Yet Another LEGO Star Wars Rumor: Hoth-Variant AT-ST Walker (75322) Coming January Next Year

Casual viewers of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would believe that the Imperial AT-ST “chicken-leg” walker first appeared in “Return of the Jedi.” But they actually show up in the background of the Battle of Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.” As you may have guessed, the AT-ST is the latest bit of LEGO Star Wars rumor about sets coming in 2022. Between a supposed Battle Pack (75320?) and a possible UCS AT-AT Walker (75313?), Episode V’s getting lots of LEGO love. Now Germany’s Promobricks.de is saying that an AT-ST could be joining the aforementioned Hoth-themed sets.

Leaked word is that a new LEGO Star Wars AT-ST set is due for release in January of 2022. This Imperial walker sports colors from the Battle of Hoth in “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” That means it’s somewhat different from their more visible appearance in “Return of the Jedi.” “Star Wars” tech manuals indicate that the earlier Hoth model differs from the Endor model in weapon shape. The Hoth AT-ST apparently sports longer legs and closed viewports too. The LEGO Star Wars rendition of this Imperial walker variant will apparently bear the number 75322.

About that leak…

Details from the leak shared by Promobricks claim the Hoth AT-ST set has 586 pieces and three minifigures. That’s more pieces and less minifigs than the most recent LEGO Star Wars AT-ST. That would be the Raider variant (75254) as seen in “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. It had Mandalorian Din Djarin and his companion Cara Dune against two Klatoonians piloting the walker. The Hoth AT-ST (75322) would have one Imperial as pilot, facing Chewbacca and a Hoth Rebel trooper. Oh and there’s supposed to be an Imperial probe droid included.

Once this set arrives next year (if true), then the Hoth AT-ST could partner with the November-releasing UCS AT-AT (75313) and Hoth Battle Pack (75320) to create another LEGO Star Wars rendition of the big battle scene from “The Empire Strikes Back.” But of course, all three products remain rumors at present, until LEGO makes official statements to confirm them.

LEGO Shop@Home UK Marks Sets “Retiring Soon” by End of 2021

Even as several LEGO themes were assured of continuing into next year by the company’s VP for design over the weekend, that doesn’t mean specific individual sets will go on. That’s how it’s always been. LEGO can’t keep making the same stuff so old products must retire to make way for new offerings.

There were some LEGO set retirements announced in August. Earlier this week, LEGO Shop@Home UK updated their listings to indicate their sets retiring possibly by year’s end. As confirmed on their site, five LEGO Creator Expert sets and one each from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Stranger things will be going bye-bye when 2021 concludes. Here they are, courtesy of The Brick Fan. We’ve listed them by year of release, with our Brick Show feature articles and their Shop@Home UK listings:

2018
2019
2020

So far their Shop@Home US counterpart listings are still available (some are marked Hard to Find though). Hopefully they won’t be changing to “Retiring Soon” as well.

LEGO Star Wars Rumor: New Star Destroyer Set (40484) as GWP for Still-Unconfirmed UCS AT-AT, All Coming November

It’s another day, and we have another rumor percolating for LEGO Star Wars stuff. While those of the Star Wars Helmets are not until next year, this one’s (probably) coming a lot sooner. And rather than a buy-alone set (though still a possibly), this one’s a gift-with-purchase. The tidbit comes to us from Brick Fanatics by way of LEGO_club_news on Instagram. It’s possible that this could be the GWP to yet another unconfirmed set, supposedly another UCS. And as it’s supposed to come out sometime in November the reveal (if any) will be even closer.

As you can see from this Instagram post by LEGO_club_news, we’re looking at another LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer. Numbered 40484, this set is said to have 396 pieces. According to Brick Fanatics that’s about the same size as the Midi-scale Star Destroyer (8099) retired in 2010. Given LEGO’s penchant for revamping old nearly-forgotten sets with new numbering, this 40484 version sounds plausible. What’s yet to be substantiated is the LEGO Star Wars UCS set this one’s supposed to be GWP for. A UCS Imperial AT-AT (75313?) just over a year after the already-large 75288 version’s kind of too soon.

