Saturday, February 16, 2013

Red Five standing by - LEGO unveils new UCS X-wing

The rumors are true. It looks like LEGO has looped back around to the start of the UCS line and will be bringing back a new version of the X-Wing starfighter. The set was revealed Friday at LEGO World in Denmark.
This 1559 piece set will retail for $199.99 and will release this coming May, just in time for the annual May the 4th celebration and sale that LEGO runs each year.

Here's the officials info from LEGO:

10240 - Red Five X-wing Starfighter™

Ages 16+.  1,558 pieces.

Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!

US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK  1699.00 DKK

Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter ever produced. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin™. Recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star! With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.

• Includes R2-D2 atromech droid

• Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit

• Includes 1558 pieces

• Measures over 10" (26cm) high, 20" (52cm) long and 18" (46cm) wide

• Includes display stand and data sheet label!

LEGO also released this design video for the set:

Honestly, I'm pretty excited for this to come out. I missed the original release of the X-Wing and the price has climbed too high for me to ever seriously consider picking it up. This will easily put it back in reach for me and many other collectors. I already have a copy of the current mini-figure version of this set, which I guess will pale in comparison to this beauty. Between Palace Cinema and still needing to pick up the Haunted House, this is going to be an expensive year for me.

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