20th anniversary Star Wars sets revealed!

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Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition

Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition

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A diverse collection of five sets designed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars have been revealed!

These include 75243 Slave I, 75258 Anakin's Podracer, 75259 Snowspeeder and, interestingly, 75261 Clone Scout Walker and 75262 Imperial Dropship!

You can view them all after the break. Let us know what you think of them in the comments!


75243-175243 Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition
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75243 75243 Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition


75258-1Anakin's Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition
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75258 Anakin's Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition


75259-1Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition
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75259 Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition


75261-1Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition
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75261 Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition


75262-1Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition
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75262 Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition


109 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Re-hashed sets with 20th anniversary stickers. No imagination...

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By in United Kingdom,

And an expensive way to get the last Bounty Hunter?! Sod that.

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By in United Kingdom,

That Dropship is excellent, although I'm not too pleased with the higher pricepoint compared to the original (I suspect they unnecessarily beefed it up for that exact purpose). Will still get it because I do love the original set.

I could very much have done with a cheaper Slave I though; a 1:1 remake of the original would have been kino. Zuckuss had better be available in an advent calendar or other some such set, although I expect he'll remain exclusive just to screw over collectors/consumers.

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By in United States,

Sweet, ZUCKUSS. I am annoyed to see that the new helmet molds aren't used on Dak and Luke in the snowspeeder but at least they changed the PT tower so it isn't a monstrosity any more.

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By in United Kingdom,

I’m up for the dropship - I bought a load of the original one to make a platoon!

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By in United States,

I NEED Zuckuss...but I have to get another Slave 1? Also way to go not giving Han duel molded legs like in Cloud City.

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By in United Kingdom,

Quite like the new version of the dropship and digging the retro Han it comes with. Might have to get the snowspeeder too, add to my fleet of those

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By in United States,

No Kashyyyk battle droid in the walker?

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By in United States,

Wow these rerelease minifigures are asome!
These will definitely crash the market For the original cloud city Lando (which goes for $100 on ebay)
I Will definitely be buying a couple snow speeders and imperial dropships!

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By in United States,

it will be off to eBay to get a Zuckuss...I don't need nor want another Slave I

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By in Portugal,

@JDC There prints not stickers

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By in Netherlands,

Must keep digging that nostalgia hole!

I want some of those figures, but most of this stuff is way to expensive for my tastes.
I'll probably go after the dropship though. I don't have enough Han Solo's or Storm troopers yet.
I'm also lacking in the Leia department, but this range isn't going to solve that.

It's really neat to see them do those old style figures again though. :)

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By in United Kingdom,

Dropship... nostalgia...
I MUST HAVE IT!!!!!!!!

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By in Finland,

These look really nice but a clone walker seems like a weird choice to me

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By in Germany,

THIS is what they call anniversary-sets? It strongly reminds me of the ninjago legacy-wave, but they were mostly cool because of being beautifully designed and/or updated (for example 70668 or 70670). BUT this is close to being completely ridiculous, man! That dropship for 20 $??? Finally we get a zuckuss, but only in the most expensive set!!! I really feel that LEGO missed the point on making the 20th anniversary something for the fans - who by the way made the success of LEGO star wars possible in the first place... ;-)

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By in United Kingdom,

Slave 1 looks great and I'm super excited to get that version of Han solo. Although it's a shame he doesn't have the dual moulded legs.
Also glad they're sticking with the old pilot helmets.

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By in United States,

i only like the clone walker set, its the only one we've never really had accurate
ill get several of them but they are disappointing
the slave one is sooooooo unnecessary!!! it should have been jango feet's slave 1!!!! come on!!!

and why are there no episode 2 and 6 sets?

pod racer is ep 1
ep 2?
clone walker ep 3
dropship ep 4
snow speeder ep 5
slave 1 ep 5
ep 6?

like how are these anniversary sets if you FORGOT 2 MOVIES!!!

ep 2 set should have been jango feet's slave 1 and ep 6 set should have been an endor set

lego honestly sucks... they just rehash old crap and do nothing new anymore.... lego star wars became horrible after 2013 because since 2014 everything has been the same sets and about the garbage new movies

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By in Canada,

I wonder if the above commentators understand that some people don't actually own a Slave I, or the other sets, and that TLG has an interest in securing new fans year-over-year.

