It’s the latest in the Star Wars theme’s attempts to deliver recognisable vehicles at more accessible price points, following on from January’s 75300 Imperial TIE Fighter and 75301 Luke Skywalker’s X-wing Fighter.
At £69.99, however, the latest Imperial Shuttle comes in at just £10 cheaper than the last version, 2015’s 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium. And with 277 fewer pieces and two fewer minifigures in the box, UK fans may feel a little short-changed from the trade-off.
US fans should find it a little more palatable at $69.99, which is $30 cheaper than its predecessor. Regardless, if you want a LEGO Star Wars Imperial Shuttle in 2021, this is basically your only option. And if you’re busy weighing up whether it’s worth diving in when it hits shelves next month, you can get a better idea from German retailer JB Spielwaren‘s hands-on review.
The video gives us a closer look at exactly what comes in the box, from the Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and Shuttle Pilot minifigures to the true scale of the ship. All we need now is to see it side-by-side with 75094 Imperial Shuttle Tydirium for a proper size comparison, and to judge whether it’s truly worth the cost next to that now-five-year-old ship.