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I'm definitley getting the Duel on Mandalore set, I really love the colours on the throne and it's a great way to get Maul and Ahsoka

After that I think the best set of the wave is the Mandalorian Starfighter, I'd have been all over that when I was younger - I love the darker colours and the 3 Mandalorians are all flawless. Here's hoping that Lego has seen how popular the Mandalorian battlepack has been and gives us a Mandalorian Civil War battlepack once the Mandalorian TV one is discontinued. 

All the other sets are good just none of them jump out at me as something truly special. I look forward to seeing the Forge but we might have to wait a while more for that one if it's an exclusive. 

Am I the only one annoyed that the Dark Trooper doesn't have some kind of droid body? The helmet mold is amazing though and does it use Wrecker's new armour piece? 

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Yay! Bo-Katan is one of my up-and-coming favorite characters, so I'm pleased with the new Gauntlet fighter. Great figures are awesome, but a wonderful build is just *chef's kiss* :wub:. I did own the 2012 version (but it's long since been disassembled) so it'll be nice seeing how the builds stack up.

And long have I waited for an Arquitens light cruiser! Yes, it bears Imperial "colors", but it's an easy mod into a Republic vehicle. The build is very nice, and the figure selection doesn't disappoint. Happy to see Fennec, but would've loved two Dark Troopers.

I don't own a Slave I, though the 2019 set is/was tempting. But I'll really want the new Boba, so I'll settle for this new one. It's funny to me that Mando's getting the Indiana Jones/Harry Potter treatment, being in almost all the sets, but it's kind of unavoidable.

The Trexler looks a tad wonky, but it's still pretty good. Wish we could've gotten the mortar trooper with the 2014-18 helmet, but oh well. (No, I wasn't expecting it to happen, it would just be nice to revert)

All in all? Well done Lego. :thumbup:

Now for that Gunship...

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I was really hoping for a set with Kuiil and a Blurrg actually, daft as that might sound!

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I'm definitley getting the Duel on Mandalore set, I really love the colours on the throne and it's a great way to get Maul and Ahsoka

After that I think the best set of the wave is the Mandalorian Starfighter, I'd have been all over that when I was younger - I love the darker colours and the 3 Mandalorians are all flawless. Here's hoping that Lego has seen how popular the Mandalorian battlepack has been and gives us a Mandalorian Civil War battlepack once the Mandalorian TV one is discontinued. 

All the other sets are good just none of them jump out at me as something truly special. I look forward to seeing the Forge but we might have to wait a while more for that one if it's an exclusive. 

Am I the only one annoyed that the Dark Trooper doesn't have some kind of droid body? The helmet mold is amazing though and does it use Wrecker's new armour piece? 

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Meh. Is this the first wave with zero sets from movies? Good builds but for me this the worst SW wave since the dark ages. I’ll probably limit purchases to just the Gauntlet and the Havoc Marauder. Maybe the Arqitens but only for a Republic mod as suggested.

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19 minutes ago, Ajf350d said:

I was really hoping for a set with Kuiil and a Blurrg actually, daft as that might sound!

Yeah he's the only main character that's missing and the Blurrgs were super utilised in the first season. 

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47 minutes ago, Brikkyy13 said:

Maul not using the monkey kid hilt piece is annoying but easily solved with a bricklink order (that is, if the piece has been produced in the right color yet. Last I checked I think it was only in gold :/ )

It comes in a few colours now including dark grey :wink:

Dang this wave is refreshing to see. Lots of new and/or cool stuff based on cool shows.

The biggest let-down to me is that they didn't use any budget to update the Ahsoka figure with a proper Lekku piece. This one simply doesn't work well for her at this stage, and the dinky "headband" printed up her forehead is embarrassing. Overall that set is cute though doesn't look worth the $20 USD price, but since I already have the Ahsoka and a Bricklinked Maul, probably pass.

Trexler looks like a good size with a good amount of Minifigures. No complaints.

