LEGO has officially announced the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series set with the Snowspeeder (75144). Coming in at 1,703 pieces, the Snowspeeder will retail for $199.99 and will be available starting on April 29 for LEGO VIP early access and on May 4 for the general public for the annual May the 4th promotion.
Ages 14+. 1,703 pieces.
US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Build the ultimate LEGO® Snowspeeder!
Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
• Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
• Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
• Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
• Includes 2 blaster pistols.
• Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
• Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
For those who have been waiting for news on how to get the new LEGO Star Wars R3-M2 (40268) polybag, I finally have some news on it. LEGOLAND California now has it as part of a promotion where you can get it for free with a purchase of $55 or more in Star Wars products at the Big Shop or Empire Emporium, while supplies last. This promotion runs until March 19. There’s still no word on when LEGO [email protected] will have it, if it will.
Thanks to my friend John as well as Becca for the information.
The 2017 New York Toy Fair has kicked off and we’re teaming up with our friends at The Brick Show to bring you coverage of the event. There are a lot of summer 2017 LEGO sets being displayed on the show floor from a variety of LEGO themes.
I’ll keep updating as more images come in.
Brickset has a lot of clear box art images that The Brick Show has sent over.
As a nice surprise, the new Winter 2017 wave of LEGO Star Wars are now available for purchase on [email protected] which was originally scheduled for March 1st release. If you’ve been waiting for something to purchase to get The LEGO Batman Movie Disco Batman/Tears of Batman (30607) polybag, there’s now a bigger selection of products to choose from.
Earlier today, Disney announced Star Wars Force Friday II for September 1, 2017 and also released the product image for merchandise coming out for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The box features Poe, Rey, and Finn and the LEGO boxes for that wave will feature that going onward. Check out the full press release below. Thanks to Monica from Disney for sending it in.
STAR WARS FORCE FRIDAY II FLIES INTO STORES AROUND THE GLOBE ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Countdown begins for world-wide release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products
New product packaging revealed today features trio of heroes: Poe, Rey and Finn
Glendale, Calif. (February 16, 2017) – Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Force Friday II, a global fan event celebrating the launch of new products inspired by the highly anticipated “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Toys, collectibles, books, apparel and more will go on sale beginning at 12:01 a.m. on September 1, 2017, with stores around the world opening for a weekend-long celebration of all things Star Wars.
“The first Star Wars Force Friday event was truly unique, uniting fans across five continents in an unprecedented global live unboxing event ahead of thousands of midnight openings at retail,” says Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media. “We’re excited to confirm that Star Wars Force Friday is back for ‘The Last Jedi’. Plans for this year’s world-wide event are top secret but expect something befitting the excitement around the next episode of the Star Wars saga.”
Star Wars fans around the globe embraced Force Friday in 2015, with hundreds of thousands turning up to stores at midnight to be the first to get their hands on merchandise from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Toys from the new line were revealed via a global live-stream unboxing event that unfolded over 18 hours, 15 different cities and 12 countries, attracting millions of views on YouTube. Fans took to social media to share their experiences with nearly 3 billion Twitter impressions about the events, using #ForceFriday.
Jill Wilfert, Vice President of global licensing and entertainment from The LEGO Group comments, “It was so much fun to be a part of Star Wars Force Friday, and we can’t wait for fans to join this year’s celebration as we reveal new ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ products during Force Friday II – a global event that will connect fans and families, and allow them to build, create and share their experiences with others.”
Details of how fans can participate will be revealed closer to the event but the world-wide launch will tap new technology and Star Wars mythology to create a unique experience for fans. Just like 2015, products for “The Last Jedi” will be kept under wraps until Force Friday II to preserve surprises for fans. As well as introducing new characters from the movie in toy form, the line will build on the success of products like Sphero’s BB-8, introducing more innovative technology to bring the characters and stories from the film to life in unique ways.
“Toys play a unique role in the Star Wars universe, and we’re proud to have been part of that incredible legacy for the past forty years. The new line for ‘The Last Jedi’ is our most innovative yet, and we’re excited to unveil it on Force Friday II,” said Samantha Lomow, Senior Vice President at Hasbro.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the highest grossing movie of all time domestically and that success was mirrored at retail. NPD reported that Star Wars was the number one toy property in the U.S. for 2016 and 2015, and that during the week of Force Friday, $1 for every $11 spent on toys was on a Star Wars item. Additionally, the popularity of the movie propelled Star Wars onto the top ten toy list for both boys and girls for the first time ever in 2015.
Also being revealed today is a first look at packaging for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” products which feature leading heroes: Poe Dameron, Rey and Finn. The trio will be featured on Star Wars packaging beginning September 1, 2017.
Fans can stay tuned to StarWars.com for more details on Force Friday II events, and can follow the conversation on social using #ForceFridayII.
Are you in the market to grow your Chicken Walker army? If so, Amazon has the LEGO Star Wars AT-ST Walker (75153) set on sale for $31 which is 22% off the regular price of $39.99. The set includes minifigures of the AT-ST Driver, Rebel Trooper, and Baze Malbus who is exclusive to this set. This newer version of the AT-ST is actually rare for the vehicle since there hasn’t been a regular sized one released since 2007.
If you’ve been holding off on the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Battle on Takodana (75139), now is a great time to pick it up on Amazon. It is currently on sale for $35.53 which is 41% off the retail price of $59.99. The set contains 409 pieces and contains the exclusive Maz Kanata and the TR-8R Stormtrooper minifigures.