We’re now almost 3 months after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and it continues to do well at the box office, and more importantly it keeps Star Wars as a main license for LEGO sets. LEGO will be releasing new Star Wars sets all year, supporting not only The Force Awakens, but the upcoming Rogue One, Star Wars Battlefront, but even the classic episode IV, as in this first set.
The 197 piece Droid Escape Pod has been out overseas since December, but has only just arrived in North America. It features 4 minifigures including 2 Jawas, C-3PO and R2D2 which makes me interested in this set, since I have none of those. The escape pod looks solid, but apparently requires several stickers in tricky spots.
This 233 piece set reminds me that it could be part of the bigger Hoth UCS set coming later this year. You get 4 minifigures and build a replica of the rotating laser turret with the flick missile play feature. The set will be good for people who can’t wait for the UCS model, or who don’t want to spend that much money.
Now you can recreate the classic scene from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes back where Han Solo is frozen in Carbonite as a test before the Empire tries it with Luke Skywalker. The set has been getting a lot of online love from people in the UK who have bought it since December. You get a Han Solo minifigure, a Boba Fett and an Ugnaught and of course a carbonite encased block of Han.
The last couple of sets included in the March release are: