Will The Next UCS LEGO Star Wars Set Be The Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)?

Other than the rumored LEGO Star Wars Rise of Skywalker sets, it seems that LEGO fans have another BIG reason to be excited about this year’s Triple Force Friday. According to some persistent, churning echoes from the rumor mill, the next LEGO Star Wars Ultimate Collection Series set is about to make its landing next month. And it is something that most of us have been waiting for, for the past seventeen years to be exact. The rumors are strong that this gigantic brick rehash will be that of the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252).

Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)
The LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (10030) from 2002.

Promobricks reports that this next UCS will be the LEGO Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), taking its cue from 2002’s set 10030. Further details are as follows:

  • Product Name: LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

  • Number of pieces: 4,784

  • Price: 699.99 Euros or roughly $700 USD

  • Available to LEGO VIPs beginning September 18, and to the rest of the public on October 1, 2019.

It’s long overdue actually, and most LEGO Star Wars fans will agree that the Imperial Star Destroyer is one of the mega vehicles in the Star Wars franchise that truly deserve some LEGO attention. However, other than the fact that this set is considerably larger than its predecessor, one thing that left fans scratching their heads is the fact that it is far more expensive as compared to other sets in its category, piece-wise. If the price point turns out to be true, then at 4,784 pieces it is a bit short in terms of parts comparison say with the largest set of all time, the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millenium Falcon (75192). Though the latter will clearly hurt your wallet more than the rumored the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252), the price to piece count ratio with the UCS MF is clearly more cost-effective even if it costs a hundred dollars more. The MF gives you more than two thousand additional pieces for the price of less than a hundred bucks.

I’m sure LEGO has a good explanation for this. And given the tighter integration of Powered-Up technology with its sets, such as with the soon to be available LEGO Technic Liebherr R 9800 (42100), I definitely hope that the higher price point for the newest Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will include similar remote play features that may be operated using the Control+ app. Needless to say, it is pretty cool to see this imposing Imperial ship have motorized parts and lights for its massive hyperdrives.

Admittedly, these are just speculations as of the moment, and we hope to hear more word about this once September rolls out.

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LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) Official Description and Images Released

So, I’m sure that pretty much everybody already knows this, but the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Assault On Hoth (75098) set was revealed earlier today. Of course, many have already seen this on other sites, due to our inability to post pictures during our “error 503” phase  — however, now that the site is back up again I thought I might as well post images anyhow!

So, here’s the full description, along with a ton of images:

75098 Assault on Hoth

2,144 pieces
US $249.99 – CA $299.99 – DE 249.99€ – UK £219.99 – DK 2199.00
Available April 30th 2016 from shop.LEGO.com and brand stores.

Play out action-packed Hoth battles like never before!

This fantastic LEGO recreation of the Rebel force’s Echo Base from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you need to create your own epic ice-planet battles.

Set out on scouting missions with the Snowspeeder armed with twin spring-loaded shooters, and when you spot the enemy speeder bike, get back to base and help Luke, Han and the other Rebel heroes lock down the blast doors, ready the laser cannons, man the gun turrets with dual spring-loaded shooters and power up the devastating ion cannon, also with 2 spring-loaded shooters!

This amazing model has so many more features, including a service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, rotating communication dish, scout post with dual stud shooters and a Tauntaun with its own stable.

There’s even a Wampa cave (with Wampa) for Luke to escape from! This amazingly detailed set’s modular design also means that you can create your very own Rebel base configuration. Prepare for ultimate LEGO Star Wars action!

  • Includes 14 minifigures with assorted weapons: Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Toryn Farr, Rebel Officer, Wes Janson, Wedge Antilles, K-3PO, 5 Rebel troopers and 2 Snowtroopers, plus an R3-A2, Tauntaun and a Wampa.
  • Features Rebel base with modular wall and trench sections, a Snowspeeder and a speeder bike.
  • Wall section features slidable blast doors, service area with crane, control room area, power generator with explode function, ion cannon with dual spring-loaded shooters, laser turret with spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, scout post with dual stud shooters and space for a minifigure, Tauntaun stable and a Wampa cave.
  • Trench section features heavy blasters, laser turret with double spring-loaded shooters and space for a minifigure, and a laser cannon with rapid stud shooter.
  • Snowspeeder features an opening cockpit, extending speed flaps and 2 spring-loaded shooters.
  • Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber, 7 blaster pistols, 2 blaster rifles and 2 blasters.
  • Accessories include 7 Hoth Rebel helmets, 2 Snowtrooper helmets, and Wes and Wedge’s flight helmets.
  • Man the weapons and prepare to fire!
  • Jump in the Snowspeeder and track the enemy.
  • Keep a lookout for Imperial forces from the scout post.
  • Close the blast doors and prepare for battle!
  • Tend to the Tauntaun.
  • Hoist up the Snowspeeder ready for servicing.
  • Bring down orbiting starships with the devastating ion cannon!
  • Can Luke escape the ferocious Wampa?
  • Snowspeeder measures over 1” (5cm) high, 7” (18cm) long and 6” (17cm) wide.
  • Speeder bike measures over 1” (3cm) high, 5” (13cm) long and 1” (4cm) wide.
  • Power generator measures over 3” (8cm) high, 6” (16cm) wide and 5” (13cm) deep.
  • Wall section including ion cannon measures over 5” (15cm) high, 20” (51cm) wide and 11” (30cm) deep.
  • Trench section measures over 3” (10cm) high, 13” (35cm) wide and 4” (11cm) deep