*This post will be updated regularly as we hear of new leaks, rumors, and confirmed release information about new and upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets for 2023. Check back often for updates.
*UPDATE – UCS Venator leak? The Ghost & Ahsoka’s T-6 Shuttle? Coruscant Guard Republic Gunship!? See below for the latest.
*UPDATE – The Ghost can now be pre-ordered from LEGO.com and Amazon! (Ships Sept 1)
2023 Upcoming New LEGO Star Wars Sets
Leaks of 30 new LEGO Star Wars sets for 2023 have been revealed! Some of these rumors are more or less set in stone (hello UCS Venator and Yavin IV Base!), while some are yet to be determined.
All set numbers and known prices are listed below for the 3 main launch waves planned this year (JANUARY, SPRING, and SUMMER), followed by more details further down the page including rumors, leaked images, and info for sets that have already launched throughout the year:
2023 January Wave LEGO Star Wars Sets Launched!
The first 4 LEGO Star Wars sets for 2023 officially launched on Jan 1st and are available for order:
- 75345 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack: $19.99 / 119 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75347 TIE Bomber: $64.99 / 625 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75344 Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter: $9.99 / 85 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 40615 Tusken Raider BrickHeadz: $9.99 (LEGO.com)
2023 Spring Wave LEGO Star Wars Sets Launched!
All 10 LEGO Star Wars sets scheduled for Spring 2023 have now officially launched and are available for order:
March 2023 Releases:
- 75349 Captain Rex Helmet: $69.99 / 854 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75350 Clone Commander Cody Helmet: $69.99 / 766 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75351 Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet: $69.99 / 670 pieces (LEGO.com)
May 2023 Releases:
- 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer: $69.99 / 630 pieces (LEGO.com)
- 75346 Pirate Snub-fighter: $34.99 / 285 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75348 Mandalorian Fang Fighter vs. TIE Interceptor: $99.99 / 957 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75352 Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama: $99.99 / 807 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75353 Endor Speeder Chase Diorama: $79.99 / 608 pieces (LEGO.com / Amazon)
- 75355 UCS Luke’s X-Wing Starfighter: $239.99 / 1,949 pieces (LEGO.com)
- 40591 May the 4th Promo (free gift with purchase): Mini Death Star II – 289 pieces / no minifigures (eBay link)
- 40623 Endor Brickheadz Pack (Includes Luke in Jedi Robes, Endor Leia, Lando, R2-D2, and an Ewok – Wicket): $39.99 / 549 pieces (LEGO.com)
(More details on all these further down the page after the Summer Wave section)
Here’s what we think we know for the rest of 2023:
2023 Summer Wave LEGO Star Wars Leaks and Rumors:
The 16 summer/fall wave sets are slowly coming together as we piece together final rumors and leaked images. We do have confirmed information on most set numbers, price points, and piece counts for most sets so far (including Mandalorian Season 3 sets, Yavin IV, a Coruscant Guard Republic Gunship, and more).
Other sets include a massive UCS set (The Venator!), Ashoka sets (The Ghost! – Pre-orders just opened up on LEGO.com and Amazon!), and a trio of Star Wars Mechs. Disney has announced a new animated show geared towards kids called Young Jedi Adventures, so we’re getting one set from this show as well.
