Trailer Brickdown: The Rise of Skywalker

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Star Wars Celebration is currently taking place in Chicago and the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker has arrived!

Trailers for previous Star Wars films have given some impression of which vehicles and locations will appear prominently. On that basis, we can probably make some suggestions regarding how this teaser trailer might relate to the upcoming range of LEGO products.

You can find the trailer and our analysis pertaining to potential LEGO sets after the break...


Vehicles are definitely the most popular subject for LEGO Star Wars models but this trailer exhibits relatively few new craft. Kylo Ren's distinctive TIE Fighter is the most prominent vehicle in the teaser trailer and I can imagine this moment from the film being particularly memorable, although 75179 Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter was only released a couple of years ago and it seems unlikely that would return so quickly.

On the other hand, there are some notable differences between this TIE-series vehicle and the TIE Silencer that appeared in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The spherical cockpit shape looks more similar to traditional TIE Fighters and the solar array panels have been updated as well, now featuring lighter colours than the original TIE Silencer.

RZ-2 A-wing Starfighters were introduced during Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they appear on two occasions here, indicating that they might play a prominent role. 75175 A-wing Starfighter was only released in 2017 but I think the RZ-2 variant is sufficiently distinctive that a new model could prove interesting, especially if this underappreciated vehicle does occupy a significant position within the movie.

Furthermore, the panel for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker also introduced a new droid, known as Dio. This character only appears briefly on a couple of occasions during the trailer but I expect a LEGO rendition will emerge, presumably at minifigure scale or perhaps even larger! Dio is fairly small so I can envisage LEGO producing a life-size version to match 75230 Porg or a slightly smaller model that would accompany 75187 BB-8.

75105 Millennium Falcon was released in 2015 and became exceptionally popular, taking inspiration from its design in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. 75212 Kessel Run Millennium Falcon followed last year but that set will probably be approaching retirement towards the end of 2019 and may be replaced by another model based upon Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Of course, such a set would presumably include a Lando Calrissian minifigure!

Only one vehicle from the trailer appears entirely new. This skiff carries Finn, Poe and C-3PO and bears some resemblance to Jabba the Hutt's vehicles from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, including two steering vanes towards the rear. Nevertheless, LEGO frequently produces sets which are based upon chase scenes and I think we might see a LEGO rendition of this craft.

The final moments of the trailer seemingly provide little inspiration for official LEGO sets but certainly raise some interesting questions. This shot exhibits wreckage from a Death Star and features the unmistakable cackle of Emperor Palpatine, suggesting that he might return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker!


Did you enjoy the teaser trailer and do you have any suggestions regarding what subjects might become future LEGO sets? Let us know in the comments.

67 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Cool can’t wait to see the rise of Skywalker

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By in United States,

I hope we will finally get a first order interceptor. I thought I saw a desert skiff? Might just be high hopes, but I hope we get that as a set too.

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By in United States,

Watched the trailer on the live stream, looks epic! Can't wait for the new sets in the future!

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By in United States,

I just want to know what's in the Advent Calendar!

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By in United States,

Creepy emperor laugh. Must be good.

But seriously, how is the Death Star sitting there? They were both vaporized.

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By in United States,

Can we get a playset based off of the remains of the deathstar seen at the end of the trailer?

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By in United States,

Wow! That looks........STUPID!!!

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By in Germany,

I aint feelin it chief.

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By in Canada,

LANDO!

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By in United States,

Star Wars overload and burnout

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By in United States,

Waiting for the reveal of the new lego tantive iv this afternoon

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By in Canada,

hit me! hit me! i said hit me!

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By in Canada,

^whap

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By in United States,

The older I get and the more SW movies that are released, the less excited I get. I think Endgame will crush it at the box office.

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By in United States,

CAN'T WAIT

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By in United States,

Oh people, stop being such sowerpusses!

Death Star Ruins playset... please!

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By in Israel,

Feels pretty cheap to me...
If nobody is ever really gone, then why fight at all? Everyone gets eternal lives, no reason to be in conflict.
If jedi can return, why didn't all the jedi that fallen in order 66 didn't cause trouble to the empire all those years?

