New York Toy Fair 2019: Star Wars

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Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter

Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter

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Representatives from Zusammengebaut and Jedi News are attending the New York Toy Fair 2019 and have kindly been publishing images of the sets on display.

You can view some of the upcoming Star Wars sets after the break...

75236 Duel on Starkiller Base

  • $19.99
  • 191 pieces
  • Rey, Kylo Ren

75238 Action Battle Endor Assault

  • $29.99
  • 193 pieces
  • Wicket W. Warrick, Imperial Scout Trooper

75239 Action Battle Shield Generator Attack

  • $29.99
  • 235 pieces
  • Rebel Trooper, Imperial Snowtrooper

75240 Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter

  • $69.99
  • 496 pieces
  • Major Vonreg, General Leia, Kaz Xiono, Bucket (R1-J5)

75241 Action Battle Echo Base Defence

  • $59.99
  • 504 pieces
  • Rebel Trooper (3), Imperial Snowtrooper (2), Probe Droid

75242 Black Ace TIE Interceptor

  • $49.99
  • 396 pieces
  • Griff Halloran, Poe Dameron, BB-8

Star Wars 20th Anniversary packaging sample:


What is your opinion of these sets? Let us know in the comments.

92 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Yay more play features that AFOLs have no use for...cool figs though.

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By in United Kingdom,

The TIEs are beautiful (as always) but those targets...

Couldn't they gave been made a little less obvious on otherwise nice little playsets?

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By in United Kingdom,

Neat, not 2 many re-releases.

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By in United States,

Calm down. They're toys for kids. If you're an adult/older kid who doesn't like play features that a lot of younger ones enjoy, then there's a simple solution: don't buy the sets. And brick link the figures if you can't live without them.

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By in Canada,

Those “action battle” playsets are awful. When read the leaked set names I thought that they were just translated weird, but alas.

When I heard we were getting an ENDOR set I was so excited but this..

This is just a waste.. and gives me like speedorz flashbacks

Also major vonregs tie fighter looks really blocky and just really messy with its colours.

I do love the Black Ace Tie interceptor though.

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By in United Kingdom,

It’s almost as if these are aimed at children or something.

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By in Norway,

I think it's nice that they try new things. Also are the wedge plates on the TIE interceptor the same angle as 24299 and 24307?

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By in Croatia,

@bananaworld i think the point of this sets is to aim and shoot so that isnt very big problem

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By in France,

reminds me of a game apparently called weapons & warriors. I guess that's an idea if they want to bring back the castle theme. and I think it didn't have big obvious targets.

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By in United States,

Clone Scout Walker and Imperial Dropship are then oh, two of each.

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By in United States,

Too much red on that Tie Interceptor. I know it’s connected to a specific character but still. Little jarring.

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By in United States,

Are some of those (the weird TIEs) from Episode IX?

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By in United States,

I like the idea of the target game.....I hope we see some other themes with that in it. Adds a neat play element.

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By in Hungary,

My wallet says hooray, I say meh. Pretty lackluster sets except the Slave 1 - the Mini Me of the UCS set. At least that will look nice in my Lego Fett Family collection and is superior to the set 8097.
Still stoked for the UCS releases and hoping there will be no messy playsets this year like Cloud City and Assault on Hoth. (Ewok Village or the Sandcrawler should be the standard - those were fantastic ones)

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By in Netherlands,

At least the ugly target things are on the cheaper sets, so I'll just consider them minifig packs with some extra parts.

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By in United States,

I may or may not buy a couple of these primarily for the minifigures and parts. However compared with the Jurassic World sets, The Flintstones, and the new Hidden Side series; these all just look meh. Perhaps the Star Wars line needs to only release a couple of sets a year when there is no new movie tie-in to use. They all appear as if they’re just a bunch of filler sets to pass the time. Well, that and the ever increasing prices of Star Wars licensed merchandise does reduce the draw.

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By in United States,

I'm super excited to buy those Action Battle sets in 6 months when they're 80% off!

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By in Netherlands,

@ELH2806: Those are just the 26601 wedge plates in LBG. Nothing new, really.

