This piece of news is not entirely about LEGO, but knowing how the LEGO and Star Wars community are all set for the biggest movie of the year, then this is something that will definitely suit our fancy. Entertainment Weekly has just released a collection of new images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi that highlights some of the lead characters of the film, including a closer look at the latest Star Wars creatures to debut on the big screen once the movie lands in theaters on December 15.
Last year, LEGO Star Wars fans were treated to a free and very rare freebie as part of May 2016’s May the 4th exclusive promos. With only 3,500 sets in circulation, the LEGO Star Wars Escape the Space Slug set were given away for free for every qualifying purchase of any LEGO Star Wars merchandise worth $150 and above. To make it even more challenging, the chance to own this set comes by invitation only via email, with only around 25 invitations released for each 120 LEGO brand stores worldwide during that time.
We’re still a month away before this year’s much awaited Force Friday II, but bits and pieces of information are now gradually making its way online about this year’s largest Star Wars sales event. LEGO is prepped up and ready to go for all things Star Wars once September 1 breaks the light of day, particularly, with its latest offering of LEGO Star Wars sets based on Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Images of these sets are already out in the open, thanks to several online retailers who posted it ahead of its official reveal date.
LEGO’s September Store Calendar is now available online, and it is one super-exciting month for all Ninjago and Star Wars fans. This month celebrates the theatrical release of The LEGO Ninjago Movie with not just one, but TWO promotional polybags for the month. September also marks the much awaited return of Force Friday, aptly dubbed as this year’s Force Friday II. To sweeten the deal, LEGO brings back double VIP points for any LEGO Star Wars purchase made from September 1 to 3, PLUS a free promotional Scarif Stormtrooper (40176) minifigure. Let’s take a closer look.
SDCC 2017 has been concluded, but the reveals that LEGO shared with fans and attendees still lingers on. I intend to do a recap any time soon about all the things related to LEGO during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, to somehow round-up all these things, and to make sense out of the information overload.