Now that the first batch of new LEGO sets have been released, we’re turning our attention to what to expect from later on in the year. 2021 is set to be one of our most significant years. LEGO Star Wars in recent memory, and now we’re getting wind of some of the upcoming kits due out this summer and beyond. Starting with the upcoming UCS Republic Gunship, the year’s new LEGO kits will culminate in what will likely be one of the largest builds ever assembled. Below is all we know so far about LEGO Summer 2021 Star Wars.
LEGO has divided its initial winter wave into two separate collections in 2021. This is to allow for a mix of its offerings. We have already discussed all the new models launched in January. But, another batch of models will be available starting March 1. In the Star Wars realm, that’ll stack up to a downsized Imperial Shuttle, as well as a Hoth microfighter packetUse a Tauntan AT-AT.
But where the more exciting news comes from are the rumors of what to expect from LEGO’s summer Star Wars wave. Details have emerged noting that we’ll be seeing nine new creations rolled out over the summer months and into the fall, culminating in one of the largest LEGO Star Wars sets to date.
This could change because LEGO is known to adjust delay kits prices or cancel them. However, early reports suggest that this will indeed be the Star Wars lineup for this summer. Regardless, let’s break down what’s potentially on the way.
This year will be unique for the LEGO Star Wars theme in that we’ll most likely be getting three different UCS-style creations. All three will enter into its 18+ lineup, but there’s no telling what branding LEGO will adopt here. Historically, we’ve only gotten a single UCS kit each year, with it alternating between spring and fall releases each year. Last year saw the A-Wing debut on May the 4th, so it’s likely this year’s won’t launch until the around November. But that’s if there’s only a single one.
We know that LEGO is developing a UCS Republic Gunship. This was announced almost a year ago. But what’s new here is that instead of entering at the usual $200 price tag we see for these creations, LEGO is stepping up to the $350Price point. Part count and the included figures are up in the air, but we’ll likely see more details emerge on this in the coming months ahead of an April announcement.
The spring has also been giving Star Wars fans a new buildable character, and this year’s looks to be a remake of the UCS R2-D2 from several years back. This time around, expect a much more modern design that the predecessor and much of the same attention to detail we’ve seen from other sets that are geared towards adults, as well as a bundled display plaque.
On top of that, it’s looking like the fall will see the launch of an even larger build than the UCS Gunship that clocks in at an impressive$800 Price tag. There is a good chance that this will be an upgraded Death Star. LEGO has sold every LEGO model since its release and retired the older model at 2020. Although we don’t know the parts list, early reports suggest that the Death Star version will be larger than the Millennium Falcon.
These are all the Star Wars kits that we know about, and will be available to purchase in the 2021.
When can we expect an official announcement
First things first, it’s likely that there won’t be a single announcement here, as we’ll see LEGO release these Star Wars kits in multiple waves starting ahead of summer and throughout the rest of 2021. LEGO usually releases its summer line up in May. Official details are released in April.
Last year, the May the Fourth was accompanied by a wave of helmets that could be built.UCS set. This is likely to be true for many of these rumored creations. What about the UCS Death Star? Expect to see it be this year’s Black Friday set. I know it’s a long ways away, but given how LEGO handled the Colosseum, it’s likely that a similar rollout and all of the same fanfare will be applied here to bring in shoppers during the future holiday shopping season.
LEGO rumors like these have been confirmed more often lately than ever. However, despite how reports look right now, none of these kits is certain. These kits are a good indicator of what to expect. LEGO Star Wars’ summer theme in 2021 and beyond.
While I’ve been enjoying the downsized X-Wing and TIE Fighter builds that LEGO released to start the year, the selection right now is definitely a bit underwhelming. It seems like this will be filled in the second half. This makes it hard not to be excited.