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#2379 RETIRED SET REVIEW: 75293 Resistance I-TS Transport 

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Come with us back to 2020 when Lego Star Wars released an unlikely set, the Resistance I-TS Transport! Based on the flagship theme park attraction at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the Star Wars themed land found at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, hear our thoughts on this set. And let us know what other obscure sets you would like to see made! 


#2379 RETIRED SET REVIEW: 75293 Resistance I-TS Transport Our score: 17 out of 25 £89.99, $99.99, €99.99 for 932 parts Based on a theme park attraction found at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World, this is one of the more obscure LEGO Star Wars sets made in recent years. SWIPE FOR OUR FULL REVIEW! An image of the Resistance I-TS Transport.

An Unlikely Choice Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is the flagship attraction in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge found at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World in the United States. An image of the attraction poster of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance with Kylo Ren featured prominently, two AT-ATs, stormtroopers, X-Wings and the I-TS Transport fleeing a Star Destroyer.  This immersive attraction puts guests into an active conflict between the Resistance and the First Order that canonically takes place between The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker. Image of concept art of a hangar of a Star Destroyer filled with stormtroopers and a TIE Fighter Image of concept art of two AT-Ats aiming at two small transports full of people. Guests board the I-TS Transport from the Resistance base on the planet of Batuu to escape the incoming First Order. Things do not go as planned and they are captured and brought aboard a Star Destroyer and it is a thrilling race to escape. An image of the Resistance I-TS Transport.

Inspiration: In designing the transport, Doug Chiang, Vice President and Executive Director Lucasfilm says, “We wanted to make it so that non-Star Wars fans coming in here would automatically understand…you’ll see the nose is distinctly inspired by blockade runners. The engines are oversized X-wing engines. The color schemes are very much in line with the Rebel colors.” [1.] The Art of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge They were successful in their design as Star Wars fans not familiar with the ship picked up on the motifs of previous ships when the set was announced in 2020! LET’S TAKE A LOOK FURTHER! Image of the Lego Resistance I-TS Transport with minifigs, Vi Moradi, GNK Droid, Lieutenant Bek, and R-5.

Part selection: 2 out of 5 Part Selection. While the set includes a number of good parts and an interesting sticker set, it is nothing out of the ordinary for those that own a lot of Star Wars ships. PARTS IN BULK: x20 Blue Plate 1 by 4 x16 Blue Tile, Round Corner 2 by 2 Macaroni x14 Dark Bluish Gray Plate, Round 2 by 2 with Axle Hole x14 Light Bluish Gray Slope, Curved 4 by 1 by 2/3 Double x13 Light Bluish Gray Slope 30 1 by 2 by 2/3 x12 Red Brick, Modified 1 by 2 with Studs on 1 Side x12 White Technic, Brick 1 by 4 with Holes x12 Light Bluish Gray Technic, Brick 1 by 2 with Hole x10 Dark Bluish Gray Plate 1 by 3 x10 Dark Bluish Gray Plate 1 by 2 x9 Dark Bluish Gray Plate, Modified 1 by 2 with Door Rail x8 Dark Tan Plate, Modified 2 by 2 with Pin on Bottom INTERESTING PARTS: x8 Light Bluish Gray Cylinder 4 by 4 by 1 2/3 with Pin Holes and Center Bar x8 Light Bluish Gray Wheel 18mm D. by 14mm with Pin Hole, Fake Bolts and Shallow Spokes x8 Black Wheel 18mm D. by 14mm with Pin Hole, Fake Bolts and Shallow Spokes x4 Dark Bluish Gray Wheel 31mm D. by 15mm Technic x4 Blue Brick, Round 4 by 4 with Hole PART IN RARE COLOUR: x8 Blue Brick, Round Corner 3 by 3 by 1 without Studs STICKERS: Image of sticker sheet for details of the transport.

