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"For good luck": The dice of Han Solo

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For good luck Han Solo hung a set of gold dice in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon. In order to experience that same happiness, you can soon hang them on your rearview mirror.

Han carried the dice with him from childhood, "for good luck". After he won the Millennium Falcon "fair and square" from Lando Calrissian, he hung up the stones in the cockpit. Years later, the dice became Ben Solo's favorite children's toys, or Kylo Ren.

In A New Hope viewers could catch the first glimpse of the golden dice in the cockpit of Han and Chewbacca. Then two 'normal' stones with dots indicating the amount, gold colored and a chain.

For The Force Awakens, the stones were re-created, but they could not be seen in the picture. For The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story we saw the stones for the first time up close. In The Last Jedi we see how the stones are transferred from Luke to Leia after Han's death, although they were force projections. In Solo we see the lucky charms of Han in 'action'.

This time no longer as 'normal' dice with a color, but 'real' dice with symbols from the Star Wars universe.

In your own 'cockpit'

Soon it will be possible to hang the dice yourself in your cockpit (or car, we do not all have such luxury). The replicas that have been inspected by Lucasfilm are now available at Zavvi.

Delivered in a small storage box with imprint of the logo of Solo and a closing bag, the dice came to me recently. The first reason to grab the car was seized, to attach this gain to the rearview mirror as quickly as possible. A ride on the highway is more fun if you feel like you're making the Kessel Run ... minus the danger to your own life.

The replicas are made of metal. As a result, they feel and view them as 'the real deal', and not as cheap plastic trash, for example. The actually beautiful stones are therefore perfect to exhibit in your own collection, or to hang them on your mirror and always feel like Han on the go.

Thanks to Zavvi for making a set of dice available for this article. Order your own copy here!

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Overview Star Wars LEGO 2019 sets

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In January 2019 the new Star Wars LEGO sets will be in stores again.

For the winter waves it is customary that there are several microfighters and for the first time Star Wars sets will appear in the LEGO Juniors line.

Below the complete list of the provisional American prices.

75223 - [Naboo Starfighter] • $ 10 US


75224 - [Sith Infiltrator] • $ 10 US


75225 - [Elite Praetorian Guards Battle Pack] • $ 15 US


75226 - [Inferno Squad Battle Pack] • $ 15 US


75228 - [Escape Pod vs. Dewback Microfighters] • $ 20 US


75229 - [Death Star Escape] • $ 30 US


75233 - [Droid Gunship] • $ 50 US


75234 - [AT-AP] • $ 60 US


75235 - [Juniors ™ X-Wing Starfighter] • $ 30 US


75237 - [Juniors ™ TIE Fighter] • $ 20 US


75247 - [Juniors ™ A-Wing Starfighter] • $ 15 US

In April, the following sets will be on the shelves of specialty stores and toy shops:

75238 - [Small Playset 1] • $ 30 US
75239 - [Small Playset 2] • $ 30 US
75240 - [May the Fourth Villain Ship] • $ 70 US
75241 - [Large Playset] • $ 60 US
75242 - [Hero Ship] • $ 50 US
75243 - [Slave I] • $ 120 US
75244 - [1HY UCS] •> $ 120 US (larger box than 75243)
75252 - [2HY UCS] • $ ??? US
75258 - [20th Anniversary PR (Public Release)] • $ 30 US
75259 - [20th Anniversary Exclusive] (Walmart) • $ 40 US
75260 - [20th Anniversary Exclusive] (Target) • $ ?? US
75261 - [20th Anniversary Exclusive] (Walmart) • $ 30 US
75262 - [20th Anniversary Exclusive] (Walmart) • $ 20 US
30383 - [Naboo Starfighter] • $ 4 US
30384 - [Snowspeeder] • $ 4 US
30461 - [Anakin's Podracer] • $ 4 US

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LEGO 75251 Darth Vader's castle - for sale from December!

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The rumor went - right after a new Darth Vader figure had been leaked - for some time and yesterday the official news came: in December LEGO set 75251 - Darth Vader's castle will appear!

Prepare the action on the planet Mustafar with LEGO® Star Wars 75251 Darth Fathers castle! This building set of Father's threatening-looking home base contains all sorts of great details, such as a stone-built lava flow, an underground hangar with mouse droid and connection point, an old Sith sanctuary with holocron, racks for extra ammunition and secret compartments with many more Sith relics. The hangar also houses a buildable TIE Advanced Fighter model with bubble shooters and a seat for the Darth Vader minifigure. Furthermore, in the castle you will find a bacta tank, Darth Vader's meditation room with a holographic communication unit and a meeting platform on top with a gun cannon to defend the castle. Besides the classic Darth Vader, the set includes a bacta tank version of the Dark Lord, plus 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.

  • Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader, Darth Vader (bacta tank version), 2 Royal Guards and an Imperial Transport Pilot.
  • The set includes the castle of Darth Vader and a buildable version of Father's TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • The castle has an underground hangar with mouse droid and connection point, an old Sith sanctuary with holocron, racks for extra ammunition, Sith relics, secret compartments with a hidden light sword handle and a red kyber crystal, plus room for Father's TIE Advanced Fighter.
  • The castle also has an entrance door on the side, an opening bacterium tank, a hook for Lord Father's cape, a meditation room with space for a minifigure and holographic communication unit, plus a round meeting space on top with a shot gun to defend the castle.
  • The TIE Advanced Fighter has 2 looters and a cockpit that can be opened with space for a minifigure.
  • Weapons: Darth Fathers red light sword, the blaster of the Imperial Transport Pilot and the Force pikes of the Royal Guards.
  • De Star Wars Darth Vader's castle set is about 41 cm high, 28 cm wide and 23 cm deep.
  • The TIE Advanced Fighter is approx. 6 cm high, 11 cm wide and 9 cm long.
  • € 139,99
  • 1060 parts

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LEGO unveils set 75222: 'Betrayal at Cloud City'

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The rumor that a LEGO Cloud City set would be released dates back to 2017 and today LEGO came with the confirmation: Betrayal at Cloud City is the name of set 75222 that will be on sale from 1 October!

Because photos say more than words, the very first images of this set:

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First overview of new LEGO Star Wars sets

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Later this year, the most famous brand from Denmark will provide the toy stores with a new series of Star Wars sets.

Also this time the Bothan skewer came with an (still incomplete and with American prices) overview of all sets showing that for the first time LEGO Star Wars sets will appear in the Juniors ™ line!

The exact date on which everything should be in the shops is not yet known but judging from previous years, this will be around December.

  • 75223 - Unknown SW Microfighter "Classic" - $ 9.99 US
  • 75224 - Unknown SW Microfighter "Classic" - $ 9.99 US
  • 75225 - Elite Praetorian Guards Battle Pack - $ 14.99 US
  • 75226 - Clone Troopers Battle Pack - $ 14.99 US
  • 75227 - Unknown SW Microfighter Dual Pack "Classic" - $ 19.99 US
  • 75228 - Unknown SW Microfighter Dual Pack "Classic" - $ 19.99 US
  • 75229 - "Great Vehicle" Escape - $ 29.99 US
  • 75233 - Droid Gunship - $ 49.99 US75234 - AT-AP - $ 59.99 US
  • 75235 - Juniors ™ X-Wing Starfighter - $ 29.99 US
  • 75236 - Juniors ™ 75237 - Juniors ™ TIE Fighter - $ 19.99 US
  • 75247 - Juniors ™ A-Wing Starfighter - $ 14.99 US

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