High Res Images of 2H2013 Star Wars Sets

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New high resolution images of the Star Wars sets for 2H2013 have surfaced on the German Toy website World of Games . We've seen images of these sets previously, but this is our best look yet.

You can view the images on the Brickset flickr stream.

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By in United Kingdom,

Have to admit I am underwhelmed by these; lots of older models rehashed. Jabba's barge doesn't look as good as the old one and the rest are nothing spectacular...

Had hoped for more exciting stuff to be honest :-(

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Yep - almost identical versions of 4 of these 'new' sets were available at retail barely 2 years ago....

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By in United Kingdom,

I am actually really excited for most of these (but I am biased as a Star Wars fan), Jabba's Sail Barge looks better and better the more I see of it (the nose does not look too flat any more to me) and the Minifigures are excellent (particularly those Weequay Pirate and Gran Minifigures which I will be Bricklinking multiples of since no Star Wars MOC is complete without some random Gran alien standing in the background).

I love the Republic Gunship and AT-TE as vehicles and they look just about perfect, again with some great Minifigures in each set. The only minor complaint I would have is about the AT-TE, why does it have trans-black windows when they really ought to be trans-neon green?

The Corporate Alliance Tank Droid is interesting enough, with some nice improvements made since the last rendition, and of course it comes with Jango Fett, the design of whom looks ideal to me. The Spider Droid is not bad, with some nice Minifigures again, but the actual model looks to be almost identical to the previous edition which is a shame.

The Duel on Geonosis set looks brilliant to me, four excellent Minifigures, and although the set is obviously more of a backdrop than anything else, it does nevertheless have some lovely parts and I am pleased to see the landing platform included.

The Mandalorian Speeder looks fairly attractive, and I like those Mandalorian soldiers, but Darth Maul looks ridiculous, his legs are way too tall and the head printing looks off if you ask me. Finally, JEK-14's Stealth Starfighter just looks plain bizarre and I am not struck on the colours at all, nevertheless, the figures look interesting enough so all in all a good wave in my opinion (although frustrating if only the OT interests you).

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By in Puerto Rico,

Looking towards the Rep. Gunship, Geonosis Duel, Spider Droid and Corporate Tank. I will be replacing all of the clones phase 1 helmets with some Arealight phase 2 ones.

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By in United Kingdom,

TLG killing time until they can get some new ideas with the release of Star Wars 7 in 2015.

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By in United Kingdom,

Really liking the Gun Ship and At Te sets as I missed h 2008 ones.

The CorporatebTank seems an improvement on the last as does the spider droid.

Duel on Geonosis looks a very interesting stand so does the Mandalorian speeder.

The Sail barge is ok but the 2006 one was better.

The Stealth Star fighter seems quite strange but there's something I like about it.

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By in United Kingdom,

worrying that they all seem to have just one must have figure, meaning you are going to be buying another of pretty much the same set to get the figure. i know its naive to believe that lego arnt away of the fact that people really just want the figures, but it ok if youre an adult with income, but what about the younger fans?

i would like to see some early figures to but in individual collectors packs, maybe about 6/7 pounds each, to stop the ruthless ebay sellers tryng to charge 2-0/30 for a figure. at the sort of 6/7 price range lego would make enough to cover costs, would also allow people to collect in a similar way to the minifigs but with no element of randomness

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By in United Kingdom,

I personally love these sets. the battle of geonosis has always been my favourite star wars war and these sets are perfect for it. Fair enough the spider droid and the AT TE are incredibly close to the originals so I won't bother with those, but still I can't wait for these sets.

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By in United Kingdom,

Have we not seen all these sets, and sometimes better before. The third republuic gunship, the third AT TE and another jabba sail barge. How many more of the same model will we need. starting to put me off completing my Star Wars collections.

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By in Switzerland,

Btw, it's a swiss website, not a german... ;-)

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By in Sweden,

The same site also has images up of the upcoming City Coast Guard sets.

