We may have to wait until mid-December (Dec. 16, to be exact) before we get to see director Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on the big screen, but these awesome LEGO Star Wars sets based on Rogue One will make waiting for the new Star Wars movie a little less hard to bear.
LEGO has announced that it will be unleashing eight new building sets, including three of those uber-cool buildable figures, and that they are set to hit store shelves in less than a month, on Sept. 30.
So, if you’re a huge LEGO fan, or if you’re just a fan of those little movies set in a galaxy far, far away -- or both, I’m pretty sure these new sets will be a must-own for you guys, especially since owning a life-size TIE Striker, U-Wing or AT-ST Walker is pretty much a pipe dream.
Here’s the official description for each new LEGO Star Wars set:
75119 - Sergeant Jyn Erso
This tough Rebel soldier has everything she needs to take on the Empire. Build the figure, load the blaster rifle, put her in a battle pose and fire the spring-loaded shooter! Then grab the truncheons and turn the wheel to activate the arm-swinging battle function. Jyn Erso is ready to bring the battle to the Empire!
75120 - K-2SO
Once an Imperial security droid, K-2SO is now ready to fight for the Rebel Alliance. Build the droid, then push the button to the side to swing each arm or push it straight to swing both at the same time! The powerful K-2SO has the strength and skill to take on the Empire!
75121 - Imperial Death Trooper
Elite soldiers of the Imperial Intelligence, Death Troopers are the Empire’s most imposing enforcers and bodyguards! Build the trooper, grab the blaster pistol from the holster or fire the blaster rifle with spring-loaded shooter. Then put him in a battle pose and get ready to defend the Empire!
75152 - Imperial Assault Hovertank
Help Chirrut battle the Imperial Assault Hovertank as it patrols the streets. This tough urban patrol vehicle has a two-minifigure cockpit and a rotating and elevating turret gun with spring-loaded shooters to target enemies of the Empire. And if the rebel forces hide out of sight, open the storage container, grab the blasters and play out your own mini urban battles!
75153 - AT-ST Walker
Go on the hunt for Baze and the Rebel Trooper aboard the All Terrain Scout Transport. Open the top hatch, load up the AT-ST Driver and move the legs to speed into action. When you’ve tracked them down, turn the wheel to rotate the top and prepare to fire the spring-loaded shooters! Can Baze and the trooper escape the advancing AT-ST? That's for you to decide...
75154 - TIE Striker
Prepare for launch with the amazing TIE Striker, the Empire’s atmospheric patrol fighter! Open the minifigure cockpit from the top or front and put in the TIE Pilot. Help the Imperial ground crew member put supplies in the rear hold and arm the spring-loaded shooters. Then adjust the huge wings and launch into the skies in search of rebels!
75155 - Rebel U-Wing Fighter
Open the cockpit and place the U-Wing Pilot in his seat. Fire up the engines and launch into the sky. Keep a lookout below with the transparent window, and when you spot the enemy, fire the front spring-loaded shooters and stud shooters mounted in the side doors. You can even fold the wings back for a bigger model!
75156 - Krennic's Imperial Shuttle
When a tough transport ship is needed, Krennic's Imperial Shuttle is the perfect choice. Put him into the pilot seat, open out the thick-armor plating and seat the Death Troopers. Lower the ramp and check the blasters are secured, then arm the spring-loaded shooters and seal the hull for takeoff. Raise the landing skids, lower the wings for flight mode and set off on another dangerous mission!
Have a look at the gallery below, and let us know which of those LEGO Star Wars building sets based on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story you’ll be grabbing.
P.S. I've also included the U.S. price tag for each set.