UCS AT-AT (75313) Releases Early Black Friday in Some Areas

When it comes to LEGO Star Wars sets, or LEGO sets in general, nothing quite beats the Ultimate Collector’s Series. They’re the biggest, baddest LEGO renditions of some of the most iconic vehicles and vessels of “Star Wars.” And over the years every successive Star Wars UCS set just keeps getting larger and more detailed. Nothing illustrates this evolution better than the UCS AT-AT Imperial Walker (75313), releasing this Black Friday, November 26. Not even the triple-digit pricing is scaring away UCS fans gearing to add this to their collection. No wonder they’re crowding locations announcing midnight launches for this.

Take for instance the Leicester Square LEGO Store in London. We reported earlier this week that their midnight launch of the UCS AT-AT (75313) would be limited to 200 buyers. To enforce that, the flagship store would give away 200 special-access armbands on Thursday, November 25. But as Brick Fanatics tells it, eager collectors have formed a line outside the store already…on Wednesday. Their former editor shared a photo of the LEGO “campers” on Twitter, explaining that they started lining up 7:30AM of the 24th for the passing out of armbands on the 25th, 10:30AM. Now that’s a collector’s determination.

The excitement to get the UCS AT-AT as early as possible is understandable. A cursory glance at LEGO.com and its 75313 listing indicates that for Australia and New Zealand, the set is available. Being closer to the International Date Line really helps. For them, UCS AT-AT (75313) will go for AU$1,299.99 and NZ$1,499.99 respectively. Let’s not forget the Luke Skywalker Lightsaber (40483) GWP either. Everyone else would have to wait for store hours to get the set, if they’re not waiting outside stores themselves already. Anyway: good hunting, UCS collectors.

Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) Midnight Opening Sale at Leicester LEGO Store

“We’ve sighted Imperial walkers.” So went the dreaded line in the Rebel Alliance’s Echo Base, planet Hoth, during “The Empire Strikes Back.” LEGO-wise, we’ve been sighting said four-legged AT-AT walker in (its latest) brick-built form all month. That was since November 5 when LEGO revealed their impressive Ultimate Collector’s edition of the Imperial AT-AT (75313). The set counts as one of the highlights for LEGO’s Black Friday 2021 event frenzy. It launches November 26 after all. LEGO Star Wars UCS collectors have marked this as a priority acquisition. In the UK, a LEGO branded store is already making necessary preparations.

According to Brickset, the UK flagship LEGO Store in Leicester Square, London is opening very early Friday night. How early? Try midnight on the dot of the 26th of November. Like a midnight book launch, this is to enable Londoners to get their UCS AT-AT (75313) real early. One would expect stocks of the set to run out quickly when the sun rises. As for the midnight sale, it will only run from 12AM to 2AM on Friday. One extra caveat however: would-be early buyers of the UCS AT-AT must first gain a special-access wristband from the Leicester LEGO Store the day before. And they’ll only have 200 to give.

LEGO Store Leicester Square will begin distributing the midnight UCS sale wristbands to customers at 10:30AM, November 25. These early birds will also receive a “special midnight opening gift” alongside their new LEGO UCS set (75313). Hopefully that wasn’t just a fanciful way of referring to Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber (40483). This is already expected as a LEGO Star Wars GWP.

LEGO Ideas Contest: Star Wars Holiday Brickfilm!

One can’t help but feel the Force at work if they take a look at this latest LEGO Ideas contest. From its information section at top, it officially began this past Tuesday, November 16. The IP involved: “Star Wars.” And a while ago we just covered LEGO’s reveal of two Star Wars sets releasing January next year. Yes, we’re not getting these ones until the start of next year. But surely many collectors must have formidable LEGO Star Wars ensembles. If they happen to be members on LEGO Ideas and would like to do brickfilms, then they should consider this.

In “A Galaxy of Celebrations,” there are celebrations happening across the (LEGO Star Wars) Galaxy. Your objective, should you choose to join, is to interpret certain Earth Holidays using (preferably) Star Wars elements/minifigs. It could be traditional Holidays (Christmas/Hanukah/New Year), “break” holidays (Spring/Summer), or Father’s/Mother’s Day. But if you really want to sell the “Star Wars” celebration, maybe make your production for “May the 4th.” Then, you must capture your creation on brickfilm, lasting no less than 15 seconds and no more than 30. For the final detail, you can make a silent brickfilm, or with sounds following these conditions.

Background music, if any, must be “royalty-free.” If you want sound effects, LEGO Ideas will allow you use of official Lucasfilm SFX. A library of these is now available on the Ideas server (member-access only). Note that these sounds must only be used in your planned brickfilm, and nowhere else.

