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Unfortunately, two of the biggest sets are reboots of fairly new sets: the AT-TE and Republic Gunship sound alarmingly similar to their 2008 CW counterparts, regardless of the differences among the designs of CW and the PT. Nonetheless, it sounds to me like the real draws may be, unsurprisingly, the figs: the new Jango Fett, Adi Gallia (and perhaps Stass Allie), a young Boba Fett in the calendar, Darth Maul with his CW legs in the speeder, Max Rebo, Coleman Trebor, Poggle the Lesser, and redesigned Dooku and Yoda AotC minifigs. I have been waiting for new Dooku and Yoda figures. Lego, it's definitely about time you redesigned 2002's tiny #7103 and replaced it with a more substantive model containing more figures and designs. Hopefully there will be more printed parts like those of Dooku's sand blue speeder.
I forgot about the new Padmé! That's definitely a big draw, though not enough for me to essentially buy the same set again after five years. I like the set, but not that much.
Still, the fact that it's smaller than the 2006 version is a bit discouraging - especially if you wanted to line it up next to the Skiff. Would have rathered more bricks and a smaller minifig selection.
As for it being smaller than the first sail barge they made, have to wait an see what the final design is. I wouldnt expect them to make it look worse than the original set, at least I hope not
Also, the intricate printing that went into Jabba and especially the Gamorrean Guard. Plus, all of the detailed printing on the 'regular' minifig elements on Leia and Oola.
First pics of Jek-14′s Stealth Starfighter (75018) and the AT-TE (75019).
Looks like a UCS X-Wing after all?
So nobody go and unload those first gens just yet! :-P
It looks exactly like the last one... with maybe one or two very minor tweaks.
It almost seems like LEGO is attempting to "re-release" it, but this time use a different box print.
I'm disappointed to say the least.
I'm quite disappointed at UCS X-wing, seems like Lego are being a little lazy with the re-release rather than making something that hasn't been in UCS before. If this is in the summer catalogue, does that mean it will be a May 4th release? I've gotten used to there being 2 UCS offerings per year. If it is the May release I wonder what the Sept/Oct release will be.
For comparison R2-D2 #10225 is $249.99, B-Wing #10227 is $349.99 & Imperial Shuttle #10212 was $449.99.
I'll just add that I don't think that TRU Australia marks up its Lego above the RRP like the US TRU. So the price is most likely the AU RRP.
For the trench to be in any way substantial, I guess the X-Wing will have to be pretty small.
I came back to LEGO, and the first set I bought was a 9493 X-Wing.
If LEGO wouldn't have made new models of the X-Wing every 3-4 years, I wouldn't have one.
Plus usually (not always) newer sets are better than old ones. New building technics, new pieces, better minifigs, etc.
Of course, this is an animation and might not represent the product but the skiff in the same episode looks identical to the new release and, of course, it would be wise for LEGO to demo potential new products accurately in the animation IMO. Have a look via the linky...
They also show what Yoda Chronicles is going to be about with some of the episodes. I'll bet the yellow vehicle in the video will be made into a set.