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Razor Crest Available From Amazon Australia

Been hanging out for the Mandalorian’s awesome Razor Crest? Well you may be interested to know that it is now available to purchase from Amazon Australia – and slightly below RRP too!

The set can be yours for $172.22 instead of the RRP price of $199.99

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Get yours here. [affiliate link]

Official Details of LEGO Star Wars Sets Coming Soon

The Skywalker Saga might have come to a close but that doesn’t mean we aren’t getting new LEGO Star Wars sets. LEGO has today officially revealed the details of all the sets for the second half of 2020. Some of these we have already seen and others we are seeing for the first time. All of these sets will be released on August 1st, except the advent calendar that will be released on September 1st.

Here are all the details…

75288 AT-AT™ - $249.99

1267 Pieces

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Relive the Battle of Hoth and other classic Star Wars™ trilogy scenes with this AT-AT (75288) LEGO® building kit for kids! Different sections of the All Terrain Armored Transport vehicle open up for easy play, and it has spring-loaded shooters, plus a speeder bike inside. Fans will also love authentic details such as a winch to pull up Luke and his thermal detonator element.

The Empire vs. Rebel Alliance
This action-packed set includes 6 LEGO minifigures – Luke Skywalker, General Veers, 2 AT-AT Drivers and 2 Snowtroopers. They all have weapons, including Luke’s Lightsaber and the Snowtroopers’ tripod gun, to inspire Star Wars role-play missions. A wonderful gift idea for any LEGO Star Wars collector, it’s great for solo or group play.

75291 Death Star™ Final Duel - $169.99

775 Pieces

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Kids can play out the epic Death Star Final Duel (75291) between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader with this LEGO® Star Wars: Return of the Jedi building set. Emperor Palpatine’s throne room has many cool features to inspire creative fun, including a LEGO minifigure Force-jump function. The stairs and bridge can also be collapsed, and Darth Vader can throw the Emperor in the reactor shaft just like in the classic scene.

Role-play action
This Death Star construction kit offers a testing building challenge and includes 5 LEGO Star Wars™ minifigures with Lightsabers and force pikes for fans to role-play action-packed battles. It also comes with a code to unlock a character in the LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.

View the rest of the sets below.

May The 4th Promotions Now Live

It may be the 1st of May but LEGO is already kicking off their May The 4th promotions. There’s a range of offers that you may want to check out.

A-Wing Now Available

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The latest UCS set, 75275 A-wing Starfighter, is now available to purchase. It will set you back $329.99 here in Australia.

Free Death Star II Battle

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Spend over $199 on Star Wars products and you’ll get this cool little vignette of The Death Star II battle.

Double VIP Points on all Star Wars sets

Purchase any Star Wars set to get double VIP points. A nice little additional incentive for anybody after the Death Star II promo set.

You can find all the May The 4th details here [affiliate link]

LEGO Announces 75275 A-wing Starfighter

May The 4th is fast approaching so it’s time to officially lift the lid on the latest addition to the Star Wars UCS range.

Introducing 75275 A-wing Starfighter

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I know that this is one people have been hanging out for so hopefully everybody is impressed with the end result.

The set features 1673 pieces and comes with a display stand and A-wing pilot.

You’ll be able to get yours from May 1st for $329.99.

Read on for additional images and the official product description.

LEGO Announces Star Wars Helmet Series

When it comes to Star Wars, LEGO has always given consideration to the adult fans. Today 3 new sets join the line-up of AFOL friendly display pieces. Introducing the Star Wars Buildable Helmet range.

There are 3 sets announced today (hopefully with more on the way): Stormtrooper™ Buildable Model Helmet, Boba Fett Buildable Model Helmet and TIE Fighter Pilot™ Buildable Model Helmet.

All 3 will be available for pre-order here in Australia on March 18th, with official availability set for April 19th. Each model is priced at US $59.99/€59.99. Australian pricing is $89.99 each.

Here’s a better look at all 3 models.

Stormtrooper

Recreate the iconic look of a Stormtrooper with this striking 18cm tall model before displaying it as a tribute to the epic Galactic Empire ground force.

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Boba Fett

Pay tribute to the legendary bounty hunter by recreating the distinctive shape of the Mandalorian helmet with this awesome, 21cm tall brick-built display model.

