75144 Snowspeeder press release

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Last year's UCS Star Wars sets left something to be desired but the range seems to be back on track in 2017 with 75144 Snowspeeder!

75144 Snowspeeder, 1703 pieces.
US $199.99, CA $229.99, DE 199.99€, UK £169.99
VIP early access from the 29th of April.

Build the ultimate LEGO® Snowspeeder!

Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you'd expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
  • Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
  • Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
  • Includes 2 blaster pistols.
  • Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
  • Snowspeeder on display measures over 8" (21cm) high, 15" (39cm) long, 11" (29cm) wide and over 4" (11cm) high without stand.


You can view all 24 images of the set on the set details page.

The T-47 Airspeeder has been the subject of a UCS set once before but this looks to be a considerable improvement and I am certainly looking forward to its release.

Will you be purchasing 75144 Snowspeeder when it is released next month? Let us know in the comments.

99 comments on this article

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By in United States,

This set is pretty damn neat, actually, but it needs like 3 more minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks AMAZING, best UCS since 2015 :) Although I would have preferred a UCS AT AT.

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By in United Kingdom,

About time!
Looks good, but I don't know if I'll buy.

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By in United States,

Looks great. I'll be sure to pick one up!

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By in Venezuela,

I LOVE it!!!!!

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By in United States,

Stickers?

NO!!!!!!!

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By in United States,

I have the original. Maybe I'll pick this one up and dump all its pieces in one pile before building like I did with that one.

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By in United Kingdom,

It looks Great! It's a shame the figures don't have new face prints. No hint of a Millenium Falcon though :(

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By in United States,

It's funny that the guy on the left is totally comfortable admitting that he's responsible for the stickers.

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By in Denmark,

It needs two less minifigures.
10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter did well without any "human" minifigures.

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By in United Kingdom,

Much better than last years feeble offering, price is as expected too.

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By in United States,

I have like 80% of the original set, bought used on craigslist. A few of the pieces I am missing are exclusive in orange and in trans black and are priced astronomically on Bricklink. This set looks to have replaced all of those pieces with totally different pieces.

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By in Germany,

Wow, I want have It!! I never could get the old UCS snowspeeder 10129.

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By in United Kingdom,

To my mind UCS is completely and utterly incompatible with stickers in the first place, but having what appear to be a large number of "free floating" ones on the canopy is just cruel.

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By in United States,

The two worst kinds of stickers are ones that are applied to curved (or slanted) pieces, and ones applied to windows. It seems that applying them to windows only magnifies your mistakes.

These guys are proud of the fact that not only do you get an entire sheet of stickers, but you get to apply them to a clear slanted cockpit window. Incredible!

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By in United Kingdom,

Mixed on this one
One of my favourite ships, but seems small and expensive compared to say UCS Slave 1.
Plus the stickers on a cockpit window for a UCS set, what were they thinking

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By in United States,

Lame! Where's cloud city??

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By in United Kingdom,

@AussieSamurai
UCS Slave 1 also has a cockpit sticker ;)

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By in Germany,

Great looking set, but stickers at that price point? And especially ones hard to apply properly?
No way. I'm out, sorry.

Why can't they do UCS sets like modulars. i.e. no stickers whatsoever? If it can be done with multiple pieces on cheaper sets, why not on expensive ones like the SW UCS sets?

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By in United States,

UCS and we still can't get a different pilot face print? Really, I think we have enough sets with pilots to justify ONE other head, right?

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By in United Kingdom,

I love snowspeeders! And I love this one!
And a fellow Norn Ironer as the designer, brilliant :-)

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By in United Kingdom,

@AD 2003 agree that Slave 1 has the stickers, but it might be due to the Snowspeeder being smaller in size, or that the positioning of the stickers looks trickier just seems more obvious and less impressive.

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By in United Kingdom,

being the impatient Star Wars Lego fan that I am......so what will be the 2nd UCS set released this year :)

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By in Netherlands,

Looks awesome and it's a MUST HAVE for me!
Regarding the stickers ... Well, the Slave-1 has multiple stickers too. It's an acceptable way to add intricate details.

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By in Netherlands,

shame off the stickers but one to add tot he collection !

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By in United Kingdom,

@AussieSamurai
I would have to agree Slave 1 looks more impressive and has the awesome fact that its minifigure scale but it still has stickers and that was what I was commenting about.

