This is LEGO‘s newest creation: the Star Wars inspired Red Five X-wing Starfighter.  While I can’t attest to being a die-hard LEGO fan, at least not any longer, it does look damn cool, as well as detailed.

Much like the movie prop, the wings of the Red Five X-Fighter open and close dependent on the flight path and the pilot’s need for maneuverability versus speed, or one would assume.  That said, a knob at the back activates this feature, and thanks to a counter weight design it looks like the wings will open and close with relative ease and not fail after a few attempts.

Size wise the Red Five X-wing Starfighter measures over 10″ (26cm) high, 20″ (52cm) long and 18″ (46cm) wide.  Included in the 1,558 piece set is a special display stand, data sheet label and your very own R2-D2 character (I’m not sure if it’s a mini fig of some sort).

Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait until May, whereupon you’ll be able to purchase the LEGO Red Five X-wing Starfighter for 200 smackers.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."