When the images of the new LEGO Star Wars Microfighters first came out last year for this current wave, I was a thousand times more excited for these set than the regular system sets. These Microfighters are miniature models, aka chibi-style, of their regular counterparts. These new sets have also replaced the Planets sets.
The first Microfighters set that we have for review is the Clone Turbo Tank (75028). The set has 96 pieces and retails for $9.99. The contents of the box includes a small instruction booklet, two unnumbered bags, and two loose 1×10 black Technic brick with holes.
Flickr user kjavis88 has posted the first image of the new LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059). The image appears that it’s from the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary: Updated and Expanded that is supposed to come out in May. The new Sandcrawler has lots of plates usage and also includes Uncle Owen Lars and at least three Jawas minifigures. Other things the Sandcrawler has are LEGO Technic treads, a magnetic winch, and a Jawa hoversled. It has been rumored that this new set would be revealed at Brick Cascade 2014 and would be the exclusive for LEGO’s May the 4th promotion. Other reports show that the Sandcrawler would go for $349.99. Now we just have to wait for the official images of the set. This also makes me wonder what other new things are updated in the new LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary.
There is now an official product image of the new LEGO Star Wars Rebels The Ghost (75053). The image below came through my Facebook feed but didn’t attribute a source. I’ve also checked the normal news sites but nothing was found for that particular image either. You can see a clearer image of the ship as well as the minifigures including Zeb Orrelios, Hera Syndulla, and Kanan Jarrus, and a Storm Trooper. Nothing much new but at least there’s another image of The Ghost. The set contains 929 pieces and will retail for $89.99. It will be available in August along with the other sets from the summer wave.
Pilot The Ghost with 2 cockpits, 360-degree rotating gun turret, spring-loaded shooters, detachable escape pods, Holocron and more.
Join the Rebel heroes aboard The Ghost!
Get ready to battle the Empire with the Rebel heroes’ awesome starship – The Ghost – as seen in the thrilling Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Stay on course with Rebel minifigures in the two cockpits and put Zeb on patrol in the 360-degree rotating Join the Rebel heroes aboard The Ghost!
Over on the Bricklink forums, there is a discussion that LEGO is planning a re-release of the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Series Millennium Falcon (10179) at end of this year or early next year. The originator of the thread states someone “very reliable” from Denmark emailed them about the news. There’s no details if the re-release is the same as the previous model or a new design. These are rumors but it’s something to keep an eye on.
As we all know, the UCS Millennium Falcon is a highly sought item from the LEGO Star Wars line and are many collectors’ white whale item. They are currently going for a couple of thousand dollars on the secondary market and people have also resorted to buying the parts separately to build their own.
Again, these are all rumors but we’ll stay on top of it. More details as they come.
Hoth Bricks is reporting that the new LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75059) will be officially revealed in March at Brick Cascade 2014 in Portland, OR. Early reports of the new Sandcrawler is that it will go for $349.99 and will be a larger, regular set much like the Ewok Village (10236) from last year. Hoth Bricks is also reporting that an exclusive Slave I, possibly with an Ultimate Collector’s Series label, will be revealed sometime in September. There are no other details for the two sets but at least we get to know a timeframe of when they will be officially revealed by LEGO, if these rumors are true.
The LEGO Star Wars were displayed at the 2014 American International Toy Fair and Toyark has images of some of the 2014 summer sets.
The Phantom (75048) – 234 pcs – $24.99
Snow Speeder (75049) – 279 pics – $29.99
B-Wing (75050) – 448 pcs – $49.99
Jedi Scout Fighter (75051) – 490 pcs – $59.99
Mos Eisley Cantina (75052) – 616 pcs – $69.99
The Ghost (75053) – 929 pcs – $89.99
AT-AT (75054) – 1137 pcs – $109.99
Imperial Star Destroyer (75055) – 1359 pcs – $129.99
Advent Calendar (75056) – 274 pcs – $39.99
The Phantom has 234 pieces and retails for $24.99. There are two minifigures included in the set: Ezra bridger and a new astromech droid, Chopper.
The Ghost includes 929 pcs and retails for $89.99. The minifigures included are Kanan Jarrus, Hera Syndulla, Zeb Orrelios, and a Stormtrooper.