Wednesday, 8 September 2010


One of the most noticeable things about the online LEGO community is the sheer amount of time and energy spent speculating feverishly about which new sets we'll be able to get our eager hands on in the future (see for instance Eurobricks' LEGO Star Wars 2011 Pictures & Rumors), and also the excitement that surrounds the news of new set launches. This is, to be fair, in part fuelled by the ability of the LEGO company to keep a secret right up until the point that they're good and ready to make an announcement. Naming no names, I can think of a few other companies who could learn a thing or two from them.......

Anyway, if you can't beat 'em then join 'em, so here are the 3 confirmed sets that I'm most looking forward to right now :

1. Tower Bridge

Just look at this beauty ! Designed by LEGO legend Jamie Berard, at 4287 pieces it'll be the third largest LEGO set ever, and it's due to arrive in October 2010, so not long to wait. Given it's size (about a meter in length), there is the very real question of where on earth I'll be able to display it, but I'll worry about that when the time comes.....

2. White Boba Fett Minifigure

OK, so this one's a bit of a cheat as there are already a few floating about, but most of us have yet to have the opportunity to get one. Only so far given away at a couple of LEGO-related events overseas, I'm really hoping that there may be some kind of event or giveaway in the UK. Otherwise it's off to Ebay to get well and truly scalped........ :-(

I love Ultimate Collectors' Series (UCS) sets. They're generally huge, detailed and with fewer design compromises than other sets. When the magnificent UCS Imperial Shuttle was announced a while back, I thought that it might be our one and only dose of Star Wars UCS goodness for the year, but no - the LEGO company has another UCS model in store for us in 2010. We are truly blessed ! The UCS Jedi Starfighter will be with us in November.

So time to start saving the pennies, people.....


  1. atkinsar8/9/10

    They seem to have been handing out these white boba fetts like bread in the US! When are we going to see some in Europe and more specifically, in the UK?

    I'm holding out a (small) hope for some sort of giveaway of these at the Great Western Lego Show at Steam this year.

  2. @atkinsar - I did wonder whether the white Boba Fetts might appear at some point as a free gift with purchases over £50 at TRU, similar to the chrome stormie and the shiny vader minifig before that, but no sign yet. Still, we can hope....