Now that the first batch of new LEGO sets have been released, we’re turning our attention to what to expect from later on in the year. 2021 is slated to be one of the biggest years for LEGO Star Wars in recent memory, and now we’re getting wind of some of the upcoming kits due out this summer and beyond. Starting with the upcoming UCS Republic Gunship, the year’s new LEGO kits will culminate in what will likely be one of the largest builds ever assembled. Below is all we know so far about LEGO Summer 2021 Star Wars.
LEGO is now offering two distinct collections in 2021 for its winter wave. It is doing this to diversify its offering. While we have described the models launched in January and a second batch of new models will launch on March 1, another batch is planned. In the Star Wars realm, that’ll stack up to a downsized Imperial Shuttle, as well as a Pack of Hoth MicrofighterWith a Tauntan AT-AT.
But where the more exciting news comes from are the rumors of what to expect from LEGO’s summer Star Wars wave. Details have emerged noting that we’ll be seeing nine new creations rolled out over the summer months and into the fall, culminating in one of the largest LEGO Star Wars sets to date.
LEGO can adjust the delay price of kits or cancel them, so this could be changed. However, early reports have indicated that Star Wars’ Star Wars line-up will include this. Regardless, let’s break down what’s potentially on the way.
This year will be special for the LEGO Star Wars theme in that we’ll most likely be getting three different UCS-style creations. All three will enter into its 18+ lineup, but there’s no telling what branding LEGO will adopt here. Historically, we’ve only gotten a single UCS kit each year, with it alternating between spring and fall releases each year. Last year saw the A-Wing debut on May the 4th, so it’s likely this year’s won’t launch until the around November. But that’s if there’s only a single one.
It is known that LEGO currently has a UCS Republic Gunship under development. It was first announced nearly a year ago. But what’s new here is that instead of entering at the usual $200 price tag we see for these creations, LEGO is stepping up to the $350The price point. Part count and the included figures are up in the air, but we’ll likely see more details emerge on this in the coming months ahead of an April announcement.
The spring has also been giving Star Wars fans a new buildable character, and this year’s looks to be a remake of the UCS R2-D2 from several years back. This time around, expect a much more modern design that the predecessor and much of the same attention to detail we’ve seen from other sets that are geared towards adults, as well as a bundled display plaque.
On top of that, it’s looking like the fall will see the launch of an even larger build than the UCS Gunship that clocks in at an impressive$800 The price tag. It is likely that the improved Death Star will come out. LEGO released the first LEGO model each year, and it retired the old model at 2020. While we can’t imagine what the parts list will look like, reports early on suggest that the Death Star might be more powerful than the Millennium Falcon.
We have listed all Star Wars Kit options we are aware of. They will remain available for purchase until 2021.
Is there an official announcement due?
First things first, it’s likely that there won’t be a single announcement here, as we’ll see LEGO release these Star Wars kits in multiple waves starting ahead of summer and throughout the rest of 2021. LEGO normally releases its summer range in May. The official announcements are made in April.
A wave of helmets that can be built was launched last year alongside May the Fourth.UCS Set. It is likely that this will be true for many of the rumored creations. How about the UCS Death Star Expect to see it be this year’s Black Friday set. I know it’s a long ways away, but given how LEGO handled the Colosseum, it’s likely that a similar rollout and all of the same fanfare will be applied here to bring in shoppers during the future holiday shopping season.
These LEGO rumors have been more frequent lately than ever. However, despite how reports look right now, none of the kits is certain. These potential kits provide a good indication of what to expect from LEGO Star Wars’ summer theme in 2021 and beyond.
While I’ve been enjoying the downsized X-Wing and TIE Fighter builds that LEGO released to start the year, the selection right now is definitely a bit underwhelming. These will likely be replaced in the second part of the year. This makes it impossible to resist being excited.