Two decades ago, LEGO and Lucasfilm decided to embark on one of the best collaborations in the toy industry to date.
Twenty years on, LEGO Star Wars celebrates that landmark day with five new sets that feature iconic Star Wars vehicles from the movies.
What is actually really interesting is the inclusion of the classic LEGO Star Wars minifigures in each set. As some of you can remember, the first wave of LEGO Star Wars minifigures has yellow heads and not the flesh coloured ones that we are used to today.
I can foresee a lot of minifigure collectors lining up to buy these sets…
309 pieces | Age 7+ | 39.99 (USD) | 49.99 (CAD)
Sound the alarm, Echo Base is under attack! Win the Battle of Hoth with Luke and Dak Ralter in their amazing LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Speed over the ice and launch the spring-loaded shooters. Then fire the rear stud shooter and harpoon with string. On the ground, help the Rebel Trooper take aim and fire the gun tower stud shooter. Those Imperials must be defeated!
1007 pieces | Age 10+ 119.99 (USD) | 159.99 (CAD)
Build Boba Fett’s personal Slave I starship and travel with him through the LEGO Star Wars galaxy in search of fugitives! Grab the handle and fly him around. Pull the triggers to fire the spring-loaded shooters. Load Han Solo trapped in carbonite into the hold and deliver him to collect your payment. It’s another exciting day in the life of a bounty hunter!
279 pieces | Age 7+ | 29.99 (USD) | 39.99 (CAD)
Speed to victory in Anakin’s Podracer! Sit young Anakin Skywalker in the cockpit and lower his goggles ready for the race. Then fire up the huge engines, grab the play handle and zoom through the canyons of Tatooine… or your living room! With Anakin at the controls, victory is yours!
250 pieces | Age 6+ | 29.99 (USD) | 39.99 (CAD)
Protect the Wookiee warrior with the armored Clone Scout Walker! Sit the Kashyyyk Trooper in the seat of the armored AT-RT Walker and stride in battle. Turn and fire the stud shooter before the Dwarf Spider Droid destroys the trench with its own stud shooter. The Clone Army must win at all costs!
125 pieces | Age 6+ | 19.99 (USD) | 24.99 (CAD)
Deploy the troopers with the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Dropship! Load them onto the platform and store their stud blasters for the flight. Then sit the Shadow Trooper in the cockpit, fire up the engines and blast off for another exciting battle against the Rebels!
The real attraction for me are the minifigures, especially the 20th Anniversary ones with the yellow heads and it does look like that the classic LandoCalrissian minifigure is making a comeback!