Thanks to the always informative JediJacPenguin, recently updated with some exciting looking sets, which at this point are rumours, and what’s exciting, a couple of these were even on my recent Mandalorian Lego Wishlist.
On the list for the Summer, there are seven sets on the list, however not all of them have information yet, so it’s a waiting game on those for now.
First up is ‘The Mandalore Throne and Vault’ coming with Ahsoka and Darth Maul. The piece count is pretty low at 147 pieces but this could be a great set for kids and it’ll be a very affordable way of getting the ‘Clone Wars’ era Ahsoka and a new Darth Maul from the latest season.
One of my Wishlist sets is up next. A 478 piece version of the Imperial Troop Transport, complete with Greef Karga, Mortar Trooper and two Stormtroopers. I’m reserving the right for mild disappointment, only because I would have liked a Mythrol mini-fig. Given the piece count and the two Stormtroopers, I wonder if it includes a Speeder Bike or two?
Next up is a 592 piece version of Slave 1 with Boba Fett and Han Solo. I’m not surprised that we are getting a new Slave 1, especially in the new range with fewer pieces at lower prices.
To coincide with the upcoming release, ‘The Bad Batch Shuttle’ with Wrecker, Hunter, Crosshair, Tech and Echo and 969 pieces is lined up for Summer release, leading me to believe the show will at least be starting around August. But seeing as we are only really getting ‘Clone Wars’ Season 7 sets at the tail end of last year and this summer, then is could very well be a tie-in to that rather than their own upcoming series.
Another ‘Clone Wars’ set looks to be on the cards in the shape of a ‘Mandalorian Fighter’. There’s no rumoured piece count yet, but the mini-fig selection includes Bo Katan, Gar Saxon and a Mandalorian Loyalist. The Bo Katan and Loyalist figures could also be used along with ‘The Mandalorian’ sets.
Speaking of which, the second of my Wishlist predictions is one I am most hopeful for… ‘Moff Gideon’s Light Cruiser’. An unknown number of pieces but a price of $160 makes me believe that it’s a big one. Featuring Mando, Grogu, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, Moff Gideon and a TBA mini-fig, this is right at the top of my list.
There is also a Darth Vader Meditation Chamber set on the cards for summer, featuring Vader, Admiral Piett, and a Stormtrooper. This listing has no other details on price or piece count but it does have an 18+ next to it, I’m not really sure what that would mean for a Lego set, seeing as there are other listings for UCS sets. Perhaps one of those Lego Portraits?
Speaking of the UCS sets. There are three listed for this year. The May release has no details, so it’s anyone’s guess right now. Could it be the rumoured 11,000 piece Death Star?
The seconds, with a release date of ‘2021’ is the Republic Gunship, clocking in at 3292 pieces. This was the winner of the fan choice poll in late 2019/early 2020.
The third and final of the UCS sets, with a piece count of 6782 and a release date of 26th November, the AT-AT. There are no rumoured mini-figs yet, but I imagine an AT-AT Driver and a General Veers.
In September there will also be the annual release of the Advent Calendar, which I will make sure is top priority to purchase when it is released. Not missing out on that one this year. It wouldn’t have been so bad last year but I didn’t even get a chocolate Advent Calendar to dull the pain.
I’m infinity more excited for these sets than the one from the Winter and Spring waves (other than ‘Trouble on Tatooine’ of course). Lego seem to be really holding the good stuff back, probably due to the fact that there seems to be a worldwide Lego shortage in the age of COVID so they’re playing it safe and hoping by Summer things will be looking better.
I’m most excited for ‘Moff Gideon’s Light Cruiser’ and I’ll be squirrelling away some money every week to make sure it’s here as close to release day as humanly possible. The ‘Clone Wars’ sets look exciting too, I’ve been wanting a ‘Mandalorian Fighter’ for a while now due to their interesting design. And I’ll more than likely grab the two smaller sets as and when.
I’ll reserve excitement for ‘The Bad Batch Shuttle’, I wasn’t the biggest fan of their story in ‘Clone Wars’ Season 7 and, whilst I’m looking forward to the new new series, it’s one I’ll have to bide my time before I invest in it that much especially when the set will cost around £100.
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