Lego has announced its latest supersized Star Wars set, 6,785-piece replica of the iconic AT-AT tank, most famously seen assaulting the Rebel base on Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
Unsurprisingly, the new set is part of the Lego Ultimate Collector Series lineup, which has offered ultra-accurate (and ultra-pricey) recreations of classic Star Wars ships and characters for years, like the recently released Republic Gunship or the adorable R2-D2.
And while Lego has released plenty of AT-AT sets before, none of them are anything close to as cool as the new one, which stands 24.5 inches high and measures 27 inches long, with posable legs and removable sides to show off the interiors.
The troop carrier is also fit to carry a (Lego-sized) Imperial legion, too: while the set only includes nine minifigures — General Veers, a Snowtrooper Commander, four Snowtroopers and two AT-AT Drivers, along with an attacking Luke Skywalker to dangle underneath — the set can fit a whopping 40 figures inside (assuming you’ve got the Stormtroopers to fill it with). The UCS AT-AT also has room for up to four speeder bikes (although sadly, only two are included) and a tripod gun for a complete Imperial attack force.
As part of the attention to detail here, the set also features “posable legs and head, opening hatches, cannons with a realistic recoil action, rotating cannons, bomb-drop hatch, and a hook to attach to Luke Skywalker’s line.” It's a fantastic set and is of course a must for any Star Wars fan but we think for the money, the super scale LEGO Millennium Falcon is probably more iconic and better value for money.
This latest edition to the LEGO Star Wars family is out now and is priced at $1,299RRP.