Surprise! LEGO unveils the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)

501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)

LEGO is lately in the habit of giving out welcomed surprises. After the unexpected reveal of the LEGO Super Mario theme, we now have another one to the delight of LEGO Star Wars fans. LEGO Shop@Home has been recently updated to include a long-overdue LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280) building set, straight from the Clone Wars era.

As pointed out by StarWars.com, this latest offering pays tribute to that elite unit during the Clone Wars that LEGO fans of the series have long clamored for. There is no other info mentioned by LEGO over its online shopping portal, save for the fact that it comes at 285 pieces and will retail for $29.99 once it is officially available on August 1. The set also includes:

  • The AT-RT Walker, with a new color scheme, posable legs, a stud shooter, attachment points for a blaster and electrobinoculars element
  • The BARC Speeder, featuring two stud shooters
  • Four LEGO minifigures: Three 501st¬†Clone Troopers and a 501st¬†Jet Trooper, plus two Battle Droid LEGO action figures.

I hope to see additional images of this set, including box art images, for the next few weeks or once the initial wave of new LEGO sets for the 2nd half of the year is gradually revealed. In the meantime, be sure to add this set to your LEGO wishlist by visiting LEGO Shop@Home.

Is this the beginning of more LEGO Star Wars reveals later on? What do you think of the LEGO Star Wars 501st Legion Clone Troopers (75280)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Author: Albert Balanza

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