After a 14 year wait, the fourth LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series re-release has arrived in the type of 75181 Y-Wing Starfighter. Daniel Konstanski takes a preliminary look at the latest major Star Wars offering
Now that 75181 Y-wing Starfighter has actually been I do not know if there has actually ever been a Star Wars UCS ship so closely imitated a regular system set based upon the exact same source material. Last year’s 75172 Y-wing Starfighter plainly test drove a lot of 75181’s features. The colour plan is practically identical. Brown bars dot the fuselage of both sets. The bar building and construction of the exhaust vents is strangely comparable. The cockpit and turret are essentially identical with 75181’s being just a bit longer. This is not a bad thing– as noted in the Brick Fanatics review, last year’s Y-wing was a genuinely impressive design. Simply scaling it up appears an excellent dish for success, and I fully prepare for much of exactly what made the smaller sized version great will be much more satisfying with this larger version.
- 75181– UCS
- 75172– System
The scale of 75181 has me extremely curious. Looking at the photos it appears to be slightly large for the included minifigure pilot. In 2015’s UCS Snowspeeder reboot, set 75144, consisted of minifigures however they were plainly indicated to be decorative– an included benefit to enliven the screen stand. Here, numerous pictures show the consisted of minifigure piloting the Y-wing, and the windshield is the same as has actually been included with every variation of the Y-wing launched to this day. While I won’t deny that the idea of swooshing a model this big around the space makes me giddy with delight, the ship appears a bit large for minifigure scale. I would like to put this set next to 75192 Millennium Falcon and see how they compare.
Overall, I am very satisfied with 75181 Y-wing Starfighter. It looks to be a gorgeous design, making full usage of the larger selection of colours and parts available now to make remarkable enhancements over its predecessor from 14 years back. That original Y-Wing is somewhat amazing to look back on, the designer managed something quite incredible considering what they needed to work with at the time. Much like the other re-releases that have actually shown up over the last numerous years, this new Y-wing is so considerably much better than the first version that there is a strong case to be made that even folks who have the old one need to think about upgrading– and for folks who don’t have the previous variation this purchase will be a no brainer. After a rough 2016 as far as Star Wars UCS models went, the LEGO Group was on-point in 2017 which pattern appears to be continuing in 2018.
LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter will be released on May 4, offered specifically at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores.Solo: A Star Wars Story will be launched on May 24. The LEGO Star Wars sets based on the film will release on April 20. The present variety of LEGO Star Wars sets are readily available at shop.LEGO.com.
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