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LEGO Star Wars 2009

Updated on August 4, 2014

2009 was a big year for the LEGO Star Wars Universe. LEGO had successfully launched their new Clone Wars line the previous year and this year they were celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars building sets. After a decade long partnership, LEGO would commemorate this milestone by releasing a large number of promotional items. If your goal is to own all the LEGO Star Wars building sets or minifigures, this year would give you are run for your money.

Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid

Item #: 7751
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 8-14
Pieces: 291
Minifigures:

  1. Ahsoka Tano

  2. R7-A7

  3. Buzz Droid (2)

This building set is based on Season 1, Episode 19 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the episode Ahsoka loses most of her squadron, after disobeying Anakin’s orders. It is up to you to decide how badly things turn out for this young Padawan. The Vulture Droid and Jedi Starfighter are both equipped with flick-fire missiles. While Ahsoka Tano’s starfighter has working landing gear, the Vulture Droid rotates it wings, to switch between flying and landing mode. This would be the first time a Vulture Droid was released in blue and the first R7-A7 droid minifigure to be include in a building set.

LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Box
LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Box
LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Ahsoka’s Starfighter & Vulture Droid 7751 Minifigures

Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter

Item #: 8037
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 8-14
Pieces: 570
Minifigures:

  1. Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars)

  2. Ahsoka Tano

  3. R2-D2

The Y-Wing fighter was the workhorse of the Rebel Alliance, but it was first deployed during the Clone Wars. They were used primarily by the Republic as bombers. They carried a huge payload for such a small craft. This would be the third Y-Wing LEGO designed for their regular Star Wars Building Sets, but the first based on the animated Clone Wars. Astromech droids were often used to help pilots control their starships and this building set took advantage of that function. When placed in the droid socket, the R2-D2 minifigure was used to fire the missiles by being tilted backwards. The Y-Wing can seat two minifigures. However, while almost any minifigure can sit in the back bubble-turret, only Anakin and a select few can fit in the pilots cockpit. Despite being the main force of the Republic, Clone Trooper minifigures were too bulky for the seat. I am sure it is just the armor that makes them “look” fat.

LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Box
LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Box
LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Anakin’s Y-Wing Starfighter 8037 Minifigures

Armored Assault Tank (AAT)

Item #: 8018

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 8-14

Pieces: 807

Minifigures:

  1. Yoda (Clone Wars)

  2. Clone Trooper

  3. Super Battle Droid (3)

  4. Battle Droid (2)


The Armored Assault Tank is a mid-sized repulsor tank used by the Trade Federation and the Confederacy of Independent Systems. A crew of four battle droid would operate this heavily armed vehicle. This set was based on the Clone Wars episode that had Yoda taking on an ATT, not bad for a little guy. However, LEGO got a few of the detail wrong. The box pictures the battle on a different planet and they included regular Clone Trooper minifigures, instead of the ones with red markings. The model’s top hatch can opens, to allow a minifigure to sit in the vehicle. Since this is a tank, it comes with flick-fire missiles and a rotating gun turret capable of moving up and down. The set would be larger than the original ATT released in 2000 and come in the blue Clone Wars color scheme. This set would be the first to include the Clone Wars Yoda and Super Battle Droid with rocket launcher arm minifigures.

LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Box
LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Box
LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Armored Assault Tank 8018 Minifigures

Battle of Endor

Item #: 8038
Affiliation: Episode VI
Ages: 9-14
Pieces: 890
Minifigures:

  1. Han Solo (Brown Pants)

  2. Chewbacca

  3. Princess Leia (Endor)

  4. R2-D2

  5. Rebel Endor Commandos (2)

  6. Wicket

  7. Paploo

  8. Chief Chirpa

  9. Scout Trooper (2)

  10. Imperial Trooper

In what would be a crippling blow to the Empire, the Rebel Alliance sent a small strike team to Endor in preparation to destroy the second Death Star. With the help of the Ewoks, they were able to blow up the shield generator protecting the Death Star II. This would be the first time LEGO would create the Shield Bunker and one of the few buildings ever designed for the Star Wars theme. It was detailed to look similar to both the outside and inside of the building seen in the movie. The two sliding blast doors could be opened independently by turning their respective cogs. The exploding armour-plated walls could not be launched off as the description would have you believe, but they can be removed manually to simulate an explosion. The Rebel Endor Commandos would be seen for the first time in this building set. The rest of the vehicles are improved versions of previously released sets from 2002. The AT-ST had movable legs and was given greater detail in its design. The imperial speeder bikes, the Ewok’s firing catapult and glider were also altered for this release.

