LEGO has announced a January release for an all new enhanced edition of Boba Fett
's Slave I
, which sports a sleeker new design and a beefed up 537-piece count -- that's 179 more pieces than 2002's Jango Fett
edition. What's more, two new bounty hunter figures will debut with this set: IG-88
LEGO Global Partnerships and Alliances Director Jay Bruns explains the modifications featured in this latest version of Fett's infamous ride:
"This version is much more stable as the bottom has been rebuilt with an innovative new design. The ship is longer and has a more angular tail that closely resembles the movie vehicle. As with previous versions, the cockpit is on a swivel so that Boba is upright at any angle the ship is turned. There is also a new shooting function that has been built into the top of the ship just behind the cockpit which can be accessed via two doors that open and close."
In addition to Slave I, fans can also look forward to the January debut of a LEGO V-wing fighter and new designs for the TIE interceptor, A-wing, and B-wing fighters. Make sure to reserve some room in your holiday collection for these spectacular new year releases. Slave I will have a suggested retail price of $49.99.