FBTB has pictures from this year's New York Toy Fair of the upcoming LEGO Star Wars sets. I, for one, am glad they are returning to more Original Trilogy sets for this wave. The current Winter wave is a huge disappointment in that area. The only OT sets out for the Winter wave are a few "Microfighters" and the Death Star Troopers battle pack (which at least has some spiffy minifigs). But this upcoming wave has a new Star Destroyer, B-Wing, Snowspeeder, AT-AT, and Cantina. Plus, no Clone Wars sets (unless you count that "Yoda Chronicles" Jedi Scout Fighter, which at least has a neat astromech droid). There are also two sets from the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels TV show. The Advent Calendar looks to have more of an OT focus that previous years as well.
I definitely want to pick up that Star Destroyer, and make a few mods to it (strip down the interior, add more detail to the exterior, finish the bottom of the ship, remove the spring-loaded missiles). It looks like a decent display piece. I'm a little bummed about the flat bottom, but I guess it is designed in part as a playset. I have been kicking myself for years for not scoring a 10030 UCS Imperial Star Destroyer, and I haven't had the time to try to build a Star Destroyer from scratch. I also like the look of the new B-Wing, which I was very excited to see finally return in mini-fig scale for the first time in 8 years. I'll definitely be picking one of those up. Also, the figs look fantastic.The snowspeeder also looks pretty nice. I really like the look of the new snowtrooper mini-figs, but I cannot stand the silly "stud guns" that were introduced with The LEGO Movie sets. The AT-AT is a little spindly looking for my tastes, but could probably be improved with some simple mods. My last AT-AT was the first non-technic set back in 2004, I think. The cantina looks alright, I suppose. The new landspeeder included looks good and we finally have some Bith musicians, but I don't think it would have been too much to ask for Wuher at the bar, especially in such an expensive set. I would love to see LEGO give the cantina a UCS treatment and make a well-populated and well-detailed $200 set.
Thoughts on the new wave?