Hinted at some time ago, rumoured for a while and then finally announced, LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer is now available exclusively at LEGO.com.
Following in the style of 75192 Millennium Falcon, the imposing Imperial vessel is getting the modern UCS treatment. Using 4,784 bricks and measuring 110cm long, the set promises to be a display piece worthy of the Empire.
The set is specifically inspired by the Devastator. A mini Tantive IV ship will allow fans to recreate the unforgettable opening of A New Hope, that sees the smaller vessel swallowed by the behemoth. Two new minifigures – the Imperial Officer and Imperial Crew Member – are included with the set along with as a buildable display base.
This new release even has celebrity fans, with David Beckham reportedly in the market for one. The first collectors to own it visited the LEGO Store Leicester Square for a preview event on Sunday, September 15.
No detail was overlooked when the new set was designed, as LEGO Model Designer Henrik Andersen explains in the designer video: “When I created the set I noticed on the photos that in the movie the Tractor Beam antenna is up and in all of the photos it is down. So I tried to make it into a function so you can lower or raise the tractor beam antenna on the bridge of the Star Destroyer.”