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LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship Coming Soon!

Today, the LEGO Group announced that the new #75309 LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship construction set joins the LEGO Ultimate Collector’s (UCS) line-up. Fans have shared their passion, ideas, and creative takes on the beloved saga with the LEGO Group for more than 20 years, so the LEGO Group invited fans to vote on the top three requested sets via the LEGO Ideas website, and the Republic Gunship rose supreme with over 30,000 votes, accounting for 58% of all votes cast.

Inspired by Star Wars: Attack of the Clones and featured in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the new set is 3,292-pieces of amazing detail crafted for experienced builders and new fans alike. The set also includes LEGO Star Wars minifigures of legendary Jedi Master Mace Windu and a Clone Trooper Commander.

The challenge of creating the Star Wars Republic Gunship in LEGO brick form was given to designer, Hans Schlömer who used his wealth of previous experience including designing the iconic UCS Millennium Falcon and UCS A-wing. The LEGO Group has developed around 150 LEGO Star Wars sets inspired by the prequel trilogy films (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith), with this set being the third UCS prequel-themed build – the others being Darth Maul, and Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter.

The highly anticipated construction set makes for an impressive display piece thanks to its immense 74cm wingspan that also allows for a feast of notable design features as seen in the film. (The overall size of the set is: 13 inches/33cm 29 inches/74cm wide, and 27 inches/68cm long.) The large free-swinging doors on both sides are some of the largest moving parts ever created in a LEGO Star Wars build and the set is completely open beyond the nose portion. Given the size of the LEGO Star Wars ship, a supportive LEGO Technic frame has been incorporated, perfectly hidden by the exterior panels and allowing Clone Troopers to load for their next mission via lift-arms on the passenger compartment doors.

Discussing the new set, Jens Kronvold Frederiksen, Creative Lead of LEGO Star Wars at the LEGO Group said: “Our fans are always coming up with concepts and ideas for the LEGO Star Wars range – so it was great to give them the opportunity to let their voices be heard and choose the next UCS set. There is always an enormous responsibility to deliver a quality design, and the set that Hans has crafted is a triumph, particularly the size. We knew our fans would want to display this model but we didn’t want to compromise on the scale versus the ability to exhibit it. I can’t wait to see how the fans incorporate the set into their Star Wars collections.”

The new #75309 LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship set will be available starting on August 1, 2021 via official LEGO stores and the Online LEGO Shop and will retail for the recommended price of $349.99 / £329 / €349.99 / 579.99 AUD / 479.99 CAD. For more information and to purchase the set, visit the LEGO Star Wars section of the Online LEGO Shop.

What do you think about this massive set? And how do you like the design and features of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship? Does it meet your expectations? Are you planning to get it? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • j.j. July 15, 2021, 6:30 PM

    I was scrolling down the pictures. Okay, that looks kinda big. But then I went down to the ones with the guy, HOLY CRAP! That’s massive!

  • SergeiS July 15, 2021, 6:56 PM

    It looks great, but I much prefer minifig scale sets. I simply don’t have space for such an enormous set.

  • TomTom July 15, 2021, 9:11 PM

    I don’t see this being much better than the minifig scale version. And that one is more fun. Troop carriers need troops. Otherwise they are just empty shells.

  • lifelibertylego July 15, 2021, 9:59 PM

    That picture where the guy is holding up the gunship vertically. Just WOW! It’s incredible!

  • Legostuff14 July 15, 2021, 10:41 PM

    I think Lego should have made a mini figure scale version of the Republic Gunship and a larger scale version of it so people have a choice. Some people can’t afford $350 bucks for the bigger one. This way they get a smaller version for the mini figures with new mini figures to go with it. I know the draw attention for adult collectors but some adults prefer the mini figures scale version. We are overdue for a mini figure scale Republic Gunship.🤔. Let’s do it Lego!

  • mr. marmelade July 16, 2021, 10:37 AM

    Too big for me, but it does look cool .

  • The Other Mark July 16, 2021, 5:25 PM

    It’s incredible how huge this set is. I didn’t even dare to dream about such giant sets when I was a kid. I don’t think we will get it, as we have no room for it, but it looks incredible.

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