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TIE Fighter Pilot

Create the notorious contours of the TIE pilot helmet with LEGO bricks to complete this 18cm tall model and receive the glory of the Empire

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Check out additional images and the full press release below.

BOOST Droid Commander – Boost Meets LEGO Star Wars

What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with a LEGO Star Wars announcement completely out of left field – Boost Droid Commander.

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This $359.99 set includes three boost components – a color & distance sensor, interactive motor and Move Hub – as well as 1177 pieces. Those LEGO pieces are used to construct three Droid models. There is of course R2-D2, a Mouse Droid and a Gonk Droid.

You will be able to build all three models at the same time but you will only be able to use the Boost components in one model at a time. If you already have the boost set then you may be able to use this to have two droids.

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To accompany the set LEGO will be releasing a new dedicated LEGO Star Wars Boost app. The app will feature a range of missions you can program for your droid, as well as official sounds.

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Overall I think the models look really good and it’s interesting to see Boost added to a licensed theme for the first time. At $359.99 this isn’t cheap but if you’ve been on the fence about Boost you may find this more interesting than the standard Boost set.

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The set will be officially released on September 1st.

Check out the press release below for more details. A new site for the set should be live soon at https://www.lego.com/starwars-droidcommander

Celebrate Star Wars Day With The World’s Largest LEGO Unboxing

As we all know, this year marks the 20th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, and what better day to celebrate this special anniversary than Star Wars Day – May The 4th?

This year LEGO Australia will be hosting the world’s largest LEGO Star Wars unboxing event at Westfield Chatswood (Anderson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067). The event takes place on May 4th and May 5th.

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In an action-packed weekend, fans will help LEGO’s Certified Professional (and LEGO Masters Judge) Ryan McNaught unwrap and assemble a surprise, super-sized LEGO Star Wars model. Visitors will also get a once in a lifetime chance to meet LEGO Star Wars Creative Director Jens Kronvold Frederikson who’s flying down under from LEGO HQ in Billund, Denmark for the occasion.

There will be prizes for best-dressed attendees donning their favourite Star Wars costumes, along with workshops with Jens, Star Wars trivia and the opportunity to see the 501st Legion in the flesh.

WHAT: The World’s Largest LEGO Star Wars Unboxing
WHERE: Westfield Chatswood
WHEN: Saturday May 4th (9am-6pm) & Sunday May 5th (10am-6pm)
COST: FREE
AGES: ALL

You can find more information about the event here.

LEGO Announces 75244 Tantive IV

Star Wars Celebration 2019 is well underway and to celebrate LEGO have today announced 75244 Tantive IV.

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The Tantive IV has the honour of being the first ship ever seen on screen, appearing in the opening scene of A New Hope.

This LEGO recreation features 1768 pieces and 5 minifigures – Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2.

The biggest point of contention for fans may be the branding behind this set. It’s not marked as UCS or MBS. It also lacks the 20th anniversary branding. It seems a little odd.

The set will officially be available May 3rd for $329.99.

Check out the full gallery and press release below.

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75244 Tantive IV™
Ages 12+. 1768 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $269.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799DKK – AUD $329.99
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

Own an iconic Rebel blockade runner—Tantive IV!

Build, play and display a legendary Star Wars™ starship! This LEGO® Star Wars 75244 interpretation of Tantive IV, seen fleeing from an Imperial Star Destroyer in the opening moments of Star Wars: A New Hope, faithfully recreates all of the Rebel cruiser’s signature details, including an elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and 11 massive engines at the back. Remove the hull plating of this fantastic LEGO Star Wars vehicle to reveal a detailed 2-minifigure cockpit, conference area with table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats. The radar dish also doubles as a convenient carry handle, which makes it perfect for flying around the room. When the mission is over, this amazing kids’ buildable toy also makes a great centerpiece for any LEGO Star Wars collection. The set also includes 5 minifigures and an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.

