Check Out the LEGO 'Star Wars' May the 4th Lineup

Featuring a new UCS TIE Interceptor, a Mod Espa Podrace Diorama and a $150 USD coffee table book.

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It’s nearly time for the annual celebration of Star Wars as May the 4th rounds the corner. Per usual, the LEGO Star Wars team has assembled an exciting range of sets to commemorate the occasion, which is particularly notable this year given it is the 25th year of the beloved partnership.

Kicking off the range is a new 1,931-piece Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) TIE Interceptor. The TIE Interceptor was one of the two ships in the original UCS lineup from 2000 and is back this year with a much-improved build that features a special plaque and an exclusive TIE Pilot minifigure and Mouse Droid figure. From there, a 312-page hardcover book titled The Force of Creativity celebrates the 25th anniversary of LEGO Star Wars by retelling its history with over 50 interviews, unseen development art, character designs and more.

The line’s Diorama series is also set to continue with a recreation of the legendary Mos Espa Podrace — highlighting both Sebulba and young Anakin Skywalker’s podracers. Another The Phantom Menace-themed set is served up courtesy of Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator, which features a 640-piece build alongside minifigures of Qui-Gon Jinn, Anakin Skywalker, Darth Maul and a special Saw Gerrera for the 25th anniversary celebration. A buildable Droideka set is also featured as a callback to the film, arriving with it in minifigure form as well.

Fans of The Mandalorian can look forward to the BARC Speeder Escape that references the show’s flashback to when Kelleran Beq protected Grogu from 501st Clone Troopers who were under the influence of Order 66. Tying the range together are two new BrickHeadz sets — one with Clone Commander Cody and another featuring prominent characters from The Phantom Menace. Several gifts with purchase are also set to appear, with the Trade Federation Troop Carrier set as the highlight for those spending $160 USD or more during the promotional period that runs from May 1 to May 5.

Release for all of these sets is scheduled to take place on May 4 via LEGO, with early access for LEGO Insiders arriving on May 1. Prices start at $10 USD for the BrickHeadz Clone Commander Cody and go up to $230 USD for the UCS TIE Interceptor. Note that Darth Maul’s Sith Infiltrator is available for pre-order now and The Force of Creativity will be available via pre-order starting May 1, with its official launch day set for July 20.

 

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