LEGO has officially announced the newest LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series set with the Assault on Hoth (75098) at the 2016 New York Toy Fair. Unfortunately some bad apples leaked it yesterday but today we get to see some higher quality images of the set as well as the official press release for it.
The LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault on Hoth (75098) will be available on Saturday, April 30 for the start of the May the 4th promotion. There will no be no VIP Early Access for the set. Check out the pertinent details of the set below.
75098 Assault on Hoth™
Ages 12+. 2,144 pieces.
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!
This fantastic LEGO® recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles. Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters! This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable. There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!
• Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
• Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
• Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
• Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
• Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
• Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
• Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
• Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
• Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
• Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
• Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
• Tend to the Tauntaun.
• Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
• Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
• Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
• Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
• Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
• Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
• Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
• Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep.
Earlier today, Disney XD has released a clip from the new LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises shorts that will be airing Monday, February 15 at 8:00pm EST. The show will feature many of the main characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie and will tell stories about the characters before the attack on Jakku. Check out the clip below as well as the official press release.
LEGO Star Wars Animated Short Featuring “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Characters to Debut Monday, February 15 on Disney XD
SHORT TAKE FROM DISNEY XD
LEGO STAR WARS animated short featuring “STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS” CHARACTERS, TO DEBUT MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 ON DISNEY XD
An all-new animated short “LEGO® Star Wars: The Resistance Rises – Poe to the Rescue” featuring popular heroes and villains from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” will premiere MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15 (8:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD.
“Poe to the Rescue” is the first episode in “LEGO Star Wars: The Resistance Rises,” a series of all-new animated shorts that take place prior to the First Order’s attack on Jakku and tell never-before-told stories including Kylo Ren, Han Solo, Finn, Rey, BB-8, Maz Kanata and more.
Premiering immediately after Disney XD’s highly anticipated “Gravity Falls” finale, the short will follow Resistance pilot Poe Dameron as he comes to the aid of Admiral Ackbar who is being held captive by Captain Phasma. Kylo Ren, C-3PO and BB-8 will also appear.
Airdates for the additional episodes will be released at a later date.
LEGO has been pumping out press releases today in preparation of the 2016 New York Toy Fair and the latest one is about the summer wave of LEGO Star Wars sets. More importantly, there are details of the next UCS set with the Assault on Hoth (75098). There is now official details of the set which will be available on May 1 for $249.99. It will have 2,144 pieces and will recreate the iconic scene from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. Some minifigures included with the Assault on Hoth is Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, and K-3PO, just to name a few. We should be getting the official images of the set very soon but if you can’t wait, check out LEGO’s video that shows the sets here. Check out more details of the upcoming Star Wars sets below.
Update: The official set images are over on the announcement post.
NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR — LEGO Systems, Inc. today announced a robust slate that will drive continued excitement for the LEGO® Star Wars™ product line, the company’s first-ever licensed theme collection that today is a perennial favorite among fans of all ages. From sets based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, to those inspired by a new original animated series, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures to sets based on the upcoming Star Wars: Rogue One film, the 2016 LEGO Star Wars collection is one of the largest and most diverse since its 1999 introduction.
“For more than 16 years, children and kids at heart have recreated the Star Wars story through LEGO play, and this year we will give them even more stories and characters to explore,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president of licensing and entertainment for the LEGO Group. “Our collaboration with Disney and Lucasfilm enables us to bring fun and creative LEGO twists to the Star Wars universe, which is why we’re so thrilled to introduce an original LEGO Star Wars television series this year. New original characters and stories, plus two inspired building sets, will bring fans of all ages even more reasons to build and explore with LEGO Star Wars.”
The LEGO Group is celebrating the Saga in more ways than ever before, showcasing how building with LEGO bricks inspires open-ended creativity and sparks imagination. New building sets offer the chance to create the stories fans know and love while also empowering them to create their own adventures. For the second year running, a line of buildable LEGO figures brings new heroes and villains to life in a unique role-play experience.
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
To continue inspiring imagination and storytelling, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, an original animated series, will debut later this year on Disney XD. The show’s quirky heroes, the Freemakers, are a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When the youngest Freemaker discovers a natural connection to the Force through an ancient artifact, his world turns upside down as he and his family find themselves in an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new (and familiar) characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family. The series combines the excitement, action and adventure of a galaxy far, far away with a dose of brick-building humor for which LEGO content is best known. Two building sets based on the series – Eclipse Fighter™ ($29.99) and StarScavenger™ ($49.99) – launch this summer.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens can bring scenes and characters from the 2015 blockbuster home with eight new film-inspired building sets. Five are available now, one launches in March and two follow in June. More than 10 characters from the film are represented in minifigure form for the first time through the collection, including First Order Snowtroopers (First Order Snowspeeder), Resistance Troopers (Resistance Trooper Battle Pack), Maz Kanata (Battle on Takodana), Admiral Ackbar and General Leia Organa (Resistance Troop Transporter). Assortment prices range from $9.99-$79.99.
Star Wars Saga
In March, builders can expect seven new building sets based on the original Star Wars Saga. Characters from the Dark Side and Light Side ban together in the Rebel Alliance Battle Pack and Galactic Empire™ Battle Pack, and classic scenes get the brick treatment in the Carbon-Freezing Chamber, Hoth™ Attack and Droid™ Escape Pod sets. Collection prices range from $24.99-$29.99.
