‘Rogue One’ Lego Sets Build a Star Wars Story Brick by Brick
Kids are heading back to school, the leaves are fading into twilight and the summer winds are no longer coming in. That can only mean it's time once again for a deluge of Star Wars toy reveals. September has become the annual home for big Star Wars news now, and with Force Friday 2.0 coming in a few short weeks, that means every company in the world is jockeying for your hard-earned space bucks.
We were teased with some of the upcoming releases earlier this week, but today Lego announced its first wave of planned sets from the upcoming Star Wars film, Rogue One.
This upcoming wave offers some good variation in vehicles, offering sets from $30 to $80. Nothing quite as pricey as The Force Awakens Millennium Falcon this time around. Most importantly, most of the new sets offer entirely new vehicles that we haven't seen in the Star Wars series before. The AT-ST is about the only vehicle that is a repeat, and it makes up for that with some new minifigures for upcoming characters. The most notable and interesting characters get the buildable figure treatment, with Jyn, K-2SO and the Death Trooper joining those ranks later this month.
Though not part of the official Rogue One releases, Lego will also be re-releasing the Death Star Ultimate Collector set. The Death Star has been retired for a few years, but makes for a timely resurgence ahead of Rogue One's release. The set has added an additional 200 bricks and three minifigures, and will run you $499.99. It too will be available on Force Friday 2.0 for the "first" time.
The Lego Star Wars Rogue One sets will be available starting on Force Friday, Sept. 30 along with a litany of other Rogue One goods.
75121 - Imperial Death Trooper™ ($24.99)
Elite soldiers of the Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are the Empire’s most imposing enforcers and bodyguards! Build the trooper, grab the blaster pistol from the holster or fire the blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter. Then put him in a battle pose and get ready to defend the Empire!
75120 - K-2SO™ ($24.99)
Once an Imperial security droid, K-2SO is now ready to fight for the Rebel Alliance. Build the droid, then push the button to the side to swing each arm or push it straight to swing both at the same time! The powerful K-2SO has the strength and skill to take on the Empire!
75119 - Sergeant Jyn Erso™ ($24.99)
This tough Rebel soldier has everything she needs to take on the Empire. Build the figure, load the blaster rifle, put her in a battle pose and fire the spring-loaded shooter! Then grab the truncheons and turn the wheel to activate the arm-swinging battle function. Jyn Erso is ready to bring the battle to the Empire!
75156 - Krennic's Imperial Shuttle ($89.99)
When a tough transport ship is needed, Krennic's Imperial Shuttle is the perfect choice. Put him into the pilot seat, open out the thick-armor plating and seat the Death Troopers. Lower the ramp and check the blasters are secured, then arm the spring-loaded shooters and seal the hull for takeoff. Raise the landing skids, lower the wings for flight mode and set off on another dangerous mission!
75155 - Rebel U-Wing Fighter™ ($79.99)
Open the cockpit and place the U-Wing Pilot in his seat. Fire up the engines and launch into the sky. Keep a lookout below with the transparent window, and when you spot the enemy, fire the front spring-loaded shooters and stud shooters mounted in the side doors. You can even fold the wings back for a bigger model!
75154 - TIE Striker™ ($69.99)
Prepare for launch with the amazing TIE Striker, the Empire’s atmospheric patrol fighter! Open the minifigure cockpit from the top or front and put in the TIE Pilot. Help the Imperial ground crew member put supplies in the rear hold and arm the spring-loaded shooters. Then adjust the huge wings and launch into the skies in search of rebels!
75153 - AT-ST™ Walker ($39.99)
Go on the hunt for Baze and the Rebel Trooper aboard the All Terrain Scout Transport. Open the top hatch, load up the AT-ST Driver and move the legs to speed into action. When you’ve tracked them down, turn the wheel to rotate the top and prepare to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Can Baze and the trooper escape the advancing AT-ST? That's for you to decide...
75152 - Imperial Assault Hovertank™ ($29.99)
Help Chirrut battle the Imperial Assault Hovertank as it patrols the streets. This tough urban patrol vehicle has a two-minifigure cockpit and a rotating and elevating turret gun with spring-loaded shooters to target enemies of the Empire. And if the rebel forces hide out of sight, open the storage container, grab the blasters and play out your own mini urban battles!