When it comes to rumors as we’ve said before, it’s not really real until LEGO says so. This rumor pegged the LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer (40484) as coming in November, so we have until October. The same likely goes for the UCS AT-AT which has an alleged November 26 release. That’s more calendar dates to mark for LEGO Star Wars collectors. Let’s see if we get more pleasant surprises than disappointments with these speculations.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) Finally Revealed!

LEGO has finally unveiled this year’s first LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) set via its YouTube channel. Enlisting the help of legit LSW fan David Hall of Solid Brix Studios, we now get to see up close and personal the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309). In case you missed it, check out this unboxing video.

As you may already know, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) is the eventual winner of the poll that was done via the LEGO Ideas platform last year. LSW fans were allowed to choose which particular Star Wars ship among three choices would they like to see rendered as a UCS set. Eventually, more than half of the votes were cast in favor of the iconic assault transport.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

Clocking in at more than 3,200 pieces, this UCS version of the Republic Gunship was designed by Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and  Hans Burkhard Schlömer. If you recall, Hans was also the designer behind the largest LEGO Star Wars UCS set which is the Millennium Falcon (75192) from 2017. He shares more details about the creative process that went through the designing and building of this latest UCS set throughout the rest of the video.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS  Republic Gunship (75309) is expected to retail for $350 when it arrives on August 1, 2021. You may read more about it via LEGO Shop@Home, or by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

3,292 pieces | $349.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

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Spark memories of the epic Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this Ultimate Collector Series build-and-display model of a Republic Gunship (75309). Authentic features of a Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) vehicle are beautifully reproduced in LEGO® bricks, including the pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons on top, super-long wings, opening sides and rear hatch, and interior details.

First choice for LEGO fans
Voted for by LEGO fans to become an Ultimate Collector Series set, this awesome buildable model has a display stand with an information plaque, plus Clone Trooper Commander and Mace Windu LEGO minifigures. Step-by-step instructions are included so you can immerse yourself in the building challenge and enjoy the fun, creative process.

Impressive gift
Part of a collection of LEGO Star Wars™ building kits for adults, this premium-quality set makes a special gift for yourself, Star Wars enthusiasts, or passionate LEGO fans in your life.

  • Enjoy quality time creating the first-ever Ultimate Collector Series version of a Republic Gunship (75309), just like those seen during the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • This build-and-display model is packed with authentic features including 2 pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons, super-long wings, and opening sides, and rear hatch.
  • The display stand has an information plaque and spaces for 2 included LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Clone Trooper Commander with a blaster and Mace Windu with a lightsaber.
  • The Star Wars™ Republic Gunship was voted for by LEGO® fans as their top choice to become the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set in an online poll. So, by popular demand, here it is!
  • This premium-quality set offers an immersive, rewarding building challenge and makes the best birthday or holiday gift for yourself, a devoted Star Wars™ fan or passionate LEGO® enthusiast.
  • Measuring over 13 in. (33 cm) high, 27 in. (68 cm) long, and 29 in. (74 cm) wide, including the stand, this is a LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible you’ll want to photograph and share with others.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

The LEGO Group to Join San Diego Comic-Con@Home 2021

July has been traditionally Comic-Con month, and with the onset of the global health crisis brought about by this pandemic, the traditional in-person San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is postponed until 2022. Similar to what it did last year, SDCC is still going online and with the LEGO Group being confirmed as one of this year’s Comic-Con@Home online exhibitors.

Though this second Comic-Con@Home edition has not yet released its list of virtual panel schedules, some news outlets have been publishing the event’s online shows and programming.  Needless to say, more news will probably come out in the next couple of weeks considering that the virtual fan convention is scheduled to happen between July 23-25, 2021.

