The LEGO.com splash page for each set now includes the following explanation:
While originally planned to be available at an event that is no longer taking place, this set will now be available at LEGO.com!
This wording has been added at the suggestion of LEGO User Group and LEGO Fan Media ambassadors, in an attempt to clarify the sets’ regional exclusivity. The LEGO DC set is currently available to pre-order in the USA and Canada, while the LEGO Star Wars set is only available via LEGO.com and Target in the USA.
The LEGO Group confirmed yesterday that 77906 Wonder Woman was originally produced for San Diego Comic-Con. You won’t find similar confirmation for 75294 Bespin Duel, but it’s rumoured to have been intended as an exclusive set for Star Wars Celebration Anaheim.
With the pandemic affecting these in-person events, however, the LEGO Group has now turned to its official sales channels to distribute the models. 77906 Wonder Woman will begin shipping on October 1, while 75294 Bespin Duel has had its launch date bumped up from September 1 to August 27.
77906 Wonder Woman is inspired by Issue 6 of the original comic book run, and it’s no coincidence that the set includes Cheetah in her classic costume – 76157 Wonder Woman vs Cheetah, based on the upcoming movie, features a modern iteration of their battle.
75294 Bespin Duel, meanwhile, recreates the Star Wars saga’s most iconic moment in 295 pieces. Despite including lightsabers to stimulate play, this Empire Strikes Back set is labelled as 18+, and carries the price tag to match. Collectors will be happy with another chance to snag the new Darth Vader minifigure, though – as long as they’re based in the US.