It was an awesome day in May 2003 when LEGO released their first Imperial Walker (4483 AT-AT) and again when they capitalized on the set’s immediate popularity when followed it up with the Mini-Scale version (4489 AT-AT) a few months later. LEGO have repeated their success with the All Terrain Armored Transport seven times – including a Microfighter version (75075 AT-AT) in 2015 and this most recent dueling two-pack.
The same can’t be said for the AT-ATs nemesis – the hairiest lizard on Hoth (and the known Star Wars galaxy) though because it has had far fewer trips to the light of day.
It wasn’t until 2009 that LEGO finally added the tauntaun to the LEGO Star Wars universe when they released 7749 Echo Base in June/July. The mold was retired in 2011, and as chance might have it LEGOLAND California brought out their park exclusive to mark the opening of Star Wars Miniland that year. A new System-scale tauntaun was released in 2011; a run that lasted until 2016 when the last set with a tauntaun in it (75098 Assault on Hoth) was released. Since then the only new tauntaun has been the micro-scale version that was included in the 2020 advent calendar – until now, anyway.
75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters
Inspire young children to reimagine the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and play out their own stories with this AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) building set. It features a quick-to-build, posable AT-AT Walker and Tauntaun construction models for the 2 LEGO® minifigures to sit on.
The Luke Skywalker and AT-AT Driver LEGO minifigures each have a stud shooter and an electrobinoculars element, and Luke also has a lightsaber for battle play. This fun, creative set comes with clear instructions so even LEGO beginners can build with Jedi-like confidence, and it combines perfectly with the Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295).
Welcome to the LEGO Star Wars™ universe
For over two decades, the LEGO Group has been creating amazing, brick-built versions of iconic Star Wars starships, vehicles, locations and characters. This building toy makes an awesome birthday, holiday or surprise gift for young kids to introduce them to this action-packed galaxy of fun.
- Kids can recreate the Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and role-play their own stories with these quick-build, LEGO® brick AT-AT Walker and Tauntaun Microfighters.
- This AT-AT vs. Tauntaun Microfighters (75298) set features 2 LEGO® minifigures: Luke Skywalker, with a lightsaber, and an AT-AT Driver. Each has a stud shooter and an electrobinoculars element.
- The Tauntaun and the posable AT-AT each have a seat for a LEGO® minifigure, and the set combines brilliantly with the Millennium Falcon Microfighter (75295) for extra battle action.
- This awesome 205-piece construction toy makes the best birthday present, holiday gift or unexpected treat for kids aged 6 and up to introduce them to the fun, creative LEGO® Star Wars™ universe.
- The Tauntaun measures over 2.5 in. (7 cm) high, 3.5 in. (9 cm) long and 2 in. (5 cm) wide. Along with the AT-AT and LEGO® minifigures, the set fits in a child’s backpack for play on their travels.
- Thinking of buying this buildable playset for a young Star Wars™ fan who is a LEGO® beginner? No problem. It comes with easy-to-follow instructions so they can build independently.
- LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys are great for kids (and adult fans) to recreate Star Wars saga scenes, dream up their own unique stories or simply build and display the collectible construction models.
- No need to use the Force to connect LEGO® bricks! Ever since 1958, they have met the highest industry standards to ensure consistency, compatibility and robust builds.
- LEGO® bricks and pieces are dropped, heated, crushed, twisted and thoroughly analyzed, ensuring that they satisfy some of the highest safety standards on planet Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!
Two bags and two sets of instructions for two cute builds is the order of the day with his new dual Microfighters set, with the option of solo building them one after the other or in a race with a friend.
With a touch more detail than 75075 AT-AT, the included chibi-Imperial walker is an improvement in design accuracy while keeping the model within the proportions of the Microfighter range. As an unintentional bonus, the stumpy legs and big feet give this model a Something, Something, Something Darkside look.
Understandably, given the compressed Microfighters proportions, the tauntaun looks like a cross between a velociraptor and a turkey. The horns and reins from the regular minifigure-scale version completes the picture.
Included with the two Microfighters are the minifigures you’d expect – the AT-AT Driver is the same as the grim-faced one that came with last year’s 75288 AT-AT but the Luke Skywalker in cold-weather combat gear is all new. As well as having a more detailed torso print, this Luke Skywalker minifigure is the first Hoth Luke to have a balaclava printed on the head piece and to be given printed legs.
Following in the footsteps of 75288 Escape Pod vs. Dewback and 75265 T-16 Skyhopper vs Bantha Microfighters, this vehicle/animal pairing definitely hits the nail on the head, but is leaving fans wondering why the more appropriate snowspeeder, a Microfighter that hasn’t been revisited since it was originally introduced in 2015, wasn’t included?
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.