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It’s Real – LEGO Announces New UCS Millennium Falcon

There is a line in The Force Awakens that I think is appropriate here… “It’s true, all of it”. After months and months of rumours, speculation, fake leaks, teasers and even some real leaks LEGO have today announced the largest ever LEGO set.

Introducing 75192 Millennium Falcon

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It’s hard to put in words just how amazing this set is. Here are the key points:

  • The set has 7,541 pieces.
  • Same external dimensions as the previous version
  • It comes with two sets of minifigures – Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia and C-3PO based on Empire Strikes Back. From the sequel trilogy there is Older Han Solo, Rey and Finn.
  • The exterior has all new more accurate detailing.
  • There is multiple sections of detailed interior – Main hold with printed Dejarik board. Rear compartment with engine room and hidden compartment. Gunnery station with minifigure gunner’s seat.
  • The model can be configured in Original Trilogy or Sequel Trilogy formats – it includes a round dish and a rectangular one.

Words do little to describe the epicness of all this. So I suggest you check out the image gallery, press release and designer video below. Warning for mobile users: There are a lot of images and I left them quite large so that you can see all the details.

According to somebody I spoke to at LEGO the Australian RRP is $1299.99. The set will be officially released on October 1st, but there will be a VIP release on September 14th.

Australian Price For 75144 Snowspeeder

LEGO press releases about new sets never contain the one bit of info we really need – how much it will cost us here in Australia.

Thankfully the product page for 75144 Snowspeeder is now live, and we know that the Australian RRP is $329.99.

75144 AU Price

You will be able to get this May 4th, or April 29th if you are a VIP.

Via https://shop.lego.com/en-AU/Snowspeeder-75144

Thanks to Chris for letting me know the page was up

LEGO Announces 75144 Snowspeeder

After the disappointing 75098 Assault on Hoth set released last year, LEGO Star Wars fans are keen for this years May The 4th release to be something more exciting and I definitely think it is…

Announcing 75144 Snowspeeder

75144 Snowspeeder

Based on vehicle from the iconic opening battle of The Empire Strikes Back this is a true UCS set – a highly detailed model featuring 1,703 pieces and a display stand with fact plaque.

While Assault on Hoth was a large play set this set is a fantastic display piece that will look great among any Star Wars fan’s collection.

The set will be available to VIPs on April 29th, with general availability on May 4th (Star Wars Day). The information I was sent didn’t include an Australian RRP but I will update as soon as I know. The US price is $199.99, which is likely to equate to $299.99 – $349.99 here.

You can view additional high-resolution images, the press release and designer video below (I’ll update with a YouTube version of the video when it’s available).

Opinions On The New Death Star

75159 Death Star Leak Thumb

You may not be aware of this, but right now there are images floating around online that claim to be the new 75159 Death Star set. I’m not going to repost the images, but for those interested they can be found on reddit, in various threads.

The images may be fake but they do seem to line up with other reports about the set – 75159 is nearly identical to the most recent Death Star set 10188.

It seems that LEGO and Disney are using the same logic as Emperor Palpatine himself – just build the same thing again.

If you talk to any adult LEGO fan long enough there will always be one set that they wish they’d been able to get, and the conversation often goes to remakes or re-releases. AFOLs seem to be generally in favour of remakes but the online reaction to 75159 has been really negative. Should we be happy that LEGO seem open to reproducing a set, or is this just a lazy cash grab and a bad sign for the future? I think there are a few issues at play here…

Australian Price For 75098 Assault On Hoth Confirmed

The product page for 75098 Assault On Hoth has just gone live on the Australian online LEGO store – which means that we have an official Australian price.

The latest LEGO Star Wars UCS set will cost Australian LEGO fans $399.99 from April 30th 2016.

75098 Assault On Hoth Australian RRP

Click on the picture above if you’d like to check out the product page.

What do you think of the price? It’s what we expected for the theme and part count.

Official Details Of 75098 Assault On Hoth

The New York Toy Fair press release gave us the first information on the newest UCS Star Wars set and now that the show is underway we have a huge gallery of pictures as well as the official press release.

