The guys over at LEGO’s Community team blog just posted pictures of the new UCS X-Wing (#10240) set.
More pictures can be found here.
It’s hard to believe that the original UCS X-Wing (7191) was released 13 years ago. I can’t wait to see the differences.
LEGO has posted the designer video on YouTube:
The change to the wings is huge. If the 7191 set had a problem, it’s the gear mechanism that is in place to hold the wings open. They give out and eventually you can’t close the wings. I like the scissor mechanic that the new one uses. The new cockpit is also welcome and the engines look super cool.
Here’s the official press release:
10240 - Red Five X-wing Starfighter Ages 16+. 1,558 pieces. Build the ultimate LEGO Star Wars X-wing Starfighter! US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars X-wing Starfighter ever produced. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin. Recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star! With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.
- Includes R2-D2 atromech droid
- Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit
- Includes 1558 pieces
- Measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide
- Includes display stand and data sheet label!
Available for sale directly through LEGO beginning May 2013 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO Stores or via phone.