No more LEGO Star Wars minifigure packs rumoured for 2023

The LEGO Star Wars team is seemingly already abandoning the concept of minifigure accessory packs, with no follow-ups currently rumoured for 2023.

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 namePricePiecesMinifiguresRelease date
40591 [May the 4th Promo] TBC TBC TBC May 2023 
40615 [Endor BrickHeadz Pack]$39.99 / €39.99TBC N/A January 1, 2023 
40623 Tusken Raider $9.99 / €9.99TBC N/A May 1, 2023 
75344 Slave I Microfighter €9.99 85 January 2023 
75345 501st Battle Pack €19.99 119 January 2023 
75346 Pirate Snubfighter€34.99 285 TBC May 2023 
75347 TIE Bomber €64.99 625 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 

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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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