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By in United States,

The Rise of (Anakin) Skywalker?

Who is laughing at the end? Luke? He sounds like the Joker. (Which would be cool as Mark Hamill does the voice.

Otherwise the trailer was 'meh'.

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By in United States,

A gentrified Lando minifigure will complete my collection. That's really my only Lego takeaway from this trailer.

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By in United States,

I think it was Emperor Palpatine at the end of the trailer. I hope he’s in the movie, it’s been a while since we got him as a mini figure.

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By in United States,

Genuinely curious: Why do the Star Wars "fans" come here to complain?
The rest of us (you know, Star Wars fans) really love this stuff. You "fans" could go and find stuff you like (presuming there *is* stuff you guys like), and engage in productive communication in those communities. But instead you "fans" sit here and spew vitriol and hate. Other than a cursory thought of "oh there's another whiner," this drivel doesn't affect my life in any way. My guess is the drivel from the "fans" doesn't bother any Star Wars fan to any real extent. But it can't be a fulfilling life for you "fans."
Again, just genuinely curious.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ So to be a star wars fan you have to like everything that gets made?

I dont have an opinion on the film yet because I have not seen it :)

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By in Canada,

I like the trailer and I've been liking Star Wars movies for 40 years, even the slower ones, so that is going to continue. I'm looking forward to the movie and the sets, and it looks like we're going to need more sand base plates.

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By in Germany,

I never was more unexcited to see a star wars film.

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By in United States,

Backbiter222, Palpatine is in the 2017 set 75183: Darth Vader Transformation. It's currently $15 in the USA at Walmart.

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By in United States,

Billy Dee! Billy Dee!

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By in Bosnia And Herzegovina,

It looks awasome!!!
Best part of the trailer is Kylo Ren with the lightsaber.
Not that keen on the title but I guess it will grow on me

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By in United States,

The only thing I'm interested in here is the return of Lando. Otherwise, bleh. I mean, come on, Palpatine returning?? Whatever happened to Snoke being the biggest baddie the galaxy has ever seen? Is Disney really just gonna kill him off and say "Yeah, whatever. He was nobody"!?!?

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By in United States,

I mean what happened to Snoke? Will they just play that off as "oooh he was just Palpatine the whole time! Spooooky!"

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By in New Zealand,

"No-one's ever really gone."
*evil cackle*

Curses. The Trade Federation is back...

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By in United States,

A-
WINGS
A-
WINGS
A-
WINGS

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By in United States,

^ YES*
YES*
YES!*

*UCS, please--come on, let us finish our alphabet collection already!

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By in United States,

You were expecting a new droid, but it was me, Dio

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By in United States,

The TIE Fighter in the trailer reminds me of 75240-1: Major Vonreg's TIE Fighter, with its red color scheme and traditionally round shape for the cockpit.

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By in United Kingdom,

Disney: The past is dead. Kill it if you have to. (The line goes something like that)
Also Disney: Look at all these people from the Eighties!

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By in United Kingdom,

@1947andallthat Its more like -
Rian Johnson: Let the past die. Kill it if you have to
J.J. Abrams: No-one's ever really gone ;p

@HappyLEGOfan Ben Kenobi comes back in literally the very first Star Wars film. Its not anything new.

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By in United States,

I'm so excited for this one! it looks amazing!
...except for Billy Dee Williams

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By in United States,

@SMC "fan" means fanatic; one definition of fanatic is: a person exhibiting excessive enthusiasm and intense uncritical devotion.

So yeah, you gotta like everything Star Wars to be considered a true Star Wars "fan".

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By in United States,

Speechless!

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By in United Kingdom,

HAHAHAHAHAH
That’s the wrong laugh isn’t it..?

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By in Australia,

I want a new Venator but would prefer for it to be a Clone Wars or Revenge of the Sith set.

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By in Australia,

Can't wait for the film.

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By in Netherlands,

No way I will buy a ticket to go watch this film at the cinema!

