LEGO Star Wars UCS List

LEGO released their first entry into the Star Wars Ultimate Collector Series back in 2000 and found they had created a big hit with collectors and adult fans of LEGO. While those initial sets were not nearly as popular as the current UCS collection, it was enough to create a long running series of models with new releases every year. The popularity of the series has grown ever since and exploded in recent years. It has grown to the point that many Star Wars UCS sets represent the best LEGO investments, with even recent entries showing excellent growth after retirement.

LEGO Star Wars UCS Lifespans

The following chart shows the lifespans for modern Star Wars UCS sets, beginning with the infamous Millenium Falcon from 2007. We have excluded data from prior to this because LEGO set lifespans were considerably different a decade ago and thus that data should not be considered relevant when evaluating future retirements. Note that this chart and the lists below contain large Star Wars sets that may not have been officially designated as UCS sets — such as 10188 Death Star and 10236 Ewok Village — but rather than debate the semantics of the UCS moniker, we have opted to simply include all large, exclusive Star Wars sets from 2007 onwards.

Current LEGO Star Wars UCS Sets

75060 Slave 1

Released: January 2015

 

75159 Death Star

Released: October 2016

75144 Snowspeed

Released: May 2017

75192 Millennium Falcon

Released: Oct 2017

Retired LEGO Star Wars UCS Sets

75095 TIE Fighter

Released: May 2015

75098 Assault on Hoth

Released: May 2016

10236 Ewok Village

Released: September 2013

75059 Sandcrawler

Released: May 2013

10240 Red Five X-wing Starfighter

Released: May 2013

10225 R2-D2

Released: May 2012

10227 B-wing Starfighter

Released: October 2012

10221 Super Star Destroyer

Released: August 2011

10212 Imperial Shuttle

Released: September 2010

10215 Obi-Wan’s Jedi Starfighter

Released: October 2010

10188 Death Star

Released: June 2008

10179 Ultimate Collector’s Millenium Falcon

Released: October 2007

12 Comments

  1. Who wants to bet that the Assault on Hoth lifespan will be shorter than that of the B-Wing…

  2. Ewok village is not a ucs kit. Why do people say these kits are ucs just because they are £200 If it does. It have a ucs label on the box it’s not ucs. The 10 part number association stopped in 2014. Ewok village is such a good set though.

      • This was addressed in the second paragraph:

        “Note that this chart and the lists below contain large Star Wars sets that may not have been officially designated as UCS sets — such as 10188 Death Star and 10236 Ewok Village — but rather than debate the semantics of the UCS moniker, we have opted to simply include all large, exclusive Star Wars sets from 2007 onwards.”

  3. Hopefully someone can confirm, but has the Ewok Village retired? It doesn’t seem to even have a page anymore on Lego.com??

  4. It would be interesting to see average age for retirement ex-10188, I think the DS was rather an exception and is skewing the expectation for retirement age of current sets.

    • I think you will find it doesn’t change too much. It’s a single outlier in the data set, and likely counter-balanced by two other outliers in Obi Wan’s Jedi Starfighter and the UCS B-Wing, which both had shorter than usual lifespans.

  5. Of the four current “UCS” sets, I prefer the Slave and the TIE. I think of the other two as “play sets” and they just don’t look as cool. Of course, the higher price points of Hoth and the DS might make them rarer and better investments. However, given this is the 3rd (?) large DS model, I’m wondering if it will be all that sought after in retirement. What do you guys think?

  6. What about 10143, the Death Star 2? Don’t see it mentioned here and it was a USC set, one of the best in my opinion!

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