The 3,292-piece prequel trilogy set was among the products worst affected by the LEGO Group’s price increases in September, rising from £309.99 to £344.99 in the UK. That’s a bump of £35, or 11% – but Zavvi’s current price brings 75309 Republic Gunship down to just £299.99, or even cheaper than its original recommend retail price.
The result of a LEGO Ideas poll to find the next Ultimate Collector Series set, the Republic Gunship fended off stiff competition from the TIE Bomber and Nebulon-B Frigate, before arriving on shelves in summer 2021. It’s the biggest and most detailed version of the Republic vehicle to date, measuring an impressive 68cm long, 33cm tall and 74cm wide.
That means you’ll need a pretty big shelf to display it on, but it’s absolutely worth finding room for: as you can read in our review, 75309 Republic Gunship is totally worthy of being the first prequel trilogy UCS set in over a decade, and hopefully a sign of things to come in future. (The LEGO Star Wars designers say they’re open to the possibility, at least.)
75309 Republic Gunship also includes minifigures of Mace Windu and a Clone Trooper Commander to accentuate the base, planting this set firmly in Attack of the Clones territory. That makes it the perfect way to celebrate the middle prequel movie’s 20th anniversary this year, if you’re so inclined…
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