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There are two possible issues with this design and build. First, the model wobbles a lot on its stand when moved. But, since it's is a display piece, it's unlikely you'll ever have to worry about that. The second is that the minifigures are too small for the snowspeeder's seats. But, since the figures are integrated into the stand, this is also a non-issue.
I was able to purchase mine through the Lego Store @ the same price, but used some accumulated points for a discount. An absolutely fantastic building experience and a beautiful replica of the Snow Speeder. Build duration for me was about 8 hours of on/off, somewhat distracted time over two days. Bags are all numbered (glares @ Sop Camel sitting unassembled), build book is well illustrated (and huge). I just love the clever use of various Lego components to fabricate the various features.
The vehicle build makes a triumphant return in 2017 after the UCS Assault on Hoth from last year which may or may not a misstep according to LEGO but it certainly was with fans of the Ultimate Collector's Series line. The build itself is really good and the proportions are pretty much spot on.
Obviously, this version will be compared to the old UCS version and people will ask whether this version is better. I don't think it's really fair to compare both models, given the number of years in between. LEGO has evolved since the previous version, so yeah, this model looks better. Whether it's actually better...I don't know. And to be honest, I don't really care. What I do care about, is that this is a fantastic set!
Adhesive quibbles aside, 75144 is an extraordinary set. It is extremely detailed, has some great functionality, and looks amazing on display. It soundly sits alongside the best the UCS series has to offer. While the $200 is by no means cheap, you can see and feel every penny of it in the build.
This Ultimate Collector Series (UCS) Snowspeeder #75144 was a very fun build and the model looks great! I am impressed with the weight and design. As with any ship which has near identical wings I was pleased with how much fun both wings were to build. They did not feel redundant like tie fighter wings are. The cockpit has a newly designed windshield just for this set. It blends nicely with the side windows. When you swivel the rear gun it moves the gunner's handles. There is a retractable landing gear, although the model is a bit front heavy so the landing gear is more for looks than functional in my opinion. The canopy opens giving clear view of the cockpit which has a lot of detail. The air brakes (top and bottom) are both movable. The top are opened by turning the engines. The bottom air brakes can be positioned manually. However, they both look just like the movie. The underside wings have intake fins. It's a nice detail if looking underneath and marks to LEGO for thinking of the whole model and not just the top. The guns are the proper length and maintain their angle through the pylon in the middle of the wing. The nose and wings are not blocky but use plates all around. The rear cooling fins are one of my favorite parts of this model; they genuinely look like cooling fins. Inside the cockpit there are a number of stickers on the front, both sides, and in the back which adds a level of detail not achieved by typical printed pieces. The two minifigures are basically identical except the pilot helmet vs the gunner helmet. The pilot helmet is blackish and thus far consensus says it belongs to Zev Senesca (Rogue Two in Empire Strikes Back). Sadly, he was killed during the Battle on Hoth. However, there is debate whether his helmet in the movie is a very dirty white or actually grey. The symbols around the ears is what identifies it as belonging to Zev. What makes the minifigures unique to this set only is the printing on both arms. Before I get to pros and cons I want to talk about stickers. There are a lot of them... 31 to be exact. I know a lot of people complain about a high number of stickers, but stickers do add a level of detail not otherwise attainable. Otherwise, LEGO is printing a lot of unique bricks for this one set thus increasing the set's cost. However, application of the stickers adds a level of complexity to the set so it's not just the build but how well you apply the stickers to complete the build. However, I have a request for LEGO:Dear LEGO, If you're going to produce stickers with writing, I suggest doing what model makers do – the stickers with writing should have a clear background. This way the sticker does not modify the look of the piece it is covering. By coloring the background of the sticker, the sticker becomes more obvious, especially when the white of the sticker is a bright white but the white LEGO piece is not and will eventually fade at a different rate than the sticker. Just a thought. Pros: Excellent rendition of Rogue Two's T-47 Snowspeeder