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LEGO Star Wars 2012 summer sets

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 SkiffHovering 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 PalaceAt 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 & EndorIn 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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{ 32 comments… add one }
  • VIE February 9, 2012, 11:51 AM

    oh man I need a job to buy buy buy

  • Ashton6460 February 9, 2012, 1:46 PM

    Ha! I like the Darth Maul Santa!

  • chris Yoda Archives February 9, 2012, 6:20 PM

    Jabba’s palace is so cool. Debating on collecting all the planets. Already have the Deat Star. I will get the 2012 advent calendar.

    • admin February 9, 2012, 8:16 PM

      I agree; Jabba’s Palace is one of the best LEGO sets I have seen. It is just gorgeous! I’m also debating about collecting the planets. I’m not sure if there is going to be more than Series 1 & 2. I think the planets themselves could be great in MOCs, but they are a bit pricey for my taste. Perhaps wait for a sale. 😉

      • VIE March 9, 2012, 1:09 PM

        Any Idea on price on Jabba’s Palace?

      • Tobymacboy March 20, 2012, 8:21 AM

        They are not that expensive , for someone like me that buys big sets. Only $10 compared to the $400 for the REAL Death Star.

      • Lego Star Wars Beta May 18, 2012, 10:48 PM

        I like this one better, the only reason I don’t like is that the price is 70$ more I belive

  • Quad February 9, 2012, 6:39 PM

    When I first saw that republic striker I thought it was supposed to be red X-wing. 🙂 And that new Jabba’s palace looks great!

    • admin February 9, 2012, 8:17 PM

      Quad, yeah, it is basically a red X-wing, but I don’t think it has the X-factor. 😉

  • Thelegodude19 February 9, 2012, 7:28 PM

    What is the Republic Striker from? Or the Fury class interceptor?? EU?

    • admin February 9, 2012, 8:23 PM

      Yes, it is from the Expanded Universe. Here is some info on it from Brickipedia: “Republic Striker Starfighters were used by the Republic before and during the Great Galactic War. Some of these starfighters were deployed in the first battle of the Great War, however all were destroyed by the Sith Empire’s forces. Several of these fighters were known to have been used many years after the initial conflict, during the Battle of Alderaan.”

    • Lazorcheese February 12, 2012, 12:48 AM

      They are both from The Old Republic video game. I think that it’s cool that LEGO is making sets from it!

  • scotty February 13, 2012, 2:11 PM

    2 DUNNO???

  • admin March 9, 2012, 11:12 AM

    UPDATE: I just added a video review of the summer Star Wars sets. Check it out here: LEGO Star Wars Summer Sets Video Review Enjoy! 😛

  • VIE March 9, 2012, 11:20 AM


    • admin March 9, 2012, 1:15 PM

      LOL! Those are fun! 😀

  • ivan the awsome lego fan 23456 March 18, 2012, 4:05 PM

    Awesome I loved the video I will by a chance get that set .

  • Taylor Francis April 1, 2012, 5:27 AM

    I cannot wait for that epic Malevolence set! Immediately when it’s out, I’m buying it! I love the minifigures, espcially Grievous and Count Dooku! I don’t like the new Padme minifigures but everything else is absolutely amazing!

    But does it contain an Ahsoka minifigure? I keep seeing her on the box but not with the set. I’m confushed. Can anyone tell me if she is in the set or not? Please reply

    • admin April 1, 2012, 9:53 AM

      Taylor, I do have an updated post on these at LEGO Star Wars Summer Sets – More Pictures!. Please note that the box-art is preliminary and unfinished. LEGO often use minifigure stand-ins for preliminary box images. As far as I know Ahsoka is not in this set. 😉

      • Taylor Francis April 4, 2012, 9:31 AM


  • fabrizio April 7, 2012, 9:16 PM

    I can’t wait for the new skiff set i heard boba fett lokks way better.Then there is jabba’s palace it looks so cool!oh the skiff set costs $24.99 and jabba’s palace costs $119.99

  • fabrizio April 7, 2012, 9:17 PM

    I can’t wait for the new skiff set i heard boba fett looks way better.Then there is jabba’s palace it looks so cool!oh the skiff set costs $24.99 and jabba’s palace costs $119.99

  • elliot May 27, 2012, 11:26 AM

    please give me lego star wars movie link

    • admin May 27, 2012, 12:39 PM

      Elliot, here is the official link to the LEGO Star Wars movies:

      • lego star wars beta July 19, 2012, 5:03 AM

        Hi admin I am on vacation the have all the summer sets here in europe. I will give the prices. 1:Jabba’s palace 3,699 crowns 2:the malevolence:3,585 crowns 3: the republic attack cruiser:1,299 crowns 4:the sith infiltrator 2,599 crowns 5:LEGO STAR WARS Skiff 859 crowns 6:LEGO STAR WARS Saesee Tiin’s Jedi Starfighter 999 crowns 7:LEGO STAR WARS Gungan Sub 1,700 crowns.

        • admin July 19, 2012, 8:55 AM

          Thanks! Have a fun vacation! If you find good prices get some LEGO! 🙂

          • lego star wars beta July 20, 2012, 3:02 AM

            I got a 1,000 crown gift card and I will use it wisley. There is also a lego museum here it is awsome I got to everylego star wars and every lego ninjago sets you name it they have it and you also get to create your own thing (I created all the fang blades)

    • lego star wars beta July 19, 2012, 4:53 AM

      Hi elliot how is it going (I am sure you know who I am)

  • person July 6, 2012, 1:17 PM

    i think that the 2012 star wars sets are great sets

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