LEGO Star Wars Animation Panel

Angelo Anderson
April 14, 2019

"We can think of no better way to start the next 40 years of Star Wars storytelling than to base it on the love, the passion, the fandom that you all have, and make that the foundation of all the Star Wars stories we tell in the future".

Lego stated that the "Star Wars" line includes more than 700 different sets and 1,000 minifigures. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker dropping just a few hours ago - we now have news that The LEGO Group has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest display of LEGO Star Wars minifigures.

Interestingly the set is not labeled as an Ultimate Collectors Series (UCS) set nor as a Master Builder Series (MBS) playset, though the packaging is similar to both.

75244 Tantive IV recreates the Rebel cruiser's signature details including its iconic shape, elongated hull, detachable escape pods, elevating gun turrets, cargo hold and rear engines... all fitting of a consular ship on a diplomatic mission.

Lego and "Star Wars" have been working together ever since the first prequel "Star Wars" film, "The Phantom Menace", was released in 1999.

Fancy features include the shield dish that doubles as a carrying handle, a detailed cockpit with room for two minifigs, the conference room, and a detachable hull to let you play with the insides.

This set is more modest at 1,768 pieces but is still set to be a building challenge for ages 12 and over. The sets were introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York City that year and remain one of the most popular lines of Lego toys today.

"LEGO Star Wars starship measures over 5" (14cm) high, 24" (62cm) long and 7" (19cm) wide. The model comes with five Lego Star Wars Minifigures including Princess Leia, Captain Antilles and C-3PO.

Available directly from LEGO Stores & starting May 3rd, 2019.

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