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Jedi master and padawan defend the kyber cave

In the world of LEGO Star Wars, it’s not often that we get a reference to the all-too-brief animated series Star Wars: Clone Wars by Genndy Tartakovsky. But builder r_t_zan is not ready to move on from the Cartoon Network piece in this scene from Chapters 14 through 16. Depicting the start of the Battle of Ilum, Jedi Luminara Unduli and Barriss Offee are surprised by Separatist droids attempting to destroy caverns on the ice planet of Ilum. Kyber crystals, shown in transparent greens and blues, are the power source for all lightsabers. So it goes without saying that keeping this cavern safe is a top priority for the Jedi. Color plays a big role in this creation, whether it’s using light aqua to add an icy blue tint to the snow, or the mix of old and current dark gray in the caverns below. While the display doesn’t contain much action, it certainly puts LEGO texture on full display. Plus, this build is a great way to showcase and show off a couple of rarely-seen minifigures from a rarely-seen Star Wars source.

Crystal Caves of Ilum

LEGO Echo Base is under attack!

As loud thuds reverberate through the halls of the Rebel base, with icy LEGO studs raining down on the faction within, it must mean that the Empire has arrived. Hypolite Bricks depicts the scene brick by brick in this excellent Star Wars vignette. Featuring a detailed AT-ST and a cutout of the Rebel base underneath, the armaments are quite detailed. But I absolutely adore the inclusion of some light aqua patches. This additional pop of color may not be able to hold off the Empire, but it might give the transports a little more time to get away while the snowtroopers stare in awe.

Battle of Hoth LEGO Star Wars MOC

And if you’re looking for more The Empire Strikes Back action, Abe’s got a video on his YouTube channel showing the construction process and even more hidden details. Be sure to give it a watch!

A Star Wars palace fit for an evil emperor

The Emperor’s personal residence hasn’t appeared in any of the films (well, unless you count its prior incarnation as the Jedi Temple, according to current canon), but it still looms large in Star Wars lore. A little forced perspective helps it loom even larger in this great LEGO diorama by r_t_zan, where its appearance is inspired by its classic Legends description. The build concentrates its minifig-scale details up front and lets the eye drift toward the rear, where its forbidding spires reach for the stars. Other than a statue, we never see the Emperor himself, and the build is all the better for it—Palpatine’s air of mystery is preserved as we imagine which of those lofty spires might house his evil presence.

Imperial Palace Coruscant, Lego Star Wars Moc

Darth Jar Jar wants to Rebuild the Galaxy with these new LEGO Star Wars sets now available for pre-order

Have you ever used LEGO to plumb the depths of “What if?” in the Star Wars universe? Soon, sets exploring exactly that concept from the new Disney+ series Lego Star Wars: Rebuild the Galaxy will be hitting store shelves. Featuring such kooky concepts as a Darth Jar Jar with a dual-bladed lightsaber, TIE-Wing and X-Fighter mash-ups, and Jedi Vader, 75389 The Dark Falcon and 75393 TIE Fighter & X-Wing Mash-up continue the celebration of LEGO’s 25th anniversary in the world created by George Lucas. Releasing on August 1st, both of these sets are available for pre-order right now on the LEGO website (US | CAN | UK). Check out pictures, prices, and links for these new Star Wars sets below!

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LEGO Star Wars 75394 Imperial Star Destroyer – “Use the play features, Luke!” [Review]

With the celebration of 25 years of LEGO Star Wars continuing into the summer sets, the next wave promises even more classics in brick form, accompanied by exclusive or sought-after figures. And there’s nothing quite as classic as the Imperial Star Destroyer, appearing in the first few frames of A New Hope. It’s a subject that LEGO has returned to over and over again throughout that quarter of a century. But what is the culmination of those 25 years of design and re-design? We find out in LEGO Star Wars 75394 Imperial Star Destroyer, 1,555 pieces strong and retailing for US $159.99 | CAN $209.99 | UK £149.99. This I-class staple of the Imperial Navy hits store shelves on August 1st and is available for pre-order now from the LEGO website.

Read our full review below!

This screen-accurate LEGO Star Wars X-wing stays on target

Creating a screen-accurate minifig-scale LEGO X-wing isn’t as easy as bulls-eyeing womp rats in your T-16 back home. Builder Joel Short takes his best shot at getting everything right—and it looks like that particular proton torpedo hits home. The long, tapered fuselage is notoriously tricky to capture (you could argue that many of LEGO’s official models have struggled to hit the mark) but Joel nails the angles.

Red 5

Here’s a side view, where you can see the wealth of tiny pieces used to shape the fuselage. You can also make out a few more instances where attention to detail went above and beyond, like the intricacy of the landing gear or the shoulder armor on the laser cannons.

Landing Gear

All wings report in! See more here…

These Star Wars/WWII mashups are just plane awesome

It’s no secret that George Lucas looked to World War II-era dogfights for inspiration when envisioning the space battles of Star Wars, so a mashup of the two in LEGO form simply makes sense. Here, simplethinker elegantly blends the celebrated North American P-51D Mustang with Star Wars‘s X- and E-wings, with pleasing results. The two ships (fittingly nicknamed “Rebel Scum” and “Laser Bait”) look ready to duel German fighter planes or Imperial TIEs, whichever they happen to run across—a testament to both Lucas’s original vision and the skill with which they were executed in brick form.

