Posted by Jeremy on December 4, 2017 at 05:19 PM CST
When you absolutely, positively have to track down the baddest bounties in the galaxy, this ship is for you.

Aside from being modeled on a piece of Van Nuys street hardware and having an iconic shape, and an even more iconic owner, this fantastic Ultimate Collector's Series Slave I is the most detailed and accurately scaled version of this classic The Empire Strikes Back space ship.


You might balk at the thought of spending US$200 on a LEGO set but if you do your sums this is 9.9 cents a piece, and with the current average at 10.4 cents a piece1 you are actually saving a whopping US$9.98. That would cover the cost of a card, wrapping paper and sticky tape!

If that logical reason isn't enough to seal the deal - here's an economic argument: it's going to retire soon. Typically the large UCS sets are in production for 2.24 years2, and having come out in January 2015 this set is just about to see its second Christmas. Only two other UCS sets have made festive hat-tricks and it's doubtful 75060 Slave I will join the club. And when a set like this retires the price on the secondary market goes up. A good example would be 10212 UCS Imperial Shuttle, which had a similar RRP (US$250) and piece count (2010). When it retired mid 2013 it's price began to rise and now it trends at double its RRP3.

So that's two reasons. Need a third? Once you've seen it built you'll realise how well this set displays. It's one of the least swooshable sets but this looks so stupendously cool when it's sat on its stand that you'll never doubt me again - trust me on this.
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