Don't expect any crystal clear revelations going into this post, because we are still looking at muddy waters. It's just that the currents are starting to help the sediment settle.
We presented our first piece of evidence
last week when Rebelscum discovered some pictures of two new minifigs.
Now we have unofficial - and unconfirmed - information from inside LEGO that an internal confidential catalogue that was distributed to LEGO employees last month had an announcement on this set.
The last time fans had a UCS Y-Wing to build was in 2004, when LEGO released 10134 UCS Y-wing Attack Starfighter
(pictured above) so - given LEGO's current proclivity for re-releasing UCS sets - now is about the right time for it to be revisited.
The chatter amongst members of the various LEGO Star Wars
communities are all pointing to this new UCS set being attached to the number 75181, as outlined in our LEGO 2018 recap
from earlier this month.
Looking back at previous UCS releases there is a clear pattern surrounding the May The 4th Be With You
celebrations, and it is notable that for the last few years the official annoucements have typically been made in the last two weeks of February and the first two weeks of March.
As one LEGO Star Wars
fan posts in Eurobricks:
"I think 75181 will be revealed this month (based on last May UCS reveal dates: 03/08/2014 for Sandcrawler, 02/14/2015 for UCS TIE, 02/16/2016 for Insult on Hoth, 03/26/2017 for Snowspeeder)."
None of this is by any means concrete and are just more pieces to the puzzle, but if there's one thing that LEGO fans enjoy it's putting things together.
If you're hankering for a Y-wing and don't want to play the odds you've currently got the choice two at LEGO.com: 75172 Y-Wing Starfighter
for US$59.99 or 75162 Y-Wing Microfighter