For instance, I don't own a Slave I saving for the original release. I would love to be able to get an improved version that fits within my budget. If that doesn't sit well with you, oh well.

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By in Hungary,

I don't see the relation between the display figure and the set. Luke was not even born in the ttime of the pod race, Lando was not on Hoth, etc..

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By in United States,

Just a heads up that the back of everyone one of those 'classic' minifigures has a 'Star Wars 20th Anniversary!' Print on the back.

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By in United Kingdom,

I guess from the plate sticking out the side you are intended to join all the retro-figure stands together.

Also, might have to get the pod racer just for the number of transparent technic beams.

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By in United States,

Part of me was hoping Lego would basically re-release the original 1999 sets, complete with similar boxes and looks. The early sets had such a distinctive look and would have been great to put out again. Oh well...

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By in United Kingdom,

Ugh, they really couldn’t update the carbonite piece? Gotta say, none of these jump out at me... Might just have to get my boi Zuckuss separately

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By in United States,

Hoping for a new UCS, not a reissue. Landspeeder is long overdue.

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By in United States,

@JDC: Why would you expect them to make sets of subjects they HADN'T made before to celebrate the anniversary? I think these are generally great homages to some of those classic sets.

I spy some great improvements on some of these too, like the use of lightning pieces for the energy link on the podracer and the use of the new wedge slopes from one of the Overwatch sets to round out the Slave I's base. And are those copper metallic cheese slopes and jumper plates on the Slave I where the wings attach? Exciting if so, considering that color's mostly only been used for accessories up to now.

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By in Hungary,

Okay, that's one way to finally get me to buy a snowspeeder.

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By in United States,

These aren't bad, though they seem like pretty random choices. I almost would have preferred the original models re-released to further celebrate the anniversary, but these are fine, and I suppose the basic designs of the original models wouldn't hold much appeal anymore. Nothing excites me all that much, aside from the drop ship. But if you don't have any of these previously, they're all good.

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By in United States,

Hmmm...

Slave I: Was hoping to see Jango's, as we've had multiple iterations of Boba's.
Anakin's Podracer: Looks very similar to that in 7962 but, to be fair, they have improved the level of detail.
Snowspeeder: Loved the design when it came out in 2004, but genuinely hate seeing it now. Please, come up with a new design or at least replace that canopy that looks nothing like it should.
Clone Scout Walker: My favorite of the wave. I'll definitely be getting that one!
Imperial Dropship: Kind of cool I suppose, though I've never had much interest in battle packs.

I'm a bit disappointed overall. Maybe I'm just getting older, but it seems like a long time since I've been really excited about a new wave of Star Wars sets.

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By in United States,

Cruel but unsurprising move with Zuckuss, otherwise these are all grand, particularly the Clone Walker. Yes they're all remakes, but folks forget that aside from the Snowspeeder we have not had any of these vehicles at this scale since 2011 at the latest. Eight years is a fair period between remakes, unlike the AT-AP for example.

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By in United States,

Definitely buying the Slave I, Podracer and walker - undecided on the other two

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By in Canada,

Weird that they are using x-wing jumpsuits instead of snowspeeder ones for the snowspeeder set. Also, they’re using the Zin Evalon minifig as the Dak minifig.

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By in United States,

I hope Lego always makes a profit. But bringing out "20th Anniversary sets" when the movie is actually 42 years old seems a bit extreme.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yooha - they've put him in with his mum and dad! This I think is the must have of the five - a pod racer, the technic beams AND Padme.... the others are nice... but I have a Slave I, 2 snow speeders and many 2 legged walkers.... and lots of storm troopers!!!

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By in United States,

^ 20th anniversary of Star Wars LEGO, not the movie.

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By in United Kingdom,

Slave 1 looks nice, if you haven't got any of the others.

But the figures look crap. Yellow skin just doesn't work for white people, the change to flesh colours was a good step. I know it is an anniversary, but going back to yellow is of no interest to me. Plus LEGO are reinforcing that yellow figures = white people.

