While Star Wars fans are gearing up for the grandest fan event in the galaxy with Star Wars Celebration 2019, LEGO as it seems will not miss this opportunity to launch its newest LEGO Star Wars set. Similar to the release of 2017’s mammoth sized LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), LEGO is slated to release a special set that takes its cue from one of the first rebel ships that appeared in the film franchise. A redesigned set from 2009, the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) has now been revealed, with the first image of its box art now making its round over the internet and said to be released just in time for the May the 4th fan fare.
There is no official announcement from LEGO as of this posting, but from what we can surmise, the LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV (75244) will come in 1,768 pieces and comes with new minifigures of Leia and Bail Organa, Captain Antilles, a Rebel Trooper, C-3PO and R2-D2. It is expected to retail for $199.99 USD. Though it is not expected to be a sort of UCS or a Master Builder set as shared by Promobricks, but is a good catch otherwise considering that the last time this iconic ship was given the LEGO treatment was 10 years ago.
Considering that Star Wars Celebration 2019 is now in full swing, we can probably expect more news about its release anytime soon. So what do you think about this new LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV set? Is it a good choice of a set for May the 4th? Let me know what you think in the comments below.