Here’s what we know so far:
- 75358 Tenoo Jedi Temple – 4+ Young Jedi Adventures Juniors set: $39.99 / 124 pieces (View on LEGO.com) – July 1
- 75359 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack with Republic Swamp Speeder: $19.99 / 108 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75360 Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter: $34.99 / 253 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75361 Spider Tank from The Mandalorian Season 3: $49.99 / 526 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75363 The Mandalorian N-1 Starfighter Microfighter: $15.99 / 88 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75365 Finally! Yavin 4 Rebel Base: $169.99 / 1,066 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75368 Darth Vader Mech: $15.99 / 139 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75369 Boba Fett Mech: $15.99 / 155 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75370 Stormtrooper Mech: $15.99 / 138 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Aug 1
- 75366 Star Wars Christmas Advent Calendar: $44.99 / 320 pieces (View early on LEGO.com) – Sept 1
- 75357 Ghost & Phantom II: $159.99 / 1,394 pieces (Pre-order on LEGO.com and Amazon early!) – ships Sept 1
- 75371 Buildable Chewbacca: $199.99 / 2,319 pieces (Pre-order on LEGO.com and Amazon early!) – ships Sept 1
- 75354 $139.99 / 1,083 pieces (Coruscant Guard Republic Gunship) – Sept 1
- 75362 Ahsoka Tano’s T-6 Jedi Shuttle: $79.99 / 601 pieces (Pre-order on LEGO.com and Amazon early!) – ships Sept 1
- 75364 New Republic E-Wing vs. Shin Hati’s Starfighter: $109.99 / 1,056 pieces (Pre-order on LEGO.com and Amazon early!) – ships Sept 1
- 75367 $649.99 (!!) / 5,374 pieces (UCS Venator) – Oct 1
Latest news is pointing towards most of these sets launching as expected on August 1st, followed by some of the more expensive sets not hitting shelves until September 1st, with the massive 5,374 piece UCS Venator set launching on Oct 1st.
75357 Ghost & Phantom II from ‘Ahsoka’
The rumors were correct! We now have official images of the new 75357 Ghost & Phantom II set releasing this fall.
*Update: Pre-orders are now live on LEGO.com and Amazon! >>
First impressions from the photos – this set is practically perfect. Very very excited to get my hands on this one. The slightly downscaled version of the Phantom II is a fantastic addition, and the docking feature looks solid. I’m excited to see that the Ghost even has a small playable interior, accessible by removing the roof.
For fans who haven’t seen the animated show, the Ghost is originally from the Rebels TV show from 2014, and will also be a feature in the upcoming Ahsoka show hitting Disney+ this fall.
Minifigures will include Hera Syndulla, her son Jacen, Chopper the Astromech droid, and two new characters who will be making their debuts in the new Ahsoka show – a Mon Calamari named Lieutenant Beyta and also First Officer Hawkins. Unfortunately no Grand Admiral Thrawn figure, which to me is one of the only negative things to say about this set.
The Ghost is reported to retail for $159.99 and should include 1,394 pieces, which makes it one of the biggest sets launching this year. Expect the Ghost to launch on Sept 1st alongside the Ahsoka’s T-6 shuttle and one other unknown Ahsoka set. View more details and pictures about the upcoming Ghost set here.
Might be time to rewatch Rebels in celebration!
75362 Ahsoka Tano’s T-6 Jedi Shuttle
The last time we got a T-6 Jedi Shuttle was back in 2011, so I’m very excited about the this new model launching alongside the Ahsoka Disney+ show.
*Update: Pre-orders are now live on LEGO.com and Amazon! >>
Ahsoka’s shuttle looks fantastic, coming in at $79.99 with 601 pieces. Although the price point was $10 more than I was anticipating, the 4 included minifigures are all absolutely superb and new for this year.
We are getting a new-for-2023 Ahsoka, wielding her dual white lightsabers (yes!!), along with Sabine Wren, Professor Huyang (in a minifigure form – cool!) and Marrok the Inquisitor with his double red lightsaber.
The build isn’t huge, but should fit in nicely with the new slightly smaller playscale sets LEGO has been releasing lately (think Boba Fett’s ship, the latest X-Wing, etc).
From the pictures, it looks like the folding wings/landing gear mechanism should function very well, and we’re also getting two storage compartments for tools and weapons.
The T-6 shuttle is set to officially launch on Sept 1st alongside the Ghost.
75354 Coruscant Guard Republic Gunship
Original rumors had set 75354 bookmarked for a Diorama set of Jabba’s Palace launching in the Spring, but latest reports are indicating that 75354 will instead be a playscale version of a Coruscant Guard Gunship!
This would make sense, and would nicely pair with last year’s hit summer wave set the AT-TE Walker (review). It’s been almost 10 years since we’ve had a playscale Gunship (not counting the UCS version from 2021), so the timing of this makes sense.
The reported minifigure lineup seems a little odd to me – rumors are indicating we will get Chancellor Palpatine with a red robe, Padme Amidala, Clone Commander Fox (yes!!), and two Coruscant shock troopers.
