LEGO Star Wars 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer is as good as UCS sets

LEGO Star Wars 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer is weeks away from launch and its early reviews paint a promising image of the midi-scale model.

Launching on May 1, 2023, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer’s reviews have come out of hyperspace. With less than half a month to go until its release, this appears to be an impressive build for the size and price with some even calling it a must-have LEGO Star Wars set and others stating that it’s comparable to Ultimate Collectors Series models at a fraction of the price.

Here’s what the early reviews that to say about 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer ahead of its release on May 1, 2023. Other 40th-anniversary Return of the Jedi models include 75352 Emperor’s Throne Room Diorama, 75353 Endor Speeder Chase Diorama and 40623 Battle of Endor Heroes.

— Set details —

ThemeLEGO Star Wars Set name75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer Release: May 1, 2023


Price: £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99 Pieces: 630

LEGO: April 1, 2023

It’s a bit expensive, especially without a minifigure

Image: Brickset

Early reviews note that the set is unfortunately expensive for what’s included with Brickset saying, “The price of £59.99, $69.99 or €69.99 does seem quite expensive, although I still consider this a must-have, especially once discounted.”

Other reviewers, including Hoth Bricks and TheBrickWiz, agree with the sentiment and added that a minifigure, exclusive or otherwise would have helped further the value of 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer. One suggestion for an included character was Admiral Piett, though most reviews agreed that any minifigure would have been most appreciated.

On the subject of value, some reviewers, including Unbrickme, were left wanting more from the included nameplate and would have preferred a full informative plaque instead.

There’s more than enough detail at this size

Image: Hoth Bricks

Early reviews were in agreement that the ship is chock full of detail, especially at this size with the finishing touches across the top, bottom and everywhere in between selling the look of this iconic ship. The engines were of particular note in initial impressions with Brickset noting, “While much of the underside is basic, the engine assembly is expertly detailed.”

“Being a mid-scale set, you would expect good greebling and I can confirm that the little details on the executor are extremely well done,” commented Solid Brix Studios, highlighting another pleasing portion of the build.

The scale of the set is helped through the inclusion of a pair of smaller, but massive, ships as Hoth Bricks states, “The two Star Destroyers further assert the overall scale of the model and give this Super Star Destroyer even more sense of scale.”

Compares to UCS sets surprisingly well

There has been a massive LEGO Executor Super Star Destroyer before with 10221 Super Star Destroyer at a much larger size than this new LEGO Star Wars set. However, impressions of the model reveal that it stacks up surprisingly well next to its larger counterpart – literally.

“There is quite a size difference, but I have to say 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer holds up very well,” comments Solid Brix Studios. “In fact, I would say some of the greebling and details are better than what you see on the UCS set.”

Unbrickme sits 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer next to 10030 Imperial Star Destroyer instead and while it’s nowhere near as big, it has its appeal with the smaller Star Destroyers at its side.

It will appeal to smaller budgets

Image: Unbrickme

Thanks in no small part to its smaller size and price, but without sacrificing detail, reviews of 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer agree that those with smaller budgets, and shelf space, will find a lot to love in the new LEGO Star Wars set.

“This micro Super Star Destroyer is proof that it is possible to do as well without falling into a somewhat useless gigantism for a ship in LEGO version which in any case will never be on a minifig scale,” writes Hoth Bricks. “For yourself or to gift a fan who loves some nice models, this box seems to me to be a very well-calibrated product that won’t break the bank or cause unnecessary debates about taking up space on an already very crowded shelf.”

Other reviewers agreed with the value and size of the set, pointing out the level of detail present even when compared to larger builds including 10221 Super Star Destroyer.

The LEGO Group needs to make more

Image: Brickset

While the early reviews largely agree on most points, one aspect of the midi-scale LEGO Star Wars set kept coming up – the LEGO Star Wars designers need to make more.

“As soon as 77904 Nebulon-B Frigate was released, I was excited for any subsequent models of the same scale,” shares Brickset. “75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer completely satisfies my expectations and looks stunning on display.”

Agreeing with the point, Solid Brix Studios went on to suggest a few additions to the midi-scale LEGO Star Wars range, “I think there’s lots of potential to get all kinds of Star Wars ships like maybe a Venator or maybe the Invisible Hand, there are so many possibilities for ships in this scale.”

— Summary —

There looks to be plenty of reasons to add 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer to your wishlist ahead of May 1, 2023. While no future entries in the midi-scale range beyond this set are confirmed at the time of writing, the reception for its latest entries appears to be overwhelmingly positive, even though a minifigure would have furthered the value. 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer releases on May 1, 2023, for £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99.

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