into Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as a birthday or holiday gift or anytime treat
    • Portable play – The speeder bike measures over 1 in. (3 cm) high, 4.5 in. (12 cm) long and 1 in. (3 cm) wide. This compact set will fit in a kid’s backpack ready for play wherever they go
    • Interactive building instructions – Find instructions in the pack and on the free LEGO® Building Instructions app, which features digital viewing tools to enhance the building experience
    • Sets for all ages – LEGO® Star Wars™ sets allow kids and adult fans to recreate iconic scenes, make up their own unique stories or simply display the construction models
    • High quality – LEGO® components meet stringent industry standards, ensuring a simple, secure connection every time
    • Safety first – LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure they satisfy rigorous safety standards

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With two bags and a small instruction booklet inside the box, you know this set isn’t going to take long to complete – and you’d be right because it’s an easy build in 15 minutes. Getting going with the four ethnically and gender diverse minifigure cohort first, the build moves on to the speeder bike, the E-web heavy repeating blaster, and finally the snowbank.

Most fans purchasing this set will be in it for the three snowtroopers – two male (both Caucasian and Black toned skin) and one female (with Caucasian facial features) – and the Latino/Asian colored scout trooper. While the snowtroopers are minifigure fodder, the scout trooper is all-new-for-2022!

Like three-quarters of the minifigures included in 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack, two of the three accessories are akin to repacks. The speeder bike was last seen in 75313 AT-AT, but with a $799.99 price tag, this set is a much more affordable way to add this to your fleet of Imperial vehicles. The same can be said for the E-web cannon, which has the added feature of a stud shooter.

Best of all – and proving that simplicity sells – is the collection of white bricks that make up the snowbank that serves as cover for the advancing Imperial army. The only feedback about this add-on is that the gray cheese slopes (presumably meant to be rocks) stick out like a sore thumb and would have been better if they were white.

This new battle pack of Imperial recon and raiders is very reminiscent of the Imperial Attack Base playset that Kenner released in 1980, and slots in remarkably well with the rash of sets that LEGO released to (belatedly) mark the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.

Is it worth the price though?

As appealing as the packaging graphics make this set, the contents of 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack is one of those sets that is belied by the size of the box.

With a low brick count compared to the four minifigures, at nearly twice the community accepted mean of $0.10 dollars per brick this set takes a big jump away from the $14.99 that recent battle packs like 75266 Sith Troopers Battle Pack, and 75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack were priced at.

While it’s great to see LEGO releasing complementary assortments close together – which supports both sales and play – and it’s easy to acknowledge that 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack does complement the recent rash of sets that have added to The Empire Strikes Back collection, the inflated price tag of $19.99 does feel like LEGO is capitalizing on the desire of LEGO Star Wars fans to fill up their 75313 AT-AT crew compartment.

For those who are still looking for more Snowtroopers – and weren’t able to stock on copies of the 80th issue of the official LEGO Star Wars Magazine that hit newsagency shelves in January – this is currently the most affordable option for bulk Snowtrooper minifigures.

For that reason – and the fact that it is a fun set to build and play with – it can be recommended, but don’t expect a whole lot more.

This set is available now at LEGO.com, Walmart, Target (United States and Australia), Toys “R” Us Canada, Kmart, BigW, Smyths Toys (United Kingdom and Germany) as well as Argos and purchasing this set through some of these links may generate a small affiliate income for us.

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