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Lego unveils epic Imperial Light Cruiser and more new Star Wars Mandalorian sets coming in August

Lego's new Imperial Light Cruiser is one of three new Lego Star Wars sets unveiled at LegoCon 2021 on June 26, 2021.
Lego's new Imperial Light Cruiser is one of three new Lego Star Wars sets unveiled at LegoCon 2021 on June 26, 2021. (Image credit: Lego)

Three new Lego Star Wars spaceships were unveiled Saturday (June 26) at the first-ever Lego Con (opens in new tab), held online and livestreamed from the toy giant's hometown of Billund, Denmark.

The newly released "Star Wars" sets include an epic hero set in the Imperial Light Cruiser (opens in new tab), an Imperial Armored Marauder (opens in new tab) and legendary bounty hunter Boba Fett's Starship (opens in new tab), all tied to the Disney Plus (opens in new tab) hit series "The Mandalorian." All three sets will be available Aug. 1 at Lego.com and at participating stores. Here's what we know about them so far. 

Related: The best Star Wars Lego sets of 2021

The Imperial Light Cruiser

Lego Imperial Light Cruiser: $159.99 at Lego.com (opens in new tab)
Protect the Child against Moff Gideon and his Dark Trooper with this hero set from "Star Wars: The Mandalorian." Available Aug. 1.

The Imperial Light Cruiser (opens in new tab) will retail for $159.99 USD and includes 1,336 pieces, making it a massive set. It will include six Lego minifigures: The Mandalorian, Cara Dune, Fennec Shand, Moff Gideon, Baby Yoda and a new Dark Trooper. You'll also get a bridge (which can be used as a handle for flying), two turrets with spring-loaded shooters, two TIE fighters and a launcher, among other assets. 

"'The Mandalorian' fans can recreate epic hero versus villain battles from Season 2 with the first-ever Lego brick-built model of the Imperial Light Cruiser," Lego said in a statement.

Boba Fett's Starship

Lego Boba Fett's Starship: $49.99 at Lego.com (opens in new tab)
Lego's newest version of Boba Fett's Starship comes with a Mandalorian twist, complete with beskar spear. Available Aug. 1.

Boba Fett's Starship (opens in new tab) will retail for $49.99 USD and includes 593 pieces. It comes with two Lego minifigures, which are probably easy to guess: Boba Fett (blaster included) and The Mandalorian (complete with his own blaster rifle and a beskar spear.) 

A Carbonite brick is also included "for creative play possibilities," Lego stated, along with a handle for flying, an opening minifigure cockpit, rotation wings and some stud shooters and cannons, among other things.

The Imperial Armored Marauder

Lego Imperial Armored Marauder: $39.99 at Lego.com (opens in new tab)
Relive an epic chase from the Star Wars TV series "The Mandalorian" with this 478-piece set. Available Aug. 1.

The Imperial Armored Marauder (opens in new tab) retails for $39.99 USD and has 478 pieces. You'll get four minifigures in this set: Greef Karga with a blaster pistol, two Stormtroopers with blasters and a new Artillery Stormtrooper with a mortar gun and backpack. The Marauder has stud shooters, blaster cannons and a minifigure cockpit, among other items. 

"'The Mandalorian' fans can play out action-packed battles between Greef Karga and Stormtroopers with this Lego brick model of the Imperial Armored Marauder from Season 2," Lego said.

Another space theme came to light at Lego Con during a guest appearance of former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, who flew two space shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope and was the first person to tweet from space. Massimino discussed life as an astronaut, NASA's forthcoming Artemis moon program that aims to put astronauts on the surface later in the decade, and Lego's ongoing efforts to recreate real-life spacecraft as Lego sets.

While you're waiting for the new "Star Wars" sets, be sure to check out some of the best "Lego Star Wars" builds currently available, as well as recent Lego space sets such as the Discovery space shuttle and Hubble, the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station and the Apollo 11 lunar module.

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Elizabeth Howell, Ph.D., is a contributing writer for Space.com (opens in new tab) since 2012. As a proud Trekkie and Canadian, she tackles topics like spaceflight, diversity, science fiction, astronomy and gaming to help others explore the universe. Elizabeth's on-site reporting includes two human spaceflight launches from Kazakhstan, and embedded reporting from a simulated Mars mission in Utah. She holds a Ph.D. and M.Sc (opens in new tab). in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and a Bachelor of Journalism from Canada's Carleton University. Her latest book, NASA Leadership Moments, is co-written with astronaut Dave Williams. Elizabeth first got interested in space after watching the movie Apollo 13 in 1996, and still wants to be an astronaut someday.