LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter Announced [News]

You might want rearrange your Ultimate Collector Series to make some room for the new LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter announced by LEGO today. As usual, the model is a stunning copy of the iconic spaceship, loaded with details, and can be displayed with a stand and info card. The model consists of 1967 pieces and features a Gold Leader minifigure and a R2-BHD droid. The set will cost US $199.99 / CA $249.99 / DE 199.99€ / UK £169.99 / 1799DKK and will be available beginning on Star Wars day, aka May the 4th, in LEGO stores and from the LEGO Shop Online with no VIP Early Access.


Press Release

75181 LEGO® Star Wars UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

Ages 14+.  1,967 pieces.

US $199.99 – CA $279.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK

Collect the ultimate long-range Rebel starfighter!

This LEGO® Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series model has an amazing level of detail, including an opening minifigure cockpit for the included Gold Leader minifigure, wheel-activated rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the R2-BHD astromech droid. This fantastic Star Wars toy also comes with a tilting display stand and informational fact plaque, making it the perfect centerpiece for your collection.

  • Includes a Gold Leader minifigure and an R2-BHD droid.
  • Features highly authentic detailing, opening minifigure cockpit, wheel-activated rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the included R2-BHD astromech droid.
  • Also includes the Gold Leader’s blaster pistol.
  • Display the model on the tilting stand with informational fact plaque.
  • Makes the perfect centerpiece for any LEGO® Star Wars collection.
  • Part of the Ultimate Collector Series.
  • Measures over 2” (7cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide, and over 9” (24cm) high mounted on stand.

12 comments on “LEGO Star Wars UCS 75181 Y-wing Starfighter Announced [News]

  1. Christian O'Brien

    This looks like a cool set sure, but am I alone in thinking it’s too wide? The struts that extend to the engines look much longer than they should be. Am I crazy?

  2. Nathan

    Lets hope we can get em here in Oz.
    Still yet to be able to get a falcon without going through private sellers asking a premium!

  3. Elspeth De Montes Post author

    @ Nathan I’d happily send you one at RRP as they are available here, but postage UK to Oz would be the killer.

  4. Jake

    Is this the first UCS starfighter to be Minifig scale? Others came with Minifigs, but the cockpits were not designed for them.

  5. Matt Forcum

    Jake, I know that the UCS Slave 1 is Minifig scale. This one feels bigger than minifig scale, but probably close enough to count.

  6. Nat

    This looks like it’s an update of the previous UCS Y-wing (and therefore roughly the same size). On a lark, I was just this weekend measuring, and determined that the previous UCS Y-wing is roughly 150% of minifig scale. Meanwhile, the UCS Slave I is about 70% of minifig scale.

    (That’s using 1 stud = 1 foot as “minifig scale”, since that makes a minifig a bit under 6′ tall. Obviously, that’s not the only sensible scale to choose, since their proportions are a bit off from ours. In any case, UCS Y-wing (mark 1) and UCS Slave I aren’t in the same scale, and the Y-wing is probably too large and Slave I is probably too small.)

  7. Nat

    Not sure. I don’t have it, so I don’t know exactly how long it is. But Lego says it’s 84 cm long. That should translate to about 105 studs. The tricky part is that the size of the actual Millennium Falcon is a hotly contested matter.[1][2] The interior sets are way bigger than the exterior sets.

    Jeff Russell’s Starship Dimensions says the Millennium Falcon is 26.7 m long, or about 88 feet. Wookieepedia says it’s a bit over 34 m long, or about 113 feet. The actual exterior set they built for ESB was “65 feet in diameter”, which if that’s just the saucer part, is a pretty good match for the 70′ (70 stud) width of the UCS set.[3]

    So the UCS Millennium Falcon is either about 20% too large or about 7% too small or basically spot-on, depending on which exterior dimensions you believe. But it’s way off from the interior we’ve seen.

    [1] https://web.archive.org/web/20030210173935/http://www.synicon.com.au:80/sw/mf/terrible.htm
    [2] https://deeplyobsessed.blogspot.com/2018/01/bigger-on-inside-sorta.html
    [3] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millennium_Falcon

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