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By in United States,

Cool sets other than the targets,which look stupid in my opinion.

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By in United Kingdom,

Helpful reminder that there's nothing stopping you from removing the targets, fellas.

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By in Brazil,

This Echo Base Defence looks better than the "Assault" on Hoth

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By in Canada,

Honestly I hate the target sets, but not because of the targets... Those work quite nicely and are perfectly fine, what I take offense to is that Big Ugly Rock Launcher or BURL for short, I never liked those things as they are very ungainly and don't work well in the System style of building, I can name only a handful of sets I own with them in it that even attempt to make them fit in nicely.

Here they aren't even trying and I think I'd prefer a better element than the old BURL piece for these new play feature inspired sets. Something like buildable assault walkers or something with the disc launchers from Chima or even the silly Ball Launchers from Ninjago Dragons would have been a better idea... And Star Wars has precedent for large ball launching assault weapons because the Gungans used them quite heavily on screen, so whose to say they couldn't have adapted that style of launcher for these things?

Anything would be better than those stupid BURL elements.

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By in United States,

But @Mister-Jonny, you really shouldn't aim them at children. You could put an eye out.

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By in United States,

I really dig that red and black TIE Interceptor. I have no idea what the source for it is and I'd probably prefer a normally colored one, but that is really nice. I don't care much for the action battle sets but I'll wait for video clips of how well they work to get too worked up over them.

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By in Australia,

Up to the release of the Ep IX sets (and depending on the UCS) this year looks to be a a very quiet year for me for Lego (my wallet is yelling hooray).
That being said I get that Lego really are taking an approach to get more kids interested in Lego, and thus completely understand that why these sets don’t interest me in the slightest.

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By in United States,

Really dislike the target sets, but those new ties are badass

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By in United States,

Im just hyped about the return if the rubber tipped big bad totally O.P spring loaded shooters. And the brick built speeder, and the battle of hoth that actually is supposed to fall into peices.

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By in United States,

Buying Slave 1 and probably TIE Fighter, I'd rather have an original TIE Interceptor so no on that one. Definite no on the play sets, unless the Hoth set ends up selling for 40% off and that would just be for the figures. Hopefully the UCS sets will be worth getting this year.

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By in United States,

I loved those launchers in the old BIONICLE system playsets!

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By in United Kingdom,

Loving major vonregs tie fighter and slave 1,
I look forward to seeing the polybags that follow this years star wars sets...

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By in Finland,

@LegoAthos they're from the tv show Star Wars Resistance.

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By in United States,

I'm thankfully not too interested in these.
Good.
That means I can buy more dropships.

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By in United States,

I'm not a fan of Star Wars, but I like the target idea. Will make them more appealing to kids. And for those who don't want the targets, they don't look too hard to just remove...

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By in United States,

I like the action battle stuff, but the black ace TIE interceptor looks nothing like a TIE interceptor. More like a cross between ep.2 and ep.3 jedi starfighters.

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By in United States,

My son and I used to play games together similar to these sets when he was younger where we would set up targets and minifigures around a large scene or building and knock them down with those large shooters. Hopefully these sets will bring as much fun to other families as we had. My son is an adult now but we are not above still doing this on occasion. Great fun

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By in United States,

@Odeinoichus BURL isn't a thing, please don't try to make it one. Plus as an acronym it makes no sense.

I like the Battle Action sets. For those that don't like the targets, I have a novel idea. Don't build them. This is Lego we're talking about. Your free to build or rebuild as you see fit. No don't need to blindly follow the instructions. I made modifications to my sets of all of the time. Sometimes it a minor accessory swap, sometimes it a totally rebuild.

Not so sure on the TIE fighters. I'll likely get them as they would appear to be episode IX. Otherwise they might be a pass. Either way, we'll see.

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By in Austria,

Hmm, maybe I've been spoiled by Rebel Builder's TIE Interceptor, but that red one looks wayyy to large and blocky. Like a badly executed MOC. At least it's got lots of red pieces, if someone wants to make a 181st IFW Interceptor.

