Brickset is reporting that you can get a free TC-4 minifigure from Toys’R'Us stores in the UK when you spend £10 or more on LEGO Star Wars products. Offer is good from now until March 9 or while supplies last. Hit up the TRU site for more details. No word on availability in other parts of the world but as soon as we find out anything we’ll keep you posted.
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Chat room regular ninnymuggins pointed out that LEGO Shop@Home has updated their Star Wars page with a release date for all of their new sets for 2014. Finally, after the sets have been widely available in other parts of the world, North America can join in on the fun. If you’re tenacious enough you may be able to find them at the big box retailers as it’s pretty common knowledge that sets can find their way onto the shelves before the street date. Full list of sets below with handy dandy links:
LEGO Star Wars 2014
- 75028 Clone Turbo Tank $9.99
- 75029 AAT $9.99
- 75030 Millennium Falcon $9.99
- 75031 TIE Interceptor $9.99
- 75032 X-Wing Fighter $9.99
- 75033 Star Destroyer $9.99
- 75034 Death Star Troopers $12.99
- 75035 Kashyyyk Troopers $12.99
- 75036 Utapau Troopers $12.99
- 75037 Battle on Saleucami $14.99
- 75038 Jedi Interceptor $24.99
- 75039 V-wing Starfighter $24.99
- 75040 General Grievous Wheel Bike $24.99
- 75041 Vulture Droid $24.99
- 75042 Droid Gunship $49.99
- 75043 AT-AP $59.99
- 75044 Droid Tri-fighter $29.99
- 75045 Republic AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon $39.99
- 75046 Coruscant Police Gunship $49.99
Today, I attended the London Toy Fair 2014, on behalf on FBTB. As always, there were no photos allowed and unlike previous years, I wasn’t allowed a Dealer Catalogue, so I have nothing to refer to here. Hence, this write up will be relatively brief and I may not be able to answer all your questions. Of course, the German and US Toy Fairs are only a few weeks away and photos are allowed there, so you may just have to wait till then to get all the answers!
All of the sets from the Spring and Summer waves were on display, although for the vast majority of the sets (even the Spring ones that are out in the shops already), the minifigures were not present. Instead, we had little cards showing pictures of the forthcoming minifigures … most of which looked great and several of them had new printing.
I shan’t comment on any of the spring sets, as I am sure you know all about them already. So, onto the summer sets :
75048 Phantom … £19.99
Looked like the front of a Y-Wing, but not a lot more. Really didn’t know what to make of it! Don’t recall which figures came with it … something to do with the Rebels series I think.
75049 Snowspeeder … £34.99
Looked bigger than previous versions. Comes with the new firing missiles under the wings and the harpoon can be placed in one of the new “stud blaster” guns and can therefore be fired, which is a cool play feature. 3 figures included, Luke, Dak and someone else … I think!
75050 B-Wing … £49.99
I didn’t really get to see this in great detail, it was hanging up … but to me, it looked pretty similar to 6208 to me. Figure wise, it seems we’ll get 3 new figures, including Ten Numb, Airen Cracken and B-Wing Pilot. All of which appeared to have new prints and helmets etc.
75051 Jedi Scout Fighter? … £59.99
Again, wasn’t quite sure what to make of this … not a ship I was familiar with, again, something to do with Rebels. Don’t recall the figures.
75052 Mos Eisley Cantina … £64.99
The Cantina element of the set looked ok … probably not quite big enough for most people’s liking, although it does have representations of the main areas of the Cantina, so you can re-create scenes quite easily. It can either be closed up or opened out, in a line. The new Dewback looked great, although it was a preliminary version, without articulation or printing. The Landspeeder appeared to have a new main colour (possibly from the Friends line). We get 3 Bith figures, for the band (so you’ll need to buy two to get the whole band) and the Sand Trooper, Luke and Obi Wan figures all looked to have new prints.
75053 The Ghost … £69.99
Looked like an odd mix of Star Wars bits from various other ships, including the Falcon. Primarily white in colour. Don’t recall which figures came with it.
75054 AT-AT … £109.99
Again, smaller than previous versions, but captures the overall feel of the AT-AT. The head is much sturdier than the original version, at least, including more new missile things under the head! Includes General Veers, plus some Snow Troopers etc
I should add here that I was comparing the new version to 4483 as I don’t own either the motorised version of 8129, since I thought they were not as good as 4483 and bought neither!
75055 Imperial Star Destroyer … £119.99
AGAIN, smaller than the last one, built in a similar fashion, although the top comes off easier and the sides open out in a more robust manner. The guns on the outside of the ship are connected and have a handle, so will rotate in unison, which was neat. There is a sturdy handle too, perfect for swooshing. The bridge, unlike the last one, cannot fit any figures in it, by the looks of it. It looked like the printing on the Darth Vader figures was new, in fact most of them looked new to me! Instead of having a large trans blue brick with a sticker to represent the Emporer, we get a custom moulded minifig trophy statuette in the shape of the Emporer, in trans blue. A neat little addition.
