Once again Lego make sure they remind us their world famous toy bricks are for all, including adults. Today they have unveiled their latest model from the Ultimate Collector Series from Star Wars.
The AT-AT (All Terrain Armored Transport) first appeared in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, its huge presence appearing over the horizon on the icy fields during the Battle of Hoth, ready to attack the Rebel Alliance’s shield generator. Nothing like it had ever been seen before, and the Galactic Empire’s ground forces used the AT-AT‘s gigantic size to overpower the Rebellion and ultimately destroy Echo Base.
This immense new LEGO model is massive in size and detail, paying homage to the gigantic vehicles in the film. It features 6,785 pieces, a movable head, spinning guns, adjustable legs, and side panels that open to reveal amazingly detailed interiors.
In addition, the set comes with nine minifigures and accessories, including Luke Skywalker (along with a wire so fans can recreate the famous scene of him swinging from an AT-AT’s underside in an attempt to thwart their attack), General Veers, two AT-AT drivers, a Snowtrooper Commander and four Snowtrooper minifigures, as well as two speeder bikes and an E-Web cannon set accessories — plus plenty of interactive elements and easter eggs! An amazing set for display or action, the set can also fit an army of Snowtrooper minifigures inside – 40 in total.
Even the unboxing is a rewarding experience, as the packaging displays beautiful imagery of the final set from all angles. Whilst all the pieces are stored in four internal boxes, which combined show the famous Battle of Hoth scene.
A must-have for any dedicated Star Wars fan, this model has been designed by legendary LEGO Design Master Henrik Andersen. Discussing the design, Andersen said, “the mega-sized LEGO Star Wars AT-AT set is the one everyone has been waiting for, and it’s been a thrill to bring this highly-anticipated build to life. The AT-AT was an engineering masterpiece and the LEGO set will make an impressive display. But we have also packed in plenty of details that will deliver hours of fun for fans of LEGO and Star Wars alike.”
The set forms part of the Ultimate Collector Series, which also includes the LEGO Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon set, LEGO Star Wars UCS A-wing set, and the recently released LEGO Star Wars UCS Republic Gunship set.
The LEGO Star Wars AT-AT set is available from 26th November via LEGO Stores and www.LEGO.com/star-wars, It’s not cheap however if you are a hardcore fan the price is no problem and the retail price is £749.99.
To celebrate the release of the new LEGO Star Wars™ AT-AT set, selected LEGO stores in EMEA will be hosting exclusive midnight opening events, giving fans the opportunity to be the first to purchase the new set. Selected stores in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, allowing a limited number of fans to make their purchase. Fans will also receive a midnight opening special gift, plus they browse the store and make other purchases.