Star Wars fans will not need to travel to a galaxy far, far away to get a close look at the newest LEGO playsets based in the film universe, although it depends on how far one considers San Diego Comic Con of 2019 to be for them.
With a blast from the past, both sets will be based on the 1977 Episode IV: A New Hope. The first set is titled Obi-Wan’s Hut, which is a small setting that gives us a glimpse at where the Jedi Master spent his days while watching over a certain young Skywalker. At 200 pieces, the set can fit nicely in among any collector’s other sets and includes an R2-D2 and Tusken Raider Minifig.
The next set is titled Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder, which is modeled after the same well-used speeder that zipped around Tatooine. At 236 pieces, this set also includes a Luke and C-3PO Minifig. Oddly enough, this set also comes with a single Jawa and its cave, which looks like the corner of a small abode.
Although only these two small sets have been announced for San Diego Comic Con, we are curious about what else might be revealed. It seems rather odd to present two sets that are, in relative terms, tiny compared to some of the other sets that exist.
Of course, it may simply be that all the major set pieces from the film have already been released and anything announced would need to be pretty major to be worth a purchase for fans. For example, the Sandcrawler (Model 75059) comes in at a whopping 3,296 pieces and looks outstanding, with little that could be improved upon.
On the other hand, something like the Mos Eisley Cantina (Model 75205) was criticized at launch for being both too small and basic, hardly representative of the iconic scene where our Jedi and farm boy meet a certain pair of smugglers for the first time. This set more closely resembles Polly Pocket from the 90s than it does a proper LEGO set, and a revamp could allow for a bar in the center, musicians to the side, and then the rest of the tables and area where the characters could interact.
Then again, there are already so many outstanding LEGO sets based upon all episodes in the Star Wars universe that perhaps these two sets are truly enough. We will know soon enough when San Diego Comic Con 2019 arrives to dazzle us all.
San Diego Comic Con will be taking place from July 18th to 21st.