LEGO Star Wars 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers is finally back in Australia

LEGO Star Wars 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers has proven surprisingly difficult to get hold of in Australia, but it’s now back and available to order online.

Rumours of the supersized battle pack’s early retirement in Australia began doing the rounds back in May 2021, first and foremost as a result of miscommunication from the LEGO Group’s customer service department, but ultimately fuelled by just how hard to find 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers has been since launching in 2020.

At the time, we received clarification through the LEGO Ambassador Network that the set had not been retired from production in Australia, and that the customer service team responsible for disseminating that information would be given ‘additional training’. Nevertheless, the 285-piece set has apparently spent most of the past year labelled as ‘temporarily out of stock’ at

75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers minifigures featured

In fact, 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers has been so hard to come by down under that YouTuber HollyOnFilm recently published a video scrutinising the LEGO Group’s claims that it hasn’t retired, suggesting the company may have lied about the set’s availability. But nearly a year on from that initial statement, 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers is finally available to order again in Australia.

It’s on back order at the moment, with a latest shipping date of May 19, 2022, so you won’t necessarily be able to build it any time soon. But the point is that you can order it, and with a limit of 15 sets per customer, the chance to amass an army of 501st Legion Clone Troopers is finally back on the table. The impact that relatively high limit will have on stock levels remains to be seen, of course.

Check out our review of 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers here. The army builder includes four Clone Troopers, two battle droids and two vehicles, all for $44.99 in Australia.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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