Trailer Brickdown: The Last Jedi

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Star Wars Celebration is in full swing and the highly-anticipated first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi has arrived! It features plenty of new vehicles which appear suitable for recreation in LEGO and many of the major characters introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens also make an appearance.

You can find the trailer and some analysis of how what we have seen so far might relate to the upcoming range of LEGO products after the break...

The marketing for the recent Star Wars films has been exceptional and I think this trailer maintains the impressive standard we have come to expect, showing us a broad range of different settings and characters but giving few hints towards the plot. The narration raises some fascinating questions and the imagery is fantastic, with the below shot of Kylo Ren's shattered helmet being a particular favourite of mine.


When discussing the sets which are likely to stem from the film we must acknowledge that we have only seen a tiny snippet of footage and that there are almost certainly a number of characters, vehicles and settings which have yet to be shown. However, previous Star Wars trailers have revealed many of the vehicles which appeared in the first wave of sets based on the movie and I imagine much the same will apply in this case.

I am confident that these fighters, presumably deployed by the Resistance or a mercenary force, will appear in the first or second wave of Star Wars: The Last Jedi sets. Their shape and size appears appropriate for a relatively small model which could offer tremendous play value based on swooshability alone!

Furthermore, the distant First Order Walkers in this scene are surely a likely candidate for recreation in a larger LEGO set. 75054 AT-AT was retired over a year ago and I am sure many fans would welcome a model of a similar size, particularly since the AT-ACT from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has yet to appear in LEGO form.

Ahch-To appears very prominently in the trailer and I think it will also appear in an upcoming LEGO set, presumably accompanied by Rey and Luke Skywalker minifigures. The hive-like structures which make up the Jedi Temple on the planet would be fitting for a model and Rey's training might allow for the inclusion of some interesting play features. I am certainly hopeful as an older Luke Skywalker minifigure would be a considerable draw to such a set.

This shot of an explosion in the Resistance hangar bay provides a glimpse of an A-wing and they are later seen to appear in a space battle. However, the recent release of 75175 A-wing Starfighter surely means that we will not see another set in September. I also doubt that Black One will see a new release, although I think there is room for significant improvement over 75102 Poe's X-wing Fighter from 2015.

We did not see much of the Resistance fleet in Star Wars: The Force Awakens but it is out in force here, consisting of X-wings and A-wings alongside a new vessel which recalls the design of the Nebulon-B Escort Frigate from the Original Trilogy. This is a striking design and would certainly make for an interesting set but its shape may necessitate the inclusion of a display stand. Such accessories are rarely found outside of the UCS range and I therefore doubt it will appear in the first wave of sets, although the possibility should not be discounted.


The 1st of September will herald a range of products relating to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, including eleven LEGO sets. Four of those will be Buildable Figures and the rest will be System sets. On that basis this trailer does not reveal enough to make an accurate assessment of which vehicles, locations and characters we might see in those sets, although there are certainly some likely candidates. For instance, the First Order Walker could fill a similar price point to 75105 Millennium Falcon from Star Wars: The Force Awakens while the skimmers shown on the desolate planet of Crait might be priced around £39.99 or $39.99. Hopefully all will become clear as further promotional material is released.

These ideas are purely conjectural and are based on nothing more than what we can see in the trailer. They may all prove to be correct, all incorrect or, most likely, a mixture of the two as has been the case in the past.

Do you agree or disagree with my assessment and what did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments.

44 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Looks quite cool! Personally I did not think the trailer itself was that fantastic, however I am rather curious about the locations and vehicles featured! I hope we see that set of the Jedi temple : )

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By in United States,

Very nice analysis!

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By in United States,

I've seen the trailer several times, but don't remember Kylo Ren's mask being shattered. I can see how a small ~ $25 set of Rey's training with Luke on the island could be a set.

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By in United Kingdom,

I too was underwhelmed with the trailer. The red smoke emitting fighters / skimmers look small enough to be a £20 set (hopefully). Otherwise it mostly looks like more of the same to follow..... unless Disney is keeping its cards close to its chest for now, which I suspect they are.

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By in France,

me like

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By in United States,

I'd have to agree with DragonLord56, the trailer really didn't excite me for the movie as much as the TFA and RO trailers did, but I think the movie will be able to deliver. As for set possibilities I think just from this trailer alone there are a lot of set possibilities, so I'm excited for the future.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ugh. Disney take over lucasfilm... Then suck out all the imagination from star wars. At least a vaguely original vehicle will appear for more than a few seconds in this one (why did you kill the quadjumper Disney?)

