Rebel RZ-1 A-wing interceptor gets an update

It’s been more than 10 years since Jarek shared the first version of his LEGO A-wing, a sleek starfighter first seen in Return of the Jedi. It’s always interesting to see how builders approach the same subject matter years apart, with improved building skills as well as access to new LEGO pieces. Jarek says that his updated A-wing has better proportions than the 2008 version, with properly brick-built missile launchers.

RZ-1 A-Wing

The new version also has foldable landing gear, as this underside photo shows.


The A-wing is Jarek’s all-time favorite Star Wars vehicle, and both in 2008 and now in 2018 he’s built a number of variations of the A-wing. This blue A-wing depicts the fighter as it was originally envisaged by designer Ralph McQuarrie and portrayed as part of Phoenix Squadron in Rebels (and as it might have appeared in Blue Squadron from Rogue One).

RZ-1 A-Wing

The R22 A-wing prototype appears in Star Wars Rebels (and was part of the 75150 Vader’s TIE Advanced vs. A-wing Starfighter LEGO set released in 2016). Jarek’s version captures the obvious color differences from the standard A-wing as well as structural and shaping differences as depicted in the animated TV series.

R22 A-Wing Prototype