Expect this Coruscant Guard Gunship to look similar to the 2013 model, except with lots of dark red on the wings and body.
The Republic Gunship will most likely retail for $139.99 and contain 1,083 pieces. I’m expecting this to launch on Sept 1st.
Check back later for more updates! Excited for this one.
Yavin 4 Rebel Base (75365)
The rumors were correct, and set #75365 will indeed be the Yavin 4 Rebel Base, priced at $169.99 with 1,066 pieces. The 8+ set will include 12 minifigures as well as a Midi-scale Y-Wing and the watchtower.
View early on LEGO.com >>
While it’s not quite a full 360° open playset some were expecting, it’s a simplified front-facing version and reminds me a lot of the 2018 Darth Vader Castle (Amazon).
Images on LEGO.com show the full Yavin 4 base from multiple angles, including the ceremony room, the war room, and a spacious hanger area below with a small transport vehicle. The included midi-scale Y-Wing looks phenomenal! (And just big enough for a minifigure by the looks of it). However the tree is a little underwhelming, it looks like it’s straight out of a 4+ Junior’s set (just me?), but the watchtower above is a great feature.
Take a look:
There’s a part of me that was hoping this might be a 9+ or 10+ set that had a little more detail to satisfy adults who wanted this set more for display, but it seems Lego has opted for a more child-friendly playset with this design, as certain design elements of it do look like it’s geared towards a younger audience (the tree, the detailing on the walls, the foliage on the sides, etc).
However, I’m very excited about the generous 12 included minifigures, especially Luke and Han in their celebration outfits and medals.
Overall, I can’t wait for this one on Aug 1st and will definitely be picking one up. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Too childish looking, or good enough to display alongside other more detailed sets?
75359 – 332nd Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper Battle Pack (with Republic Swamp Speeder)
After many rumors and speculations, set 75359 is now officially on LEGO.com as “Ahsoka’s Clone Trooper 332nd Battle Pack”, and will include Captain Vaughn, three 332nd troopers from his battalion, and a small swamp speeder build.
Captain Vaughn gets his orange visor and it looks like his torso has the correct rank markings, which is a nice touch. However, in the Clone Wars show, Captain Vaughn’s helmet has a different design than the rest of the battalion, but it doesn’t look like the helmet piece is any different from these leaked photos, which is a little disappointing (especially since LEGO mentions a different helmet design in their official description. Surely they don’t just mean the visor?!) Also, is it just me or is the black “eyebrow” on the helmets a little….off?
Original rumors had this set priced at $24.99, which is ridiculous for a battle pack (even given current LEGO inflation prices), so I’m really pleased to see that it’s staying at the $19.99 price point with 108 pieces.
The swamp speeder is a smaller version of the build than the 2010 version, but it makes sense here for a “battle pack” size. Nice to have one again after 13 years.
Apart from some visual blunders for the helmets, (the unnecessary dual helmet holes again and the incorrect orange shape), I think this is a fantastic option for a 2023 Star Wars battle pack, and great for army building.
View early on LEGO.com >>
Summer Wave Mandalorian Season 3 Sets: N-1 Starfighter Microfighter and the Spider Tank
Two sets from The Mandalorian Season 3 are now officially available for pre-order for August 1st shipping: The Mandalorian N-1 Starfighter Microfighter (75363), including both Mando and Grogu, and the Spider Tank (75361), featuring an all-new Bo Katan with an improved hair piece, and FINALLY a custom molded Darksaber. I have a feeling most folks will be picking this set up entirely for the Darksaber…
Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter (75360)
The remake of Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter only 6 years later is official and can now be seen early on LEGO.com. Launch date for the $35 set with 253 pieces will be August 1st as expected.
Minifigures include Yoda and R2-D2, but unfortunately no 3rd figure which would have been nice for this price point. (Is it just me or is R2 sticking out way too high from the top…?)
(Note the 20th Anniversary Clone Wars emblem on the side of the box – nice touch).
