It has become a tradition at the LEGO company that employees receive a very special exclusive holiday set as a Christmas gift. These sets are only distributed to employees and are not available directly to the general public (although you can find them on eBay, BrickLink, and other secondary marketplaces). Some of the highlights from recent years have been the LEGO the #4002014 LEGO HUB Birds set from 2014, the #4002015 LEGO Borkum Riffgrund offshore windmill set from 2015, the #4002016 LEGO 50 Years on Track train set from 2016, the #4002017 LEGO Nutcracker from 2017, and my personal favorite, the #4002018 LEGO Santa & Reindeer set from 2018. And this year, LEGO really outdid themselves with an even more amazing set; the #4002019 LEGO Star Wars Yulatide Squadron X-mas Wing.
The #4002019 LEGO Star Wars Yulatide Squadron X-mas Wing is a playful take on the standard LEGO Star Wars X-wing design, like the #75218 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter from 2018. The Christmas X-wing has a red, white, and gold color-scheme, candy cane laser cannons, and a special feature to carry and drop off Christmas presents. The X-wing is piloted by a Yulatide Squadron Pilot minifigure that is exclusive to this set, as well as a standard R2-D2 figure. (It’s worth noting that this is the first employee gift with minifigures.)
But that’s not all. The set also comes with an igloo for Master Yoda in Santa outfit (not exclusive), which also serves as a stand for the X-wing. Yoda is equipped with a hover sleigh to deliver presents. Overall a fantastic looking set with great play-features. The stand is especially unique, and I wish other X-wing sets came with something similar. In the video below you can watch LEGO designer Joseph Patrick Kyde talk about this very special X-wing.
The set includes 1,038 pieces, all of which are available in other sets. This means you could build the LEGO Star Wars Yulatide Squadron X-mas Wing yourself, if you don’t want to pay for it on the secondary market. However, I would add that the box of the set is also very special, so it may be wroth getting it. It opens up like some of the other higher end LEGO sets with a lid on top. The entire box is decorated both inside and outside, and there are graphics inside to show you who to store the assembled set inside the box. The packaging and presentation is tastefully done and a delight to open.
At the back of the box, there is the following text in several languages: “Twenty years ago, in a galaxy not so far away, the LEGO Star Wars story began. LEGO marks this remarkable anniversary with a special festive edition of the iconic X-wing Fighter. Enjoy!” Below, I have included a video-review of the set by RacingBrick so you can see it in full detail.
The #4002019 LEGO Star Wars Yulatide Squadron X-mas Wing could be a very special addition to an X-wing collection, or even a whimsical add-on to a LEGO Winter Village display. Unfortunately, as this set is for employees only, you will have to either build it yourself, or purchase the set on the secondary market. Here are the listings on eBay:
What do you think? How do you like the #4002019 LEGO Star Wars Yulatide Squadron X-mas Wing? Do you wish it was released as a regular LEGO set? Would you add it to your collection? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!
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I would love to get this set! But it’s so expensive on ebay. I know I can build it, but I love the box.
wait a bit. Prices are already coming down, and if it drops another $50 or so, it will be in the reasonable range.
I know the Winter Village sets are popular, but I couldn’t mind if they would sometimes change things up and release a set like this. Or even better, release two sets.
I wouldn’t mind that either! Maybe LEGO will do something like that in the future now that they see how popular this set is. 🙂
My kids like this so much they are building their own! 😀
Ha-ha! Good for them! The design is very similar to the regular X-wings, so just swapping out the colors can work. 🙂
I think its’ very cool that Lego offers a special set for it’s employees… luckily, not all want to keep them and offer them on secondary markets. I think if you have a big Star Wars /Lego enthusiast on your holiday list, this could be an awesome gift.
Yeah, this is a great gift for Star Wars collectors, especially those who collect X-wings! 😀
I hope the price of this set comes down because I really want it. I love the igloo/Yoda’s hut. Do those gears at the front do anything?
The gears are just securing the stand for the X-wing. They don’t activate anything. Watch the video-review above. 🙂
Didn’t they say they no longer make exclusives? Anyway, I love the set, and I hope to get it one day.
LEGO eliminated regional exclusives, but not exclusives like employee gifts, convention-specific items, etc. Look for the X-wing after Christmas. I’m certain the price will come down to a reasonable level. 😉
I saw the review on one of the YouTube channels it’s really cool. I just was out and about yesterday. To look at some stores and to see what store was pick clean of Lego sets ( and other things) . Picked clean like my wallet when I did my Christmas shopping a couple of weeks ago. You can also tell what’s going to be on the clearance shelf later on. A lot of last minute Christmas shoppers. One customer was trying to find one of the newer Star Wars sets from the new movie but it was gone. Good luck for those who are still shopping. At this piont in time , get gift cards.🎅
Some people are really pressing their luck by trying to shop for specific items the last minute. They like to live dangerously. 😈
This is like a perfect moc an afol might make for Christmas. I love it! They should make more fun sets like this. The first Lego movie sets were very creative, but the second movie sets were too bizarre for my taste. Sets like this have the perfect balance between reality and playfulness.
What a fun set! And I like the box a lot. This is the first time I have seen them break down a set like that to fit in the box. Very cool
Maybe next year Lego could make at-at into a reindeer. Or maybe tauntauns pulling Santa’s sleigh. Lol!
Merry Christmas everyone! May Baby Yoda and the X-mas X-wing be with you! 😀