Star Wars: Rebels
Five new LEGO construction sets inspired by the Disney XD animated series, Star Wars Rebels, launch in March, and three more follow in June. For a quick build loaded with action and a unique LEGO minifigure, fans can choose from The Ghost™, TIE Advanced Prototype™, Wookiee™ Gunship or AT-DP™ building sets, or they can build Kanan’s Speeder Bike construction toy, complete with three minifigures. Set prices range from $9.99 – $119.99.
The debut of Star Wars buildable figures last year continues with six new buildable figures, available now, based on the characters Rey, First Order Stormtrooper, Poe Dameron, Finn, Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma. Additional buildable figures will be unveiled throughout the year. Figures range from $19.99-$29.99.
LEGO Assault on Hoth™ Base will Challenge Even the Most Skilled Fan Builders
Experienced builders can recreate the Rebel Force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back in an unbelievably detailed recreation of one of the most iconic scenes in the original Star Wars trilogy. The 2,144-piece building set inspires fans to build their own scouting missions with the Snowspeeder, armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and get back to base on the speeder bike to help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes. The modular design enables fans to customize their Rebel base configuration, including a Wampa cave and Wampa figure. The set features LEGO minifigure versions of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, and more. Available May 1 for $249.99.
Today StarWars.com has given details on the all-new animated television series that will be airing this summer on Disney XD called LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. The show will be similar to previous LEGO TV shows which will include humor and it will be set between Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. As we learned at the toy fairs from a few weeks ago, there will be two LEGO sets that will be based on the show with the Eclipse Fighter (75145) – $29.99 and Star Scavenger (75147) – $49.99. Check out the details of The Freemaker Adventures below.
Told in the whimsically-charged style that audiences have come to expect from LEGO Star Wars entertainment, the series stars the Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell starships from the scoured debris of space battles strewn throughout the galaxy. When their youngest discovers a natural connection with the Force through an ancient artifact — the Kyber Saber — his world is turned upside down, and he and his family are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. Throughout their adventures, the Freemakers explore new worlds, meet new and familiar characters, and learn the true value of what it means to be a family.
“We are very excited to launch for the first time a TV series with Disney XD,” said Jill Wilfert, vice president, licensing & entertainment at the LEGO Group. “The creative team behind The Freemaker Adventures is extremely talented, and the series is a great testament to our longstanding and successful partnership with Lucasfilm and Disney. The show masterfully combines the rich heritage of storytelling, great characters, action, and adventure in a galaxy far, far away with the creativity, imagination, and humor that only LEGO Star Wars can deliver. We are sure fans young and old are going to love the show.”
“With The Freemaker Adventures we are thrilled to bring all-new stories to life that could only be realized in the LEGO Star Wars universe,” said Carrie Beck, vice president, animation development at Lucasfilm. “We are embarking on an unprecedented collaboration that will allow us to extend the narrative experience of the Star Wars saga with the same playful spirit that’s always made LEGO Star Wars so much fun to watch. We are so thankful to have such great partners in the LEGO Group, Disney XD, and series developers Bill Motz and Bob Roth.”
LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures is a production of Wil Film, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. Developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth (Penguins of Madagascar), they join Torsten Jacobson (LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales) and Jill Wilfert (The LEGO Movie) as executive producers alongside producers Carrie Beck (Star Wars Rebels), Jason Cosler (LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Avengers Reassembled!), Jake Blais, and John McCormack.
A few weeks ago, we got details of the summer 2016 wave of LEGO Star Wars sets from the London Toy Fair but images weren’t allowed for the sets for either London or Nuremberg. However there’s an image of what appears to be part of the Encounter on Jakku (75148) set which comes from an Amazon listing for the DK LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Level 2 Reader. The image shows some of the Niima Outpost along with a clear shot of the Unkar Plutt, Rey, and BB-8 minifigures. The set also includes Teedo and a brick-built Luggabeast that is not shown in the preview images of the book. I’m not sure if the image will be taken down or not but check it out below while you can.
Thanks to Emily V. for emailing this in earlier today.
Last week, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released details of the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game. We already know that the main game will be based on the blockbuster hit but there is even more gameplay to it.
Today Game Informer has released details of some of the side missions and events that will be in the game which lets players explore backstories of some of the characters. There are six full optional missions that are unlocked when you collect enough gold bricks.
One of these missions include how C-3PO got this red arm. This part of the story hasn’t been released yet but will be explained in an one-shot Marvel comic in March but we also get to play through it later this year. Another mission that was teased is the events of how the Rathars were captured aboard Han Solo and Chewbacca’s Eravana freighter.
Again, the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game will be available on June 28 on a variety of systems. There is also the Deluxe Edition available for Playstation 4 and XBox One which includes the exclusive 30605 Finn (FN-2187) minifigure polybag as well as the Season Pass for the game.
If you collect LEGO Star Wars sets here in the US, you probably have noticed that we never got the winter 2016 wave of sets while other parts of the world have already gotten them. According to the AZ Central, LEGO has confirmed today that they will be released in March. There’s no mentioning on what date they’ll be released but it’s usually at the beginning of the month. Keep in mind that we’ll also be getting Double VIP points a week in so if you can hold off a little longer, you’ll get more bang for your buck.
Resistance X-Wing Fighter (75125)
First Order Snowspeeder (75126)
The Ghost (75127)
TIE Advanced Prototype (75128)
Rebels Battle Pack (75133)
Galactic Empire Battle Pack (75134)
Obi-Wan’s Jedi Interceptor (75135)
Droid Escape Pod (75136)
Carbon-Freezing Chamber (75137)
Hoth Attack (75138)
Kanan’s Speeder Bike (75141)