Honestly, to me this doesn’t look too different from the 2017 version… but either way, it will be nice to have this set again on the shelves if you don’t have one. If you already own the 2017 version there’s not much reason to repurchase.
LEGO Star Wars Mechs
Images of the new trio of mechs have leaked, and the rumors were correct – this new lineup will indeed be a trio of buildable mechs featuring Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and a Stormtrooper from the original trilogy.
These will cost $15.99 each and will launch on Aug 1st.
Since there’s a lot more to say about these, I wrote a separate post about the new Star Wars mechs that goes into more detail about the builds, the designs, and the minifigures.
75367 UCS Venator? Is it real?
A leak from Promobricks on April 1st revealed that the big UCS set launching later this summer is in fact a UCS Venator! I’m still gathering verified facts on if this is true or not, and I’ll keep you updated here.
If this information is correct, the Venator will launch on Oct 1st for $649.99, and will include 5,374 pieces. Minifigures will include a young Admiral Yularen alongside a new Captain Rex, reportedly coming with an updated faceprint that includes a band-aid where his inhibitor chip was removed.
If this leak is true, LEGO are betting big on Clone Wars/Rebels showing up (with their wallets open). I was fully expecting the big $650 UCS set to be a more familiar Return of the Jedi set – either a remade Death Star II or an Ewok Village. However, this is great news for LEGO fans and collectors if LEGO is indeed venturing more into Clone Wars era sets for their more expensive UCS lineup.
75371 Buildable Chewbacca
And…. it’s official. The buildable Chewbacca can now be pre-ordered on LEGO.com or Amazon for Sept 1 shipping.
Reactions to this set are undoubtedly mixed – but it does add to the existing lineup of buildable droids/characters (R2-D2, BB-8, BD-1, and the Porg), though Chewbacca is the first humanoid character to have this large scale buildable version made. Does this mean we will see more buildable characters in the future? Time will tell.
For those interested, Chewbacca includes 2,319 pieces, stands an impressive 18 in. tall, and includes a sweet looking Wookiee bowcaster as well as a display plaque with the Chewie minifigure. If you really want this decorating your Lego display shelf, it’ll set you back $199.99.
Pre-order Chewbacca on LEGO.com >>
2023 LEGO Star Wars sets that have already launched:
2023 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack (75345)
*Update – The 2023 501st Clone Troopers Battle Pack can now be ordered on LEGO.com and Amazon!
501st fans attention! The ever-popular 501st Legion Clone Troopers set from 2020 (Amazon) is getting a sequel/expansion set! Confirmed is set 75345 for $19.99, launching on Jan 1, 2023 with 119 pieces, which will be a more traditional battle pack set perfect for army building. Minifigures will be:
- 1x 501st Officer
- 2x Heavy Troopers
- 1x 501st Specialist/Sniper
These new minifigures will have the same new helmet style (with the accessory attachment sides holes) as the 2022 AT-TE troopers came with. The leaked box image also shows a redesigned blue visor piece, which will be a huge improvement over today’s clunky and dated visor attachment piece. Other accessories will include the newly designed macro binoculars and a range finder attachment for the helmets.
I’m surprised by how good the AV-7 Anti-Vehicle Cannon build looks (especially for a battle pack set). The build looks solid and looks to have swivel and up-and-down movement ability, and even manages to incorporate a full-sized spring shooter.
However, most fans will be picking this set up purely for the minifigures and for army bulding. (If you want the accompanying 501st Legion Troopers set from 2020, better pick it up quick before it retires and is gone from shelves!)
2023 TIE Bomber (75347)
*Update – The 2023 TIE Bomber set can now be ordered on LEGO.com and Amazon!
The last time LEGO Star Wars fans got an official TIE Bomber was way back in 2003 with the almost 20 year old set 4479. Originally retailing for $30, this vintage model now goes for $200+ on eBay. There are some MOC versions that can be purchased, like this one from Brick Vault, but nothing official from LEGO in almost 2 decades.