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By in United States,

I wonder why why have never made one of those Trade Federation Battleships, you know the ones shaped like a minifig hand? Or a model of Tatooine, w/ Ani, Shmi, etc. There are many more possibilities, TLG!

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By in United States,

These are OK, but they're all pretty much just re-makes of old sets. Out of all the stuff in the Star Wars universe can't LEGO come up with some fresh ideas? I am looking forward to seeing sets for Episode VII though...

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By in United States,

I wish they would do an updated Bespin Cloud City set. And an update twin pod cloud car as well.

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By in United States,

I am looking forward to all these sets. I had passed on the Clone War versions and missed on the first releases. I much rather have the newer minifigure renditions. I will wait for a sale of course.

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By in United States,

I think I missed something...what does the "2H" part of "2H2013" mean?

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By in United Kingdom,

^ 2nd half I believe. As in Summer wave as opposed to Winter.

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By in United States,
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By in Germany,

Ah, I also wanted to point out that the site is swiss not german. Too late. ;)

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By in United States,

Do not like the sail barge. its the over blockiness of the bow...the the old one had a much more clever design. No doubt ep7 sets will be great, but until then, why not do some of the more obscure sets? Lars homestead, trade fed ships...and while we're at it, it seems like a proper Mos Eisley Cantina would be a no brainer. Once ep 7 comes out, there will be no room at all for these "dream" sets...but thank goodness we have four versions of the AT-TE.

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By in United States,

The sets look cool, but I'll probably just stick to the smaller ones.

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By in United Kingdom,

Just wondering, what's high resolution about an image that doesn't fill the screen at full size? They are nice crisp images, but is that enough to make them high res?

And I'm sure I've asked this every time the sail barge has been discussed (it's a bit late to be reviewing TLG's choice of sets, these were announced a long while back and we've had various photos of them for ages too), but in what way is this NOT better than the 2006 version? It's smaller? Does that make it worse? Everything else is far, far better, from the parts, to the overall shape, the brick-built nose, figures, etc.
Seriously, everyone saying the old version's better, what is actually better about it? I don't see anything!

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By in United Kingdom,

@halycon305 - That is a good point well said, why we have not yet got a large (probably UCS) full size model of the Mos Eisley Cantina is beyond me.

All the details could be packed in for about £200 and we have had moulds created for many of the aliens which might have kept them from producing the set before, in fact the only one which I can think of that they are missing is the Bith species head piece for the Modal Nodes band.

People often mention that their 'dream' set would be an Ewok Village, to which my immediate reaction is "that would consist of 100 pieces to make up a large tree, 100 for the village." Lego have wasted their time on remakes and creating locations which do not work as sets (7257) for too long now in my opinion, although I do appreciate sets being remade which are truly iconic after six or seven years of being unavailable.

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By in United States,

These new sets look pretty awesome, but i think some of them need more minifigs considering the price of them. Like the new Jabbas Sail Barge, i mean come on $120 and we only get 6 minifigs, i at least want another Boba Fett with leg printing or maybe even shoulder printing like the old cloud city one. But aside from that these sets look fantastic and there are a few i will picking up this summer.

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By in United States,

Definitely a let down for me. I own or have owned most of these sets so I'm thinking about just picking up some of the minifigs instead. And even then, the minifigs are mostly a let down too.

Oh well, I've been wanting to get into some Modulars for a while now so this will be the perfect time.

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By in United States,

Looking at this wave I feel like I have seen a lot of it before:

I own the original Sail Barge, and the first Gunship. I also own the second edition AT-TE...

However I think we have to remember that while this is all old news to AFOL's I get the impression many kids just starting to buy Lego Star Wars have never seen these vehicles in Lego before, and thus are willing to buy what an AFOL considers a boring rehash.

