The LEGO 75144 Snowspeeder isn’t exactly new, but this version definitely is and was released in 2017. With sleeker lines, interactivity and two minifigures, this set is a completely new interpretation of a relatively old theme. Let’s check it out!
LEGO 75144 Star Wars Snowspeeder Ultimate Collector Set
This isn’t the first LEGO Snowspeeder. In fact, the first LEGO Snowspeeder was from 1999, at just 212 pieces. Since then, there have been several different editions of this set, including an Ultimate Collector Set in 2004 (LEGO 10129). There was also a more playable set in 2014 (LEGO 75049).
Do not think all these sets amount to the same thing, however. With each iteration, the LEGO Snowspeeder becomes more complex, detailed and accurate. The LEGO 75144 set is unique in its construction and it shows. It comes with a windshield that is new to this set, function figures, and so much more that wasn’t found in previous LEGO Snowspeeder versions.
As this is an Ultimate Collector Set, it is not meant for play, just for display. This doesn’t mean it isn’t an innovative build, sure to encourage creative and lateral thinking on the builders. It is also challenging, but never boring or frustrating, which is always a nice thing to have.
This set is 21cm high, 39cm long and 29cm wide while on the stand. It is 11cm high without the stand.
What’s in the box?
- 1703 pieces
- 2 minifigures (Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner)
- The Snowspeeder, built in intricate detail, including functionality such as a rotating harpoon gun
- A stand with fact plaque to display it
- 2 blaster pistols
- Accessory elements such as electrobinoculars and original helmet headpieces
- Sticker sheet
How much does it cost?
The LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder UCS is a hard to find set, therefore prices will vary.
LEGO 75144 Star Wars Snowspeeder UCS Designer Video
LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder UCS Pictures
LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder UCS Review
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.
The cockpit is unique, with an original piece and quite a lot of detail to the dashboards inside. It opens freely and fits minifigures. The stand is also simple and has mobility enough to angle the ship different ways.
Pros & Cons
The LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder UCS is beautiful and interesting. This edition improves substantially on older designs with a sleeker look. The LEGO 75144 set has a less blocky and more angled front, clever usage of resources, original pieces and a very nice attention to detail. You may also want to see other updated Star Wars sets such as the LEGO 75192 Millennium Falcon.