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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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)

LEGO Teases the Arrival of the LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252)

Mark your calendar on September 5th, because something BIG is arriving. Well, this is what LEGO promises to give us next Thursday. According to a recent 10-second video teaser that LEGO released via Twitter, all galactic rumors seem to suggest that a new LEGO Star Wars UCS set is on the horizon. If you recall from last week, we mentioned that having a new LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) is within the realm of possibility. And this time, it looks like LEGO is now giving us hints on its imminent arrival

The video teaser begins with a view inside a typical home, amidst the crescendo of the Imperial march which we are all so familiar with. The obvious takeaway from this teaser is the pointed shadow cast from the looming ominous figure. The image is enough to evoke overwhelming fear, even for a rubber chicken. All signs lead to the possibility of seeing the return of the iconic Imperial Star Destroyer, which had it’s first UCS release back in 2002 clocking in at 3,096 pieces at that time.

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

This current iteration of the Imperial Star Destroyer (75252) will come in at 4,784 pieces, retailing for $700 USD. The chief complaint that most fans have over this set is the ridiculously high price tag that LEGO attached to it if in case the rumors are true. Without further info, the price per piece ratio seems to be too expensive as compared to the largest UCS ever made – 2017’s LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) with 7,541 pieces and selling for a hundred dollars more as compared to the upcoming rehash of the Imperial Star Destroyer. Unless the latter is equipped with LEGO Powered Up functionalities or some new, out-of-the-box features, then a $700 price tag is quite unreasonable.

LEGO promises to make the big reveal on September 5th, and with it perhaps the official announcement of the LEGO Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker tie-in sets that were leaked on social media a week ago. In any case, LEGO will certainly push through with its promise of a BIG reveal, so be sure to stay tuned here on The Brick Show.

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.

LEGO Fans in London Will Have A Head Start in Being the First Owners of a LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) Set!

LEGO has made it official: several LEGO VIP members in London may now become the very first proud owners of the massively cool, LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) ahead of the set’s global release on October 1. Posted as a Facebook event, LEGO announces the midnight launch of the famed 7,500+ piece set at London’s LEGO flagship store at Leicester Square. Here are the details.

UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

LEGO Star Wars fans rejoice! The time to celebrate the arrival of the biggest ever LEGO set has come!

Come join us and become one of the first owners* of the brand new LEGO® Star Wars™ Ultimate Collector Series Millennium Falcon 75192.

We will be opening the LEGO Store at Leicester Square on September 13th at 11:59 PM for the release of this epic set!

The first 100 people to purchase this set will receive a limited edition LEGO VIP card** entitling the bearer to exclusive VIP benefits in 2018.

You can even have your LEGO Star Wars set signed by the LEGO Designers Jens Kronvold Frederiksen and Michael Lee Stockwell.

Line up early to ensure entry, as space is limited. Looking forward to see there.

Though LEGO’s announcement of the Falcon’s first 100 sets being made available for the first 100 customers who will hold a vigil on the 13th, the post didn’t mention exactly how many sets will the store be able to sell on that day. Rebelscum seems to stumble upon an intel that suggests that the LEGO London Leicester Store will be able to hold stocks for 147 sets and no more, considering the sheer size of these sets and its box dimensions. Once sold out (which I reckon will be very, very quickly), the UCS Millennium Falcon (75192) will only be available again during its global release on October 1.

UCS Millennium Falcon (75192)

Another interesting bit of novelty that comes with the perks of being the very first owner of the UCS Millennium Falcon is the privilege of having your UCS MF sets signed by its respective designers. However, the lead designer for the 75192 Hans Burkhard Schlömer (who goes by the name BrickCommander over at Brickset) has confirmed that he will not be around during the signing.

Nevertheless, there are still plenty of good things in store even if you missed out on meeting Hans in person. Being one of the very first LEGO Star Wars faithful to own the UCS Falcon also allows you to be the proud holder of a limited edition black and silver LEGO VIP Card – a fitting tribute to the world’s largest LEGO set. As The Brick Fan pointed out, LEGO released the very first Ultimate Collector’s Millennium Falcon (10179) back in 2007 together with a Certificate of Authenticity. Now fast forward 10 years later, a set as grand as 75192 is also expected to land in LEGO stores with a sense of exclusivity. Though there seem to be no double VIP points offered during this period, being an owner of this exclusive black VIP card will entitle its bearer to special LEGO Star Wars promotions slated in 2018. According to sources, LEGO fans in the US who will purchase the 75192 until the end of this year, both in-store and online (given that there are still stocks left), will also be entitled to this exclusive LEGO VIP card.

LEGO fans in London surely have the larger share of the brick-built pie on this one, and the rest of us will have to wait until October to secure our own copy. We’re not sure if this midnight launch promotional on the 13th will only be limited or exclusive to the LEGO Store in Leicester Square – we’ll keep our eyes and ears open for more news on this side of the galaxy so be sure to bookmark our site and sign-up for our notifications.

 

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