May The 4th Be With You: All You Need To Know

Aside from it being the fourth day of the fifth month and the 123rd day of the year, the date that has become known as Star Wars Day is one that is heavily anticipated by Star Wars fans – especially those who enjoy LEGO sets – so The Holo-Brick Archive has collated all the offers coming from the Danish house of bricks.

Kicking off at 7am CET on May 1st on the LEGO.com website (and normal opening hours for their branded stores) is the start of the eleventh annual retail celebration of Star Wars, and this year promises to be extra special because 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of Lucasfilm

As usual, there is a slew of new products to purchase, a free and exclusive set, a new(ish) polybag and multiple rewards offers to make parting with your hard-earned a little bit easier:

40451 Tatooine Homestead

The most sought-after MT4BWY reward is the vaunted gift with purchase (GWP) that comes free with the purchase of a certain value of LEGO Star Wars products – either online or in-store.

What started out as a unique polybagged minifigure pivoted in 2019 when LEGO released the first of their micro-build vignettes, and this year continues the trend of delivering a cool landscape that captures a special moment in the Star Wars timeline.

This set will be automatically added to online shopping baskets at checkout or can be picked up at participating brand stores (while stocks last). North American and European customers will need to spend US$85, CA$85, €85, UK£85, AU$169 (equivalent to US$130) or NZ$169 to receive this set.

It’s worth noting that this year’s threshold is up from 2020, when a minimum of US$75 was required. That said, this isn’t going to be a hard task to achieve given the number of new sets that are being made available at the end of April.

75304 Darth Vader

Capture the sinister look of the Star Wars icon and ultimate villain, with the 834-piece displayable model. Offering an immersive building experience, the finished helmet makes an impressive display piece.

Pay homage to the Dark Lord of the Sith with this collectible LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Helmet (75304). Immerse yourself in the complex building process and relive classic Star Wars saga scenes as you recreate the iconic shape and sinister details of the helmet in LEGO style. The Darth Vader Helmet is a compact size and has a display stand with a nameplate to complete a striking centerpiece that will enhance the decor of your home or workplace. And check out the other new LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet: Scout Trooper Helmet (75305). Part of a collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults, this premium-quality set makes a wonderful memorabilia gift for yourself, any Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builders or someone who enjoys a fun, creative challenge.

  • Escape the stresses of everyday life for a while and enjoy some quality time recreating every menacing detail of Darth Vader’s Helmet with this collectible LEGO Star Wars building kit (75304)
  • The iconic design of Darth Vader’s Helmet is recreated in LEGO bricks to spark memories of classic Star Wars saga scenes, and the display stand with nameplate completes an impressive centerpiece
  • This set is part of a series of collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet models – look out for the new Scout Trooper Helmet (75305).
  • This 834-piece set offers a complex, rewarding building experience and makes a top birthday, holiday or surprise gift for any Star Wars enthusiast, experienced LEGO builder or hobbyist
  • Measuring over 8 in. (20 cm) high, 5.5 in. (15 cm) wide and 5.5 in. (14cm) deep, this buildable Darth Vader Helmet model doesn’t need much space for display but makes a big visual impact.

75305 Scout Trooper

The stunning 471-piece helmet has been created as an homage to the Scout Troopers’ ultimate reconnaissance and infiltration abilities. Dust off your speeder bike and enjoy recreating every contour and detail with LEGO bricks.

Test your construction skills and recreate memories of epic Star Wars scenes as you build the Scout Trooper Helmet (75305). A complex LEGO Star Wars building set offering a fun, creative way to unwind, every contour and detail of the helmet is beautifully recreated with LEGO bricks. This Star Wars collectible has a display stand with a nameplate to complete an eye-catching centerpiece for the home or office. And look out for the other new LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet: Darth Vader Helmet (75304). Part of an exciting collection of LEGO Star Wars building sets for adults, this premium-quality set makes a perfect gift for yourself, a Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builder or any adult who enjoys a hands-on, DIY challenge.

  • Take time out and challenge your building skills to create a wonderfully detailed LEGO brick interpretation of a Star Wars Scout Trooper Helmet (75305)
  • The distinctive look of a Scout Trooper’s helmet is recreated in LEGO style, inspiring memories of Star Wars saga scenes, and the stand with a nameplate completes a cool display piece
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display helmet models – check out the new Darth Vader Helmet (75304)
  • Offering a challenging building experience, this 471-piece set makes a super birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars fan, experienced LEGO builder or hobbyist
  • Measuring over 7 in. (18 cm) high, 4.5 in. (11 cm) wide and 4.5 in. (12 cm) deep, this buildable model doesn’t take up much space, but it is sure to catch the eye of every passerby.

