Rumoured to be released in August of this year is the highly anticipated X-Wing Starfighter C 75218.
This is the first classic X-Wing design for about 6 years so as you can imagine there is a lot of excitement around this one. This build should cost around £80 – £90 for 731 pieces which isn’t bad value for money when you consider it comes with 4 mini figures.
You get Luke Skywalker, R2D2, Biggs Darklighter (who is sporting a pretty mean 70’s mustache), & R2Q2. You may remember Biggs from the Battle of Yavin as he fought side by side with his best buddy Luke in Red Three.
The Starfighter itself has spring-loaded missile launchers mounted on each wing, stud shooters either side of the cockpit. A nice feature that seems to be available with set, is the ability to swap the markings on the wings depending on which minifigure you have piloting the ship.
This set looks to be accompanied by a number of new LEGO® sets, including:
- 75203 Hoth Medical Chamber 255 Pieces
- 75213 LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calender 307 Pieces
- 75214 Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter 247 pieces
- 75216 Snoke’s Throne Room 492 pieces
- 75220 Sandcrawler 1239 pieces
- 75221 Imperial Landing Craft 636 pieces
All sets are scheduled for an August release except the Advent Calender which is released a month later in September. We may see a few more sets from Solo: A Star Wars™ Story to be added to this lineup.