Will The Next UCS LEGO Star Wars Set Be The Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)?

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Other than the rumored LEGO Star Wars Rise of Skywalker sets, it seems that LEGO fans have another BIG reason to be excited about this year’s Triple Force Friday. According to some persistent, churning echoes from the rumor mill, the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collection Series set is about to make its landing next month. And it is something that most of us have been waiting for, for the past seventeen years to be exact. The rumors are strong that this gigantic brick rehash will be that of the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252).

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)
The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) from 2002.

Promobricks reports that this next UCS will be the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), taking its cue from 2002’s set 10030. Further details are as follows:

  • Product Name: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

  • Number of pieces: 4,784

  • Price: 699.99 Euros or roughly $700 USD

  • Available to LEGO VIPs beginning September 18, and to the rest of the public on October 1, 2019.

It’s long overdue actually, and most LEGO Star Wars fans will agree that the Imperial Star Destroyer is one of the mega vehicles in the Star Wars franchise that truly deserve some LEGO attention. However, other than the fact that this set is considerably larger than its predecessor, one thing that left fans scratching their heads is the fact that it is far more expensive as compared to other sets in its category, piece-wise. If the price point turns out to be true, then at 4,784 pieces it is a bit short in terms of parts comparison say with the largest set of all time, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millenium Falcon (75192). Though the latter will clearly hurt your wallet more than the rumored the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), the price to piece count ratio with the UCS MF is clearly more cost-effective even if it costs a hundred dollars more. The MF gives you more than two thousand additional pieces for the price of less than a hundred bucks.

I’m sure LEGO has a good explanation for this. And given the tighter integration of Powered-Up technology with its sets, such as with the soon to be available LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100), I definitely hope that the higher price point for the newest Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will include similar remote play features that may be operated using the Control+ app. Needless to say, it is pretty cool to see this imposing Imperial ship have motorized parts and lights for its massive hyperdrives.

Admittedly, these are just speculations as of the moment, and we hope to hear more word about this once September rolls out.

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Author: Albert Balanza

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