17 new Star Wars play sets, vehicles and buildable figures from across the Star Wars canon have been released

By ·January 2, 2017 10:11 am

New year, new LEGO! You know it’s a great start to the year when, not 5, not 10, but 17 new LEGO Star Wars sets have hit the shelves. What a day, or more accurately what a couple of weeks it’s been as some of these sets started to show up in stores early around mid December.

The newly released sets are from all across the Star Wars canon, including Rebels which happens to premiere the very first minifigure appearance of Admiral Thrawn. The new releases include new play-sets, vehicles, buildable figures and even Microfighters ranging from £8.99 all the way up to £64.99.

Several of the new sets are in fact re-releases of previous sets from years gone by such as Luke’s Landspeeder. They’ve received updates to bring them in line with current LEGO Star Wars models, but whether re-released LEGO sets are a good thing is something I’ll leave up to you the reader.

One of the highlights from this batch of releases are the new Imperial and Rebel Battle Packs. For a mere £11.99 you’re getting four minifigures, a few accessories and even a small vehicle or two. These are perfect for army building and bulking out collections and are bound to make excellent small gifts for fans.

You can find details of all of the new releases below ordered from least to most expensive based on their RRP.

Microfighters: Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle (75163) – RRP £8.99

Recreate mini Star Wars: Rogue One adventures with Krennic’s Imperial Shuttle Microfighter, featuring folding wings, two stud shooters and space to seat the included Imperial Shuttle Pilot with his blaster pistol.


Microfighters: Y-wing (75162) – RRP £8.99

Start a mini-scale LEGO® Star Wars adventure with this fun Y-Wing Microfighter, featuring dual flick missiles, front and rear-facing blasters, big engines, white, gray and yellow color scheme, and space to seat the included Y-Wing Pilot with his blaster pistol.


Microfighters: TIE Striker (75161) – RRP £8.99

Join the battle with this TIE Striker Microfighter, featuring folding wings, two stud shooters and space to seat the included TIE Pilot with his blaster pistol.


Microfighters: U-wing (75160) – RRP £8.99

Play out miniature LEGO® Star Wars adventures with this U-Wing Microfighter, featuring folding wings, two stud shooters and space to seat the included U-Wing Pilot with his blaster pistol.


Imperial Trooper Battle Pack (75165) – RRP £11.99

Boost your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection with the Imperial Trooper Battle Pack. This set features an Imperial walker with space on top for a minifigure, posable legs, two laser cannons and elevating stud shooters and a stud blaster storage clip, plus four minifigures each armed with a stud blaster.


Rebel Trooper Battle Pack (75164) – RRP £11.99

Expand your army with the Rebel Trooper Battle Pack. Featuring a speederbike with stud blaster storage clips and space for a minifigure, plus a trench section featuring a multidirectional laser cannon with stud shooter and extra ammo, this great set makes the perfect addition to any LEGO® Star Wars collection. Includes four minifigures each with a stud blaster


Buildable Figures: Baze Malbus (75525) – RRP £19.99

Join the battle against the Empire with skilled warrior Baze Malbus. Featuring red chest and shoulder armor, plus a heavy cannon with spring-loaded shooter, spare ammo and back-mounted ‘power’ canister, this sturdy and durable LEGO® Star Wars figure is great for recreating action-packed scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.


Buildable Figures: Chirrut Îmwe (75524) – RRP £19.99

Trust your senses with this buildable and highly posable LEGO® Star Wars Chirrut Îmwe figure. Featuring his folding bowcaster with spring-loaded shooter, textile tunic and decorated elements, this sturdy and durable figure is perfect for reenacting action-packed scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.


Buildable Figures: Scariff Stormtrooper (75523) – RRP £19.99

Defend the Empire’s territory with this buildable and highly posable LEGO® Star Wars Scarif Stormtrooper figure. Featuring a double-barrel blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter and stud shooter, plus decorated helmet and armor, this sturdy and durable figure is great for recreating unforgettable action scenes from the movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.


Yoda’s Starfighter (75168) – RRP £19.99

Add a classic ship to your LEGO® Star Wars collection with Yoda’s Jedi Starfighter. The diminutive Jedi Master’s craft of choice features folding wings, front-and-top-opening minifigure cockpit, space for R2-D2 behind, and two laser cannons and spring-loaded shooters. Includes a minifigure and R2-D2.


Duel on Naboo (75169) – RRP £19.99

Play out exciting Jedi vs. Sith duels as Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi go head-to-head against evil Darth Maul at the Naboo power generator. This detailed set features push-activated opening laser doors, a minifigure catapult function in the generator core and an opening purification chamber with removable ‘plasma’ element. Includes three minifigures.


Luke’s Landspeeder (75173) – RRP £19.99

Recreate unforgettable scenes on desert-planet Tatooine, as young Luke and C-3PO go in search of mysterious hermit Ben Kenobi in his landspeeder. This iconic model features a two-minifigure open cockpit, three engines and an opening trunk to store his electrobinoculars. There’s also a Tusken Raider and womp rat to keep the action level high. Includes four minifigures plus a womp rat figure.

MORE: Review: LEGO Star Wars – 75173 Luke’s Landspeeder


Desert Skiff Escape (75174) – RRP £29.99

Play out exciting duels above the sand dunes with this iconic set featuring Jabba the Hutt’s ‘hovering’ skiff with extendable plank, storage hold and movable rudders at the back. Help Han Solo fend off Boba Fett and the skiff guard before his friend walks the plank and falls into the mighty Sarlacc’s minifigure-devouring mouth.


The Phantom (75170) – RRP £39.99

Outrun Admiral Thrawn with the Rebel starfighter, The Phantom, featuring retracting landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit that detaches in an emergency, dual spring-loaded shooters, an opening rear compartment with included storage box containing detonator, and space beside the cockpit for Kanan’s friendly Astromech Droid, Chopper. Includes two minifigures and a droid.


A-wing Starfighter (75175) – RRP £44.99

Launch into LEGO® Star Wars missions with the high-speed A-Wing Starfighter, featuring an opening minifigure cockpit, retractable landing gear, rotating laser cannons and dual spring-loaded shooters. There’s also a service cart loaded with tools, extra ammo and a detachable access ladder to load the A-Wing Pilot into position. Includes three minifigures.


Battle on Scariff (75171) – RRP £54.99

Play out epic scenes from the blockbuster movie, Star Wars: Rogue One, on a mission to recover the top-secret Death Star plans from the heavily fortified beach bunker on planet Scarif. This feature-filled set includes a hidden weapons stash, exploding floor panels, sliding bunker doors with locking function, control panel, opening orange crate and the top-secret plans to the Empire’s Death Star. This set also includes four minifigures.


Y-Wing Starfighter (75172) – RRP £64.99

Expand your Rebel fleet with the iconic Y-Wing Starfighter. The unmistakable workhorse of the Rebel Alliance has been faithfully reproduced with LEGO® bricks and features many play starters, including retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit, rotating guns, dual spring-loaded shooters, and gearwheel-operated bomb-drop function. This great model also comes with a weapons loader with turning crane and extra ammo for even more immersive play. Includes four minifigures and a droid figure.

Do any of the new releases interest you? Let us know if you will be purchasing any and we will hopefully have reviews of a few of these sets up within the week. Personally I’m gunning for the Y-Wing Starfighter, though I must say it’s mainly for the great choice of minifigures it comes with.

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