The distribution is also weird. Why not put Lando in the Slave 1 set? At least there is a connection there.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like the return of the classic minifigure designs in these sets - the first waves of their Lego sets were what got me interested in Star Wars in the first place, so are refreshingly nostalgic to see again - but... nothing else about this collection really stands out to me.

They're not bad; but they also don't feel very memorable or distinctive, for such a prominent anniversary wave. Certainly not enough to tempt me to buy any of them.

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By in United States,

I don't have money and I will sav---- Oh forget it. That Clone Scout Walker and Imperial Dropship are going to be mine, we get a almost regular blaster in Imperial Dropship but stud shooters on the troopers?

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks like Padme has the new short legs. I didn't think she was that short in the movies, but good to see these coming in sets outside of the HP CMF.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks like I'll might finally buy a Slave 1! Not liking the retro yellow faced figures but that's maybe just me. I'm not a nostalgic person. I'll probably swap the retro Leia for something more my taste.

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By in United States,

Are those Copper Metallic jumper plates and cheese slopes on the Slave I? I always get excited to see new uses of that color! It's such a lovely color and presently so underutilized. The Slave I is also reusing that awesome new 3x3 wedge slope from the Overwatch sets in Dark Red, which is the first color we've seen for it besides White if I'm not mistaken.

Overall not too interested in picking these up (the podracer would have probably been the most tempting for me if not for having gotten the 2011 version), but there are some really lovely improvements on a lot of them. The energy couplings on the podracer are a big step up from previous versions.

I'm underwhelmed by the 20th anniversary minifigures. Nostalgia aside, those classic designs are decidedly mediocre compared to their modern counterparts, and the 20th anniversary back printing detracts even further from any use besides as a display piece. I would have probably preferred to see a more standard printed element like in the sets celebrating the 60th anniversary of the brick or the 40th anniversary of LEGO Technic.

The non-anniversary minifigures seem reasonably impressive, though. The Padme minifigure with her medium-length legs is quite nice, although I think the 2011 version of young Anakin was stronger with its printed helmet and goggles instead of the classic (non-Star Wars) flight helmet. Han and the bounty hunters look great in the Slave I set as well. I'm pretty indifferent to the more generic soldier-type characters (Rebel, Imperial, and Republic alike), but I don't see much about the designs that stands out as underwhelming.

The Imperial Dropship redesign is one of the most surprising sets here, considering that it's a redesign of a non-canon vehicle created by LEGO, and it uses blue as a major part of its color scheme (something that we haven't really seen in many Galactic Empire sets in a long time, unless you count subtler Sand Blue accents). It's a neat set in its own right, though, and the only one of these sets really suited to "army building", for those people who care about that. Compared to most newer or older "battle packs", though, the price is a bit steep, which I suspect will discourage many people from buying it in large quantities.

Overall I think 20 years of the LEGO Group's biggest movie license is definitely a milestone worth celebrating, even if it hasn't been a major part of my experience as a LEGO fan in many years now. I feel like the Podracer and the Slave I are my favorite designs of this series by far, which is to be expected since I don't have much nostalgia for Episode 3 and the Snowspeeder has been re-released often enough that there's not so much obvious room for improvement.

If I had any wishes for other Star Wars sets going forward, it would be more podracers, because I've always loved those and feel like Episode I and II have been covered a lot less comprehensively than the original trilogy, Clone Wars, and sequels in recent years' sets. Also, it'd be nice to see a redesign of the Episode II Speeder Chase, a "great playset" model of Dex's Diner, the Kamino cloning facility, Otoh Gunga, etc. It's kind of surprising after 20 years that so much stuff from those movies has been depicted so infrequently, if at all! But I also understand that it's probably more important for LEGO to cater to the tastes of LEGO Star Wars fans who do still buy sets regularly.

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By in United States,

The whole point of the yellow faces and simple body design is to represent the anniversary. Without them, there's nothing "anniversary" about these sets really. They are what makes these anniversary sets. I understand that they're not very exciting nowadays, but they serve their function well.

