If you’re in the Leicester Square area in London as you’re reading this, then you might want to check out what is happening at the local LEGO Store right there. Across social media, LEGO has announced a particular LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer Designer Event that is about to start anytime soon. And from the looks of it, those who are near the LEGO Store in Leicester Square will have a head start in being one of the first to try and build this latest mammoth-sized set from LEGO ahead of its official VIP launch on September 18th. What is cool about this event is the fact that you will not just get to meet and greet, and have your own LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) set signed by its designer Henrik Andersen, but you’ll also get a Certificate of Authenticity signifying that what you have right there is the real, genuine LEGO Star Wars thing. Here’s LEGO’s statement regarding this:
LEGO Star Wars fans. You do not want to miss this…😱
Here is all you need to know about this event:
Become one of the first owners in the world of the brand new Ultimate Collector Series LEGO® Star Wars™ Imperial Star Destroyer set.* 🙌
Purchase the set and get LEGO Star Wars set signed by the LEGO Designer Henrik Andersen plus receive double VIP points!
Last but not least, all purchases of the 75252 set at the event will receive a certificate of authenticity.
Line up early to ensure entry, as stock is limited. First come first served.
*The number of sets is limited to one per person.
Please note this set is particularly large and heavy! The box dimensions of the LEGO® Imperial Star Destroyer Set are 53,3 x 46 x 38,5 cm, and weights 12,5 kilos. No cardboard wheels will be included.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
May the Force be with you!
Now if you’re planning to get this set, you should be aware that unlike the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millenium Falcon (75192) when it was released back in 2017, the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will NOT include a trolley or cardboard wheels to help you carry it around. This is in spite of its almost identical box size and at 12.5 kilos weight. Now I’m not really sure how the LEGO Store in Leicester Square will manage to pack this set, especially for customers who will be requiring additional assistance. I hope that the least that they can do is to offer another protective box covering or cardboard just to ensure that the actual box will not get damaged.
Nevertheless, I’m sure for the most devout LEGO Star Wars fan, this might just be a minor inconvenience. With a signed boxed set from Henrik Andersen plus a Certificate of Authenticity to be proud of, I’m sure carrying 12.5 kilos worth of LEGO pieces will not be that bad. 😉 Lastly, I’m not sure at this point if this Certificate of Authenticity is only limited to those who will buy the set at the LEGO Store in Leicester Square, but I hope and expect that this will be a regular offering across all LEGO brand stores, and even if you will opt to purchase online. Kindly give me a heads-up if you’re planning to get this set on launch date, and give us a tip about your in-store experience.