As early rumours suggested there are indeed two pilot minifigs with the new 75218 X-Wing Starfighter
, due out in August.
If you can pull your eyes away from the authentic 70's moustache
adorning Luke's best buddy's upper lip you will immediately spot that both helmets are completely new moulds. No, me neither - it's like an otter isn't it?
The included droid is R2-Q2
who accompanied Biggs Darklighter in Red Three during the Battle of Yavin. According to Wookieepedia the astromech associated with Biggs has is white with metallic brown markings, and is not to be confused with the Imperial astromech
of the same name and exact colourings as the new LEGO minifig.
Supporting the Biggs-owns-a-silver-droid-with-black-details is the Entertainment Earth Astromech Droid Pack
from Hasbro. Someone, somewhere has made an oopsie.
This set is expected to have a price point of US$79.99/€99.99 and will be accompanied on the shelves by a number of new LEGO sets, including:
- 75214 Anakin's Jedi Starfighter
- 75215 Nemesis Gang Chariot (code named Solo set)
- 75216 Snoke's Throne Room
- 75217 Chimera (code named Solo set)
- 75219 Gorgon (code named Solo set)
- 75220 Sandcrawler
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