Confusion surrounds the launch date of the products based on Solo: A Star Wars Story, as the release date may be one week earlier than expected.
The release date for product based on Solo: A Star Wars Story, including the LEGO sets, may have been brought forward by a week for reasons unknown. After first being rumoured last July as April 20, 2018, the date was then confirmed in a public LEGO catalogue.
Now, retailers have received boxes of LEGO Star Wars sets featuring a label that warns not to put product on shelf before April 13 – one week earlier than previously stated. The Verge is also running a story on the new 75211 Imperial TIE Fighter, stating that the release date is this Friday. shop.LEGO.com is now also stating April 13 as the ‘coming soon’ date.
Rebelscum did report the April 13 back in December, but with all other information – including credible sources – pointing to April 20, it seemed like an outlier. Now, media outlets are somewhat confused as to what the correct date is. Retailers have told Brick Fanatics that they are also working with limited, and contradictory, information.
Brick Fanatics has reached out to the LEGO Group for comment.
With no midnight madness events announced, and little fanfare being made about the launch, it may well be worth fans starting their toy hunts on Friday morning – just in case April 13 is indeed the new release date. The hype is flying Solo (so low, geddit?) that this might be the quietest product launch for a Star Wars movie since 1977.
Solo: A Star Wars Story will be released on May 24. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will launch on April 13 or April 20. The current range of LEGO Star Wars sets are available at shop.LEGO.com.