LEGO Star Wars fans will remember that the TIE Bomber got 3rd place in the 2020 UCS fan vote, so while this new 75347 playset version for 2023 won’t be of UCS caliber or size, it will still be a very welcome addition to the overall lineup at $64.99 and featuring 625 pieces. The TIE Bomber will be the same scale as the 2021 TIE Fighter (Amazon) and will include 4 minifigures – a TIE Bomber Pilot, Darth Vader, Vice Admiral Rae Sloane from the novels (more info on her here), and a small buildable Gonk Droid.
The first thing I immediately noticed is that there’s a 40th anniversary Return of the Jedi logo on the top right. While this is cool (and suggests that this logo will appear on more of the rumored sets this year), the TIE Bomber is not actually an Episode 6 set, it’s originally from Episode 5:
That aside, the TIE Bomber itself looks fantastic, and I can’t wait to pick one up on January 1st.
Tusken Raider BrickHeadz (40615)
*Update – The 2023 Tusken Raider set can now be ordered on LEGO.com!
This 152 piece set for $9.99 is a great addition to the growing BrickHeadz family. The buildable Tusken Raider looks great, and is advertised as an Episode IV: A New Hope set, rather than a Tusken from the most recent Book of Boba Fett series.
This particular Tusken Raider comes equipped with his trusty gaffi stick, a blaster, a utility belt, and sits on top of a small black baseplate.
I love how quirky and unique these BrickHeadz always look, and can’t wait to add this one to my collection in 2023.
2023 Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter (75344)
*Update – The 2023 Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter can now be ordered on LEGO.com and Amazon!
The entire Microfighter series lacks some appreciation from the LEGO Star Wars community, but I’ve always felt these were very well designed ships for kids, and come in at a fantastic price point of $10. (And my 6 year old happens to LOVE collecting the Microfighter series).
After last year’s Mando’s Razor Crest Microfighter (Amazon) launch, many were speculating the next version would be a mini version of Boba Fett’s Slave 1 Starship following the Book of Boba Fett TV series, and that can now be confirmed as set 75344, containing 85 pieces.
This Microfighter is a decent looking build that strangely brings back the flick fire missiles from years past. While I appreciate the nostalgia, I’ve always felt these were a little harder to use (especially for kids), and they leave a gaping hole after fired that visually looks bad. I much prefer the modern stud launches.
Regardless, this looks to be a solid addition to the Microfighter lineup. The Boba Fett figure includes arm and leg printing, but LEGO still refuses to fix the mismatched helmet/body green color, which is disappointing.
Expect this mini-but-mighty fighter to launch on January 1st, 2023 for $9.99
Return of the Midi-Scale Series? Surprise Launch of the 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer:
Showing up for pre-order early on LEGO.com as a complete surprise (to me and most other Star Wars LEGO rumor sites) was the very interesting reveal of the smaller scale 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer.
Darth Vader’s Executor features a neat buildable display plaque, along with the 40th anniversary Return of the Jedi plaque. A fun feature is the two small regular Star Destroyers attached to the side, which highlights the massive scale of this Super Star Destroyer from Episode VI in comparison to the “regular” Star Destroyer size.
When displayed, this set will stand 5.5′ high and 17′ long. Unfortunately no minifigures are included with this 630 piece 18+ set.
Time will tell if this new style is a one-time build for the 40th anniversary, or if this is the first of a new series of Midi-scale display pieces. Personally, I’m hoping this is the start of a new series!
In the meantime, check it on LEGO.com – this new set officially launches on May 1st.
2023 LEGO Diorama Sets:
I’m especially excited to see that the 18+ diorama series is being continued, with 2 new sets being added to the existing series: set 75352 for $100 and set 75353 for $80. Launch date for both is May 1st, 2023.
*Update – these dioramas are now official and can now be ordered!
View Emperor’s Throne Room >> LEGO.com / Amazon
View Endor Speeder Chase >> LEGO.com / Amazon
Diorama Set: Emperor’s Throne Room (75352)
The first 2023 Diorama set is now official! $99.99 and 807 pieces provides the epic conclusion of Episode VI as Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Luke battle it out!
Unfortunately it looks like we are not getting the rumored throne room guards included with this set, as it will just feature the 3 main minifigures. Most of the figures look similar to existing versions we have already, but Luke seems to be sporting a new hairpiece.
