There’s precedent for the rumoured $530 LEGO Star Wars Yavin IV base thanks to a past set, but that might make the rumour less trustworthy.
One of the latest LEGO Star Wars rumours to surface online states that a $530 recreation of the Yavin IV base is coming later this year. A price point like that would put it in the higher tiers of LEGO Star Wars models, at least in terms of size. It wouldn’t be the only expensive LEGO recreation of the location from a galaxy far, far away though.
In the past, we’ve seen the release of 75159 Death Star, 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City and 75290 Mos Eisley Cantina, meaning high-priced LEGO Star Wars playsets are nothing new for the LEGO Group. The rumour also suggests that the model could include a midi-scale Millennium Falcon, just like the smaller Slave I included in 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City and the TIE Advanced in 75159 Death Star.
We also know that a Yavin IV set is something that the LEGO Star Wars design team has had in mind before, thanks to a prototype build included in the LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary in 2009 (pictured above the headline). The precedent of models and midi-scale ships such as 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City and the evidence that a Yavin IV set was considered for LEGO Star Wars previously might appear to back up the rumour.
However, it’s just as likely that the evidence is doing the opposite. Previous models and the prototype set may have served as inspiration for a false report, especially given that more reliable sources appear to be doubting the rumour.
For now, you should take reports of a $530 Yavin IV base build with the same caution as you should any rumour from legohio until their track record proves their reliability.