The newest Star Wars: The Last Jedi toy leaks place a spotlight on the first wave of LEGO sets that will be available when tie-in merchandise hits stores later this year. In their Disney era, Lucasfilm has become known for extremely secretive marketing campaigns that barely touch on key points from the plots of their films. The studio has done an admirable job keeping spoilers out of trailers and TV spots, but for some reason they've been unable to clamp down on unofficial toy leaks from Episode VIII. Various LEGO kits have given fans a greater idea of what to expect than the actual teaser, hinting at various set pieces and character designs.
Just yesterday, the mini-figures for Poe Dameron and General Hux made their way online, and now it seems like the entire product line is out for all to see. The latest collection of leaked images showcases a variety of LEGOs, offering some more story details along the way.
This batch comes courtesy Reddit (hat tip Star Wars News Net) and has 22 images in all. Viewers can see the packaging (which leaked previously to confirm rumors), as well as the sets fully assembled out of the box. Check them all out for yourself in the space below:
The Resistance bomber, First Order heavy assault walker, and First Order Star Destroyer have already been seen. Among the new reveals are the Resistance transport pod, Kylo Ren's TIE fighter, and a First Order heavy scout walker. The mini-figures that come with each set potentially tease aspects about the movie itself. Based on the pictures, BB-8 will accompany Finn and Rose Tico during whatever dangerous mission they embark on; and Hux will be fighting in the Battle of Crait, commanding his forces. Kylo's fighter apparently needs a whole crew to operate - including a stormtrooper, First Order pilot, and a BB unit. Also among the sets is a fresh line of larger Buildable Figures: Elite TIE Fighter Pilot, Chewbacca, Rey, and Elite Praetorian Guard. Rey looks to be holding a different lightsaber hilt, though this could be a similar situation to Battlefront II's demo mode.
Another interesting detail in the Star Destroyer kit is what looks to be a hologram of an unknown character with Snoke. Because the photo is taken from so far away, it's difficult to say who it is. Logical possibilities are Kylo Ren and Hux, both of whom will likely be in contact with the Supreme Leader at various points in The Last Jedi. With D23 right around the corner (and Episode VIII director Rian Johnson attending), it will be fascinating to see what Lucasfilm debuts at the expo. There will obviously be a big Star Wars presence, so hopefully the behind-the-scenes sizzle reel gives fans plenty to chew over until the next trailer arrives.
Source: Star Wars News Net
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