Traditionally, LEGO has always been an exhibitor in this world-renowned fan convention, with plenty of new product reveals carefully timed during these events. And now that LEGO is back as an online exhibitor, it’s interesting to see how the LEGO Group will go about with its presentation. With the successful launch of its very first, and very own online LEGO fan convention in the form of LEGO CON 2021, we can most likely expect additional product reveals at Comic-Con@Home. Details are sketchy as of this time on the most likely candidates for any of these set reveals, but I’m crossing my fingers that it might be related to the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set presumably the Republic Gunship. The iconic transport from the Star Wars prequels was voted as the fan-favorite during last year’s LEGO Ideas voting campaign. It’s just speculation at this time, but since LEGO skipped on having LEGO CON as an opportunity to reveal this year’s LEGO Star Wars UCS set, I guess Comic-Con@Home 2021 will be the next best choice.

SDCC’s virtual event is just around the corner so we can expect more news to come in during the next several days. Stay tuned.

New LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308) Arriving on May 1st!

After giving us a glimpse and a teaser of some sort last month, LEGO has finally confirmed that the galaxy’s most lovable droid is now given a fresh, new brick-built upgrade. LEGO has officially announced the new LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308), scheduled to arrive on May 1, 2021.

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

Coming in at 2,314 pieces, the LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 is not just a re-release but an entirely new and larger UCS version different from that of its 2012 predecessor. This latest rendition also features a commemorative Lucasfilm 50th anniversary printed brick adding to its premium look and feel. The set is currently listed over at LEGO Shop@Home and is expected to retail for $200 once it is made available on May 1st. Read on for the complete product description, and you can add this to your LEGO wishlist as well by clicking on the LEGO affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 (75308)

2,314 pieces | $199.99 | Arriving May 1, 2021

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

Relive classic Star Wars™ moments as you build this exceptionally detailed R2-D2 LEGO® droid figure. The brilliant new-for-May-2021 design is packed with authentic details, including a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening, and extendable front hatches, a periscope that can be pulled up and turned, and Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.

Build and display
This cool construction model comes with a buildable display stand, featuring an information plaque, R2-D2 LEGO droid figure, and an exclusive Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick, to complete an awesome centerpiece for your home or workplace.

Special gift
Part of a premium-quality collection of LEGO Star Wars building kits for adults, this set would make a wonderful gift for yourself, Star Wars fans, and advanced LEGO builders.

  • Build and display this fantastically detailed, new-for-May-2021, LEGO® brick model of an iconic character from the Star Wars™ saga: R2-D2 (75308).
  • Authentic features include a retractable mid-leg, rotating head, opening, and extendable front hatches, and adjustable periscope, plus a lightsaber hidden in a compartment in the head.
  • Includes a buildable display stand with an information plaque, LEGO® Star Wars™ R2-D2 LEGO droid figure, and a special Lucasfilm 50th anniversary LEGO brick.
  • This premium-quality set is part of a series of collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ build-to-display models.
  • Offering a challenging and rewarding build, this 2,315-piece set makes an awesome birthday present, holiday gift, or surprise treat for any Star Wars™ connoisseur and LEGO® Star Wars lover.
  • Measuring over 12.5 in. (31 cm) high, 7.5 in. (20 cm) wide, and 6 in. (15 cm) deep, this collectible, brick-built R2-D2 model makes an impressive centerpiece in a home or workplace.

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

LEGO Star Wars R2-D2

 

Is LEGO Giving Us a Glimpse of a New LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 Set?

Eagle-eyed LEGO fans were quick to take notice of what seems to be a new LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 set included in a promotional video intended for its recently announced LEGO Imperial Probe Droid (75306).

The now-deleted video puts the spotlight on the brick-built sculpture of the Imperial Probe Droid while having a sizeable R2-D2 peeking under the table. And because the said video has been deleted, it goes to show that someone from LEGO is certainly doing some sort of damage control.

Peek-a-boo, I see you R2!