It is a little surprising that LEGO is choosing to release another Death Star Final Duel Throne Room set, since we’ve had 2 in the past 5 years, but this Diorama version is definitely targeted for a different audience than the last 2, and nicely marks the 40th anniversary of The Return of the Jedi.
The detailing on the window and Palpatine’s chair (with purple!) looks fantastic.
The plaque at the front has Luke’s famous quote: “I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” Classic.
Even though it seems a tad over-priced, I still can’t wait to pick this set up on May 1st!
*Update – Read our full review of the throne room diorama here.
View Emperor’s Throne Room >> LEGO.com / Amazon
Diorama Set: Endor Speeder Chase (75353)
The rumors were correct, and the 2nd Diorama set is indeed the Endor Speeder Chase, complete with 2 speeder bikes nestled under 2 creative looking LEGO trees and underbrush. I have to admit, it’s slightly smaller than I was expecting, especially considering the high price of $79.99 and only 608 pieces.
While the build looks decent, unfortunately it looks like we are NOT getting a Wicket Ewok minifigure, and the set will just contain two speeder bikes with Endor Luke & Leia chasing a single Scout Trooper.
Either way, this looks like a great addition to the existing 18+ Diorama collection, and I will definitely be picking one up on May 1st, despite the high price.
Similar to the throne room set, this also comes with the expected Return of the Jedi 40th Anniversary plaque. The back of the box shows an alternate scene, posing Luke with his green lightsaber about to strike a speeder.
The quoted on the printed plaque reads: “Quick! Jam their comlinks. Center switch!”
Read our full review of the speeder chase here.
View Endor Speeder Chase >> LEGO.com / Amazon
Finally – LEGO Clone Wars Helmets for 2023!
Commander Cody & Captain Rex Helmets Now Available!
*Update – These have officially launched on March 1st and are now available to order:
Commander Cody Helmet: LEGO.com / Amazon
Captain Rex Helmet: LEGO.com / Amazon
LEGO helmet series collectors will be thrilled to hear that we are finally getting Clone Wars era buildable helmets! Confirmed helmet sets are 75349 Captain Rex and 75350 Commander Cody for $69.99 each. Images show a Phase 1 Cody helmet, which seems a little odd, especially considering the hype around the Phase 2 Commander Cody minifigure included in the 2022 AT-TE. Captain Rex’s helmet is Phase 2.
The detailing on these looks fantastic – normally I’m not a fan of LEGO using stickers, but the tally mark stickers on Rex’s helmet are too cool and look spot on. Cody’s visor and fin look just about perfect, but something looks a little off about Rex’s chin/jaw.
Regardless, I am very excited for both of these, and it’s nice to see LEGO giving the prequels some love.
Boushh Princess Leia Helmet Now Available!
*Update – The rumors were correct, and the mystery 3rd helmet #75351 is in fact Princess Leia with her Boushh Bounty Hunter Helmet. Orders can now be placed on LEGO.com as of March 1st.
These trio of new helmets launched on March 1st of 2023, and brings the total count of buildable Star Wars helmets to 11, for those who are counting.
Spring Wave Mandalorian Season 3 LEGO Sets
Watch this space for more updates – so far two Mandalorian Season 3 sets have launched so far on the 1st of May 2023: the Mandalorian Fang Fighter vs TIE Interceptor (LEGO.com / Amazon) for $100, and the Pirate Snub Fighter (LEGO.com / Amazon) for $35.
(Scroll down to see the two additional confirmed Summer Wave Mandalorian sets in the next section, launching later this year).
Mandalorian Fang Fighter vs TIE Interceptor (75348)
This $99.99 set is a 2 ship starfighter vs. set combo, launching as Mandalorian Fang Fighter vs. TIE Interceptor (LEGO.com / Amazon). It’s been over 6 years since Lego has launched a “vs” set, so this rumor is especially exciting. With 957 pieces included, each ship should come in at approx 500 pieces, which allows for a decently detailed build for each ship.
Minifigures are Mando (with the new Darksaber mold), a Mandalorian Fleet Commander, a TIE Fighter pilot, and a dark R2 droid. Unfortunately no Axe Wolves or Koska Reeves in this one, which is a little disappointing.
