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LEGO Set Leak – Star Wars Boarding the Tantive IV & R2-D2


Star Wars Boarding the Tantive IV & R2-D2

*EDIT* The models are now live on the LEGO website – check them out here.

Following a leak on Mexico’s regional Amazon site, LEGO Star Wars fans have been treated to a host of images (albeit limited written details) on two new models coming out in March 2024 in celebration of 25 years of LEGO Star Wars – R2-D2 75379 and Boarding the Tantive IV 75387.

Fans have been speculating for some time on what the Star Wars LEGO 25th Anniversary range might offer, so let’s take a closer look at the first new sets now on show.

R2-D2 75379 and Boarding the Tantive IV 75387

What Is the Release Date for R2-D2 75379 and Boarding the Tantive IV 75387?

Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but most sources speculate that the release date for both models will be 1st March 2024. No prices have been revealed.

What Is the Brick Count?

R2-D2 75379 clocks in at 1,050 bricks, roughly half the number used for the larger R2-D2 75308, which uses 2,314 bricks and elements. We can assume this will also mean the model will be half the size and – in theory – around half the price.

Boarding the Tantive IV 75387 comprises 502 bricks, in line with most Star Wars commemorative dioramas we’ve seen from recent years.

R2-D2 75379

How Many LEGO Minifigures Are Included?

One of the main draws of the R2-D2 75379 model is that (according to the box art) it includes a collectable LEGO Minifigure of Darth Malak, a legendary Sith Lord known for their appearance in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a game held in high regard among fans.

Boarding the Tantive IV 75387 includes Darth Vader alongside two Imperial Stormtroopers as they face off against Captain Antilles and two armed Tantive IV crew members, all wearing iconic consular ship helmets. The set also has its own special collectable minifigure in the form of a 25th Anniversary ARC Trooper.

Boarding the Tantive IV 75387

R2-D2 75379 and Boarding the Tantive IV 75387 – Features

If we’re honest, we’re struggling to see what sets R2-D2 75379 apart from its predecessor, and many fans online are also asking whether the model is necessary other than as a cheaper/space-saving LEGO display option. Perhaps more details will become apparent once the set is officially revealed on the LEGO website. That said, the Darth Malak minifigure is undeniably epic, so expect that to fetch a high resale price.

Boarding the Tantive IV 75387 is more appealing to us. 1977’s Star Wars (now subtitled A New Hope) remains the first step into the galaxy far, far away for most fans, who will never forget the first time they saw Darth Vader step through the smoke with his stormtroopers to assault the interior of the Tantive IV in search of the missing Death Star plans. The corridor scene feels ideally suited to a diorama set, and the model should sit nicely alongside similar sets.

Both sets include their own unique 25th Anniversary minifigure, including a special display platform. Assuming all the LEGO Star Wars 25th Anniversary models will come with an exclusive character, this does offer enthusiasts the tantalising prospect of a new collection to obtain.

LEGO Star Wars display case


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