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By in United States,

I am surprised so many people are underwhelmed by these. I owned the original sail barge and from what I've seen the new one is far superior, with the nose actually angled correctly and much more intricate in its design. The deck and railing also look a lot better IMO. The only major flaw I see with the new one is that it's terribly out-of-scale with the most recent skiff, but that could just as easily be called a flaw of the skiff.

Likewise, the Duel on Geonosis has a stunning blend of architectural detail and natural cave textures to really set the scene far better than the original version of that scene.

The AT-TE, Spider Droid, Tank Droid, and Gunship also look really nice to me. I can see why some people would be less impressed than I am, though. I stopped collecting LEGO Star Wars around 2005, so I really wasn't paying much attention to subsequent versions of these vehicles when they came out.

Nevertheless, the new AT-TE looks a lot more solid to me than the 2008 one (it helps that it seems a bit smaller so the panels fit together much more smoothly). The Tank Droid also has much more detail than the 2009 one, and I say that having been impressed with the 2009 one for its improvements on the one in 7258 Wookiee Attack. The Spider Droid's improvements on the 2008 version should be obvious to anyone. Even the Republic Gunship, which clearly draws a LOT of inspiration from the earlier 7676 that came out in 2008, makes some huge improvements over the last one, most notably that the front slope is smooth rather than all bumpy like the last one. The wings also seem smoother and cleaner, and the new one abandons the Bright Red that was mixed in with all the Dark Red of the last version.

And even if the improvements were not so significant, it has been four or five years since the last versions of most of these ships at this scale. I'd say that's more than sufficient time to let pass before an idea is revisited, and MUCH better than the rerelease cycle in the early days of LEGO Star Wars. Just searching Y-Wing in the database, the original TIE Fighter and Y-Wing set was reissued with no major changes in 2002-- just three years after its original release! And then with only the slightest cosmetic changes it was reissued AGAIN in 2004! X-Wings have a similar history: the 1999 version was rereleased in 2002, revamped in 2004, then the revamp was revamped in 2006, and then it was six more years before another X-Wing at minifigure scale was released. Cue a ridiculous, disproportionate amount of complaining.

Truly it astounds me sometimes how good we have it today and how hard a time some fans have seeing that.

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By in United States,

Personally, I think LotR is better, but others will probably disagree.

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By in Norway,

Like xboxtravis said, they need to rerelease these sets for the kids. Imagine if you were a kid and you couldn't get a hold of an X-Wing or a TIE Fighter, because LEGO were too busy releasing new models, like Jek 14's Starfighter... Some of the most iconic ships should always be on the market, and the Gunship and the AT-TE are two of the most iconic vehicles from the PT, the Spider Droid and Corporate Alliance Tank Droid aren't anywhere near as iconic, but they are necessary because the good guys need someone to fight. Had I gotten the versions released in 2002 and 2003, I would have been a bit disappointed with the lack of resistance they faced...

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By in United States,

All these rehashed prequel sets and still nothing new for Cloud City. Great for the kids and new collectors (and my wallet), but a bit boring all the same.

EDIT: Just saw mkrey said essentially the same thing already. Count me as seconding his post, then.

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By in Australia,

Aanchir! You win comment of the day! Everyone Aanchir knows what they're talking about! Those sets that are 'Rehashed', were released almost 4 to 5 years ago people, the original Jabba's Sail Barge was 2006! These are not rehashes, but more large scaled improvements to different episodic renders.

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By in United States,

@ SapmiSatan - The AT-TE and Gunship are iconic vehicles from the PT? My mind must be blocking the memories because they don't look familiar to me at all. Ever since these were leaked a while ago, I thought they were from CW. And I call myself a Star Wars fan... :/

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By in United States,

@binaryeye: You're forgiven for not remembering them. While they're some of the most distinctive ships from AotC other than the Jedi Starfighter, the Slave I, and that silver one that Amidala flies, they don't get a tremendous of screen time on account of first appearing in the battle on Geonosis towards the end of the film. And they DO appear a lot in Clone Wars due to its timeline placement (the most recent LEGO versions of both were Clone Wars–inspired).