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By in Denmark,

Yes, it is an odd choice with the stickers on the cockpit window for a UCS set.
The 10248 Ferrari F40 at half the price came with a printed windshield - which BTW also was a custom transparent piece made specifically for that model.

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By in United States,

@Stevolteon: Stickers have been a part of UCS sets since day one… and back then they were STAMPs! If stickers were a deal-breaker I don't know if the Ultimate Collector's Series would've even gotten off the ground. But I feel like a lot of LEGO buyers simply aren't as uptight about stickers as a lot of the online AFOL community tends to be.

@AustinPowers: The Modular Buildings don't have to match any sort of on-screen counterpart, and generally have very few new decorations in general (the Assembly Square had just three new printed parts). If this set didn't include any stickers, it wouldn't be able to achieve this level of detail. And people who are fine sacrificing detail to forgo the possible frustration of applying stickers can always just leave the stickers off.

Smaller sets often can include more printed parts and more new molds than large D2C sets because they will generally be sold in greater numbers. It makes sense to spend more on new prints and molds for sets you expect to sell a million of than sets you expect to sell 100,000 of.

Anyway, this is a pretty gorgeous set! Much better than the old UCS Snowspeeder! Unsurprisingly, the doom-and-gloom predictions of UCS being ruined forever after just one disappointing year didn't pan out. Not every UCS set is gonna hit it out of the park, but the expertise that resulted in fan favorite UCS sets of years past isn't something that just evaporates.

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By in France,

Looks pretty good, really detailed. It's change from last year's UCS Hoth Battle which is only disappointing. This snowspeeder is amazing, no other words!

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By in United States,

Sweet! Looks too expensive for my budget, though.

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By in United States,

wish the helmets were the new dual molded kind, instead of printed faces like here. funny they can do it in a $10 microfighter but not a $200 UCS

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By in Germany,

Epic! Shut up and take my money :-).

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By in United States,

Looks great and now not as sad that I missed out on the first one. The price seems a little steep though, the Slave I just seemed so much bigger for the same price. I wish they'd add that arm printing to all of the pilots! Well, chalk up another one to the "wanted" list.

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By in United States,

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the first time the pilot's helmet has been in black ?

Set looks nice enough but I'll more than likely not get it due to the price.
(Also, ARRGGH stickers!)

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By in United Kingdom,

Nice set but hate the stickers! I will buy but not straight away.

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By in United States,

It looks to be a slight improvement over the previous set, which was already fantastic. I'll be getting this one and retiring the older one from display. Nice to be able to rotate some older sets out from time to time.

I also agree that UCS sets of this type SHOULD NOT have stickers. It could have probably retained the same price point by substituting the pointless Minifigs for printed parts.

But on the other hand, I'm just relieved that the weapons don't have some sort of stupid firing action feature.

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By in United Kingdom,

Stickers, meh! I think the good old days of ucs sets have passed. Lego has become expensive to produce so they are trying to keep the price reasonable to reach a wider audience, therefore sacrificing details. Would like to see a £280 version. Would be interesting to see how may wants on these ucs sets go down once the press release has been announced.

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By in United States,

Not going to lie, I think this looks great. Maybe it's a bit bias considering it didn't need to be the greatest build ever to beat last year's UCS set, but all in all it looks good. The build looks great and I could see it being a great display model.

As for the stickers...

... I don't see why it's a big deal. First off, if your worried about not applying them right, there's a brick separator included. Just place the sticker on the orange flat end and use that to apply the stickers. It works really well. Second, if they were to print all the parts, the price would go up by 20-30 dollars, which we all know people would complain about. So I'm fine with the stickers, even though they are a pain, they are needed and necessary.

So, good job Lego. Even though I'm not going to buy it, I think it's a good set. More minifigures would have been nice, but I'm not really complaining. Well done, Lego.

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By in United Kingdom,

When I first heard of this set I wasn't convinced and seeing as how it has been rumoured for so long I thought it would be in development hell and look terrible and be oversized (like the UCS Tumbler).

Now I have seen it it actually looks much better than I expected and the price point is better than I thought it would be (I was expecting around £180-£190) I will wait for a reputable review to make sure there are no unexpected surprises and will hopefully get this later in the year.

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By in United States,

This looks so good, I won't be purchasing the ship but OMG it's amaizing. I am still waiting for the system scale Tie Bomber.

