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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in LEGO

If you are a Star Wars fan you have probably seen the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer that was released at the beginning of the month. Rogue One is going to be the first Star Wars spinoff film that is not focused on the Skywalker family. The story is set shortly before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, and will center on a group of Rebel spies on a mission to steal the plans for the Death Star. The film is scheduled for release in mid-December, and of course there are going to be LEGO sets based on it. 🙂

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One Poster

The picture you see here is a LEGO recreation of the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story teaser image featuring some of the characters, including Jyn Erso (played by Felicity Jones). There is a lot of excitement for this picture in the LEGO fan community, because it gives us a first glimpse of what the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One minifigs might look like. Another reason LEGO fans are excited is because based on the nature of the film, we will likely get some military type LEGO sets and characters – quite rare for LEGO.

LEGO Star Wars Rogue One Original Poster

I’m also including the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story trailer here for your convenience, because it gives you a good idea about the mood of the film. I would say it looks more like a war movie in a futuristic setting, rather than previous Star Wars films, but we shall see…

While we don’t know the names of the LEGO Star Wars Rogue One sets yet, we do know that they will be released on September 30th (Force Friday). There will be at least five regular sets and three large buildable figures based on the film, with prices ranging between $25-$90. With the new Star Wars films, Star Wars spinoff films, and LEGO Star Wars animations like the Freemaker Adventures, LEGO Star Wars is getting a lot of new source material. This is definitely refreshing after all those remakes of old sets. Currently the focus is on the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens sets, and there will be more new releases next month. You can find them all under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

Shop 2016 Spring LEGO Star Wars

I’m pretty excited about the expansion of the Star Wars universe into more storylines. Although it is yet to be seen if Rouge One is going to be as inspirational as the main Star Wars saga, or end up being just another sci-fi movie with the usual story and characters. But whether the film is going to be good or not, having new source material to work with for official LEGO Star Wars sets sounds great.

What do you think? How do you like the Rogue One trailer? And what do you think of the LEGO poster? What characters and vehicles do you think LEGO will include in the upcoming sets? And what would you like to see in the sets? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below! 😉

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  • brickmaster April 20, 2016, 1:48 PM

    This is great. Can’t wait for the movie! And you are right, these minifigs will be awesome for military MOCs.

  • Tito April 20, 2016, 2:00 PM

    I hope they will also have side printing on the arms. That would make them even better!

  • legostuff71 April 20, 2016, 2:07 PM

    More LEGO STAR WARS sets next month? The rogue one looks awesome, can’t wait. Please no more cap -shooter guns keep it real. Pieces get lost ( even though we get a lot in the package) and from A CHRISTMAS STORY ” you’ll shoot your eye out”. Maybe, have a female in the battle packs.

    • admin April 21, 2016, 10:23 AM

      May is Star Wars month, so yeah, we will be getting several new sets. 🙂

    • Diamond655 April 22, 2016, 9:08 PM

      …They don’t use “cap-shooter guns” (you mean minifig Stud Shooters, right?) in main sets. I don’t know why they use them in the battle packs, but they don’t in the main sets.

      • admin April 23, 2016, 10:20 AM

        They do use stud-shooters in main sets too. LEGO has been sneaking them in pretty much every set they can find an excuse to put them in. 😀

  • Matt April 23, 2016, 6:21 PM

    Has noone seen this?!


    • admin April 23, 2016, 9:42 PM

      I saw it this morning. It is fantastic. I will probably post it here as well. 🙂

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