The Force is still strong with the very first Star Wars anthology film Rogue One, and even as the smoke has not cleared yet with the film still raking millions in box office and not to mention the impressive LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets that come with it, legion of Star Wars faithful have now set their eyes and hopes in this year’s next big, Star Wars film. Though we’re still roughly 11 months away before Episode VIII hits the big screen, several sites have reported that LEGO has in the works a particular Star Wars set that will pay tribute to one of the most iconic Imperial starfighters.
According to a recent report by Star Wars News Net (via Hound’s Tooth and Star Wars Awakens), LEGO will be offering a set dedicated to the First Order TIE Bomber hinting on the role that the destructive ship will be playing on Episode VIII. If you recall, the TIE Bomber first made its debut in The Empire Strikes Back, and is feared for its ability to drop vast quantities of munitions on rebellious planets and targets in space, delivering devastating attacks with frightening accuracy. Here’s how Hound’s Tooth got hold of this piece of news.
Star Wars Episode VIII will be a great mix of the old and the new. This reflects in the few character designs we’ve seen. It should be no surprise then, that an old Imperial vessel is getting updated for use by the First Order. That’s right: There will be a TIE Bomber in Episode VIII.
This information comes in the form of a leaked Lego set announcement (via StarWarsAwakens.nl). Seeing as the source has been right about Lego before with this winter’s sets, I see no reason to doubt it.
Next Force Friday, you will be able to find First Order TIE Bombers at your local Lego supplier. Force Friday Lego sets aren’t always a guarantee for a major role in the film… But the vehicle will no doubt at least be clearly visible at some point.
So what do you think Brick Fans? What other Episode VIII vehicles and sets has LEGO been keeping under its sleeve? We’ll be following this piece of news as it develops so be sure to stay tuned here… at…. the… Brick Show!