LEGO Star Wars 20th anniversary sets revealed

The LEGO Star Wars theme will celebrate 20 years since its launch with five new sets this April.

To coincide with International Toy Fair, which is taking place in Nuremberg, Germany, the LEGO Group announced the new LEGO Star Wars sets that will celebrate 20 years of the popular theme. Nerdist reports that the five sets will vary in size from 125 to 1,007 pieces, with iconic vehicles like Slave I and the Snowspeeder included.

As first rumoured by Brick Fanatics, each set includes a classic yellow minifigure – to distinguish them from the originals, they will feature printing on the back of the torso.

Here are the five 20th anniversary sets that will launch on April 1:

75262 Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition

With 125 pieces and a $19.99 price tag, this is the smallest of the bunch. Taking inspiration from 7667, 75262 Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition includes three Stormtroopers, a Shadow Trooper and Han Solo – complete with classic megaphone blaster.

75258 Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary Edition

As well as being the 20th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars, it is also the 20th anniversary of The Phantom Menace. This set, that includes 279 pieces and is priced at $29.99, builds Anakin’s Podracer and includes Anakin Skywalker, Padme Naberrie and classic Luke Skywalker minifigures.

75261 Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition

As seen stomping through the forests of Kashyyyk, the set includes the Scout Walker in green camouflage colours, a small barricade and enemy Spider Droid for the Republic forces to battle. Chewbacca, a Clone Trooper and Battle Droid are all included along with retro Darth Vader.

75259 Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary Edition

The often repeated Snowspeeder is making another pass, this time with 309 pieces and costing $39.99. Luke Skywalker, Dak Ralter and a Rebel Trooper are joined by classic style Lando Calrissian to bring the set to life. Spring loaded shooters fore missiles and a harpoon with string is included at the back.

75243 Slave I – 20th Anniversary Edition

Rounding out the anniversary releases, Boba Fett’s ship uses 1,007 pieces and is priced at $119.99. This version is smaller than the most recent editions of the vehicle, but still captures the ship’s smooth shape. For the first time, Zuckuss makes it into the minifigure line-up and is joined by Boba Fett, 4-LOM, Han Solo and classic style Princess Leia.

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