I’m not the most ardent LEGO Star Wars collector, but I do have a soft spot for Original Trilogy builds and vehicles so I’m pretty happy that LEGO officially announced the Ultimate Collector Series Tie Fighter at the recent New York Toy Fair.
I’ve been incessantly checking LEGO.com for updates on the Marvel UCS Helicarrier which I’m dead set on buying and chanced upon a sneaky listing of the 75095 UCS Tie Fighter together with the Australian release date and price.
The UCS Tie Fighter will cost you $299.99 and it will be available online on 2 May 2015. No word on a VIP presale, but I would be surprised if there wasn’t one. It’s a bit of a waste that LEGO didn’t pick May the 4th as the release date.
The UCS Tie Fighter weighs in at 1685 pieces, which is a little low in my opinion for a UCS set. I’ve never owned a UCS Star Wars set ever, so I highly doubt I will be making my start here.
To find out more, be sure to catch this hilarious designer video from LEGO. This is probably one of my favourite designer videos, I really love the candid and slightly awkward back and forth as they discuss the finer details of the UCS Tie Fighter.
Is this on your to-buy list or are you going to give it a miss like I am?