San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO Exclusive revealed [News]

Every year LEGO releases exclusives at San Diego Comic-Con and this year is no different. Star Wars themes have always been favourites. It’s back again this year with a build showcase of the cockpit segment of the Millennium Falcon featuring Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Looking at the elements, fans would rejoice as it seems that there are no unique parts to build this on your own. Both Minifigures come from the recent Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212). What is unique is the box that’s designed and shaped like a VHS box with line art instead of photorealistic scene. Collectors of boxed sets would certainly want to have this in their collection simply for the uniqueness of that old-school look.

2018 San Diego Comic-Con will begin on Thursday, 19 July and ends on Sunday, 22 July

10 comments on “San Diego Comic-Con 2018 LEGO Exclusive revealed [News]

  1. Håkan

    I’m positive to the choice of having unique packaging instead of unique parts and minifigs. Good move.

  2. Håkan

    That Comics Code Authority shout-out is also quite cute (although a bit awkward on a VHS cassette).

  3. LagrangianDensity

    ^this and this. I’m okay with the scarcity we see in minifigure series collections, but I’m glad to see a move away from the SDCC ultra-exclusive. I think (hope?) those days are coming to an end, at least for LEGO.

  4. Edwinder Post author

    @Håkan I totally agree with you. I had the same feeling asking myself – Isn’t this a VHS Tape? What’s that CCA logo doing there? Zoomed in a little, and noticed they’ve changed the words a little. :-)

  5. Johnny Johnson

    Wow, this is the first time they’ve made this cockpit the right size, despite countless incarnations of the Millennium Falcon! Now they just, uh, have to build one that’s attached to a ship.

  6. Håkan

    @Brian H.

    My impression was that even to attend SDCC was a lottery, and to obtain these sets yet another lottery…

  7. robertbrandson

    If the figures aren’t exclusive to Comic Con then there’s not point buying them after standing in line for hours and hours. If Lego uses common figures they will lose money big time.

  8. Håkan

    @robertbrandson . I think Lego makes very little ‘actual’ money on the buyers of these sets, anyway. For the largest toy company in the word, a set made with an artificial scarcity of a few thousand copies, the money earned is pretty irrelevant. They’re mostly a marketing gimmick.

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