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LEGO Star Wars Red Five X-wing Starfighter

You probably already heard about the next LEGO Star Wars set in the Ultimate Collector Series as most LEGO forums and blogs announced it last week. I was not able to post the press-release as I was out of town, but I thought to do it now so we can discuss it. 🙂

#10240 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter

The new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector set is the #10240 LEGO Star Wars Red Five X-wing Starfighter. I find LEGO’s choice for the X-wing quite puzzling as it has been released before in the Ultimate Collector Series back in the year 2000 as the #7191 LEGO Star Wars UCS X-wing Fighter. Perhaps this indicates that other Star Wars Ultimate Collector sets will also be resurrected. This is good news for those who are new to the hobby and missed the previous releases, but not so good news for collectors who rather see something unique and different each time in the Ultimate Collector Series.

#10240 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Details

Here is a comparison picture between the original and the new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series X-wing. The old one is on the left and the new on the right. Please note that I flipped the image of the new X-wing so they both face the same direction. (Click image for larger view.)

LEGO Star Wars Old and New X-wing Starfighter

Anyhow, the X-wing is definitely an iconic Star Wars ship and it is also quite good looking, so besides the repetition I have no complaints. Below is the official LEGO video on this set where the designer explains the differences between the old and the new versions of the X-wing Starfighter.

And here is the official description: Build the ultimate LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter! Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter ever produced… ever. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin. Now you can recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star!!! Help the rebel cause!

#10240 LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter Back View

With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2. The ship measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide!

  • Includes R2-D2 astromech-droid
  • Features highly authentic detailing, and wings and opening cockpit
  • Includes 1,558 pieces
  • Measures over 10 “(26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18 “(46cm) wide
  • Includes display stand and data sheet label!
  • Recommended for ages 16+
#10240 LEGO star Wars X-wing Starfighter Close-Up

Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning May 2013 via  the Online LEGO Shop for US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK.

LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Sets Available Now

What do you think? How do you like the new version of the LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter? Do you own the first edition? How do you think this one compares? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

You might also like to check out the LEGO Star Wars section for more news, reviews and discussions, or select from the following related posts: 

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  • Jacob February 20, 2013, 11:47 AM

    I think I agree with Huw from brickset. This model (especially an ultimate collector’s model) doesn’t look right in bright (normal) white. While I don’t think light grey would have been the best choice, off white (as seen in the NXT sets and Piraka Thok) would be more accurate and better for an adult collector’s model. It would help give a much more beaten up feel that the rebel craft has in the movies. R2D2 feels a bit out of scale personally as well.

    • admin February 20, 2013, 2:17 PM

      Jacob, yeah, I also read that comment on Brickset. It’s a good point. I know LEGO used to have this very-light-gray color – perhaps that would have worked.

  • percy jackson February 20, 2013, 12:39 PM

    i have the newest (not this one but the other one) X-wing (the set i have is awesome!) but this one is fantastic! (i’ve only seen pictures though) but if i didn’t have my X-wing i would have bought this one!

  • Ninjoey February 20, 2013, 1:05 PM

    as crazy as it might sound to you guys, i don’t care much about starwars anymore.

    • Legoman640 February 20, 2013, 7:12 PM


  • ninjanut February 20, 2013, 2:51 PM

    i really like this i also got the 2012 release of the smaller one for christmas but i might sucker up and get this one or when i get the money i might consider UCS R2-D2 instead cause R2 is my favorite charecter in Star Wars 😀

    • Legoman640 February 20, 2013, 7:16 PM

      Yea,I agree Ninjanut! R2-D2 is a awesome Astromech droid! He’s one of my favorite droids. I plan on getting this set,but I might have to squeeze this in since the Castle sets and the Palace Cinema set coming up.

      • ninjanut February 21, 2013, 8:29 AM

        R2 is soooooooo funny he always make Threepio look like a doink!

        • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 8:54 AM

          Yea! Their so awesome! :mrgreen:

    • ninjanut February 21, 2013, 8:34 AM

      Though ireally like the republic gunship i would play with it as clone wars (Same with AT-TE) cause episode 2 was my least fav to much romance!

      • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:29 AM

        Yea,I like the republic gunship. But you know what I would like? To create the stuff from when Adi Galia and Siri Tachi was battling the Trade Federation! That would take a lot of pieces though.

        You would need minifigs for Adi Galia,Siri Tachi,Saesa Tin,Mace Windu,Nym,Jenkins,Kole,Captain Orsai,Sol Sixxa,Yoda,Clone Troopers,Lutenet Bella,Cavik Toth, some droids, some commandos,and Haru Ruuk. That’s ALOT of mini figures. And I haven’t even talked about the vehicles yet.

        You would need Adi Galia’s star fighter,Siri Tachi’s star fighter,Mace Windu’s star fighter,Saesa Tin’s star fighter,Nym’s star fighter,Jenkins’ star fighter,Kole’s star fighter,Sol Sixxa’s star fighter,Republic Gunships,Lutenet Bella’s star fighter,Cavik Toth’s star fighter,droid star fighters,TF scarabs,TF landers,TF dropships,TF missile frigates,saboath fighters,saboath frigates,saboath destroyers,TF cruiser,TF bombers,Jango Fett’s ship,and a whole lot of other ships.

        Onto places. You would need Point Modai,Mt.Merakan,and for some reason I can’t remember the rest right now…..

