This week begins the start of May and with it, the start of the summer movie blockbuster season. And that means it’s time for Star Wars fans to celebrate May the 4th! This year is particular special as the Star Wars saga celebrates its 40th anniversary milestone, the theme of last month’s Star Wars Celebration event in Orlando.

Timed with the special occasion, LEGO is launching the Star Wars Snowspeeder “Ultimate Collector’s Series” building set and we’ve got all of new images and official details of the awesome craft featured in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and its included minifigures. Yes, pilot and tail gunner are included, alongside the amazingly detailed and accurately proportioned Snowspeeder itself (including a unique cockpit piece for movie accuracy), moving pieces and all.

LEGO also has offers and promotions being held on May 4th weekend exclusively at their branded retail stores as well:

  1. Running through May 4-7th, customers can get their hands on a free buildable R2-D2 set when they purchase a $50 and over LEGO Star Wars set
  2. Anyone who also comes dressed as their favorite Star Wars character and complete the search & find activity can receive wearable Yoda™ ears
  3. At 5pm customers can participate in a minifigure speed build challenge in which the fastest builders will receive a free minifigure

And for the LEGO Star Wars Snowspeeder building set launching on May 4th, here’s a complete gallery of images and information:

About The 75144 Snowspeeder™

Ages 14+.  1,703 pieces.

US $199.99 – CA $229.99 – DE 199.99€ – UK £169.99 – DK 1799.00 DKK

Build the ultimate LEGO® Snowspeeder!

Collect a true Star Wars classic: the T-47 Snowspeeder. This LEGO® interpretation of the iconic airspeeder that fans will remember from Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back has all the details you’d expect, including opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun, and an opening cockpit with space for the included Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner minifigures. This model also comes with a display stand and fact plaque, so it can take pride of place in any LEGO Star Wars collection.

  • Includes 2 minifigures: a Rebel Snowspeeder Pilot and a Rebel Snowspeeder Gunner.
  • Features intricate, authentic detailing, opening airbrakes, rotating rear gun and an opening cockpit with space for the 2 included minifigures.
  • Attach the Snowspeeder to the stand with fact plaque to display it.
  • Includes 2 blaster pistols.
  • Accessory elements include electrobinoculars, a Snowspeeder Pilot helmet and a Snowspeeder Gunner helmet.
  • Snowspeeder on display stand measures over 8” (21cm) high, 15” (39cm) long and 11” (29cm) wide, and over 4” (11cm) high without stand.

More: All The New Star Wars Toys Revealed at Toy Fair

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