75056 Advent Calendar … £24.99
Comes with various mini models, some new, some not (the Y-Wing is the same as the 2011!). The Landspeeder looked rather similar to the keychain version from a few years ago. Figure wise, we get a Christmas Darth Vader, a green R2 unit with a cone head (i.e. made to look like a Christmas tree), General Rieekan and a Santa Trooper, plus a few others that are available in other sets.
And that is about all I can remember!!!! I may do another post tomorrow with details of other themes …
This actually popped up a couple of days ago, but I’d sat on posting it mostly because I’m lazy (and needed a good title). I first saw it on io9, and ArsTechnica has since written an op-ed on it. In short… Disney is going to “address” the Expanded Universe (EU), and decide what’s in canon and what’s not from the EU. Anyone who’s followed Star Wars outside of the movies (which I’ll just assume is pretty much everyone here) knows that the “Official” to “EU” connection is fuzzy at best. Books, video games, some comics (but not all), TV shows, toys… all considered in canon, and often conflicting with each other. There were even levels of canon defined, with the movies at the top, then TV shows, then books, then I think fan fiction…
In short, the whole thing is a mess. Enter Disney, most likely salivating over its multi-billion dollar property and the greatest merchandising machine this side of Cars. Part of their control of the universe is actually controlling the universe. It’s why the comics are going back to Marvel (owned by Disney), why the books have been slowly going away (most likely to move to some other publisher), and why the Clone Wars cartoon was killed off in favor of Rebels on a Disney network.
It’s finally over! The last polls ended a few hours ago and here are the final results:
In first place, pulling ahead with 82% of the final poll, BrickJunkie’s S-Wing “Sue Ann” piloted by Jud raynor:
Complete with rotating blades underneath. Awesome play feature that I’m sure helped sway more than a few voters.
Slithering into second, majortom’s Spirilium Stealth fighter with Hando Tanstarii:
A pretty wild design and one of the most interesting cockpits in the contest to boot.
I want to again thank everyone who participated for their hard work building all these crazy ships and trudging through the myriad of polls for the past two months. These contests would be nothing without your involvement and support, and you never fail to impress. Congratulations to the winners, and good luck to everyone in the next contest whenever I recover from the exhaustion this one brought on.
The time has come, two months of building and voting all culminating in the four ships above. Forum members now had forty eight hours to sign in and cast their judgement one more time. The winners will be announced Monday night after the polls close. Good luck to the four of you!
LEGO.com updated their LEGO Star Wars section with all of the March 2014 releases. Normally, new Star Wars products launch in January but this is the first time in the history of the line that it will be launching in March due to The LEGO Movie products being pushed out in time for the film’s February theatrical debut. A total of 19 new products will launch including a brand new sub-theme, “Microfighters” also known as “Recruitment Sets”. The Micorfighters fill the gap that the now-discontinued Planet sets left behind. The majority of the regular line focuses on Episode III sets while most of the Microfighters are based on Original Trilogy ships. We’ve rehosted the images below for your convenience. Pricing remains to be seen. All new LEGO Star Wars products will launch in March.
Just a friendly heads up, the deadline is fast approaching and the last two polls will be posted in about twenty hours. It’s been a fantastic run so far and the final ships are shaping up to be pretty interesting. Check back again tomorrow night for links to the polls. As usual you’ll have two days to vote. Looking forward to it!
Hungarian online toy shop, ILSE LEGO MÁRKABOLT, has posted the set names, numbers, piece counts, and Hungarian pricing for the Summer 2014 LEGO Star Wars sets. No pictures yet, but with the various Toy Fairs around the world happening in the next few months, we should be getting a good look at the sets soon enough. Oddly enough, that site has posted ONLY 2014 sets for all themes. Which makes me question the legitimacy. I’m sure it will get sorted out sooner or later. So with that being said, take the list below with a grain of salt. Summary with estimated Euro prices below:
- 75048 Phantom 20-30 EUR
- 75049 Snowspeeder 278 pieces 30-40 EUR
- 75050 B-wing 448 pieces 50-60 EUR
- 75051 Jedi Hunter 490 pieces 60-70 EUR
- 75052 Mos Eisley Cantina 615 pieces 70-80 EUR
- 75053 The Ghost piece number unknown yet 90-100 EUR
- 75054 AT-AT 1138 pieces 110EUR
- 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer 120EUR
With all the money I’m saving by not buying any of the January wave, I can double up on some of the OT goodness.
Thank to Tomas from Groove Bricks for the heads up.