        Weapons. You would need lightsabers,blasters,orbital cannon,planetary cannon,and other stuff.

        Well I guess that’s it(for now) until I check my game (Jedi Starfighter) for more information.

  • Legoman640 February 20, 2013, 7:22 PM

    What the block? Where’s my comment?

    • Ninjoey February 20, 2013, 7:47 PM

      sometimes it takes a bit to load. 😉

      • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:31 AM

        I just typed this super long comment for you guys and it won’t show up!

        • admin February 21, 2013, 10:01 AM

          As far as I can tell it is right there. You are talking about your comment about Adi Galia and Siri Tachi, right?

          • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 2:23 PM

            Yea,it’s here right now.

  • Crazy bricks February 21, 2013, 6:14 AM

    I love how this set looks its just big but I do agree that they could make it look dameged or just a little tint of grey wouldn’t hurt I also dislike how small R2 is compared to the rest of the set

  • Crazy bricks February 21, 2013, 6:16 AM

    And no I don’t own this set

  • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:32 AM

    MY COMMENTS ARE GONE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:36 AM

    Admin,I very time try to comment I have to fill in my name and email for some reason and that’s the only time I had to type it more than once. Plus,I can’t find any of my comments. Why is that?

    • admin February 21, 2013, 10:03 AM

      I see all of your comments just fine. Your computer is probably catching the page, delivering the pre-comment version. Just refresh your page, or clear your cookies or both. As far as having to type in your email address and name, that also has to do with your computer settings. Under your browser setup there should be a selection for autofill. 😉

  • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:37 AM

    Great,now every thing goes to normal when I type a comment about what was going on!

  • Legoman640 February 21, 2013, 9:39 AM

    Hey Admin,are their any new post today?

    • admin February 21, 2013, 9:59 AM

      New posts are always published at 10 AM EST. It should be a couple of minutes when the new one appears. 😉

  • Strider February 21, 2013, 9:53 AM

    It’s neat looking I admit, but my moneys on Hobbit sets. (The Black Gate looks cool too.) And if I was going to buy a UCS set, it would be R2-D2. (Bweep bwoop.)

  • awesome February 22, 2013, 7:31 AM

    i hate ucs.

    • admin February 22, 2013, 9:36 AM

      UCS sets are made for older teens and adult fans who enjoy the intricacy of the building experience, the techniques used and the display value of a highly accurate LEGO set. They are not into playing out battles or swooshing around their spaceships like little kids do. 😉

  • awesome February 22, 2013, 7:32 AM

    just saying. too much bricks. no minifigs.

  • awesome February 22, 2013, 7:36 AM

    i think if you want the feel of a beaten up x wing (like Jacob) than you’d like the old one. if you want the feel of a new x wing than the new ones for you.

  • awesome February 22, 2013, 7:41 AM

    this has nothing to do with the subject but im just saying the xwing has HORRIBLE durribility because everytime i touch it it brakes!

  • Crazy bricks February 22, 2013, 10:42 AM

    how much is this set

    • admin February 22, 2013, 1:08 PM

      It’s in the article. 😉

  • Crazy bricks February 22, 2013, 1:22 PM

    Thanks now I see it

  • ninjanut February 24, 2013, 6:13 PM

    Am i the only one who noticed the new 3×3 plate on it’s nose!!!!!!

    • admin February 24, 2013, 7:45 PM

      Yeah, people have been talking about it (not here, but on other LEGO forums). It is a really exciting piece I have been waiting for a long time! 😀

  • boaboa February 26, 2013, 8:58 AM

    Chcę zakupić LEGO Star Wars , jednak nie wiem czy uruchomię to na moim PC.
    Posiadam Dell Latitude d620, na jednym foru czytałam, że jeżeli nie da rady uruchomić to wystarczy przetaktować kartę graficną…
    ale nie chcę by doszło do sytuacji że zakupię grę a potem okaże się, że nie da się jej uruchomić. Czy ma ktoś doświadczenie i
    mógłby mi udzielić radę? Z góry dziękuję

    • admin February 26, 2013, 9:20 AM

      Boaboa, if you would like advise on your situation I would suggest you write in English. Even broken English is better then writing in a foreign language and expect our readers to understand. 😉

  • awesome February 27, 2013, 3:57 PM

    lego star wars fans and addicts (like me 🙂 listen! they made lego star wars yoda chrocicles mini movie 1 and it actully has voices ,words and it is a little lengthier! so go to lego.com and click products at the top and click lego star wars and hover over the light blue dots until you find one that says mini movie 1 and watch it!

    • admin February 27, 2013, 4:09 PM

      Oh, that’s so much better! I wonder why they released those lame series before. Thanks for sharing! 😉

  • awesome February 27, 2013, 3:58 PM

    on my comment about the x wings durrability i ment the reguar x wing released in 2012

  • Legoman640 March 2, 2013, 2:31 PM

    I’m thinking about getting the republic swamp speeder. What do you think about it Admin?

    • admin March 2, 2013, 3:13 PM

      That’s a really sweet set, and with 5 minifugures you can’t go wrong. 😉

  • awesome March 3, 2013, 12:15 PM

    i know why the lame ones had no voices.they were teasers i think

  • Will you be doing pics of the 2013 pics soon? I have seen them but you usually get really good pics 🙂

  • Just bought The striker class starfighter off amazon! 😀 YAY!

  • Cody March 6, 2014, 6:25 PM

    I think the older model looks more like the movie X-Wing

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