LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) To Be Officially Announced Soon

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It looks like we don’t need to wait until Comic-Con@Home to catch a glimpse of this year’s first LEGO Star Wars UCS set. LEGO has posted over on YouTube a scheduled event that will officially reveal the upcoming LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309).

The live unveiling will be done at 15:00 CEST, 14:00 BST, or 9:00 EST.  The reveal will also feature an exclusive interview with LEGO Star Wars designers Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Hans Burkhard Schlömer for a more in-depth look at the creative process behind the making of this set. Here’s the video in case you want to bookmark it or schedule a reminder.

If you recall, the selection of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) was brought about by a fan vote contest last year over at LEGO Ideas. The LEGO Ideas Fan Vote – Help choose one of the next Ultimate Collector Series Star Wars LEGO Sets asked LEGO fans which among these candidates would they like to see to become as the next LSW Ultimate Collector Series set: the Republic Gunship, Nebulon B Escort Frigate, or the iconic TIE Bomber. Consequently, more than half of the votes eventually went to the Republic Gunship which gives LEGO the impression that the legendary assault transport still has a following among LEGO fans.

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Currently, this version of the Republic Gunship (75021) from 2013 is the largest LEGO version of this Star Wars transport coming in at 1,175. Its larger UCS cousin is expected to be somewhat larger. 

Though this is the first time that the Republic Gunship is given the UCS treatment, LEGO through the years has given us several brick renditions of this Clone Wars mainstay. Since 2002, we saw two regular sets and a microfighter added to its roster. And with the inclusion of an official UCS set, the Republic Gunship will certainly be placed on a whole new level among the must-have list of LEGO Star Wars fans.

I’ll give you further updates on its piece count and expected retail price once LEGO makes the official announcement later in the day.

Author: Albert Balanza

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