After LEGO’s official reveal of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), LEGO released a designer video that gives us an idea on how the set is built. Senior LEGO Designer Henrik Anderson shows us the inner workings of this monstrous LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Set.
As we can see from the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) designer video below, there’s nothing much to see in the insides of this model – which made a lot of LEGO Star Wars fans scratching their heads, wondering why at such a very high price point, the build is basically hollow. As Henrik said, “it’s not really a super hard build, it’s just a big build” – there’s no debate on that. Anyways, the inside of this UCS set is reinforced with plenty of Technic parts that allow the build to be sturdier given its large size and elongated shape. Henrik also opted to use various colored elements to create the internal parts of the build since obviously, the ship’s external are all composed of grey pieces. Watch this.
One thing that I appreciate about this build is how properly scaled it is to reflect the many details of this intimidating Imperial powerhouse which we first saw in Episode IV: A New Hope. In contrast to LEGO’s first attempt to recreate the massive ship in LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) back in 2002, this latter version is more faithful to the ship’s massive scale and looks. Needless to say, the level of detail and attention that Henrik brought to this set is absolutely superb. He even included the smallest micro-scaled LEGO Star Wars TIE Fighter in this set and a properly scaled mini-version of the Rebel’s Tantive IV ship both of which can be placed in the hanger bay. Since this is a LEGO Star Wars UCS set, it is clearly intended for display purposes. Hence, this set also includes an informational fact plaque plus two minifigures – an Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember for an awesome display piece.
The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) comes in at 4,784 pieces and will retail for $700 USD once it arrives in LEGO Stores on September 18. Be sure to check out the rest of the details of this set over at LEGO Shop@Home. This may not be on the top of my list, but I have to agree that it is a nice set to have around in the house.