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By in United States,

Just curious, what is the source material for the Imperial Dropship? Since it is Imperial . . . I'm guessing it would have to be episodes 4, 5, or 6 . . . or from Rebels . . . ?

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By in United States,

I guess the Snowspeeder really fits the anniversary since it hasn't been changed in 20 years.

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By in United States,

I love the clone scout walker!

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By in United Kingdom,

They all look good my favourite is the drop ship then the snow speedeer, cant wait to see what Dc comics and Marvel gave to offer in the summer..

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By in Netherlands,

I like quite a few of them. But Lego decides to re-release the ONE mini-figure (AFAIK) that broke the 'yellow is generic Lego skin tone don't make a fuss about it' rule? Curious.

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By in United Kingdom,

I also wonder ... why the need to put names on the display plates. They could have left them blank, then people may have wanted to collect loads to display more figures. But this way, they are only useful for those five characters.

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By in Canada,

Slave I: Excellent for those who can't afford the UCS version or the newish Cloud City set (i.e. me, lol)

Anakin's Podracer: Great for people who never got the original

Snowspeeder: I guess they are going with the "ain't broke don't fix" philosophy. I think the previous minifig snowspeeder was a great design and it is one of my favorite models I own. However, I think this deserved some kind of update. I believe the UCS "Weren't There 4 Shield Generator segments?" Err, I mean the UCS, 2 Snowtroopers Against and Army... Err, the UCS "Wow the wompa cave was beside Echo Base the whole time???" Oh wait, the UCS Assault on Hoth Snowspeeder was the same design too.

Clone Scout Walker: Umm

Imperial Dropship: Umm

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By in Spain,

It says the Slave comes with more than 1000 pieces, even when it is same size than 8097 which was 573 pieces, thats a bit of an offset for same model at same scale.

Also, third re-edition of the Slave and fourth of the Speeder (not counting UCS or micros). Is there any possibility you would buy this set if it would come without the "vintage" minifig? Nope. There are plenty of models to launch before selling 3th and 4th editions....

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By in United States,

Usually I read all of the comments before dropping my own, but this time there's, well, no time. I'm sure others have already commented on this but finally getting Zuckuss?!... Sweet!!.... Paying 120.00 for Zuckuss when I've already got the UCS Slave I? Total BS!! Well played LEGO, well played. And when I say well played, what I really mean is "you totally suck!" Happy about the Cloud City Lando figure though, cuz it's like a 200.00 cheaper way to get him than the aftermarket.

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By in United Kingdom,

Will probably pick up the podracer as I don't have one, and maybe the walker. Slave I looks good if you don't already have one, but would've preferred Jango's version TBH and the snowspeeder doesn't look like it's been updated too much from the previous version.
Would've been nice to have a set from each of the 6 original movies though.

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By in United Kingdom,

They're really nice!, albeit a little pricey. It's a little disappointing that the dropship comes with stud-shooters though, as its not really a battle back price

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By in United States,

We really can't be mad about Zuckuss being in the pricier Anniversary set as LEGO very generously gave everyone 4 of the 6 Bounty Hunters together in the affordably priced 75167 Bounty Hunter Speeder Bike Battle Pack. And Boba Fett has frequently been obtainable in multiple sets, both big and small. We should just be happy that Zuckuss finally exists!

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By in United States,

This seems like a great wave to me! I never got a Slave I, so this new one seems an excellent way to get the model with some great minifigs, to boot. The podracer looks great (it's been a while since we've gotten one of those), as does the scout walker. I'm still not big on the new stormtrooper helmets, but it's nice that they included them in a battlepack. I'll definitely be picking a few of these sets up.

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By in United States,

As a massive LEGO Star Wars fan, I look at these and immediately think, "I'm good."

It's immensely disappointing actually. I have the older versions of all those sets, I actually have the versions of those classic characters sans the "20th Anniversary" backs and plates, and they seem randomly placed throughout the sets. The only one that interests me the most is the Slave I, and I already own the 2000 and 2010 versions, the only reason would be to obtain Zuckuss, but I have a feeling he will be released in another set somewhere down the line now that a mold for his head exists.