I originally thought this set would feature Bo-Katan’s ship, The Gauntlet, but now that the set is officially live, we can see it’s just a regular Fang Fighter with no folding wing mechanism. Regardless, for the price, I feel this set is excellent value and it’s great to finally get a “vs” set.
This duel officially launched on May 1st.
Pirate Snub Fighter (75346)
The second Mandalorian Season 3 set is now also available for order on LEGO.com and Amazon as of May 1st – though I’m a little underwhelmed by the Pirate Snub Fighter ship to be honest. $35 seems a little steep for a relatively unknown ship and only 2 minifigures.
Vane looks cool with his sword and face-printing, but I’m wishing this would have included a 3rd figure – perhaps Greef Karga in his new Season 3 outfit.
Regardless, fans of the show will be no doubt be excited to add this set to their collections and can get their pre-orders in now.
(Check out out other post that dives into every single Mandalorian LEGO set released since the show started in 2019)
40623 Battle of Endor Heroes BrickHeadz
Also launching May 1st is a 5-pack BrickHeadz 40623 set titled “Battle of Endor Heroes”, and featuring small buildable figures of:
- Luke Skywalker with his black Ep. 6 jedi robes (unbuttoned) and green lightsaber
- R2-D2 with his 3rd leg
- Lando Calrissian (sweet stache)
- Wicket the Ewok holding a spear
- Princess Leia with her Endor clothes and helmet
View on LEGO.com >>
The BrickHeadz pack contains 549 pieces, and will retail for $39.99 when it launches on May 1st, 2023. If you’re a fan of the BrickHeadz series, this is an awesome (and decently priced) way to get 5 classic buildable figures from Return of the Jedi added to your collection.
2023 LEGO Star Wars UCS Set 75355: X-Wing
Early rumors are indicating a $240 priced model (set 75355), launching on May 4th. Personally, I would love a UCS version of the Fondor Haulcraft, Luthen’s ship from the Andor TV Series, but somehow I doubt that will be it. I’m expecting a Return of the Jedi set, especially considering it’s the 40th anniversary of Episode 6.
*Update – The May 4th UCS set will in fact be an updated Luke Skywalker UCS X-Wing Starfighter, launching on May 4th 2023 for $239.99 with 1,949 pieces! VIP members will be able to get it earlier on May 1st.
VIEW ON LEGO.COM >>
I must say – I’m a little underwhelmed from the images. There don’t seem to be too many improvements from the 2013 version (shown below for comparison as well).
What do you think? Is this an upgrade to the original UCS X-Wing from a decade ago? Let me know in the comments below.
This UCS X-Wing will be a similar non-minifigure scale and style to last year’s UCS Landspeeder. Dimensions will be 22″ x 18″ x 11″.
Included minifigures will include this newly updated pilot Luke and of course, his trusty R2-D2 (displayed in the X-Wing, not on the stand).
VIEW ON LEGO.COM >>
The last UCS X-Wing launched in 2013, so we are definitely due a remake. However, I’m hoping this new 2023 X-Wing looks better in real life than the pictures… here’s the 2013 version for comparison. Not too much different in my eyes…:
May 4th Free Promo – Mini Death Star II (40591)
(Note – I cover all the news about the May the 4th promos and gifts in this post)
Also included alongside the UCS set will be another May 4th free promo (set 40591). Last year we got the spectacular Lars Family Homestead Kitchen set included as a gift (pick this up on eBay if you missed it this year), and this year’s rumors were true – the promo will be the Mini Death Star II with 289 pieces and no minifigures (boo!) for this year’s gift.
Despite the disappointing lack of an included exclusive minifigure like last year’s Aunt Beru, I still think this is a fantastic May 4th promo to include, especially considering the 40th anniversary of Return of the Jedi. It will be a partially constructed Death Star II as expected, and will include the familiar 40th anniversary plaque we’ve seen on a few other sets already.
This will be included with any purchases over $150 from May 1st through the 7th.
*Update – now that the May 4th Star Wars Day event is over, the only place to find the Mini Death Star II is on eBay (link).
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