The AT-TE 4482 LEGO set is taken from a scene out of the Star Wars II Attack of the Clones film. The set contains 646 pieces, including four mini figurines. The mini figurines included are four white clone troopers. One speeder vehicle is also included in this set.
This LEGO set is a very accurate replica of the vehicle used by the clone army. The vehicle has six movable legs, making it even more like the one in the film. The LEGO model has an area that can be opened to reveal the troopers hidden inside. The speeder holds one Clone trooper. The four included mini figurines are just one of the things that makes this particular set so valuable. They are phase 1 clones, and are extremely hard to find.
The finished product is best for display only. The legs are reportedly difficult to keep attached, and do not function very well. The set is not recommended for children under three because of the small pieces. The packaging recommends the toy is appropriate for children eight to twelve years old.
The set was released in 2003, and has since been refigured a bit and released again as a different model number. The original set sold for about $70 new. The current price for one of these original sets in mint condition starts around $300. This particular set is a highly sought after, for LEGO and Star Wars collectors alike. Sets that are unopened are very rare and hard to find. A used set starts around $150.
The AT-TE machine is used by the Clone army. In this particular movie, the clone droids use the AT-TE to chase Annakin, Obi-Wan, and Padme as they are pursuing Count Dooku, on the planet Geonosis. This same fight sequence is where Annakin ultimately loses his hand, a pivotal moment in the Star Wars series. The AT-TE is used to transport large groups of troopers and has armored plates to make it almost undefeatable. The weapons on the vehicle also add to its strength. In the film, the vehicle requires at least seven troopers to effectively operate it.