Assassin Droids Battle Pack

Item #: 8015
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 94
Minifigures:

  1. Assassin Droid (3)

  2. Elite Assassin Droid (2)

The building set comes with a basic speeder design. Two Assassin Droids are able to sit in seats facing back to back, with blasters mounted in front of them to take out targets. The speeder was also equipped with flick-fire missiles on its wings. This vehicle does not actually exist in the Star Wars Universe. It was created by LEGO to package the Assassin Droid minifigures and get around Hasbro’s exclusive contract to sell Star Wars action figures. The real feature of this set are the three Assassin Droids and two Elite Assassin Droids. With a grand total of five minifigures, this would be more than the four minifigures usually placed in a Battle Pack. Assassin Droids are emotionless killing machines that have no fear and experience no pain. Their three optic sensors give them a 360 degree field of vision, making it almost impossible to sneak up on or avoid detection. Elite and regular Assassin droids are the same minifigure, except for being different colors. Their bodies are that of the common Battle Droid, but their heads are made of an upside-down cone brick, an orange stud and one more stud matching the color of the droids body. Because these Assassin Droids require more pieces in their assembly than most other minifigures, the Battle Pack contains more pieces than usual.

LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Box
LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Box
LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Assassin Droids Battle Pack 8015 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Box
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Box
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Assembled Front
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Assembled Front
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Assembled Inside
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Assembled Inside
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Ewok Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Ewok Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Rebel Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Rebel Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Troop Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Battle Of Endor 8038 Troop Minifigures

Clone Walker Battle Pack

Item #: 8014
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 6-12
Pieces: 72
Minifigures:

  1. Clone Commander

  2. Clone Trooper (2)

  3. Clone Gunner

The walker included in this set was the All Terrain Riot Control Transport or AT-RCT. It was mainly in use during the Darth Krayt’s Galactic Empire and could be seen during the Battle of Kashyyyk. For the LEGO Clone Wars video game, they were available in “Small Air Support” and named AT-RT. They were primarily used in cities and areas of dense population. The walker’s legs have three joints that can be moved up and down. This allowed them to be posed in different walking positions. The walker was also equipped with two flick-fire missiles. As is the case with all Battle Packs, it is the minifigures that are the real selling point. This set would include the first set of black colored ARC minifigures.

LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Box
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Box
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker Battle Pack 8014 Minifigures

Echo Base

Item #: 7749

Affiliation: Episode V

Ages: 7-12

Pieces: 155

Minifigures:

  1. Han Solo (Hoth)

  2. Rebel Hoth Soldier (2)

  3. Snowtrooper (2)

  4. Tauntaun

The Rebel Alliance attempted to set up a more permanent base on the ice planet of Hoth, but were soon discovered by the Empire and forced to flee. Many brave Rebel soldiers gave their lives so that more could escape to fight another day. This would be the second LEGO building set of Echo Base. The first Hoth Rebel Base 7666 had the outside shield doors and gun turret. This set would focus more on the defense perimeter outside the base that attempted to stop the AT-ATs bearing down on their shield generator. The Empire is lacking their big guns in this set, all they have are two Snowtroopers with an E-Web Blaster. The Rebel’s on the other hand are well prepared. The anti-infantry laser battery has an opening door for a minifigure to fit inside and is equipped with two missiles that can be launched simultaneously by pressing a TECHNIC rod in the back. The snowbank trench has a mechanism for the minifigures to stand on that will launch them backwards as if they have been blown up. (The Rebels did lose this battle.) The Hoth soldier minifigures’ goggles were redesigned to more closely resemble the movie and Han Solo would be given a unique design for this set. This would be the first time a LEGO Tauntaun would be included in a LEGO building set.

