Friday, June 18, 2010

[Announcement] 10212 - Imperial Shuttle

TLG is announcing a new UCS Star Wars set (10212, Imperial Shuttle) to be released next September. It is the first minifig scale version of this iconic Star Wars vehicle and it includes 2503 pieces.

And now you ask once more - What does this has to do with LEGO Technic

Little I'd say... but if you look closely to the high-res images made available, you will notice some new longer thin TECHNIC liftarms. As it looks we are getting them with 9L and 15L lengths, in white color.

Nothing!! The previous statement was nothing more than an erroneous lat night observation, induced by the image perspective.
I'm sorry for misleading information. Nevertheless this looks to be a very nice set and a very good source for white beams in years, if it wouldn't be a "shame" to partout such magnificent and valuable set, just for the parts.

(click the image, to see the full size details)

The official press release,

10212 – Imperial Shuttle™
Ages 16+. 2,503 pieces.
US $ 259.99 CA $ 309.99 UK £ 239.99 DE 259.99 €

The elegant Lambda-class Imperial Shuttle™ transports the Empire’s elite and the occasional secret strike team of Rebel commandos all across the galaxy. Now you can build this huge and iconic Star Wars™ vehicle in true minifigure scale for the first time ever! The Imperial Shuttle is authentically detailed with rotating double laser wing cannons and a four-seat cockpit.  This Ultimate Collector’s model features an opening canopy, detachable landing gear, a stand for display in flight or landing modes, a labeled display plaque, and gear-driven folding wings with removable activation keys. Completed model measures 28" (71 cm) tall on stand and 22" (57 cm) wide with wings deployed. Includes 5 minifigures: Darth Vader™, Imperial Pilot, Imperial Officer, Stormtrooper and Luke Skywalker™.
  • Includes 5 minifigures:  Darth Vader™,  Shuttle Pilot,  Imperial Officer,  Stormtrooper™ and Luke Skywalker™.
  • Features rotating double laser wing cannons!
  • Open the cockpit roof to access the interior and seat the minifigures inside!
  • Wings fold up and down by turning 2 keys on rear of model!
  • Model can be displayed on landing gear or landing gear can be removed to display in flying mode!
  • Includes display stand, name plate and label sheet!
  • Measures  28" (71 cm) tall on stand and 22" (57 cm) wide with wings deployed!

Available for order directly through LEGO® beginning September 2010 via

Below some other images where you may also see the wings in more detail, inclusive the new TECHNIC elements.

Later today, at 9pm EST,  you may also find a behind the scenes look at the creation of the Imperial Shuttle, by following the link:

Now that the video is available online, lets show it either.

Last Update: 2010.Jun.19 05:00 CET


Anonymous said...


I am not sure about the statement. For me it looks like they are 'normal-width' technic beams but looking small by the perspective.

Anonymous said...

I don't know where you see new thin liftarms.

All the liftarms we see on all the photo are normal liftarms. Sure. ;)


ryan said...

There are definitely NO new long thin liftarms in 10212.

Check my picture below:
- the red beam is supposed to be a new liftarm
- the blue beam (angled) is next to it and is of the same thickness (so 1 studd thick)
- also compare to the green tile (1x8), if it was a new liftarm, this tile is extremely thin compared to 1/2 stud width of the new liftarm

Anonymous said...

Or maybe these hypothetical thin liftarms were just a reason to make an article on TB, and so, to promote the 10212. ^^


Ryan said...

I have a feeling most new parts are introduced at the beginning of each year. This summer the only new Technic element is the bracket (black) that is i 8043 and 8053

All other new parts of this year were introduced in January already...

TechnicBRICKs said...

Now taking another look, after sleeping, you are absolutely right!!

Sometimes it seems we can just see, what we would like to see...
I "saw" this in the follow-up of a discussion at EB forum, but the perspective made us to see it thinner than what it really is...

I did receive the images from TLG yesterday, but definitely it was not an excuse to advertise 10212 here at TBs.
It was in fact misleading.

Now I must think what to do with this post...
- Change it and leave it here having nothing to do with LEGO Technic
- Or simply delete it.

Al said...

I have to agree with what most are saying, there are no new technic beams in this set. Still looks nice tho and a good source of white parts although maybe nothing we can't already get in white.

TechnicBRICKs said...

No looking at distance, such long thin parts would be quite unlikely to be produced, as they would probably be not strong enough.

Al said...

I know due to many commitments there have been not that many posts here recently and the video is interesting (thanks TLG) so might as well leave the post as is ;^)

Ryan said...

lotsa white beams though!

Anonymous said...

@ Conchas : do not delete your post.
On the middle wing, there is a new liftarm.

I explain.

photo :

The red line :
There is : 1 brick + 2 plates + 1 brick + 1 plate + 1 brick + 3 plates + 1 brick + 2 plates + 1 brick = 23 plates = 7 bricks + 2 plates = a 9L liftarm.

So, it became easy to determine that the green line is more than 15 studs long. Actually, I would say that it is 19 studs long, and that there are 10 or 12 of them. ;)


Ryan said...


You are so wrong... see my picture below which speaks for itself...

TechnicBRICKs said...


It looks now you are the one being misleaded. :)

If you look at the alignment with the slopes at the base, you will see that the liftarms are indeed the thick versions.

Really tricky these images and perspective!
They have been misleading all us...

Anonymous said...


I redid the calculation on the right on the picture, with the white bricks.
I count an equivalent of 38 plates, which means that there is only 15L liftarms. :/


TechnicBRICKs said...

As for the liftarms length, I still believe they are 9L and 15L.
The point was really if they were the thinner or the thick versions.

Nevertheless, this looks just a great set!
Think I'm gonna buy it. :)

Anonymous said...

Why not consider these 19L thick (plus longer) Liftarms that you can get now: .

Anonymous said...

All Your statements aside... I wouldt never buy this model. Its 45% copy and not their own idea. Shame on You Lego. No real landing Gear. And most importent, no ramp! "Quick and easy" from Lego :(

Al said...

Yeah, 45% copy and 65% lego meaning 110% white haha!

It is a shame they didn't do a landing gear mechanism operated by the same crank that operates the wings (wings go up, landing gear comes down and vica verca) as it would have been cool and not that hard to do. But then this is more about detail than functionality, it isn't a technic set afterall.

Anonymous said...

well, here's an angle on the technic side.. sorta. Is it white or is it 'mindstorm white'? I'm hoping it the cool white... bright white dulls and scratches too easily.


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