Continuing along with the reveal of official set images today, here we have the summer wave of the LEGO Star Wars sets courtesy of Amazon.
Lead Rogue Squadron with Luke Skywalker in the streamlined Snowspeeder! Place him and gunner Dak Ralter in the dual cockpit with their weapons and attack with the spring-loaded shooters hidden under each wing. Target the Imperial Snowtrooper with the rear stud blaster or convert it to fire the harpoon hook and take down the 75054 AT-AT (sold separately). Then take the action to the ground with the tripod gun. Recreate the classic Battle of Hoth from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Dak Ralter and a Snowtrooper.
Play out epic scenes from Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi and other thrilling space battles with the B-wing! Rotate the cockpit so the pilot always has a clear view ahead. Rev up the 4 huge engines to power through the galaxy and fire the spring-loaded shooters to repel Imperial attacks. Adjust the wings from the iconic cross shape for flight or landing mode. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons and an accessory: Ten Numb, Gray Squadron Pilot and General Airen Cracken.
Jedi Scout Fighter (75051)
Protect the vital Holocrons from the dark side with Jek-14 and his streamlined Jedi Scout Fighter. Lift the rear hatch to stash the containers of Holocrons and lightsabers. Place clone trooper Jek-14 and his co-pilot in the dual cockpit that opens two ways, with the Astromech Droid positioned behind. Unleash its awesome armory, including 2 spring-loaded shooters and an elevating and rotating cannon at the rear. Recreate thrilling scenes from LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles animated specials. And if the action gets too hot to handle, detach the cockpit to turn it into an escape pod, but guard those Holocrons with your life! Includes 2 minifigures with assorted weapons: Jek-14 and Ithorian Jedi Master, plus an Astromech Droid and RA-7 Protocol Droid.
Mos Eisley Cantina (75052)
Welcome to the noisy and dangerous Mos Eisley Cantina on the desert world of Tatooine! Park the landspeeder and enter, staying clear of the giant dewback drinking from the trough outside. Make sure Luke, Han and Obi-Wan have their weapons with them as they enter through the sliding door and walk past the droid scanner. Open out the building for easier play and order a drink while the Bith cantina band gets ready to play their instruments. Recreate scenes in the cantina from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, such as the showdown between Han Solo and Rodian bounty hunter Greedo. Includes 8 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Greedo, a Sandtrooper and 3 Bith Musicians.
Who can stop the Empire’s intimidating AT-AT – All Terrain Armored Transport – walker? Seat the AT-AT Driver and a Snowtrooper in the cockpit of this mighty war machine and move the head to aim the spring-loaded shooters. Pose the legs, trigger the trap door in the body and open up the side hatches for enhanced playability. Collect the 75049 Snowspeeder (sold separately) to play out the classic Battle of Hoth scene from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back! Includes 5 minifigures with assorted weapons and an accessory: AT-AT Driver, General Veers, Snowtrooper Commander and 2 Snowtroopers.
Imperial Star Destroyer (75055)
Experience the power of the Empire! The Imperial Star Destroyer is the signature vessel of the Imperial fleet. Turn the rear handle to aim the 8 synchronized cannons and unleash the spring-loaded shooters mounted on the superstructure. Remove the top to reveal the stunningly detailed interior with never-before-seen Emperor Palpatine hologram, rotating chairs for the crew, weapons rack, bridge, control panel and more. Recreate scenes featuring the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader from the classic Star Wars movies with this iconic model and use the lifting handle for enhanced play and easy transportation. Includes 6 minifigures with assorted weapons: Darth Vader, Imperial Officer, 2 Stormtroopers, Imperial Crew, Imperial Navy Trooper, plus 2 new, unique figures: Emperor Palpatine Hologram and a Mouse Droid.
The May 2014 LEGO Store Calendar is now available and there some very interesting things happening during the month at LEGO Stores and on Shop@Home. It looks like May will be the month to promote LEGO Star Wars products. One of the biggest things happening is the UCS Sandcrawler (75059) will be available May 3rd, just in time for the May the 4th promotion weekend. During that event, the Darth Revan minifigure polybag (5002123) will be available for purchases of $75 or more on Star Wars products.
From May 13 – June 15, you can build a Star Wars starship and choose your side.
From May 19-31, find all the Droids hidden around the LEGO Store and enter to win a LEGO Star Wars set.
The Club Meeting t-shirts will feature Anakin Skywalker.
In non-Star Wars news, the LEGO The Simpsons Series Minifigures (71005) will be available on May 1st.
The Free Monthly Mini Model Build will be a green dragon.
