“We do listen to fan feedback and what people are wanting and so of course, Commander Cody was pretty high on that list,” said Madison O’Neil to MiniSuperHeroesToday. “We wanted to do an updated version [of the AT-TE] and this is a great set to be able to do [Commander Cody] with. It was a good alignment.”
The inclusion of the new Commander Cody minifigure in 75337 AT-TE is confirmed to have been a stroke of luck, with the design team wanting to depict the walker once more and noting the demand for a new Commander Cody minifigure with no reason not to do both together.
“I keep calling it a gigantic battle pack because we decided to go with this concept where you get all these different clones that you can man the AT-TE with.” continued O’Neil.
The explanation of 75337 AT-TE as a massive battle pack may offer insight into the designs and minifigure selections of other recent LEGO Star Wars models that could be good for building armies, including 75342 Republic Fighter Tank.