With Star Wars: The Last Jedi still more than 6 months away from its premiere in theaters, fans and collectors are scraping up any information they can find about the movie from all corners of the internet.
Even though details of the movie are being kept under wraps, Lucasfilm still has to deal with all of its licensing partners as the march toward Force Friday picks up. And though Hasbro, Funko, and Hot Wheels might all be unveiling key details before they're supposed to, LEGO manages to keep a tight lid on their products right up until the last possible moment.
Well, someone at the Russian LEGO website might not have gotten the memo as the site just unveiled a new look at a new Luke Skywalker minifigure of the character's appearance in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
The website banner features a collection of the different trilogy eras with their respective villains looming in the background; Darth Maul watching Padme Amidala, Anakin Skywalker, and young Obi-Wan Kenobi; Darth Vader watching old Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, and Princess Leia; and Kylo Ren watching General Leia, Rey, and a heretofore unrevealed old man Luke.
Because they appear to be actual minifigures as opposed to CG mockups, and due to the fact that it is on an actual LEGO product website, it's a safe bet that the crusty old Jedi will appear in an upcoming set for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Fans were clamoring for the character after he appeared in the closing scene of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, whether it was in a poly bag or some other kind of promotion.
Lucasfilm had been saving the character's triumphant return to collectibles and figures, however, until this year's film. And finally we'll be able to get our hands on an up-to-date Luke Skywalker figure.
We should find out more as we get closer to the September launch of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran.0comments