Lego’s Black Friday surprise is a Star Wars AT-AT as big as a medium-sized dog
Lego’s Ultimate Collector Series of Star Wars sets are legendary among the best Lego sets for their incredible levels of detail and scale, and the latest addition is no different: the new Lego Star Wars AT-AT is 69cm / 69cm tall. 27 inches tall and is made from 6,785 pieces.
This makes it the second-highest number of pieces in a Lego Star Wars set, with the Lego UCS Millennium Falcon having beaten it with 7,500 pieces. It’s not the largest Lego Star Wars set either, with the UCS Imperial Star Destroyer reaching 110cm long and 66cm wide. But I think it’s the most impressive feat of engineering of any Ultimate set they’ve done so far, with its articulated legs and precise interior.
Maybe that’s why it is the UK’s most expensive Lego Star Wars set, costing Â£ 749 / $ 799 (in the US it’s the same price as the Falcon ). Ah, but what price can you put on that kind of Star Wars love?
The head, legs and pistols are all movable and movable, so you will be able to get all kinds of spectacular photos. You can open the side of the bode and the head to reveal the interiors, including the movie-faithful cockpit, as well as space to transport soldiers and room for two buildable speeders.
And it’s all figure-scale, so the nine figures in it all fit inside, or look suitably small when placed at its feet. There are five snowtroopers, two drivers, General Veers and, most importantly, Luke Skywalker. The latter comes with a lightsaber and can hang at the bottom, ready to open the hatch.
Like all UCS sets, the box and building instructions are also popular too, the latter of which is as much a coffee table book as it is a step-by-step guide. You’ll get design information and a behind-the-scenes look. And the boxes inside have the nice touch of being able to be arranged with a set of scale snowy footprints for the AT-AT.
My only complaint is that it doesn’t come with a scale Snowspeeder that you can put down by or under its feet – and Lego doesn’t currently sell any Snowspeeder models that you can rig it with. Too bad, but we will live.
It goes on sale November 26, which is – yes – Black Friday. So don’t expect this to be part of the Lego Black Friday deals – there will be more than enough people trying to buy it at full price.
In the meantime, here are the latest prices for some of our other favorite Lego sets, in case this one is just a bit a lot for you.