Now that the first batch of new LEGO sets have been released, we’re turning our attention to what to expect from later on in the year. 2021 is slated to be one of the biggest years for LEGO Star Wars in recent memory, and now we’re getting wind of some of the upcoming kits due out this summer and beyond. Starting with the upcoming UCS Republic Gunship, the year’s new LEGO kits will culminate in what will likely be one of the largest builds ever assembled. For all the information we have so far about LEGO Summer 2021 Star Wars, please see below.
LEGO has split its initial winter wave into two separate collections for 2021. This is to mix up its offerings. We have already described all the new models that were launched in January, but another batch will be available on March 1. In the Star Wars realm, that’ll stack up to a downsized Imperial Shuttle, as well as a Hoth microfighter pack with a Tauntan and AT-AT.
But where the more exciting news comes from are the rumors of what to expect from LEGO’s summer Star Wars wave. Details have emerged noting that we’ll be seeing nine new creations rolled out over the summer months and into the fall, culminating in one of the largest LEGO Star Wars sets to date.
This could change, as LEGO is known to adjust delay kit prices or cancel them. But early reports indicate that this will be the Star Wars lineup this summer. Regardless, let’s break down what’s potentially on the way.
LEGO’s Star Wars Summer 2021 lineup is redesigned
This year will be special for the LEGO Star Wars theme in that we’ll most likely be getting three different UCS-style creations. All three will enter into its 18+ lineup, but there’s no telling what branding LEGO will adopt here. Historically, we’ve only gotten a single UCS kit each year, with it alternating between spring and fall releases each year. Last year saw the A-Wing debut on May the 4th, so it’s likely this year’s won’t launch until the around November. But that’s if there’s only a single one.
We already know that LEGO has a UCS Republic Gunship in development. This was announced almost one year ago. But what’s new here is that instead of entering at the usual $200 price tag we see for these creations, LEGO is stepping up to the $350Price point. Part count and the included figures are up in the air, but we’ll likely see more details emerge on this in the coming months ahead of an April announcement.
The spring has also been giving Star Wars fans a new buildable character, and this year’s looks to be a remake of the UCS R2-D2 from several years back. This time around, expect a much more modern design that the predecessor and much of the same attention to detail we’ve seen from other sets that are geared towards adults, as well as a bundled display plaque.
On top of that, it’s looking like the fall will see the launch of an even larger build than the UCS Gunship that clocks in at an impressive$800 Price tag. The odds are good that this will be an improved version of Death Star. LEGO has sold the original model every year since it was released and retired the previous model at 2020. We can only imagine the parts list, but early reports suggest that this version of the Death Star will be larger than the Millennium Falcon.
Here are all the Star Wars kit options that we know of, which will be available for purchase in the remaining 2021.
When can we expect an official announcement?
First things first, it’s likely that there won’t be a single announcement here, as we’ll see LEGO release these Star Wars kits in multiple waves starting ahead of summer and throughout the rest of 2021. LEGO usually releases its summer line-up in May. Official details are announced in April.
Last year, a wave launching of buildable helmets was alongside the May the Fourth UCS set. This will likely be the case with many of these rumored creations. What about the UCS Death Star? Expect to see it be this year’s Black Friday set. I know it’s a long ways away, but given how LEGO handled the Colosseum, it’s likely that a similar rollout and all of the same fanfare will be applied here to bring in shoppers during the future holiday shopping season.
LEGO rumors like this have been confirmed more frequently lately than ever, but despite the way reports are looking right now none of these kits are certain. These potential kits provide a good indication of what to expect from LEGO Star Wars’ summer theme in 2021 and beyond.
While I’ve been enjoying the downsized X-Wing and TIE Fighter builds that LEGO released to start the year, the selection right now is definitely a bit underwhelming. It looks like this will be made up in the second half of the year, which makes it hard to not be excited about.