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By in France,

I really like those two Tie fighters, even if the first one appears to have so many apparent studs, in this era when more and more sets have snot technics and smooth surfaces. The red one has an old school touch IMO, but I will get it nonetheless. And the second one too. For the rest, I guess children will really enjoy those targets play features! Epic SW battles between Good and Evil are coming!

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By in United States,

The red and black TIE looks awesome. The only blocky thing about it is that it’s made out of Lego.

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By in Germany,

Maybe it's really time for the Jedi to end. ;-)

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By in United States,

The two Resistance sets are the highlights of this wave I think. Vonreg's Tie is a little blockier than I would have liked, but it seems to mostly be because of some traditional studs showing build styles and not quite as detailed greebling & SNOT work as the last few TIE's we got. To be honest its mostly the struts connecting the wings that look blocky, the cockpit looks fine, and I can't think of a better way to do the wings without using to many more pieces. But the figures for it are pretty neat, especially with the return of a Sequel Trilogy era Leia, Kaz, and Vonreg himself. I am really curious to see how Bucket looks in higher quality photos.

Black Ace is looking sleek though. Really glad to see its one of the lower priced sets of the wave to.

The Action Battle sets are about what I expected, kind of goofy looking and more play focused rather than display focused. Not something I really want, but I can see the value in it for kids. If they end up on discount might be a great way to army build, and I hope we see that new Scout Trooper in some future releases.

I think with the addition of the previous revealed 20th Anniversary sets it will be a solid, but not spectacular wave. The things that caught my interest when the first set lists leaked were the Resistance sets to be honest, and I am just glad those turned out pretty decent. Frankly I am surprised that The Fireball or any of the other Ace fighters from Resistance aren't making an appearance this wave to.

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By in United States,

I have fond memories of sets with features like the action battle targets, including https://brickset.com/sets/6096-1/Bull-s-Attack which came up as the random set of the day recently. It's nice to see the rubber missiles again... I feel like it's been a while! I'm actually impressed at how well-integrated the targets are... they look like insignia or coats of arms (or video game hit points, amusingly), and the features look fun and creative. Very cool!

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By in Sweden,

This is probably the best definition yet of overpriced lego sets.

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By in Canada,

@LusiferSam I wasn't trying to, but BURL is just playing on the BURP idea folks introduced for that particular LEGO piece. It makes as much sense to me as anything else you'd care to abbreviate that piece to.

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By in Poland,

no ninjago at toy fair?

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By in United Kingdom,

Finally R2 type droids get a middle leg, lets hope back printing will arrive soon.

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By in United States,

I just came here to see all of the AFOL’s complain about sets clearly meant for kids.

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By in United States,

Oh nooo, sets that are designed for kids to play with have play functions in them? The horror! *sarcasm* Big deal, if AFOLs want the sets that bad they can easily modify them to be without the targets and action features. I’m a TFOL and I’m seeing really easy ways to turn these into regular sets, possibly not even needing additional pieces. Calm down, guys.

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By in United Kingdom,

I believe those are new 4x6 wedge plate pieces on the wings of Vonreg's TIE in red and black. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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By in United States,

Echo Base Defense and Endor Assault look great, I’ll probably end up picking those up once they go on clearance.

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By in United Kingdom,

Slightly disappointed in the Action Battle sets but they are for kids so I'm not mad at Lego. Just means the value of the sets are not so high for me cos I can't use some of the pieces. Might end up scrapping the Hoth sets and using them to build some kind of custom diorama/vignette MOC. Figs look good though.

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By in United States,

I just want the Duel set, the one with Kylo Ren and Rey. Don't care for these other characters and vehicles that I don't know about.

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By in Denmark,

For those who like me had no idea what Vonreg's TIE Interceptor is, I found this:

"Vonreg's TIE Interceptor appears in the 2018 animated series "Star Wars Resistance"".

"Star Wars Resistance is an ongoing animated television series that premiered on October 7, 2018, with regular airing on Disney Channel."

