12/3/10

Star Wars Summer 2011 Set Rumors

Toys N Bricks is reporting several set names and prices for the LEGO Star Wars line in Summer 2011. The line-up includes the following:

  • LEGO 7956 Ewok Attack ($24.99 USD / $34.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7957 Dathomir Speeder ($24.99 USD / $34.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7959 Geonosian Starfighter ($29.99 USD / $39.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7961 Sith Infiltrator ($49.99 USD / $69.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7962 Podracer ($79.99 USD / $109.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7964 Republic Frigate ($119.99 USD / $159.99 CAD)
  • LEGO 7965 Millennium Falcon ($139.99 USD / $174.99 CAD

So what might this mean for minifigures? I'm betting we'll see either new Ewok molds with print or the old molds updated with this printing technique LEGO seems very fond of at the moment. Same for the Millennium Falcon and Chewie.

A quick trip to Wookieepedia tells me that the Dathomir Speeder might suggest that the Quinlan Vos minifig who diappeared from the T6 Jedi Shuttle, make finally debut.

The Geonosian Starfighter suggests an updated...what else...Geonosian minifig.

The Sith Infiltrator has me most excited because it suggests a couple of things. If this is Darth Maul's Infiltrator then we may get an updated fig of the 'ol red and black horn-head. Given TLG's experimentation with different alien heads, this might be interesting. Why else might this be a possibility? Savage Oppress. Lucas is making a big to-do over introducing this Clone Wars era character and brother to Darth Maul. Expect him to be this year's Cad Bane or Mandalorian Death Watch.

The rest could be anyone's guess (man that podracer set seems expensive! Ultimate Collector's Series?). It would be cool to see a Greedo minifig with the Falcon (even though he buys the farm in the cantina).

If you would like to see and speculate more, head on over to Toys N Bricks.

1 comment:

  1. The reason the podracer set is so expensive is because it is actually "Anakin's and Sebulba's Podracers". As the original Mos Espa set had three podracers and cost over $100 USD, $80 USD for two of the three is just about on target for what Lego has been charging.

    Aside from the Darthomir(?) speeder, the Sith Infiltrator is the least exciting. We've already had two version of this unimpressive ship and more than enough copies of the unimpressive minifigure of an unimpressive character. Yawn city, folks.

    Hopefully Ewok Attack features Ewoks not seen in The Battle for Endor set. Maybe Teebo and another generic Ewok.

    The Geonosian fighter need not have any Geonosians with it since it could be piloted by a battle droid. That said, I do hope it does include a Geonosian or two and that these at least feature printing on the molds. An entirely new mold to better represent them would be even better of course.

    The Millennium Falcon could be any of a variety of versions (ANH, TESB either pre- or post-Bespin and of course ROTJ with Lando's crew). I'm looking forward to seeing how they've redesigned it (if they have).

    The Republic Frigate sounds like the Republic Cruiser in a new color and with a few small modifications. Not very thrilled with that idea and even though I do like the addition of more large ships to the fleets, it's no excuse for why they have yet to give us a Trade Federation ship or perhaps Grievous' command ship.

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