UCS Imperial Star Destroyer

Star Wars fans rejoice! Today, the LEGO® Group has announced the Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252). This will be a mammoth set. The press release indicates that it will be over 44 cm (17”) high, 110 cm (43”) long, and 66 cm (26”) wide when on its display stand.

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer
Imperial Star Destroyer. ©2019 The LEGO Group.

In terms of specifics, Canadian fans can expect:

  • Brick Count: 4784
  • Minifigures: 2
  • Price: $849.99 CAD ($699.99 US, $1099.99 AUD, £649.99, €699.99)
  • VIP Release Date: September 18, 2019
  • General Release Date: October 1, 2019
UCS Imperial Star Destroyer. ©2019 The LEGO Group.

This set has a huge brick count. In fact, it will rank as the sixth largest LEGO® set of all time. However, it also has a huge price tag. I find myself wondering if it warrants the cost. I really like Star Wars, but I would not classify myself as a die-hard fan. I rarely purchase Star Wars LEGO® sets. I look at the price tag on this set, and my temptation goes away. You are looking at paying $0.18/brick for this kit. For $50 more, you can get the largest LEGO® set ever produced (the Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon), and 2,757 more bricks. You also get seven Minifigures with the Millennium Falcon, and only two with this Star Destroyer. On top of that, the Millennium Falcon comes with interior play spaces, which I do not see on this Star Destroyer.

Is the UCS Imperial Star Destroyer worth the cost?

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer. ©2019 The LEGO Group.

I will not lie. I saw the pictures for the Star Destroyer, and I was amazed. Then I saw the price. I could have bought two Ninjago City sets (which is a larger set) for that price, and had change to spare. As I mentioned before, I am not a hard core fan of the Star Wars franchise, so maybe this set will speak to others differently. Either way, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. I have attached the official press release for you following some more pictures underneath.

Until next time,

-Tom

BUILD THE MIGHT OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE™ WITH THE NEW LEGO® STAR WARS™ IMPERIAL STAR DESTROYER™ SET

LEGO Group announces a new stunning LEGO Star Wars set – the Ultimate Collector Series Imperial Star Destroyer measuring 110cm in length

[September 5, 2019] One of the most feared ships in the Star Wars™ galaxy is flying into LEGO Stores on September 18 as the LEGO Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer™ set arrives from the galaxy far, far away to provide an all-new build experience for LEGO brick and Star Wars™ fans alike.

The Imperial Star Destroyer set measures 110cm long and is comprised of 4,784 bricks. The new addition to the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) brings to life the fan favourite vessel of the Galactic Empire in LEGO brick form like never before.

The new UCS Imperial Star Destroyer™ construction set is complete with a buildable Tantive IV ship, allowing fans to recreate the iconic opening scene from Star Wars: A New Hope in their own home.

The UCS Imperial Star Destroyer™ – nicknamed the Devastator – includes swivelling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing along its 110cm-long surface.

This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and two brand new unique LEGO minifigures with blasters – the Imperial Officer and Imperial Crew Member minfigures – making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

When paired with its display stand, the model measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

The 75252 LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer is available directly from LEGO stores and www.shop.lego.com/StarDestroyer from September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP members, and October 1 for all other builders.

The information and images in this article were provided by the LEGO® Ambassador Network.

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