E-51 to X-51 comparison

An elegant spaceship for a more civilized age

You’d be forgiven if you couldn’t quite place where you’ve seen this distinctive vessel before. If you never played the Star Wars: The Old Republic massively multiplayer online roleplaying game or missed the official LEGO Star Wars version of the ship in 2013, you might not even recognize the hammerhead profile of a Defender-class light corvette. But it doesn’t take any familiarity with the source material to look at BobDeQuatre’s impressive model and hear a John Williams track or two in your head. The smooth hull, bold red-and-white color scheme, visible laser cannons, and subtle greebling at the equator are more than enough to evoke that quintessential Star Wars-ness that accompanies all the coolest spaceships.

UCS Jedi Defender Class Light Corvette

Celebrate Star Wars Day with insights into the design of the UCS LEGO Star Wars 75382 TIE Interceptor [News]

Here at TBB, we’ve already shared our review of LEGO Star Wars 75382 TIE Interceptor, as well as the announcement of the set’s release a few days ago. But on this unofficial holiday when we tell one another “May the fourth be with you!”, we thought it would be a good time to talk even more about this new LEGO set. Last month, we had the opportunity to sit down alongside other LEGO websites to talk with Henrik Andersen, designer of the new UCS Interceptor and the original LEGO Star Wars 7181 TIE Interceptor from 2000. We’ve got a summary of that roundtable below, with plenty of insights into the design of both models. And for those looking for your own copy of 75382 TIE Interceptor, it’s available from the LEGO website for US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £199.99

Read on for designer insights below

Towering stones, reddish tones, and brave clones in the Star Wars action scene

At first glance, the most show-stopping part of ARKUM ELO‘s LEGO diorama of the planet Geonosis is the stunning array of organic-looking rock formations. A second glance highlights the elite clone Delta Squad taking on a detachment of Geonosians and battle droids, the action so vivid that you can almost hear the whine of superheated plasma as both sides trade blaster bolts. But what makes this model stand out are the extra touches from the LEGO Star Wars video games: the health bars hovering over the action and the floating studs ready for collection. Good thing both parties appear to be at full health because it looks like the battle is about to get nasty.

Delta squad on Geonosis 2.0

New LEGO sets for May 2024 now available for purchase + May the 4th LEGO Star Wars sales & deals [News]

We’re on the precipice of a LEGO holiday of galactic proportions, with May 4th right around the corner! And in keeping with Star Wars Day, LEGO has debuted a host of new sets within this great theme, while placing a number of sets on sale (with a special LEGO Insiders code you redeem). The jewel in this crown of Jedi and Sith offerings has got to be LEGO Star Wars 75382 TIE Interceptor, available early on May 1st only to LEGO Insiders. But there’s other pop culture-based sets about to hit store shelves, with a lineup from the new Despicable Me 4 movie releasing today as well. If you’re interested in either offering, or maybe the new line of space-inspired minifigs in 71046 Collectible Minifigures Series 26 (also debuting today), be sure to get on over to the LEGO website (US | CAN | UK).

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LEGO Star Wars

LEGO Star Wars 75382 TIE Interceptor | 1,931 Pieces | Available Now for LEGO Insiders | US $229.99 | CAN $299.99 | UK £199.99

We got our hands on the set early, so be sure to read up on Theo’s 75382 TIE Interceptor TBB review!

LEGO Star Wars 75381 Droideka | 583 Pieces | Available Now | US $64.99 | CAN $84.99 | UK £59.99

LEGO Star Wars 75380 Mos Espa Podrace Diorama | 718 Pieces | Available Now | US $79.99 | CAN $99.99 | UK £69.99

LEGO Star Wars 75383 Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator | 640 Pieces | Available Now | US $69.99 | CAN $89.99 | UK £59.99

Collectible Minifigures

LEGO CMF Series 26 – Space | 12 Minifigures | Available Now | US $4.99 | CAN $5.99 | UK £3.49

Despicable Me 4

Despicable Me 4 75583 Minions and Gru’s Family Mansion | 868 Pieces | Available Now | US $99.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £89.99

Be sure to check out Daniel’s TBB review of 75583 Minions and Gru’s Family Mansion!

Despicable Me 4 75582 Brick-Built Gru and Minions | 839 Pieces | Available Now | US $54.99 | CAN $69.99 | UK £49.99

Daniel was also able to give 75582 Brick-Built Gru and Minions a look before hit hit store shelves. Read on to see what he thought!

LEGO Star Wars May the 4th sales & deals

In addition to the new products launching today, LEGO is kicking off its May the 4th Star Wars festivities early by placing a number of LEGO Star Wars sets on sale via codes you can redeem through your personal LEGO Insiders page on LEGO.com. Discounts range from $15 to $35 (USD).

75357 Ghost & Phantom II ($30 USD discount) | 1,394 pieces | US $159.99 | CAN $209.99 | UK £149.99

75371 Chewbacca™ ($35 USD discount) | 2,319 pieces | US $199.99 | CAN $259.99 | UK £179.99

75352 Emperor’s Throne Room™ Diorama ($15 USD discount) | 807 pieces US $99.99 | CAN $129.99 | UK £89.99

Plus, LEGO is offering quadruple (4x) LEGO Insiders points on the following sets:

Begun, the Clone War has—and it’s lookin’ good

Like a regular guy who dutifully appears at family reunions only to get shown up by his neurosurgeon cousin, the Acclamator-class assault ship tends to get overshadowed by its more famous descendants. But this humble Acclamator (by FlyInSpace) looks amazing enough in LEGO to have us forgetting about mighty Star Destroyers for a few parsecs. Executed with nary a stud in sight, it uses SNOT bricks to simulate the smooth-yet-textured hull plating to great effect.

Acclamator • Main View

Here’s an aft view. That dark bluish-gray greebling is just superb.

Acclamator • Rear View

But wait! There’s more!

How do the clone troopers board? We’ve got you covered.