Lego Takes The Fight To The Empire

By: JD Hardin

It’s no secret that Lego continuously produces Star Wars sets. Lego is looking at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story no differently than any other Star Wars film. September 30th Lego will release eight sets for the upcoming film.

75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank

75152 Imperial Assault Hovertank: 385 pieces, $29.99, Chirrut Îmwe, Imperial Hovertank Pilot (x2)

Image result for rogue one hovertankSeen here in this screenshot, the Hovertank seems to be just as it sounds. I must say, from what we can see from the film, Lego seems to have done a great job in duplicating the vehicle.

75153 AT-ST Walker

75153 AT-ST Walker: 449 pieces, $39.99, AT-ST Driver, Rebel Trooper, Baze Malbus

Another great job by Lego. This is not the largest AT-ST that Lego has produced, nor the most detailed. But, it is nowhere near the smallest either. At 449 pieces it easily claims the title of second largest. The largest boasting an impressive 1068 pieces, and the third largest coming in at a mere 244 pieces. With a retail price of $39.99, it sports a fair amount of detail for the size as well.

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75154 TIE Striker

75154 TIE Striker: 543 pieces, $69.99, Imperial Shoretrooper, Imperial Ground Crew, TIE Pilot, Rebel Trooper

The TIE Striker is one of quite a few new vehicles being ushered out for Rogue One. That being said, outside of the film there’s not much to go on as far as accuracy. It looks pretty close, however. At first glance, I didn’t care for the appearance of the set. I thought it looked odd and a little incomplete. After looking at the photos below, I realized that the TIE Striker just looked that way.

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75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter

75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter: 659 pieces, $79.99, Bistan, Rebel Trooper, U-wing Pilot, Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso

The U-wing is another new aircraft for the film. While many are comparing the craft to the smaller X-wing, it bears a striking resemblance to the slow and bulkier Y-wing. Regardless, the craft has peaked a lot of collectors interest.

75156 Krennic's Shuttle

75156 Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle: 863 pieces, $89.99, K-2SO, Bodhi Rook, Pao, Director Krennic, Imperial Death Trooper (x2)

While we’ve seen many of the shuttles in Lego form over the years, this is definitely a new one. Krennic is a character who would almost require a shuttle that is one of a kind. With a daunting 863 pieces this is not a one shot build, unless you like Lego marathons. Who doesn’t, though?

 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Star Wars Lego release without some character builds!!

75119 Lego Jyn Erso

75119 Sergeant Jyn Erso: 104 pieces, $24.99

75120 K2-SO

75120 K-2SO: 169 pieces, $24.99

75121 Imperial Death Trooper

75121 Imperial Death Trooper: 106 pieces, $24.99

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