Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you'd expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.
- Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
- Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
- Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
- Impress your friends with this amazing recreation of a classic Star Wars Snowspeeder.
- Includes 2 blaster pistols.
- Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
- Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.
- May 11th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.075144 Snowspeeder UCS – Rogue TwoExracer327 | 45-54I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis 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!Play ExperienceAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 6 hrsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Snowspeeder™
- May 5th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0One of the best sets I ever purchasedphillymetal | 19-24I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis set is definitely amazing and fun to build. It does have a little repetition but not as much as most sets I've built. It displays amazingly and looks great among my collection. The price was great for the amount of pieces despite the Disney licensing. Overall, great set.Play ExperienceAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 4 hrs 5 minsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Snowspeeder™
- May 12th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0Empire Strikes Back...As does Legoreluctantprime | 35-44I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfHello, Thank you for taking a look at my review. This is my fourth UCS purchase. The build is challenging and fun. I rank this set right up there with Slave 1 still being my favorite. If you are contemplating your first UCS purchase...go for Slave 1. Contents: The comes packaged in 13 bags. The direction sheet and sticker sheet are packaged together without cardboard support. The box is fairly big and almost a display-worthy piece itself. Build: The build is broken down into stages with the main fuselage, front fascia, and display stand coming first. I finished model on display stand rather than placing it on a table. The structural integrity of the main fuselage is great. I enjoyed the build and looked forward to continuing. Then you build up the under and top wings for both sides. The wings have some very interesting design techniques. I admire the use of the rubber bands to close gaps between under and top wing. The final assembly involves the canopy and exhaust system. I wish Lego had placed the exhaust system earlier in the build as I found it difficult to connect finished exhaust system. I had a few parts fall off the front fascia as there is just not a good place to put your hands while connecting exhaust. I wanted to spread the build out so it took me a good 7 hours. The piece count is fair and you can see in my pictures that there are quite a few extra parts. Sticker Application: I'm not a fan of stickers. Any Lego set, with the price point of $199.99 US or above, should have little to no stickers whatsoever. There are 27 stickers here I believe. I had trouble with a few. I put all of the stickers on the model. The hardest I think were front the intake ports for engines. I had trouble lining one set up correctly. I did ok with the stickers on the canopy, but really the entire canopy should have been printed. Pros: This is a very large UCS set. The detail is great. The stickers do add to the detailing. The price per piece is on point. The set displays well with other UCS sets despite the difference in scales. Cons: I'm not a big fan of stickers. The specially made front canopy piece did not come bagged separately (mine had scratches from other pieces and this was really disappointing). The include mini-figure faces are identical (really wish Lego would have included two different heads). Summary: This is a great display piece. I enjoyed the build immensely. I love how it looks with my other UCS sets. I highly recommend picking this set up.Play ExperienceAverage rating2out of 5 stars2.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Build Time: 7 hrsBuilding Experience: Advanced LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Snowspeeder™
- May 8th, 2017Average rating5out of 5 stars5.0A must have for any UCS collection!Branchinho | 19-24I would recommend this to a friend!Purchased for: SelfThis certainly is a must have for any Lego Star Wars collector! It looks absolutely fantastic as a display piece and the level of detail is stunning. It took the best part of a day (on and off) to build, with some tricky pieces to clip together. I think this was because half way through after the base of the snowspeeder is built, you made the display stand and place it on there. Problem is without it, it won't sit exactly flat on the table even with the landing pad, and on the stand it's extended in the air so naturally is harder to put pressure on the bricks. Still an awesome set with great minifigures too! Well worth the price tag!Play ExperienceAverage rating3out of 5 stars3.0Level of DifficultyAverage rating4out of 5 stars4.0Value for MoneyAverage rating5out of 5 stars5.0Build Time: 6 hrsBuilding Experience: Expert LEGO builderWas this helpful?55Snowspeeder™