My idea of a 20th Anniversary set would be an Ultimate Collector Series style set that is purely for display. A mock-up version of the Kenner action figure display like what Hasbro did for the 40th Anniversary of the franchise in 2017. Or you make a set of something that has never been made, like the Yavin IV base, and as part of it a hidden compartment that contains that mock-up display. There are ways to celebrate the theme, and I get what they may be trying to do here, but for this fan, it is not interesting.

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By in Netherlands,

Also, that Slave I has a whole host of those new wedges (first seen on the Overwatch shuttle).

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By in United States,

they're cool, for sure... i was just kinda expecting more, yunno?

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By in United States,

Why did they give Luke and Dak x-wing suits? I prefer them, but they are innaccurate.

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By in United Kingdom,

I LOVE THESE SO MUCH, but I know I will hate the prices that these sets will pair up with sadly. Hopefully the sets range from £13 to £90

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By in United States,

I've been cutting back on buying Lego for a number of reasons lately. I have to say, though, that podracer is pretty tempting. I got 7171 Mos Espa Podrace when I was 10 years old (when we went to Legoland California the year that it opened, no less!), and it was at the time my biggest Lego set ever. It still holds a special place in my nostalgia, so getting an updated version of 1/3 of the set is pretty cool (I missed the 2011 version, as I wasn't making nearly enough money to buy bigger sets then). I may have to cave and buy it.

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By in United States,

It's amazing how far they've come. And that Slave-1 is going to be a huge hit.

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By in United States,

The dropship is a bit blockier than I'd like, but I'll still pick it up for more Stormtroopers.

I also really like that Slave I! I haven't had any Slave I's since the first versions of Boba's and Jango's, so I'll likely pick this one up, though I'll wait for Amazon's inevitable 20% discount, since $120 feels a bit steep imo.

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By in United States,

Surprised at the amount of backlash these are getting. I don't see anything wrong with them. Sure, they're not revolutionary, but they're 20th Anniversary sets. They're not supposed to be.

I want Zuckuss, but it seems a bit overpriced and I already have the UCS Slave I, so...

I'm pretty sure the original clone scout walker was my first Star Wars set, so I want the new one.

I also want the Podracer just for all of the clear Technic pieces, but I probably won't.
I definitely shouldn't.
But maybe I will...
We'll see.

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By in Russian Federation,

It's a great idea to include old-style figures! I'm not into Lego Star Wars, but I want to get at least one of these sets, just for the nostalgic minifig. I wonder: are hilts chrome? Probably not.

I think Anakin's Podracer feels the most appropriate, but it lacks C3PO or Jar-Jar.

Without Tie-Fighter and Sith Infiltrator the line seems incomplete.

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By in United States,

Clone scout walker and snowspeeder!!!!!!!! So pumped

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By in United Kingdom,

Not really a fan of any of these, and if the price points listed elsewhere are right.... yeesshhh...

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By in Jordan,

I quite like the look of the Slave I and the Clone Scout Walker, but the Slave I is rather expensive...

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By in United States,

@ewokswithbricks
I completely understand the backlash. While nobody is surprised to see remakes, and nobody has really said these sets are poorly designed, in fact I've mostly heard that the sets are very well designed, everything is just underwhelming in the realm of it being a celebration of the 20th Anniversary. For the 10th Anniversary, we got mostly new stuff.

7749: Echo Base. It's a bit of an army builder for both sides on Hoth, is not a Snowspeeder, and it was the first time a Tauntaun had ever been created.
7754: Home One Mon Calamari Star Cruiser. It was the winner of a people's choice contest to become a set based solely on names in a list, the first time we ever got the Mon Calamari, we got Mon Mothma and General Madine, and a cool Dark Green variant of an A-Wing.
7778: Midi-scale Millenium Falcon. It is the best looking Millenium Falcon that is not a minifigure playset or Ultimate Collector's Series. The shaping is perfect. It's a really great set. You can actually hold it in one hand and not feel like you're going to break something.
8017: Darth Vader's TIE Fighter. This was the first time a playset version of Darth Vader's TIE Fighter was separate from the Y-Wing that had two rereleases. It was also the first redesign and had vastly better shaping.
8038 The Battle of Endor. It's the bunker! It's came with newly designed Ewoks, and a great walker. Before this, there was only a couple of sets based on Endor, but none like this.
10198 Tantive IV: This had never been done before. There was an Ultimate Collecotr's set, but this was something much more attainable and had play features.

