LEGO Star Wars fans who purchased the gigantic Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon a couple years back (or any of the UCS building sets that preceded it) will have another exciting addition to add to their collection this fall. That’s right, LEGO has just announced a new Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer, recreating one of the first ships ever seen on-screen in any Star Wars movie.
This updated LEGO UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (set #75252) will contain 4,784 pieces, retails for $699.99 in the United States, and captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The set also includes an attachable miniature scale version of the Rebel Blockade Runner Tantive IV, two LEGO Star Wars minifigures: an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember with two blaster pistols, plus an informational fact plaque and display stand.
More facts about LEGO’s Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer:
- Includes swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, and intricate surface detailing.
- On its display stand, the completed model measures over 17 inches high, 43 inches long, and 26 inches wide.
- This is the third LEGO UCS Star Destroyer ever released, after 2002’s Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer (set #10030) and 2011’s Ultimate Collector Series Super Star Destroyer (set #10221).
- LEGO has also produced a number of other, smaller-scale, Star Destroyer building sets in the past, including set #4492 – Mini Star Destroyer, #6211 – Imperial Star Destroyer, #8099 – Midi-Scale Imperial Star Destroyer, #10143 – Death Star II (which included a micro-scale Star Destroyer), and #75055 – Imperial Star Destroyer.
- Besides appearing throughout the original Star Wars trilogy, the Imperial Star Destroyer made a surprise appearance- en masse- in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker footage shown at D23 Expo 2019.
The LEGO Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer will be available from LEGO brand stores and LEGO’s shop-at-home website beginning Wednesday, September 18 for LEGO VIP members, and Tuesday, October 1 for everyone else.
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