This year’s Nuremberg Toy Fair in Germany is now on its 4th day, and though we can’t be there personally to join in the festivities, we have Promo Bricks to thank for, in providing us with an inside look of the action as more and more reveals are unveiled by LEGO. If you were keeping tabs with our previous Nuremberg post last Tuesday, you may have noticed something quite obvious. German LEGO fan site Zusammengebaut who were also present during the opening day of the Toy Fair, has also noted the stringent rules that LEGO’s booth organizers have in place on certain themes on display. This is particularly true when it comes to their Star Wars summer collection where photography of the said sets was strictly prohibited. Thankfully, those who managed to be on the scene to witness the unveiling of these LEGO Star Wars sets were allowed to narrate what they saw. Here’s how Promo Bricks puts it based on a rough Google translate.
According to Christian of PB, this year’s LEGO Star Wars summer sets may be categorized into three subthemes: The Force Awakens, The Freemaker Adventures, and the classic Star Wars sets. These sets were also mentioned in our previous post wherein they were regarded as rumors back then.
The Force Awakens
Jakku Quadjumper (75178) –59.99€
This humble starship was the first choice of ride for Rey and Finn, until First Order forces decided it’s better to have it stay on the ground and be a part of it – for good. The set comes with the minifigure versions of Rey, Finn, BB-8, a First Order Stormtrooper and another unnamed minifig.
Rathtar Escape (75180) – 89.99€
This set has certain play features which can be probably compared to that of Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorium (76060). The Rathtar Escape (75180) plays out on a portion of Han Solo’s freighter, the Eravana where two of these much feared Rathars escaped from their confinement. The minifigures included in this set are: Han Solo, Chewbacca, Bala-Tik and three members of the Guavian Death Gang
First Order Transport Speeder Battle Pack (75166) – 14.99€
This Battle Pack offers two First Order Stormtroopers, Officer and Flame / Snow Trooper minifigures. They come with a kind of armed transport platform.
The Freemaker Adventures
Tracker I (75185) – 69.99€
According to firsthand accounts, the Tracker 1 seems to have a strong resemblance to the equally imposing TIE-Interceptor. Minifigs included with the Tracker 1 are: an unnamed lightsaber-wielding figure, the Imperator, and an Ithorian.
The Arrowhead (75186) – 89.99€
This set seems to be the largest set on display under the Freemaker subtheme. The Arrowhead follows a relatively large, minimalistic design. On the whole the ship is said to be about half a meter long. There are five figures, including RO-GR, the reprogrammed combat droid of the Freemakers.
Classic LEGO Star Wars sets
Darth Vader Transformation (75183) – 29.99€
This one is clearly a remake of set 7251 from last 2005. It shows the transformation of the seriously injured Anakin Skywalker into the iconic Darth Vader. Though there are more details to this newer set compared to the previous one. Set 75183 has the minifigures of the Emperor together with Darth Vader, and a wounded Anakin.
Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack (75167) – 14.99€
Most LEGO Star Wars fans have been clamoring for these for ages. Thankfully, our prayers have been answered. For the first time ever, LEGO releases a set of minifigs dedicated to the legendary bounty hunters of the galaxy. Included together with the Speeder Bike are minifigures of Bossk, Dengar, IG-88 and 4-LOM.
Republic Fighter Tank (75182) – 29.99€
Another remake, this time of 2008’s set 7679, only in a slightly smaller scale. There are four minifigures that comes with newer Republic Fighter Tank: two Combat Droids, a Clone pilot, and a female Jedi.
Stormtrooper Commander (75531) – 24.99€
Following the likes of Clone-Commander Cody (75108) and the First-Order Stormtrooper (75114), LEGO finally brings forth a Stormtrooper Commander buildable figure.
Scout Trooper with Speederbike (75532) – 54.99€
Promo Bricks describes this set as a REALLY big one. The buildable Scout Trooper itself is of scale in proportion to that of its speeder bike from Episode 6. The bike is covered with panels in brown, and can be mounted on a stand of Technic beams.
Advent Calendar with 8 Minifigures (75184) – 29.99€
Same as in previous Toy Fairs, the Advent Calendar is shown in Nuremberg, even though we’re still very far from Christmas. Here are some of the minifigs and characters that Promo Bricks can identify within the Advent Calendar: BB8 with Nikolausmütze, a built Luggabeast, Teedo, AT-DP, Millenium Falcon, Kylo Rens Shuttle, First Order Snowtrooper, First Order Stormtrooper, sleigh, Y-Wing and various other figures (A total of eight) and other smaller models.
Thankfully, we’re a couple of weeks away before the Toy Fair season goes back to New York. By then, we hope to see all of these sets in the brick. So be sure to stay tuned here in the Brick Show for more up-to-the minute Toy Fair news and other surprises.