The Stars War Show, the official online chat show for the saga, has announced the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set – 75144 Snowspeeder. The long rumoured set will be the first opportunity fans have had to get an AFOL targeted version of the ship since 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder way back in 2003.
The new set will be released on May 4 – with an early VIP release on April 29 – and comprises of 1,703 pieces, priced at £169.99 ($199.99, €199.99 [DE]). As with all UCS style LEGO Star Wars sets, it is expected to be a shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Store exclusive.
Here is the official announcement from the LEGO Group:
Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
• Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
• Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
• Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
• Includes 2 blaster pistols.
• Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
• Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
If the regular annual Star Wars celebration tells us anything, it’s that here will be promotions alongside the Snowspeeder’s release around May 4 – keep your targeting computer locked on to Brick Fanatics for more details when they are available.