Everything in the 2009 10th Anniversary line gave us something new, be it something that had never been made before, or greatly improved on what we had gotten before. It's not that these sets are bad, it's that nothing really feels special about them to commemorate the 20th Anniversary except the randomly placed throwback figures.

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By in United States,

Is that Zuckuss! Oh h*ck yes!
The Imperial Dropship was one of my first LEGO Star Wars sets so I'm glad to see it make a comeback, along with all of these rereleases of old figs. Some may call this line lazy, but most Star Wars lines are rehashes of old products anyway, at least this time they've got an actual reason to do it! Probably won't buy any, but I might see if that Lando pops up elsewhere on the secondhand market...

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By in United States,

I really hope this is not all they have for the 20th anniversary of Lego Star Wars. Where are R2-D2 and C-3PO?

I already have earlier versions of all of these, so I'm unlikely to buy them unless severely discounted. If Lego decides to make polybags of the anniversary figures with those character-specific nameplates, I'm in.

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By in United Kingdom,

I totally agree with MCLegoboy. They’re all fine. But it’s just an ordinary wave, with some random old figures thrown in. For me personally, a less-interesting-than-usual wave, but that bit is subjective.

Maybe the UCS/Master Builder sets will be more exciting. For now, there isn’t anything that feels like it was thought up and designed specifically to mark the anniversary.

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By in Singapore,

If Lego is going to be rereleasing old sets then I would really love another chance to buy Frontier Patrol from the Western theme.

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By in United States,

@MCLegoboy

Thanks for that comparison. I understand a bit more now.

I can see how those sets would set high expectations for this wave. I wasn't into Lego Star Wars then, so I had no expectations at all for these sets.

Compared to those sets, these do seem a bit random. I guess they're just average sets that are the victim of exceptional expectations.

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By in United States,

I absolutely love the clone walker. Finally a new AT-RT model and a new wookie warrior figure!!! The podracer and the snowspeeder look pretty good too, but the dropship bugs me. I love the old set but these new stormtroopers ruin it for me. Super excited to see the other anniversary sets

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By in United Kingdom,

If only they had badged Assault on Hoth as a 17th anniversary special edition. Then it would have made sense.

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By in United Kingdom,

20 years ago I was in my Lego dark age so the yellow faced figures do nothing for me. Never really appreciated how big a motivator the whole nostalgia thing is until an example like this presents itself. From my perspective, the new figures are so much more desirable, but to each their own.

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By in Slovakia,

Slave I and Anakins Pod Racer are awesome.

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By in United States,

Surprised at the negative reactions... In my opinion it looks like a pretty solid wave (not to mention the as of yet un-revealed sets from Star Wars Resistance that will also be joining these sets on shelves). The only disappointment I see is that the Snowspeeder has not been updated in its design, although the inclusion of the remake of the rare Cloud City Lando is pretty sweet.

I think the Podracer, AT-RT and Imperial Transport are catching my eye the most. Great to see the Imperial Transport get some love in this remake; the new model looks like a great tribute to the original.

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By in United States,

I’m like the idea for this wave. Especially the classic mini figure designs. Also like that LEGO went back to the original X-Wing pilot helmet.

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By in United Kingdom,

I need a Podracer!

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By in Ireland,

Slave and the snowspeeder look ok, the rest are awful. The snowspeeder image is a mirrored photo by the way, check the ZZ on the side of the cockpit. And of course for the 20th anniversary the design of the snowspeeder is 95% the same as the one in Insult on Hoth, which was 95% the same as the one from 2014, which was...
And what the hell is Lando doing in a snowspeeder set?

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By in United States,

I will try to get all of them except the Slave 1, because its too expensive for me to buy. If I had the money I would get them all.

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By in United States,

For those who are thinking the classic minifigs are going to crash the market for the original figures: they're not, actually, because they're not 1:1 re-releases. The reason isn't obvious in any of these photos, but its clear thanks to the usual shady sources: the classic minifigs each have a garish 20th anniversary logo covering their backs.

