With a pivotal role in Rogue One supported by an official 75155 Rebel U-wing Fighter LEGO set, it’s not surprising that LEGO builders have embraced the newest addition to the Star Wars fleet with custom LEGO U-wings like the one from Joshua Brooks. Taking things to the next level with his very first LEGO model posted on Flickr, Mirko Soppelsa has built a huge UCS-scale U-wing with smooth lines, great detail, and lots of functionality.
I’m a sucker for a good schematic, and Mirko has obliged with this lovely layout.
As he notes in the schematic, the S-foils on Mirko’s LEGO U-wing swing out to extend the range of the deflector shields.
Mirko hasn’t skimped on detail for the gunship’s underside, with landing lights, grilles, and passenger compartment doors with door guns.
Check out more photos in Mirko’s album on Flickr. Given that Mirko has branded his photostream (and his first build) a “UCS collection,” I have high hopes this will be one of many great LEGO models from this new builder.