It’s crazy to think, that this year marks 20 years since the first LEGO Star Wars sets were unleashed on fans. Not only that, but it also marked the first time licensed LEGO sets had ever been created. I mean, looking at where LEGO is now in the pop culture, it’s hard to imagine a time when sets based off of movies/games weren’t the norm. It’s a pretty big deal, and the company is marking the Anniversary with some new special Star Wars sets.
While we knew they were on the way, today brings our first look at them and how they will all include a special minifigure that harkens back to their original sets (yellow face coloring and all):
Imperial Dropship-20th Anniversary Edition (125 pieces | $19.99)
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!
Anakin’s Podracer-20th Anniversary Edition (279 pieces | 29.99)
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!
Clone Scout Walker-20th Anniversary Edition (250 pieces | 29.99)
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!
Snowspeeder-20th Anniversary Edition (309 pieces | 39.99)
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!
Slave I-20th Anniversary Edition (1007 pieces | 119.99)
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!
While we don’t have a specific release date on these just yet, they definitely offer up something special for fans to look forward to. I’ve been hankering for a solid Podracer set for a while now, so it’s nice to see it’s on the way. Which of these are you looking forward to most?