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By in United States,

Zuckuss! Zuckuss! ZUCKUSS!

To everyone complaining about the X-Wing flightsuits in the Snowspeeder set, keep in mind that this is accurate to the original (clunky) Snowspeeder set that came out in 1999, while the first Snowspeeder flightsuits weren't released until 2013.

To those complaining about how the 20th Anniversary minifigs don't match up to the vehicles they're packaged with, exactly which vehicle would you suggest pairing with Leia? Keep in mind that you need to keep a nice spread of pricepoints, and that if you even suggest swapping out Slave I so you can use the "flagship" spot for the Tantive IV, or the Millennium Falcon, you're basically announcing to everyone here that you wish they would _NEVER_ release a Zuckuss minifig.

@Duq:
Not true! Studs don't lie.

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By in Singapore,

Thoughtful analysis by @Aanchir...

Overall, I like the sets. Am a bit torn by what ‘subject’ was selected. Considering we have 20 years to look back on, they could have focused solely on updated ‘RE-releases’ of 1999-2009 sets or sought to create one-each from the films or other cannon:

Episode 1-3, The Clone Wars, Solo, Rebels, Rogue One, Episode 4-6, Holiday Special, Droids, Ewok Adventure, Star Tours, Dark Forces, Jedi Knight, etc... Episode 7-Resistance.

The Anniversary figures are ‘fun’ and the baseplates are an excellent touch. Happy they have the logo printed on the back of the torso also, so the original market isn’t diluted. With more Anniversary sets, we could have seen ‘mint’ throwbacks of Chewie, R2D2, C-3PO, Stormtrooper...perhaps even of Emperor, Yoda, QuiGon, ObiWan, Anakin... Spoiled for choice. Not sure if I would have rathered seen Anniversary sets of updated remakes or classic vehicles / playsets that are yet made.

I’m hopeful these preliminary pics are not final. For example, where is the orange detailing on the Snowspeeder? Slave I is great, but really? Between the UCS (still in stores) and the awesome micro from Cloud City (still in stores)... I DO NOT want another Boba Fett version when Jango’s was called for. Would have been a better Anniversary set to have also represented unexplored Kamino characters. This said... where is an updated Han in Carbonite? Why didn’t we get C-3PO (in Parts) on Chewie’s back or Leia without the vest? I grow tired of asking for the basics...

So this doesn’t become a gripe session... I do like the selected Anniversary figures and their presentation. I look forward to adding them to a special display case. I will also buy these sets... most will not be built, except for the awesome Walker, just bagged for another day or sold on eBay.

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By in United Kingdom,

Remakes upon remakes upon remakes, when will they learn. I'll save some money and not put these on my wanted list. The only one that hadn't been remaked before is the walker

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By in Sweden,

The price on the dropship isn't that horrible if you consider the fact that it is 5 figs. 5! Plus a ship

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By in Germany,

As I was reading this thread, I had a single question in my head the whole time:

Who the heck is this zuckus guy you are talking about?

*Ducks into cover*

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By in Ireland,

@Purple Dave: You're right, the image isn't mirrored, just some of the stickers are the wrong way around. Strange...

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By in Belgium,

So these are those hyped 20th anniversary sets?.... oh... OK..
Not that they are bad sets an sich, but I guess that most people celebrating this anniversary already have these sets.. ( in one version or another..)

The dropship could have tempted me, but I have already several of the original, and I prefer the classic troopers; the new set seems to have the new helmet?

Only thing that does provoke some excitement in this whole (sub)wave is one ( 1 !!) minifigure .. the long awaited Zuckuss...
But I see what you did there, you evil Lego you... dropping it in the most expensive set.
Oh well, secondary market here I come, it might turn out to be an expensive minifig, but overall a cheap anniversary wave for me...
( Though I wouldn't be surprised if Zuckuss appears in the 2020 calendar, as a nice middle finger towards the impatient aftermarket buyers..)
Might try to chase the retro figures, depending on their Bricklink price..

