LEGO 75364 New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter Review

I love a good dogfight spaceship “vs” set, and was thrilled to see that thanks to the new Ahsoka TV Series, we finally have an official Star Wars E-Wing fighter – it’s certainly been a long time coming! When coupled with the distinctive color scheme of Shin Hati’s vessel, the combination of these two is visually fantastic. Excited for this one!

Speaking of being excited, the minifigure lineup in this set is absolutely stellar – but more on them later.

One weird thing to call out, in Ahsoka Season 1 these two ships never actually engage with each other, but I get that this is a playset and the most obvious choice for the “vs” style set for this year, as the coinciding releases of The Ghost and Ahsoka’s T-6 Shuttle obviously deserved their own standalone sets.

Lego Star Wars New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter 75364 flying

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New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter Specs:

Set Number:75364
Release Date:1 September 2023
Price:$109.99
Piece Count:1,056
Minifigures:5
Set Dimensions:Each ship is approx. 4″ high, 10.5″ long, and 9.5″ wide
Where to Buy:LEGO.com / Amazon

Ship Designs and Features:

Lego Star Wars New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter 75364 flying in space above planet

While the E-Wing is definitely the more hyped of the two ships, the design and color scheme of Shin Hati’s ship is a refreshing change from the “normal” Star Wars-type ship, as I’m definitely getting WWII bomber vibes from Shin Hati’s ship (or in “Star Wars” talk – a mix of an N-1 and an ARC-170 Starfighters). The blue and white color scheme of the New Republic ship looks fantastic when paired with the yellow and red colors of Shin Hati’s ship. Stellar choice from the LEGO design team.

As far as the build quality and detailing of the ships, these are both very solid and well designed. The unusual wing angle of the E-Wing is spot on, thanks to some clever angled technic pieces. Both have a few decorative stickers as can be expected, and thankfully the clear cockpit piece is printed on both. However, Shin Hati’s control panel is a sticker… yuck.

One cool feature on both ships is the inclusion of a secret storage area for lightsabers and blasters:

One neat thing you don’t often see on Star Wars sets is that the E-Wing has fully retractable landing gear – the front leg folds seamlessly into the nose, and the legs under the wings fold sideways into the base of the wing. Cool design!

In terms of “play” features, both ships have side-mounted stud shooters to bring the space dogfight to life!

I think this pair of ships is a solid value for $110, as you’re essentially getting two full models, as well as a very unique and brand-new minifigure lineup. Speaking of minifigures, let’s dive in!

Minifigures:

Lego Star Wars New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter 75364 minifigures

Hard to fault any of these brand new minifigues, all exclusive to this set.

Morgan Elsbeth looks excellent – love the hairpiece and the detailing on her torso. The skirt piece is just solid black with no other details, but it works.

One thing that bothers me slightly about the Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati minifigures is their lightsaber colors. On the Ahsoka show, they definitely have an orange-ish tint to them, signifying they’re not quite Sith, but more just fallen Dark Jedi who have embraced aspects of the dark side are now mercenaries instead. However, their LEGO minifigure counterparts carry just the generic red lightsaber blades we’ve seen a thousand times before. If you really care enough, orange blades can be bought from 3rd party sellers.

Baylan Skoll and Shin Hati with orange lightsabers
Looks pretty orange to me…

Rounding out the included minifigure lineup is Captain Porter (who?), and a surprisingly good looking New Republic Astromech Droid. (I can’t be the only one who thinks this Droid looks like something out of an IKEA catalogue… ha).

Final Thoughts – Is this duo of ships worth $110?

While I would have loved to see the final price for this set settle right at 100 bucks even, I can’t complain too much about the $110 listed price. For that price, we’re essentially getting two stellar ships with approx 500 pieces each, plus an exclusive minifigure lineup.

Star Wars purists will love the modern Republic E-Wing, and fans of the Ahoska show will no doubt appreciate the unique factor of having Shin Hati’s ship in their collection.

Swap out those red lightsabers on Baylan and Shin for dark orange, and this is as close to perfect as a dogfight set as they come.


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