  • Includes 5 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Bail Organa, Princess Leia, Captain Antilles, C-3PO and a Rebel Fleet Trooper, plus an R2-D2 droid LEGO figure.
  • Tantive IV LEGO® Star Wars™ construction toy features a radar that doubles as a carry handle, 2 detachable escape pods with space for a minifigure inside, opening cargo hold and removable cargo box, opening 2-minifigure cockpit, rotating and elevating stud-shooting turrets on top and 2 spring-loaded shooters underneath. The top hull detaches to reveal a detailed interior including a conference table, weapon rack and a control console with 2 seats for the minifigures.
  • Weapons include a blaster pistol and 3 blasters.
  • Also includes a pair of electrobinoculars.
  • Captain Antilles minifigure is an updated version from 2009, while Princess Leia’s skirt and Bail Organa are new for April 2019.
  • This highly detailed building toy construction set includes over 1,750 pieces.
  • Recreate amazing moments from the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope or play out your own exciting adventures!
  • LEGO® Star Wars™ starship measures over 5” (14cm) high, 24” (62cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide.

LEGO Star Wars Turns 20

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Today marks 20 years since the launch of LEGO’s first ever licensed theme – LEGO Star Wars.

To celebrate this milestone LEGO has released a series of 20th anniversary sets (which we’ve all already seen) and sent through a huge treasure trove of information.

If you want to check out the 20th anniversary sets and where to buy them I have covered that here. But now let’s get on with the nostalgia.

Historical Product Shots & Adverts

Minifigures Through The Years

Prototypes

Fun Facts

Press Release

The greatest battles built since 1999
– celebrating 20 years of LEGO® Star Wars™ fandom

The LEGO Group raises its lightsabers to toast the fans instrumental to the success of the
LEGO® Star Wars™ 20-year legacy and launches five new special edition sets to mark the anniversary.

Billund, April 9: Twenty years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, the LEGO® Star Wars™ collaboration entered the lives of millions of children and fans around the world. Today, the LEGO Group is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the much-loved range that continues to unite fans of all ages and has inspired some of the greatest battles ever built.

LEGO Star Wars was the LEGO Group’s first IP franchise and has since remained one of the most popular, allowing fans across generations and geographies to come together in fun and challenging building exercises. Around 700 different sets (including 1,000 LEGO Star Wars minifigures), five video games, several television and web series, and an abundance of other fun merchandise have been released since the initial launch.

Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, Creative Director of LEGO Star Wars, said: “LEGO play and Star Wars is a dream collaboration for us, and we feel privileged to have one of the strongest fan communities out there who continue to inspire and challenge us to push the boundaries. This 20-year milestone is really a dedication and testimony to our loyal fans who have built, reimagined, battled and shared their LEGO Star Wars adventures with us for two decades. Twenty years on, the Force is still with us and there’s still so much more to come.”

LEGO Star Wars was first introduced at the International Toy Fair in New York in February 1999 and has been captivating fans ever since. An impressive 13 sets were launched that year, as well as a LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ Droid developer kit. Over the years, many crowd pleasers have been released, including the first version of the Chewbacca™ minifigure. This was a triumph in itself because of its challenging design. The design team came up with the idea of creating a head with fur covering the back and front of the torso, which has been used in many minifigure designs since.

Derek Stothard, Vice President of Licensing at Lucasfilm said: “Our collaboration with the LEGO Group remains a huge success because it allows people to explore the Star Wars galaxy in a very unique way. Whether you’re meticulously building the Millennium Falcon for a display shelf or reimagining the battles with LEGO Star Wars models, the LEGO Star Wars range allows us to engage with fans of all ages who find the Star Wars galaxy as special as we do.”

Marking the 20th anniversary, the LEGO Group just released five special sets featuring iconic ships and exclusive throwback minifigures in tribute of the LEGO Star Wars history. The new sets – which debuted on April 1st – are a recreation of some of the most iconic and popular sets from the last twenty years, along with a new subtheme: Action Battle. The LEGO System in Play means that Star Wars devotees can build and bring to life some of their most beloved themes and characters – from Wookiees to Ewoks, Princess Leia to Han Solo and more – for even more intergalactic adventures.

As for the scenes and characters that haven’t yet been sent into the LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy, stay tuned!

