I have to say that I missed out on this one. Perhaps it’s due to the apparent frustration that I felt because of not seeing what I expect to see from LEGO at NYTF 2018, or with LEGO building around the hype of its press release, giving hope to fans in seeing the much awaited summer sets, and only to be disappointed later on (I’ll be talking more about that in a later post). Anyways, even if we did not see any other LEGO Star Wars sets beyond the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212), these new LEGO Star Wars sets that were put on display are all interesting themselves.
Jedi and Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75206)
Number of Pieces: 102; Minifigures: Ki-Adi-Mundi, Barriss Offee, Clone Trooper (x2); will retail for $14.99.
Yoda’s Hut (75208)
Number of Pieces: 229; Minifigures: Yoda, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2; will retail for $29.99
Darth Maul (75537)
Number of Pieces: 104; will retail for $29.99
Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212)
Number of Pieces: 1,414; Minifigures: Qi’Ra, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Lando Calrissian, Quay Tolsite, Kessel Operations Droid, and DD-BD; will retail for $169.99
I am particularly impressed with how the Darth Maul constraction figure turned out, especially with the details on the set’s headpiece. It’s absolutely spot on, worthy of this legendary Sith Lord. The Kessel Run MF (75212), other than being the only LEGO Han Solo set on display, is very similar in scale with The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon (75105) released in 2015. The Kessel Run MF features a removable cargo pod/ship connected to the Falcon’s front mandibles, which somehow gives a sneak peak on how we ended up with the MF as it is today.
These sets are scheduled for release on April 20 together with the rest of the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo sets. Check out this video by Brian, who was there in the thick of the action at LEGO’s Booth #1335.