75342 Lego Republic Fighter Tank
Lego Republic Fighter Tank 75342 Lego LEGO Star Wars sets

75342 LEGO Republic Fighter Tank. Amongst LEGO Star Wars sets this is a strong investment at a low price! The TX-130 Republic Tank is a powerful vehicle featured in the popular Star Wars franchise. It is an advanced variant of the modular combat tanks used by the Galactic Republic’s forces during the Clone Wars. This tank has become a fan favourite due to its iconic design, impressive firepower, and ability to traverse a variety of terrain. Although it has never appeared in Star Wars films, it has appeared in television shows, and video games and comics and has been a mainstay of the Star Wars universe for years. The TX-130 Republic Tank is an iconic symbol of the strength and power of the Galactic Republic, and its presence remains a testament to the legacy of the Republic’s forces.

Set Details

LEGO® brick enthusiasts of the beloved franchise, Star Wars™ ‘The Clone Wars’ can step into the world of Mace Windu and his 187th Legion Clone Troopers with the Republic Fighter Tank (75342). Aimed at aged 7+, this is a small set with only 262 pieces, but it is full of features. Not only does it have hidden wheels for a realistic hover effect, but also comes equipped with two elevating spring-loaded shooters. What’s more is that there is a lookout for the clone commander on top! 6 Minifigures are included in the set, Mace Windu can wield his lightsaber and the 187th Legion Clone Commander arms himself with a blaster rifle, plus 2 187th Legion Clone Troopers and 2 Battle Droids, each with blasters. 

Released in 2022, set 75342 is the third release of the Republic Fighter Tank by LEGO, but is it one to build or invest in? Read on to find out. 

Model Name Republic Fighter Tank
Model Number 75342
Theme Stars Wars
Sub Themes The Clone Wars
Pieces 262
Minifigures 6
Launch Date April 2022
Current Status Current
Date Retired N/A
RRP £40

Investment Potential

A smaller set at a lower price point than we normally focus on, but this is from a very strong theme and sub theme and well worth a second look for investment purposes. The price per brick is high and this is a little off-putting, but it is the only negative we can find.

Of the 6 minifigures, 3 are unique and between them are worth £20, or half of the sets RRP, with the 2 Clone Troopers both expected to increase in value strongly over time.

Currently available at LEGO for £39.99 here.

Launch RRP £40
Price Per Piece £0.15
Launch Price per piece £0.15
5th Year Value £51
Percentage Increase 28%
Expected Annual Growth 8%
Theme Growth 8%
Sub Theme Growth 10%

Theme Analysis

There are some very strong sets in The Clone Wars sub theme below with most showing close to o above 10% annualised growth. Within the sub theme are many, many sets that have more than trebled in price since retirement and the recently retired Mandalorian Starfighter (75316) has increased in price by nearly 40% in just a few months!

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
75004 Z-95 Headhunter December 2014 £40 £165 313% 19%
8086 Droid Tri-Fighter November 2011 £26 £64 146% 8%
7959 Geonosian Starfighter December 2012 £30 £114 280% 14%
75316 Mandalorian Starfighter December 2022 £50 £69 38% N/A%

Comparable Set Analysis

Looking at the republic sets within the sub-theme, we can see even stronger post retirement performance with all 4 sets we’ve listed having all but trebled in price and delivering annualised returns of 12% or more. Clearly some decent examples of what could be expected from this set in the future.

Set Number Set Name Retired Date RRP Current Value Total Growth Annualised Growth
7679 Republic Fighter Tank December 2009 £49 £231 372% 12%
7964 Republic Frigate June 2012 £103 £408 296% 14%
7676 Republic Attack Gunship June 2010 £85 £535 529% 15%
75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon December 2015 £45 £227 405% 25%


Another strong LEGO Star Wars set, another that we are confident recommending as a LEGO Star Wars investment. With a lower than usual price point this makes this available as an investment to most portfolio’s budgets, or you could buy a number of sets to increase your return in future years!