LEGO Star Wars 75538 Super Battle Droid and 75539 501st Legion Clone Trooper and AT-RT are rumoured to have been cancelled, and are now not expected to be released this year.
Two of the previously circulated LEGO Star Wars set names, 75538 Super Battle Droid and 75539 501st Legion Clone Trooper and AT-RT, are now rumoured to have been cancelled. The two products were expected to be larger than a standard buildable figure, with 75539 following the template of 75532 Scout Trooper and Speeder Bike. In a discussion on Eurobricks, Sir von Lego is clear that the sets are cancelled:
Both of these sets (Clone Trooper with AT-RT and Super Battle Droid) won’t see the light of a day: cancelled.
In the same discussion, forum member Azani suggests that this can’t be the case due to retail listings:
… I know for a fact that 75538 and 75539 are coming, at least in Europe, because they’re being listed online by many, many retailers. Not going to lie, it’s almost too many to count. All of the system sets are being listed as well.
The two constraction sets may be cancelled altogether, or they may be cancelled for certain markets – this might explain the listings still existing on various websites. On previous occasions, cancelled sets have turned up as LEGO Store exclusives, specific retailer exclusives and clearance lines.
Brick Fanatics has also heard rumours that the LEGO Star Wars buildable figure line will be cancelled next year altogether, but it is an important part of the company’s product mix and it would be surprising for it disappear completely. Reports of the line’s demise have been greatly exaggerated in the past, so it should be related with caution.
All rumoured information remain as such until confirmed by the LEGO Group.
The current range of LEGO Star Wars sets are available at shop.LEGO.com, with double points for Star Wars VIP card holders during February.