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By in United Kingdom,

I just want all of them as i never got the originals, so i look forward to owning these

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By in France,

I think they've nailed them. They all look really well designed.

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By in Australia,

Would have preferred some proper replicas of those original sets to be honest! Although I can see why they wouldn't, most people wouldn't get it and just think Lego was getting crappier for some reason.

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By in United States,

Including Luke in the podracer set is a great idea. Only Leia is missing there to have the whole Skywalker family in one set! :)

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By in Canada,

where is the 20th-anniversary special edition UCS set??? These look blah... big pass from me... and where is the special edition polybag???? Luke?? Darth Vader??? A combo pack with R2 and C3??? C'mon...

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By in United States,

Well I was hoping that we get a new Endor base with the 20th anniversary wave, but that is not the case. I think all the classic minifigures are great and help sell the set. The set each figure is put in is werid as they barely relate to the context of each set but oh well. The dropship looks odd, but I think it's interesting. The clone walker is just boring. I think the Snowspeader is an improvement but I would have preferred something else. I like the Slave I and looks like in improvement over the 2010 version. A Jango version would have been neat though. I honestly don't understand why they kept the carbonite piece the same though. They have had 2 years to fix it. Somewhat disappointed with the sets.

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By in United States,

For most of us, this is old news, even for me. I'm responding to this now because I didn't have time last night. Anyways, I think the sets are very nice as I don't really own any of them. Good to see they're mixing prequel movies with the original trilogy. They seem a bit pricey but I believe it's the classic minifigures that celebrate 20 years of Lego Star Wars that drives the price up. If I was in charge, I would've picked a few different choices that could desperately use a remake, such as the TIE Interceptor, Bounty Hunter Speeder Chase, Jango's Slave I, the Wookie Vehicles from Episode III and the Republic Cruiser from Episode I, But, overall, the sets aren't bad. They're decent remakes of sets that came before.

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By in United States,

I am excited for all of these sets. I will get them all. I am most excited for the Imperial Dropship and will get 4+ of those to keep building my Imperial Army!

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By in United States,

@Duq:
Stickers are designed by their graphics artists, who, being people, are not infallible. I looked up images of the Snowspeeder cockpit and found some that had "ZZ" and others that had the same thing but in mirror image. Neither character appears in Aurebesh, so I'm not sure what the graphic is supposed to even mean, but apparently it was a mistake to just use a flipped Roman character because it's too easy to get it mixed up.

@bnussbaum17:
UCS sets are D2C exclusives and generally don't appear at Toy Fairs. Expect to see them unveiled by press release (or leaks a few days to weeks ahead of the scheduled announcement, possibly preceded by months of rumors) as is usually how it's done with these sets. Same thing for Modulars, large Creator vehicles, and so on.

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By in United States,

Oh, wow.

There's almost as much time between Star Wars and the first Star Wars Lego as between the first Star Wars Lego and today.

I am so old.

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By in United States,

I was so excited to get my first official Lego Star Wars set - which was the snowspeeder. It was two of my favorite things colliding to make something amazing. Since then I’ve always had a special love for snowspeeder sets.
It’s also interesting how the snowspeeder design has been refined over the years but they made a really solid rendition from the beginning.

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By in France,

Ugh, the clone scout helmet still looks like ass.

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By in Netherlands,

Shut up and take my money! I'll have all of them!

In all seriousness, I'm glad to be back as a LEGO fan as of late 2017. The UCS Millennium Falcon got me back into LEGO collecting and building as a hobby. And it's great to be able to celebrate LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary with LEGO and the LEGO community.

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By in United States,

20 years of Lego Star Wars. That explains it, then. Sorry I missed that at the beginning.

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By in United States,

@guachi:
Yup. Two years to go and LSW will be half as old as SW. So will Ep1.

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By in Australia,

I will try to get the dropship and podracer at least, maybe Slave I.
The Snowspeeder doesn't interest me as we've had many before, but I like Lando. The scout walker is just a random throw in.
I really wish that we could've got some other figures like Cloud City Boba Fett, Luke and Leia,1999 Darth Maul or 2002 Yoda.

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By in Germany,

boring...

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