Rumours of the January 2021 wave first surfaced in September, with simplified versions of classic starfighters reportedly in the mix. Brickset has added the names of six of these sets to its database, apparently confirming their validity:
The site lists 75297 Resistance X-wing as a 4+ set, which tallies with earlier rumours. The latter three models, meanwhile, are said to be cheaper, less part-intensive versions of the iconic Star Wars ships. According to Promobricks, the aim is to make these key vehicles more accessible to kids.
Considering the most recent X-wing, 75273 Poe Dameron’s X-wing Fighter, clocks in at a blistering £89.99, that’s no bad thing. We’ll just have to wait and see how it pans out in reality, given the rumoured reduced piece count. Brickset hasn’t listed any quantities alongside the sets, but you can check out the previously-rumoured counts here.
While the database also hasn’t named any of the other sets, their tags could provide clues to their identity. 75303, for example, is tagged “Ultimate Collector Series”. Could this be the Republic Gunship that won this year’s fan poll, and is currently “deep in development”?
75296 is also tagged as another Microfighters set, suggesting there’s more than just yet another Millennium Falcon and the Tauntaun vs AT-AT two-pack to look forward to. Finally, 75299 is tagged “The Mandalorian”. That corresponds with word received by Brick Fanatics, which indicates the set will be based on a “Hero Transporter”.
Remember, even with Brickset’s listings, these are all still just rumours. And they should therefore be treated as such, at least until confirmed by the LEGO Group.