I could have taken a load of images of the LEGO Star Wars summer wave of 2020 off of StarWars.com’s announcement post, but they decided to show off the just the one clean composite image and one of the back of the box. Yep. Breakfast cereal back of the box kind of action. LEGO was kind enough to finally get back to me a week after my request with a bunch of images sans box images. Strange right? I know. But I went and retrieved them anyway. All of these sets are scheduled to release on September 1st. I’m not including the previously announced 75288 AT-AT and 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers sets, but here’s the rest of ’em with the Advent Calendar down at the very bottom if you want to avoid any spoilers. Some quick takes:
- We only have one Original Trilogy set, and it’s a remake of the Death Star Final Duel. You might be thinking, “Didn’t we JUST have a Death Star final Duel set?” And you’d be right because the last version, 75093 Death Star Final Duel, was released just five years ago in 2015 and LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME. Look, I get that you can only rebuild a scene so many different ways but there is a lot of room for improvement. This is the same set at the same price point. Sure there are few minor differences but it is the same thing, don’t let those minor differences fool you. This is like the Snowspeeder all over again. Make it bigger, make it smaller, just make it different.Strangely enough, searching for 75093 on LEGO.com brings back 0 results. I tested a search on “snowspeeder” and only the latest version shows up, the 20th Anniversary Edition. Searching for 75049 doesn’t bring the exact match.
- We finally get a second chance to get a non-ugly Ahsoka Tano in a ugly blue version of the AAT.
- You only get two Knights in Knights of Ren set, so the other 4 will probably be drip released and dragged out for the next 35 years.
- Is it wrong of me to think the Advent Calendar is the best of the bunch?
- Though not included below the AT-AT is also being released. Can we ever get an AT-AT and a Snowspeeder released in the same year? I don’t think that’s ever happened…
Anyways, enough ranting, here’s the goods:
75291 Death Star Final Duel
$99.99 | 775 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75293 Resistance I-TS Transport
$99.99 | 932 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75286 General Grievous’s Starfighter
$79.99 | 487 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75284 Knights of Ren Transport Ship
$69.99 | 595 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75283 Armored Assault Tank (AAT)
$39.99 | 286 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75281 Anakin’s Jedi Interceptor
$29.99 | 248 pieces | View on LEGO.com
75279 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar
$39.99 | 311 pieces | View on LEGO.com