Next year will mark 20 years since Star Wars triumphantly returned to cinema screens with an entirely new movie, The Phantom Menace. While it may have been divisive upon release after unprecedented levels of hype, it ushered in a new era of Star Wars that continues to this day. Along with the release of the first movie in a new trilogy, came the release of LEGO Star Wars] sets for the first time, which will also be 20 years old in 2019.
Brick Fanatics has received word that to coincide with this anniversary, the LEGO Group will release a special range of sets to commemorate the two decade long Star Wars theme. As well as the usual January launch, an April wave of sets will feature special nostalgic 20th anniversary packaging, using the original LEGO Star Wars logo. Each box will contain a collectible minifigure that replicates the original, yellow faced LEGO Star Wars designs. The sets are expected to be based on vehicles and locations from across the saga.