While the images below show three of the known sets coming out in August, as well as the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calender (due out in September), there are a few notable absences. Click up the images below to check out hi-def shots and then scroll down below to find out why.
In a typical year LEGO will release the bulk of its sets on general release - meaning that any retailer who stocks toys - has the opportunity to sell LEGO sets. However each year LEGO negotiates a number of sets that will be sold as exclusives, either through specific retailers such as Target, Walmart and Toys "R" Us or direct to its customers (known as D2C) via LEGO brand stores, and the shop@home website and typically LEGO brand catalogues do not show these sets:
75203 Hoth Medical Chamber (expected Walmart exclusive)
75221 Imperial Landing Craft (believed Toys "R" Us exclusive)
We also know that there are still three outstanding Solo: A Star Wars Story sets excluded from the catalogue. Their omission wasn't accidental as the lead time to design, print and distribute these catalogues quite often leads to leaks - as you may recall happened when a LEGO certified store in Italy put up a poster for the new UCS Millennium Falcon.
75215 Cloud Rider Swoop Bikes
75217 code name Chimera (believed to be Imperial Conveyex)
75219 code name Gorgon (expected to be Imperial AT-Hauler)