Holy Mother of the Minichrist! Check out the new Lego B-wing fighter. It's simply the best Ultimate Collector Series set since the still unmatched 24-pound, 5,159-block Millennium Falcon, from 2007. The Danish mothership sent us high resolution images and video. Check them out.
The video is particularly interesting, with the set designer describing how he designed the whole thing starting from the cockpit—which is mostly made from wheels from other sets. One of them is a caterpillar piece from a bulldozer from the 70s! And it rotates and auto-levels itself. Pretty awesome stuff.
The 1,486-piece Lego B-wing star fighter—model number 10227—is $200. That is cheap. Once they are out of production, these sets' price skyrocket to the thousands.
The B-wing also includes a dedicated display stand and fact plaque. It measures 26 inches (66 cm) wide by 15 inches (38 cm) high in flight configuration, and 17 inches (43 cm) high on display stand. This thing is so damn cool.
It will be available for sale online directly through Lego.com at the beginning of October 2012.