August release date for LotR and Star Wars in the UK
Specialist retailer Forbidden Planet is now listing the summer Star Wars and LotR sets on its website, and states that they will be available on 12th August. So, that's about another 7 weeks to wait, then, although I won't be surprised if Argos has them in its Autumn/Winter catalogue that'll be out at the end of July.
Furthermore, their entry for the Desert Skiff is showing a picture of a totally different, far more appealing, model, right.
Unfortunately, it's not a picture of the set at all: bluemoose has just confirmed it's a MOC from flickr. Doh!
(thanks to flump and a smooth criminal for the news...)