What Prizes are at Stake?

The Galaxy of Celebrations contest will have two voting phases. Four entries will be chosen in the first phase, all of which will win these:

  • Republic Gunship (75309)
  • AT-AT (75288)
  • LEGO Ideas tote bag

Of the four, one lucky brickfilm will be chosen in the second vote. The winner will receive the brand-new LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313). Two AT-AT Walkers! How can a Star Wars collector say no?

The current idea intake phase will run from now until January 13 next year. I guess you can make use of the upcoming 2022 sets if you wait. Anyway, Expert Review will last from the 13th to 27th. The First vote will start then, and end on February 3. A second review will last until the 10th of that month, with the next vote until the 17th. Wait for the winners’ announcement on February 24.

Neat UCS AT-AT Promo Video, Plus “LEGO Vidiyoland” Teaser

Given the epic nature of the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) reveal, a grand promotional video is expected. LEGO certainly did not disappoint with their ad for the set, posted on Twitter November 9 according to Brick Fanatics. Viewers will be treated to a minute of superb visual storytelling with lots of “Star Wars” shout-outs. It starts innocently with a guy walking out of a London LEGO Shop, UCS AT-AT in his arms. Then we hear the actual AT-AT sounds as he walks. He sees a car with a Millennium Falcon license plate, then Princess Leia. The rest of the shout-outs are seen in the eyes of the audience.

While looking at that LEGO Star Wars ad, we at The Brick Show also stumbled onto this interesting new video. It features Vidiyo, the hybrid minifigure-AR music video theme launched just this year. While an exciting bop during its introduction, sales-wise LEGO Vidiyo was a bust. It wasn’t surprising when LEGO announced that no new Vidiyo products were coming next year. They apparently plan to revamp the theme for a 2023 soft re-launch. So what is this LEGO Twitter teaser video trying to tell us?

Judging from the animation style reminiscent of “Animal Crossing,” “LEGO Vidiyoland” could possibly be a new animated series. Of course, that’s only our opinion based on a 15-second video. Don’t take our word for it and probably just wait for LEGO to elaborate on this. Unless…the character design is less “Animal Crossing”-like and more an actual “Animal Crossing” crossover, now that would be surprisingly exciting.

At Last, LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) Revealed

Advance knowledge of upcoming LEGO sets can be a double-edged sword. On the plus side, you can start saving up early if it’s a set you want. On the minus side, the waiting gets really tedious. Furthermore, the transition from rumor, to possible leak prior to an official LEGO reveal, could make or break anticipation. That goes double for major releases like a new LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series (UCS). Word of a UCS Imperial AT-AT Walker (75313) has been one of the biggest buzzes over the past weeks. Following a leaked reveal date, we now have final confirmation.

 

The Brick Fan happily reports that LEGO announced, at last the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313). This build is near double the height of the 2020-released AT-AT (75288). We can expect nothing less from an Ultimate Collector Series release. Now let us bask in the glory of this set before its official launch date:

UCS AT-AT (75313)

6,785 pieces | 9 minifigures | $799.99 | age 18+ | coming November 26, 2022

This is the AT-AT (75313) that every LEGO® Star Wars™ fan has been waiting for. This epic Ultimate Collector Series build-and-display model features posable legs and head, cannons with a realistic recoil action, rotating cannons, bomb-drop hatch and a hook to attach to Luke Skywalker’s line, just like in the Battle of Hoth.

Room for an Imperial army

The AT-AT measures over 24.5 in. (62 cm) high and is easily opened to view the detailed interior. The main body has space for 40 LEGO minifigures (General Veers and Luke Skywalker are among 9 in this set), 4 speeder bikes (2 included) and the included E-Web heavy repeating blaster. The head/cockpit seats 2 LEGO minifigures and has space for 1 more. An information plaque completes a magnificent display piece.

 

  • Build and display the first-ever LEGO® Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series version of an AT-AT (75313) from the Battle of Hoth in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
  • Includes 9 LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures – General Veers, Luke Skywalker, Snowtrooper Commander, 4 Snowtroopers and 2 AT-AT Drivers – plus an information plaque to complete a stunning centerpiece.
  • This epic, buildable model features posable legs and head, opening hatches, cannons with a realistic recoil action, rotating cannons, bomb-drop hatch, and a hook to attach to Luke Skywalker’s line.
  • The AT-AT has panels that lift-off to reveal the interior. The main body has space for up to 40 LEGO® minifigures, 4 speeder bikes (2 included) and the included E-Web heavy repeating blaster.

