Just now we have newly presented the latest big update on LEGO Star Wars products yet, with our first good look at the massive wave of tie-in sets for Solo: A Star Wars Story that are coming our way starting next month. Yes, that includes the Kessel Millennium Falcon (75212).
This first wave also includes one buildable figure, those brick-built poseable action figures often referred to as ‘constraction’ sets that are often major characters of licensed franchises. The one set that was part of the LEGO Star Wars Han Solo blitz was a wicked figure of the Darth Maul (75537). But there’s also a problem.
Back in December last year, LEGO had announced a couple of buildable figures coming out in 2018. Interestingly, their set numbers come immediately after Darth Maul (75537). They have been labeled as the LEGO Star Wars Super Battle Droid (75538) and the 501st Legion Clone Trooper & AT-RT Walker (75539).
Well, they’re supposed to be released this year. But rumors have manifested and are being discussed on Eurobricks, that the releases of the Super Battle Droid (75538) and 501st Legion Clone Trooper & AT-RT Walker have been canceled. The poster who shared this gave no reason for such a move. However, further down the thread, several reasons were offered, and some even gave their passionate rebuttal on the issue. For a comprehensive summary of the arguments presented, for and against the rumored discontinuation of this relatively new line of LEGO Star Wars playsets, you may want to check out the post shared by RebelScum.
As always, LEGO-related rumors will remain such until the company itself confirms or denies them. That also includes one last rumor that LEGO might be ending the buildable figures line by next year, though this has been bandied several times before. Meanwhile, let’s look forward to Darth Maul (75537) soon.