LEGO officially unveils the 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter, coming May the 4th 2018

Surprising absolutely no one, LEGO today have officially unveiled the first LEGO Star Wars UCS set of 2018 – 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter

The set includes 1967 pieces and features a Gold Leader minifigure with a release date of Star Wars Day aka May the 4th 2018. There will be no VIP early access pre-sale for the set. 

Here’s the 2018 UCS Y-Wing’s pricing and links to the product page (will be updated when they’re live)


Personally, I am really happy about the UCS Y-Wing. I was literally THIS close to buying the Rogue One Y-Wing but held off for budget reasons. I’m glad I did, cause now I can just get this one instead and add it to my UCS collection.

This isn’t the first UCS Y-Wing that LEGO have done – the original 10134 UCS Y-Wing dates all the way back to 2004 so this refresh couldn’t have come at a better time. The original looks super dated in comparison.

The Y-Wing is quite possibly my favourite Star Wars ship, so this is a no-brainer pickup for me.

The only downsides I can think of is the presence of stickers, but these don’t look too difficult to apply. The canopy sticker on the other hand. Ugh. Hate those.

The greebling and detailing across the Y-Wing is super impressive and looks like a lot of fun to build.

I think the pricing is decent, on par with the Snowspeeder for a much more interesting and bad-ass ship (sorry Snowspeeder fans). Definitely picking this one up.

What do you think of the 2018 UCS Y-Wing? Are you going to pick this one up on Star Wars Day?

Press Release Text:

Own part of Star Wars history with LEGO® Star Wars Ultimate Y-Wing Starfighter Collector Series, featuring opening cockpit, wheel-able rotating ion cannons, retractable skids, plus a minifigure and droid.

This LEGO® Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series model has an amazing level of detail, including an opening minifigure cockpit for the included Gold Minifigure Leader, wheel-able rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the R2-BHD astromech droid.

This fantastic Star Wars toy also comes with a tilting display stand and informational fact plate, making it the perfect centerpiece for your collection.

  • Includes a Gold Leader minifigure and an R2-BHD droid.
  •  Features highly authentic detailing, opening cockpit minifigure, wheel-able rotating ion cannons on top, retractable landing skids and space for the included R2-BHD astromech droid.
  •  Also includes the Gold Leader’s blaster pistol.
  •  Display the model on the tilting booth with informational fact plate.
  •  Makes the perfect LEGO® Star Wars collection.
  •  Part of the Ultimate Collector Series.
  •  Measures over 7cm high, 61cm long and 30cm wide, and over 24cm high mounted on stand.

16 responses to “LEGO officially unveils the 75181 UCS Y-Wing Starfighter, coming May the 4th 2018”

  1. Oliver says:

    this is definitely one of the best UCS star wars sets.

  2. justsomeguy says:

    Though I really like this set, I’m not sure I’ll be getting it (I’ve got Slave 1 and a tie fighter). I know some will say “It’s a UCS set so its a must-have” but I’m not sure the price is justified.
    The Ideas Saturn V is 1969 pieces and around $170 whereas this set is fewer pieces (ok only 2) and nearly double the price ! I know you can say that its a really cool design and UCS and thats enough to justify the premium. Is it really though…

    For those who decide to buy it, “You lucky lucky buggers !!!”

    • Jay says:

      That’s an entirely fair assessment, but I feel that has always been the case for UCS Star Wars sets. The Saturn is indeed an outlier – it’s arguably the best LEGO set of the decade so it’s tough to compare it against. Good news – I’ll be reviewing the UCS Y-Wing, so look out for it on May the 4th!

  3. Jack says:

    Love the Rogue One Y-wing and the design of this, but unfortunately I don’t need two Y-wings!

    • ianism says:

      same here. got the Rogue One one and it’s so good don’t really feel like I need to invest in another. especially one that costs 250$ + tax

  4. Ross says:

    What are the chances of early access for those who bought a UCS falcon in 2017? That black VIP card is suppose to have its benefits…

  5. Warmongurl says:

    Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is the UCS set I most wanted Lego to make this year! It’s my third favorite ship, the others being Luke’s X-Wing and Slave I, both of which I was lucky enough to come out of my Dark Ages in time to collect 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Magmafrost says:

    I’ll definitely pick it up, but I’ll hold off until I can get it at least 20% off. No sense in paying RRP for Lego.

  7. Colby says:

    Cool, but I was hoping for a UCS Cloud City 🙁

    • Uday Kataria says:

      That’s the September UCS.

      • Jay says:

        It’s not. September UCS is allegedly something else… something a little more bizzare if the rumours are to be believed.

        • Magmafrost says:

          You mean the porg? Isn’t that meant to be akin to the BB-8? In that it wont take up a UCS slot.

        • Mark says:

          Rumoured Oct UCS set is still Cloud City or possibly an ISD as far as I know. The ‘UCS-style’ Porg is said to be in addition. Have you heard a different rumour Jay?

        • Jack says:

          Cloud City is coming, a designer said so in one of the videos (can’t remember which one, maybe MF or Snowspeeder) but the time is unknown. Currently the rumours are the second half of this year. The BB8 style Porg is supposed to be coming around October but apparently the last Star Wars releases this year will supposedly be June/July (can’t remember which). So the Porg might be January for all we know, or July or whenever!

          Also there was rumours of a Star Destroyer as well a while ago, not sure where that fits in. 🙂

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