Yesterday afternoon LEGO revealed the #75144 LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder, which is the latest in the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series collection. Below are all the details, pictures, and the introductory video from the set designers. 🙂
Here is the official description: Build the ultimate LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder! Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
- Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
- Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
- Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
- Includes 2 blaster pistols.
- Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
- Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
- 1,703 pieces.
- Recommended for ages 14+.
The #75144 LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder will be available for sale directly through LEGO on May 4th. LEGO VIP members will get early access to the set starting on April 29th. Prices are as follows: US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK (Euro pricing varies by country). It will be listed under the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.
The LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series includes sets that are primarily meant to be movie-accurate display-models for adult LEGO fans and collectors. Some of the most notable sets from the series are the #10179 LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon with 5,197 pieces from 2007, the very popular #10188 LEGO Star Wars Death Star from 2008 (a slightly updated version is the #75159 LEGO Star Wars Death Star from 2016), the #10212 LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle from 2010, the #10221 LEGO Star Wars Super Star Destroyer with 3,152 pieces from 2011, the large #10225 LEGO Star Wars R2-D2 sculpture from 2012, the #10240 LEGO Star Wars Red Five X-wing Starfighter from 2013, the #75059 LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler with 3,296 pieces from 2014, the #75060 LEGO Star Wars Slave I from 2015, and the #75095 LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter from 2015.
While most of the sets in the series are large display models of a single vehicle, LEGO also experimented with adding location-based sets with more play-features. The #10236 LEGO Star Wars Ewok Village from 2013 was generally well received, however the #75098 LEGO Star Wars Assault on Hoth released last year, got a lot of criticism for not being cohesive enough for a true UCS set. With the #75144 LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder, LEGO is going back to the more traditional large and detailed vehicle models the Ultimate Collector Series is known for. It is also interesting to note that this is the second snowspeeder released in the LEGO Star Wars UCS line. The first one was the #10129 LEGO Star Wars Rebel Snowspeeder from 2003, with 1,455 pieces for a price of $130 (see below).
What do you think? How do you like the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Snowspeeder? Do you think it is a worthy addition to the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series? How do you think it compares to the previous version? Are you planning to add it to your collection? Feel free to share your thought and discuss in the comment section below! 😉
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