It’s a thing of Beauty, weather you buy it for the parts, the set itself, or the figs, this set looks fantastic. You can read the LEGO press release, that accomapnied the set, and view all of the pictures after the Break Continue Reading
I have assumed for a long time, that something like this had to be coming, what with all of the exclusive sets for the star wars universe there had to be plans to release some for the Lord of the Rings licence as well. So in the first of what I assume will be many, Lego announced the release of the first set.
And While Lego has done a great Job capturing the likeness of the actual Tower of Orthanic, It simply does not compare to some of the other built by fan builders, including our very own Cody O But all the same, if your a LEGO fan, or Tolkenist, your going to want your own copy of the official LEGO set, which will be available available from Lego online or in store beginning July 2013 for US$ 199.99.
Check out more photos of the set in our gallery, and read the official LEGO press release after the break Continue Reading
The latest iteration of the X-Wing:
- measures over 10″ high, 20″ long, and 18″ wide;
- Includes 1558 pieces
- includes an R2-D2 astromech driod.
- Will be available May 2013 (just in time for May the Force) from LEGO Shop At Home
- and will cost $199.99 US
*Update: The Designer video has now been released as well
LEGO seems to have gotten a lot better at keeping their secrets until they are ready to release them to the public. I know this becasue I have seen no hints of the latest UCS set until today when I opened my email to find the notice from LEGO of the newest USC set: #10227 B-Wing Starfighter. Included in the email was a Joke:
This evening the newest LEGO® exclusive, 10227 B-wing Starfighter™, will be unveiled at Brick Fiesta in Houston, TX. The B-Wing is part of the Ultimate Collector series and since the ship was in part designed by Admiral Ackbar himself, we can assure you it’s NOT a trap!
lot and lots of Hi-res pictures:
Lego today has unofficially announced the future release of the latest Star Wars UCS set, along with the Lego clubTV Video:
The Official Press Release form Lego:
The Ultimate Collector Series R2-D2™ – the best-loved droid in the Star Wars™ galaxy
Presenting the iconic R2-D2 as you’ve never seen him before. Everyone’s favourite droid from the Star Wars galaxy is now part of the Ultimate Collector Series. The model features fantastic detailing, such as retractable leg, front panels that open to reveal a universal computer interface arm, a circular saw, rotating head and two fold-out front spacecraft linkage control arms. With the included fact plaque and R2-D2 minifigure, this diminutive model is the perfect addition to your LEGO® Star Wars™ collection.
Ages 16+. 2,127 pieces.
US $179.99 CA $229.99 UK£ 149.99 DE€179.99 DK 1499 DKK
At US 179.00 this is one of the cheaper UCS sets to come along in a while
More interesting to me though is that this seems to confirm the accidental inclusion of this model, and what appears to be a haunted house in the opening sequence of the Town Hall Video