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[Review] 2020 LEGO Star Wars 75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)


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Welcome to the first Toysnbricksforum.com LEGO Set Review! Today, we'll be looking at the newly released 2020 LEGO Star Wars 75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT). This was released on August 24, 2020 at LEGO Shop at Home (USA | Canada) as part of the Summer Wave. Price is $39.99 USD / $49.99 CAD. LEGO Shop at Home is currently out of stock on this set. However, it can be found at other retailers at retail price such as Amazon.com (USA). The set contains 286 pieces, 4 minifigures and is recommended for those aged 7+. 

*The set was released a few weeks earlier than North America in other parts of the world such as LEGO Shop at Home (UK | Australia).

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Official LEGO Product Description


Kids can enjoy hours of epic battle action with this LEGO® Star Wars: The Clone Wars Armored Assault Tank (AAT) building set (75283). The AAT has lots of realistic details to inspire fun, creative play, including opening hatches with space inside for the Battle Droids, LEGO minifigures, 2 spring-loaded shooters and a rotating turret with an elevating cannon.

501st Legion vs. Battle Droids!
This action-packed set comes with 2 LEGO Star Wars™ minifigures – Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka's Clone Trooper – AAT Driver Battle Droid and Battle Droid LEGO figures, and assorted weapons to inspire role play. An awesome gift idea to enhance any fan’s LEGO Star Wars collection, this toy building kit is great for solo or group play.

Star Wars action in LEGO style!
The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starfighters, vehicles, locations and characters since 1999. It's become a hugely successful theme with a fantastic variety of sets to thrill fans of all ages.

  • Recreate thrilling 501st Legion vs. Battle Droid conflicts from Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this awesome Armored Assault Tank (AAT) LEGO® building toy for kids (75283).
  • This set includes 2 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures – Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka's Clone Trooper – AAT Driver Battle Droid and Battle Droid LEGO figures, and cool weapons including 2 Lightsabers to role-play action stories.
  • The AAT building toy has many cool features to inspire battle play including 2 spring-loaded shooters,a rotating turret with an elevating cannon, plus opening front and turret hatches to place the Battle Droids inside.
  • This 286-piece construction toy makes a great holiday gift and offers a fun, rewarding building challenge for boys and girls aged 7+. It combines brilliantly with other LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for even more creative fun.
  • The AAT building toy measures over 4.5” (12cm) high, 8.5” (21cm) long and 5.5” (14cm) wide. Fans can also command the vehicle in the LEGO® Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game for extra creative fun.
  • This construction playset is powered by creative kids’ free-thinking – no batteries required – so whether building and playing solo or sharing the fun with family and friends, the galactic adventures never stop!
  • Looking for the best building toy for a kid who is new to LEGO® sets? This Star Wars: The Clone Wars set comes with easy-to-follow, printed instructions so they can build independently… and feel Jedi-level awesome!
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ construction playsets are great for kids (and adult fans) to build and display, recreate scenes from the memorable Star Wars saga and create their own unique stories.
  • Ever since 1958, LEGO® bricks have met the highest industry standards, which ensures they are consistent and connect and pull apart easily every time – no need to use the Force!
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable so you can be sure that this LEGO Star Wars™ AAT set meets the highest safety standards here on planet Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!


Let's first have a look at the box. 


The top of the box on the front features the new Ahsoka's Orange Clone Trooper LEGO Star Wars branding. It has a Disney logo at the bottom right and showcases the four minifigures included in the set at the bottom left.


The back of the box showcases some of the features of the set. This includes Flick-Fire Red Missiles, driver cockpits that can be opened and adjustable cannons. 

Contents & The Build


Inside the box, there are three numbered bags. Inside each numbered bag, there is another smaller bag of LEGO pieces. There is also an instructions booklet and a small sticker sheet. 


The first page of the instructions booklet shows you what each numbered bag builds.


Above are the pieces for the first numbered bag. 


Some of the unique pieces in bag 1. 


Here are the two highly sought after minifigures in the set - Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka's Clone Trooper. Ahsoka has two lightsabers. 


Ahsoka has an alternative face. The Clone Trooper also has a human face as well.


This is the build after using bag 1 pieces. The stickers have been applied. There are also 2 spare pieces, one of which is a lightsaber handle which is a nice extra.


Bag 2 pieces.


Complete build after bag 2.


Bag 3 pieces.



In bag 3, you can build the last two minifigures which are the battle droids. The body as well as part of the head piece contains the green color. The blaster colors are also different than the one from the Clone Trooper. These blasters feature a metallic color. 


In this set, there are 10 extra pieces in total. 

Complete Built Set


Here is the complete set with all the minifigures. 


This is the bottom cockpit and it can seat one battle droid minifigure.


The top cockpit can also seat another battle droid minifigure. The cannons are all adjustable.


Side view of the set.


The back of the AAT. 

Comparison with 2009 Version


Compared to the 2009 LEGO Star Wars 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) set, this one doesn't open at the back. There isn't a mini vehicle that you can detach the set from. It is also smaller. The 2009 version retailed for $49.99 USD / $64.99 CAD at 407 pieces. The 2020 version is cheaper at $39.99 USD / $49.99 CAD. LEGO has been remaking sets and most of the time, the sets are retailed at a higher price than the original version. An example would be the 2010 LEGO 8095 General Grievous' Starfighter at $49.99 USD / $69.99 CAD. LEGO released a new 2020 LEGO 75286 General Grievous's Starfighter version on August 24, 2020 at $79.99 USD / $119.99 CAD. 

With inflation and everything going up in prices, the 2020 LEGO 75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) is still a decent buy even though it is a bit on the smaller side. LEGO could have made this set the same size as the 2009 LEGO Star Wars 8018 Armored Assault Tank (AAT) version and charge $79.99 USD / $119.99 CAD (just like General Grievous's Starfighter).

Set Ratings

  • Design: 8/10
  • Build: 8/10
  • Minifigures: 9/10
  • Playability: 8/10
  • Parts: 8/10
  • Price: 8/10
  • Overall rating: 8.2/10

Overall Thoughts

This set is great as a starter kit for the Clone Wars. The price is on the low side so you can probably buy several of these and create an army of Armored Assault Tanks (AAT). There are four minifigures in the set and Ahsoka Tano and Ahsoka's Clone Trooper are pretty cool to have. Overall, I would recommend this set. 



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