The first official images of the three March releases were revealed by an online retailer back in January, so we already know what they look like. But we didn’t know their precise piece counts and price tags – until now.
75302 Imperial Shuttle weighs in at £69.99 / $69.99 / €79.99 for 660 pieces. That’s 277 fewer parts than its predecessor, 2015’s 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium, but for a saving of just £10 in the UK, somewhat defeating the object of providing smaller, cheaper versions of iconic ships (a la 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter).
It is $30 cheaper than the previous set in the US, though, and €20 cheaper in Europe, suggesting it may just be the UK feeling the brunt of the post-Brexit climate (and its VAT implications for sellers based in the EU).
75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters feels like a slightly odd pairing (where’s the Snowspeeder?), but does bring us a relatively rare Hoth Luke minifigure, along with an AT-AT Pilot – and the advent of stud shooters in Microfighters, which you may or may not feel strongly about. The 205-piece set will retail for £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99.
Finally, 75297 Resistance X-wing bundles Poe Dameron and BB-8 into a 4+ version of the pilot’s ship from the opening scenes of The Force Awakens, because you can never have too many X-wings on shelves at once.
It shares the same price tag as 75298 AT-AT vs Tauntaun Microfighters – £17.99 / $19.99 / €19.99 – and includes just 60 pieces. That kind of price point is typical of these gateway System sets, though, as they use large, specialised elements to facilitate easier building.
You’ll find all three sets over at LEGO.com’s Star Wars category, where they’re listed as ‘Coming Soon’ on March 1. Stay tuned to Brick Fanatics for our reviews in due course. While you wait, the entire January wave of sets is now available to order, including The Mandalorian’s 75299 Trouble on Tatooine.