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LEGO Star Wars is one of the most popular LEGO themes of all time. Far beyond X-wings and TIE fighters, there’s a whole expanded universe of inspiration, and an army of LEGO fans ready to build whatever comes out of George Lucas’s head next.

Recreating the Han Solo movie train heist scene with LEGO Star Wars sets [Feature]

The first wave of LEGO Star Wars sets often appear weeks or even months before the corresponding Star Wars movie’s release, often leaving LEGO fans wondering how accurate the LEGO sets are compared with the “real” vehicles in the movie. On opening day for Solo: A Star Wars Story, we looked back at the first wave of LEGO Star Wars sets from Solo and compared them to the movie we’d just seen the night before. Now, with the release of the second wave of LEGO Star Wars Solo sets on August 1, months after the movie’s release, we’re taking a look at the LEGO sets we’ve just reviewed from another angle, focused instead on how the three latest sets work together.

As we’ve noted in our reviews over the last few days, all three of the new LEGO Star Wars sets from Solo: A Star Wars Story feature vehicles and characters from the train heist scene in the first half of the movie, in which Tobias Beckett’s gang uses an Imperial AT-Hauler to try stealing coaxium hypermatter fuel from an Imperial Conveyex Transport on the planet of Vandor. During their attempted robbery, they face Imperial range troopers guarding the train as well as Enfys Nest’s Cloud-Riders on swoop bikes.

Read more about how the latest LEGO Star Wars sets compare to Solo: A Star Wars Story

LEGO 75217 Imperial Conveyex Transport from Solo: A Star Wars Story [Review]

The current wave of LEGO Star Wars sets from Solo: A Star Wars Story all depict vehicles from the train heist scene. 75217 Imperial Conveyex Transport is the fast-moving armored train that Tobias Beckett’s gang tries to steal coaxium from aboard their stolen Imperial AT-Hauler while harassed by Enfys Nest’s marauders. The LEGO set is available now, retailing for $89.99 ($109.99 in Canada | £79.99 in the UK), with 622 pieces and 5 minifigures.

Read our hands-on review of 75217 Imperial Conveyex Transport from Solo: A Star Wars Story

This LEGO AT-ACT from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story strides through the palm trees

Builder Ben Cossy intended to make a small scene set on the planet Scarif from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, but ended up with an imperial sized project, creating this stunning AT-ACT Walker.  The bulkier sister to the standard AT-AT, this walker has a heavier animalistic design, consistent with its construction site deployment.  Ben taps right into this aesthetic, imbuing his model with a weighty sense of gravitas, doubling the hinged knee joint on its longer legs, as well as triple plating the armoured body.  Yet, it’s that first decision to situate the composition on the planet surface, where the AT-ACT can tower over the tiny palm trees, that truly captures its ominous sense of scale.

 

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Red 5 standing by! John Cheng gets torn into the LEGO bricks and brings us a super-cute Manga-styled rebel pilot. The bobble-head look is perfect — with a nicely-oversized helmet and those big anime eyes making this an adorable piece of work. Nice detailing on the flightsuit too — the dark grey bracket parts peeking between the orange bricks gives a real impression of pockets and seams. Lovely stuff.

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LEGO 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes from Solo: A Star Wars Story features Enfys Nest’s marauders [Review]

The August 2018 wave of new LEGO sets includes a new batch of LEGO Star Wars sets from Solo: A Star Wars Story. We’ll be taking a closer look at each of these, beginning with 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes. The set includes 355 pieces and 3 minifigures, and is available now.

Read our hands-on review of 75215 Cloud-Rider Swoop Bikes from Solo: A Star Wars Story

LEGO Star Wars 75218 X-wing Starfighter play features in action [Video Review]

In our review of 75218 X-wing Starfighter last week, we covered the build process, minifigures, and the finished model, but we wanted to take another look at this new LEGO Star Wars set and show off some of the play features, as well as comparisons to previous incarnations of this iconic Rebel Alliance fighter.

Watch the video and see more details about this new LEGO Star Wars set after the jump

Your guide to the 58 new LEGO sets now available, including Star Wars, Harry Potter, Technic, Trains and more [News]

August is here, and the floodgates of LEGO have opened with 58 new sets available today. Fans of Star Wars, Technic, Ninjago, City & Trains, Friends, Harry Potter and even Unikitty and Powerpuff Girls have a lot to choose from. We have your guide right here of each and every new set.

