It looks like somebody has left the LEGO leaking faucet on. Hot on the heels of our recent report on the 2018 LEGO Marvel Superheroes Avengers: Infinity War set names, minifigures and descriptions, we now have the following set names and descriptions for the 2018 LEGO Star Wars Solo sets due to be out this April. Now for those of you who were skeptical about our reports, we just want to reiterate that we are sharing with you is not based on second hand info, but on what we actually saw. Take it or leave it, it is up to you to use your better judgement. With that, let’s try to see what we can expect from these sets.
First off, it should be noted that the box art for the LEGO Star Wars Solo sets bares the exact same image of the leaked movie poster of the film. If you recall from last week, several media outlets reported on what seems to be a leaked poster of the Solo: A Star Wars Story, and Disney was quick to jump on the rooftops and shout ‘fake’. Check out the image in question.
Now that we have seen what could be the final render of the box art for the LEGO Star Wars Solo sets, we can say here in the Brick Show that Disney is now trying to do some damage control by stating that the above image is fake, when in fact, it is as true as the back of your hand. As it seems, the box art for the Star Wars Solo sets have a distinct gold color scheme, prominently displaying the SAME poster, albeit flipped or reversed, plus featuring an earlier version of the iconic Millennium Falcon. So for those who believe that this image is too good to be real, then that’s because it is.
Here are the following LEGO Star Wars Solo Sets that we can confirm so far. Please take note that since the pictures that we saw are relatively low res images, there are occasions where we can’t readily identify the names of some of the minifigures included in a set. Neither can we speculate on them because at this point, we don’t know anything yet about the finer details of the film’s story.
Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206)
The first set that we have is a new LEGO Star Wars Battle Pack which includes two Jedi Master minifigures particularly from the Clone Wars: Ki-Adi-Mundi and one which looks like Barriss Offee. We couldn’t figure out exactly if the latter is indeed Barriss since the image that we saw, again, is extremely blurry but it closely approximates her character. Ki-Adi-Mundi first appeared in minifigure form in Geonosian Starfighter (7959), while we already have earlier versions of Barriss Offee in Geonosian Cannon (9491), Republic Swamp Speeder (8091), and a Star Wars Magnet Set (852947). The Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack also includes 2 Clone Troopers which is quite similar to what we have in the Clone Turbo Tank (8098).
Imperial Patrol Battle Pack (75207)
This Battle Pack is another collection of minifigs based on the Han Solo movie. This set consists of 4 minifigures: 2 imperial officers and 2 Stormtroopers with all new helmet designs and printings. The closest thing to which I can compare these new Stormtroopers is that their helmet pattern has a somewhat oriental design on it, similar to how a Japanese samurai helmet or mask will look like, with thicker black lines for the visor and mouth. Kind of intimidating actually. Included in this set is another brick-built version of one of the Imperial vehicles that is used in the film as you can see below. The wheels are not included obviously, since they are edited out of the film.
Yoda’s Hut (75208)
Our knowledge about this next set is not particularly new since we’ve mentioned about it as early as July last year.
However, the latest image that we saw further confirms that this upcoming LEGO Star Wars set will indeed happen. This reference to that iconic scene from Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back depicts the home of Jedi Master Yoda as he takes refuge in the swamp planet of Dagobah and trains Luke in the ways of the Force. Minifigures include Yoda, Luke Sykwalker, and R2-D2.
Han Solo’s Landspeeder (75209)
This Landspeeder comes in dark blue, light gray and white pieces, and has a particular boxy design. The best comparison that we have about this set is with this vehicle that the younger Han Solo used in the movie, as you can see from the image below. Minifigures include Han Solo, and what seems to be like a baby wampa of sorts walking on all fours. I could be wrong on the baby wampa, but since this is a new Star Wars movie we might as well guess that there are new creatures to be introduced as well. The Han Solo Speeder (75209) also comes with two spring-loaded shooters and could probably pass for around $20.
???? Landspeeder (75210)
This set name is kind of hard to figure out since the first word of the set name is super blurry. The one we can only figure out is the Landspeeder, which bares very close resemblance to several behind-the-scenes set images of the film, taken last July. This is the closest approximation that we have concerning this set. There are four minifigures which include what looks like a specific character in the film (the one which drives the Landspeeder), a minifigure that holds a whip which, as the box art suggest, is used to herd what looks like to two baby wampas like what I earlier mentioned.
Imperial TIE Fighter (75211)
This TIE Fighter looks very much the same as the First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter (75101), but in dark and light gray colors instead of the black and red one. Set 75211 comes with an Imperial TIE Fighter Pilot, plus 3 other minifigures. One of the unidentifiable minifigure looks like a gray colored Stormtrooper Officer with a black cape, while the other looks like an Imperial Officer, the one that usually stays on deck.
Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212)
This never-before-seen iteration of the Millennium Falcon has a completely different paint job as compared to the Falcon that we grew up with. This set is intriguingly named as the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (probably before after it became famous along the hyperspace smuggling route) and comes in a white and blue color scheme. It has the minifigures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Kira, plus 3 unidentified minifigures. To have an idea how this set looks like, refer to the image below.
Other than these standard LEGO Star Wars sets, we also have two Brick Headz dedicated to the Han Solo film. We have LEGO BrickHeadz Han Solo (41608) and Chewbacca (41609), both of which are welcomed additions to the BrickHeadz theme. Each of these BrickHeadz comes in the usual yellow and gold Han Solo box art and are numbered #39 and #40 respectively.
Lastly, we also have two, new additional LEGO Star Wars buildable figures: Han Solo (75535 or 75536) and Darth Maul (75537). The Han Solo constraction figure is a replica of the younger version of the famous smuggler that comes with a brown outfit and black pants. The set also comes with a large spring-loaded blaster rifle. Darth Maul finally gets his own buildable figure with set number 75537. He comes in an all black suit and his iconic dual-bladed light saber. I love the details on Darth Maul’s head printing and fans of the infamous Sith Lord from the prequel era will surely love to have this on their desk or collection.
So there you go. This is what we all know about this year’s Summer LEGO Star Wars sets. Again, all of this is based on firsthand knowledge from actual images that we saw. We’re just a few months away before the sets are officially revealed, so we’ll excitingly wait for their official images. We also have a nifty summary page where you can find a listing of all the Summer 2018 LEGO Star Wars sets and some details about them, so be sure to check it out. Do drop us a comment either here on our website, or you can head over to our Facebook page and join in the discussion.