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.
Rated 3 out of
Wonderful Set, but Beware the Model's StandThis is my first LEGO Set review, and let me say from the start - I love LEGO. I spend thousands of dollars a year on LEGO, and as I'm typing this, I'm getting ready to start on set 76108 (Sanctum Sanctorum Showdown).
I collect and build a myriad of different sets, including just about every Star Wars set that has been released in the past 10 years, as well as the UCS Model's.
This set was a fun build, but there was, in my opinion, a huge error made with this set. In an attempt to make this model appear like it was flying, LEGO made the base stand for this in such a way that the model appears to be rising and turning, and frankly, it was just not stable enough.
After placing the completed model on my shelving, next to my numerous other UCS Model's (e.g., Slave 1, Tie Fighter, Red 5 X-wing and more), it sat there for several days until I heard a crash in the night.
The model had fallen and broken to pieces. I was very disappointed.
I'm contemplating buying another and modifying the stand to make it more stable. In fact, I just finished the new UCS Y-Wing this week and used a few spare pieces to prevent the slant on that model out of the same fear.
I'd ask the designers to make the stands more stable on these "tilted" models.
Long story short, it's a great model but just be very careful about how you display it, as it is very unstable on its stand.
Date published: 2018-05-17
Rated 4 out of
Hoth revisisted in UCS.PROS: Probably the most accurate UCS build to date. They really went all out making the details match the source and considering that the Snowspeeder has had 15 various releases they seem to have culminated in this one. The details really work and the build was clever and challenging. The parts are great with lots of unique and rare pieces they provide details with a minimum of decorated elements. Very satisfying to assemble. EXCELLENT display quality. Wonderful inside details including controls and seating gear. It even has a rotating grapple gun that respond to the cockpit controls.
CONS: UCS sets shouldn't have stickers...for the price these elements should really be printed. This set is also NOT swooshable as any attempt to play with it will result in something falling apart. That is a small thing as it is designed for adults to display but my nephew who is 8 seemed to think it was a flaw. :) The price is slightly too high for the part count...something that seems to be a theme in the recent UCS sets.
MIXED: The inclusion of some exclusive figures has me debating myself. The figures are nice but they seem out of place in a non-figure scale set. They don't look good on display with the set but are welcome additions to the rebel army...overall they felt like an attempt to get figure scale people to but the set rather than an actual contribution to the set.
Date published: 2018-05-21
Rated 4 out of
Challenging buildI have recently found my affinity for building Legos and have built other UCS sets
Overall, the Snowspeeder is a good build and the finished product looks exceptional, but I do have a few complaints:
1. The front end is EXTREMELY fragile...I had to rebuild it twice when I was working on the back end and it fell apart bc there are very few places to hold it firmly once the wings are on. It def needs to be beefed up.
2. The little silver "grill" pieces on the underside would not stay on bc the ship really can only be held by the back end and the slightest rub would pop them of, it's hard to get them back on once the wings are attached w/out the risk of damaging something else.
3. The stand is a bit suspect bc of the weight of the ship, it tends to lean a bit perilously so I had to add some support.
4. Speaking of the stand, with the ship mounted sideways as pictured and slanted forward, it is very difficult to see the minifigs and info placard. That is a big draw of the UCS builds...almosr like the stand was an afterthought.
Overall, the build was enjoyable, but it was also VERY frustrating at times. The "playability" factor is virtually nil as this is truly a display piece.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of
A fantastic setI spent 3 days building this off-on, when I had a few hours to spare. All in all, I'd say it probably took about 8 hours in total. There aren't really any challenging parts of this build, though a few bits - like the controls for the harpoon gun, and the seats inside the cockpit - which are fiddly and easy to attach wrong.
Like you'd expect from the UCS, this isn't a playset, it's a collectible display set. It's got numerous features that would make a good playset - like the harpoon gun, which can be controlled from inside the cockpit - but it is too heavy and too bulky to play with. It is also very much not to scale with the minifigs, something I am happy about, as the extra level of detail is very impressive. Kudos to Jordan David Scott for designing of the model.
It comes with a leaning display stand, which is an excellent idea that I wish would be included on many other sets - the X-Wing sets especially. The snowspeeder looks great tilted slightly like it's banking for a turn. I am going to be recreating and modifying that stand for some of my other models.
This is definitely a good value for money set. There are lots of bricks, some interesting building techniques, and a very well designed set. As usual, my only gripe is wishing that the stickers were instead printed pieces.
I would greatly recommend anyone interested in this set to buy it now before it retires, or you will pay ridiculous money for it.