One of newer LEGO Star Wars sets that was released in early 2012 was the Droid Escape (9490). It recreates the scene from Episode IV: A New Hope where C-3PO and R2-D2 escape the Tantive IV and land in Tatooine. The set contains 137 pieces and retails for $19.99.
One of the coolest minifigures I’ve seen in the LEGO Star Wars universe were the Mandalorians Jango and Boba Fett. In January 2011, LEGO released the Mandalorian Battle Pack (7914) which consists of four troopers. The set contains 68 pieces and retails for $12.99 a whopping $0.19/piece.
Toys”R”Us has released pictures and decriptions for the new LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets. They are available for pre-order today and have the estimated ship date of 4/10/2012. My first impressions of the set are that they look pretty good. I’m not sure about Iron Man’s helmet though. It looks a little too big and disproportional to the body. The other figures look great though.
**Update 3/27/12** Apparently, Toys”R”Us has removed all the pre-order links for all the sets except for Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown. I’m not sure when those links will be live again.
**Update 3/31/12** From what I’m reading, it looks like some of the sets are hitting stores already. Sets should be available beginning April 8. Be on the lookout for early releases.
**Update 4/8/12** Sets can now be purchased in many retail stores including LEGO Shop@Home.
One of the most memorable ships in the Star Wars Universe is the Slave I and in July 2010, LEGO released set 8097 for all the collectors. The Slave I set celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. It contains 573 pieces and includes three minifigures. The set retails for $79.99 which is around $0.14/piece.
The other battle pack released in Jan/Feb 2012 for the LEGO Star Wars series is the Endor Trooper & Imperial Trooper Battle Pack (9489). However, this set only contains 77 pieces but also retails for $12.99. This is the other battle pack along with the Elite Clone Trooper & Commando Droid Battle Pack that features two different factions.
The time is finally here! The LEGO Group has released the press release for the LEGO Minecraft (21102) set. The set contains 480 pieces and retails for $34.99. It looks better than what I expected and you’re also giving to charity so it’s a win-win for everyone. Below is the official press release.
The LEGO Group has released details of the LEGO Town Hall Modular Building. It will have 2766 pieces and have a retail price of $199.99. More details after the break.