Fun facts only the most hardcore LEGO® Star Wars™ fans know:

  • The 1999 Jar Jar Binks minifigure was the first ever to have a unique LEGO® head sculpt
  • Yoda, Boba Fett and Ewoks were some of the first minifigures to receive short legs (2002)
  • Did you know that except for Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, clone troopers and battle droids, R2-D2 is the character that appears in most LEGO Star Wars sets
  • The Jedi Bob minifigure appears in just one LEGO® set, the 7163 Republic Gunship from 2002
  • The Darth Vader minifigure has changed many times over the years, but his helmet remained unchanged from 1999-2015
  • The 10179 UCS Millennium Falcon spent a day in a sauna, since it couldn’t fit into the ovens used to quality check a product’s resistance towards sunlight
  • The cockpit windshield element in the 7191 X-Wing Fighter™ is based on a mould for a 4.5-volt battery box from a LEGO train set
  • The 24 minifigures and droids included in the 10188 set enable fans to re-enact almost every single scene taking place on the Death Star™
  • The Zam Wesell minifigure from 7133 Bounty Hunter Pursuit was one of the first minifigures to have double sided face decoration

LEGO® Star Wars™ 20 years of nostalgia in a wrap:

  • 1998: Licensing agreement with Lucasfilm is signed. This licensing agreement is the first of its kind for the LEGO Group
  • February 1999: The launch of LEGO® Star Wars™ is announced at the International Toy Fair in New York by the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm
  • 1999: The first new male hair piece in 20 years is designed for Qui-Gon Jinn
  • 1999: The first specially designed minifigure head is designed for Jar Jar Binks
  • 1999: 13 sets + a LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ Droid Developer Kit were launched
  • 2000: Two more advanced sets – #7181 and #7191 – launch the LEGO® Star Wars™ Ultimate Collectors Series
  • 2000: #7190 included the first version of a Chewbacca™ minifigure. It was a challenging design, until the design team came up with the idea of creating a head with fur covering the back and front of the torso, which has been used in many minifigure designs since
  • 2001: #10018 Darth Maul launches as a set exclusively available on LEGO.com and in LEGO stores – at a whopping 43 centimetres tall!
  • 2002: Ewoks, young Boba Fett and Yoda, included in sets # 7139, 7153 and 7103, are some of the first LEGO minifigures to have short legs
  • 2002: Only 12 elements are required to build the 2002 TIE Fighter™, #3219. The set is among the early LEGO® Star Wars™ Mini Building Sets launched in the beginning of the new millennium
  • 2003: The introduction of more natural skin colours in all licensed products also reach the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe with #10123 Cloud City™ from 2003
  • 2007: #10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT™ launches. The model can move its head and walk – forward and backward
  • 2007: #10179 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon™ launches. The biggest LEGO® set … for a while
  • 2011: The UCS Super Star Destroyer 10221 is launched. With a length of 124cm it is the longest LEGO product ever made
  • 2013: The world’s largest LEGO model, a 1:1 replica of the LEGO® Star Wars™ X-Wing starfighter, is revealed in New York’s Times Square. The massive replica took 32 master builders, 5.3m LEGO bricks and over 17,000 hours to complete
  • 2014: The trend of constructing tiny, but ever iconic models, re-surfaces with the MICROFIGHTER series. Small enough to fit into a hand – big enough to carry a minifigure
  • 2015: The CCBS platform (Character and Creature Building System) with its large-scale buildable figures infiltrates the LEGO Star Wars portfolio from this year onwards
  • 2017: #75192 Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon™ launches – 10 years after its impressive predecessor. It succeeds the previous model by 2344 elements, reaching a total of 7541 pieces
  • 2019: Five special 20th anniversary sets featuring iconic ships with exclusive throwback minifigures launch in tribute of the LEGO Star Wars history – a recreation of some of the most iconic and popular sets from the last 20 years
  • 2019: Star Wars Episode IX… stay tuned to see what this means for LEGO Star Wars!

Winter Village Fire Station And Cloud City Now Available For VIPs

It’s not often we get two VIP releases in the same day but here we are. Hopefully your bank accounts survive.

Here are the two releases…

10263 Winter Village Fire Station - $149.99

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75222 Betrayal At Cloud City – $499.99

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Do you plan to pick up either of these sets? You’ll need to be signed in to your VIP account to grab them.