A retailer in Great Britain has included 2007 LEGO Star Wars sets in its inventory, along with pictures and prices (in GBP). Those pictures have been popping up all over Brickshelf in the last 24 hours.
What I like about these sets is that two of them amount to “minifig packs” — 7654 Droids Battle Pack and 7655 Clone Troopers Battle Pack — much like 7020 Army of Vikings with Heavy Artillery Wagon (those are Brickset links — not much there at the moment).
The droids set isn’t much to look at (picture), but the clone troopers set will be a cheap way to get a bunch of Episode III troopers:
Another set that excited me was 7659 Imperial Landing Craft:
Notice the new blasters the stormtroopers are carrying? Awesome.
The main reason I stopped buying Star Wars sets a couple years ago was due to the color changes — the new grays and browns, plus the new flesh-colored minifigs. Another reason was that many of the new sets were re-releases and redesigns of existing sets. Looking back, I’m glad I got out of Star Wars LEGO, because I started building other stuff. Still, I’ve gotten used to flesh-toned minifigs, and I have to admit that the redesigns I didn’t buy are substantially better than the original versions I own. One of my least favorite sets was the AT-ST — it was flimsy, and it came with yet another Chewbacca.
That’s why I’m also excited about the new AT-ST, AT-ST:
Much better, and it comes with an AT-ST pilot! Very cool.