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LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) to Come With a Certificate of Authenticity

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!

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

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.

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Check Out These LEGO Star Wars Sets Now Up to 40% Off Via Amazon

I guess Amazon is doing some bit of an early holiday clearing with this latest wave of LEGO Star Wars sets now listed with great discounts for as much as 35 to 40% off. Even LEGO’s first Master Builder series, the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) also comes with a substantial discount. Even recent holiday-themed sets such as the 2019 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245) is also on sale with up to 18% off. These and much more are now currently offered via Amazon at such tempting discounts that now is a great time to save some dollars on your next LEGO Star Wars purchase. So if you’re holding back on any of these LEGO Star Wars sets listed below, then you may want to consider purchasing via the following links. Same as before, we will surely appreciate it if you will opt to purchase any of these sets via these affiliate links since this is one way in which you can support the work of our blog site.

LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar (75245)

$39.99 USD | $32.82 USD via Amazon

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LEGO Star Wars Sandcrawler (75220)

$139.99 USD | $109.95 USD via Amazon

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LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter (75218)

$79.99 USD | $63.99 USD via Amazon

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LEGO Star Wars Imperial At-Hauler (75219)

$99.99 USD | $89.95 USD via Amazon

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LEGO Star Wars Porg (75230)

$69.99 USD | $45.95 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Sets

LEGO Star Wars Ahch-To Island Training (75200)

$29.99 USD | $18.48 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Sets

LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)

$349.99 USD | $289.99 USD via Amazon

Master Builder Series

LEGO Star Wars Kessel Run Millennium Falcon (75212)

$169.99 USD | $129.99 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Droid Gunship (75233)

$49.99 USD | $39.87 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Yoda’s Hut (75208)

$29.99 USD | $22.89 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Action Battle Echo Base Defense (75241)

$59.99 USD | $47.95 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars General Grievous’ Combat Speeder (75199)

$29.99 USD | $24.72 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Han Solo’s Landspeeder (75209)

$29.99 USD | $20.00 USD via Amazon

LEGO Star Wars Encounter on Jakku (75148)

$59.99 USD | $44.00 USD via Amazon

Disney+ Will Feature A Collection of LEGO Star Wars Animated Series

Disney is already paving the way for the arrival of its ambitious Disney+ streaming service that may prove to be a strong rival against the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime. Details are still scant as of the moment regarding the repertoire of its movies and series, but one thing that we can be sure of is that Star Wars fans will definitely get their money’s worth with all the exclusive Star Wars content that they have access to. This includes the much-awaited spin-off series The Mandalorian and additional content on The Clone Wars. To top it off, subscribers will have exclusive access to previous and upcoming LEGO Star Wars content all compiled in one convenient streaming service. This is at least what an eagle-eyed fan spotted and confirmed when a preview of the new Disney streaming service was released, together with some interesting collection of LEGO Star Wars animated series.

From what we can learn from this preview screenshot, it looks like that all of the LEGO Star Wars animated series featured in the service are those that are currently licensed under Disney. Rights for streaming or releasing other titles such as the LEGO Star Wars The Yoda Chronicles are still perhaps under Cartoon Network and negotiations are still in order for Disney to have full control over this franchise. What is certain is that newer LEGO Star Wars animated series such as LEGO Star Wars All Stars, The Freemaker Adventures, The Resistance Rises, and Droid Tales are now part of Disney+’s initial line-up.

With Disney having almost full control of its Star Wars properties, we can expect a lot of interesting content that will cater to every LEGO Star Wars out there in the galaxy. Disney+ is scheduled to launch on November 12 in the US and Canada, and on November 19 in Australia and New Zealand. Viewers can opt for a monthly subscription fee of $7 USD per month, or $70 USD per year.

Thanks to Brick Fanatics for the heads-up.

More LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker Sets Spotted On Store Shelves

After spotting a pair of new LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars set on Target shelves, it looks like more slip-ups have led to more LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets turning up ahead of their scheduled release dates. Instagram user jl.lego.studios has spotted another set that most fans hail as one of the better LEGO Star Wars sets out there.

LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker sets

First, off we have this first image of the LEGO Star Wars Kylo Ren’s Shuttle (75256) – one of the larger LEGO Star Wars sets in The Rise of the Skywalker subtheme. Retailing for $149.99 USD, this set comes in at 1,005 pieces and includes six minifigures: Kylo Ren, General Pryde, a Sith Trooper, a First Order Stormtrooper and two Knights of Ren. Though this new iteration does not have much of a difference from its 2015  predecessor in Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (75104), the new color scheme and the inclusion of uniquely designed minifigs such as the Knights of Ren, makes the newer version more attractive to LEGO Star Wars fans.

Second, we have the LEGO Star Wars Pasaana Speeder Chase (75250) coming in at 373 pieces and will retail for $39.99 USD. The set features a sort of a chase scene where Rey is aboard on what looks like a dilapitated speeder pursued by the forces of the First Order. The scene also takes place in the desert planet of Pasaana. The set includes a new minifigure iteration of Rey, a First Order Treadspeeder Driver, a First Order Jet Trooper and BB-8.

If there is anything good that we can get out of this store mishap is the fact that we can expect to see these and other LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalkers sets to be available anytime soon on or before October 4. This may no longer be new to you knowing that leaks about the rest of the sets in this series have already gone out like wildfire over the internet several weeks ago. But still, it’s good to know that we’re now just counting the days before these sets are made available to the public. Stay tuned here in our blogsite for more updates about these upcoming sets.

With more info from Yak Face.

LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) Spotted in the Wild

Another store employee made a bit of slip-up revealing a quite unexpected surprise. We’re just counting the weeks before the launch of Star Wars’ Triple Force Friday and it seems that LEGO is already prepared for it as well. In fact, from the reveal of this year’s highly polarizing  UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) to LEGO’s Triple Force Friday gift-with-purchase set, everything is gradually falling into place. And having LEGO sets placed as early as now on Target shelves in spite of the embargo is part of the plan as well (I guess). LEGO eagle-eyed fan jl.lego.studios made a rather interesting discovery that is putting the LEGO Star Wars fandom in a frenzy. He snapped a photo of what looks like a new pair of bundled BrickHeadz in the form of the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) spotted in an undisclosed Target store in Texas.

Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232)

This new LEGO BrickHeadz dual pack features Kylo Ren (#94) in a damaged helmet and the new crimson Sith Trooper (#95), as they will be revealed in The Rise of Skywalker later this year. The set clocks in at 240 pieces and is expected to retail for $24.99 USD. This is the second time that Kylo gets the BrickHeadz treatment as part of a double-pack set, the first being the LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Rey and Kylo Ren Limited Edition Collectors Pack (41489). It’s quite unsure if we will see the option of having this new iteration of Kylo and the new Sith Trooper sold separately. Also from the looks of things, seeing this new pair of LEGO Star Wars BrickHeadz is a good indicator that LEGO still has faith in the popularity of these brick collectibles amidst rumors of the theme’s eventual cancellation which has always been hanging overhead.

Now before you rush into your local Target store, be aware that these are probably placed by mistake by an unsuspecting store employee, and sales of this set are still probably on hold until Triple Force Friday dawns on October 4. In fact, this LEGO BrickHeadz Star Wars Kylo Ren and Sith Trooper (75232) double-pack will not be available for sale until such time, unless you stumble upon this on eBay.

So what do you think about this new LEGO BrickHeadz set? Will you add this your cart once it is available? Let me know what you think about this.

LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) Promotional Officially Revealed

After officially releasing the building instructions for this next gift-with-purchase set, LEGO has finally revealed how we can add the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) promotional set to our LEGO shopping cart both online and in-store. However, you might find this promo a bit limiting because of the qualifying purchase attached to it.

LEGO Shop@Home has announced that LEGO VIP members who will be purchasing the LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander (75253) from September 9 to 15, will be entitled to receive its miniature version as well.

Free LEGO® Star Wars Mini Droid Commander gift (75522) offer is valid for VIP purchases at shop.LEGO.com, in LEGO Stores and LEGO Catalogue telephone orders from 09/09/2019 to 15/09/2019, while stocks last. Qualifying purchase must be made with the Star Wars Droid Commander (75253) set only. Bricks & Pieces orders are not valid for this promotion. One set per household. Cannot be applied to previous purchases or combined with any other discount, offer or free gift. If the qualifying LEGO purchase(s) is returned to us for a refund, the gift must also be returned to us together with the qualifying LEGO purchase(s).

