The Toys R Us website hasn’t been updated yet but there will be a LEGO Star Wars May the 4th building event on May 6 from 12-2pm. There’s no word yet on what the build will be but hopefullyl we’ll get to see something before the event actually starts. If you are attending, remember to get there early as these events are very popular.
In the last few years except for 2016, LEGO has released some LEGO Creator D2C Fairground sets. There’s a rumor of a Fairground Carousel (10256) that has been floating the LEGO community for a few months now and it looks like it will be coming on June 1 according to Tragic Banjo over on Eurobricks. LEGO might have been dropping hints since March when the LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder (75144) was revealed. If you checked out the designer video, you can see Jamie Berard doing circling motions which could suggest a carousel spinning.
If this is true, it will join the Fairground Mixer (10244) and the Ferris Wheel (10247) as the sets in this LEGO Creator Fairground subtheme and will be the second large scale carousel that will be released with the first one being the Grand Carousel (10196) from 2009. Jamie Berard was the designer for both of the recent fairground sets. There’s no word on pricing or piece count at this time. I’m going to assume that the official reveal will be sometime in May with early VIP access as well.
Thanks to CM4Sci for the heads up.
**Image above is the Grand Carousel (10196)**
Toys R Us Hong Kong has posted the official images of the LEGO Star Wars Jedi Starfighter with Hyperdrive (75191). The set has four minifigures including R4-P17, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Boba Fett, and Jango Fett. I assume the build is based on the Episode II: Attack of the Clones where Obi-Wan is going to Kamino where he discovers the Clone Army. I’ve been told the set will go for about $129.99 but we’ll see.
Help Obi-Wan keep one step ahead of Jango Fett in his Jedi Starfighter! Dock with the hyperdrive, grab the handle and warp to distant planets in no time. Add some firepower with the stud shooters and spring-loaded shooters, then pull the trigger to release the ship. Will Jango be able to track you down? That’s for you to decide…
Play at warp speed with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive!
Warp into action with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive, featuring stud blasters, spring-loaded shooters, quick-release grab handle, 3 minifigures and a droid figure.
Speed across the galaxy with Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter With Hyperdrive. This detailed LEGO® brick recreation of the ship featured in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones includes an opening minifigure cockpit, space for the R4-P17 Astromech droid top section and 2 stud shooters, while the large hyperdrive features 2 spring-loaded shooters, big engines, and a grab handle for enhanced play and quick release of the docked model. This impressive set also includes 3 minifigures and an Astromech droid figure.
• Includes 3 minifigures: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jango Fett and young Boba Fett with mini legs, plus an R4-P17 Astromech droid figure.
• Features Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter and a buildable hyperdrive.
• Jedi Starfighter features an opening minifigure cockpit, space for the R4-P17 Astromech droid top section (with storage space for the torso inside the ship) and 2 stud shooters.
• Hyperdrive features 2 spring-loaded shooters, big engines and a quick-release grab handle for enhanced play.
• Dock the Starfighter with the hyperdrive and pull the trigger to release it again.
• Grab the handle and zoom the model around the room.
• Hyperdrive stands on any flat surface.
• Relive exciting scenes in space from Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.
• Jedi Starfighter measures over 3” (8cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide.
• Hyperdrive with docked Jedi Starfighter measures over 10” (27cm) high, 11” (28cm) long and 12” (32cm) wide.
It looks like we have a new LEGO Nexo Knights Battle Pod polybag coming soon. Just2Good over on Twitter has posted what appears to be a Battle Pod similar to The LEGO Batman Movie one but with a color swap. The Battle Pod also includes a Knight along with some accessories including a sword and a Nexo Power. There’s no word when we expect to see it released as a promotion but we know one is coming.
Earlier today, the LEGO Dimensions social media pages released a little Adventure World randomizer and at the end, it shows some levels from a couple of upcoming expansion packs which you can play in. In the image above we see the city of Astoria, Oregon from The Goonies Level Pack (71267). If you look real closely, you can see the Astoria Country Club as well as the One Eyed Willy’s cave below.
The other image that is shown is for the LEGO City Fun Pack (71266) where you can see LEGO City itself and some of the locations such as the police station on the bottom left, Albatross Prison on the bottom right, and Jethro Hayes’ Farm on the top left.
Both expansion packs are from Wave 8 which also includes the Hermione Fun Pack (71348) and they will be released on May 9.
StarWarsCollector.de has found the pricing for the LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets. The pricing are in Euros and it looks like you may have to start saving up for them as they seem to fairly expensive. Thanks to Marioca23 for the email.
75176 – €39.99
75177 – €59.99
75179 – €79.99
75187 – €99.99
75188 – €109.99
75189 – €139.99
75190 – €149.99
75526 – €19.99
75528 – €24.99
75529 – €24.99
75530 – €34.99
**Feature image via ProfessorBrickkeeper**