LEGO have officially unveiled the first Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars set of 2023, 75355 UCS-Wing Starfighter, just in time for Star Wars Day, aka May the 4th.
The X-Wing is arguably one of the most recognisable and iconic Star Wars starfighters, and LEGO feels like it’s time to update the UCS model with new building techniques and elements for 2023, making this 1,949-piece set the most detailed version yet.
The 2023 LEGO UCS X-Wing will retail for US$239.99 / AU$369.99 / £209.99 and will be available exclusively from LEGO.com or your local LEGO Store, with a release date of 1 May 2023 for LEGO VIPs, ahead of a 4 May 2023 general release.
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It’s been 10 years since the last UCS X-Wing Starfighter, and I think that’s a decent enough gap for LEGO to revisit the X-Wing.
A decade is a really long time, and in the time since then, LEGO and LEGO Star Wars has exploded in popularity, with many people discovering or returning to LEGO that may have missed the 2013 UCS X-Wing, so I think it’s a positive that LEGO are revisiting the X-Wing, to allow new fans a chance at adding one to their collection without needing to spend a small fortune on the secondary market.
The 2023 LEGO UCS X-Wing does exactly what it says on the box, delivering a highly detailed and large display model of the X-Wing Starfighter.
The 2023 LEGO UCS X-Wing’s dimensions are 55cm (21.5”) long, 27cm (10.5”) high and 44cm (17.5”) wide when on its display stand, which gives you the option of displaying the X-Wing in an aggressive, upwards facing pose.
Pretty great, and it makes for a great centerpiece, or displayed alongside your other LEGO Ultimate Collectors Series models.
At a slightly larger scale, it enables the designer, Henrik Andersen to include more details on the thrusters, cockpit and wings, with a brand new S-Foil opening and closing mechanisms.
The set comes with a new and exclusive Luke Skywalker minifigure, in his pilot outfit, and R2-D2 as well.
Another brand new innovation, which has been a longtime request from LEGO Star Wars fans is the inclusion of a printed UCS Plaque! I’m so glad it means no more LEGO UCS stickers to apply, and this I think heralds a new era of LEGO Star Wars UCS sets.
Here’s a closer look at the cockpit and canopy.
LEGO have also supplied more lifestyle photos, which you can enjoy below:
Look, this is a modern LEGO UCS X-Wing, with details, sculpting techniques and clever element usage (like those flippers for the magnetic flashback supressors!) befitting a pricey 2023 LEGO Ultimate Collectors series set.
For long-time LEGO Star Wars fans who might already have one (or two!) UCS X-Wings in their collections, this probably won’t set their world on fire, but if you’re a LEGO Star Wars fan that only recently got back into LEGO, this is going to be a fantastic pickup, if you want a UCS X-Wing in your collection.
LEGO Star Wars correspondent Vaderfan will be sharing a review of the 2023 LEGO UCS X-Wing closer to the launch date, so be sure to keep an eye out for our detailed look at the set!
What do you think of the 2023 LEGO UCS X-Wing Starfighter? Will you be picking it up?
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