The accompanying designer video for the massive 75309 Republic Gunship has been uploaded to the LEGO Group’s YouTube channel with designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer on hand to give us the insight behind the latest in the Ultimate Collector’s Series of Star Wars creations.
One of the explained details is the positioning of the display stand, which shows the model as leaning forwards to simulate the way that the sci-fi vehicle takes off after dropping off a squad of clone troopers. Similarly, Hans demonstrates the play features whilst describing how such UCS sets wouldn’t usually feature any functions unless they are specifically part of the source material.
“A challenge with the model of this size, the way it’s designed is how to attach these wings I mean one wing is long and it somehow needs to be connected at a certain angle,” explained LEGO designer Hans Burkhard Schlömer. “So I checked how the smaller wings connected on the previous playset model we made and it turns out it’s an invalid technique and it needs to be adapted a little bit.”
LEGO Star Wars 75309 Republic Gunship is available now from the official online store for £329.99 / $349.99 / €349.99 with 3,292 pieces and two minifigures.