Scaled down Slave I looks cool and the Mandalorian version of Boba Fett is a nice surprise despite being a mashup. I hope he has a unique roughed up face.

Mandalorian fighter looks good to me, though it's quite a lot of layering on the wings. The Minifigures are wonderful and the price and piece count seem right.

Moff Gideon's cruiser is nice though I doubt it will have much interior to speak of. It certainly could've used a second Dark Trooper, and Cara Dune's hairpiece is still wrong. But Fennic is a pleasant surprise that they actually did her helmet, and the one Dark Trooper that is there looks good.

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All of these are on my must-have list. Fantastic wave all round, especially as a Mandalorian fanboy across all their appearances

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Will definitely be getting the ITT and possibly Gideon’s Cruiser.

No need for another Slave I as I already have 2 iterations. Would have been tempted if they’d given Mandalorian Boba the Bombur gut piece though…

Edited by TeufelHund

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Well, this wave looks amazing! Might be first SW wave ever that I get every set! Mandalore duel looks awesome, shame Maul doesn't use Monkie kid hilt here though. Gauntlet fighter look great as well, Bo-Katan and Newhelmet for Gar Saxon sell the set for me. New Griff Karga sells that Imperial troop transport for me as well as mortar trooper. Gideon's ship is great as well, Fennec Shand has new helmet and Dark trooper too?! Take my money now Lego!

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1 hour ago, Agent Kallus said:

Glad that the darktrooper is a minifig. They're a lot bulkier than battle droids.

I was surprised it's a minifig!
I actually expected LEGO to make a droid-type minifigure a lá the super battle droid or something. 
But this one definitely looks a lot better and sturdier :sweet: 

Regards,
Mitch

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Wow, that Slave I. And it even has useful figures - and both of those figures have arm printing..

So I feared they'd make the ship bigger just for bumping the price but actually I think this is the perfect size for such a ship. I mean there's not more interior in the UCS version anyway.

And the rest: finally good minifigures again! We got almost 15 new mandalorians in around 2 years!

 

ha and I called it: they use black bar for the dark saber :pir_laugh2:

Edited by Kim-Kwang-Seok

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2 hours ago, Stuartn said:

These sets look amazing, I think 2021 will probably go down as one of the best years for SW yet, all of the figures look brilliant, as are all the sets, and I like DBG rather than LBG for the Marauder (Mando one, not the BB one- this will be confusing), though my favourite is the  - the micro TIE fighters are brilliant and I wonder if there is a microscale interior?

Yeah, I wondered momentarily why they called it the ITT - then I remembered...

The children.

1 hour ago, Agent Kallus said:

Glad that the darktrooper is a minifig. They're a lot bulkier than battle droids.

Yeah, I was wondering about that myself.

1 hour ago, Ajf350d said:

I was really hoping for a set with Kuiil and a Blurrg actually, daft as that might sound!

Given that he's the only character missing, there's no reason for LEGO not to make it. They have the Kuiil minifig all hashed out (2016 - 17 Ugnaught with different printing) and I feel like they could do what they did for Jurassic World, in that they have a body mold, two legs, and two arms.

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I hope so much, that this wave will succeed for many reasons...

I love how there is - as far as I can see - no needless filler stuff in any of these sets to artificially increase the price. The new slave one is just awesome. It works perfectly as a toy, has two cool figures and there is arm printing for characters, that really need them, while keeping it at a reasonable price. If the roumors are correct, there will be a Mandalorian forge, so lego saw that there are 2 not that central but really beloved characters that could be made with one new mould (blacksmith and Maul trooper)... Ok, there are stickers, but they are used for irrelevant stuff and not like the people in carbonite from the razor crest or essential elements from Harry Potter. I hope this can become a lesson of how to make future licence sets.

