Over the last few days, Lego have been releasing information about next years Winter sets and THE BROTHERS BRICK put out the Star Wars selection recently.
First up is the new ‘Red 5 X-Wing’, featuring Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, R2-D2 and, for the first time, General Dodonna. This is one of the new “Reboot” sets, which come with less pieces, are less detailed but the price is significantly less than normal.
The build is 474 pieces with a price of £44.99 which is a very good price/piece ratio. The last version was 730 pieces and the reduced number does affect the detail of the ship, but as a mid-level build it looks good. In actuality, had I not got the last version a couple of years ago, I would go for this. It doesn’t look like an overly complicated build, but as a representation of an X-Wing it’s really spot on.
Of course, it comes with the pre-requisite Luke Skywalker and R2-D2, it is Luke’s X-Wing after all, it also comes with Princess Leia with her robes, rather than the usual mini-fig legs, which until now was exclusive to the Tantive IV set, making this a more affordable way of getting this version. The final mini-fig has never been released before, General Jan Dodonna.
Next up is the TIE Fighter reboot, again, like the X-Wing, it is smaller with 432 pieces for £34.99, which is an incredible piece/price ratio with three mini-figs, TIE Fighter Pilot, Stormtrooper and an NI-L8 Protocol Droid.
From the images, we can assume that the main area where there are less pieces are the wings, as they seem too small compared to the cockpit, but in terms of displaying and playing this doesn’t feel like a big issue. Again, if I hadn’t go the TIE Fighter from the first ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ wave I would pick this one up.
The new Millennium Falcon Microfighter with Han Solo is next, it’s the third iteration of the Falcon, and second with Han Solo. I understand why they are re-releasing the Falcon as it’s a popular ship but we got on not long back with ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ so it feels a bit early. I also feel like there are so many vehicles that haven’t been converted to the Microfighter range that there’s more opportunities to make some different vehicles.
At £8.99, it’s a standard price/size for Microfighters.
A new Microfighter two-pack is coming soon as well, whilst it having any official images released, it was revealed on the box art for the Millennium Falcon. The new two-pack consists of Hoth Luke Skywalker on his Tauntaun against an AT-AT and AT-AT Pilot.
This is the second time we have had an AT-AT Microfighter, but that was all the way back in the second wave. The new version looks to be a huge improvement on the build.
Whilst I don’t generally go for the Microfighters, I’ve bought two over the years and those were for the mini-figs, I may actually go for this two-pack, mainly for the Luke and Tauntaun, the Tauntaun build look pretty impressive and I’d love to pick up a Hoth Luke.
These sets are due for release on 1st January, along with the ‘Trouble on Tatooine’ set I wrote about HERE last week (which I will definitely be buying on Day 1).
For me, it isn’t the most exciting Wave of sets, I’ll definitely be waiting anxiously for the Spring releases, but it will give me a chance to catch up on sets from this year that I’ve missed out on so far (an hopefully seeing some reduced prices in the January Sales).
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