Lego 10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter

Well well well, what a nice surprise. Yesterday at Lego World in Copenhagen, it was announced the Red Five z-wing starfighter. With almost one thousand and six hundred pieces, this great evolution of the 7191 model (released thirteen year ago!!) is planned to be on stores next May with a retail price around the two hundred dollars.

I’m not the biggest fan of Star Wars but this Starfighter space ship is simply awesome! Despite all the great details, the great opening mechanism of the wings is simply great and overshadows everything. With, I imagine, a bunch of technic pieces and opposite strengths techniques, the wings can assume several positions, controlled by a big lever at the back.

Besides it and as you can see in the presentation video, below, there are also some pretty nice details such as the new cockpit with a big windshield and a black control panel, the four red exhausts from the engines, at the back, the long laser deflectors and globally its great aesthetic especially when we thing in the original model.

The set brings a mini-figure, a blue RD-D2 which honestly clashes a bit from the rest in terms of innovation, most of all for being a trivial mini-figure in star wars sets. Mean while have a look at presentation video and the press release:

Press release:

10240 – Red Five X-wing Starfighter™
Ages 16+. 1,558 pieces.
Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!
US $199.99 CA $249.99 DE 199.99€ UK 169.99 £ DK 1699.00 DKK

Build the ultimate LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter!

Collect and create the most highly detailed LEGO® Star Wars™ X-wing Starfighter ever produced… ever. This iconic starfighter is featured in many of the most exciting Star Wars battle scenes, including the decisive battle scene above planet Yavin™. Now you can recreate the moment when Luke Skywalker’s X-wing delivered the proton torpedo that led to the destruction of the Imperial Death Star!!! Help the rebel cause!

With 1,558 pieces, this realistically detailed model features opening wings and cockpit, a special display stand, data sheet label and R2-D2. The ship measures over 10? (26cm) high, 20? (52cm) long and 18? (46cm) wide!

Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning
May 2013 via

• Includes R2-D2 droid atromech
• Features highly authentic detailing, and wings and opening cockpit
• Includes 1558 parts
• Measures over 10 “(26cm) high, 20? (52cm) long and 18 “(46cm) wide
• Includes display stand and data sheet label!

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