Corporate Alliance Tank Droid

Item #: 7748

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 7-12

Pieces: 216

Minifigures:

  1. Clone Jetpack Trooper (2)

  2. Battle Droid (2)

The NR-N99 Persuader-Call Droid Enforcer was nicknamed the Snail Tank, because of its appearance not its speed. This tank could reach speeds of 60 kilometers an hour. However, it was not very maneuverable and was easily flanked. This Corporate Alliance vehicle and its heavy armor were perfect for invasion missions and literally barreling into enemy troops or fortifications. It is a good thing those Clone Troopers have jetpacks to fly out of its way. The main part of this LEGO model was its movable tread. It was comprised of 56 chain pieces, that is almost a quarter of the pieces included in the whole set. This is a tank, so it comes equipped with guns and long flick-fire missiles.

LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Box
LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Box
LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Corporate Alliance Tank Droid 7748 Minifigures

Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser

Item #: 7754
Affiliation: Episode V-VI
Ages: 9-14
Pieces: 789
Minifigures:

  1. Admiral Ackbar

  2. Lando Calrissian (General)

  3. Mon Mothma

  4. General Madine

  5. Mon Calimari Officer

  6. A-Wing Pilot

The MC80 Home One Star Cruiser was originally built by the Mon Calamari for civilian use, but during the Galactic Civil War the Rebel Alliance converted them to battleships. Their large size and armament made them ideal for command ships. Home One was the personal flagship of Admiral Ackbar. Although this ships sleek design and immense size is impressive, the building set focuses on three of the rooms found within the ship. The largest area of the model is dedicated to the repair bay. There is a working crane for moving an engine or other heavy parts. The set includes the first Green Squadron A-Wing fighter. The A-Wing is more than a set piece, it has flick-fire missiles and a removable engine. The other half of the set is dedicated to the briefing room and command center. The briefing room has a “hologram” of the Death Star to plan your attack and Admiral Ackbar’s chair spins so you can yell, “It's a trap!” This set would see the first Mon Mothma, General Madine, Mon Calamari Officer and Admiral Ackbar minifigures to be released in a LEGO building set. Although Lando Calrissian and an A-Wing pilot minifigure had been released, this set would feature a new design for them both. This building set would win the 2009 Fan’s Choice Competition.

Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer

Item #: 7752

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 8-14

Pieces: 385

Minifigures:

  1. Count Dooku

  2. FA-4

  3. MagnaGuard


Count Dooku used a Punworcca 116-class Interstellar Sloop to travel across the galaxy during the Clone Wars. Star Wars fans would first see his personal yacht as he fled Yoda during the First Battle Of Geonosis, in Star Wars: Episode 2-Attack of the Clones. However, this LEGO set was designed after the one featured in the Clone Wars animated show. It had movable wings, two flick-fire missiles and working cargo bay doors. A small speeder was also included in the set and could fit inside the cargo bay. This was a limited edition building set and only available through LEGO.com. LEGO stores and Toys “R” Us. The pilot FA-4 droid minifigure was exclusive to this set.

LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Box
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Box
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Speeder
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Speeder
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Count Dooku’s Solar Sailer 7752 Minifigures

Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter

Item #: 8017
Affiliation: Episode IV
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 251
Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader

Darth Vader flew an experimental TIE Fighter with deflector shields and a hyperdrive. These are important features if you are a Dark Lord, rather than an expendable TIE pilot. This exact fighter was never mass produced by the Empire, because the cost was prohibitive. However, if Vader was in a standard TIE Fighter he never would have survived the Millennium Falcon’s attack at the Battle of Yavin. The LEGO model’s front cockpit allowed a Darth Vader minifigure to sit in the pilots seat. LEGO added several features to this starfighter that were not found on the actual Advanced TIE Fighter from the Star Wars universe. They added flick-fire missiles and the wings could fold. This would be the first building set to include the new Darth Vader minifigure. The minifigure had a lot more detail added to the torso piece.

LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Box
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Box
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Darth Vader Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 Darth Vader Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Box
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Box
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Echo Base 7749 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Box
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Box
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Home One Mon Calimari Star Cruiser 7754 Minifigures

Hyena Droid Bomber

Item #: 8016
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 232
Minifigures:

  1. Rocket Battle Droid (3)

The Hyena-Class Bomber was used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems during the Clone Wars. These droid bombers were capable of carrying four proton bombs, six proton torpedoes and six concussion missiles. They were also equipped with two light laser cannons, which allowed it to fly on missions without an escort or double as a fighter. This building set incorporated the bombers ability to pivot its wings from flying mode to walker mode. It didn’t carry a full ordnance, but it did have four dropping bombs. This would be the first set to include the Rocket Battle Droid minifigure.

LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Box
LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Box
LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Rocket Battle Droid Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Hyena Droid Bomber 8016 Rocket Battle Droid Minifigure

Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon

Item #: 7778
Affiliation: Episodes IV-VI
Ages: 8-14
Pieces: 356
Minifigures: N/A


The most famous hunk of junk in the galaxy would be the first LEGO Star Wars vehicle to get a midi-scale building set. These sets are too small for minifigures, but have too many pieces and details to be considered a mini building set. This model of the Millennium Falcon would measures 9.3 inches (23.5cm) long, 6.7 inches (17cm) wide and 3.2 inches (8cm) high. It has rotating guns on the top and bottom, as well as a revolving radar dish. This was a limited edition set celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the LEGO Star Wars line. It was only available in the United States through Walmart stores and Tesco stores in the United Kingdom. Despite being a 10th Anniversary set, it was packaged in a Clone Wars box.

LEGO Star Wars Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon 7778 Box
LEGO Star Wars Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon 7778 Box
LEGO Star Wars Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon 7778 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Midi-Scale Millennium Falcon 7778 Assembled

Pirate Tank

Item #: 7753

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 8-14

Pieces: 372

Minifigures:

  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars)

  2. Hondo Ohnaka

  3. Turk Falso


The WLO-5 Speeder Tank was also known as the Ubrikkian Tank. This repulsortank’s heavy armor, strong weaponry and easy exits in the middle, for boarding other ship, made it an ideal pirating vessel. The Weequay pirates employed several of these ships in their operation. This vehicle was first seen in Season 1, Episode 12 of Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon. In the episode Count Dooku was kidnapped by Hondo Ohnaka and his gang of pirates. The box claims this LEGO building set is a “Special Edition”, but that is the only thing that makes it “special”. The model itself is equipped with flick-fire missiles and the driver’s seat can pop up on the top of the vehicle. Repulsor lift technology is not economically feasible to incorporate into a LEGO set, but it does have wheels to roll on the ground.

LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Box
LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Box
LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Pirate Tank 7753 Minifigures

Republic Attack Shuttle

Item #: 8019
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 8-14
Pieces: 636
Minifigures:

  1. Mace Windu (Clone Wars)

  2. Clone Pilot

  3. Clone Trooper

The Nu-Class Shuttle was a fast long-range vehicle used by the Republic during the Clone Wars. The LEGO Republic Attack Shuttle had a lot of interactive features to play with. The roof could be folded up to reveal the inside of the shuttle and had room for three minifigures to sit down. This would be the first set to include the Mace Windu Clone Wars minifigure. The two side wings could be folded up or down. With “Attack” in the name, LEGO had to put a lot of firepower into their design. This model sports a movable gun turret, dropping bombs underneath and eight auto flick-fire missiles. The missiles were able to be launched using a switch that incorporated TECHNIC pieces.

LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Box
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Box
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Inside
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Inside
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Shuttle 8019 Minifigures

Separatist Shuttle

Item #: 8036
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 7-12
Pieces: 259
Minifigures:

  1. Nute Gunray

  2. Onaconda Farr

  3. Pilot Battle Droid

  4. Battle Droid (2)

The Sheathipede-Class Transport Shuttle was used by the Trade Federation to carry their high-ranking officials across the galaxy. This model is Nute Gunray’s personal shuttle, the Lapiz Cutter. He had no weapons installed, but made sure to have strong deflector shields protecting the ship. The main door of this model could be opened by turning a gear attached to TECHNIC pieces. A removable seat for important guest was secured behind this door. The landing gear could be folded down or around the vehicle and the opaque viewport flips open. This would be the first LEGO set to have the Nute Gunray and Onaconda Farr minifigures.

LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Box
LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Box
LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Separatist Shuttle 8036 Minifigures

Republic Attack Cruiser

Item #: 20007
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 8+
Pieces: 84
Minifigures: N/A

The Venator-Class Star Destroyer were large capital ships used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. Their ability to both transport large amounts of personnel and supplies, as well as engage in heavy combat made them a vital part of the Republic fleet. Releasing this vehicle in mini building set form allowed fans to possess these gigantic ships without having to find the shelf space. The model used the flick-fire missile pieces, bud did not come with any missiles. They were simply used for aesthetics and capturing the ships physical design. This set was given to Brickmaster members in 2009 for the months of January and February.

Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser

Item #: 8039

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 9-14

Pieces: 1,170

Minifigures:

  1. Chancellor Palpatine

  2. Senate Commando (2)

  3. Clone Pilot

  4. Clone Gunner


The Venator-Class Star Destroyer was heavily used by the Galactic Republic later in the Clone Wars and in the beginning of the Galactic Empire. It was also referred to as a Venator-Class Destroyer, Republic Attack Cruiser and Imperial Attack Cruiser during its long service. It was one of the largests ships able to operate in atmospheric conditions. The ability to land on a planets surface and unload a large scale number of troops, vehicles and heavy armament made it a versatile vessel. It was used as a destroyer, transport, carrier, and command ship. LEGO made this capital ship building set over 20 inches (50.8 cm) long, 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide and 7 inches (17.8 cm) high. It would feature 8 rotating lasers on its sides and two large cannons capable of moving up and down on the bottom. The back compartments open to reveal a sliding turret armed with two flick-fire missiles. Since this is Palpatine’s personal flagship, there is an escape pod in the back that can fit one minifigure. I wonder who it will be used for? The bridge has a cockpit that can be removed, so a minifigure can fit inside and the front opens up to expose Palpatine’s office. Although Palpatine has had plenty of minifigures designed as the Emperor, this would be the first Chancellor Palpatine minifigure released. The set would also have the first Senate Commando minifigures produced by LEGO.



LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Box
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Box
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Opened
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Opened
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser 8039 Minifigures

Republic Gunship

Item #: 20010
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 94
Minifigures: N/A

The Low Altitude Assault Transport was used for air support and transportation of troops. The Grand Army of the Republic was able to move up to 30 Clone Troopers or four speeder bikes at time in combat. However, this is a mini building set, so you can’t fit anything inside. It was a Brickmaster exclusive in the United States, but sold through the LEGO.com website to LEGO Club members in Europe. In Europe is was sold with the AT-TE Walker 20009.

10th Anniversary Super Pack

Item #: 66308

Affiliation: Complete Universe

Ages: 7-12

Pieces: 414

Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader

  2. Stormtrooper (3)

  3. Shadow Stormtrooper

  4. Rebel Trooper (4)


This Super Pack included 3 LEGO Star Wars building sets and was available in Scandinavia. Even though this was a 10th Anniversary celebration set, it only included one set from their 2009 line. Darth Vader’s TIE Fighter 8017 was released on the LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary, but the Imperial Dropship 7667 and Rebel Scout Speeder 7668 building sets were both released the previous year in 2008.

LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Box
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Box
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Darth Vader's TIE Fighter
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Rebel Scout Speeder
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Rebel Scout Speeder
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Imperial Drop Ship
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Imperial Drop Ship
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars 10th Anniversary Super Pack 66308 Minifigures

Promotional Mini Building Sets

Typically Mini Building Sets are a great way for people to collect LEGO sets without spending a lot of money or needing a lot of space. However, this year all the mini sets were given away or sold as promotional items. So unless you happen to subscribe to the UK Daily Mirror, are a LEGO Club member or happen to go to the right convention, this year was going to be more difficult and expensive to maintain your collection.

AT-TE Walker

Item #: 20009
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 7+
Pieces: 94
Minifigures: N/A

The All Terrain Tactical Enforcer was used by the Republic during the Clone Wars. Clone Troopers simply thought of these things as tanks. Their heavy armor and powerful arsenal made them effective weapons against enemy fortifications. Their ability to transport an entire platoon of troops was ideal for strategic deployments in the battlefield. This set was a Brickmaster exclusive and given away through the July/August LEGO Magazine. LEGO Club Magazine members were able to buy it from Nov. 9th to Dec. 21st. Just in time for the holidays.

