Star Wars UCS X34 Landspeeder
I’ve always wanted a hovercraft or floating/flying car, who wouldn’t? Since we’ve seen numerous flying crafts in the Star Wars UCS line and a minimal showing of land vehicles, I’ve often thought about what Luke Skywalker’s X34 Landspeeder might look like if it were brand new off the assembly line from the Sorosuub Corporation (via Lego) in UCS scale. This is my “Idea” for a UCS x34 Landspeeder at 2798 pieces including the stand. It measures 22.5 inches in length, 15.5 inches wide and 14.5 inches high with the stand.
I reviewed pictures of Landspeeder toys, images on the web, watched snippets of “A New Hope”, and read over schematics on Star Wars wikis for vehicle statistics. In collaboration from those sources, what you see here is the final build. I went through 6 different revisions in LDD looking for something acceptable and fairly accurate in proportion. The stand is modeled after a combination of the Lego UCS 10175 and 10134 stands. Although different from the orange and brown of the original craft, I decided that Lego Dark Red and Brick Yellow/Tan would be best based on piece availability in specific colors.
This project has been a lot of fun to create and I was completely engrossed in it. I welcome any comments or critiques (don’t be shy) as everyone has a different take in design and how things should look. If you like this “Idea”, I encourage you to support this project and follow my updates to it as time goes on.
NOTE: special thanks to Cavegod (Pete) for inspiration and early critiquing.