And now LEGO, after much vociferous (and, at times, obnoxious) pressure from the fan base, LEGO has made their wishes come true with 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers, which is slated for release on August 1st and comes with a $29.99 price tag.
According to Starwars.com who co-shared the scoop with The LEGO Group’s Twitter page, the 285 piece set (which has already garnered more than a score of self-congratulatory “we did it” posts from the #WeWantA501stBattlepack cheer squad) will feature:
- The AT-RT Walker, with a new color scheme, posable legs, a stud shooter, attachment points for a blaster and electrobinoculars element
- The BARC Speeder, featuring two stud shooters
- Five Four LEGO minifigures: Three 501st Clone Troopers and a 501st Jet Trooper, plus two Battle Droid LEGO action figures.
Fans of the LEGO sets based on animated The Clone Wars TV series will recognise the AT-RT as similar to the one released last year as part of 75261 Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition and the BARC Speeder which was last seen in the long retired 75037 Battle on Saleucami, released in 2014.
This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 2nd of April, 2020.
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