If you’re in the UK and looking for something to do this weekend, why not take a trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester. The Brickish Association is putting on a show and as part of that show, DrDaveWatford will be displaying “all 17 official UCS sets to date”, including the newly announced 10221 Super Star Destroyer. LEGO was kind enough to send along a copy of the set to complete the display. In addition to the offical UCS sets, a number of fan-made UCS-style MOCs will also be on display. DrDaveWatford’s blog, Gimme LEGO, has part 1 of his 10221 review posted which has some detailed pics of the packaging, and the minifigs from the set.
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Just got the word from my friendly neighborhood LEGO Shop@Home Affiliate Rep:
Unfortunately, as has been called out, the pre-production label included a typo and therefore made it into the production photos for this product, but rest assured that the actual label contained within the box will be accurate.
Corrections will also be made to the box and instruction art, but will happen in, “running production” which means initial product (most of the 2011 run) will still be packaged in boxes and with instructions that contain the ‘typo’ photo. However, these sets WILL contain the accurate plaque label.
10221 Super Star Destroyer Executor will be available starting September 1, 2011 for $399 USD.
Unveiled at Brickworld in Chicago, LEGO sent out a press release containing assets for their latest LEGO Star Wars model, 10221 Super Star Destroyer Executor. Weighing in at 3,152 pieces, the set goes on sale on September 1, 2011 through LEGO Shop@Home and Brand Retail for a whopping US $399.99. More pictures below, followed by the making of video, followed by the official press release:
Darth Vader gets a LEGO® flagship
The 10221 Super Star Destroyer™ Executor is the latest and longest LEGO Exclusive model to join the LEGO Star Wars™ fleet.
BILLUND, Denmark – One of the largest and most powerful vessels in the Star Wars™ universe has been created as a LEGO® Exclusive model. The Super Star Destroyer™ Executor served as command ship at the Battle of Endor and as the personal flagship of Darth Vader.
It is the first time that the classic dagger-shaped design has been produced as an official LEGO model.
“The thing I was trying to accomplish with this model was to get as close as possible to the original, both with angles and the whole profile of the model from the side,” says LEGO senior designer Kurt Kristiansen.
His biggest challenge with this model was the sheer size. It is the longest Star Wars model made in LEGO bricks, measuring 124.4 centimetres (50 inches). It consists of 3,152 elements and weighs 3.5kg (8 pounds).
“When I was first given this challenge, my first thought was ‘this is going to be a tough one’,” he said. He planned the model by dividing it into separate sections before beginning to build at all.
The build also posed a few problems, though: “When you are developing a model, if you change something at one end of, you have to change it all the way down to make it fit. That’s a challenge on something this big.
“I think Star Wars fans will love this model because it is the first time ever that the Super Star Destroyer has been made as an official model. The thing that makes this model authentic with the movies is the shape, but also the detail on the top. It is like a small city with streets and alleys.”
A section of the top of the model can be removed to show a representation of the command bridge where Darth Vader and the other minifigures can be displayed. The model includes four minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar, Bossk and an extra figure, IG-88.
The Super Star Destroyer is on sale from September 1, 2011 via http://shop.lego.com/ or LEGO Brand Retail Stores. Find your nearest store here: http://stores.lego.com
10221 Super Star Destroyer™ Executor
Ages 16+ 3,152 pieces.
US $399.99 CA $499.99 €399.99 UK £349.99
• Includes four minifigures: Darth Vader, Admiral Piett, Dengar and Bossk
• Also includes IG-88 figure
• Features over 3,000 pieces
• Measures nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg)
• Includes display stand and data sheet label
• Centre section lifts off to reveal command centre
LEGO.com posted the above picture (deeplink here) on their site earlier today. No other information is available at this time. I’m going to guess that this set is the UCS set for 2011. Gizmodo might have an exclusive article sometime between now and release date, whenever that may be. And since LEGO likes to promote things at fan conventions, look for a possible reveal at Brickworld.
No watermark? Check. Hosted on LEGO.com? Check. I’m following the rules, right? RIGHT?
Thanks go out to Anonymous Tipster from our chat room and JamesBenjamin from our forums for the heads up.