At LEGO Con 2022, the company has just announced two new LEGO Star Wars sets: 75337 LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-TE™ Walker and 75323 LEGO® Star Wars™ The Justifier™. While this will mark the 5th iteration of the AT-TE in minifigure-scale, this is the first time we see one crewed by the legendary Commander Cody. It’s been over a decade since Obi-Wan’s right-hand clone has made an appearance on the shelves. Another familiar LEGO face last seen about 10 years ago, Cad Bane, pilots the Justifier. We also see a brand new Omega minifigure in this set, having been excluded from the previously released 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle. Both sets clock in at over 1,000 pieces, and will be available for purchase August 1st.
Continuing his line of midi-scale LEGO Star Wars ships, FlyInSpace has built an Omicron-class attack shuttle. Specifically, it’s the Havoc Marauder – the flagship and mobile base of Clone Force 99, the Bad Batch, which LEGO also released as an official set, 75314 Bad Batch Attack Shuttle. There is nothing Bad about this fan-built model though! A singular wedge element is used upside down for the angular cockpit, and it’s the perfect piece for it. There’s some great texturing in the wings and body of the ship as well, with ski poles, ingots and roller skates used to give some added detail at this small scale. The edges of the solar panel wings are very well done with clips and bars (albeit with some fragile-looking connections). Perhaps that’s why Wrecker needs to be so careful with it!
Even after the fall of the Republic, remnants of that bygone era continued to exist in the service of the Empire. LEGO builder Malen Garek shows one example of this with the Venator-class Star Destroyer.
The first word that comes to mind when I look at this Star Wars capital ship is smooth. There are relatively few brick studs on the hull, helping me see the armor plating that I would expect to see on an Imperial warship. I’m thrilled to see all of the angles on this Venator look exactly like we see in Revenge of the Sith. So many LEGO models of the Venator try but fail to get the angles just right (looking at you, LEGO set 8039). Malen managed to pull it off while building it on a super cool base. Is it lava on Mustafar? Is it molten slag from an orbital bombardment? Regardless, it looks incredible.
But wait, there’s more! The engines on the Venator can be tricky to make, but again here’s another success for Malen. The use of hinge plates to build the cowling around the engine was a great choice. Additionally, Malen chose to add the smaller engines that are often forgotten in other Venator models.
Speaking of other models, Malen used his Venator alongside creations from other LEGO builders, including an Imperial light frigate and a couple of V-wing starfighters, all of which are attacking a Rebel starship. I think the winner of this battle is clear: the Venator lives on!
During the final season of The Clone Wars that aired on Disney+ last year, one episode featured Clone Force 99, also known as the “Bad Batch.” Through that backdoor pilot, this group of misfit clone troopers got their own Disney+ series, with inevitable LEGO Star Wars tie-ins. The first (and so far only) LEGO set based on the TV show is 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle, which includes 969 pieces with five minifigures for US $99.99 | CAN $139.99 | UK £89.99. The set is available for pre-order now, and will be released on August 1st.
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LEGO has just revealed the new Star Wars set on their social feeds. 75314 The Bad Batch Attack Shuttle featuring five minifigures and three vehicles is already available for pre-order today for US $99.99 | CAN $139.99. As for our readers from the UK, the set is listed online for UK £89.99 but isn’t available for pre-order right now.