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7879 Hoth Echo Base is a set released in 2011 of the Classic Star Wars line. It contains a number of similar things that were used in the 7749 Echo Base set such as the tauntaun and the E-webb. The set can connect at the back to make a smaller base, or can unfold to become larger.
This Hoth Echo base set is the largest Hoth Echo base set yet. Notable features include the ability to open and close the base itself, rotating radar dishes, icicle booby traps, rotating guns and missile launchers, a working cargo crane, a small medical center along with a Bacta tank and a Tauntaun stable. The minifigures included with this set are: a 2-1B Medical Droid, R-3PO, Luke Skywalker (Bacta), Han Solo (Parka), Princess Leia, Chewbacca, two Snowtroopers and a Tauntaun.
The Hoth Echo base was a base used by the Rebel forces shortly after the Battle of Yavin. It was destroyed shortly after the remaining transports evacuated the base, by the Rebel SpecForce Renegade Squadron.