Enjoy grabbing this baby come Black Friday 2022. It’ll even come with a neat new GWP item, as you’ll read about next.

Leaked Images of LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313), Rumored Black Friday Release

By now, LEGO Star Wars collectors in the know are waiting with baited breaths for November 9. We previously covered a rumor saying this is the day LEGO comes clean about its supposed UCS AT-AT Walker. But if these leaked images do check out, there may be no need to wait for LEGO’s confirmation. It would appear the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313) is real. In other news, we know LEGO has some big Black Friday reveals lined up this November. Put this and the seeming confirmation of UCS AT-AT set 75313, and…head explodes.

Germany’s Promobricks.de brings us these mouth-watering leak developments. Multiple leakers on Instagram have shown images of the LEGO Star Wars UCS AT-AT (75313). The one we feature here now comes from lego_fulcrum. As can be seen in our top image, it’s a beauty. Further leaked details shared on social media and gathered by Promobricks provide the following figures and specs:

  • Pieces: 6,782
  • Minifigures: 9 (Veers, Pilots x2, Snowtroopers x5, Luke Skywalker)
  • Price: €799.99/$924.28 (direct conversion)
  • Release: November 26, 2021

The UCS AT-AT interior is roomy enough to house all but one of the above-mentioned minifigs. Access is granted by merely lifting the side armor flaps. And as the date would have it, we’re getting set 75313 on Black Friday 2021. This bit of news may be a done deal now. Still, for formality’s sake we ask readers to regard all leaked information as rumor. We must wait until they come right out of LEGO’s mouth.

Yet Another LEGO Star Wars Rumor: Hoth-Variant AT-ST Walker (75322) Coming January Next Year

Casual viewers of the original “Star Wars” trilogy would believe that the Imperial AT-ST “chicken-leg” walker first appeared in “Return of the Jedi.” But they actually show up in the background of the Battle of Hoth in “The Empire Strikes Back.” As you may have guessed, the AT-ST is the latest bit of LEGO Star Wars rumor about sets coming in 2022. Between a supposed Battle Pack (75320?) and a possible UCS AT-AT Walker (75313?), Episode V’s getting lots of LEGO love. Now Germany’s Promobricks.de is saying that an AT-ST could be joining the aforementioned Hoth-themed sets.

Leaked word is that a new LEGO Star Wars AT-ST set is due for release in January of 2022. This Imperial walker sports colors from the Battle of Hoth in “Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.” That means it’s somewhat different from their more visible appearance in “Return of the Jedi.” “Star Wars” tech manuals indicate that the earlier Hoth model differs from the Endor model in weapon shape. The Hoth AT-ST apparently sports longer legs and closed viewports too. The LEGO Star Wars rendition of this Imperial walker variant will apparently bear the number 75322.

About that leak…

Details from the leak shared by Promobricks claim the Hoth AT-ST set has 586 pieces and three minifigures. That’s more pieces and less minifigs than the most recent LEGO Star Wars AT-ST. That would be the Raider variant (75254) as seen in “The Mandalorian” on Disney+. It had Mandalorian Din Djarin and his companion Cara Dune against two Klatoonians piloting the walker. The Hoth AT-ST (75322) would have one Imperial as pilot, facing Chewbacca and a Hoth Rebel trooper. Oh and there’s supposed to be an Imperial probe droid included.

Once this set arrives next year (if true), then the Hoth AT-ST could partner with the November-releasing UCS AT-AT (75313) and Hoth Battle Pack (75320) to create another LEGO Star Wars rendition of the big battle scene from “The Empire Strikes Back.” But of course, all three products remain rumors at present, until LEGO makes official statements to confirm them.

LEGO Shop@Home UK Marks Sets “Retiring Soon” by End of 2021

Even as several LEGO themes were assured of continuing into next year by the company’s VP for design over the weekend, that doesn’t mean specific individual sets will go on. That’s how it’s always been. LEGO can’t keep making the same stuff so old products must retire to make way for new offerings.

There were some LEGO set retirements announced in August. Earlier this week, LEGO Shop@Home UK updated their listings to indicate their sets retiring possibly by year’s end. As confirmed on their site, five LEGO Creator Expert sets and one each from LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Stranger things will be going bye-bye when 2021 concludes. Here they are, courtesy of The Brick Fan. We’ve listed them by year of release, with our Brick Show feature articles and their Shop@Home UK listings:

2018
2019
2020

So far their Shop@Home US counterpart listings are still available (some are marked Hard to Find though). Hopefully they won’t be changing to “Retiring Soon” as well.