LEGO Star Wars AT-TE Walker 20009 Bag
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE Walker 20009 Bag
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE Walker 20009 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars AT-TE Walker 20009 Assembled

Battle Droid on STAP

Item #: 30004
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: N/A
Pieces: 26
Minifigures:

  1. Battle Droid

The Single Trooper Aerial Platform were used by the Trade Federation and Confederacy of Independent Systems. These agile and lightly armed vehicles were piloted by the B1 Battle Droids. This set was in the first batch of mini building sets to include a minifigure. It was given away for free with the September 8, 2009 issue of the United Kingdom’s Daily Mirror.

LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Battle Droid Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Battle Droid on STAP 30004 Battle Droid Minifigure

Clone Walker

Item #: 30006
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: N/A
Pieces: 33
Minifigures:

  1. Clone Trooper

The Clone Walker was used by the Galactic Republic during the Clone Wars. These bipedal vehicles were operated by a two man crew. While the use of a pilot and gunner allowed for optimal efficiency, either station could fully control the walker. Since this is a mini building set, there is only room for one minifigure in its design. LEGO did give this model posable legs, so you can move them up and down to simulate walking. This set was only available in the Daily Mirror on September 6th, 2009.

LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Clone Trooper Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Clone Walker 30006 Clone Trooper Minifigure

General Grievous Starfighter

Item #: 8033
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 6-12
Pieces: 44
Minifigures:N/A

General Grievous would use a modified Belbullab-22 Starfighter as his personal fighter. This heavy fighter was used by the Confederacy of Independent Systems in response to the V-Wing Starfighter. These single pilot ships were more powerful than the droid starfighter. Its two rapid-fire triple laser cannons and strong ion drives made it more than a match for its opponents. With the need to quickly travel across the universe and stay in contact with his troops, Grievous had his ship modified with special hyperdrive and HoloNet transceiver. This set could be obtained in the September 9th, 2009 issue of the Daily Mirror. It was the second design of General Grievous’ starfighter released by LEGO and he first mini building set of his personal starfighter.

LEGO Star Wars General Grievous Starfighter 8033 Bag
LEGO Star Wars General Grievous Starfighter 8033 Bag
LEGO Star Wars General Grievous Starfighter 8033 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars General Grievous Starfighter 8033 Assembled

Imperial Speeder Bike

Item #: 30005
Affiliation: Episode V
Ages: N/A
Pieces: 33
Minifigures:

  1. Stormtrooper

Why does a does a Stormtrooper come with a speeder bike instead of a Scout Trooper? Well, this is not the 74-7 Speeder that fans have come to know from the Return of the Jedi movie. This smaller speeder design does not appear in the Star Wars Universe, but is a creation by LEGO. This promotional set was given away with the Daily Mirror on Saturday, September 5th 2009 in Eastern Europe and the UK. It would be one of three Mini Building Sets to include a minifigure.

LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Stormtrooper Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Imperial Speeder Bike 30005 Stormtrooper Minifigure
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Cruiser 20007 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Cruiser 20007 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Cruiser 20007 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Attack Cruiser 20007 Assembled

Republic Dropship & AT-TE

Item #: comcon10
Affiliation: Clone Wars
Ages: 6+
Pieces: 202
Minifigures: N/A

202 pieces is a lot for a mini building set, but this pack actually contained two mini models. The LEGO Republic Dropship was designed to attach itself to the AT-TE. The All Terrain Tactical Enforcer was the same 20009 building set given away in the July/August LEGO Magazine and sold to LEGO Club Magazine members from Nov. 9th to Dec. 21st. However, the combo pack with the Low Altitude Assault Transport/Carrier was only available at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, as a Brickmaster exclusive. To make collectors salivate even more, only 500 of these numbered sets were created.

SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Box
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Box | Source
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Box Open
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Box Open | Source
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 AT-TE Assembled
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 AT-TE Assembled | Source
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Dropship Assembled
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Dropship Assembled | Source
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Assembled
SDCC 2009 LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-TE comcon10 Assembled | Source
LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 20010 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 20010 Bag
LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 20010 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship 20010 Assembled

Ultimate Collector’s Series

These large sets are not for the timid LEGO builder. With over 1,000 pieces they will require a lot of patience, skill and display space. However, they also offer a lot of detail and bragging rights.

Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker

Item #: 10195

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: 14+

Pieces: 1,758

Minifigures:

  1. Clone Trooper (6)

  2. Clone Pilot (2)


The Republic utilized the Low Altitude Assault Transport/Carrie to move heavy cargo and large armored vehicles in and out of the battle front. This Ultimate Collector’s set comes with the All Terrain Open Transport, but the dropship could also carry the AT-TE Clone Walker 7675 or Clone Turbo Tank 8098. The AT-OT Walker could seat 34 clone troopers, but more could be crammed in if necessary. However, its open top design did not make it ideal for frontline combat.

The Republic Dropship was mainly used for transportation, but it was a military vehicle and needed weapons. For that reason, LEGO had a flick-fire missile launcher installed under both wings. Each launcher contained 4 missiles that could be fired simultaneously by “flicking” a switch on the back. A side storage area held eight spare missiles. The two front cannons were able to be moved using rotating balls. To help fans add personal detail to their dropship, two decals were included in the set. Builders could use the Wampa’s head to represent the Battle of Teth or for a more generic insignia they could use the sticker with a clone arm holding a battle droid’s head. The decal was placed beneath the working cockpit, that seats one minifigure. At the top of the Dropship is a handle that can be concealed flat against the ship, but swung up when it’s time to carry another vehicle. With the use of TECHNIC pieces and rubber bands, vehicles can be locked into place by pulling a pin underneath the handle either backwards or forwards. Be careful, the Dropship and AT-OT Walker weigh a whopping 6 pounds when joined together.


The AT-OT Walker came with more clone trooper minifigures than any other set to date, but it was still not enough to fill the single pilot cockpit in front and 16 clone trooper seats in back. The boarding ramp at the rear of the vehicle allows troops to move in or out, but be careful because even with all the legs bent it is going to be a steep climb. The eight legs on the walker can be moved into different positions. The walker might try to avoid the frontline, but it still packs a punch. It has two laser cannons in the front capable of moving up and down and two rotating cannons in the back.


LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Box
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Box
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic AT-OT Walker 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic AT-OT Walker 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker 10195 Minifigures

Tantive IV

Item #: 10198
Affiliation: Episode IV
Ages: 14+
Pieces: 1,408
Minifigures:

  1. Princess Leia

  2. C-3PO

  3. R2-D2

  4. Captain Antilles

  5. Rebel Trooper

The Tantive IV was a CR90 Corvette used by the Royal House of Alderaan. It is fitting that the UCS celebrating the 10th Anniversary of LEGO Star Wars would be of the first ship audience saw flying across the screen in this epic franchise. The Tantive IV was released as an UCS in 2001 under the name Rebel Blockade Runner 10019, but this time around the model would open up and have more interactive features. Of course there were two escape pods, one for the Empire to shoot at and one for R2-D2 and C-3PO escape in. There were rotating laser cannons on the top and bottom of the ship, as well as a spinning radar. The top could be removed for even more fun. Leia has her own desk and command center, two pilots can sit at the controls in the cockpit and there is a large storage room.

LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Box
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Box
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Assembled
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Minifigures
LEGO Star Wars Tantive IV 10198 Minifigures

Promotional Minifigures

LEGO Minifigures have become as popular and collectible as the building sets they come in. To help promote their new Star Wars Clone Wars line and celebrate 10 years of the LEGO Star Wars theme, several promotional minifigures were released in 2009.

Collectible Display Set 1

Item #: comcon004

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 17

Minifigures:

  1. Ahsoka Tano

  2. Mace Windu (Clone Wars)

  3. Clone Trooper


This display set was available on Wednesday, July 22nd of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. Lucky guest received these three minifigures from the new Star Wars Clone Wars LEGO line. The characters are modeled after the animated series.


SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 1 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 1 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 1 Minifigures
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 1 Minifigures

Collectible Display Set 2

Item #: comcon005

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 18

Minifigures:

  1. Obi-Wan Kenobi (Clone Wars)

  2. Anakin Skywalker (Clone Wars)

  3. Clone Trooper


On the July 22, 2009 Preview Night of the San Diego Comic-Con, this set was available for one day only. Although Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi would have many minifigure variations, this set would have the design based on their appearance in the Clone Wars cartoons.



SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 2 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 2 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 2 Minifigures
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 2 Minifigures

Collectible Display Set 3

Item #: comcon006

Affiliation: Episode VI

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 14

Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker (Jedi)

  2. Admiral Ackbar

  3. General Madine


This display set was only available on Thursday, July 23rd at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. The figures were based on the Star Wars: Episode VI-Return of the Jedi characters. These three characters were vital leaders in the destruction of the second Death Star.

SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 3 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 3 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 3 Minifigures
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 3 Minifigures

Collectible Display Set 4

Item #: comcon007

Affiliation: Episode V

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 18

Minifigures:

  1. Han Solo (Hoth)

  2. Darth Vader

  3. Snowtrooper


This display set was only available on Friday, July 24th at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. These figures would be based on the characters involved in the Battle of Hoth during Star Wars: Episode V-The Empire Strikes Back. With Han Solo squaring off against Darth Vader and a Snowtrooper, the Rebel Alliance are not in a good position, but never tell Han the odds.

SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 4 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 4 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 4 Minifigures
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 4 Minifigures

Collectible Display Set 5

Item #: comcon008

Affiliation: Episode IV

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 17

Minifigures:

  1. Luke Skywalker (Stromtrooper Disguise)

  2. Han Solo (Stormtrooper Disguise)

  3. Chewbacca


Saturday, July 25th was the only day fans could get their hands on this set at the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con. The display set used the rescue plan of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode IV-A New Hope as its inspiration. Will Luke and Han pass as Stormtroopers? Hint, in this set Luke is not too short to be a stormtrooper.

SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 5 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 5 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 5 Minifigures
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 5 Minifigures

Collectible Display Set 6

Item #: comcon009

Affiliation: Clone Wars

Ages: N/A

Pieces: 32

Minifigures:

  1. Count Dooku (Clone Wars)

  2. General Grievous

  3. Asajj Ventress


For the final day of the 2009 San Diego Comic-Con, LEGO would release a set dedicated to the villains of the Clone Wars animated cartoon. Sunday, July 26th was the only day fans could get their hands on these lightsaber wielding foes.

SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 6 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 6 Box
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 6 Assembled
SDCC LEGO Star Wars Collectible Display Set 6 Assembled

Darth Vader Chrome

Item #: 4547551
Affiliation: Episodes III-VI
Ages: 6+
Pieces: 7
Minifigures:

  1. Darth Vader

With a grand total of seven pieces and weighing in at 2 oz including its plastic bag, the Chrome Darth Vader minifigure was a big deal. 10,000 of these little minifigures were randomly inserted into LEGO Star Wars building sets. If you were not lucky enough to come across one of these figures with one of your purchases, then there were a few other ways to obtain the Dark Lord of the Sith. Some LEGO stores were giving them away and others would include it with a minimum purchase of LEGO Star Wars sets. The 2009 New York Toy Fair exclusive had this minifigure inside. In Australia, LEGO Club Magazine subscribers could acquire the figure by completing a survey found inside. Not only was Darth Vader painted in a shiny paint, but he would have a shorter/thinner chin line and eyebrows.

Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Chrome 4547551 Bag
Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Chrome 4547551 Bag
Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Chrome 4547551 Minifigure
Lego Star Wars Darth Vader Chrome 4547551 Minifigure

Holo-Brick Archives

Item #: comcon11
Affiliation: Complete Universe
Ages: N/A
Pieces: 1
Minifigures: N/A

The Holo-Brick Archives brick was given away at the San Diego Comic-Con to celebrate the launch of the Holo Brick Archives on the LEGO Star Wars website. This sub-site of LEGO.com was to have detailed information and lots of pictures for every LEGO Star Wars set ever created. Despite being open since September 8, 2009, they still have not accomplished this goal. However, with their licensing agreement’s constant extension, Disney planning to continue the franchise indefinitely and fans insatiable appetite for more merchandise who knows if it will ever be finished.

LEGO Star Wars Holo Brick Archives
LEGO Star Wars Holo Brick Archives

Sources

www.brickset.com

www.legowikia.com

www.wookipedia.com

Watching Star Wars way too many times.

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      LEGOdomenick 3 years ago

      I wonder how many Darth Vader chrome are still out there in unopened boxes.

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      Geekdom 3 years ago

      Their were a lot of good sets this year. Thanks for commenting.

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      Joey 3 years ago

      I love the Republic Dropship & AT-OT Walker. That thing is AWESOME!