LEGO UCS X-Wing announced

LEGO Star Wars Art Sets. Image Courtesy Lucasfilm
LEGO Star Wars Art Sets. Image Courtesy Lucasfilm /
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Red Five standing by! Today Lego made an announcement that sent chills down Star Wars fans as they announced their latest Ultimate Collectors Series addition. Set 75355 was announced in a stunning video on the companies social media accounts as summer sets have begun to be announced. The set will come with 1949 pieces as well as 1 minifigure and 1 astromech droid.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 13: Hollywood Prepares For The Premiere Of Walt Disney Pictures And Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” : Luke Skylwalker Rebel Pilot action figures on display on the 2nd Day of Target’s Share The Force held at LA Live on December 13, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images) /

“Channel your inner Jedi with the new X-wing Starfighter from the classic Star  Wars  film trilogy. A fan favorite, this newest Ultimate Collectors Series version of the T-65 has updated wing and engine design along with a new cockpit interior. Place the R2-D2 droid figure in the socket behind the cockpit and blast off to fight for the Rebel Alliance. “ Lego stated in the announcement.

The set will release May 4th and will cost less than most UCS Lego sets at $239.99. The X-wing itself stands at over 21 inches tall and comes with a special nameplate that shows technical data for the starfighter. The dial on top will allow you to adjust the X-wing from flight mode to attack mode much like previous models of the X-wing. Luke’s minifigure also will come with his lightsaber.

Fans remember that another UCS X-wing released in 2013 with 1500 pieces as the UCS series has been running for 23 years. There have been other sets such as an At-At, Tie Interceptor, Lukes landspeeder, and more. If you’re part of Lego’s VIP program you have a chance to grab the set early on May 1st as well. There have been other sets rumored such as an Ashoka set, a Republic Gunship, and the famous Star Wars Rebels ship Ghost however, nothing has been officially announced yet.

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