Lego Imperial Light Cruiser: $159.99 at Lego.com Protect the Child against Moff Gideon and his Dark Trooper with this hero set from "Star Wars: The Mandalorian." Available Aug. 1.View Deal
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The Imperial Light Cruiser 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 Lego's newest version of Boba Fett's Starship comes with a Mandalorian twist, complete with beskar spear. Available Aug. 1.View Deal
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Boba Fett's Starshipwill 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 Relive an epic chase from the Star Wars TV series "The Mandalorian" with this 478-piece set. Available Aug. 1.View Deal
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The Imperial Armored Marauder 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.
Elizabeth Howell is a contributing writer for Space.com who is one of the few Canadian journalists to report regularly on space exploration. She is the author or co-author of several books on space exploration. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota in Space Studies, and an M.Sc. from the same department. She also holds a bachelor of journalism degree from Carleton University in Canada, where she began her space-writing career in 2004. Besides writing, Elizabeth teaches communications at the university and community college level, and for government training schools. To see her latest projects, follow Elizabeth on Twitter at @howellspace.