Review by: Aaron Sketchley
Reviewed on: 2016.03.23
Parts Value: 4.5
Play Value: 2.0
Set release date: 2015
When I picked this set up, I immediately thought, "not another Battle Droid Minifigure!" Despite it making perfect sense for this set, I feel that Series 2 had one too many. Ah well, at least it has a large blaster, and it can act as a leader of the other Droids or something due to its different colouring... and the seat on the top of the Homing Spider Droid itself is kind of cute, in an SD sort of way.
There are quite a few unique or limited parts in the set. However, some parts - especially the legs - were a bit fiddly to put together, and it may be a challenge for younger builders. The legs do move, but their limited range of movement is a source of frustration - unlike the AT-AT, this thing just can't be posed!
The set comes with only a single Flick missile, but as it is a larger than normal one that replicates the bottom baster on the Homing Spider Droid, it's a refreshing change that doesn't feel like it is an extraneous addition tacked onto the bottom of the set.
Overall, despite its limited range of motion, the Homing Spider Droid is a neat addition to ones Star Wars Lego collection. Alas, other than prequel series themed 'battles', it doesn't get out of the Lego box that often, and is probably best kept as a display model. If you're not a completionist or a fan of the design, it's probably best to pass on it.