I guess it’s quite obvious by now that like most LEGO Star Wars fans, we too have been bitten by the ‘Rogue Bug’ – and no were not really talking about a big, nasty, rebellious bug here.
Ever since the release of the relatively underwhelming rehash of the infamous LEGO UCS Star Wars Death Star 75159, the spotlight has now been turned towards a more promising collection that has been causing a lot of buzz recently. Just in time before the first anthology film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, hits the big screen in December, LEGO has just revealed its new, highly anticipated collection of brick-built vehicles that will be added to the roster of iconic Star Wars machines.
We had a first look on these very impressive sets, plus an excellent commentary about our initial impressions of them. This time around, LEGO’s official site has received a massive makeover and they now have a dedicated page for their LEGO Star Wars product page including all of the eight Rogue One sets (buildable figures and vehicle sets) revealed a few days ago. The LEGO Star Wars page also features the most memorable vehicles and scenes straight from Episodes I to VI of the Star Wars saga.
To give us a sneak peak about the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets’ playability and features, LEGO has recently uploaded a collection of video shorts which you can access by clicking the links below, and first off is the Imperial Assault Hovertank (75152). Watch this.
Help Chirrut battle the Imperial Assault Hovertank as it patrols the streets. This tough urban patrol vehicle has a two-minifigure cockpit and a rotating and elevating turret gun with spring-loaded shooters to target enemies of the Empire. And if the rebel forces hide out of sight, open the storage container, grab the blasters and play out your own mini urban battles!
Go on the hunt for Baze and the Rebel Trooper aboard the All Terrain Scout Transport. Open the top hatch, load up the AT-ST Driver and move the legs to speed into action. When you’ve tracked them down, turn the wheel to rotate the top and prepare to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Can Baze and the trooper escape the advancing AT-ST?
Prepare for launch with the amazing TIE Striker, the Empire’s atmospheric patrol fighter! Open the minifigure cockpit from the top or front and put in the TIE Pilot. Help the Imperial ground crew member put supplies in the rear hold and arm the spring-loaded shooters. Then adjust the huge wings and launch into the skies in search of rebels!
Open the cockpit and place the U-Wing Pilot in his seat. Fire up the engines and launch into the sky. Keep a lookout below with the transparent window, and when you spot the enemy, fire the front spring-loaded shooters and stud shooters mounted in the side doors. You can even fold the wings back for a bigger model!
When a tough transport ship is needed, Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle is the perfect choice. Put him into the pilot seat, open out the thick-armor plating and seat the Death Troopers. Lower the ramp and check the blasters are secured, then arm the spring-loaded shooters and seal the hull for takeoff. Raise the landing skids, lower the wings for flight mode and set off on another dangerous mission!
All of these LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets are slated to be released to the general public starting September 30.