Finally we can get a first glimpse of the LEGO Star Wars 2012 summer sets, thanks to LEGO-fans who have taken pictures at the recent toy-fair in Nurnberg, Germany! (Image courtesy of www.kocke.si.)
Below is an overall picture of the LEGO Star Wars display at the German toy-fair with the LEGO Star Wars summer sets (click image for larger view):
Okay, before you faint from seeing all the awesomeness, lets discuss what we got here; below is a list of the LEGO Star Wars sets coming out this summer:
#9496 LEGO STAR WARS Skiff – Hovering over the deadly Sarlacc Pit, Luke prepares to meet his fate aboard the Desert Skiff. Will he be made to walk the plank and be eaten by the ferocious Sarlacc? Or will his friend Lando Calrissian help him escape the clutches of the renowned bounty hunter, Boba Fett? You decide! Includes 4 minifigures: Luke Skywalker, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett and Kithaba.
#9497 LEGO STAR WARS Republic Striker – (This is the red fighter you see on the picture.) Jedi Master Satele Shan streaks through space aboard the sleek Republic Striker-class Starfighter. With attack and cruise-mode wing-configurations, flick-missiles, rear lightsaber storage and T7 -O1 droid, this powerful starfighter has everything it needs to take on the evil Sith Empire! Includes 3 minifigures: Satele Shan, Republic Trooper and T7-O1 Astromech Droid.
#9498 LEGO STAR WARS Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter – (This is the green fighter you see on the picture.) Jedi Master Saesee Tiin is patrolling for Separatist forces in his Jedi Starfighter, ready to go into battle with fellow Jedi Master Even Piell. As well as being extremely light and agile, Saesee Ti in’s green starfighter is equipped with 4 missiles, an R3-D5 droid and if the action gets a little too intense, a cockpit section that detaches to become the Jedi Master’s very own escape pod! Includes 3 minifigures: Saesee Tiin, Astromech Droid R3- D5 and Even Piell.
#9499 LEGO STAR WARS Gungan Sub - Jar Jar Binks guides his friends Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jinn through the watery core of planet Naboo in the elegant Gungan Sub. Built to resemble some of the many creatures that inhabit the underwater world, the Gungan Sub features a large cockpit, cargo-bays, storage boxes, rotating tail propulsion, missiles and even a mini-sub with harpoon. Includes Queen Amidala, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn and Jar Jar Binks. Yes! Finally we are getting the long awaited Queen Amidala minifigure!
#9500 LEGO STAR WARS Fury Class Interceptor - On board the lethal Fury-class Interceptor, the evil Sith Lord Darth Malgus scans his instruments for Republic-occupied territory. Armed with 4 missiles and folding wings, the Sith Fury-class Interceptor’s large hold can also be used to transport Sith ground-troops into the heart of the battle. Who will defeat the evil Sith Lord? Includes 3 minifigures: Darth Malgus and 2 Sith Troopers.
#9515 LEGO STAR WARS Malevolence – (This is the big blue ship you see on the picture.) The Malevolence is Genereral Grieveous’ flagships and one of the Separatist military’s most feared weapons. Unbeknownst to Grievous and his crew, Anakin and Padme have entered the giant craft in an attempt to rid the galaxy of this deadly curse. The Malevolence features a cargo-bay with transport-train, detailed interior with removable opening sections for easy access and twin quick-fire missile launchers. Includes 6 LEGO minifigures: Anakin Skywalker, Padme Amidala, General Grievous, Count Dooku, Battle Droid Commander and Battle Droid.
#9516 LEGO STAR WARS Jabba’s Palace – At Jabba’s Palace on Tatooine, Princess Leia is disguised as Boushh as she tries to rescue Chewbacca and carbonite-frozen Han Solo. Can she get past the roof-mounted missiles, defense-guns and surveillance equipment to reach them? Or will Jabba and his motley band of followers capture the princess and entrap her beneath Jabba’s sliding throne? Includes 9 minifigures: Jabba, Salacious Crumb, Bib Fortuna, Gamorrean Guard, Oola, Han Solo, Princess Leia in Bo ushh outfit, Chewbacca and B’omarr Monk.
#9677 LEGO STAR WARS Planets: X-wing Fighter & Yavin 4 – Jungle planet Yavin 4 is home to the headquarters of the Rebel Alliance. In Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, X-wing starfighters lead the attack against the Empire’s Death Star superweapon, signaling the end of the Empire’s evil rule! Set includes an accurate model of Yavin 4, an X-wing pilot minifigure, an X-wing starfighter mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name-plaque.
#9678 LEGO STAR WARS Planets: Cloud Car & Bespin- Gas planet Bespin plays a key role in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back when Luke Skywalker travels to Cloud City to rescue his friends. However, it’s a trap and he is forced to battle evil Darth Vader. This set includes an accurate model of Bespin, a Lobot minifigure, a twin-pod cloud car mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name-plaque.
#9679 LEGO STAR WARS Planets: AT-ST & Endor – In Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, the forest moon of Endor, which houses the second Death Star’s shield-generator, comes under attack from a Rebel assault team. Aided by the indigenous Ewoks, they overpower the Imperial AT-STs and destroy the shield-generator. This set includes an accurate model of Endor, an AT-ST driver minifigure, an AT-ST mini-model, a weapon, and a display stand with name-plaque.
As a side-note; if you are collecting the LEGO Star Wars Planets, here are the sets in Series 1 currently available (click on image to visit the LEGO shop):
#9509 STAR WARS Advent Calendar – Following the tradition of LEGO Santa Yoda from last Christmas, this set will include a LEGO Dart Maul Santa minifigure as well as a Super Battle Droid, Snowtrooper, Rebel Trooper, Security Battle Droid, Gungan Warrior and an R2-D2 snowman!
So far 2012 has been an excellent year for LEGO Star Wars, and it seems the trend will continue for the rest of the year! What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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