Mark your calendar on September 5th, because something BIG is arriving. Well, this is what LEGO promises to give us next Thursday. According to a recent 10-second video teaser that LEGO released via Twitter, all galactic rumors seem to suggest that a new LEGO Star Wars UCS set is on the horizon. If you recall from last week, we mentioned that having a new LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is within the realm of possibility. And this time, it looks like LEGO is now giving us hints on its imminent arrival
Stay tuned for the reveal on September 5th! pic.twitter.com/5NG25ab3ab
— LEGO (@LEGO_Group) August 29, 2019
The video teaser begins with a view inside a typical home, amidst the crescendo of the Imperial march which we are all so familiar with. The obvious takeaway from this teaser is the pointed shadow cast from the looming ominous figure. The image is enough to evoke overwhelming fear, even for a rubber chicken. All signs lead to the possibility of seeing the return of the iconic Imperial Star Destroyer, which had it’s first UCS release back in 2002 clocking in at 3,096 pieces at that time.
This current iteration of the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will come in at 4,784 pieces, retailing for $700 USD. The chief complaint that most fans have over this set is the ridiculously high price tag that LEGO attached to it if in case the rumors are true. Without further info, the price per piece ratio seems to be too expensive as compared to the largest UCS ever made – 2017’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) with 7,541 pieces and selling for a hundred dollars more as compared to the upcoming rehash of the Imperial Star Destroyer. Unless the latter is equipped with LEGO Powered Up functionalities or some new, out-of-the-box features, then a $700 price tag is quite unreasonable.
LEGO promises to make the big reveal on September 5th, and with it perhaps the official announcement of the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker tie-in sets that were leaked on social media a week ago. In any case, LEGO will certainly push through with its promise of a BIG reveal, so be sure to stay tuned here on The Brick Show.