Get ready for some thrilling Lego adventures combined with the iconic world of “Star Wars.” The Lego company has officially confirmed the release of new Star Wars Lego sets in the United States, scheduled for March. While these sets have already hit the shelves in other countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia in December, fans in the US can finally anticipate their arrival. What’s more, three of these sets beautifully capture unforgettable moments from the original Star Wars trilogy, specifically from “Episode IV: A New Hope” and “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.”
Obi-Wan Jedi Interceptor (Set 75135)
The Obi-Wan Jedi Interceptor Lego set, consisting of 215 pieces, brings to life the thrilling opening scenes from “Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” This set features an Obi-Wan minifigure and the astromech droid R4-P17. The Interceptor boasts a functional cockpit that opens and closes, dual spring-loaded shooters, and extending wings. Fans can recreate epic space battles and relive the excitement of this pivotal Star Wars episode.
Droid Escape Pod (Set 75136)
Relive the early moments of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope” with the Droid Escape Pod Lego set, which includes 197 pieces. Recreate the scene when C-3PO and R2-D2 land on the desert planet of Tatooine with the secret Death Star plans. This set includes two Jawas, C-3PO, and R2-D2 minifigures. Immerse yourself in the Star Wars universe and embark on a captivating adventure with these beloved characters.
Carbon-Freezing Chamber (Set 75137)
Step into the world of “Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back” with the Carbon-Freezing Chamber Lego set, featuring 231 pieces. This set allows fans to recreate the unforgettable scene when Darth Vader betrays Han Solo, dropping him into the Carbon Freezing Chamber. Experience the tension of the moment as Vader tests the chamber in anticipation of Luke Skywalker’s arrival on the Cloud City of Bespin. The set includes Han Solo, Boba Fett, and Ugnaught minifigures, along with the carbon-frozen Han.
Hoth Attack (Set 75138)
For enthusiasts of “The Empire Strikes Back,” the Hoth Attack Lego set is a must-have. With 233 pieces, this set enables fans to reenact early scenes from the movie. Join the Imperial forces as they discover the secret location of the Rebel base on the icy planet of Hoth and launch a thrilling attack. The set features a foldout Echo Base with a rotating tower, complete with an opening hatch, flick missile, Imperial probe droid, and an imperial stud shooter. It also includes three minifigures: a Rebel Trooper, Han Solo, and an Imperial Trooper.
The US Release and Availability
While the new Lego Star Wars sets have already been released in other countries, their arrival in the United States was slightly delayed. Although the Lego company did not provide specific details regarding the delay, it is not uncommon for different countries to have varying launch dates. US fans can expect these sets to hit the shelves in March, allowing them to embark on exciting Star Wars adventures with Lego.
Pricing and Where to Buy
The retail prices for the new Lego Star Wars sets in the United States are yet to be announced. In the UK, these sets are currently selling for 20 pounds, which is approximately $30 based on current exchange rates. However, eager fans can still find these sets on platforms like eBay and Amazon.com, albeit at a slightly higher price due to international sellers. On Amazon, prices range from $39 for the Hoth Attack set to $72 for the Obi-Wan Interceptor.
Embrace the Lego Star Wars Universe
The release of these new Lego sets is fantastic news for fans who have a deep love for both Lego and “Star Wars.” With incredible attention to detail and the ability to recreate iconic scenes from the original trilogy, these sets provide endless opportunities for imagination and play. So, get ready to embark on thrilling Star Wars adventures with Lego Set 215 and create your own unforgettable moments in the Lego Star Wars universe!