A new wave of LEGO Star Wars has been revealed by LEGO Shop today. We had a sneak peek at some of these sets late last year and now we get to take a closer look at the box art and more details of the minifigures. We’ve seen the four other sets that are now on sale making the new wave of LEGO Star Wars line up with a total of 7 sets. The new sets will be available for purchase on March 1st 2021.
With the ringing in of 2019, we’re also getting the release of Series 6 of the LEGO Star Wars Microfighters. When the series was first introduced, each Microfighter pack came with a single build, and most, if not all were vehicles, as the theme’s title implies. 75228 Escape Pod vs Dewback Microfighters comes with two builds in a single pack, which we first saw introduced in 2018. But now for the very first time, a Microfighters set features a creature instead of a vehicle. It’s also the first time the Dewback is in a brick-built form as opposed to a molded figure, and it created a bit of a buzz with LEGO Star Wars fans. The set comes with 177 pieces and retails for $19.99 USD. Let’s take a look and see how it stacks up.
The Escape Pod and Dewback are among the first scenes on Tatooine we see in Star Wars: A New Hope. C-3PO and R2-D2 first arrive from their escape pod fresh off the Tantive IV with the plans of the Death Star hidden in R2-D2’s memory banks. Sand Troopers scour the desert hunting down the pod’s contents, confirming that the pods were not empty vessels as first suspected but instead finding traces of droids in the area.
Galaxy Squad was one of my favorite space themes since the original space theme I grew up playing and building with. This pair of microfighters, created by Leonid An and Vlad Lisin , would look right at home with some of the official pairs of microfighters from the Star Wars theme. It is no simple task to re-create larger vehicles with such great detail and still built to fit a minifigure.
I hope these two microfighters spark more re-creations at this scale.