LEGO’s summer releases are great, and there is something for everybody in the galaxy.
It is without a doubt that Star Wars summer sets are the best. Winter sees the smaller post-holiday releases, while Force Friday in the fall coincides with LucasFilm’s latest project.
LEGO has the freedom to pursue its own unique path without needing any blockbuster product releases this year. As the most recent leaks suggest, this list appears to have been confirmed for 2021.
The advent calendar’s favorite holiday tradition is to start with the list. There really isn’t much to say here, but last year’s calendar was a step forward with new builds and exclusive Christmas figures. With that out of the way, let’s dive into the interesting information.
LEGO is leveraging The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars to make a profit.
Vault and Mandalore Throne come first in the general sets. LEGO has been releasing these battle vignettes for many years. The Clone Wars is trending. This $20 desk display features Ahsoka, Darth Maul and more.
The first appearances of Gar Saxon, Bo-Katan and a new Mandalorian Fighter model will all be made. And let’s not forget about the Bad Batch, whose shuttle will be released along with a full crew of figures to provide a fresh spin on a familiar silhouette.
Made popular by The Mandalorian, next is the Imperial Troop Transport. This set includes two mortar troopers and stormtroopers. The set should please fans. Alongside that will be Moff Gideon’s cruiser for a steep $160. This scene features strong characters and miniature TIE Fighters. The effort might be well worth it. And it’s about time Moff Gideon comes to LEGO form.
You will find both the old and new original trilogy sets.
The second version of Slave One may be the most interesting. Rather than being fittingly from The Mandalorian, this version centers around The Empire Strikes Back, evident in the inclusion of Han Solo. Fennec Shand will still be part of the set, but it would have made Boba Fett’s appearance more authentic. Paired with that will be a new model, Darth Vader’s meditation chamber.
LEGO will carry on its operations through May 4. TrendYou can design your R2-D2 character. It’s been done before, but designers have the ability to re-imagine a model that clearly needs it.
Are there any other UCS sets that LEGO will make?
After winning the fan vote, LEGO’s rendition of the Republic Gunship will release for $350. This will be the UCS first Clone Wars-era model and it must be fairly large.
Then there’s the lingering “question mark”There are over 6000 pieces. It is believed to be the Death Star. You could find tens or thousands of components. An AT-AT is another possibility. It would however be quite remarkable, given that this model was just released in the last year.
Either way, LEGO has some big plans in 2021, and that’s not even mentioning a new game as well. Do you have a favorite set or are you missing something? Leave a comment below