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By in United States,

Still working on saving for the Slave 1, better hurry I guess. It's a really neat model, but at a price point and with stickers that will make it a pass for me and my small LEGO budget...

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By in United States,

Eh, I'd say it's pretty average for a UCS set. (Which isn't necessarily a bad thing)

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By in Denmark,

It would be nice if TLG just stuck to ESB, sigh

The 75144 is a "speeder" (the word "snowspeeder" is never used in ESB) that they (the rebels) are "having some trouble adapting them to the cold" and the T-47s are, as we hear through a conversation between Luke and the medical droid ;

"it will take quite a while to evacuate the T-forty- sevens"

"Well, forget the heavy equipment.There's plenty of time to get the smaller modules on the transports"

They're definitely not talking about (snow)speeders, but "modules" (Whatever they might be)

40 years of toymaking and retconning made it so :/

The speeder have always been my favourite toy (I had the Kenner one with flashing lasers) and this one looks much better than the first one. However, the laser are way too thin

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By in Canada,

sweet looking set!!

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By in United States,

Beautiful; just the kind of set I look forward to building and displaying. Designer deserves mad praise for capturing not only the intricate details but the nostalgic look and feel of the thing, especially the interior.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm just really glad the press release told us about the two blasters. Not sure I could've coped without knowing if they were included.

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By in United Kingdom,

The set itself looks ... okay. It's a little bit on the small side, but they seem to have got a reasonable amount of detail in there. On that basis, it's kind of a 50/50 purchase.

But the price? $US200 = NZ$285. GB£170 = NZ$300. But I'm confidently predicting that this will be priced closer to NZ$400. We're rather predictably getting shafted with 25-30% mark-ups on the US/UK price of all other sets, so at the very *least* it'll be NZ$350 (US+25%) - but I really do expect it to be higher than that.

I predict NZ$375, give or take. I could almost stomach the price if they'd give us "value for money" sets, something worth having, but so much that's been released over the last few years (as the price discrepancy for NZ got ever greater) has been really humdrum.

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By in Australia,

It seems Lego, Disney and the Star Wars franchise have lost their imagination. As great as the original was they need to the broaden the scope of the UCS range. There are a myriad of spacecraft and vehicles in the SW universe that should get the UCS treatment. Don't simply dust off a set every few years. Nonetheless it is certainly a detailed and desirable set (I do own the original!), but give us something new... you've asked us in surveys after all!

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By in United Kingdom,

I love the (admittedly surface level) design of this 'Airspeeder', particularly the way that the main guns are mounted and the the perfect angles of the forward plating. This is looking like the UCS can be saved after all, though it would be a bit of an exaggeration to say it was dying as the Salve I isn't particularly old.

Being the fan of Star Wars minifigures that I am, I really like the look of those pilots. The helmets look incredibly detailed, as you would expect, and I love the textured flight suit printing now on the arms.

£169.99 seems like bearable value too! I was expecting some sky-high £200 price point but £30 less is a pleasant surprise.

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By in United States,

Looks great but stickers really ruin it close up. Probably wont get because of that. Any sticker on a white Lego piece always looks pretty awful. Even if the sticker is white! (never matches)

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By in United States,

It looks very nice and definitely a big improvement on the original, but I won't be buying it. Not because of the stickers, it's just a little too expensive for me (though I do think the price is reasonable for the contents), I'm still saving up for assembly square and a Nintendo switch!

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By in Canada,

Any guess as to who the pilots are? I think the guy in the black helmet is Zev Senesca. I would assume if that is the case that the guy with the white helmet would be his gunner Kit Valent, but I can't find any pictures of him that have a helmet like that.

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By in United States,

This is definitely a redeem of Lego's poor job on last year's Assault on Hoth!

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By in United States,

I knew that we wouldn't get a UCS falcon this year. The summer wave was already confirmed when the rumor started to spread, and in the fall we will be getting sets from Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. But we still might get one in 2018!

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By in United Kingdom,

"an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures"

We'll that's a relief - I was worried there wouldn't be enough room for them. /s Maybe we're meant to pretend they're kids playing in their Daddy's snowspeeder.

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By in United States,

Wow, that is one of the few production LEGO sets that can generally be dubbed "gorgeous." Everything flows perfectly, and it's a wonderful likeness of the actual SnowSpeeder. Honestly, it could pass for some sort of MOC, rather than just a LEGO set. I will grant, it's nothing that I can afford, and I don't necessarily have much interest in owning one, but I predict that those who do buy them will be very satisfied.

