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REPORT: LEGO Dropping BD-1 And Cad Bane's Ship As New Sets

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By Culture SlatePublished 2 years ago Updated 2 years ago 3 min read

There is no complete agreement on which LEGO set was the first, but the frontrunner for that title seems to be "LEGO Garage with Automatic Door." It was released in 1956 (though some estimates have it at 1955) and had 69 parts. In the last 67 years, there have been hundreds of more LEGO sets, but none have been as popular as the Star Wars sets. The first was released was the 7140 X-Wing Starfighter, which had 266 pieces. For reference, that's a little over half of what it takes to build a modern LEGO X-Wing. The point is the Star Wars LEGO sets have become more popular and intricate as time has gone by. As a result, pretty much everything Star Wars has its own LEGO set.

Well, if the rumors are true, and it seems they are, we are getting more. Two of the most popular characters created recently, the evil bounty hunter Cad Bane and the cute little droid companion BD-1 will be getting their own sets. Along with those are seven more LEGO sets that are re-makes of older sets. These include the AT-ST walker, Jedi starfighter (from Attack of the Clones), and the AT-TE. The remaining four have yet to be named.

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All nine LEGO sets are releasing this summer of 2022. Fans of the series will have no difficulty recognizing the name of the ruthless, Jedi-hunting bounty hunter that has clashed with many main characters, including most recently Boba Fett in The Book of Boba Fett. The LEGO set, which centers around his ship The Justifier, coincides with the release of the Slave I set, which was simply named Boba Fett's Starship. So Bane's appearance in The Book of Boba Fett might be what pushed LEGO to actually go ahead and create a set for him. At 1,062 pieces, let's hope this justifies the $160 price tag and that it comes with some minifigs. See what I did there?

The second set revolves around the cute droid BD-1 exploration droid, the primary companion for Cal Ketsis seen in the critically and commercially acclaimed game Jedi: Fallen Order. In the game, BD-1 rides on Cal's back and helps him with small tasks to get him through doors and solve puzzles to advance the game. He's the latest in a long line of cute droids that help the protagonist, going all the way back to R2-D2. As with the recent appearance of Bane, the fact that Jedi: Fallen Order II is set to be announced soon could be what triggered the making of this particular set. In addition, BD droids got some more love as one appears in The Book of Boba Fett on Tatooine.

The rumors surrounding one of the unidentified sets state that it will be closer to a life-sized set, such as Grogu from The Mandalorian, the Jedi Master Yoda, and yet another cute droid, D-O, featured in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. This would make the most sense, given that there isn't a more elaborate set that could be centered around him without making it about all of the other characters and the game's ship as well.

All of this is could change, as LEGO has been known to adjust, delay, or straight up cancel kits, but early reports are looking like this will be the Star Wars lineup coming this summer. Regardless, that breaks down what is potentially on the way. After that, we'll have to see what happens with BD-1 and Cad Bane. Whatever the case may be, we won't run out of Star Wars properties to make LEGO sets out of any time soon.

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Written by Tommy Durbin

Source(s): CBR

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