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.
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 shop.LEGO.com
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Now that the video is available online, lets show it either.
Last Update: 2010.Jun.19 05:00 CET