LEGO Officially Announces Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181), with Photos

You need only to look at their version of the venerable space freighter the Millennium Falcon to know without a doubt, that the Ultimate Collectors Series within the LEGO Star Wars line is one of the most awesome scale models ever. They could even give Japanese plastic models some competition.

On the last day of March, we managed to pick up some of the first images available of the latest LEGO Star Wars UCS model: the Y-Wing Star-fighter (75181). They consisted of photos of the box on a lucky store shelf. This time however, we’ve got more pictures to share.

The official images came in the wake of the formal announcement by LEGO of the UCS Y-Wing (75181). Now, franchise fans who have only followed the movies might remember the Y-Wing as a cannon fodder fighter craft, though its rep is a little bit better in the Expanded Universe/Legends continuity.

Regardless, LEGO’s UCS treatment of this space fighter-bomber is pure technical awesome. The assortment of 1967 bricks and building elements that come together to give form to the Y-Wing makes for one of the best Star Wars ship models yet.

Any mechanical fanatic will appreciate the detailing of the components of UCS Y-Wing (75181), from the placement of the laser turrets and ion cannon on the cockpit block section, to the proton torpedo tubes and the telltale engines. Also notable is the star-fighters color scheme of Gold Squadron from Episode IV – A New Hope, destroyed in the Death Star battle.

Being a Gold Squadron Y-Wing, the model also includes a minifigure of Gold Leader Jon Vander, as well as his trusty astromech droid R2-BHD.

Furthermore, the kit comes with its own display stand and info plaque, for display purposes. LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing (75181) officially becomes available May 4.

Here’s the full product description for the LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181):

75181 LEGO® Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

Ages 14+. 1,967 pieces.

US $199.99 – CA $279.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK

Collect the ultimate long-range Rebel starfighter!

This LEGO® Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series model has an amazing level of detail, including an opening minifigure cockpit for the included Gold Leader minifigure, wheel-activated rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the R2-BHD astromech droid. This fantastic Star Wars toy also comes with a tilting display stand and informational fact plaque, making it the perfect centerpiece for your collection.

  • Includes a Gold Leader minifigure and an R2-BHD droid.
  • Features highly authentic detailing, opening minifigure cockpit, wheel-activated rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the included R2-BHD astromech droid.
  • Also includes the Gold Leader’s blaster pistol.
  • Display the model on the tilting stand with informational fact plaque.
  • Makes the perfect centerpiece for any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
  • Part of the Ultimate Collector Series.
  • Measures over 2” (7cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide, and over 9” (24cm) high mounted on stand.

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