Finally, there will be a VIPs only early access to a new exclusive set starting on May 15th. I have not heard anything about the details of this set at this time. Word has it that the set may be the UCS Tumbler but there’s no confirmation of that. If you heard anything about it or want to speculate on what it is, feel free to leave a comment below.
Update: I’ve got a couple of emails of people mentioning the exclusive may be MINI Cooper as well as a fair-type set. This is the first time I’ve heard of a fair set so I’m not really sure what that set is about.
This past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Star Wars Days 2014 at LEGOLAND California. There were many activities held at the park such as the Droid Hunt, the Miniland Scavenger Hunt, and the Fan Gallery. I also ran into a couple of friends there which was cool. The Fan Gallery was ran by Ace over at FBTB and the MOCs were created by local AFOLs including members from LUGOLA and SandLUG. Other things that were cool at Star Wars Days was the replica of Luke’s Landspeeder. Check out all the images I took while I was there below.
The Darth Revan (5002123) minifgure polybag that we reported on a few days ago will indeed be the FREE exclusive minifigure for the “May the Fourth” promotion. The offer will only be valid from May 3-5, while supplies last, and you will have to spend $75 or more on LEGO Star Wars products at LEGO Brand Stores and on Shop@Home.
The LEGO Star Wars UCS Sandcrawler (75059) has been listed on Shop@Home for a May 3rd release, just in time for the “May the Fourth” promotion. The set was officially announced earlier this month and it will have 3296 pieces and retail for $299.99. There’s no word yet on what the exclusive minifigure for the promo but the TC-4 or the Darth Revan minifigures have been rumored to be the front runners. We’ll let you know as soon as details become available.
Ages 14+ 3,296 Pieces
US $299.99 – CA $349.99 – DE 299.99€ – UK £249.99 – DK 2,799.00 DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.
Collect a true icon of the classic Star Wars™ universe – the mighty Sandcrawler™!
Recreate unforgettable scenes from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope with this amazing LEGO® incarnation of the Jawas’ desert-going vehicle, the Sandcrawler™. Turn the knob at the rear and steer the Sandcrawler into position, lower the front ramp and offload the droids using the 2 working cranes. Luke Skywalker™ and his Uncle, Owen Lars, are sure to be impressed with the selection on offer: there’s R2-D2, an R1-series Droid, an R2 unit, R5-D4™, a Treadwell Droid™, Gonk Droid™ and even C-3PO™. When the sale is complete, lift the side panels and top to reveal more great features inside, like the engine, storage bay, cockpit and more. There’s even a speeder bike for when the Jawas need to venture outside. Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™.
Travel the dunes with the LEGO® Star Wars™ Sandcrawler™ with working cranes, detailed interior, 7 minifigures, 5 droids and lots more!
- Includes 7 minifigures: Luke Skywalker™, Uncle Owen, C-3PO™ and 4 Jawas™, plus R2-D2™, R2 unit, an R1-series Droid™, Gonk Droid™, R5-D4™ and a Treadwell Droid™
- Features 8 tracks with steering function, lowering front ramp, opening side flaps, removable top, working cranes, speeder bike, opening hatch for easy access to the boxes, attachable handles for lifting boxes, and a detailed interior including engine bay, storage bay and cockpit
- Also includes stock for old droids and droid parts
- Weapons include a lightsaber for Luke Skywalker™
- Sell droids to Luke and his Uncle
- Keep your droids well maintained
- Pretend to suck R2-D2™ up into the Sandcrawler™ – just like in the movie!
- Own your own iconic vehicle from the classic Star Wars™ universe
- Relive classic moments from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Measures over 9” (24cm) high, 18” (48cm) long and 6” (16cm) wide
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
May 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone.
Brickset has posted an image of a new LEGO Star Wars polybag of Darth Revan which was found in the Czech Republic. He was first seen as the main protagonist in the Knights of the Old Republic video game back in 2003, which I’ve played before on the PC. He was a Dark Lord of the Sith and Master to Darth Malak and was in part of the Mandalorian Wars as well as the Jedi Civil War. Brickset notes that Revan could be the exclusive minifigure for the LEGO May the Fourth promotion this year. More details as they become available for this polybag.
FBTB has confirmed that the exclusive minifigure for volunteering and displaying a MOC at this week’s Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND California will indeed be the TC-4 minifigure polybag. This particular minifigure has been rumored to been this year’s LEGO May the 4th promotional giveaway but there’s been no confirmation on that yet.
Star Wars Days features many activities such as the 501st & Rebel Legion Droid Hunt and the Miniland Scavenger Hunt. Also be sure to check out all the MOCs that will be displayed at the Fan Gallery on the Model Shop roof. There’s a very slim chance that I may be there this year but I have to see.