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By in United Kingdom,

@CapnRex101
You forgot to mention the UCS Millennium Falcon.

;o)

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By in United States,

Oh dang. Another Star Wars fail in the making.

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By in United Kingdom,

If the red smoke emitting fighters are flying with the base of a vertical cliff directly behind them and crossing a featureless salt pan just where were the First Order Walkers going to? A rebel base in the cliffs perhaps? That could be the basis of a set that 75098 (Assault on Hoth) failed to be.

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By in Puerto Rico,

I for one am happy that I will not buy any set from this new movie. I am however hoping for Lego to make an updated version of the following OT sets: Tie-Bomber, AT-AT or AT-ACT, Imperial Star Destroyer Chimera, X-Wing.

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By in United Kingdom,

That scene with the walkers and the hangar is EPV again. Can't they really come up with anything original instead of remaking the old trilogy? After all of this I would not be surprised about an 'I am your mother' scene, just to make it a tad different but still the same.

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By in Norway,

I love it! Look forward to the movie and new Lego sets :)

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By in United States,

Extremely nice, I cannot wait for the movie!

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By in Belgium,

Excited about the film, the cinematography looks great, well as far as one can tell from a couple of shots. I prefer trailers that leave a lot of mystery :)

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By in Austria,

Not a fan of the direction the movies and the new universe are taking, mainly post-ROTJ.
In my opinion, Rogue One was good, TFA was awful. And if the "Last Jedi"-leaks I read about are true, then I want to know what the writers (or the storygroup) were smoking when they thought up those plot points.

At least I can save my money for modular buildings. ^^

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By in United Kingdom,

Loved this teaser trailer, 8 months out gave us a glimpse into the focus of the movie, with the focus on Rey and Luke. Music and cinematography was exceptional
Now to Lego sets
The skimmers on Crait, whose stabilisers rip up the salt layer to show the red minerals underneath look very likely for September.
As was said in the article we need an AT-AT available to buy
I think we also need a Star Destroyer for sale and a First Ordet version set should happen.
Whilst not shown I think we will get a First Order TIE bomber
Also a training/force Tree (with those books) play set seems a certainty
I will be very very broke in September

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By in New Zealand,

The Gorilla AT-AT is one of the sets

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By in United States,

I loved The Force Awakens and Rogue One, so I'm hyped for the movie! Also excited to see the sets, and I'm hoping there are a lot of setting-based ones rather than vehicle-based!

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By in Canada,

Can't really judge the movie much based on this trailer, but it can't be any worse than the clone movie that was Episode VII.

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By in Canada,

I am a fan of the SW series. I found the first trailer boring but that does not mean it's not a good movie

That said, I limit my LEGO SW purchases to polybags in the wild, the SW Advent Calendar, the planet set (past tense), and I own Ewok Village. That's it, and I don't intend on adding more unless it's one of the above.

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By in Australia,

What ever movie sets they release, it will be for the vehicles not the minifigs for me this time around.

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By in United Kingdom,

The trailer looks intriguing enough for now - I'm not hyped, but I am certainly hooked. At this point in time it is just what the trailer should be doing. I would have preferred if the Resistance had started using a new fighter rather than the X Wings and the First Order had started using a new TIE variant (like Rogue One introduced the Striker), but the new ships in the Resistance fleet and the skimmers are a step in the right direction.

However, I'd agree with the comment in the article - many fans (like myself) are still waiting for Lego Rogue One AT-ACTs or the 4 winged imperial cargo ship, so I hope they arise at some point. There was also a 'heavy' version of the TIE Striker and the Hammerhead frigates that I'd like to see in official Lego form.

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By in New Zealand,

^heavy TIE Striker is the Death Trooper Transport.

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By in Sweden,

The trailer was ok, nothing flashy.

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By in Brazil,

I definetely will get a set with Rey and a lightsaber. I still can't believe they didn't make a Starkiller base duel set with her and Kylo.

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By in United Kingdom,

I agree with one of the earlier comments in that it will be the vehicles rather than minifigs that will likely influence my purchasing this time round.

Also as the bad guys usually get the coolest uniforms/weapons/vehicles, I've always favoured the dark side, but the rebel craft look interesting and fresh in this outing. If the minifigs are as good as the U & Y wing pilots from R1, it should be a great combination.

