Forbes.com have got the first look at two new LEGO Star Wars sets from A New Hope, and they will be on display at SDCC.
Twenty years ago, in a move that likely secured the toy company’s relevance for years more, LEGO began taking on third-party movie licenses. Nowadays, it’s commonplace to see popular sets based on the likes of Harry Potter and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or even the occasional fan-voted property like Voltron and The Big Bang Theory. But two decades back, it was taking a big risk by no longer being a self-contained toy universe. Mitigating the risk somewhat was the fact that they started with Star Wars, which is probably the safest licensing bet on the planet. Although for parents who liked LEGO for having a complete lack of war toys, the introduction of even space conflict could have been a stumbling block. Instead, it turned the company’s fortunes around, and its licensed collectible minifigs at Comic-Con tend to be among the most sought after items there.
LEGO has been celebrating the anniversary of its Star Wars line all year with new remakes of its first sets, but at Comic-Con this summer they will showcase two new sets from the film that started it all: A New Hope, or, if you’re my age, plain old Star Wars. Here, for the first time, are images of these: a Landspeeder set with Luke Skwyalker, C-3PO, and a Jawa; and Ben Kenobi’s hut, with Luke, Artoo, and a Tusken Raider.
Ben’s hut opens up to reveal an interior full of key items like a hologram Leia microfigure, blue milk carton, and training drone. The Landspeeder comes with a small cave for the Jawa to hide in, and stash its weapon.
Both sets will be available January 1st, 2020, for $29.99, and are designed to be easy for younger collectors to assemble, but with all the details older fans enjoy. And unlike the hard-to-get Comic-Con exclusives, you’ll be able to find them everywhere LEGO is sold.