10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter

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10240 Red Five X-Wing Starfighter

My interest in Star Wars isn’t what it was when LEGO came out with their first sets in 1999, so yet another X-Wing isn’t really my thing. Sure its big, its grand, and I’m positive many of you can’t wait to get your hands on it. I however, can’t get too excited, sorry.

Here’s the press release

10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter™
Ages 16+. 1,558 pieces.
Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!
US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK

Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter ever produced. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin™. Recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star! With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2.

Includes R2-D2 atromech droid
Features highly authentic detailing, and opening wings and cockpit
Includes 1558 pieces
Measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide
Includes display stand and data sheet label!
Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
May 2013

And the video

One thing that did interest me about this set was the controversy of how this set was announced.

What I am much more interested in is the new Palace Cinema which I realize I haven’t posted anything about here on the blog yet. That will be in my next post. ;)

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One Response to “10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter”

  1. Purple Dave Says:

    The X-Wing is still one of my favorite vehicles from the Star Wars saga, and for how much better this version looks than the one that came out only 13 years ago…I’d really rather see them go for some of the other iconic craft than going back to stuff they’ve already done before. I can fully accept it for the minifig stuff, because the kids who are playing with the latest version of the X-Wing likely weren’t even born when the first set hit in 1999, and many of them were probably still chewing on anything they could pick up when the most recent retired version came out seven years ago. They simply can’t keep the theme going without redesigning stuff that’s already been released before. But where’s my UCS Slave I? How about a UCS Speeder Bike? Maybe the A-Wing, TIE Fighter, and TIE Bomber so they’ve actually rounded out the core fighter craft from the OT? This feels dangerously like they’re threatening to make me have to buy another UCS Millennium Falcon.

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