Thedesign team has revealed that the newly-announced has been planned for ‘many years’.
Officially unveiledas the latest 18+ set, builds into a 663-piece model that prioritises display over play, in heavy contrast to the wider line-up from a galaxy far, far away.
It’s not entirely without precedent among theportfolio, though – and that’s exactly why the design team felt that summer 2021 was the right time to bring it to market. Speaking to Brick Fanatics at this year’s Fan Media Days event, the theme’s Creative Lead Jens Kronvold Frederiksen explained that the likes of and the Helmet Collection have paved the way for .
“We’ve been talking about [doing it] for many years, back in the days when it was more about playsets – but it doesn’t have a lot of play features and functions,” he says. “Now we also make more display models, [so] we thought that it could actually be a pretty cool display model.”
That doesn’t mean it’s entirely bereft of functions, however. During the same call, Jens andDesign Director Michael Lee Stockwell showed off the beams that allow the chamber to open and close, while the set’s description at – where it’s in the US – reveals that Lord’s seat also rotates.
launches on August 1 for £59.99 / $69.99 / €69.99. For more from this year’s Fan Media Days event, check out the team’s over the company’s rights to sell individual minifigures, and read on the upcoming UCS Republic Gunship.
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