Update (7/13 | 1:00pm EST):
We have some new revelations in the long-awaited release of the LEGO Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector's Series Republic Gunship. According to Instagram user lego_club_news, who has been ahead of the curve on a lot of 2021 announcements, the LEGO Star Wars™ UCS Republic Gunship (75309) is expected to be announced Officially this Thursday, 7/15.
The post also included some previously unknown details such as the set will include an updated Mace Windu minifigure alongside a Yellow Phase 1 Clone—which will certainly disappoint fans who were hoping for enough Clonetroopers to fill out the ship.
The set will also contain 3,292 parts and will retail for $349.99 USD. The Official Release date for Shop@Home is slated for August 1st, and there's no mention of a VIP Presale on the books, according to their post. As always, this is only rumored as of now, but we should have more details by Thursday.
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Original Article (7/6 | 2:30pm EST):
Harkening back to June, when LEGO Star Wars™ Creative Team Lead Jens Kronvold Frederikson spoke with LEGO Fan Media Sites, he assured fans that we'd hear more come mid-summer. We're now firmly in mid-summer and we still haven't heard anything regarding the forthcoming LEGO Star Wars™ UCS Republic Gunship, which we're still tentatively calling set 75309.
"Mid-summer, you will hear more. The only thing we can say now is that the model is absolutely awesome." -Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, LEGO Creative Team Lead
It was expected that with the first ever LEGO Con, and their teasers that hinted at some new LEGO Star Wars™ revelations would come to light, fell flat when several sets that were already anticipated were announced instead of the UCS sets that have been rumored for 2021. Other LEGO News Fan Media Sites are still reporting the same initial details as we did back in June, and that's that the ship will retail for $349.99 USD and will contain about 3,500-4,000 parts. It has also been confirmed by Jedi News that we won't be seeing an updated return of Jedi Bob in this particular UCS, and as of right now the Minifigure lineup has been purely speculative, with Mace Windu and a lineup of several new Clone Troopers and Pilots also being included.
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