LEGO Star Wars - Novelties 2016

With LEGO and Star Wars, two classics meet, so to speak. The interaction has been around for a long time - but what about new trends and products? Presenter Klas Bömecke is on site for Messe.TV and finds out for you.

LEGO Star Wars Resistance Troop Transporter

Klas Bömecke: What almost no exhibitor can do without this year is the Star Wars theme. It's different with Lego, of course, because they've had Star Wars in their program for several years now. And you have a few new stories again this year.

Resistance Trooper Ackbar Princess Lea
Interview with LEGO Toy Fair

LEGO Star Wars Princess Lea and Admiral Ackbarleer

Lego employee: That's right. Of course, with The Force Awakens coming in December, we had to bring something onto the market. For example, the Resistance Troop Transporter, which can also be seen briefly in the movie. It offers many functions for children, which they can of course also play with. For example, the option to open the roof. So that they can use the figures - here, for example, Princess Lea. Here on the side you can open the cockpit with a rotary wheel, where you can also insert figures. For example, a pilot. The whole thing comes in a set: Lea, Admiral Ackbar, who you probably also know as "it's a trap", and the two Resistance Troopers.

Star Wars Resistance Troop Transporter with Pilot
Resistance Troop Transporter from LEGO

Klas Bömecke: That's already on the market at the moment, right? Lego employee: Yes, it's already on the market. It came onto the market in the first half of the year, so it actually came onto the market in January, yes. Klas Bömecke: And nobody has heard of it yet!

LEGO Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank

Lego employee: Yes. This is the "Clone Turbo Tank", which is coming out in the second half of the year, and you probably already know it from the movie "The Clone Wars". But this is a revised version. It has been around before and has now been redesigned. It now has the option of being steerable to the right and to the left, which is very, very cool. Klas Bömecke: That looks quite unusual. It's attached individually!

Clone Turbo Tank

Lego employee: Yes, exactly. The axles are individually suspended and so there is also the option of using spring mechanisms, for example, to move the vehicle. Klas Bömecke: What else can it do? Lego employee: It can do a lot. For example, it has a shooter function. You can open it on both sides. You can look inside and insert the walker. (You have to compress it a bit - I'm not going to show that now, it might take a bit longer). But it actually works. You can open it at the back and you can also open it at the front to put a figure in the cockpit. And it also has a retractable observation post which is also a very, very cool feature. The "Clone Turbo Tank" is extremely playable. Equipped with lots of functions and lots of fun for the children. Klas Bömecke: Super, yes, it's a really cool thing. Star Wars remains exciting at Lego. Lego employee: Yes! Star Wars definitely remains exciting. The Awakening of the Force came out in December. Now in winter, of course, there will be another Star Wars movie, which is a very exciting thing for all fans, and Lego will of course also realize this for us. Klas Bömecke: Good, thank you. Lego employee: Please!

Star Wars Clone Turbo Tank LEGO
Star Wars play figures from LEGO