This trailer is completely underwhelming, contains no eye candy what so ever. No cool spaceships, no new interesting worlds, and NO! I don't care for Mary Sue and the rest of the two-dimensional cardboard characters either.

This entire Disney sequel trilogy is just horrible. Ridiculous retconning, abysmal story writing. Not worthy of the name Star Wars, IMO.

It is an utter disgrace to George Lucas and everyone else involved in SW who helped create, and establish the original canon back in the days prior to Disney, as well as an insult to hundreds of millions of fans of the OT. Other than the brilliant R1, all Disney as done so far is ruin SW with every new cinematic release that followed.

I wish TLG the best of luck and success developing interesting Lego sets based on a piss poor continuation and brutal rape of a once beautiful and fantastic story set A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away. Fortunately TLG can always make more OT, PT, Clone Wars, Rebels, R1, Solo sets that SW & Lego fans may still enjoy who do not care for the ST.

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By in United States,

Wow.... the trailer was really good!!

But reading some of these comments makes me wonder... I understand people are entitled to their own opinions but at this point if you don’t like something don’t watch it in the first place. I know something like Star Wars has been around for a long time and people of all ages love it, but in reality it’s just a bunch of movies meant to entertain people, and NOT to make everyone happy (as well as to sell products). Movies should never be a way of life. I love that Disney is trying to push the boundaries of what makes Star Wars, well, Star Wars.

I look forward to the ride that this movie will take me on and I’m excited for what LEGO will offer us. To each their own though.

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By in United States,

If we Are bringing back the past...where's out Jar Jar??

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By in United States,

Seth, Jar Jar in Disney canon is actually a homeless clown because people still blame him for the fall of the Jedi. He begs for money on the streets. I kid you not, it's in a book.

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By in United States,

IN-CRED-I-BLE!!! If the movie is half as good as the trailer, it will be a fitting end to the saga. I love that Lego has already released the Spaceballs version of the Death Star ruins.

Declaring my allegiances:
#LovedLastJedi(exceptflyingLeia)
#JarJarmustdie
#EwoksareAwesome
#Itsallaboutthesoundtrack

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By in Singapore,

Reserving judgement until I see the movie. I won't pay to see it though, going to wait for the pirated version to appear online like I did for the Last Jedi. I would've lost some money had my siblings not watched the pirated version first and warned me about TLJ. Just to be clear, my siblings are not Star Wars fans at all, so I know they were not biased with their criticisms.

One thing's for sure, this teaser brings back more nostalgia than TLJ teaser did, something I have not felt since the Force Awakens teaser. Time will tell if the Rise of Skywalker can stand on its own merit (and bring balance to the force).

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By in United Kingdom,

Rey will be revealed to be a Sith spy. Kylo is the Skywalker who will 'rise.'

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By in United Kingdom,

Actually, in all seriousness, there's every chance that all these "people from the Eighties" could make this a very cool movie.

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By in United Kingdom,

Lando Calrissian! Dio! THE DEATH STAR! THE EMPEROR!!! HOLY!! CRAB APPLE'S!!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

I dunno, I think this trailer - movie name excluded - looks more appealing than the first ones for TFA or TLJ did. I can't say I'm super excited or anything, I kind of left that boat back at the turn of the decade (and the classic Legends EU owns the SW part of my heart anyway), but it looks to me like it has more potential than either of its immediate predecessors.

Personally, I think this trilogy's biggest failing is that there was no forethought given to the overall story, each director seems to have simply run in the direction that he wanted to. And they happened to be absolute opposite directions, which hurt the credibility of *both* movies.

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By in United States,

If being a Star Wars fan requires liking every film put out, then as LEGO fans, we must all love Galidor sets.

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By in United States,

Palpatine laughing at the end gave me goosebumps and you gotta love an old fat Lando

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By in Puerto Rico,

I won't get my hopes upafter Last Jedi (that is how I enjoyed Solo more) but I am.intrigued (Jedi Fallen Order trailer is also out). What if Palps was never the one to die on Endor (my brother made me think really hard)......

