The Lego Star Wars 2012 Summer Sets are shaping up to be some of the best sets for a while.
I wasn’t particularly taken with any of the early 2012 wave but there is more than one set in the July-August wave that I can’t wait to take a closer look at.
Unlike the sets from early 2012, there are a couple of big sets, including the much awaited Malevolence starship from The Clone Wars TV series and a re-release of Jabba’s Palace which includes a new Jabba figure.
Other new minifigures include Princess Leia as Boushh, Salacious Crumb, Oola (Jabba’s Twil’lek dancing girl) and a beautiful Queen Amidala figure.
In addition to the regular sets there are also three new Planets sets – Yavin, Bespin and Endor.
Lego Star Wars 2012 Summer Sets
Lego Desert Skiff 9496
Lego Republic Striker Starfighter 9497
Lego Saesee Tiin’s Starfighter 9498
Lego Gungan Sub 9499
Lego Sith Fury Class Interceptor 9500
Lego Malevolence 9515
Lego Jabba’s Palace 9516
Lego Pre Vizsla’s Mandalorian Fighter 9525
Lego X-Wing Starfighter & Yavin 4 9677
Lego Twin-pod Cloud Car & Bespin 9678
Lego AT-ST & Endor 9679
Lego Star Wars 2012 Summer Sets Gallery
We will post more information about the Lego Star Wars 2012 Summer sets as the release date draws closer.
The Lego R2-D2 (10225) set has been revealed, albeit briefly!
UPDATE: Added Official Video (thanks Lego) & Images (thanks Brickset)
Earlier today a designer video outlining the latest Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series set was uploaded to Lego’s Youtube channel then swiftly taken down (this seems to happen too often to be an error).
In the mean time some observent fans were able to get a closer look at the upcoming set including a detailed description.
Thanks to Brickset for the news!
Lego R2-D2 (10225) Exclusive UCS Set
Come with us as we take an exclusive look at the never before seen 10225 R2-D2™, the latest exclusive LEGO® Star Wars™ set! We’ll talk with Mike and Kurt, the talented LEGO® designers who brought this awesome model to life in LEGO® bricks.
The R2-D2 set will be available directly through LEGO® beginning in May 2012 via shop.LEGO.com and at LEGO® Stores. Visit shop.LEGO.com for more details on this amazing model!
Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ — the best-loved droid in the Star Wars galaxy!
Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before! Everyone’s favorite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series and features fantastic detailing, such as retractable third leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and a circular saw, rotating head and 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms.
With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection!
Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™!
Features retractable third leg!
Front panels open to reveal a universal computer interface arm and circular saw!
Features realistic rotating head!
R2-D2 features 2 fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms!
Includes fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure!
Measures over 12″ (31 cm) high and 7″ (18 cm) wide!
Lego R2-D2 (10225) Video
Lego R2-D2 10225 Image Gallery
We will update the site as the release date of the Lego R2-D2 set approaches.