The LEGO Star Wars 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder received a lukewarm reception at launch, but seems to be selling well, so here are five reasons why it might be the most underrated UCS set.
While the collective reaction to this year’s May the Fourth set could be broadly considered “another Landspeeder?” (and to be fair, there have been a few) it is currently one of four LEGO Star Wars sets scheduled to remain in production until the end of 2024. Everything else, including 75313 AT-AT and 75331 The Razor Crest, the two much larger Ultimate Collector Series sets, must be removed first.
That means the Landspeeder is selling well, and we can see why, having recently refurbished our copy following its initial overhaul in May. If you can overlook the fact that this is well-trodden ground for the LEGO Group, the 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder might just be the most underrated LEGO Star Wars UCS update. Here are five reasons why…
5 – This is a very nostalgic design
while some LEGO Star Wars UCS sets are nothing more than large panels resting on a hollow tech frame – we’re looking at you, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer – 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder offers much cleaner and more nostalgic. There is not a single technical element in sight, and most of the structure consists of simple stacking of bricks, with the occasional change of direction of the studs for interest.
That doesn’t mean it’s boring. What’s special is how the curved front end is built separately and then joined to the rest of the chassis, and the three motors have the most complex and concise construction you’ll find in a UCS kit (especially with exposed wiring). . It’s basically all your kid builds that have reached the age of 11, and that’s not bad.
4 – The color palette is a breath of fresh air
What do 75192 Millennium Falcon, 75313 AT-AT, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer and 75331 The Crest of the Razor have in common? OK, yes, those are the four most expensive LEGO Star Wars sets to date. But more importantly, they’re just huge chunks of gray. If you’re tired of building in a monochromatic galaxy far, far away, the 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder combination of nougat and dark red is a breath of fresh air.
Like most huge LEGO sets, the internals come in a rainbow of colors to simplify the building process, so you won’t notice much of a difference in the early stages of building. But later — and when you see it among the rest of your gray LEGO Star Wars wall — you’ll really appreciate the difference.
3 – It has a nice new windshield
Like many previous LEGO Star Wars UCS sets, the 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder features a custom-made windshield detail designed specifically for the scale of the model. While some are simply larger versions of the figure-shaped windshield, as in the 75275 Starfighter A-wing, the Landspeeder has a much more accurate shape than any windshield we’ve had on the smaller X-34 models.
It’s also boxed to prevent scratches, and due to its size, it’s a bit pliable, so you’ll have to put it in place. There’s something really satisfying about that.
2 – This C-3PO figurine will cost a fortune
Prices for LEGO Star Wars minifigures have skyrocketed in recent months on the secondary market, almost guaranteeing that the latest C-3PO Luke Skywalker Landspeeder minifigure will one day cost a fortune. This is the ultimate Threepio with the long awaited double cast silver leg, arm print and side leg print.
Plus it’s already risen to an average of £30.60 on Bricklink – a price that’s sure to skyrocket by the time the Landspeeder retires. Check out 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City’s Lando Calrissian, now more than half off the set’s original MSRP. If you don’t want to pay big bucks for the best C-3PO yet, better get it now – or better yet, get it 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder.
1 is just the right size for display
Can’t find room for the 75192 Millennium Falcon, 75252 Imperial Star Destroyer or 75313 AT-AT? USA too. Even the 75309 Republic Gunship falters here thanks to its gigantic wingspan. But that’s why 75341 Luke Skywalker’s Landspeeder is a near-perfect UCS kit, striking with just the right balance of size and detail without overstepping the bounds or being too difficult to display.
This also means that Luke Skywalker’s 75341 Landspeeder is still relatively affordable, even with the recent price increase. You can buy it now on LEGO.com for £209.99 / €239.99 / €239.99, which makes it a much more realistic prospect than dropping over £700 / $800 / €800 on a Falcon or AT-AT, which you definitely won’t have room for…
And that concludes the review of the 75341 Luke Skywalker Landspeeder. It’s the entire Ultimate Collector’s Series you didn’t know you needed – no, needed – but trust us when we say it’s totally worth a second look. And given its current expiration date, we’re clearly not alone in that assessment.
Luke Skywalker’s 75341 Landspeeder is now available. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for some great deals on set over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out for all the latest deals on our special Black Friday page.
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