Set numbers 75303 and 75313 remain unaccounted for among the line-up launching on August 1, but both are currently listed on Brickset as releasing later this year. And while we don’t know much (if anything) about these mystery sets, we can at least make a few inferences from information that’s already in the wild.
For instance, rumours that emerged all the way back in January suggested that 75313 would be a third direct-to-consumer LEGO Star Wars set for 2021 (following 75308 R2-D2 and 75309 Republic Gunship), coming in the form of an enormous, 6,782-piece AT-AT, with a price tag of $800.
Given the precedent set by 75192 Millennium Falcon in 2017 and 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer in 2019, another enormous LEGO Star Wars UCS model in 2021 doesn’t feel like a stretch, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see the largest AT-AT yet materialise this year. At this point, it’s a vehicle that’s only conspicuous by its absence from the UCS line-up.
However, set number 75303 is where the plot thickens. Originally rumoured back in September as the product number for what would eventually become 75308 R2-D2 – a May 1 release for €199.99 – Brickset still lists it as an ‘Ultimate Collector Series’ set launching in 2021.
If that’s true – and the rumoured AT-AT holds up – there are two possible conclusions to draw. The first is that there are actually four LEGO Star Wars D2Cs arriving this year, which seems wildly optimistic. The second (and more likely) is that the AT-AT will actually be numbered 75303.
That still leaves 75313 to fill, though – so could we see a surprise LEGO Star Wars set launch in the second half of 2021? It wouldn’t be the first time a one-off set has hit shelves outside the usual winter, spring and summer release windows (75292 The Mandalorian Bounty Hunter Transport debuted on September 1, 2020, for example).
For now, the identity of that second set – whichever product number it takes from the two remaining – is a total mystery, not even mentioned in any rumours. It could also therefore be a cancelled set, a 2022 model, or simply not be in use at all. But with the rest of the summer LEGO Star Wars line-up about to hit shelves, it’s intriguing to imagine the LEGO Group may still have another couple of surprises in store for us.