Here’s what the LEGO community thinks of the UCS AT-AT

We asked, and you responded: here’s what Brick Fanatics readers think of the massive new LEGO Star Wars 75313 AT-AT.

The latest Ultimate Collector Series set is about to lumber on to shelves, so we’ve been canvassing opinions on the 6,785-piece set through a thread of Twitter polls. Scroll down to find out what the Brick Fanatics community thinks of 75313 AT-AT’s size, price, minifigures and more, and don’t forget to check out our written and video reviews of this astonishing addition to the LEGO Star Wars line-up.

7 – Size really does matter

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An overwhelming 70.8% of you agreed that 75313 AT-AT’s sheer, overwhelming size is the set’s best feature, beating its poseable legs, recoiling chin-mounted cannons and minifigure selection. Sorry, Yoda: turns out size matters after all.

6 – It’s too expensive

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That £699.99 / $799.99 / €799.99 price tag? It might be a bit on the high side. Even with the LEGO Group reducing the price by £50 in the UK, almost half of you say it’s still too expensive. And, probably unsurprisingly, absolutely nobody thinks the 6,785-piece set is a bargain. But hey, 19% reckon it’s about right! So that’s… something.

5 – It’s all about the named characters

Snowtroopers? AT-AT Pilots? A dime a dozen these days. (Or, more accurately, three for £18 come January.) No, where 75313 AT-AT is concerned, it’s all about Luke Skywalker and General Veers. The set’s two named characters tied for your favourite minifigure in the new UCS set, with the rank-and-file soldiers trailing behind.

4 – You’re here for the build

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If you’re spending hundreds of pounds, dollars or Euros on a LEGO set, chances are you’re doing so at least partly for the build. And that bears out in the stats: 55.6% of you say you’re most looking forward to building the beast, while just 11.1% are full of anticipation for the possibilities 75313 AT-AT brings to a Hoth layout. The same number of respondents are planning to walk it like a dog, to which we say: good luck.

3 – Army building is boring

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The LEGO Group probably thinks it’s on to a money-spinner by launching 75320 Snowtrooper Battle Pack just weeks after 75313 AT-AT, but it should probably have polled Brick Fanatics readers: half of you aren’t planning to add any more Snowtroopers beyond the set’s standard five. 18.2% of respondents will add as many as can fit, though – 40 seating, many more standing – so maybe that’ll make up for it.

2 – You’re not looking forward to paying for it

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Surprise, surprise, the worst thing about 75313 AT-AT is having to pay for it in the first place. A handful of you are worrying more about displaying it, though – absolutely fair, given its incredible size – while only 1.7% of you are fretting about carrying it home. The rest of you must either have arms of steel or are ordering online, which is probably the best way to do it.

1 – Only a fraction of you will be buying it

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Of everyone who responded to our Twitter poll, only 9.2% are planning to buy 75313 AT-AT on Black Friday. By contrast, 65.8% say ‘no way!’, while 11.8% still haven’t decided. That’s potentially good news for anyone hoping to pick up the walker on launch day, though, because it means demand might not be quite as high as expected – and stock might not vanish instantly.

This is still a very limited sample size, of course, so probably best not to risk it either way. If you want to bag 75313 AT-AT the moment it’s available – and score a free 40483 Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber (review) in the process – set your alarm for midnight local time on Friday, November 26 and head to LEGO.com.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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