I bet this'll be on top of a lot of "Best of LEGO, 2017" lists.

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By in New Zealand,

Cool

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By in United Kingdom,

Ugh. I thought Lego would've taken the opportunity to release some new Rebel pilot heads. I'm fed up with having all my pilots look the same. And I spent I can't even remember how much to get the pilot from the 2014 x wing micro fighter because it has a different face and I wasn't collecting Lego Star wars when that set was out.

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By in Belgium,

I like it! Don't mind stickers, I've bought a good quality set of tweezers and that helps, plus it gives you an extra challenge.

'Includes two blaster pistols' cracks me up though :)

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By in Italy,

It looks nice to me, but the price still be 50euro more of the right one.
The price of Lego in general are growing to much. So sad, think is time to change hobby.

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By in Germany,

If all the stickers were replaced by printed pieces, I would accept the price. But lower production run or not, the Lego margins are enormous and would be a dream come true for most other companies, so no one can tell me they couldn't afford to print those pieces instead of using stickers. It's just being cheap on their part deliberately.
Like others have said, many other sets use exclusive (!) custom printed pieces that can only be used for that one model, even at cheaper price points.
I confess I never apply stickers to any of my models, and even if I ever bought the Snowspeeder - on discount - I wouldn't apply them there either. But if I ever needed to, thanks @ZG Brickfilms for the idea of using the Brick Separator. Great idea!

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By in United Kingdom,

Nope.

Too pricey.

Should have spent the time and effort 'designing' this giving us a Rogue One Cargo Shuttle instead.

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By in United Kingdom,

Standard UCS price which is fine, and the set is nice.
What I'm more concerned about is, this is the 40th anniversary, so is this it? Or will there be another SW UCS set this year?

I was expecting more from May 4th 2017.

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By in United Kingdom,

Why, why, why doesn't LEGO GROUP not listen to us lot and not do stupid stickers!!

UCS sets are expensive, exclusive and are collectable series - therefore, shouldn't these not have printed tiles/bricks/whatever...

I know that I'm not the only one and definitely not the last to mention this issue. However, I cannot wait till May 4th.

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By in Poland,

It's funny how you guys complain at "growing prices" when similarly sized UCS TIE, Red Five and B-Wing were also $200.

Oh, I forgot to add these are the sets from 2015, 2013 and 2012 respectively. All of them included stickers as well.

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By in Germany,

34 stickers. Read it again. 34. Stickers. That means 34 times fiddling with a tiny sticky piece of paper, trying to apply it to a tiny slippery piece of plastic just right. 34 times. Not once, not twice, not ten or twenty times. 34 freaking times. Have I mentioned that there are 34 stickers included in this set?

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By in United Kingdom,

This message is for people in the UK
The UCS Snowspeeder is cheaper than the UCS Tie and Slave 1 check LEGO.com and you will see they cost 179.99 compared to this Snowspeeder which is 169.99 .So it seems better value than the Tie fighter but I would rather spend £10.00 extra and get the Slave 1.
P.S Thank you for reading this long comment.

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By in United Kingdom,

A N.ireland bloke working for lego .. now thats cool ..we should print his picture on our bank notes .

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By in United Kingdom,

@Speed champions fan
Great idea about using the 2014 x wing microfighter pilot's face, I never thought about that and I managed to pick it up when it was still out.

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By in Russian Federation,

Rly? List of stickers no hook on the back of the vehicle for 2 hundred bux LOL and btw it looks ugly . Id rather buy bad set assualt on hoth for this money and get a snowspeeder wich is even better than this one. Or 75049 for 30$.

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By in United States,

Would've rather have printed bricks instead of stickers for a UCS model. Will still be getting this though.

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By in United Kingdom,

I don't like it. The stickers on the cockpit windows and especiallty in the engine 'hole' are inexcusable.

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By in United States,

I've been waiting SO LONG for this to be announced and it's finally here. Looks EPIC.

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By in United States,

Biggest franchise ever, huge universe, yet all Lego does, is rehash the same old stuff. Like, out of all things they could have picked, they picked a Snowspeeder again? Really?

Not saying it doesn't look nice, but the concept itself, is just disappointing.

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By in Netherlands,

Am I the only one happy that there's stickers? This way, the pieces in the set, especially the new cockpit window, are a lot more versatile then just for a snowspeeder.

