life in plastic: LEGO GALAXY SQUAD – Space Swarmer (70700) Review

January 17, 2015 by  



The “LEGO GALAXY SQUAD – SPACE SWARMER” is one of the cheapest sets you can find online but with this set, you are definitely getting more bang for your buck!  Featuring two minifigures and one of the best vehicles I have seen under $11.99! Recommended!


ITEM #: 70700


PRICE: $11.99

AGES: 7-14

From the LEGO website:

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Zap the alien buggoid before he nabs the Galaxy Squad’s robot!

The evil alien buggoid is buzzing around in his Space Swarmer. Don’t let him capture the Galaxy Squad robot sidekick with the ship’s grabber mouth! Help him to blast away from the buggoid’s sonic gun with his jet pack! Get to safety, then aim and fire the blasters to stop that swarming space critter! Includes 2 minifigures with weapons: alien buggoid and robot sidekick with a jet pack.

  • Includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons: alien buggoid and robot sidekick
  • Features grabber mouth, opening cockpit, moving wings and poseable legs
  • Also includes jet pack, alien sonic gun and a blaster
  • Dodge the Space Swarmer’s grabber mouth!
  • Blast that bug!
  • Dodge the beams of the alien sonic gun!
  • Measures over 1″ (4cm) high, 5″ (14cm) long and 3″ (10cm) wide


In 2012-2013, LEGO released their latest Space theme titled “LEGO GALAXY SQUAD”.

With 2011 featuring aliens and UFO’s, this time featuring humans and robots working together to fight against alien insects in the galaxy.

And the set I’m going to review is the LEGO GALAXY SQUAD – Space Swarmer (70700) set which was released in 2012 and features Blue Team Galaxy Squad robot taking on an Alien Buggoid and its Space Swarmer.

First, let’s take a look at the minifigures!

The Blue Team Galaxy Squad Robot has a large blaster, jet pack with two space guns and an antenna.  While the minifigure does have printing on both sides, of course, the jet pack will cover it up and obscure it.  The helmet is the head and for the most part, it’s a unique looking minifigure.  I like the detail on the outfit but also how these usual parts were made into a wonderful weapon to take on the Space Swarmer!

As for the Alien Buggoid, these are the pilots and carry a blaster.  Printing are on both sides of the torso, while the head is nicely sculpted.

The Space Swarmer is a very cool vehicle.  From its arachnid legs, its wings and cockpit, spiked mouth in the front, its no doubt a menacing vehicle.

I love the creativity that went into making this vehicle and its color scheme.

There are a few stickers to put on, such as the front portion and the instrument panel but it’s definitely stickers that add to the look of the Space Swarmer!

Overall,  I was quite pleased with the LEGO GALAXY SQUAD – Space Swarmer!

During the holidays, this set was priced at under $8, so it was a steal!  You get two minifigures and one of the coolest vehicles I have seen under the $11.99 pricepoint!

And I have no doubt in my mind that I will be purchasing more LEGO GALAXY SQUAD as I love the creativity behind them but also the sci-fi aspect to the entire set.

Definitely recommended!

RATING: ***** (4 stars out of 5)

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