Yikes, LEGO Star Wars battle packs are really expensive now

LEGO Star Wars battle packs are making a triumphant return in 2022 – but they’re bringing an exorbitant price increase with them.

The newly-revealed 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack will retail for £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 when it launches on January 1. That’s a £5 / $5 / €5 increase on the last pair of standard battle packs, 2020’s 75266 Sith Troopers Battle Pack and 75267 Mandalorian Battle Pack, but with no discernible difference in the quantity of LEGO you get for your money.

Just like those two sets, 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack includes four minifigures, and even an equal number of pieces to the Rise of Skywalker army builder (and only three more than the Mando equivalent). When 75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers debuted in summer 2020 with a £24.99 / $29.99 / €29.99 price tag, it at least did so with two extra minifigures and a higher piece count.

75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack sits as a halfway house between both those price points, but doesn’t do anything to justify the increase from previous four-minifigure packs. The result is a set that will be trickier to build armies with for the majority of collectors – surely defeating its purpose – and an incredibly high outlay required to properly fill 75313 AT-AT.

By contrast, 75322 Hoth AT-ST will retail for a much more favourable £44.99 / $49.99 / €49.99 for 586 pieces and three minifigures, one of which features new prints. That’s one fewer minifigure than the battle pack, but then it’s not a set geared almost entirely around those tiny plastic people. Check out more images of the new-for-2022 AT-ST here.

75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack will launch on January 1, 2022. We’ll bring you our review early next month, so keep an eye on Brick Fanatics to see if it feels any better value in the flesh.

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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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