from The Empire Strikes Back. The stickers add a level of detail not otherwise achieved inside and out. The harpoon gun looks great. The movement of the gun also moves the gunner's handles inside the cockpit - very cool. I do wish there was a "harpoon" of some kind loaded into the end of the gun. The mounting and angle of the main guns is great and looks very authentic to the movie. The mounting is very stable. Movable air brakes on the top and bottom are very nice for display purposes. To open the top, turn the engines – very cool. The addition of a landing gear adds to the authenticity, even if it is not as usable as I would have liked.Two minifigures with unique printing on their arms. The new helmet for Zev is very nice. Although it is debatable if it is actually blackish or just a very dirty white, it's a nice shout out with a unique helmet. Cons: I found the chairs a little on the flimsy side when I was installing them. It's too bad there isn't more room to reinforce their backing. Installation took a couple of tries to get it right without them coming apart. Although, this might have been just me forcing them in place. They do have a tight fit, which is nice. I'm not sure if the landing gear is really a con or not. It's not as usable as I hoped, but it looks very realistic. In conclusion: If you've been debating about investing or holding onto 10129 UCS Rebel Snowspeeder or buying this new one, 75144 UCS Snowspeeder, here are a couple of thoughts about this new UCS Snowspeeder #75144: - Movable (position-able) air brakes – top and bottom (not found on 10129). - New unique windshield with a smooth transition to the side windows making for a great looking cockpit (not found on 10129). - Plate nose, wings, and sides providing a much less blocky look than 10129. - Intake fins "inside" the wings (definitely not found on 10129). - The rear cooling fins are more accurate to the movie using plate build vs the blocky build of 10129. - Two unique minifigures with printing on their arms and a new unique helmet for the pilot, Zev Senesca. (10129 does not have minifigures). - Yes, people might complain about the 30+ stickers, but the stickers add a level of detail not otherwise attainable or seen on 10129. AND placement of the stickers adds a level of difficulty to this set. Overall I am very pleased with this set and the build. Now if I can just keep my son from playing with it. Nice job LEGO, definitely worthy of the UCS badge!
The Snowspeeder, being the largest set I've build by myself, took at least four hours to build. It was worth it. To see this iconic Star Wars ship at such a large scale, with such detail, really takes your breath away. Despite a few small parts possibly falling off, it is great to pick up and fly around, ultimately settling back down on its display stand that all UCS sets come with to be shown off. There are not too many new parts, but something like this is unlikely to be taken apart, because the end goal is a display. And the Snowspeeder deserves it.
I certainly recommend 75144 Snowspeeder, whether or not you own 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder. The price of £169.99 or $199.99 seems comparatively reasonable and the improvements over the older model are numerous. Moreover, I think enough time has passed to warrant an update as the vast majority of current LEGO Star Wars fans will not own the original UCS model of the T-47 Airspeeder, myself included. I think this is the best Ultimate Collector's Series set since 75060 Slave I was released in January of 2015 and it is actually one of my favourite Star Wars sets to date!
Comparisons to 2003's 10129 Rebel Snowspeeder are inevitable. While the old model was remarkably accurate, especially compared to other Star Wars models of the time, the new Snowspeeder is undeniably even more accurate. The canopy is perhaps the biggest change; with the addition of the new canopy element, the shaping is spot on. While the nose on the old craft was made of stacked slopes, the finished effect worked well. It's hard to say the new nose design isn't better, but by how much is matter up for argument. If you already own the 2003 version, this new design isn't likely to tempt you as much.
The LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder is a marvel of LEGO engineering. The first interesting thing about this set is how it shows a remarkable attention to detail. When a set is for display only, it's easy to forgo some details and finishes. However, unlike other sets, this one is fully finished. Even the underside is detailed.
This is one set that I would definitely want in my LEGO Star Wars Collection. Even if you're just a Star Wars fan, this is also a great model to have even if you're not a fan of LEGO. [...] I thoroughly enjoyed the build experience as it is obvious that the designers took the time to construct not only a lovely movie accurate model but the process of building it as well.