UCS Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75341) Revealed

So a funny thing happened on the way to Tosche Station….The UCS Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75341) is making it’s way to you this May the 4th to celebrate Star Wars Day. No, seriously, I’m not kidding. New UCS sets usually release on May the 4th and this year is no different. Well…it’s a little different – I don’t think any of us were really expecting this one. 2021’s May 4th entry was an updated release of R2-D2, while 2020 saw an all-new vehicle in the A-Wing Starfighter. This year we’re back on Tatooine (still…again) for what I assume is literally the last vehicle we could do from A New Hope.

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From the Official Press Release:

The LEGO Star Wars Luke Skywalker Landspeeder building set is 49 centimetres long when complete and features the two-seater cockpit, the turbine engine without a cover, the iconic curved cockpit windscreen plus an exclusive C-3PO™ minifigure (with 2K moulded legs and a side print) and Luke minifigure – complete with lightsaber.

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Rumours and speculation are nothing new when it comes to LEGO®️ and Star Wars. A UCS Landspeeder was often brought up as a, I don’t want to say a joke, so I will instead say ‘long-shot’ as a potential vehicle set. But here we are now and it’s on the way. So clearly people were prescient, on-to something or just had the insider scoop. This is a wild, wild reveal folks haha. Let’s check out the stats.

UCS LUKE SKYWALKER’S LANDSPEEDER

  • SET #: 75341
  • THEME: Star Wars
  • COST: $269.99 CAD
  • BRICK COUNT: 1890
  • MINIFIGURES: 2 – Luke Skywalker & C-3PO
  • VIP PRE-ORDER: May 1, 2022
  • RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2022
  • COST/BRICK: $0.14 (good value)
  • BRICK-TO-FIG RATIO: 945 bricks/fig (N/A)
  • DIMENSIONS: 50 cm high x 17 cm wide x 30 cm deep
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The UCS Landspeeder (75341) is definitely an unexpected choice. Subject matter aside, it’s a very well constructed model. The colours are spot-on and the details are all there. Given the size, they darn well have to be in all fairness. The new screen piece looks great, as does the piping along the centre of the vehicle. There are quite a few sticker elements however. I don’t get mad at stickers, but I do find them a tricky sell when it comes to UCS sets and the higher price points. But, from an overall design perspective, it’s a good model! Sadly most people are going to ask “WHY is it a model though??” The thought definitely crosses my mind as well to be honest. I don’t predict universal love from the AFOL community on this one. At least it’s price point gives it a decently average/good cost-per-brick.

Like every UCS model to date, this one comes with a display stand and info plaque. Keeping with tradition, two minifigures get to hang out on the plaque. In this case we get an existing Luke Skywalker with lightsaber, and an all-new C-3PO. They are really pushing this new droid print in the press release. I don’t quite know what 2K molded legs are, but there is some impressive detailing on this protocal droid. No Obi-Wan or R2-D2 though, but you can easily add them if you want the whole gang present.

Now How will i get those power converters?

There it is folks, the possibly requested but definitely unexpected UCS Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder (75341). Who’s on board for this one? I won’t be picking this one up, but I appreciate the design (it’s good) and that it’s a little bit of new direction for UCS. Kudos to the design team in general. Not every set can be a Millenium Falcon so, we should have no issue with sets that don’t break the internet. But all I’ll say is enough with the Original Trilogy already. We good.

What are your thoughts on this latest of UCS sets? Are you a fan of the landspeeder? Did you see this one coming (rumours notwithstanding)? What do you think of the new C-3PO minifig? Is it enough to draw you in? Please let us know in the comments and until next time, keep on brickin’. 🧱

-Frank

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