We presented our first piece of evidence last week when The Holo-Brick Archives discovered some pictures of two new minifigs.
Now we have unofficial – and unconfirmed – information from inside LEGO that an internal confidential catalogue that was distributed to LEGO employees last month had an announcement on this set.
The chatter amongst members of the various LEGO Star Wars communities are all pointing to this new UCS set being attached to the number 75181, as outlined in our LEGO 2018 recap from earlier this month.
Looking back at previous UCS releases there is a clear pattern surrounding the May The 4th Be With You celebrations, and it is notable that for the last few years the official annoucements have typically been made in the last two weeks of February and the first two weeks of March.
As one LEGO Star Wars fan posts in Eurobricks:
“I think 75181 will be revealed this month (based on last May UCS reveal dates: 03/08/2014 for Sandcrawler, 02/14/2015 for UCS TIE, 02/16/2016 for Insult on Hoth, 03/26/2017 for Snowspeeder).”
None of this is by any means concrete and is just more pieces to the puzzle, but if there’s one thing that LEGO fans enjoy it’s putting things together.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 27th of February, 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.