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By in United States,

I have a couple of initial reactions . . . first: I like Major Vonreg's Tie Fighter. As someone who watches the animated show, RESISTANCE (with my 10 year old), that Tie Fighter is one of the neater ships that is featured in the show. For those that are saying there is too much red, it actually looks toned down to me. The Tie in the show appears even redder. I am baffled at why they chose to make the Black Ace Tie instead of the Fireball, as it is the main hero's ship. Or even doing Torra Doza's ship instead since she is a much more featured character than Griff Halloran (he barely even has any speaking parts). I am happy to see Bucket get a minifig!

Also--I had a similar reaction to the shooter playsets as many AFOL's . . . they are not for me. But I can totally see my 10 year old loving them . . . so mission accomplished Lego :)

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By in United States,

Just saw they updated the pictures with higher res shots... Vonreg's TIE looks better in these newer photos, and I am very impressed with how Bucket is made. The use of the inverted handle piece for the Astromech's third Lego is a nice technique.

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By in United States,

i'm sorry but this might be the worst year for lego sw i've ever seen

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By in United States,

@judgeguy
New but not first appearance. They’re in the largest overwatch set already.

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By in United Kingdom,

Not read all 57 comments but even if someone has said it great starkiller and Hoth (AT-AT) shame about the targets but Kids can play adults can modify. AT-AT is the highlight for me..... shame its £60. Maybe they should offer Adult versions with no targets or shooters for £50

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By in Poland,

What with City and Creator sets. Are they not gonna show them?

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By in United States,

Can't say I like any of them. Lego Star Wars seems to be a bit subpar recently.

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By in United States,

Lol the action battles remind me of the old Technic Competition sets except worse. The AT-AT looks like it can't move its legs. Also they give us 2 different TIE interceptors but neither is a regular one. Lego seems to have taken the feedback from Assault on Hoth and given us a shield generator with 4 ridges but now it's smaller and we get an even more obnoxious blow-up feature! They completely @#$*ed up the Scout Trooper and why do the Snowtroopers have dark tan hands? The only other set, Starkiller Base, looks like Lego stole somebody's MOC vingette and are selling it as an official set.

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By in United States,

Lego has a clear strategy this year, design sets that are smaller and more fun. This makes sense because you can’t go bigger and more detailed forever. If they box themselves in to highly detailed “scale” sets costing $70-$300 they start to miss an entire market. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Ninjago Cities and UCS Slave I’s, but they can do both. A reset was necessary.

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By in United States,

Guys, the sets are for KIDS not ADULTS!!! If you don't like them, THEN DON'T BUY THEM!!!!!

Anyways I like those action battle sets, the look like a lot of fun.

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By in United Kingdom,

Vonreg minifig looks great! Like Bucket too.
Nice 20th year packaging.

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By in United States,

On the Resistance sets: Black Ace is a really weird choice. Also, Vonreg’s TIE is an Interceptor; Black Ace looks like more of an Ugly made from Interceptor parts.

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By in Norway,

At least the generator has 4 segments now. (75098)

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By in United States,

How about a normal Tie Interceptor please?

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By in United States,

i still kind of like the action battle sets but they're so small for how much they cost...

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By in United States,

@Norikins take a close look at this video clip from the assault on Echo Base - snowtroopers do indeed have tan gloves under their white body armor so this change is another adjustment to try and improve the accuracy of the minifig rendition. You can see a good close up towards the end of the clip at time index 3:13.

The Rebels Retreat Echo Base [1080p]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shl31rC-aYg

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By in Australia,

Wow. These are really bad. Even the Minifigures are crap. Guess I’m not the target audience here though.

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By in United States,

Man. I like the idea of the Almost board-gaming aspects of the SW Play elements...but since I missed out on the last big echo base set I was hoping for a Minifigures scale one...

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By in Canada,

I guess it's all up to Harry Potter now.....

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By in United States,

So, two questions:

1) Is MicroFighters done? Because it's weird they decided to give us four more sets in January.

2) Where's the Advent Calendar???

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By in United States,

I will only get Endor Assault, Echo Base Defense, and the two resistance sets

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By in Australia,

Really like the Action Battle concept and the Starkiller Base looks fine enough (perfect size) but this wave doesn't really grab me.

