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Force Friday & new LEGO Star Wars sets

Today is Force Friday! The day Disney designated to officially unveil merchandise related to the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, scheduled for release in December. The madness actually started at midnight (similar in fashion to Black Friday – the beginning of the Christmas shopping season). While Force Friday is not LEGO-specific, it is significant for LEGO fans because today is the first day we supposed to see the new LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets – even though they have been leaked weeks ago. Anyhow, let’s pretend we haven’t seen them before, so we can be all excited for today. 🙂

LEGO Star Wars The Force Awakens - Force Friday

As I mentioned above, Force Friday is an event for the release of all LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens merchandise. Below I will focus on the new LEGO Star Wars sets, but if you would like to know about all the activities for the larger Star Wars fan-base, you can check out the official Force Friday Event Guide. One of the biggest players in any LEGO Star Wars toy related release is always Toys’R’Us. This time they are giving away a limited edition LEGO Star Wars Commemorative LEGO Brick (image below by what_the_brick) and an exclusive Star Wars poster, while supplies last. Disney, Target and Wal-Mart stores also participate in Force Friday with early openings, special events, and of course all the new merchandise. If you don’t want to get up so early and don’t want to get trampled by the galactic masses, Amazon is also running a special Force Friday release including the new LEGO Star Wars sets. You can visit Amazon’s Star Wars Store to find a wide selection of new toys and games, as well as Amazon exclusives, deals, and much more. And of course you can also get the new LEGO sets at the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop. And now let’s talk about the new LEGO Star Wars sets! 😀

LEGO Star Wars Force Friday Toys'R'Us

#75099 LEGO STAR WARS REY’S SPEEDER: Hover into action on Rey’s Speeder! This cool landspeeder has everything Rey needs for scouting the surface of a desert planet, including dual stud shooters, opening storage hatch and side-mounted bag, blaster, buzzsaw and electrobinoculars. There’s also a detachable sled with space for a minifigure when Rey must make a quick escape down the desert dunes! Recreate your own fantastic scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 2 minifigures: Rey and Unkar’s Thug with a crowbar. 193 pieces. Price: $19.99 – BUY HERE

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➡ #75100 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER SNOWSPEEDER: Call in weaponized support with the First Order Snowspeeder! With a crew of three, this rapid response vehicle features a forward storage compartment, fixed stud shooter in the cockpit, two rapid-fire stud shooters built into the engines and transparent wheels hidden out of site for a true ‘hover’ look. Now you can recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 3 minifigures with assorted weapons: 2 First Order Snowtroopers and a First Order Snowtrooper Officer. 444 pieces. Price: $39.99 – BUY HERE

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#75101 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER TIE FIGHTER: Intercept the enemy with the impressive First Order Special Forces TIE fighter. The unmistakable shape of this iconic starfighter signifies the military might of the First Order, and features a 2-minifigure cockpit that opens from the top and bottom, 2 spring-loaded shooters and a rotating antenna for homing in on enemy starships. With this great model, you can recreate the epic excitement of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Includes 4 minifigures with assorted weapons and accessories: 2 First Order TIE Fighter Pilots, First Order Officer and a First Order Crew.  517 pieces. Price: $69.99 – BUY HERE

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#75102 LEGO STAR WARS POE’S X-WING FIGHTER: Battle the forces of the First Order with Poe’s X-Wing Fighter. This customized starfighter is packed with features, like the 4 spring-loaded shooters, 2 stud shooters, retractable landing gear, opening wings, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure and space behind for the BB-8 Astromech Droid. There’s even a loader with tool rack, extra ammunition, and a seat for a minifigure. So climb the access ladder, strap in and get ready to recreate your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 3 minifigures with assorted accessories: Poe Dameron, Resistance ground crew and a Resistance X-Wing Pilot, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. 717 pieces. Price: $79.99 – BUY HERE

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#75103 LEGO STAR WARS FIRST ORDER TRANSPORTER: Lower the ramp, load the troopers and get ready to transport them into battle! This heavily armored First Order Transporter is packed with cool features, like dual spring-loaded shooters, top-mounted dual-stud shooter and hatch with space for a minifigure, pilot cabin with opening hatch and space for 4 minifigures in the hold, big engines at the rear, and hidden, transparent wheels for a cool ‘hover’ look. You can also remove the top section for easy access. Get ready to recreate incredible battle scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 7 minifigures with assorted accessories: 2 Resistance Soldiers, 2 First Order Flametroopers, 2 First Order Stormtroopers and Captain Phasma. 792 pieces. Price: $89.99 – BUY HERE

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#75104 LEGO STAR WARS KYLO REN’S COMMAND SHUTTLE: Enter the battle with Kylo Ren’s personal Command Shuttle! This fantastic, highly detailed starship has loads of features, including opening front, rear and bottom storage bays; wing-mounted, spring-loaded shooters and detachable tool racks. And when you’re ready for even more action, activate the amazing extending wing function! It’s time to hunt down the enemy and play out your own great scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Kylo Ren, General Hux, First Order Officer, 2 First Order Crew and a First Order Stormtrooper Officer. 1004 pieces. Price: $119.99 – BUY HERE

