Rare, retired LEGO Star Wars sets go up for auction

Two of the finest LEGO Star Wars sets ever released are up for auction, giving fans an opportunity to add these rare and retired sets to their collections.

Brick Fanatics has partnered with the auction-based website and each week we will bring you some of the most notable or interesting LEGO-related listings at Catawiki.

10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT

Catawiki LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship AT OT

Back in 2009, the LEGO Group released 10195 Republic Dropship with AT-OT. While The Clone Wars merchandise proved popular early on, it took a a little longer for the series itself to find an audience. 10195 had a relatively short shelf life and didn’t come cheap, so the set has steadily climbed in value on the secondary market.

This particular copy of the set is opened rather than brand new, but that’s the only way that most collectors will be able to justify the expense of this model. For the most part it is in great condition and ‘still shiny’. All eight of the original Clone Trooper minifigures are present and correct.

10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT

Catawiki LEGO Star Wars 10178 AT AT

There is a brand-new LEGO Star Wars 10178 Motorized Walking AT-AT up for auction too. It’s the only LEGO AT-AT Walker to ever have a motor as part of the model, allowing it to stagger forward just as the mechanical beasts did in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. While it is not visually quite as neat as some of the others, it’s the best by far, simply because of this wonderful function.

Being able to get this set brand new is not something that happens every day, especially with the box in nice condition. For whoever wins this auction, carefully adding it to the collection – whether to open or build or preserve in the box – will be a very special moment.

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Graham was the BrickFanatics.com Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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