Star Wars has become the topic of the year. The fanfare started with the release of the The Force Awakens trailer and it is still going strong today, especially with the rumors of spin-off movies spreading around. But still, something was missing in the realm of Star Wars.
LEGOs. LEGOs were missing.
Not anymore, though. Coming Soon reports that LEGO announced a new line of Star War sets at this years Toy Fair in New York City.
The Star Wars Episode VII release date is still 10 months away. However, that is not stopping the designers over at LEGO from unleashing their own force upon the toy world. The sets will be released throughout the year.
The most impressive set to be unveiled is TIE Fighter (75095). USA Today has the scoop on the dimensions of this set.
“The new TIE Fighter measures 18½ inches high, 12 inches long and just over 12 inches wide, and includes an opening hatch, a display stand with information plaque and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure.”
Not a fan of the TIE Fighter? No worries! LEGO’s announcement included a total of 32 new Star Wars sets. A Naboo Starfighter (75092) from Episode I is being released as well as Flash Speeder from the same film. Return of the Jedi is getting some attention with an Imperial Shuttle Tydirium (75094.)
Slash Gear states that one of the best sets features Luke and Darth battling.
“One of the most fantastic sets to come in this batch is the Final Duel – Luke Skywalker VS Darth Vader in the Throne Room with Emperor Palpatine. The Death Star Final Duel (75093) comes with 724 pieces and will cost you a cool $79.99 this June.”
Later in the year, LEGO will be releasing that Star Wars Advent Calendar 2015 (75097). A set that contains C-3PO as Santa and R2-D2 as a reindeer.
“[T]he 2015 LEGO Star Wars collection is one of the largest and most diverse since its launch in 1999.”
Wilfert goes on to say, “For more than 15 years, children and kids at heart have told and retold the ‘Star Wars’ story through LEGO brick play and this year we will give them even more characters and elements to recreate the epic saga – including several sets with which to add ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ to their building adventures.”
While everyone eagerly awaits the newest film, LEGO is allowing fans to build and play with sets inspired by all of the Star Wars films.
In September, LEGO will be (sort of) entering into the world of action figures with buildable characters
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) February 14, 2015
Are you looking forward to the new Star Wars LEGO sets?
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