LEGO has teamed up with Lucasfilm for a number of new ones Star Wars sets. Two characters from the realm, Darth Vader and the Scout Trooper, are first seen in Return of the Jed, are getting busts, while the Imperial Probe Droid is also getting a new model. All three sets are available for pre-order now and will hit shelves in April.
The Darth Vader Helmet Bust is the most expensive of the bunch, coming in at $ 69.99. It is also the largest, with 834 pieces. The Imperial Probe Droid is next for $ 59.99 and comes with 683 pieces. Finally, the Scout Trooper bust costs $ 49.99 with 471 pieces in the set. All three sets are recommended for 18+ and are intended for adults / collectors.
Lucasfilm and LEGO have released photos of all three sets, with pre-orders available now. All three are incredibly detailed. While the Darth Vader and Scout Trooper busts don’t have much functionality, the Probe Droid comes with adjustable legs, in addition to a kickstand that mimics the snow planet Hoth. The Empire Strikes BackDesign director Jens Kronvold Frederiksen had this to say about creating these adult-oriented sets.
“When we design sets for adults or home accessories, the focus is mainly on making the model as accurate as possible, beautiful to display and with a lot of detail, often more than in a standard LEGO Star Wars set for the younger audience. another difference is that we focus less on gameplay features and functions as these models are more for display than play. Where there is no difference between play and display models is the build experience, although these models are typically more advanced. Best to make the models fun to build, even if they are more complex and challenging. “
LEGO and Star Wars have been going hand in hand for years. But these more complex and detailed sets, generally aimed at the adult audience, have really taken off in recent years. Not only are they seen as collectibles that look fun in a display case, but they are also giant 3D puzzles that take time and effort to complete. It turns the whole idea of a collector’s item into an hour-long pursuit.
Lucasfilm now has a number of them Star Wars projects in the making. Except The Mandalorian Season 3, several more shows within the franchise are in various stages of development for Disney +. Among which Andor Obi-Wan Kenobi The Acolyte Ahsoka Rangers of the New Republic and The Book of Boba Fett, arriving in December. Director Patty Jenkins is working on the next movie, with Rogue Squadron currently scheduled to hit theaters in December 2023. Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) also develops a mystery Star Wars movie. Be sure to check out the new sets for yourself. This news comes to us via StarWars.com.
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