May The 4th Be With You – LEGO Style!

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LEGO always comes up with something creative for Star Wars Day!

Why should 2018 be any different?  This year, LEGO is releasing the Ultimate Y-Wing Fighter to celebrate.  This 1967 piece set is the newest addition to the Ultimate line joining such esteemed pieces as the Ultimate X-Wing, the Ultimate Super Star Destroyer, and of course the Ultimate Millennium Falcon! Interestingly, this is not the first Ultimate Y-Wing to be released.  The first in the Ultimate line was created back in 2004 and included a red astromech droid but did not include Gold Leader himself.  The 2018 set is not only slightly more detailed, but includes “Dutch” as well as R2-BHD, an exclusive to this set.

Buying Star Wars LEGO on May the 4th through the 6th also brings a couple of other incentives.  Every purchase over $75 (while supplies last) gets a mini BB-8.  And if you’re a VIP member you receive double points on your LEGO Star Wars purchase (except for the Ultimate Y-Wing).  But these are only available on Star Wars Day weekend and ends on the 6th.

If you haven’t taken a look at the Solo: A Star Wars Story collection from LEGO, you’ll not only see some great sets, but perhaps some clues about the upcoming film!  My favorite is the Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212) and of course it’s also the most expensive.  But it comes with a whopping 1,414 pieces as well as four of the key characters in minifigure form – Han, Chewie, Lando, and Qi’ra (as well as three more minifigures).  It also features spring-loaded shooters, rotating gun turrets, detachable escape craft, and easy access to the detailed interior.  There you’ll find even more detail like the Dejarik game board, a bar, couch for your minifigs to rest on, and more.

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LEGO also released a bunch of new Solo sets to go with the Falcon.  Moloch’s Landspeeder (75210) – begging the question, who is Moloch?; Han’s Landspeeder (75209) with another version of both Han and Qi’ra; a new TIE fighter (75211) with Han and Tobias Beckett in Imperial outfits (Tobias who? – apparently Woody Harrelson’s character); the Imperial Patrol Battle Pack (75207); a couple of Brickheadz of Han and Chewie; and a couple of buildable figures including a Range Trooper who looks pretty awesome.

Photos from the LEGO Star Wars™ Millennium Falcon Pedicab shoot, Monday, April 30, 2018, in Enfield, Conn. (Jessica Hill/AP Images for LEGO, Inc)

And if that wasn’t enough, if you happen to be in New York on Star Wars Day look out for the Millennium Falcon pedicab!  The drop off for the built out of LEGO pedicab is on 6th Ave between 40th and 41st.  The six-foot by nine-foot creation took nearly 400 hours to put together and over 20,000 bricks!  Chewie will also be around for pictures.  The 10-minute ride takes place from 9am to 7pm.  If you’re there, takes lots of pics and hashtag #RoarforChange and Star Wars: Force for Change will donate $1 to UNICEF for each post, like, or share on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!  Pretty cool. Hope you enjoy Star Wars Day and May the 4th Be With You!

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