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#75105 LEGO STAR WARS MILLENNIUM FALCON: One of the most iconic starships of the Star Wars saga is back, and it’s leaner and meaner than ever before! As featured in exciting scenes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this latest LEGO version of the Millennium Falcon is crammed with new and updated external features, including an even more streamlined and detailed design, detachable cockpit with space for 2 minifigures, rotating top and bottom laser turrets with hatch and space for a minifigure, dual spring-loaded tools, sensor dish, ramp and an entrance hatch. Open up the hull plates to reveal even more great new and updated details inside, including the main hold with seating area and holochess board, more detailed hyperdrive, secret compartment, extra boxes and cables, and storage for spring-loaded tool. And of course no LEGO Millennium Falcon model would be complete without Han Solo and Chewbacca, as well as other great characters from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Activate the hyperdrive and set course for LEGO Star Wars fun! Includes 6 minifigures with assorted accessories: Rey, Finn, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Tasu Leech and a Kanjiklub Gang Member, plus a BB-8 Astromech Droid. 1332 pieces. Price: $149.99 – BUY HERE

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LEGO STAR WARS CONSTRACTION FIGURES: There are six LEGO Star Wars Constraction (Construction + Action) figures released this time as well. These are large figures, similar to the ones in the LEGO BIONICLE line. The six sets are: #75107 LEGO Star Wars Jango Fett, #75108 LEGO Star Wars Clone Commander Cody, #75109 LEGO Star Wars Obi-Wan Kenobi, #75110 LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker, #75111 LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader, and #75112 LEGO Star Wars General Grievous. They are all now available at the above mentioned LEGO retailers and the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

LEGO Star Wars Constraction Figures

So what do you think? Are you planning to go to any of the Force Friday events? Or have you gone already? And what do you think of the new LEGO Star Wars sets? Are you going to pick up any of them? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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  • CVJ September 4, 2015, 10:20 AM

    So buying that Falcon!

    • admin September 4, 2015, 10:46 AM

      Yeah, it’s awesome! But my favorite is the X-wing! 😀

      • CVJ September 4, 2015, 11:31 AM

        Just bought it from my local TRU, they got so many new cool Star Wars toys…. I can’t really relate to most of them since we haven’t seen the movie yet.

  • Clumsybumsy September 4, 2015, 11:05 AM

    I would be buying these if I could afford them but as the Netherlands are on the higher end of the European price spectrum I will be passing. There a lot of other great sets which show much better value.

  • Eggbert1 September 4, 2015, 11:41 AM

    Is it just me, or does the production design for the vehicles in Episode Seven, seem really lazy? Compare these vehicles to the ships from Naboo for example or even the speeders we saw on Coruscant and these new ones are just blocks with engines (no pun intended:-)). I hated Rey’s speeder from the teaser trailer….I compared it to a “flying brick” and it’s even more apt now that it has been released as a LEGO set. The Command Shuttle doesn’t look like logical progression from The Emperor’s Shuttle, although the appear to serve the same purpose.

    The LEGO sets compared to the in movie probably look great, so maybe my concerns should go to IMDB or something…hahaha.

    • admin September 4, 2015, 1:51 PM

      I remember reading somewhere that the designers for the Episode VII sets were given very few reference materials. Basically just some drawings and sketches. This is likely one of the main reasons the vehicles look so generic. LEGO had not much to go on. My guess is that the next wave of sets will be a lot more accurate because they will be released after the movie.

  • TheBrickLot September 4, 2015, 12:14 PM

    I’m sending someone out after lunch break to get some of the action figures and probably the speeder, oh and as many of those bricks as possible!

    • TheBrickLot September 4, 2015, 3:25 PM

      Wow I didn’t realize how super expensive Darth Vader is! The Toys R Us that my person went to is super slack on those bricks, they were able to get two and someone said that they bought a flashlight and got five! So if you want them come and get them!

      • admin September 4, 2015, 5:37 PM

        Yeah, and not to speak of Grievous! He is $35! 😯

  • BLProductions September 4, 2015, 5:08 PM

    My overall opinion of these sets is poor, but I guess admin’s note of how little info the designers had to go on explains why. Anyways, my thoughts:
    Rey’s Speeder – It’s a dark-red Spear. At 10.4 cents/piece, it’s a good deal.
    Snowspeeder – Twin Rapid Shooters! It looks ok, except that as a Snowspeeder, shouldn’t it have a closed cockpit? It’s under-priced, too. 🙂
    TIE Fighter – A nice set in itself, and my 2nd favorite of the wave. However, it’s so overpriced (13.5c/pc) at $70, I won’t get it. Should’ve been $60.
    Poe’s X-wing – not too bad. Better than 9493 in terms of functional elements, and the cockpit. It looks like 9493… but there are more differences when compared to a normal T-65. The price isn’t bad either.
    1st Order Transporter – Otherwise known as the Imperial Tub. $90 of rubbish that’s not even worth $90 with 792pcs. It is a good army builder.
    Kylo’s Shuttle – the Grey Blob, which is no way worth $120. It is a great set to get for pieces, with all those Dark Grey plates. The wing function is cool.
    Millennium Falcon – It’s a modified 7965, no more. They basically took the old one, redecorated it, and raised the price. The best part is Chewy’s bow-shooter, which I think is excellent. Although, I might add that if you don’t have a Falcon yet, this would be the one to get, as it is the best version so far released (UCS version excluded).
    The constraction figures are cool, but once again I will pass. I have a Morro Dragon and a few speeders to get first. 😉

    • admin September 4, 2015, 5:41 PM

      Agree with pretty much everything you said. 😉

    • TheBrickLot September 5, 2015, 10:52 AM

      Yes I don’t have any Falcons yet so this is a must (for resell), as all Falcons do extremely well.

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