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By in United States,

Remake. Pass. Can't believe we still don't have UCS Landspeeder and Speederbikes -- two of my favorites from childhood.

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By in United Kingdom,

@TWP
I'm with you, because while printed parts are excellent they take away from the versatility of the bricks they re printed on and that cockpit piece looks useful.

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By in United States,

I have the original snowspeeder which I love. I know it looks almost exactly the same and I am a huge UCS fan I will still get this. I am justifying this by telling myself it's not a snowspeeder it's a t-47 airspeeder which hasn't been converted to a snowspeeder yet. Here is some info on the airspeeder. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/T-47_airspeeder

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By in United States,

$200 for stickers, c'mon man. Better have those arm prints for some future pilots!

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By in United States,

Yup. I'll be purchasing as soon as it's available.

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By in United Kingdom,

Disappointed as Lego keep releasing very similar products.

There's been a number of snow speeders released in recent years.

Howabout a Taintive IV or Cloud City?

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By in Netherlands,

Very cool! I like it very much.
(It just misses the tow cable and a decent sized UCS AT-AT to bring down. ;-)

Just one question though... why is it 229.99€ for my country (The Netherlands) and 199.99€ for Germany? Strange!!

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By in United States,

I guess I don't mind large sticker sheets in UCS sets because I'm willing to put in the effort, twice a year at most, to get that amount of detail on the model. What I don't understand is when the graphic designer says "If you open the cockpit, we have a printed slope decoration there illustrating a computer." So... Why the one printed brick and 34 stickers? If you could print one piece, why not just print them all?

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By in Denmark,

The set looks amazing! But all these stickers..

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By in United Kingdom,

Is it weird that what's tempting me is the play features?

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By in United States,

@TheMikeAwakens: Cost-wise, a single sticker sheet is basically the equivalent of adding one printed piece to production. Printing 30 or so different pieces individually would cost around 30 times as much.

As for why the slope piece in the cockpit got printed, it's possible that LEGO expects to use the console print in other sets in the future, which helps distribute the cost. Whereas many of the exterior stickered decorations might be harder to reuse due to their scale and specificity.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks very nice! Love the interior especially. However, its a shame so many people are crying about stickers. I mean, we should expect mostly prints at this price point but come on people, you're acting like its the end of the world.

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By in Italy,

@GertD in Italy it is 209.99€, this thing is very strange.

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By in United Kingdom,

@pagani88 it is not the end of the world....it is much much worse ....... :)

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By in United States,

Double laser cannon, not turbolaser.
Ay-tee-Ay-tee, not at-at.
I probably shouldn't be as annoyed as I am.

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By in Germany,

@pagani88: of course it is not the end of the world. First world problems indeed.
It is just so annoying that TLG is too cheap to produce those pieces as prints. Nothing more, nothing less.

@GertD and @AlPulaster: I have been wondering about this phenomenon for years. Many sets are more expensive in Italy, Benelux, France etc. than in Germany, even though we all have the Euro. Don't understand the reasoning behind this at all.

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By in Australia,

gonna need new cabinet for this!!! :D

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By in United States,

Another UCS Snowspeeder?

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By in United States,

Seeing this gives me hope that a revised/updated UCS Falcon will released, or perhaps an Imperial Star Destroyer.

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By in United States,

Empire Strikes Back Hoth scene is my favorite Star Wars scene. Since I missed the first wave of this UCS ship, I'll surely be picking this up. I wish it had printed parts instead of stickers though.

I couldn't help myself, so I built these scaled up rebel pilot figures to go along with it. Feel free to build them yourself. LDD file available through this Rebrickable page: https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-7457/Miro/miniland-rebel-pilots/

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By in United States,

I love this set! I have been wanting to replace my old UCS Snowspeeder that I sold years ago, but couldn't bring myself to spend over $500.00 on it. That being said, I really wish Lego would devote more resources to producing new USC models rather than constantly re-releasing older versions. Last year was the worst with the combination of the Hoth sets. Don't get me wrong, if I didn't have them I would have bought it and I think it was a great idea, it just needed to be accompanied by the release of a new UCS set also. When they only release one a year, it is very disappointing to see a re-release. There are so many ships that would make great UCS sets... Speeder Bike, Landspeeder, Jabba's Sail Barge, AT-AT, etc...

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