Okay, so Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi is coming into cinemas this December 15, bringing us to the halfway point of the franchise’s Disney-produced sequel trilogy. As a long-standing partner when it comes to Star Wars merchandising, LEGO has been one of the most prominent tie-in product manufacturers for this sprawling space opera.
They already have certain LEGO Star Wars sets ready to hit the market the following year. But apparently some of these hotly anticipated merchandises have already been supplied to certain retail outlets. What’s more, they appear to already be being sold well before their supposed release date.
The first reported in-store sighting of LEGO Star Wars sets slated for 2018 was in a Target store over in Texas. Not only were they already on display, with the next year still a ways off, but apparently several units of the sets have already found their way in the hands of some lucky ultra-early buyers. Though we have seen these images floating around the Internet for quite some time already, we have to wait for confirmation if this was actually sold at a local retailer and not just another leaked image.
Two sets in particular were spotted in this early-bird sighting. The first is a new LEGO Star Wars Sandspeeder (75204). Or at least it’s a new recolor, it being almost identical in form with the Snowspeeder (75049) from 2014, save for the desert color scheme and being 1 brick less!
The second set is said to be a Target-exclusive LEGO package, another two-in-one deal limited edition collector’s pack for the LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz line, the first being the NYCC exclusive LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite (41498).
We mentioned about this latest BrickHeadz set a month ago (less the image you see below), and as it turned out, the set’s availability has been confirmed. The LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Rey and Kylo Ren (41489) is a limited edition collector’s pack which, apparently, is only sold at Target stores.
Though this combo pack may be exclusive only to Target, you can still purchase them separately as LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz Rey (41602) and Kylo (41603) in all LEGO Stores and elsewhere. Both Target and LEGO have yet to say anything about this occurrence.