Along with new sets, LEGO has two simultaneous gifts with purchase, including the brand new “Plants from Plants” box of elements sourced from sugar cane (free with purchases above $35), and the Unikitty Castle Room (free with Unikitty! purchases above $25).

There are a few sets that really stand out to us, but you can see the complete list of all 58 sets now available after the jump.

70657 Ninjago City Docks
3553 pieces | $229.99

We reviewed this set back in May and agree it is an absolutely delightful accompaniment to 70620 Ninjago City or a stunning stand-alone model.

 

42082 Rough Terrain Crane
4057 pieces | $299.99

The biggest Technic set of all time has arrived and reaches more than three feet high and can lift more than you expect. The set can also be rebuilt into a Mobile Pile Driver. Look for our review of this set in a couple of hours.

 

75218 X-Wing Starfighter
730 pieces | $79.99

After outings in orange and blue, the most recognizable Rebel fighter in the Star Wars universe becomes available to a new generation of LEGO builders. Check out our review of this must-buy set.

 

See all of the August 2018 wave of LEGO sets available now

Bacta tank Luke returns in LEGO Star Wars 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber [Review]

Luke Skywalker gets roughed up quite a bit in The Empire Strikes Back, first by a giant Yeti-beast and later by his own dad, who cuts off his hand just for mouthing off and refusing to obey! As a result, Luke spends quite a bit of time in Rebel Alliance medical facilities, both on Hoth and aboard the Nebulon-B medical frigate. While LEGO Star Wars fans have clamored for a UCS or even microscale medical frigate for years, LEGO has instead focused twice on the bacta tank treatment scene, most recently with 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber. Available August 1st, this set includes 255 pieces with 3 minifigures and retails for $29.99.

Read our hands-on review of 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber

LEGO Star Wars: The Last Jedi 75216 Snoke’s Throne Room [Review]

One of the most shocking scenes in Star Wars: The Last Jedi occurs on Supreme Leader Snoke’s enormous flagship the Supremacy, when Kylo Ren turns on Snoke and he and Rey join forces to battle the Supreme Leader’s Praetorian Guards. 75216 Snoke’s Throne Room captures this scene as a playset. The set includes 492 pieces with 5 minifigures and retails for $69.99.

Read our hands-on review of 75216 Snoke’s Throne Room from The Last Jedi

LEGO Star Wars 75218 X-wing Starfighter – the return of the classic Incom T-65 [Review]

Despite — or perhaps because of — the release of two different T-70 X-wings produced in support of The Force Awakens in late 2015 and mid-2016, it’s been over six years since LEGO has released a version of the iconic T-65 starfighter featured in the Classic Trilogy. With the release of 75218 X-wing Starfighter on August 1st, the most recognizable Rebel fighter in the Star Wars universe becomes available to a new generation of LEGO builders. The latest X-wing includes 731 pieces and four minifigs and will retail for $79.99 in the US (CDN 99.99 | GBP 89.99).

How does this latest LEGO X-wing stack up against the previous X-wings released over the years?

Read our hands-on review of 75218 X-wing Starfighter

That’s no moon – it’s a rebel space station

Don’t be misled by first impressions. This Rebel Alliance Space Station by Corry Lankford is an absolutely enormous LEGO creation — nearly two metres tall!

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Space Station

Corry has grabbed the “grubby realism” aesthetic of the Star Wars universe with both hands and stuffed his space station full of greebles and details, creating a genuine sense of a lived-in future. This shot of one of the decks showcases some of the texturing that’s gone into the model, whilst offering a glimpse of the detailed interior compartments…

LEGO Star Wars Rebel Space Station

Click to see more of this amazing Star Wars creation, including the accompanying spacecraft

LEGO releases instructions for the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 exclusive sets [News]

Fans will be pleased to know that LEGO has released instructions for all 3 of the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 exclusive sets. Many of the sets in previous exclusives have had unique printed pieces or parts that make them hard for fans to build without paying the hefty secondary-market price. This year LEGO has taken the additional effort to show that they’re listening. While you still won’t get the exclusive packaging with comic book-style box, the rest of the parts should be available in other sets, or maybe already in your collection, and that’s a fair compromise.

Click on the images below to download the PDF instructions.