Star Wars was such a huge thing to me in my childhoood and teen years. It made me sad, when Disney took over and announced, that what I loved most about it was non-canonical now. The hope to get new awesome stuff declined with the announcement of EA doing all video games from now on... When I saw the IP got butchered by Kathleen Kennedy in the most malevolent way imagineable, I finally lost interest completely. I don´t get emotional easily, but seeing Mark Hamil having his heart broken by the destruction of Luke Skywalker in a way that makes children cry when they see Hamil on the street, hit me. Dave Filoni´s Mandalorian is in my eyes a resurrection of what Star wars once was. Simple Stories about characters that made me care about them by going through the classic heroes journey in an interesting sci-fi-setting. The last episode of season 2 made me tear up. If the sales of toys connected to it succeed, it does their part of proving that the classic elements of good story telling matter. Maybe then we will get cinematic masterpieces again like the original Mulan or Tarzan.

I´d love to get Kuiil, but I understand why they didn´t make him. The Mandalorians and Baby Yoda are cool figures even for children that don´t know the series. Shand will be most likely quite relevant to the Bad Batch series and they can use the mould in more than one set. Cara was meant to get an own show and stay relevant in the Mandalorian... also she is cheap to produce with this random hair piece. The old ugnaught piece is out of production, isn´t it? Kuiil would need to come with a Blurg... and I don´t know how popular a brickbuild one would be... A mould for a Blurg would be quite an investment, if we can´t predict how often they will appear again. We didn´t even have a Bantha until the micro fighter brick build version..

I´d just wish I hadn´t bricklinked an expensive Cara on bricklink when Disney canceled her role and stopped the merchandise production involving her.^^´

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2 hours ago, ood0 said:

They mentioned that battle packs weren't dead, am I crazy? Like a Praetorian Guard situation? Maybe throwing in an officer to represent the bridge crew on the Light Cruiser?

Why do a new helmet print and a jetpack that actually looks like his jetpack when you could just.. not? Probably a cost/limited spaces for new parts thing, but come on. They didn't even make his armour and helmet the same colour.

Most likely dark troopers will show up in other sets, but I think ut depends mostly of they be frequent in the future.

The special troopers from Rogue one and Solo movies have not shown up again.

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Looks like I was right and they took the arm printing off Mando in the Arquitens. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

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17 minutes ago, Gorilla94 said:

 The hope to get new awesome stuff declined with the announcement of EA doing all video games from now on... When I saw the IP got butchered by Kathleen Kennedy in the most malevolent way imagineable, I finally lost interest completely. I don´t get emotional easily, but seeing Mark Hamil having his heart broken by the destruction of Luke Skywalker in a way that makes children cry when they see Hamil on the street, hit me.

This is, uh... A take.

Personally I'd be all for brick built blurrgs, although I don't know if it would be made of so many pieces that a new mould would be no more expensive. I guess the Tauntaun gets its own mold, and a blurrg would presumably be about the same size. I think it would work great in one of the microfighter double packs, though.

Getting a closer look at the Trexler Marauder, I'm not sold on the combination of dark and light bley. I think it would have looked better were it all one shade of one or the other. It's probably the set I'll pick up first though, in all honesty.

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11 minutes ago, hondohnaka said:

Looks like I was right and they took the arm printing off Mando in the Arquitens. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

I don't think they did - I'll pm you a picture with the figs. You can clearly see where the printing exists.

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Insanely surprised by the Slave 1 minifigs.. I didn't even considered buying it and now I want it more than ever (also I don't already have a Slave 1, so..)

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36 minutes ago, Gorilla94 said:

I don´t get emotional easily, but seeing Mark Hamil having his heart broken by the destruction of Luke Skywalker in a way that makes children cry when they see Hamil on the street, hit me. 

Ughhh thanks for reminding me why I keep on going through long periods of not engaging in the Star Wars fandom

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2 minutes ago, MAVERICK26 said:

I don't think they did - I'll pm you a picture with the figs. You can clearly see where the printing exists.

Oh dope thanks. Maybe I’m just looking at the pictures wrong bc I have trust issues with Lego :hmpf:

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2 minutes ago, MAVERICK26 said:

I don't think they did - I'll pm you a picture with the figs. You can clearly see where the printing exists.

Yeah, he's clearly got arm printing

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