LEGO May the 4th now officially begins, and it looks like LEGO still has some surprises in store. Thanks to Amazon Japan, we now have a look at the new LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288), set to be released in August.
This latest brick rendition of the Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport is the LEGO Star Wars 5th set released under this category. First released in 2007 as a full-sized set (set 10178), this latest version of the behemoth now comes in at 1,267 pieces making it the largest LEGO Star Wars AT-AT to be offered. It also includes a substantial number of minifigures which include Luke Skywalker, General Veers, 2 AT-AT Pilots, and 2 Snowtroopers.
I find it rather odd that Amazon Japan was the first to spill the beans on this one, considering that most of the latest LEGO Star Wars sets were revealed by LEGO themselves. From the new and highly popular LEGO Star Wars helmets, upcoming LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian sets, D-O (75278), and the latest UCS model the A-Wing Starfighter (75275), all of these are directly distributed via LEGO Shop@Home. So having the new LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288) revealed via another retailer is a bit of a surprise. In any case, I expect this to be listed at LEGO’s online shopping portal anytime soon and, will be made available on August 1 alongside the LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz The Mandalorian and the Child (75317) and the 501st Legion Legion Clone Troopers (75280).
Here’s what Amazon Japan has to say about the LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288). Pardon me for the rough Google translation. Thanks to the Brickfinder for the heads up.
LEGO Star Wars AT-AT (75288)
1,267 pieces | ¥21,139
Join Luke Skywalker and fight on the planet Hoth against the AT-AT, and General Veers, the commander of the Imperial Army! Watch out for the AT-AT’s spring shooters, heavy blasters and speeder bikes! Defeat the Imperial Troopers with Luke’s Lightsaber! Defeat the AT-AT by attaching a bomb to it!