LEGO sets based on the hit animated TV show, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, have led to a plethora of awesome models suitable for building up the two armies involved in the Clone Wars – the Republic’s clone army, and the Separatist’s droid army. But with so many different The Clone Wars sets to choose from, which are the best for army building?
Blocks, the magazine for LEGO fans, picks the seven best Clone Wars sets to build up an impressive Republic army.
8039 Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser
Before the iconic Imperial Star Destroyer, there was the Republic Attack Cruiser. 8039 Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser is a massive capital ship, but was designed in a way to allow play space inside. While 8039 isn’t the best set for building up your troops for your Clone army, 8039 Venator Class Republic Attack Cruiser’s size and iconic shape make quite an impact. Imagine hanging one of these intimidating capital ships from the ceiling over your Republic army?
7679 Republic Fighter Tank
When building a LEGO Star Wars army, there can be plenty of flying ships to choose from. But what is the best land based vehicle to straighten a Clone army? Look no further than 7675 AT-TE Walker. Room for troops? Check. Multiple cannons? Check. Imposing size? Check. The Star Wars: The Clone Wars version of this vehicle is a bit dated, but nonetheless gets the job done and looks great. The new 75337 AT-TE Walker is a good modern alternative.
7679 Republic Fighter Tank
Large vehicles like 8039 or 7675 make an impact, but to build an impressive army, smaller vehicles are necessary. That’s where sets like 7679 Republic Fighter Tank come into play. This specific version of the tank is solid and includes two Clones. Another option is the newer 75182 Republic Fighter Tank or even the brand new 75342 Republic Fighter Tank. Each of these sets can be purchased multiple times – just having two or three tanks is enough to make a statement.
7676 Republic Attack Gunship
While only two Clone Troopers are included in 7676 Republic Attack Gunship, alongside named characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon, the gunship itself is essential to Clone army building. One of the most recognizable ships to come out of the Star Wars prequels, the Republic Gunship is featured heavily in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Its ability to hold and transport many troops is what makes this set necessary for any LEGO Clone army.
10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker
Featured in the Blocks article The best LEGO Star Wars: The Clone Wars sets, 10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT Walker is a great (but expensive) way to build your Clone army. With six phase one Clones and two Clone pilots, 10195 includes plenty of Clone troopers. Both vehicles included are bulky and menacing, and offer plenty of room to transport Clone troopers into the heat of battle.
8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack
One of the most sought after LEGO Star Wars battle packs of all time, 8014 Clone Walker Battle Pack is by far the best set to build up your Clone trooper army. What makes this set stand out is its inclusion of three plain phase one Clone Troopers and only one specialty trooper – the Clone Gunner. While vehicles are an important part of any army, having a large number of troopers is needed to stage epic battles.
We hope this list is able to give you a good idea of what types of Star Wars: The Clone Wars sets are best for building up your own Republic army. Check out The best LEGO Star Wars Clone Trooper minifigures, to find out which Clones deserve a spot within your Clone Trooper ranks.