The Star Wars Lego Planets sets are small, micro building sets that feature a Star Wars minifigure, a micro scale vehicle with display plate and a hollow plastic planet designed to hang from the ceiling or as a stand to display the ship.
Star Wars Lego Planets 2012
Planets Series 1
- 9674 Naboo Starfighter and Naboo Pilot
- 9675 Sebulba’s Podracer and Sebulba
- 9676 TIE Interceptor and TIE Pilot
Planets Series 2
- 9677 X-wing Starfighter and Rebel Pilot with Yavin 4
- 9678 Twin-Pod Cloud Car and Lobot with Bespin
- 9679 AT-ST and Driver with Endor Planet
Star Wars Lego Planets 2012 Gallery
Star Wars Lego Planets
For serious fans, Lego has presumably designed these sets as a way of offering collectors a way to collect unique Star Wars mini figures in the same way that they offer special minifigs as part of their Collectible Figures series; low priced sets that can be easily obtained but don’t break any licensing laws.
As Star Wars is a heavily licensed franchise, any products the Lego company produces is restricted by licensing rights owned by other toy companies. In 2011 Hasbro filed a suit against Lego for producing a range of Magnets featuring the Star Wars figures. As the magnets could be detached from the figures, Hasbro regarded the figures as “action figures”, for which Hasbro owns (and pays millions of dollars for) the rights to produce.
Lego responded by attaching the figures to the magnets permanently, so they could no longer be removed. These new style magnets became significantly less appealing for collectors and fans. Presumably Lego then set about designing other ways to offer unique figures to fans in a low priced set.
For casual fans the Star Wars Lego Planets sets are a great way to get a Star Wars figure as well as a small vehicle and a decoration/background for a low price.
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