Con Intel: LEGO Exclusive News for Star Wars Celebration

By mllNY

As any LEGO fan knows some of the hardest to obtain sets come as special edition convention exclusives and this year is shaping up to be no different at this year’s Star Wars Celebration. For the upcoming show in Orlando LEGO has just announced a set exclusively available to Star Wars Celebration attendees.

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga LEGO will be offering a special-edition set based on Han and Luke’s rescue of Leia from the Detention Block aboard the Death Star from the original 1977 film!

Celebration attendees will have the chance to enter a raffle to purchase the special-edition set inspired by the Detention Block AA-23. Consisting of 220 pieces, the set includes Luke Skywalker and Han Solo in Stormtrooper disguises ready to infiltrate the Detention Block and rescue Princess Leia.

Detention Block Rescue
220 Pieces
Ages 8-14
$40

The edition size was not mentioned but similar to other LEGO exclusives expect the set to be available in limited quantities. Should you win the raffle the set will be priced at $40.

Attendees can only enter the raffle on Star Wars Celebration website prior to the event. Entry for the raffle is already open and closes at 12:01 AM EST on April 6. All winners will be notified by April 7 of the date and time that they can line up at the LEGO booth.

Be sure to enter the raffle now if you are attending and plan on picking one up and even if you don’t win head over to their booth (Booth #2630) as I am sure they will have plenty going on throughout the entire four day event.

Finally, if you are also attending the show below are a few LEGO related panels you may want to check out.

Story Time with Cole Horton
April 16, 2017, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Star Wars Family Room W311- Family Stage
Speakers: Cole Horton

Join Cole Horton, co-author of LEGO® Star Wars: Chronicles of the Force, as he leads a lively reading of some beloved DK LEGO® Star Wars Readers.

Behind the Scenes with LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures
April 16, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Behind-The-Scenes Stage – W304, 3rd Floor
Speakers: Bill Motz and Bob Roth

Join executive producers Bill Motz and Bob Roth as they share insights into the making of the Emmy nominated series “LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures” and give a sneak peek at what’s to come!

Designing the LEGO® Star Wars™ Galaxy – the design and development of LEGO Star Wars construction toys
April 14, 2017, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: Behind-The-Scenes Stage – W304, 3rd Floor
Speaker: Rob Johnson

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating LEGO® Star Wars™ sets, packaging and content? 18 year LEGO veteran, former LEGO Star Wars Senior Art Director and current Brand Manager Rob Johnson from The LEGO Group will take you through the design and development process that brings your favorite LEGO Star Wars construction sets to life. The panel will be a deep dive into the LEGO Star Wars design process, from the conceptual stage to sculpting, prototyping, Lucasfilm approval and finally production, and will then cover the packaging development process. Lastly, the presentation will cover content development and wrap up with a Q&A session where there will be a special prize for the attendee with the best question.

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