I love Star Wars, but I must admit that I don't have many larger Star Wars sets. Besides the MicroFighters, there is a big gap in my collection. Let's see if this set can fill that gap a bit.
The Y-Wing Assault Starfighter/Bomber is a familiar face in the Star Wars universe. It appeared in the original trilogy, Rogue One, The Clone Wars TV series and Rebels TV series. And judging by this set, it will appear again in The Rise Of Skywalker. In the universe, the fighter was introduced during the Clone Wars by the Republic Navy. Later is was used by the Rebel Alliance and the New Republic.
The fighter is also a familiar face within LEGO Star Wars. There are 5 standard sets, 2 Ultimate Collectors Sets, a MicroFighter, a Foil Pack, 2 Star Wars Advent Calender builds and a Key Chain. This is the first in a red color scheme.
Inspire young minds and collectors with this LEGO® Star Wars™ 75249 Resistance Y-Wing Starfighter model. This updated version of the classic fighter-bomber, a.k.a. wishbone, featured in the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker movie, has a new-for-October-2019 color scheme, opening cockpit with space for a minifigure inside, firing spring-loaded shooters and dropping bombs that will inspire kids to create action-packed Star Wars scenes with their friends. With Poe Dameron, Zorii Bliss and First Order Snowtrooper Star Wars characters, plus D-O and astromech droid LEGO figures, this starship playset makes a great addition to any fan’s collection.
The box measures 55 x 260 x 380 mm, and weighs 720 grams. The front shows the model, and on the back are all functions shown.
The pdf can be downloaded here.
The set contains 574 parts and 15 spare parts, in 18 different colors, and 32 different categories, with a total of 177 unique parts/color combinations.
Main colors are:
- Light Bluish Gray: 64 parts, 261 quantity
- White: 45 parts, 117 quantity
- Dark Bluish Gray: 27 parts, 102 quantity
Main categories are:
- Plates: 18 parts, 69 quantity
- Plates Special: 18 parts, 53 quantity
- Tiles Special: 12 parts, 33 quantity
There are 2 new parts: 60768 Minifig Helmet with Black Visor - Star Wars and 63857 Droid D-O.
There is 1 new print:
These parts are new in their color:
And 23444 Lattice 3X6 Module w/Knobs is rare in White:
There are 3 minifigures, droid D-O and an Astromech droid:
Stage 1 and 2 lays the base for the fighter. I noticed some shading in the white bricks, even within the same parts. Hard to get in a photo, but some are a bit yellowed. Reminds me of the 21309-1 Saturn V.
Stage 3 completes the majority of the fighter. There is some nice gribbling giving the model extra texture.
Stage 4 builds the massive engines giving the fighter it's Y-shape. The bars are a bit repetitive and flimsy at start, but once assembled, it captures the look very well.
A nice detail are the 3 added bombs. By turning the gear in the back, the bombs are dropped one by one.
I think I can keep it short: I like it. It's a fun model to build, with a great end result. It's strong enough to be handled by children, who are the core audience for this set. But also when you want it for display, this is a good set. Not perfect, but on this scale and price, they did a great job. The 3 minifigures and 2 droids are an added bonus.
Parts- and build photographs by Tobymac (© 2019 Rebrickable)