Lego Reveals Two New Star Wars Sets, Coming Next Year

By Kim Snaith on at

There are two new and shiny Lego Star Wars sets for us to look forward to, but we've got a while to wait for them. They're making their debut at San Diego Comic Con later this month, but us regular plebs won't be able to buy them until January 1st, 2020. That sounds like the distant future but it is in fact only six months.

The sets are both fairly small, so there's nothing Death Star or Millennium Falcon-sized that we need to start saving up for (not yet, at least). The first set is a 200-piece recreation of Obi-Wan's Hut. There's not much to it (to be expected in a set of that size, of course), but comes with four pretty nice minifigures: Obi-Wan himself, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2 and a Tusken Raider. It'll be $30 in the US; a UK price hasn't been released yet, but somewhere around £25 seems like a safe bet.

The second set will look awfully familiar to you if you've been buying Lego Star Wars sets for a while. It's Luke Skywalker's Landspeeder – and this release will be the fourth time we've seen it. First was way back in 1999 as one of the first Lego Star Wars sets. Second was in 2010, and then again in 2017 – a set that was only discontinued this January. The new release looks very similar to the most recent one, so needless to say it likely won't be an instant purchase if you already have any of the others. The new  Landspeeder has 236 pieces whereas 2017's had 150, so it at least packs in a little more detail. It comes with three minifigures: C-3PO, Luke Skywalker and a Jawa. This set will also be $30 in the US, so likely around £25 over here.

Both sets will be available to purchase in January 2020. It's a little disappointing to see another Landspeeder so soon after the last, especially considering the sheer breadth of the Star Wars universe. Surely there's plenty of new opportunities out there, Lego? Still, if you really wanted Luke's Landspeeder but for some reason missed it before it was discontinued, at least now you'll get another opportunity.