As "Star Wars" fans worldwide gear up for the "May the Fourth" franchise celebration, Lego has a few coming deals to showcase its new sets.
The building toymaker recently released a $200 R2-D2 model, a $70 Darth Vader helmet, a $50 Scout Trooper helmet and a $60 Imperial Droid, adding on to an ever-growing list of dozens of "Star Wars" products. And there are even more deals coming in time for the celebration this week.
Lego's "Star Wars" event page notes that VIP members of Lego — you can join the program for free — will receive double points on all Lego "Star Wars" purchases between Saturday (May 1) and Wednesday (May 5).
VIP members can also enter a sweepstakes for a one-of-a-kind Lego "Star Wars" collectible featuring Jon "Dutch" Vander, one of the Rebel test pilots in Gold Squadron who died during the successful attempt to blow up the Death Star in "Star Wars: A New Hope" (1977).
If it's safe enough for you to visit a Lego store in person, the toymaker is trying to make it worth the effort for "Star Wars" fans. Between May 1 and May 5, anyone who spends more than $40 in-person on Lego "Star Wars" stuff will receive a free Imperial shuttle. That certainly won't be hard to do with any of the new sets listed above.
If you're willing to spend more than $85 in-person or online, "Star Wars" fans can receive a free Tatooine homestead, as long as the purchase comes between May 1 and May 5. That's the famous homestead of Luke Skywalker's family at the beginning of "A New Hope" — remember the double-sunset scene? — which is also featured in the prequel series (1999 to 2005) and at the end of the sequel series (2015 to 2019).
Also make sure to look at Space.com's "Star Wars" Lego page for more information about sets we recommend buying.
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Elizabeth Howell (she/her), Ph.D., is a staff writer in the spaceflight channel since 2022 covering diversity, education and gaming as well. She was contributing writer for Space.com for 10 years before joining full-time. Elizabeth's reporting includes multiple exclusives with the White House and Office of the Vice-President of the United States, an exclusive conversation with aspiring space tourist (and NSYNC bassist) Lance Bass, speaking several times with the International Space Station, witnessing five human spaceflight launches on two continents, flying parabolic, working inside a spacesuit, and participating in a simulated Mars mission. Her latest book, "Why Am I Taller?", is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University and a Bachelor of History from Canada's Athabasca University. Elizabeth is also a post-secondary instructor in communications and science at several institutions since 2015; her experience includes developing and teaching an astronomy course at Canada's Algonquin College (with Indigenous content as well) to more than 1,000 students since 2020. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday. Mastodon: https://qoto.org/@howellspace