What could next year’s rumoured $530 LEGO Star Wars set be?

Rumours suggest we’re getting a brand new $530 LEGO Star Wars product in 2022, so here’s a few thoughts on what a set of that size could entail.

The LEGO Star Wars line-up is no stranger to enormous (and expensive) sets – one of the biggest and priciest yet just landed in 75313 AT-AT. But where we’ve previously enjoyed two-year gaps between those wallet-busting models, offering some brief respite for our bank accounts, it sounds like the LEGO Group is gearing up for another huge release in 2022.

$529.99 is a brand new price point for a galaxy far, far away, sitting between 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina and 75309 Republic Gunship at $349.99 apiece, and 75313 AT-AT and 75192 Millennium Falcon at $799.99 each. But with no other rumoured information to go on at this stage, the possibilities for what it could be are basically endless.

For the sake of a slightly quicker read, though, we’ve narrowed down ‘infinity’ to just ‘five’ for this list. So, here’s five ideas for what next summer’s flagship LEGO Star Wars set could involve…

5 – Geonosian Arena

Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones Geonosian Arena

Next year marks the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Attack of the Clones. The Geonosian Arena has never been recreated in LEGO (nor even its beasts). It all adds up! Surely the LEGO Group could do justice to the expansive arena with a $530 budget? Yes, it might be the dullest and brownest build of all time, but just think of all the minifigures.

4 – Death Star

From 2008 through 2020, you couldn’t walk into a LEGO Store without seeing a Death Star on shelves (well, apart from that brief period between 10188 Death Star retiring and the updated 75159 Death Star arriving). But since the tail end of last year, the LEGO Star Wars portfolio has been surprisingly absent a big round ball, so next summer feels like a great time to bring it back.

Whether that’s a new and improved 10143 Death Star II, a third iteration of 10188 Death Star or some glorious combo of the two – a playset with an outer shell, you know you want it, and you know you’d pay $530 for it – we reckon the odds are pretty good on this one.

3 – Super Star Destroyer

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A Super Star Destroyer at a cheaper price point than 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer? Madness, you say. But not at all, we say, because those two sets would come in at completely different scales. To put it in perspective, 2011’s 10221 Super Star Destroyer includes a mini version of an ISD.

That last go around with this flagship weighed in at 3,152 bricks for £349.99 / $399.99, so an extra $130 on that would probably be enough to give it the detail and improvement it needs 11 years on. It’s a long shot, but you never know.

2 – C-3PO

Star Wars A New Hope C 3PO

Is your copy of 75308 R2-D2 feeling lonely on your shelf? Ours too. And that’s exactly why we need a huge, $530 rendition of C-3PO to go with it, completely covered in drum-lacquered gold pieces. It would take the crown for the most parts in that colour from 76191 Infinity Gauntlet, and would also explain why it costs nearly three times as much as Artoo. But we’d definitely buy it.

1 – Ewok Village

LEGO Star Wars 10236 Ewok Village

The LEGO Group’s Master Builder Series has so far tackled A New Hope in 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina and The Empire Strikes Back in 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City. Turning to Return of the Jedi for the third entry in the location-focused line-up only makes sense.

While we’d have initially pointed to Jabba’s Palace as a viable contender – it’s never been done before with this kind of budget – a smaller version (complete with brick-built Rancor) is apparently on the way for The Book of Boba Fett.

That leaves a redux of 10236 Ewok Village as the next-most obvious choice – and just think what an extra $280 could do to that classic set. Count us in.

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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.

4 thoughts on “What could next year’s rumoured $530 LEGO Star Wars set be?

  • 25/12/2021 at 14:08
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    My thought is that it will be a UCS Sandspeeder. If it is a UCS C3PO I would be pleased as well. Both so certain that I would want an Ewok village… Don’t have enough room

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  • 22/12/2021 at 22:12
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    Why not, instead of the old death star, why not a newer one? Starkiller base.

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  • 22/12/2021 at 12:15
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    A gold c3po roughly 45cm tall… that’s for something easy . For something hard,AHairy chewbucca.. for it to be perfect and look like it doesthe need for fur to come out perfect in brick form,would be the greatest,that why I thought a shinny sleek gold c3po would be easy .. can’t wait to see others choices..

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  • 20/12/2021 at 21:47
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    Has anyone ever suggested a UCS Anakin’s Podracer?

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