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By in United States,

@teenage lego fan, the Death Star was blown up not “vaporized” as you claim. You should really look these things up before making comments. Even Battlefront 2 allows you to fly through the wreckage of the Death Star.
@ all of the haters, if you can form a thorough opinion of a movie based on less that 120 sec of film footage, then you must have some sort of incredible clairvoyance abilities. Or maybe your just part of a group that finds satisfaction in being negative about everything because you feel it makes you “edgy” and “cool.
Personally I think that it will interesting to see how
JJ Abrams is able to save the dumpster fire that Rian Johnson created.

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By in United States,

SO EXCITED

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By in United Kingdom,

UCS A-Wing is long overdue.

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By in United States,

I am a huge Star Wars fan. While I very much did not enjoy TLJ (and it seems the majority of fans disliked it as well, though I am happy for those who did), this trailer looked decent enough. Not a masterpiece, but good. (Hopefully the actual movie will blow it away.) Really like that shot of Kylo leading the troops—getting real Clone Wars vibes here! There'd better be more of that. Not particularly sure how many sets are confirmed from it apart from the interceptor, but still.

Also, for those who are upset about "SW fans being haters," Star Wars fans complain about products (Last Jedi *cough*) BECAUSE they love the universe so much. It's not "hating" to be unsatisfied with a movie anymore than it's "hating" to dislike a specific LEGO set or wave. The reason we complain is because we care. If we think that a movie is bad (Last Jedi *cough*), we tell them that it is bad, so hopefully in the future we will get good ones (like Rogue One). And it seems to be working—#clonewarssaved #themandalorian #jedifallenorder

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By in United Kingdom,

Looking forward to these TROS sets. Also looking forward to getting used to that acronym.

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By in New Zealand,

Looking forward to the movie and more lego sets. Trailers aren't always the best indicators though. This trailer though did put a smile on my face seeing Billy Dee back as Lando. Also got a little bit excited bout what looked like a imp 1 star destroyer. O and near the end it looks like the new crew are all on a mission together which hasn't happened as of yet.

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By in United States,

The Rise of Mary Sue. The only thing that could get me to watch this raping of the greatest science fiction brand of all time is if K-Kathleen Kennedy and Jar Jar Abrams did cameos in the film and their characters got brutally murdered and that's about where I'd walk out of the theater, utterly satisfied. As far as I'm concerned those two clowns and their fan hating, freedom hating SJW minions haven't made any Star Wars movies. I'm still waiting for a legitimate Episode 7 to be released.

edit: Almost forgot! If we could also have Rian Johnson in there, maybe playing the character murdering the characters played by KKKennedy and Jar Jar Abrams and then realizing his evil stupidity of having gone full SJWtard all these years and finally coming to the conclusion that the only way to make it right is to program all the Empire's ships to light speed simultaneously into the now robot v-jay-jay Millennium Falcon and end it all in an epic metaphorical Empirical decolonization of space and time and sci/fi by the SJW bloc, well then that would be just swell...

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By in United States,

Disney are experts in fan service. Star Wars used to be run by an expert in visionary story telling. I miss what Star Wars used to be.

I was one of the few OT fans that liked the prequels though. Everyone has a different perception of what Star Wars is supposed to be at this point and that is probably a good thing. Honestly, the OT is probably the only thing we can all agree on (for the most part).

Regardless of whether or not this film makes any sense I will be glad when it is over. As a longtime fan it has been quite painful.

That said I really do hope it satisfies most fans...if that is even possible at this point :)

I am glad Lego has continued to make sets from the first six films throughout.

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By in United States,

Calling it now. We’re gonna get an Emperor Palpatine Force Ghost figure.

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By in United States,

"No-one's ever really gone."
*evil cackle*

"Meesa back! For muey muey adventures"

Star Wars: The Rise of Jar Jar. Okey-dokey!

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By in United Kingdom,

@andygott
100% couldn't agree less. There's more than enough star wars fan sites

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By in United States,

My thoughts take 2... Allow a dislike button for the article and you'll see what the true sentiment is towards this film amongst actual Star Wars fans. So glad Lego has kept up design and production on episodes 1-6 sets. Cheers!

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