I have to say that as so much that I love to have this freebie added to my collection, the very limited qualifying purchase to get this is a bit of a letdown. To top this off, you only have this week to make a decision of purchasing its larger counterpart. LEGO does not mince words when it says that if in case you change your mind and you want a refund from this purchase, then you have to return this freebie as well.

The way I see it, LEGO clearly intends this as an exclusive and integral part of the larger Droid Commander set. The Mini Droid Commander gift does not appear in shop.LEGO.com cart as a separate promotional item but is fundamentally included in the Droid Commander set that it even warranted a new set number (5006036). Nevertheless, one or two things that we can be appreciate about this is promo is that you will also receive the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury Juice Bar (40336) for this purchase as well. LEGO will also throw in a LEGO Lunch Box (5006017) just for good measure.

The LEGO Star Wars BOOST Droid Commander comes in at 1,177  pieces retailing for $199.99 USD. It features motorized, brick-built versions of the Star Wars’ iconic droids such as R2-D2, Gonk Droid, and Mouse Droid. Its smaller cousin the LEGO Star Wars Mini Droid Commander (75522) is a perfect display piece that highlights these droids in their miniature versions. LEGO has already released the building instructions for this mini set so you can also try to build one of your own as well.

Grab These Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets While You Still Can

If you’re a LEGO Star Wars completionists, or just keen on eyeing some of the LEGO Star Wars sets that were released recently, then you might need to consider planning your next LEGO purchase. Star Wars insider Rebelscum shared a reliable piece of info that you might find interesting, if not necessary in building your LEGO collection. We all know for a fact that LEGO sets have a certain “shelf life” in terms of their availability in LEGO stores and in the market in general. Approximately, LEGO sets are available to the public and are included in the LEGO production cue for up to 2 years. And according to Rebelscum’s sources including info from RetiringSets.com, the following are retiring LEGO Star Wars sets that you may want to keep an eye on if you are looking forward to having them to your collection.

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets
The first Master Builder set, the LEGO Star Wars Betrayal at Cloud City (75222) is due for retirement in December of this year. 

Though yet to be confirmed, do take note that the retirement of these sets is said to commence in December until the later part of 2021. So if you’re still looking forward to having the largest LEGO set around, then you still have until December next year to gather the determination (and cash) to make that purchase. If you see a couple of retiring LEGO Star Wars sets in this list that you are looking forward to having, then be kind enough to purchase these sets through the affiliate links below that will bring you over at LEGO Shop@Home. Your support will go along way in keeping The Brick Show website up and running.

The largest LEGO set ever made to be available – the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192).

Finally, as last note, I hope that scalpers will do the LEGO fan community a favor by not giving in to that urge of brick hoarding. Trust me, you’ll be a better person afterward.

This list is far from complete and may change without prior notice. However, knowing when these sets will possibly retire help us plan our LEGO purchases ahead.  Comment down below and tell us which among these retiring LEGO Star Wars sets do you still need to tick off from your list of must-haves.  Thanks again to Rebelscum for the tip.

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2019

Ahch-To Island Training (75200)
Porg (75230)
Snowspeeder – 20th Anniversary (75259)
Yoda’s Hut (75208)
Betrayal at Cloud City (75222)
Inferno Squad Battle Pack (75226)
Elite Praetorian Guard Battle Pack (75225)
Clone Scout Walker – 20th Anniversary Edition (75261)
X-Wing Starfighter (75218)
General Grievous Combat Speeder (75199)
Imperial Landing Craft (75221)
Rebel A-Wing Starfighter (75247)
Sith Infiltrator Microfighter (75224)
Droid Gunship (75233)
Death Star Escape (75229)
Escape Pod vs Dewback Microfighter (75228)
Imperial Dropship – 20th Anniversary Edition (75262)
Action Battle Endor Assault (75238)
Naboo Starfighter Microfighter (75223)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In July 2020

AT-AP Walker (75234)
Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter (75214)
TIE Fighter Attack (75237)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2020

X-Wing Starfighter Trench Run (75235)
Tantive IV (75244)
Black Ace TIE Interceptor (75242)
Major Vonreg’s TIE Fighter (75240)
Anakin’s Podracer – 20th Anniversary (75258)
Action Battle Hoth Generator Attack (75239)
Death Star (75159)
Sandcrawler (75220)
Duel on Starkiller Base (75236)
Slave I – 20th Anniversary (75243)
Millennium Falcon (75192)
Darth Vader’s Castle (75251)
Action Battle Echo Base Defense (75241)

