4 May 2019

75253 LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander announced

For this year's Star Wars Day, The LEGO Group have just revealed a really cute new set, 75253 LEGO® Star Wars™ BOOST Droid Commander. This is the first time the company have combined their LEGO BOOST coding technology with a licensed product.

The set has 1,177 pieces and will be available globally on 1st September 2019 to tie in with the release of Star Wars Episode IX. Prices were not provided.


The set comes with the Mouse Droid, R2-D2 and the GONK Droid – "with their own personalities, skills, and authentic Star Wars sounds and music" – in order for each of them to complete over 40 missions.

There's a new mould on R2's head; 4x4 quarter domes. Teal fans will be on a mission to get their hands on those nice new large parts in Bright Bluish Green [TLG]/ Dark Turquoise [BL] – I believe I see 2x14 plates and an 8x16 tile.

The LEGO Group sent us these interesting pictures showing various prototype models from the development process. Here's GONK Droid:


...and R2-D2:



Some mission examples include:

GONK Droid:

  • Arena Training
  • Work as a load lifter
  • Ready for the fighting pit
  • Power droids

R2-D2: 

  • Plot a course 
  • Receive and decode an incoming message
  • Party infiltration
  • Assisting flying an X-wing

Mouse Droid:

  • Thrash sweep
  • Thrash dump
  • Message delivery
  • Locate Rebels



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1 comment:

  1. That 4x4 quarter dome will be a game changer, and very well suited to the types of parts I love using in my own MOCs! Hope it's not long before it shows up more widely and in more colors! Previous dome pieces with this radius have been a lot less versatile.

    I wonder if this set might include any other, less obvious new parts. There are definitely some new recolors I can spot like https://brickset.com/parts/design-3640 in Earth Blue, but I don't have the patience right now to analyze the pics more closely to figure out what other recolored elements might be new.

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