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75280 501st Legion Clone Troopers is a set released on August 1, 2020 as part of the Season 7 wave of The Clone Wars line. The set contains 6 minifigures, including three 501st Legion Clone Troopers, a Clone Jetpack Trooper and two Battle Droids. The set features an AT-RT and a BARC Speeder in the blue 501st colour scheme. The set was revealed on LEGO's social media on April 2, 2020.

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Stage an epic battle between elite 501st Legion Clone Troopers and the Separatist Army’s Battle Droids.

Look out for the droids from the AT-RT cockpit using the electrobinoculars. Launch into attack with the BARC Speeder and fire the stud shooters. Fight back with the Battle Droids' blasters. Who will triumph in this exciting LEGO® Star Wars™ adventure? You decide.

Kids can role-play as 501st Legion Clone Troopers and relive exciting action from Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this LEGO Star Wars™ action set (75280), featuring an AT-RT Walker and BARC Speeder.

This LEGO® Star Wars™ building kit includes 4 LEGO minifigures: 3 new-for-2020 501st Clone Troopers and a 501st Jet Trooper, with jetpack element, plus 2 Battle Droids and weapons for battles.

The AT-RT Walker has a new-for-August-2020 color scheme, posable legs, a stud shooter, attachment points for a blaster and electrobinoculars element, and the BARC Speeder has 2 stud shooters to inspire creative play.

This 285-piece construction playset makes an ideal birthday present or holiday gift for boys and girls aged 7+. The 2 vehicles can also be driven in the LEGO® Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game. The compact, robust LEGO® Star Wars™ AT-RT Walker measures over 7” (17cm) high, 3.5” (9cm) long and 3” (8cm) wide – a convenient size to slip into a child's backpack with the BARC Speeder ready for play wherever they go.

No batteries are needed with this awesome kids’ building toy – it’s built purely from LEGO® bricks and powered by children’s imaginations so the action never stops.

Thinking of buying this Star Wars™ building kit for someone new to LEGO® sets? No problem. It comes with easy-to-follow, illustrated instructions. Open the box and away they go!

LEGO® Star Wars™ building toys are fantastic for kids (and adult fans) to recreate scenes from the StarWars saga, make up their own galactic adventures and display the collectible construction models. Ever since 1958, LEGO® bricks have met the highest industry standards so they are robust and connect and pull apart easily every time – no need to use the Force!

LEGO® bricks and pieces are tested in almost every way imaginable to make sure that every building set meets the highest safety and quality standards on planet Earth – and in galaxies far, far away!


Background

During the Clone Wars, the 501st Legion was tasked with serving Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. The AT-RT (All Terrain Recon Transport) and BARC Speeder (Biker Advanced Recon Commando) were both used by the Republic during the Clone Wars for reconnaissance missions.

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Notes

  • A Battle Pack based around the 501st Legion had been desired by fans since the release of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Although the movie released on 2005, a social media campaign started by a video on YouTube of MandRproductions, only in December 2018. This was followed by a social media campaign called "#WeWantA501stBattlePack", which gained traction among LEGO Star Wars fans. When LEGO revealed this set on April 2, 2020, they stated that "You asked for it. We’ve built it", an indirect reference to the campaign, without quoting it. If the set can be hardly considered as a part of Battle Packs due to its size (around 300 pieces instead of the usual 100-200 piececount), its number of minifigures (6 instead of 4) and its price ($30 instead of $10–15), MandRproductions still took credit when LEGO announced this set by another video on YouTube.

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