According to Brick Fanatics the 2019 statue will be our favourite, wizened, green Jedi Master of unknown origin. Their credible source has shared word that the set will be released at “the same time that sets based on Star Wars: Episode IX arrive” which is expected to be September, following the same merchandising pattern as The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
And as many collectors remember the two previously mentioned LEGO Star Wars statues came out in the third quarter of 2017 and 2018.
Whether it is coincidence or not, last October LEGO posted an image of a brick-built Yoda statue with a cryptic message on their Instagram page. Curiously it is neither 7194 Yoda or the Target giveway Yoda that Pepsi/Frito Lays sponsored in 1999.
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Given the trail of UCS Millennium Falcon breadcrumbs that LEGO left dotted around the internet, could this be the start of a subliminal marketing campaign?
While we may be clutching at straws it is worth noting that the most recent LEGO Star Wars statue – 75230 Porg – came out in the same end of the same month, and our rumoured release list for 2019 has a UCS set due out around the same time too.
Of course, you can draw a straight line between any two points so a UCS Yoda is far from conclusive. It will be interesting to see if any further Easter Eggs get found over the next three quarters of a year – if you see one feel free to email us at Rebelscum and share your suspicions.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 24th of January, 2019.
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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.