Lead the Rebel attack with the LEGO® Star Wars 75218 X-Wing Starfighter. This detailed model has retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit with a fire extinguisher behind the seat, stud shooters on the side and wing-mounted spring-loaded shooters, space for R2-D2, and a new-for-August-2018 lever function to transition the wings between cruise and attack modes. What's more, this great model also comes with extra stickers and tiles to transform it from Luke Skywalker's Red Five into Biggs Darklighter’s Red Three X-wing… so of course Luke and Biggs LEGO minifigures and their astromech droids are included!
Includes Luke Skywalker and Biggs Darklighter LEGO® minifigure pilots, plus R2-D2 and R2-Q2 droids.
LEGO® starfighter features retractable landing gear, an opening minifigure cockpit, 2 stud shooters and 4 spring-loaded shooters, space for a droid, and a new-for-August-2018 lever-activated cruise/attack mode function.
Push the model down in attack mode to close the wings.
Fit each droid laterally in position (new for August 2018).
Extra stickers and tiles let you switch between Luke's Red Five and Biggs’ Red Three X-wing designs.
Weapons include Luke’s Lightsaber and blaster pistol, and Biggs’ blaster pistol.
Also includes a fire extinguisher accessory element.
X-wing in attack mode measures over 4” (11cm) high, 13” (34cm) long and 11” (30cm) wide.
Rated 5 out of
The Rebellion Is RebornThis new X-Wing starfighter, the first that I have built, is an amazing build! The mechanism for changing the wing position is almost flawless, and a new Biggs minifigure (last one since 1999), is a great addition! The swappable Red-5/Red-3 stickers are good for variety. The fighter, though the size may be a bit off, works well with the Solo Imperial TIE Fighter. The new helmets, dual molded with a trans-orange visor, is a good attempt, but I still prefer the visor printed on the minfigure's face. Granted, this is the first version of a dual-molded rebel pilot helmet (not Resistance), so I'm sure the design will be improved upon in a future set. My one complaint is how the engine booters on the back tend to fall off easily if handled improperly. But, as a display piece, I think it looks FAR superior to the last Death Star trench run X-wing, and is definitely worth the money. (My apologize for the upside down images. Goodness knows what happened there.)
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of
Finally A New X-Wing!It seems like an eternity since 2012 when the last traditional X-Wing starfighter was released. Now we have a new one! At first glance this ship almost seems like a downgrade, having abandoned the same engine and cockpit pieces that were used for generation after generation of X-wings. However, I believe the change was worth it. The ship is a good size, not oversized but still well scaled to the TIE fighter released earlier this year. The figures are very good, with new helmet molds that look giant but I think will pay off once we get used to them. Biggs Darklighter hasn't appeared in forever, so it's great to get a new version of him, although I do feel like they could have done more with his alternate face printing, being that his story didn't have a happy ending.
R2-D2 is the same he's been for the last 4-5 years, which is fine. R2-Q2 was a surprise inclusion, since the last time we saw him in 2011 he was an Imperial droid. Anyway, I do prefer the original version, because this one looks a bit odd with gun-metal-gray legs but not torso...a little odd.
Anyway, the ship is fantastic. The cockpit is very cramped, giving just enough room for a pilot and pistol to fit in. The droid is very snug, despite sitting on one 1x2 jumper plate only. The function to move the wings into attack formation works great, although I do think I'll take off the "deactivator" on the bottom, which is a Technic piece that automatically releases the wings back into flight mode. The guns are pretty good, although I wouldn't mind them being a tad longer. The stud shooters as proton torpedoes are a bit disappointing, and I'd rather just have the telescope and cherry pieces again, like the 2012 version. The unique color scheme making it look old and run down is fantastic, really making this look like a Rebellion vehicle.
The engines are great, although the engines weren't as pink as they were red in the movies - but I do admit that red cones on the back don't look as good as the pink ones do. The engines are very large, but I think they're justified - maybe they just look that way after seeing the sleeker Resistance X-wings for so long.
Overall, I'm super glad I got this set and it is totally worth the $80 price tag - be sure to pick this up for yourself!
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 4 out of
Great build - Horrible PriceThis is the best Original Trilogy X-wing so far (playset wise).
Really similar build to the Resistance / Poe X-wing, expect for the Wing mechanism and the back.
The new Minifig helmet molds are great, with the dual molded visors. And you get a pair of pilots with their droids as well.
The rubber bands are much better here with the white color. They're used at both sides of the engines, which is great, becasue this way the front of the intakes won't bend under pressure.
- Sturdy build
- Great minifigs
- Best OT X-wign so far
- Improved design
- The new wing opening mechanism is a bit open at the top
- Horrible Price... 80$ for the US is fine, but 100 EUR is a joke. With that price this is one of the most overpriced sets for Europe.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of
Best X-wing ever!This is so far the best X-wing ever out of all the X-wing. But the thing is, at the bottom of the X-wing there's this thing that sticks out when you are flying it around, also the hexagon in the back of the ship is not secured. But the engines are better they touch just like the movie and the Artoo unit is facing forward. Over all this is the best X-wing they came up with.