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8038 The Battle of Endor was a set released in 2009 as part of the Classic Star Wars line, representing the battle on the forest moon of Endor in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. Featuring 890 pieces, it was authentically detailed, with one of the few Star Wars buildings ever made.
Release and Marketing
It was then re-released through LEGO.com in the UK in May 2011.
Resemblance with other sets
It could be said that this set is an update of all the sets that were released representation the Battle of Endor. All the models in this set besides the shield bunker are redesigned versions of previously-made sets. The AT-ST was redesigned with narrow legs and a concave head more accurate to its appearance in the film. The shield bunker itself features pop-off armour panels and sliding blast doors. The set also includes an Ewok glider with handles, an Ewok catapult that can launch "rocks", a scout trooper's sleek, redesigned speeder bike, and 12 unique and/or rare minifigures.
The Battle of Endor began when the Rebel Alliance discovered that a shield generator was placed on the forest moon of Endor. The shield generator was protecting the Death Star II, the Rebel Alliance's next target. If the Death Star II could be destroyed, the Alliance would finally defeat the Empire. The Rebel Alliance sent a group of soldiers, including General Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and several Rebel Commandos, to the planet to destroy the shield generator. The Rebels and the Ewoks, the moon's native species, soon joined forces and attacked the Imperial shield bunker.
- This is the first set to feature a Rebel Commando Minifigure
- A similar speeder bike featured in this set is also present in the set 7676 Republic Attack Gunship, although it is identified as a Republic speeder bike.
- The blast doors on the front of the shield generator bunker cannot be opened together. They are opened separately by different cogs. Also, the exploding armour-plated walls on the sides of the building cannot be launched off, but still can be removed.
- Some newer versions of the set have a newer variation of Han Solo's head piece.