But please no more X-wings, however a monster piece count UCS MF would be epic!

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By in United States,

*is excited* Sets from Episode 7 were great, I think that TLJ will be better, I am really hoping for a more realistic and updated Resistance X-wing, as TLG has always made them to big, but those skimmers... Ah man. Imma raid the LEGO Shop this year for that... And- (CAUTION: FAN THEORY) -Snoke may be the main fighting villain here, it seems that he might deem Ben to weak and distracted for his plans (maybe Kylo even turns good?) and Snoke/Plagueis may come out swinging... (the one Sith with the white bald head and breathing apparatus may in fact be Snoke...) I hope he comes as a minifig in the first wave, hopefully without printed breathing gear, maybe a neck bracket attachment? ... September will be awesome!

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By in United Kingdom,

I thought the trailer looked good - din't give too much away for a change, however based on the Battlefront II trailer I'm hoping that Lego do some more Battlefront tie-in sets as it looks like there could be some cool new vehicles and characters in the game.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kae-JjbLsgA

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By in United Kingdom,

I think one of the buildable figures will be old Luke

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By in United States,

the trailer simply said, "a new movie is coming" but there was no meat on the bones of this trailer. Only exciting because it was Star Wars. We would all be mad if it was a different film or franchise.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Vaderfan and Richpepperell thanks for providing the official title of the TIE Reaper - great name. I guess I could have browsed around the TIE variants until I came across it but I had been calling it a heavy Striker or Striker bomber for too long! Here's hoping more variants come into Canon after (spoiler alert) - the appearance of the TIE Defender in Rebels.

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By in Puerto Rico,

Have you seen the newest trailer for the last (yes last) season of Star Wars Rebels? It has U-Wing, Tie Defenders and X-WINGS!!!!!

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By in United States,

Sheeeeeeeyeeeeeesh! That was incredible! I want that Luke minifig...

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By in United States,

And in the beginning? That made me jump

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By in United States,

@hordeprime I like it for that reason, it doesn't spoil anything !!

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By in United Kingdom,

I think those resistance capital ships look a bit like supersize b-wing. Also, didn't kylo ren's helmet get blown up at starkiller base? Perhaps melted would be better than shattered. I'm a bit irritated that they're blowing up black one. I liked that colour scheme! And everyone seems to be assuming that the resistance skimmers are protecting a resistance base... No-one seems to think about the possibility that the first order walkers could be protected a first order base that the resistance are attacking.

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By in Italy,

The fighters shouldn't be that small since they should be B-Wing Mark II fighters, so they could be of the same size of a B-Wing "Mark I" fighter.

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By in United States,

Lucasfilm released something saying that there are going to be different walkers in the fact that they have thicker legs so that they cannot be toppled like in Empire. And they will be slightly larger and will have bigger heads with thicker necks.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not cheap sets, so guessing some big ships (my guesses mentioned)

Certainly missing another Resistance vehicle. I can't imagine another X-wing or A-Wing.

LEGO Star Wars 2017 Sets

LEGO Star Wars 75176 (The Last Jedi) – 39,99 € Skimmer
LEGO Star Wars 75177 (The Last Jedi) – 59,99 € Ahch-To Playset
LEGO Star Wars 75179 (The Last Jedi) – 79,99 € First Order TIE Bomber
LEGO Star Wars 75187 (The Last Jedi) – 99,99 € ?
LEGO Star Wars 75188 (The Last Jedi) – 109,99 € Nebulon B inspired ship
LEGO Star Wars 75189 (The Last Jedi) – 139,99 € First Order AT-AT
LEGO Star Wars 75190 (The Last Jedi) – 149,99 € First Order Star Destroyer

LEGO Star Wars 2017 Buildable Figures

LEGO Star Wars 75526 (The Last Jedi) – 19,99 €
LEGO Star Wars 75528 (The Last Jedi) – 24,99€
LEGO Star Wars 75529 (The Last Jedi) – 24,99 €
LEGO Star Wars 75530 (The Last Jedi) – 34,99 €

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By in United Kingdom,

Just as TFA was very close to ANH. TLJ contains many elements that seems a very close parallel to ESB. Speeders defending a base from walkers. Must try harder.

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By in United States,

^ Every SW movie ties into the same number in the other trilogies so far...

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By in United States,

I think because the main idea is the same they can focus on the tiny little details that make SW better!

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