The 75253 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set was unveiled in May and we expected it to be available from the 1st of September.
Yesterday the designer video was released for the set , you can hear some interesting information about the design process:
Surprisingly after the release of the video the set became available at the US LEGO Shop@Home site for $199.99! Unfortunately the rest of the world still has it listed as “coming soon”.
The corresponding app is released as well for iOS and Android, if you have the Boost hub you can give it a try and test how the droids would behave, or you can even follow the instructions and build your own scrapyard version of the droids!
One of the most requested accessory for Powered Up is an adapter cable that works with the Power Functions components. We are still not sure if it will come officially, but actually it’s not that difficult to make your own – unfortunately you have to sacrifice some parts for it. In this video I show you what are the possibilities of a “dumb” converter cable, one that acts as a standard motor, the other acts as a train motor.
** Update ** – added the mock-up of the Control+ hub, corrected the L motor dimensions and added more information based on an interview
The LEGO Fan Media Days started yesterday in Billund and the lucky participants already had a very interesting session with the Powered Up team. As it was reported by The Rambling Brick and Brickset, the team shared a presentation about the Powered Up system and they had a chance to see some of the Control+ (Technic Powered Up) components we did not see previously. Make sure to check the articles linked above for the full presentation and all the photos, some of them used here for comparison.
Today, the LEGO Group unveils the latest addition to its much-loved Star Wars™ range – and it’s something even Yoda’s Force sense didn’t see coming. The new 75253 LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander set offers all the creativity and coding fun of LEGO® BOOST alongside the chance to build three of the film franchise’s most iconic droids: R2-D2; the Gonk Droid; and the Mouse Droid.
The set will be available from the 1st of September 2019 and the price is US $199.99 – CA$249.99 – DE €199.99 – UK £179.99 – FR €219.99 – DK 1799.00DKK – AUS 359.99.
Update – I created a page dedicated to Powered Up to have all information available in one place. Click here!
I presented you in details all the LEGO Powered Up components in January in my video and we’ve been waiting for these parts to show up at shop.lego.com since then. The wait is finally over, you can buy them following the links below – click on the Euro / USD / GBP price for the country-specific LEGO shop site.
UPDATE #4 – Here is my full review with unboxing, build details, feature presentation and an outdoor field test in a quarry!
UPDATE #3 – According to zusammengebaut.com LEGO Germany confirmed that the release of the set will be delayed until October 2019 because of some production problems of certain parts. This delay does not affect the other Technic sets scheduled for August.
UPDATE #2 – Check out my detailed summary about the Powered Up system and the currently available components that will power this set as well
UPDATE – We received a some detailed images of this gigantic construction set from the Bauma 2019 convention that happened last week (image source – Promobricks)
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