To be honest, when I was a kid and the first B-Wing set was coming out, I felt about the same way you do about the AT-TE and Republic Gunship. I apparently hadn't been paying much attention to the ships in the RotJ space battle other than the Millennium Falcon, and mostly knew the TIE Interceptor, TIE Bomber, and A-Wing from Star Wars: Rogue Squadron for the Nintendo 64, which the B-Wing does not appear in.

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By in Netherlands,

Best Star Wars wave ever: the Sail Barge looks better than the old one, finally Episode II sets instead of Clone Wars sets and finally a good looking Yoda, I didn't like the Clone Wars version.
Personally I don't care if it's a redesign, they have always inproved the sets. And if you already have the 2009 Gunship it's not a shame if you have the 2013 one too (but I think you would go for another set though), there are more Gunships in the Battle of Geonosis. And you can always sell the old version and buy the new one if you want to.

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By in Netherlands,

@zipsforbananas you are totally right, this one looks way better than the old one. And if you count the studs, you'll see this version is as big as the 2006 version.

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By in United Kingdom,

^Thanks! Was beginning to think it was just me! ;) Oh, and Aanchir... and a few others... and everyone who will buy it when it comes out! :D

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By in New Zealand,

They've managed to make a worse sail-barge - looks smaller, and the interior looks worse. On top of that you don't get a skiff or sarlacc with it, but no doubt it will still cost the same. Its great for kids, but this is the first run of sets since I started collecting in 2003 that I have no need for any of them.

Very tired, and no innovation at all. This is very lazy from Lego, when there are many other sets they could be doing that are not rehashes. Given that the UCS for later this year is also a lazy rehash that looks worse in places, its very disappointing, but easy on the wallet I guess.

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By in United States,

@antsbull: I think it's terribly insulting to say that revisiting old ideas can't be innovative. Most of these sets make some major improvements on their previous iterations. Sure, there are a lot of models they could release that are not just rehashes... and most of those are straddling the line between obscurity and irrelevance. Whereas of these sets, a number were intended to tie in with the 3-D rerelease of Attack of the Clones and were sets that hadn't been released for five years, making them very much relevant to what kids today would be looking for.

The new X-Wing may not satisfy everyone but it's not lazy, and it's downright unspeakable to call it that. If a MOCist created an X-Wing MOC, which was almost completely unique in its construction, at a similar scale to one that had been a set, would you call them lazy? Of course not. It may be inferior to the previously-released set in some respects, and you may even think it looks worse overall, but even as you offer constructive criticism of these flaws, you're not going to be so demeaning as to dismiss the hard work they clearly put into it. And set designers really deserve no different.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Aanchir: Easy there dude, it's cool that you like this release and all - great for you - but try not to take offense by someone not liking them so much. It's just opinion, nothing to get worked up over. And you seem to be taking one person's choice of one word a little too seriously/reading too much into it - to be fair, he doesn't actually say 'revisits CAN'T innovate' - he just doesn't see it in these sets/release choices... and its always possible that this single use of one word might not even adequately express quite what he feels. Nobody is questioning the talents of the design team - in fact, if you think about it, a fan's disappointment actually indicates that they believe the designer behind the set IS very skilled, but has perhaps delivered less than our now high expectations of those amazing talents.

Besides, he might not be calling the actual design lazy, but perhaps the decision itself to rework previous designs. (personally I'm glad for a sailbarge, i missed out last time). Remember, breathe deeply, count to ten, think nice thoughts... etc :oP

:o)

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By in United States,

@legomatt: I'm fine with people not liking sets. There are a number of sets I don't really like myself. But I really dislike it when people attempt to trivialize the hard work the designers put into almost every set. If a set is an exact or near-exact copy of a previous model? Then yes, you're forgiven for calling it lazy, though there may be factors involved other than simple lack of effort. But calling sets lazy just because you don't like the concept or execution is not just an insult to the set, but to the person who created it. It's one of my pet peeves, along with "looks like an x-year-old could have designed it".

