We’ve already got a pretty comprehensive picture of what the first half of next year looks like for LEGO Star Wars – at least if rumours are to be believed – with a familiar mix of minifigure-scale sets, dioramas, helmets, a Microfighter and a battle pack all apparently on the cards. What’s missing from that list, however, are any follow-ups to this year’s 40557 Defence of Hoth and 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station.
Those minifigure accessory packs are exclusive to LEGO.com and LEGO Stores, and effectively plug the gap that traditional battle packs once filled. After a year off in 2021, that classic LEGO Star Wars format returned earlier this year in 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack, only with a significant price bump to £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99. By contrast, 40557 and 40558 retail for £13.49 / $14.99 / €14.99 apiece.
You obviously get fewer minifigures (three instead of four) and fewer bricks for that reduced price, and the smaller sets come in blister packs rather than boxes, but for LEGO fans hoping to amass armies of Hoth rebel soldiers or Clone Troopers, these accessory packs have been very welcome – at least when they’re in stock.
Both 40557 Defence of Hoth and 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station have been notoriously hard to come by for much of 2022, as the LEGO Group struggles to keep up with demand. But that fervour for more minifigures apparently hasn’t translated into more of the same for 2023, because no more accessory packs are currently rumoured for the LEGO Star Wars theme.
This year’s packs were first rumoured all the way back in September 2021, with more details arriving late November ahead of a full reveal on December 2. If any more are in the works, that timeline suggests we’d probably have at least heard rumblings of them by now.
As is, it looks like 40557 Defence of Hoth and 40558 Clone Trooper Command Station may be a one-off. Both sets are due to retire by the end of this year, so if you see them in stock (as they are right now!), snap them up while you can. If they really are the only LEGO Star Wars accessory packs we’re ever going to get, they could be worth good money in years to come.
Every LEGO Star Wars set rumoured for 2023
|Set name||Price||Pieces||Minifigures||Release date|
|40591 [May the 4th Promo]||TBC||TBC||TBC||May 2023|
|40615 [Endor BrickHeadz Pack]||$39.99 / €39.99||TBC||N/A||January 1, 2023|
|40623 Tusken Raider||$9.99 / €9.99||TBC||N/A||May 1, 2023|
|75344 Slave I Microfighter||€9.99||85||1||January 2023|
|75345 501st Battle Pack||€19.99||119||4||January 2023|
|75346 Pirate Snubfighter||€34.99||285||TBC||May 2023|
|75347 TIE Bomber||€64.99||625||4||January 2023|
|75348 Mandalorian Fang Fighter vs. TIE Interceptor||€99.99||957||TBC||May 2023|
|75349 Captain Rex (Phase II) Helmet||€69.99||854||N/A||March 2023|
|75350 Commander Cody (Phase I) Helmet||€69.99||766||N/A||March 2023|
|75351 TBC||€69.99||TBC||TBC||TBC 2023|
|75352 Jabba’s Palace Diorama / Death Star Throne Room Diorama||€99.99||807||TBC||May 2023|
|75353 Endor Speeder Bike Chase Diorama||€79.99||608||TBC||May 2023|
|75354 TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC||TBC 2023|
|75355 [UCS]||€239.99||TBC||TBC||May 2023|
|75356 TBC||€69.99||TBC||TBC||March 2023|