Lego has been pumping out awesome Star Wars sets for almost two decades now, and it is getting better and stronger. This week, Lego announced a new version of the Rebel Snowspeeder seen in The Empire Strikes Back, and it is the most exciting one yet. The toy’s designers paid extreme attention to the details on this particular set.
In the video below, they describe how they pointed the vehicle’s lasers at a slight angle to match what was seen in the film, and created a sticker sheet for the vehicle’s paint job and even power couplings. The cockpit has a ton of detailed controls, with guns tucked in next to the seats. They also build an entirely new windscreen part to better mate the on-screen version. Finally, the mini figures that come with the set have special details with some additional printing and specialized helmets.
The Rebel Snowspeeder was one of the inaugural sets when Lego first released its Star Wars line in 1999. But this set is on whole new level of awesomeness.
The 1,703-piece model will hit stores on May 4th and will retail for $199.99 in the US.