LEGO announces the highly detailed UCS Star Wars Snowspeeder set
LEGO have announced that the first Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) set of the year will be the Snowspeeder of Hoth/AT-AT fame.
Most will agree that last year’s UCS Star Wars release was not up to expectations, while (75098) Assault on Hoth managed to pack a lot of minifigures and small scenes into one set it certainly lacked any substance. As a collector, I want a highly-detailed large vehicle or beautiful vignette not a mish-mash of smaller playsets.
The (75144) Snowspeeder set comes with 1703 pieces and 2 minifigures. It will cost US $199.99, CA $229.99, DE 199.99€, UK £169.99 and VIP members will have early access to the set from the 29th of April.
It’s refreshing to see LEGO is back on track with the Ultimate Collectors Series sub-theme this year and at this point I’m confident I’ll be picking this set up.
My only criticism is that it feels that the set should have a couple more minifigures to complete it, all of the other UCS sets have several figures but this one only carries two, and two generic characters at that.
You can catch the full product description below, alongside a designers video and a few more photos of the set itself.
Build the ultimate LEGO® 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 Snowpeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
- Snowspeeder on display measures over 8″ (21cm) high, 15″ (39cm) long, 11″ (29cm) wide and over 4″ (11cm) high without stand.
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