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By in United States,

When I first saw such promising set names as Echo Base and Shield Generator I was immediately excited. I thought I'd finally have a chance to add to my own Echo Base MOC w/much needed items such as the large hanger door, shield generator, and maybe even an ion cannon (you know, a round one, w/a whole back). I'd missed out on the wonderful 7666-1 and 75095 Assault on Hoth was an assault on the senses, mostly the common type. I thought TLG finally got the memo's from all of us who had wanted some of the parts of 75098 but in more affordable, less everything and the kitchen sink, kind of sets. Now I see that what we're getting is perfect!.... for Microfigures. Seriously guys? Ugh. Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter is pretty cool though, and if it drops down to an appropriate 50.00 US price I may pick it up. It's probably a good thing I find these so dissapointing, there's already way to many sets on my Wanted List and many more great ones coming soon!

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By in United States,

I’m stoked for another set with General Leia, she will be easier and less expensive to obtain now by herself. I like the Starkiller Base battle set, it looks cool as a display stand, but unless they are exclusive figs that’s gonna be pretty easy to build from own stash.

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By in United States,

The first few Battle Sets seemed fine enough, considering it was a play feature, but then I got the Echo Base one... Yeesh! They went a bit overboard don't ya think?

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By in Australia,

People! The action attack sets are for kids not for ADULTS!!!!!
You don’t need every set that comes out!

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By in Australia,

13 years since we got a TIE Interceptor, waaaaaaay overdue for an update, and then they give us TWO in the same wave, but neither are actually the TIE Interceptor we need. Way to be a jerk, LEGO.

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By in Germany,

Tie fighter are nice, always — but will wait for at least 30% off. The shooters are really fun, these have always been the best shooters Lego made! But I can’t believe how far Lego is from any reality - 30€ for a kids playing sets with 2 shooters and two minifigs... — ridiculous — 15€ would be appropriate.
I have been a real LEGO fan, spend a lot of money, but at this point I figure out other building blocks, too. No wonder that more more (former purist) AFOLs look over the ocean....

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By in Netherlands,

I like these sets, but for them to really appeal to a broader audience they should have added traditional blasters, the same goes for Battle Packs and the stud shooters.

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By in United Kingdom,

Kid me would have loved those Action Battle sets, same as how I loved knocking masks of the original Bionicle sets. A little sad I may have grown out of that but hey, it's lego, I can alway take the targets off

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By in United Kingdom,

The action battle sets look like they have great playability, not sets for me personally but the target market will love them! The 20th anniversary packaging looks awesome, has such a classic LEGO Star Wars feel to it.

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By in Ireland,

I like kylo/rey fight scene ,as a kid the dangerous mind your eye sets would have been great as a parent the price sucks

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By in United States,

I love the 5 anniversary sets and I'm happy that they turned out the Starkiller Base fight with the two main characters of the new trilogy together. But the rest of these don't really impress me. The TIE looks blocky and like a slight regression from more recent TIEs. And I am certainly not feeling these action battle sets. All we asked for was a 501st battle pack...

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By in United States,

I remember when me and my brother used to set up sets and minifigures and take turns trying to shoot each other's minifigures with nerf guns, which reminds me a lot of these sets. I'm personally extremely disappointed, as I was really excited for "normal sets" when I saw the names for these earlier. However, I can't really complain either. Lego's trying something new and I think it will actually prove popular for kids. But given this is a site of mostly adults, the overall disappointment is understandable.

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By in United States,

I'm disappointed. I know these are meant for younger kids but I think those target practice sets are stupid, pathetic wastes. I got exited when I heard about Hoth and Endor but NOOOO lego had to mess them up. and what's with slave one? AGAIN?? WHY????? why not jango's????? I'm kinda mad at lego but oh well... I don want the red tie interceptor though. I guess I'm turning to Ninjago.

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By in United States,

When will we get Jango's slave 1? It's been 17 years!!!

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By in United States,

Also, I really wish the 20th anniversary sets didn't include spring loaded shooters.

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By in United States,

Ok third comment in a row, sorry

BUT
Where is our TIE Bomber???

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