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What's the 'Star Wars rhythm'?

RanoRano AmsterdamMember Posts: 8
I'm a big fan of the new Star Wars movies. Especially The Force Awakens. The movie was released in 2015. We got The Force Awakens LEGO sets in 2015, 2016 and 2017. I bought them all. I am wondering what the rhythm of Star Wars sets is? Will we still have new sets coming in 2018? Or do they skip 2 years and than release remakes?


  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,764
    New sets every year.

    You can look at past history of release dates here:

  • MrJacksonMrJackson Member Posts: 444
    @SumoLego right rhythm, wrong key.  It's up a step, in D minor.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,487
    The standard OT iconic stuff seems to get rereleased every few years; things like X-wings, TIE fighters, Millennium Falcon, A-wings, etc. 
  • FizyxFizyx ColoradoMember Posts: 1,133
    SumoLego said:
    I would be surprised if any reissues from the SW Story Films (R1, Solo, etc.).
    I'm pretty sure you're going to be right about this one, but I would really love a regular version of the actual Rogue One.  A UCS version would be even neater, but that would be too much to ask for, I know.
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 945

    Every year I see on Brickset all the new Star Wars sets coming up, and I swear I will break the rhythm this time and stick to buying only UCS sets and the one-off big, nice looking set (e.g. #75188 Resistance Bomber)…. but then…

    At night when you turn off the laptop

    There's no place that you can hide

    No no, the rhythm is gonna get'cha

    In bed, throw the phone on the side

    You pretend like you don't care

    But I know it, the rhythm is gonna get'cha.

  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,015
    Great, now I have Miami Sound Machine AND that bloody background music going through my head. I’ll never get to sleep! Thanks @JooTog @SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    That's permanently burned into my memory.
  • Lego_Lord_MayorcaLego_Lord_Mayorca H-Town, USAMember Posts: 597
    What use is rhythm if you got no soul?! 'Tis better to ask, what is the soul of Star Wars LEGO? And to that I say, it's the money set recycling FANS! It's always the fans that make this theme what it is today.
  • flordflord CanadaMember Posts: 792
    SumoLego said:
    That's permanently burned into my memory.
    You’re welcome.
  • SearchlightRGSearchlightRG AmericaMember Posts: 246
    Yeah, they keep things going-of course for nigh on a decade they've had a constant stream of new material to work with and it shows no signs of stopping. The real question is whether they'll come out with stuff you want like the Rogue One, or various vehicles and characters from Rebels.
  • GoldchainsGoldchains Member Posts: 795
    I much prefer this one:

  • Johnyk668Johnyk668 Melbourne, Australia Member Posts: 73
    This one is pretty catchy....

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    flord said:
    SumoLego said:
    That's permanently burned into my memory.
    You’re welcome.
    And now everyone in my family thinks I'm insane.  It's pure bliss.  'Stop it now' is a post-script to the end of everyone's sentences.
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 386 back to the original question. What would the pattern of SW releases be like? We expect a UCS in May and October. There tend to be several waves of releases at reasonably predictable intervals (when, roughly?). We expect discounts/special gifts at certain times.

    We don't appear to be anticipating a brick singing the cantina rag any time soon.
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    flord said:
    Star Wars rhythm can be found here:
    At least you didn't link to Rick Astley.
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,444
    Looks like you have managed to scare the poor guy away. He is probably in one of those shops now eating brownies and wondering why he even posted :)
  • KaitchKaitch N. IrelandMember Posts: 386
    At the risk of spoiling everyone's fun, can I have an actual answer to the actual question?

    Then you can go back to throwing SW music videos every which way.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,764
    ^ The answer is in the database. That is as much as anyone knows.

    That link has a list of all known 2018 SW sets.

    You can look at past behaviour and try to predict future sets, but nothing is certain.

  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,976
    It was answered already amid the silliness in the first couple posts. Winter and summer waves along with film tie-ins as new movies appear. Sometimes it gets staggered a month between N.A. and Europe release. Same as pretty much any other line of Lego.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,565
    I believe the rule is (and this applies to everything LEGO, not just Star Wars): Whenever you think you've figured out what you want and how to budget for it... something else you just have to have comes along!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 14,211
    Pitfall69 said:
    Looks like you have managed to scare the poor guy away.
    Huh.  Does that work?
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