Let’s take a trip back in time. No, we’re not going to head all the way back to 2005 when the Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser first made its appearance on screen in Revenge of the Sith, but it’s close. The year is 2007, and I’ve just begun my junior year of college at the University of Minnesota (Go Gophers!). I go with some friends to IKEA for dorm room accoutrements, and we stop at the Mall of America on the way back. It’s at that mall’s LEGO store that I, irrational college student that I am at the time, purchase 10143 Death Star II. It was epic! I sat in my room watching Episodes I through VI while I assembled the great ball of bricks, feeling my love of the SW Universe course through my fingers and into this mammoth set I could barely afford. To this day, it’s the only LEGO Star Wars UCS set I’ve ever purchased. I thought back on this time quite a bit as I tackled the construction of the latest offering in the Ultimate Collector Series: 75367 Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser. Star Wars certainly has come a long way since then, as has LEGO. You’ll have to read on to uncover my nostalgia-laden build of this new model. Constructed of 5,374 pieces, and available from LEGO stores and their website on October 4 (October 1 for Insiders), 75367 Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser retails for US $649.99 | CAN $849.99 | UK £559.99.
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We’ve had quite the string of Ultimate Collector Series LEGO Star Wars sets that have pushed the limits of set size. First, we had both iterations of the UCS Millennium Falcon. That was followed with mega-sized versions of the Star Destroyer and AT-AT. And today, LEGO has officially revealed the next giga-UCS set: 75367 UCS Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser. Clocking in at 5,374 pieces, this massive spaceship from the prequel series is a titanic 12.5″ (32 cm) tall, 21″ (54 cm) wide, and 43″ (109 cm) long. With a plaque commemorating the 20th anniversary of the first Clone Wars TV show (Tartakovsky’s project, not the computer-animated series), the set also includes minifigure versions of Captain Rex and Admiral Yularen. Releasing from LEGO stores and their website on October 4th (October 1st for Insiders), 75367 UCS Venator-Class Republic Attack Cruiser will retail for US $649.99 | CAN $849.99 | UK £559.99
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The variety of amazing builds we feature here at The Brothers Brick certainly leaves me (Ben Dodds) inspired to go and try out some of the ideas we see. And whilst work has kept me busy these last few months, any free time I’ve had has been spent running away from screens and into the LEGO drawers (amid actual running!). In this small free time that I have had, I’ve found myself building Star Wars vignettes. They’re small, and the challenge is to get as much in the scene without it looking cramped. One such scene is well timed with the release of the Ahsoka series and revisiting the Rebels team. Here, with the Rebels figures I have, we find the Spectre team mid-heist in a face off against pursuit unknown.
With each build I try to give myself a challenge. And here, I wanted to see what I could build with curved Roller Coaster rails. For this, I looked to turn them into a stairwell, and this little scene grew from there, using the escalator pieces as the stairwell itself. Making the limited connections work was a challenge, but it adds a central focus to the build while also allowing me to furnish the build with a water feature. I also added a flourish of vegetation to detract from the inevitable grey that was unescapable here. It is LEGO Star Wars after all!
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And now, for a LEGO Star Wars build that’s entirely different from the average from Thomas Jenkins.
Before Star Wars was released to the world in May 1977, a small team of set designers and model makers were tasked with interpreting and realizing George Lucas and Ralph McQuarrie’s designs.
Thomas captures that moment here, perfectly.
This little scene has been dressed perfectly with nods to the original trilogy, from vehicles being built and fine detail being added to working from the concept artwork behind them. It is lifted straight from those behind-the-scenes shots of Phil Tippett, Denis Muren, and company from what would become ILM busily crafting the galaxy we’ve come to love. What drew me in, was the intricate little builds scattered throughout; from the Angle-poise to the little tool drawer, such a refreshing Star Wars build. And check out the litter in that bin – a nice touch!
Today LEGO has taken the wraps off the latest Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) set, returning to its roots with 75355 X-wing Starfighter. This set marks the third iteration of the X-wing as a UCS set, with an X-wing being one of the original two UCS sets, and the most recent version having been discontinued in 2015. The new set takes advantage of more recently released elements (including at least one previously unseen) to give more details to the starfighter model. It’s also the largest version with 1,949 pieces. The set includes Luke and R2-D2 minifigures. It will be available starting May 1 for US $239.99 | CAN $319.99 | UK £209.99.
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The new LEGO Star Wars Mandalorian set, 75361 Spider Tank has been just listed online. LEGO has switched to the new pattern, revealing another product right after each episode of the new season of The Mandalorian. And as the main characters fight a mechanised alien deep under the surface of the Mandalore, LEGO offers a brick-built version of the battle, along with the new Bo-Katan’s design and the new darksaber blade for Din Djarin being the most prominent features of the 526-piece set. The set is currently available for preorder for US $49.99 | CAN $64.99 | UK £46.99.
LEGO has revealed two new Star Wars sets hailing from The Mandalorian season 3. Both sets should be available for pre-order today, with 75346 Pirate Snub Fighter (US $34.99 | CAN $44.99 | UK £29.99) shipping May 5, and 75363 The Mandalorian’s N-1 Starfighter Microfighter (US $15.99 | CAN $19.99 | UK £12.99) arriving August 1.
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The newest LEGO Star Wars 18+ set has just appeared on LEGO Shop, listed as 75356 Executor Super Star Destroyer. Consisting of 630 pieces, the model features not just the Executor itself, but a couple of tiniest Star Destroyers. The set goes on sale starting May 1, but you can pre-order it right now for US $69.99 | CAN $89.99 .
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Along with the reveal of two new Clone Wars brick-built helmet sets, 75349 Captain Rex and 75350 Clone Commander Cody, LEGO throws in another helmet set, 75351 Princess Leia (Boushh) Helmet. Just like the other two additions, this 670-piece build is available for preorder right now, and will ship starting March 1.
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Today LEGO has revealed two new Star Wars helmet building sets, 75349 Captain Rex and 75350 Clone Commander Cody. Both sets will be available from March 1 and will retail for US $69.99 / 89.99 CAD / £59.99 / €69.99 / 99.99 AUD. The release of these two helmets is linked to the 20th anniversary of the Clone Wars theme, which started back in 2002 with the Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and was picked up by Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series.
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In 2022, LEGO released one Microfighter featuring a Mandalorian, and in 2023, so far we know there will be … one Microfighter featuring a Mandalorian! 75344 Boba Fett’s Starship Microfighter is, surprisingly, the first Microfighter treatment for our favorite space western villain’s ride – either under its old name or this newer eponymous one. There’s another first with this set: it’s the first time a Microfighter pilot has been behind a canopy or otherwise “inside”! The set comes with 85 pieces and 1 minifigure and will be available Jan 1st for US $9.99 | CAN $13.99 | UK £8.99. Let’s take a quick look at this bite-size build and see if Boba should keep the roof, or be out in the cold, err, January Tatooine rain?
The LEGO Group provided The Brothers Brick with an early copy of this set for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.
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