Retiring LEGO Star Wars Sets In December 2021

Boost Droid Commander (75253)

LEGO Disney Frozen 2 Sets Revealed

Disney’s sequel to its 2013 blockbuster hit is still slated to debut in cinemas in November, but it seems that LEGO is up and ready with its next wave of Disney tie-in sets. Since early February, it was already rumored that we will be seeing a handful of LEGO Disney Frozen 2 sets just before Triple Force Friday kicks in next month. And thanks to Russian online toy retailer Kockarium, we now have our first look at these six building sets – 4 regular sets and 2 that carries the 4+ subtheme. As of this posting, Kockarium seems to have taken down these images but not without them finding their way into mainstream LEGO fandom.

So before you take a look, be warned that their might be some minor spoilers ahead. These LEGO Disney Frozen 2 building sets don’t really reveal much about the plot points of the film, but it still quite interesting to speculate on how accurately these sets might portray the story in this animated sequel.

Enchanted Tree House (41164) – 49.99€; 302 pieces

LEGO Disney Frozen 2

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Anna’s Canoe (41165) – 19.99€; 108 pieces

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Elsa and the Reindeer Carriage (41166) – 29.99€; 116 pieces

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Arendelle Castle (41167) – 79.99€; 521 pieces

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Elsa’s Jewelry Box (41168) – 39.99€; 300 pieces

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Olaf (41169) – 14.99€; 122 pieces

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WATCH: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

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.

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Designer Video

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.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) Revealed!

After some teasing on social media about the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series set, LEGO has finally put an end to all the speculations and has now officially announced its next UCS set that demands a considerable amount of space among your LEGO collection. Check out the massive LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) in all its majestic glory!

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

I never realized how huge this set is until the tale of the tape reveals its sizeable dimensions. The UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) measures 17 inches in height (including the stand), 43 inches long from tip to tip, and 26 inches wide. In terms of size, it comes with a wider footprint as compared to the largest LEGO set around which is the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192). True, the latter may clock as the LEGO set with the most number of pieces, but the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) requires the largest table space if you will put it on display (as any UCS set should be). I may still wince at the very high price tag that goes with this set though, but considering its size, I guess that will be fine for the most serious LEGO Star Wars collector.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) comes in at 4,784 pieces, retailing for $699.99 USD.  This colossal brick-built ship will be available to all LEGO VIP members beginning September 18, 2019 and on October 1, 2019 for the general public. Read on for the set’s complete product description together with these hi-resolution images.

75252 Imperial Star Destroyer™

Ages 16+. 4784 pieces
US $699.99 – CA $849.99 – DE €699.99 – UK £649.99 – FR €699.99 – DK 5299DKK
*Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing.

UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Own the ultimate Imperial Star Destroyer!

Build and display an icon of the Galactic Empire – the Devastator. With over 4,700 LEGO® pieces, this Ultimate Collector Series 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer model captures all the authentic details of the starship as it appeared in the opening scene of Star Wars: A New Hope, including swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts, intricate surface detailing and of course a buildable scale version of the Rebels’ Tantive IV starship to chase down. This galactic civil war UCS set also includes a display stand with informational fact plaque and 2 Imperial minifigures, making it the perfect LEGO Star Wars collectible for discerning fans.

  • Includes Imperial Officer and Imperial Crewmember minifigures.
  • The Devastator Imperial Star Destroyer model features swiveling guns, a tilting radar dish, huge engine exhausts and intricate surface detailing.
  • Also includes an attachable, buildable scale version Tantive IV starship for added Star Wars: A New Hope authenticity.
  • With a display stand with informational fact plaque for the ultimate display piece.
  • Also comes with 2 blaster pistol weapons.
  • This Ultimate Collector Series set has 4,784 pieces.
  • Inspire unforgettable Star Wars: A New Hope moments.
  • The perfect LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible for fans of the Star Wars saga.
  • UCS model on display stand measures over 17” (44cm) high, 43” (110cm) long and 26” (66cm) wide, and over 14” (37cm) high without stand.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & shop.LEGO.com from October 1, 2019
(September 18, 2019 for LEGO VIP)

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UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)