Earlier this month, YouTuber MandRproductions published a list of LEGO Star Wars sets apparently arriving in summer 2021, including new products based on The Mandalorian and The Clone Wars. However, that video has since been removed from the platform.
The channel’s owner Ryan has now tweeted that he unpublished the rumour video at the request of the LEGO Group, which he claims threatened him with a copyright strike if he failed to comply. If you’re not au fait with YouTube’s terms and conditions, copyright strikes are a pretty big deal: rack up three, and you’re facing a permanent ban.
The main takeaway from this, however – as Ryan points out in his tweet – is that the LEGO Group’s decision seemingly speaks volumes about the validity of that original list.
That’s still conjecture at this point, of course, and you should take any rumours with a pinch of salt until officially confirmed by the LEGO Group. But this reaction could well be a telling one for the future direction of the LEGO Star Wars theme…