Introducing 75098 Assault On Hoth – 2,144 pieces, 14 minifigures

75098 Assault on Hoth Box

Hoth is one of the most iconic planets in the original trilogy and 75098 attempts to capture the entire rebel base with a selection of smaller builds that can be connected together. The modular builds include an Ion Cannon, Wampa cave and Snowspeeder among others. There seems to be a lot of people disappointed with the modular approach the designers went with.

As soon as we know the Australian RRP we will be sure to share it. The set will be available from the online LEGO Store on April 30th – so we shouldn’t have to wait too long for local pricing.

Check out the full image gallery and press release below.

Australian Details For 75095 TIE Fighter

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As mentioned by James in the comments of our original TIE Fighter article – we now have an official Australian price and release date of the 75095 TIE Fighter set.

The official Australian RRP is $299.99 and the set will be available online May 2nd 2015.

We don’t have any information about a possible VIP pre-release, but fingers crossed.

Let us know in the comments what you think of the Australian price.

Via http://shop.lego.com/en-AU/TIE-Fighter-75095, additional information via Jay’s Brick Blog

Official Details Of 75095 TIE Fighter

It seems like the UCS Slave I was just released, and already we have details of the next UCS Star Wars model to be released.

The 75095 UCS TIE Fighter was officially revealed at the New York Toy Fair over the weekend, and we have the official press release and designer video below.

We strongly suggest watching the designer video, the picture does not do justice to the size of the model.

There is currently no Australian RRP, but as soon as we know we will be sure to post that information.

75095 Main

75095 TIE Fighter, 1,685 pieces

US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK

Presenting the Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter – the iconic Imperial starfighter!

We proudly present the Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter. As featured in many of the action-packed Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle that led to the destruction of the first Death Star, this large-scale LEGO-brick rendition of the classic Imperial starfighter has intricate detailing, as well as an opening top hatch and an exclusive TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol. And when you want to keep it safe from Rebel attack, mount the model on the display stand and keep yourself updated with all the key facts and figures on the included fact plaque. The Ultimate Collector Series TIE Fighter is the perfect addition to your Star Wars collection!

  • Includes a TIE Fighter Pilot minifigure with a blaster pistol
  • Features an opening top hatch
  • Includes a display stand and informative fact plaque
  • The perfect flagship model for fans of Star Wars and LEGO brick building
  • Collect one of the most iconic starships in the galaxy!
  • TIE Fighter measures 18.5” (47cm) high, 12” (30.6cm) long and 12.2” (31cm) wide

Official Details Of 76042 S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

We have heard plenty of rumours about a UCS Helicarrier, and now we have official details of the largest Super Heroes set to date.

76042 Main

The model is based on the appearance of the Helicarrier in the first Avengers film, and includes minifigures from that particular film; Hawkeye, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Captain America and Maria Hill.

76042 Minifigures

The set also includes a selection of new “microfigures” which are printed versions of the trophy piece seen in several sets.

76042 Microfigures B

 

Check out the full press release and designer video below. More images can be  found at brickset.com

Note: We don’t currently have an Australian price for this set. As soon as we know one we will let you know. Based on the state of the Australian dollar our estimate would be between $599.99 and $649.99.

75059 Sandcrawler Spotted At Big W

We have just received some more news from our Sandcrawler tipster Colin that we thought we would share.

Big W stores may already have stock - We were sent this picture of the Sandcrawler in stock at Big W Campbelltown

Sandcrawler Spotted At Big W

Stock is likely to be limited - We were told that the Campbelltown store received just four of these sets in total.

They are scanning at $398 – Even though the catalogue they appear in doesn’t start until the 30th, the sets are already scanning at the price of $398. It’s possible that this is Big W’s regular price for the set.

If you are interested in grabbing one of these sets it may be a good idea to call your local Big W and see if they have them already. If other stores received similar stock allocations then this could be hard to track down once the catalogue comes out.