Many LEGO fans who keep up with related news would remember how the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) was such a major big deal upon its release, leading to it selling out multiple times. LEGO seems fit to do the same now for the UCS Y-Wing (75181).
And the latest entry to the LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) is no slouch at getting attention to its stunning detail. Where the UCS Falcon (75192) was mostly encased in a spaceship hull, the Rebel Alliance’s star-fighter-bomber is filled all over with support struts, connector tubes, wiring, etc.
Such an intricately-crafted LEGO model needs proper spotlight, and so we’ll get one in the form of this designer video put together by two of the minds behind the UCS Y-Wing (75181). Senior Designer Jordan Scott and Graphic Designer Maddy O’Neil share a few bits of trivia about their creation.
Take for instance: did you know that set 75181 has been in development for the past three years? It says a lot about the conceptualization of this set, numbered earlier than the long-released UCS Millennium Falcon (75192), but coming out much later, this May the 4th Star Wars Day celebration.
Other LEGO promos connected to the May 4 release of the UCS Y-Wing (75181) include a printed technical blueprint of the set, available free with any LEGO Star Wars purchase by black VIP cardholders (and with an unspecified minimum purchase amount for non-VIPs). The set also includes a Gold Leader minifigure with blaster sidearm, and an R2-BHD astro-mech droid copilot.