Overall the focus was on the new sets based on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and a small mountain of hype surrounding the Technics Bugati Chiron was added to the pile. Fans of BrickHeadz will also be pleased that there is a personalised Go Brick Me set, which will allow for LEGO builders to customise their own BrickHeadz character, coming out.
Of our prime Star Wars focus – chiefly Solo: A Star Wars Story – there was barely more than nothing and the main venue of reveal for these is expected to be the New York Toy Fair, which kicks off on February 18th. Rebelscum will be there to cover all aspects of Star Wars – including LEGO!
German LEGO fan site zusammengebaut.com reports that LEGO noted that the popularity of their Star Wars theme had peaked (when?) and that sales were declining. In their live blog of the LEGO press conference, the field reporter from zusammengebaut.com noted that the mood from LEGO was glum.
In a follow up post they were able to report the following LEGO Star Wars Summer 2018 sets with Eurozone prices:
- 75214 Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter – Euro 29.99
- 75216 Snoke Throne Room – Euro 69.99
- 75218 X-Wing Fighter – Euro 99.99
- 75220 Sandcrawler – Euro 129.99
No photographic opportunities were afforded but the team from zusammengebaut.com provided the following descriptions (translated from German):
“The Starfighter is a simple little model, the throne of Snoke (“Vaaaadeeeer”) is great, the X-Wing unfortunately comes with a lot of stickers of the way – is and remains with subtle adjustments but a classic. And the Sandcrawler looks really chic in this compactness, of course, not to compare with the UCS sets of the dimensions of course. All in all, these are unpretentious sets and a nice mix of films.”
It is worth noting that images of 75214 Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter, 75218 X-Wing Fighter and 75220 Sandcrawler sets have already been leaked, while 75216 Snoke Throne Room was in a rumour list posted here.
Of the three sets mentioned in this report 75215 Resistance Transport Ship is now looking to be false. Deep cover sources have revealed that the codename for this set is “Nemesis Gang” and SKU tracking website Brickseek.com matches this name to a known Hasbro multipack that Yakface.com revealed in mid-January. Of the third set (75217 Republic V-Wing Torrent Fighter) nothing yet is known.
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This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 31st of January, 2018.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.