LEGO Star Wars Rumor: New Star Destroyer Set (40484) as GWP for Still-Unconfirmed UCS AT-AT, All Coming November

It’s another day, and we have another rumor percolating for LEGO Star Wars stuff. While those of the Star Wars Helmets are not until next year, this one’s (probably) coming a lot sooner. And rather than a buy-alone set (though still a possibly), this one’s a gift-with-purchase. The tidbit comes to us from Brick Fanatics by way of LEGO_club_news on Instagram. It’s possible that this could be the GWP to yet another unconfirmed set, supposedly another UCS. And as it’s supposed to come out sometime in November the reveal (if any) will be even closer.

As you can see from this Instagram post by LEGO_club_news, we’re looking at another LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer. Numbered 40484, this set is said to have 396 pieces. According to Brick Fanatics that’s about the same size as the Midi-scale Star Destroyer (8099) retired in 2010. Given LEGO’s penchant for revamping old nearly-forgotten sets with new numbering, this 40484 version sounds plausible. What’s yet to be substantiated is the LEGO Star Wars UCS set this one’s supposed to be GWP for. A UCS Imperial AT-AT (75313?) just over a year after the already-large 75288 version’s kind of too soon.

When it comes to rumors as we’ve said before, it’s not really real until LEGO says so. This rumor pegged the LEGO Star Wars Star Destroyer (40484) as coming in November, so we have until October. The same likely goes for the UCS AT-AT which has an alleged November 26 release. That’s more calendar dates to mark for LEGO Star Wars collectors. Let’s see if we get more pleasant surprises than disappointments with these speculations.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) Finally Revealed!

LEGO has finally unveiled this year’s first LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) set via its YouTube channel. Enlisting the help of legit LSW fan David Hall of Solid Brix Studios, we now get to see up close and personal the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309). In case you missed it, check out this unboxing video.

As you may already know, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309) is the eventual winner of the poll that was done via the LEGO Ideas platform last year. LSW fans were allowed to choose which particular Star Wars ship among three choices would they like to see rendered as a UCS set. Eventually, more than half of the votes were cast in favor of the iconic assault transport.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

Clocking in at more than 3,200 pieces, this UCS version of the Republic Gunship was designed by Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and  Hans Burkhard Schlömer. If you recall, Hans was also the designer behind the largest LEGO Star Wars UCS set which is the Millennium Falcon (75192) from 2017. He shares more details about the creative process that went through the designing and building of this latest UCS set throughout the rest of the video.

The LEGO Star Wars UCS  Republic Gunship (75309) is expected to retail for $350 when it arrives on August 1, 2021. You may read more about it via LEGO Shop@Home, or by clicking on the following affiliate link below.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

3,292 pieces | $349.99 | Coming soon on August 1, 2021

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)UCS Republic Gunship (75309) UCS Republic Gunship (75309)

Spark memories of the epic Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars with this Ultimate Collector Series build-and-display model of a Republic Gunship (75309). Authentic features of a Low Altitude Assault Transport (LAAT) vehicle are beautifully reproduced in LEGO® bricks, including the pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons on top, super-long wings, opening sides and rear hatch, and interior details.

First choice for LEGO fans
Voted for by LEGO fans to become an Ultimate Collector Series set, this awesome buildable model has a display stand with an information plaque, plus Clone Trooper Commander and Mace Windu LEGO minifigures. Step-by-step instructions are included so you can immerse yourself in the building challenge and enjoy the fun, creative process.

Impressive gift
Part of a collection of LEGO Star Wars™ building kits for adults, this premium-quality set makes a special gift for yourself, Star Wars enthusiasts, or passionate LEGO fans in your life.

  • Enjoy quality time creating the first-ever Ultimate Collector Series version of a Republic Gunship (75309), just like those seen during the Battle of Geonosis in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
  • This build-and-display model is packed with authentic features including 2 pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical gun turrets, 2 cannons, super-long wings, and opening sides, and rear hatch.
  • The display stand has an information plaque and spaces for 2 included LEGO® Star Wars™ minifigures: Clone Trooper Commander with a blaster and Mace Windu with a lightsaber.
  • The Star Wars™ Republic Gunship was voted for by LEGO® fans as their top choice to become the next Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set in an online poll. So, by popular demand, here it is!
  • This premium-quality set offers an immersive, rewarding building challenge and makes the best birthday or holiday gift for yourself, a devoted Star Wars™ fan or passionate LEGO® enthusiast.
  • Measuring over 13 in. (33 cm) high, 27 in. (68 cm) long, and 29 in. (74 cm) wide, including the stand, this is a LEGO® Star Wars™ collectible you’ll want to photograph and share with others.

UCS Republic Gunship (75309)