First Images of LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) Surfaced

I wouldn’t consider this next piece of news as coming exactly from the proverbial leaking faucet of upcoming LEGO sets, but a welcomed one nonetheless. Apparently, an eager beaver store employee somewhere in Poland is a bit too excited to put this LEGO Star Wars on display. It’s that, or he or she is probably clueless of what the set significantly means to LEGO Star Wars fans, and eventually placed it on display. From what I heard from other sites, the set was eventually removed from the shelf of the said LEGO Store. Well, someone has to do some PR damage control for that matter.

If you recall from August of last year, we mentioned a rumor that this year’s LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series will be another remake of previous UCS sets, one that is particularly from 2004. Now the recent store slip-up finally sealed all of these rumors, for it ‘semi-officially’ revealed that the next LEGO Star Wars UCS set will be the Y-Wing Starfighter (75181). These images, courtesy of RebelScum, give us a solid proof of this upcoming set.

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Now I have to state the obvious that this is not yet an official reveal, and is just a slip-up since the Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) was prematurely placed on a LEGO Store shelf (albeit accidentally), so I guess showing this pre-empted reveal is still fair game. It should also be pointed out that since the set is already physically available in the store’s inventory, it is just a matter of time before the set is officially announced and displayed. I will not comment much about the set and its differences with the first Y-Wing released in 2004 since I would rather see the official images and descriptions once they are made available by LEGO. For now, my best guess is that we might get an official announcement on this new UCS sometime next week, with a release date slated on May as part of LEGO’s May the Fourth offerings.

So what do you think of this new LEGO Star Wars UCS? Do you think this is a good call to revive this iconic rebel ship? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Author: Albert Balanza

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One thought on “First Images of LEGO Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter (75181) Surfaced”

  1. I’m torn between UCS remakes being a good chance for fans to get a set they missed and there being too many of them denying more interesting original ideas in the limited UCS slots. If an extra set it’s then just an issue of saturation.
    I can’t speak for others but I can’t see this set for the clouds…….that I hope we get, still.

    At least it’s something not seen for 14 years and not another set from just years prior.

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