I'll admit it's hard to judge what a person means when they throw out vague, one-word criticisms, but "lazy" to me suggests "lack of effort" before any other meaning, and I don't think you should throw around words like that without expecting them to be interpreted that way.

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By in New Zealand,

The 'laziness' referred to is the choice of making minor upgrades to existing models, instead of coming up with new models from scratch. Slapping a couple of new must-have minifigures on those models comes across as almost cynical - as if Lego think that is all it takes to get existing fans to purchase the new models.

For all the major Star Wars sets from later this year (AT-TE, Gunship, Sail Barge and UCS X-Wing) to be slight rehashes of existing sets does a disadvantage to existing/long-time fans and you can read many things into that.

No-one suggested the designers who worked on these models are/were lazy, I'm sure they worked hard within the parameters they were given. Lego as a company definitely comes across as lazy - either that or they have run out of ideas.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Aanchir: There's agreeing/disagreeing with opinion (with one of your own), and then there's retaliation at a perceived offense. You seem more concerned with meeting a perceived offense with a form of offense of your own. Let's read his post again carefully, because you're seeing something that isn't there, and you're getting worked up over an imagined slight to the designer, which again, isn't there.

To summarize that post; he says: 'the sail barge is worse; smaller, appears to have worse interior, comes with no skiff or sarlacc, but same cost'.

All perfectly valid opinions (as he currently sees it), and nothing to feel angry about. (nothing about laziness, just thinks it's worse).

He then goes on to describe the wider wave as the first that he hasn't needed, due to the many duplicated releases of previously designed sets. Going on to say that THIS is perhaps a form of laziness by TLG, as he thinks there's other sets missing from the films that still could be done. (Again, nothing here about lazy design per se, or, by association, the designers, just easily altered re-do's).

Instead he makes a valid point (expressed by others on numerous occasions), as we can all think of sets we'd like to see, such as Cantina band, Jedi Council chamber, Tatooine street scene, Kamino cloning station, etc etc. He is calling the decision to re-release so many previously done sets a lazy choice by TLG. Who knows? maybe it was. ;oP

Besides, if a design was ever lazy, there should really be no problem with anyone who perceives it as such calling it out. For all we know it might possibly be an accurate summary of the situation - we've all had days when we just can't be bothered and 'phone in' a piece of work and get away with it. Without having TLG available to explain their strategy, we'll never know whether or not they sometimes make 'easy' (some might say lazy) decisions, in order to just bash something out fast in order to concentrate on other sets. Of course, it's always handy to remember also that new fans come to the table every year, and they won't have sets that went OOP years ago, so it has its upside regardless (which i'm grateful for).

But as said before, opinion is opinion, and this page is for people to express opinion on the news piece, which he's entitled to express. With every respect to you, he has more entitlement to voice opinion on the relevant news piece than someone else has of making accusations/claims of his 'downright unspeakable' 'terribly insulting' 'demeaning, dismissive' thoughts. :oO
There is nothing there to provoke such an extreme reaction, and to be completely frank those words, used in your posts, are much more offensive and inflammatory, and are aimed at a specific person, than anything anyone has said about the sets (whether actually said, or merely perceived).

But anyway, that's just my opinion, and you have yours. Sorry for the text wall. I'm off to go play with lego now!

Have a nice day, everyone!
:o)

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By in United States,

One thing we all must keep in mind (being a collector of the original trilogy myself), is that there are new lego fans, and kids alike who do not have these sets. While we look at them as reissues (superior or otherwise). They look at the old sets, and wish they could get them (and not for a mint on ebay). While I too am waiting for a set that has not been put out (cantina band, anyone?), I do not begrudge the rehashing of an old idea, for a new generation of fans (for any lego series). That is my two cents.

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