LEGO senior designer Henrik Andersen is taking the covers off of the newly announced 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer… quite literally. In the designer video posted by LEGO, he shows off the Technic core and backbone of the ship and shares some interesting facts about the model.
He says that a LEGO Star Wars model has never had such an extensive Technic structure before, and that he tried to make the inside as colorful as possible since the outside is primarily grey. Henrik also used both digital design software and physical mock-ups to create the set, commenting that “it’s not a super hard build, it’s just a big build.”
Henrik also views designing sets with only existing LEGO elements as a creative challenge, hence no new elements will be included in the Star Destroyer, though he mentions there will be several elements in grey that have never been made in that color before (no surprise there!).
The designer also revealed that the set will come with a microscale TIE Fighter, a small detail previously unknown about the set and not pictured in product photos or the press release.
Check out the whole video for yourselves to learn even more about the new LEGO Star Wars UCS Imperial Star Destroyer: