I’m drooling over anything that looks like a Corellian freighter. Created by builder Josh, this LEGO starship just might be the spacecraft you’re looking for.
Inspired by concept art from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Josh built this ship for his LEGO role-playing group. I really admire all the angles and curves he managed to achieve on his ship. It definitely has a Star Wars vibe while still maintaining a sense of originality. The choice to use black for engine and wiring detail was good, as it perfectly contrasts with the white hull. And just look at that little landing gear pylon!
The hangar itself is also full of details. For one, it’s incredibly smooth. The bars and piping on the floor add to the worn-in feel of Star Wars. I wish I had the instructions for those cargo pods on the right of the ship. They remind me of the orange ones we saw in Rogue One.
Josh is well known for his Star Wars builds. I hope to see more like this in the future!
Next Tuesday is May the 4th, which has come to be known as Star Wars day, and LEGO is kicking off the promotions this weekend, with the promotions now live. The two highlights of the sale are the new UCS-style R2-D2, which is available starting now, and the microscale Tatooine Homestead which is available now through May 5 (while supplies last) as a gift with purchases of Star Wars LEGO over $85. VIPs will also earn double points on all Star Wars purchases. If you’re planning to purchase anything this weekend, consider clicking through from the links in this article to help support TBB.
LEGO is also offering double VIP points on all Star Wars sets (like the new helmet series) and various deals on other Star Wars sets throughout the weekend. The new Star Wars sets join several other LEGO products that have recently become available including Wonder Woman vs. Cheetah and the buildable Minions (which both have 2x VIP points for the entire month of May).
LEGO has revealed the next Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series set as the 75275 A-wing Starfighter. Originally sighted in The Return of the Jedi, the A-wing model comes with 1,673 pieces, pivoting laser cannons, and an A-wing Pilot minifigure.
The set will be available for US $199.99 | CAN $259.99 | UK £179.99 starting on May 1st, just in time for May the Fourth celebrations. LEGO will also offer a gift-with-purchase set featuring the “Death Star II Battle” with all Star Wars purchases more than $75 from May 1-4 or until supplies run out, as well as double VIP points on Star Wars sets and select Star Wars items on sale.
It’s hard to believe twenty years have passed since the release of the first official LEGO Star Wars sets. Unofficially, children and adults alike have been building Star Wars-themed models since the first film hit theaters in 1977. While many of these custom builds have been lost to history, some photographs of Star Wars models made their way into LEGO Club magazines like the UK’s Bricks ‘n Pieces and North America’s LEGO Mania Magazine. One of the earliest models I was able to find was this AT-AT walker from The Empire Strikes Back (1980). That movie was only two years old in 1982, which is when twelve year old Philip Dodge had his model featured in the Summer 1982 issue of Bricks ‘n Pieces. While the photography might not have aged well, his AT-AT looks amazing for having been built during the 1980s.
With May 4th on the horizon, LEGO will be launching the impressive 75244 Tantive IV, the Rebel corvette featured in the opening shot of Star Wars: A New Hope. LEGO set designer César Soares and graphic designer Maddy O’Neil sat down to share some of the secrets behind the creation of the LEGO set and talk about their journey working for LEGO. Some of the more interesting details include our first good look at the hidden handle embedded in the swooshable set, as well as the inspiration for the interior scenes, some newly recolored elements borrowed from the 75192 UCS Millennium Falcon, and how the Bail Organa minifigure came to be.
75244 Tantive IV will be available for purchase from LEGO for US $199.99 | CAN $269.99 | UK £179.99 starting at 9 am ET on May 3rd for LEGO VIPs and 12 am ET on May 4th for everyone.