Minifigures: Minifigures Score: 3 out of 5.  Featuring original characters created for Galaxy’s Edge, all of the minifigs and droids are exclusive, but for $99.99, could have benefited from a few more minifigs (Nien Nunb, who pilots, for example).  Image of Nien Nunb.  Lieutenant Bek is your guide and voiced by Clone Wars’ James Arnold Taylor!  Bek is 1 of 8 Mon Calamari minifigs! Image of minifig and real life Liutenant Bek. Vi Moradi set up the base on Batuu. Exclusive hair color!  The print on the neckline of Vi’s shirt matches her skin, a rarity for minifigs of color.  Image of minifig and real life Vi Moradi and her alternate face showing her angry. A reprogrammed R5 droid pilots the prisoner transport aboard the Star Destroyer. Image of Lego R5 and real life one. It is black and has red accents.  The GNK droid appears in the Resistance base. This is 1 of 14 GNK Droids LEGO has made! Image of Lego GNK droid and real life one. They are sand green.

Techniques: Techniques Score: 4 out of 5.  A variety of interesting techniques are used in this 9+ set. The Technic structure especially allows for unique angles and a surprisingly sturdy build once finished. A number of Technic and angled pieces create the hull of the ship… Image of the techniques used to create the hull is shown using the following pieces: Part 64179 Technic, Liftarm, Modified Frame Thick 5 by 7 Open Center, Light Bluish Gray 15706 Wedge, Plate A-Shape with 2 Rows of 4 Studs, Black 3701, Technic, Brick 1 x 4 with Holes, Dark Bluish Gray …and these 3 sections come together to create a satisfying angle. Image of the techniques used to create the hull is shown using the following pieces: 10247 Plate, Modified 2 by 2 with Pin Hole - Full Cross Support Underneath, Black 34816 Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Bar Handle on End - Bar Flush with Edge, Dark Tan 6134 Hinge Brick 2 x 2 Top Plate, Black 3937 Hinge Brick 1 x 2 Base, Light Bluish Gray

Techniques: Image of the parts that make up the engines that are threaded by a Technic axel.  87081 Blue Brick, Round 4 by 4 with Hole 41531 Light Bluish Gray Cylinder 4 by 4 by 1 2/3 with Pin Holes and Center Bar 55981 Light Bluish Gray / Black Wheel 18mm D. by 14mm with Pin Hole, Fake Bolts and Shallow Spokes 60208 Dark Bluish Gray Wheel 31mm D. by 15mm Technic An upgrade from its inspiration, the Tantive IV, which used a large cone piece, the shape of the bow is made using SNOT bricks and connected via Technic. 2476 Dark Tan Plate, Modified 2 by 2 with Pin on Bottom 11211 Red Brick, Modified 1 by 2 with Studs on 1 Side Image of the techniques used to make the bow of the ship. SNOT techniques are used to round out the slopes. Image of the bow of the Lego Set #75244 Tantive IV. It uses a large cone to create the bow of the ship.

Accuracy: Accuracy Score: 5 out of 5. Instantly recognizable from the exterior to those familiar, the set is captured at play-scale perfectly.  Images of the sticker details of the Lego set matching up with the in world version. Image of the in world transport and the Lego transport.  These blue structures are handles for passengers to hold onto while the ship is in flight - they are not exactly minifig scale. Images of the Lego interior and the in world interior that has a blue structure for passengers to hold on to while in flight. The 2 by 2 blue tiles represent the skylights inside the transport. Lines are drawn from the Lego 2 by 2 tiles to the interior of the transport.

Suggested MODs: Modding Star Wars sets is common practice and here are some for inspiration.  Tiling off the exterior and replacing the white pieces gives the ship a more polished look. Images of a modded transport that is a bit smoother and has more light bluish gray pieces than white.  The overall ship can be extended to allow for a proper spot for Bek to command. Image of the interior of the ship with more space and Bek seated towards the front.  Using the Technic frame, proper landing gear can be added along with greebling. Image of landing gear and piping that was added to the ship.

Final Thoughts: Value for Money Score: 3 out of 5. At $0.10 per part, it is not bad, but 1-2 additional minifigures would help the overall cost. Additionally, the Technic structure makes the back of the ship inaccessible making it barely live up to its “transport” title. The I-TS Transport does not bring anything extraordinary to the table, but ultimately for anyone that has experienced Galaxy’s Edge, they will enjoying looking at and playing with this set to remind them of their Disney vacation. Image of the Lego I-TS Resistance Transport. The TIE Echelon, another original ship made for Galaxy’s Edge. Image of the TIE Echelon, a hybrid between a TIE Fighter and Kylo Ren’s Shuttle, seen at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  Let us know your thoughts on the I-TS Transport in the comments and if you’d like to see more Galaxy’s Edge sets!

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