LEGO Star Wars Republic Gunship
About this deal
I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. There are some interesting moments during this build as one might expect of a larger set. It takes about three hours and contains a pleasing mixture of System and Technic building.
LEGO 75021 Republic Gunship Instructions, Star Wars Episode 2
The considerable size of this troop compartment requires supports that are not present during the movies. The designer has therefore extended the onboard computer terminal, which partly disguises another Technic beam. While complete accuracy would be wonderful, disguising this structural support using the onboard terminal and cargo netting is ingenious! Ultimate Collector Series models invariably provoke excitement, but 75309 Republic Gunship was chosen by LEGO Star Wars fans and has therefore inspired particular anticipation. I think the resultant model has proven worthy of such expectations, fortunately! The creation includes extraordinary detail, taking full advantage of the enlarged scale to capture nearly every feature from the LAAT/i. UCS are always nice (size, lots of details and/or generally better proportions). Remember the first ever UCS? No minifigs.The minifigures included in this set are going to be one of the main draws for the product as they are excellent and the majority are exclusive. The Anakin Skywalker minifigure is superb, and he looks fairly accurate to his on-screen counterpart. His hairpiece is perhaps the biggest flaw in this minifigure as it is not entirely appropriate when compared with the character as he appears in the film. I must admit however, I am struggling to think of a hairpiece which would suit his unique haircut from Episode II. The head is lovely with printing on both sides. One has a very slight smile, while the other side is printed with a grimace for going into battle. Both sides have brown eyebrows and some cheek definition. Let's put this into perspective. The lead designer for Lego SW, who has been doing it for a quarter century, comments it was "a nightmare" to design a set that has been done at least three times before. And then goes on to say "If you want more.. go buy it." Ultimate Collector Series products have focused almost exclusively upon Original Trilogy designs which enjoy amazing popularity. The marvellous assortment of Prequel Trilogy subjects has been neglected, increasing the expectation which has preceded 75309 Republic Gunship.
REPUBLIC GUNSHIP – REPUBLICBRICKS REPUBLIC GUNSHIP – REPUBLICBRICKS
Construction of Ultimate Collector Series models traditionally concludes with the display stand and this process is no exception. The reliance upon Technic elements matches earlier designs, although this model requires considerable support and the stand is therefore significantly wider than comparable examples. Nevertheless, the structure remains consistent between them. One of three LEGO Star Wars sets supposedly on the way for the Ahsoka TV series, 75362 Ahsoka’s T-6 Shuttle is likely to revisit the same subject matter as 2011’s 7931 T-6 Jedi Shuttle. We’ve already glimpsed the ship in the first trailer for the new series, adding further fuel to the fire. And the minifigure line-up sounds pretty lit too, featuring Ahsoka Tano, Sabine Wren, Huyang (the droid who teaches younglings to build lightsabers) and an Inquisitor with double-bladed lightsaber. 75364 [Ahsoka]Upload an Image in the specific color if you have one and the one in the above listing is not available.