As you can see from the above screenshot, this version of R2 looks to be a brand new model, significantly different from its predecessor, the LEGO Star Wars UCS R2-D2 (10225) released in 2012. The newer version uses several curved slopes and plates giving it a more sleek and smooth look. And if what Promobricks’ sources tell us turns out to be true, then we can expect this to be part of this year’s line-up of LEGO Star Wars May the 4th releases.

A UCS LEGO Star Wars version of R2-D2 was first released back in 2012. Are we going to see another rendition in 2021?

Please bear in mind that at its best, these are just speculations, and it’s always prudent to wait for LEGO’s official announcements and press release. I’ll keep this post updated once additional information comes in.

So what do you think of this possible new LEGO Star Wars UCS set? Do you think it’s long overdue? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) Officially Revealed

The LEGO Group has finally revealed its latest Star Wars set in the Master Builder Series. After giving us a glimpse of things to come from LEGO’s South Korean social media page, the company has now officially revealed the LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290).

The LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) comes in at 3,187 pieces and will retail for $350 when it hit store shelves starting September 16 for early VIP access, and on October 1 for the general public. It features 21 minifigures, with 3 new-for-October 2020 exclusive releases: Ponda Baba, Garindan, and Labria.

You may click on the following affiliate link below if you wish to add this latest LEGO Star Wars set to your LEGO wishlist. And while you’re at it, be sure to check out the set’s official product description, followed of course by tons of images.

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina (75290)

3,187 pieces | $349.99 | 21 minifigures

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

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LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

LEGO Star Wars Mos Eisley Cantina

Enjoy quality me-time and relive iconic Star Wars: A New Hope moments with the awesome LEGO® Star Wars™ Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) construction model for display. This 3,187-piece Master Builder Series set features the Cantina with lots of authentic details to delight fans, plus attachable buildings to recreate a Mos Eisley city scene.

Build and display
This immersive build is a great way to relax and reconnect with your Star Wars passion. A Dewback LEGO figure and 2 Landspeeders complete a wonderful display piece. Bring your Tatooine scene to life with 20 LEGO minifigures, including Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and C-3PO, new-for-October-2020 Ponda Baba, Garindan and Labria, plus an R2-D2 LEGO droid figure.

Your next DIY project
This building kit comes with clear instructions so you can enjoy every step of the hands-on, DIY experience. One of a huge variety of LEGO Star Wars sets, this building set for adults makes a super gift for yourself, Star Wars fans, and hobbyists in your life.

  • Immerse yourself in a challenging build and then recreate classic Star Wars: A New Hope scenes with this highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ Mos Eisley Cantina (75290) Master Builder Series display model.
  • This building kit features 20 LEGO® minifigures, including Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Ponda Baba, Garindan, and Labria, plus an R2-D2 LEGO droid figure and a Dewback LEGO figure to bring the Tatooine tavern to life.
  • The Cantina has a removable roof for easy access to the different booths so you can explore the many authentic details and play out stories with the heroes and an array of smugglers, bounty hunters, and aliens.
  • The perfect way to click your stress away, this 3,187-piece Star Wars™ construction kit makes a wonderful treat for yourself and a special birthday or holiday gift for the Star Wars fan or hobbyist in your life.
  • The buildable Mos Eisley Cantina model measures over 7.5” (19cm) high, 20.5” (52cm) wide, and 23” (58cm) deep when opened up. Alongside the attachable buildings and 2 Landspeeders, it makes an awesome display piece.

Celebrate May the 4th with the LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter (75275)

LEGO has been revealing quite a number of new licensed sets during these past few weeks: from Super Mario inspired sets, to the recent DCEU Wonder Woman sequel tie-in. And this time around we now have another reveal that LEGO Star Wars fans will certainly look forward to. It’s a long time coming for many fans of the Ultimate Collector Series, and LEGO is now pleased to announce the arrival of the LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter (75275).

LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter

Coming in at 1,672 the UCS A-Wing Starfighter (75275) is slated to arrive in LEGO Stores and LEGO Shop@Home on May 1, just in time for the grand annual Star Wars May the 4th promotional event. This particular brick rendition of the A-Wing Starfighter is as close to minifigure scale as you can get, and a faithful representation of the iconic Rebel starship straight from The Return of the Jedi. It also features a new canopy piece exclusively made for this set. Removing the canopy reveals the detailed interior of the cockpit which is made easily accessible to builders.

LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter

The LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing (75275) will retail for $199.99 and will be available to all starting May 1. Read on for the full product description of this next UCS set and click over at the link below if you wish to add this to your LEGO wishlist.

LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter (75275)

1,672 pieces | $199.99

LEGO Star Wars UCS A-Wing Starfighter

Inspire memories of the classic Star Wars: Return of the Jedi movie with this cool Ultimate Collectors Series LEGO® A-wing Starfighter (75275) building set! The sleek, arrowhead shape is beautifully reproduced in LEGO bricks and fans will appreciate authentic details such as the pivoting laser cannons and new-for-May-2020 removable canopy on the cockpit.

Cool display piece
A testing building challenge for ages 18+ to enjoy solo or with friends and family, this model comes with a display stand, information plaque and an A-wing Pilot minifigure. And look out for other collectible build-and-display models, including the Stormtrooper Helmet (75276) and Boba Fett Helmet (75277).

Universe of excitement!
The LEGO Group has been creating brick-built versions of iconic starships, vehicles, locations and characters from the Star Wars™ universe since 1999. LEGO Star Wars is its most successful theme, with building sets that make great birthday, Christmas or surprise gifts for fans of all ages.

  • Create a stunning display with the first-ever LEGO® Ultimate Collector Series version of the A-wing Starfighter (75275) from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, featuring a new-for-January-2020 removable cockpit canopy!
  • Star Wars™ fans will love authentic details such as the pivoting laser cannons. Also includes an adjustable display stand, information plaque and A-wing Pilot character to complete a striking Star Wars centerpiece.
  • This A-wing LEGO® set is part of the Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series (UCS). Also check out the brilliant Stormtrooper Helmet (75276) and Boba Fett Helmet (75277) build-to-display models.
  • This 1,673-piece LEGO® Star Wars™ A-wing fighter building set offers a fun, rewarding challenge for Star Wars fans aged 18+, and makes a fantastic birthday gift, Christmas present or special occasion surprise.
  • Measuring 10.5” (27cm) high including display stand, 16.5” (42cm) long and 10” (26cm) wide, this collectible LEGO® Star Wars™ A-wing fighter model is bound to make a big impression displayed at home or in the office.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship Arriving Soon

A few weeks ago, LEGO Ideas launched a voting campaign to hear what LEGO Star Wars fans have to say about what they want to see as the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set. There were three choices to consider and now that the votes are finally in, it looks like we will be getting a LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship anytime soon.

UCS Republic Gunship

The announcement was made over at the LEGO Ideas blogsite, where the iconic transport from the Star Wars prequels (Attack of the Clones) emerged as the top choice of more than half of those who voted. Following the Republic Gunship is the Nebulon B Escort Frigate, and the TIE Bomber.

Truth be told, I was expecting the Nebulon B to come up on top since this is a UCS set intended to be displayed with all its intricate details. Furthermore, we haven’t seen this frigate before in LEGO form so it will be nice to have a unique LEGO Star Wars set that wasn’t rehashed before. Nevertheless, since more than half of the votes were in favor of the Republic Gunship, then I guess that proves it to be more popular and appealing.

UCS Republic Gunship
The LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship (75021) from 2013 is currently the largest LEGO tie-in version of this ship with over 1,100 pieces. A UCS version is expected to be significantly larger. 

Obviously there are no details yet on when this LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship will be arriving. My best guess is that we’re looking at either a January or May 2021 release date for that matter. As an extra surprise, those who participated in the voting process also has the chance of winning a free UCS Republic Gunship once it is released, together with a LEGO Star Wars Yoda (75255) set. Three winners will be randomly selected and will be contacted via email.

So what do you think of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship? Will you be looking forward to this? Let me know what you think in the comments below.