75306 Imperial Probe Droid

Adult builders can recreate scenes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back on the ice planet Hoth when constructing this distinctive droid. The 638-piece model features a transparent pole to ‘suspend’ the droid over the buildable snowy scene.

Recall epic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back action on the ice planet Hoth as you build the Imperial Probe Droid (75306). The droid has posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene. An information plaque completes a highly collectible display piece that looks impressive on an office desk or a mantelpiece at home. Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars sets for adults, this complex, construction kit offers an immersive and fun building experience as you recreate every distinctive detail in LEGO style. It makes a delightful treat for yourself and a fun gift for a Star Wars fan or experienced LEGO lover in your life.

  • Be transported to the frozen planet of Hoth and spark memories of classic Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back scenes with this detailed Imperial Probe Droid (75306) build-and-display model
  • The buildable droid LEGO figure features posable legs and comes with a transparent, brick-built pole to ‘suspend’ it above a buildable snowy scene. The set also includes an information plaque
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO Star Wars build-to-display models for adults
  • Offering a complex, rewarding build, this 683-piece set makes a terrific birthday, holiday or surprise gift for any Star Wars connoisseur or experienced LEGO builder
  • Measuring over 10.5 in. (27 cm) high, 9 in. (24 cm) wide and 4 in. (11 cm) deep, this buildable model does not need much space for display, but it is sure to grab people’s attention.

75308 R2-D2

This year’s big ticket item is a new and updated of everyone’s favorite astromech, which has been recreated in stunning detail and is the most feature-packed version of R2-D2 to date.

Relive classic Star Wars™ moments as you build this exceptionally detailed R2-D2 LEGO® droid figure. The brilliant new-for-May-2021 design is packed with authentic details, including a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches, a periscope that can be pulled up and turned, and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.

This cool construction model comes with a buildable display stand, featuring an information plaque, R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and an exclusive Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick, to complete an awesome centrepiece for your home or workplace.

Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults, this set would make a wonderful gift for yourself, Star Wars fans and advanced LEGO builders.

  • Build and display this fantastically detailed, new-for-May-2021, LEGO® brick model of an iconic character from the Star Wars™ saga: R2-D2 (75308).
  • Authentic features include a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening and extendable front hatches and adjustable periscope, plus a lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.
  • Includes a buildable display stand with an information plaque, LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display models.
  • Offering a challenging and rewarding build, this 2,315-piece set makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ connoisseur and LEGO® Star Wars lover.
  • Measuring over 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (19 cm) wide and 6 in. (15 cm) deep, this collectible, brick-built R2-D2 model makes an impressive centrepiece in a home or workplace.
  • Thinking of buying this set for a Star Wars™ memorabilia collector who is new to LEGO® building? Don’t worry. It comes with clear instructions so they can tackle this complex build with confidence.
  • Collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ sets for adults are designed for discerning hobbyists who enjoy DIY projects to disconnect from their day-to-day lives in a mindful, creative and fun way.
  • LEGO® components meet rigorous industry standards to ensure compatibility and a simple, secure connection every time.
  • LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that they satisfy stringent global safety standards.

30388 Imperial Shuttle

In lieu of the traditional in-store build, which has been canceled due to COVID precautions, is a complimentary polybag of the Empire’s most famous tri-foiled transport ship.

Having already been made available through a limited release at Meijer stores in the Mid-West of the United States and in LEGO branded stores in Europe and Australia, this is the first chance for most of the rest of the world.

Spending US$40, CA$40, EU€40 or GB£40 will see this set added to your purchase when made in participating brand stores (offer is not valid on LEGO.com).

Double VIP Rewards Points

This free-to-join customer loyalty program that is run by LEGO allows you to earn at least 5% back when you shop in a LEGO branded store (LEGOLAND Park and certified stores operate different systems) or online.

Running from May 1st to May 5th, LEGO will be rewarding their VIP members with twice as many points as normal – when buying LEGO Star Wars products – which would equate to around $40 that could be redeemed against future LEGO purchases (online or instore) if you were to buy all the sets mentioned above.

VIP Rewards Sweepstakes

Slipping in at the end – mostly because there is scant information about this offer available – is a sweepstakes for a minifigure of Dutch Vander (from 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter)which will run from May 1st to 21st.

Along with the minifigure comes a print signed by Angus MacInnes, the actor who played Gold Leader in A New Hope (and digitally reprised in Rogue One), both of which come in a transparent – and presumably UV-resistant – display case. If this offer is anything like the Maz Kanata sweepstakes that LEGO ran in March 2020, entry will cost 50 points each and VIP Rewards members will be allowed a maximum of 15 entries, for a total of 750 VIP points.

What are part of the May The 4th Be With You celebrations are you looking forward to? Or do you avoid them and hunt down exclusive GWPs on the secondary market? We want to hear your thoughts.

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